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 - December 21

Rev. Teri Schwartz

This is the shortest day and longest night of the year, the dark pole of the year, and a time to retell old stories of light out of darkness.

Christmas Eve Vespers

Wednesday, December 24 at 6 p.m. Join us for our annual candlelight service. The service features a performance of our choir, soloist, and instrumental guests that you won't want to miss! Our very own cellist extraordinaire, 12 year-old Ifetayo Ali-Landing, will accompany the choir.


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