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 Service - July 27

Sunday Service – July 27

Yes, I believe....

The First Unitarian Humanist Group

Our Humanist group has been meeting together for about five years, and was formed as part of the larger Spiritual Pluralism Project. The group has worked to guide our atheistic understanding (defined by rejecting some beliefs), to a Humanism that encourages a positive and responsible approach to forming new beliefs, without supernatural referents. This service was designed by the whole group, and highlights the non-theistic Humanist approaches of several group members.

July 28 - Town Hall Forum

Town Hall Forum
Meeting Human Needs
Monday July 28; 6 p.m. in the Sanctuary

State legislators have been invited to hear our concerns about critical issues including: saving and improving health and human services, respecting front-line public and community service providers, and providing better, more "human" human services. We want accountable, accessible and responsive public services instead of privatization, office closures, and impersonal "assembly-line" services. We want state legislators to know that we strongly support increasing state funding to adequately meet human needs in every community. The Town Hall Forum is co-sponsored by the Social Justice Council.

Videos of UUA General Assembly

To access videos of the UUA General Assembly, click HERE


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