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 - August 3

"Certain Uncertainty"
Youth from the Summer Seminary program

The theme "Certain Uncertainty" explores the calling to liberal religious leadership amid the turmoil of our communities and our world. The Summer Seminary 2014 program is a partnership between First Unitarian Church of Chicago, the MidAmerica Region, Meadville Lombard Theological School, and the Unitarian Universalist Association. High-school aged youth have come from around the country to explore the possibility of becoming a Unitarian Universalist minister, religious educator, or other religious professional in this five-day immersive program.

August 3 - Soup Lunch

First Sunday Soup resumes on Sunday, August 3 following the service. Please bring and share soup, salad, bread, sweets and drinks. We hope you'll join us again for food, fun and fellowship. Contact Cindy Pardo at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for details and to serve or host a Sunday soup lunch.

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