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

Sept. 19 - September Babies Bash

September 19 – September Babies Birthday

The Racial Justice Task Force of the Social Justice Council of the First Unitarian Church of Chicago cordially invites the members and friends of First Unitarian and their friends and relatives to attend our SEPTEMBER BABIES' BIRTHDAY BASH FUNDRAISER. This will take place Friday, September 19, 2014 from 7 – 10 pm in Chris Moore parlor and adjoining rooms, here at First U, 5650 S. Woodlawn. Especially if you are a September baby, come celebrate with us and have some fun while we raise some funds. Suggested donation, $5 per person or $10 for a self-defined family. We will have dancing, socializing, and sharing our birthday stories. Ice cream (dietary) and cake will be served. Donation tickets will be available at the Social Justice Council table on Sunday. For more information, write This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 773-752-4019. Come one, come all - not just the September Babies!"


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