First Unitarian Church of Chicago


Our congregation provides many opportunities for friendship and community fellowship, intellectual stimulation, spiritual growth, involvement in social justice and other important issues, and pastoral support and mutual support of one another.  Ours is a diverse community of life-long learning and growing. We have no creed, but are joined together in the spirit of love and the light of our mission and vision, and Unitarian Universalist principles , which you will find elsewhere on this web site

We are a congregation for children, youth and adults of all ages.  We are intentionally inclusive, embracing and appreciating people of every age, race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, ability, and economic circumstance. We welcome people from all religious backgrounds and beliefs and we support you in your seeking and growing.

Sunday Services in September

Sunday Service - September 7
"Water Communion"
Rev. Dave and Rev. Teri

We'll start our church year with our cherished annual water communion. Please bring water from a place near to your heart—whether it be from far away or as close as the kitchen sink. We will merge our waters and celebrate the coming together of our community once more.

The Adult Choir, along with Jovani Robinson's Spear-it drummers return for our September 7 opening Sunday's Water Communion Service, along with dancers from the Hyde Park School of Dance.

September 14
"The Biology of Risk"
Rev. Teri

September 21
Rev. Dave

On September 21, our WISE Women (Women Inspired by Song Ensemble) will sing beautiful chants for the service.

September 28
"Fail to Succeed"
Rev. Teri


Worship begins at 10:00 am Sundays
Religious Education: 10:15-11:30 am Sundays
Forums: 11:30 am Sundays
Child care available

5650 S. Woodlawn Ave. Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 324-4100

David and Teri Schwartz, Senior Co-Ministers
Atena Danner, Acting Director of Religious Education
Rev. Dr. William David Arksey, Minister at Large