Pledge Drive is Over...BUT
We have a $20,000 gap between what's in hand and our aspirations. So if you have not yet pledged or wish to increase your pledge, we will gratefully receive it. Please call 773-324-4100, ext.10 or email our office at 1stuchicago@gmail.com.

First UU Crone's Group
Every second Sunday,
May 8th, 11:30 a.m., Youth Room
This group is suitable for women over 50 dealing with issues of grandparenting, retirement, loss etc. New members are now being added. Requires a commitment and regular attendance. For more information, please contact Eileen Meyer, 773-348-6256

Lost & Found
Lost materials will be on display in the hall in front of the office beginning April 20th after 1 p.m. Valuables such as jewelry, eyeglasses and others will be available in the office. After May 4th, any remaining items will be donated to shelters and thrift shops. For information, call 773-324-4100, ext 11.

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 office@firstuchicago.org


2016 Low Carbon Challenge
This year, the Green Sanctuary Committee launched our 2016 Low Carbon Challenge. Thus far, 15 First U members have committed to support our seventh principle. As a UUA "Accredited Green Sanctuary," we can do so much better. This Earth Day weekend, let's all help First U take the lead and one more step toward reducing our carbon footprint. Collectively, we can make an impact, and your commitment is easy to make. Simply click here.

Annual Meeting of the First Unitarian Society
Date: Sunday May 22nd, 11:30 a.m., in the Sanctuary
Please join members for this important annual church business meeting.

Annual Meeting Announcements:

Board and Committee Nominees -- It is our pleasure to share with you the biographies of eight individuals selected by the Nominating Committee to serve as either members of the Board of Trustees or Committee Chairs. These nominations are for appointments in our next fiscal year, beginning July 1, 2016, and will be voted on at the Annual Meeting. To view the slate of nominees and the positions they are seeking, please click here.
You can also visit the office or email office@firstuchicago.org to secure the list.

Give Away the Basket Nominees -- At our Annual Meeting, we'll vote as a congregation which organizations we will give our Sunday service plate collection. Your input is needed! Do you have an organization you work with that you would like to nominate? Fill out the nomination form, and drop it off in the office by Sunday, May 8th!

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 office@firstuchicago.org

 

See "GET INVOLVED" above for additional opportunities.

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

About Our Sunday Services

Note: All RE classes will begin at 10 a.m. this Sunday, May 1st, due to our special Social Justice Sunday project.

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.

First Forum May 1st: Inside Syria
11:30 a.m. Chris Moore Parlor
Join the Global Studies Group (GSG) in a discussion of the book "Inside Syria: The Backstory of Their Civil War and What the World Can Expect" by Reese Erlich.  All are welcome, including those who haven't read the book.  For more information, please call Ellen LaRue at 773-375-1661.

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 office@firstuchicago.org

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

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