Mission

We are a community that invites you to awaken to love.

The Unitarian Universalist Society of Mill Creek (UUSMC) is a liberal church home for the Pike Creek, Hockessin, and Kennett Square areas as well as the larger northern Delaware and southeastern Pennsylvania region. UUSMC is one of eight Unitarian Universalist congregations on the Delmarva Peninsula.

A Welcoming Home for the Spirit

  • We are people of many beliefs and backgrounds: people with a religious background, people with none, people who believe in a God, people who don’t, and people who let the mystery be.
  • We promote reason and tolerance and embrace a free and responsible search for truth and meaning. As members of a non-creedal religious tradition, we are encouraged to discern our own beliefs about different spiritual topics. We affirm the Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism.
  • We welcome people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
  • We offer opportunities for active involvement in our growth and development, and welcome all to participate in our worship services and religious exploration programs.
  • We offer many social events for adults and families including concerts and parties, second Sunday potluck dinners, and discussion groups. All are invited to participate in the congregational town meetings and social justice programs that form the foundation of our religious community.
  • Our building and programs are open and accessible to all.

Church History

The Unitarian Universalist Society of Mill Creek traces its roots to the First Unitarian Society of Wilmington. As membership swelled after World War II, fellowships were spun off in Newark, Delaware, and West Chester, Pennsylvania. In 1988 a proposal of a third congregation to serve the Hockessin/Pike Creek area marked the birth of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Mill Creek.

When UUSMC was chartered in February 1989, Sunday services were led by guest ministers and lay members. The Sunday Services Committee developed then still functions actively to coordinate the various aspects of services and to plan special lay-led and holiday services.

UUSMC met in a series of rented spaces from the music room at Tatnall School to the Chinese American Community Center before building a permanent home on Polly Drummond Hill Road.

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