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Upcoming Events

Nov 1
Paint Branch Unitarian Universalist Church, 3215 Powder Mill Rd, Adelphi, MD, United States

Nov 1
UU Church of Silver Spring - 10309 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20903

Nov 1
River Road UU Congregation - 6301 River Road, Bethesda, MD 20817

Nov 1
Unitarian Society of Germantown, 6511 Lincoln Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19119, United States

Nov 4
Chesapeake at Charter Hall - 499 Charter Hall Road, Perryville, MD 21903
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Welcome to the Joseph Priestley District

...serving 71 congregations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Northern Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

"It is the mission of the Joseph Priestley District to develop and strengthen a community of healthy congregations and affiliates, striving for diversity of theology and culture, deepening our sense of mutual accountability to each other and the movement."

Address: 100 W. 10th Street, Suite 1008, Wilmington, DE 19801

Phone: 302-778-4564, Toll Free: 800-351-6637

District News & Notes

Introduction to Primary Contacts within the Joseph Priestley District

Dearest Unitarian Universalists of the Joseph Priestley District,

It would be impossible for me to describe how honored and excited I am to be serving the 71 congregations of our District as your new District Executive, and as a member of the Congregational Life Staff of the Central East Regional Group (CERG) of the Unitarian Universalist Association. I am also grateful to my predecessor, the Rev. Dr. Richard Speck, for the gracious welcome and helping hand through the time of...

Fired Up Stewardship for Congregations

Join us for a workshop about nurturing generosity.

Fired Up Stewardship for Congregations
November 1, 2014 - 9:30 am-3:30 pm
Paint Branch UU Church, 3215 Powder Mill Road, Adelphi, MD  20783

This interactive workshop will address—

  •      Comprehensive member-centered Stewardship
  •      Ways to talk about money...

Youth & Advisor Chaplain Training

Joseph Priestley District's Youth Steering Committee Presents:
Youth & Advisor Chaplain Training
November 1, 2014
River Road UU Congregation, 6301 River Road, Bethesda, MD 20817

•    Do you know someone who would be a good chaplain?
•    Every youth group should have at least one youth and adult chaplain

Chaplain training is a small...

Missionalism & Unitarian Universalism - Study Group for Religious Educators

Missionalism & Unitarian Universalism
Study Group for Religious Educators

November 4-5, 2014
Chesapeake at Charter Hall
, 499 Charter Hall Road, Perryville, MD  21903

Often we think of church as a noun, a place to go on Sundays or in times of seeking.  What if we considered church as a verb, a way of being in the world through our engagement with each other?...

JPD Racial Justice Conference

JPD Racial Justice Conference
November 7-8, 2014
UU Congregation of Sterling, VA

We are happy to invite you to participate in the Joseph Priestley District 10th Annual Racial Justice Conference. This year will be an exciting experience of the arts, inspired by the Jazz Poetry Slams that have taken root at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Sterling, in Virginia.

The arts...

JPD Presidents' Roundtable

JPD Presidents' Roundtable
November 22, 2014
UU Congregation of Columbia, MD

This event is open to all Congregational Presidents in the Joseph Priestley District.  Sponsored by Joseph Priestley District, Central East Regional Group and UU Congregation of Columbia.

  •     Meet Rev. David Pyle, District Executive, Joseph Priestley District
  •   ...

January In Care Seminarian Retreat

January In Care Seminarian Retreat
January 4-5, 2015
Zigler Retreat Center, 50 Main Street, New Windsor, MD  21776

Join us for a winter break.

Start 2015 off right with this 24 hour retreat brought to you by the Joseph Priestley District In Care Program.  Facilitated by area ministers, you'll be able to connect with other students (and those considering and preparing for ministry),...