Special Announcement

Time Running Out to Help Homeless Vets
First Unitarian continues to support Operation Help a Hero, the city and City Council's effort to find housing for homeless vets. For the remainder of the month of June, our church will serve as a collection point for items needed to set up a basic home. The city is asking us to contribute newly-packaged personal hygiene, home cleaning and general household items. If you can make up a whole kit or contribute one or two items, that would also be terrific. We'll put together a team to make up kits from the contributions, load them into as many cars as we need and take everything to Alderman Leslie Hairston's office at the end of the month. We will collect kits and items every Sunday morning, or you can bring items to the church office during the week between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Please spread the word about this initiative. Contributions from neighbors, other churches or other organizations are also welcome. To see sample items and learn more about Operation Help a Hero click here. Contact Cindy Pardo at or the church office at 773-324-4100, ext.11 with questions.

2015-2016 Pledge Deadline
Please complete your 2015-2016 pledge by June 30th. Our fiscal year is coming to a close, and your 2015-2016 pledge should be paid in full by that date. First U depends on pledge payments to keep the heat on and the music playing. Your recently mailed pledge statement reflects your balance. However, if you are not sure what you owe, contact Joanne Michalski at .

Multiracial Outing
Seagull

At a time to be mutually agreed on, the Racial Justice Task Force will be sponsoring a multiracial unity outing to see Chekhov's The Sea Gull, now playing in Chicago. For more information, call Kennie James, co-chair, at 773-752-4019. All members and friends are welcomes.

Communications Team Feedback Forums
July 17th and 31st, 11:30 a.m.
Chris Moore Parlor
We now have in place a new Communications Committee to innovate how we communicate with our church community and beyond. Join them as they plan and gather your insights. If you are unable to attend, reach out to Mary Clare Bietila with any questions or suggestions at .

Need Caregiver Support?
Are you a caregiver of a loved one? If you are caring for a family member or close friend and would like to connect with other caregivers for support and resources, please contact Rev. Teri at .

Pastoral care at First Unitarian
Our Lay Pastoral Care Team is comprised of Betty Holcomb, Evelyn Johnson, Madeiria Myriekes and Lorie Rosenblum. They provide practical and emotional support to First Unitarian members as needed, and refer pastoral issues to our ministers. You can contact the team by calling the church office at 773-324-4100 x10.

Time Running Out to Help Homeless Vets
First Unitarian continues to support Operation Help a Hero, the city and City Council's effort to find housing for homeless vets. For the remainder of the month of June, our church will serve as a collection point for items needed to set up a basic home. The city is asking us to contribute newly-packaged personal hygiene, home cleaning and general household items. If you can make up a whole kit or contribute one or two items, that would also be terrific. We'll put together a team to make up kits from the contributions, load them into as many cars as we need and take everything to Alderman Leslie Hairston's office at the end of the month. We will collect kits and items every Sunday morning, or you can bring items to the church office during the week between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Please spread the word about this initiative. Contributions from neighbors, other churches or other organizations are also welcome. To see sample items and learn more about Operation Help a Hero click here. Contact Cindy Pardo at or the church office at 773-324-4100, ext.11 with questions.

Looking for ushers!
We are looking for members and friends who would like to welcome Sunday morning worshipers at the door, and support them on Sunday mornings by seating, leading them to facilities, assisting with hearing devices, etc. This is a very important part of how we welcome the newcomer. It's also a great way to get involved in the church—especially for our newer members and friends. If you are interested, please contact Rev. Teri at
 
Ushers and Bell Ringers
Ushers needed to serve one Sunday per quarter (four times per year). Strong bell ringers able to pull and hold 25 lbs. also are needed once every two months. One session of brief but thorough training will be required. Contact Michael Knowles at 773-324-4100, ext. 10 or

Share Your UU World
Finished with that UU World Magazine? Please feel free to bring it to the church and share with new members and friends. Your used copy can be a great doorway to helping keep people abreast of our UU work around the globe.

See "GET INVOLVED" above for additional opportunities.

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Sunday Services 10:00 am

We gather to sing together a few minutes before the service starts. Classes for school-age kids are available, and childcare for children 0-4 is available each week (though of course you're welcome to keep your little one with you!). After the service, you are warmly invited to gather for food, coffee, and conversation.

Upcoming Services

 

First Forums 11:30 am

Most Sundays a program is offered after the service at 11:30 -- everything from updates on church life, to coffee with the ministers or Director of Religious Education, to Social Justice speakers and other presentations.

Coming Events

First Unitarian Church of Chicago
5650 S. Woodlawn Ave. Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: (773) 324 - 4100  Fax: (773) 324 - 1136
email us at 

Sunday Services: 10am, Sunday First Forums: 11:45am
Office Hours: Mon: 10am - 4pm, Tues - Fri: 10am - 6pm, Sat: 9am - 12pm

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