Racial Justice Task Force Update
The Racial Justice Task Force of the Social Justice Council of the First Unitarian Church of Chicago will be rescheduling its showing of the movie Prometheus to an appropriate date in September 2016.
2016 First Unitarian Congregational Survey
The First U Board of Trustees invites you to share your insights on a variety of issues and areas affecting the church's mission, buildings, operation and outreach. Click here for a link to the survey. Hard copies are available for members and friends on the welcome table and in the church office and should be returned to Joan Pederson's box in the office.
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.
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 .
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.
Guest Organist - August 28th
Chelsie Coren will be the guest organist at the Sunday Service on August 28th. This will be the third time that Chelsie has played the organ at First Unitarian. Our guest musician is a fourth-year anthropology major at the University of Chicago and a Rockefeller Chapel Organ Scholar. She started playing piano and clarinet at an early age and learned pipe organ the summer before entering the college. In the future, she plans to continue playing pipe organ in worship and concert settings as she pursues a graduate degree in anthropology.
(Photo by Robert Kozloff)
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.
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.
Congratulations to Our Own Rev. Teri!
Many important and exciting things happened at the 2016 UUA General Assembly, but perhaps one of the most important events was that First U's very own Reverend Teresa Schwartz received her Final Fellowship. Congratulations Rev. Teri, and thank you for your leadership and guidance.