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 - November 2

"All Souls Remembrance"
Rev. David and Teri

In this annual service, we will honor those among us who have died in the past year, and reflect upon our memories of lost loved ones—and how their memory might shape our living. Please bring a photo or memento to place on our altar as we commemorate our loved ones who have died.

Music: On this day, along with our regular keyboardist, Jeff Hamrick, we will have returning classical and jazz musicians John Hurtubise on upright bass, and his wife Jennie Bohlman on flute. For the first time, John and Jennie's son Miles Bohlman, student at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, will join them on piano. Lynnette Li will also share her beautiful voice with us as she joins Jeff, John, and Jennie as lead vocalist.

First Forum - November 2

"Coffee with the DRE"
Laura Hollinger-Antonelli

Following the service, please bring your soup lunch to the Chris Moore Parlor for a special First Forum. Join our DRE Laura Hollinger-Antonelli for a conversation about your hopes for the Religious Education program for our children and youth. Laura joined us this summer and would love to hear your feedback and ideas about all things RE, including Time for All Ages, curriculum and classes, and special events.

November 2 - Soup Lunch

Our next First Sunday Soup Lunch will be in Hull Chapel on November 2. We hope you can join fellow members and friends for some homemade soup with all the extras (salad, bread, drinks and dessert) and some conversation. We encourage everyone to sit with someone they don't know very well and get to know them a little better.

Of course, without your tasty food contributions, it won't be nearly as much fun! We need soup makers and salad fixers, plus people to bring bread, drinks and desserts. Please bring your contributions to Hull Chapel before the service to help us set up. Don't forget to bring your soup already warmed up and ready to serve from your crock pot.

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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
david.schwartz@firstuchicago. teresa.schwartz@firstuchicago

Laura Hollinger Antonelli, Director of Religious Education
Rev. Dr. William David Arksey, Minister at Large