Unitarian Universalists launch capital campaign

Purchasing property on Route 9, two miles west of Lewes
November 3, 2013
Lee Summerville, left, and Gary Colangelo are UUSD Capital Campaign chairs. SOURCE SUBMITTED

The Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware officially initiated its capital campaign for a new home with a dinner event Oct. 26 at the Virden Retreat and Conference Center.

UUSD, which was established in Lewes in 1999, is expanding and purchasing a property on Route 9, two miles west of Lewes. Campaign co-chairs Gary Colangelo and Lee Summerville said, "Our community is ready to establish our legacy and fulfill our vision.”

UUSD is an inclusive religion not based on dogma but on a set of principles valuing meaning, connection, and acceptance. The Rev. D. Michael Smith said, “We offer residents of the area a diverse, loving spiritual community that celebrates the worth and dignity of all persons and supports social and environmental justice. We provide a home for everyone of all traditions to come together, and our expansion will make it possible for us to offer more to the community.”

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