2022 Annual Meeting

Thank you to all our First U members who were present in person and on zoom on Sunday, June 12, to conduct some of the most essential business of the congregation. Stay tuned—more information will be forthcoming on the work of these groups listed here and ways you can participate.

FY 23 Board of Trustees and Officers 
See profiles in the Annual Report
Amos Biggers, President
Cheryl Wegner, Vice President
Ezrina Bradley
Tim Arehart
Richard Pardo
John Martin-Eatinger (new)
Linn Orear (new)
Sophia Watson, Alternate (new)

Additionally, Linn Orear will continue as Treasurer, and Barbara Jean Walsh has been appointed by the board as Secretary. 

Sandra Rigsbee—Social Justice Council Chair
Daughon Langner-Fitzhugh—Religious Education Council Chair

Nominating Committee
Margie Gonwa (new)
Evelyn Johnson (new)
Lisa Martin-Eatinger 

Search Committee (search for new, permanent minister)
See profiles in the Annual Report
Daughon Langner-Fitzhugh
Evelyn Johnson
Margie Gonwa
Virginia Page
Ross Blythe
Leslie White
Natasha Walker

Delegates to General Assembly 2022
Sophia Watson
Linn Orear
Marie Cobbs
Evelyn Johnson, Alternate

Give Away the Basket  
See more information here
These 4 social service agencies will receive twice-monthly Sunday donations. More information on the organizations will be forthcoming.
Community Health
Teamwork Englewood
Hyde Park Refugee Project
Sankofa Chicago

FY 23 Budget and Growth Initiatives
Music program—expand the choir, hire section leaders, youth performance & instructional space

RE program—expand programs such as OWL (Our Whole Lives), RE Assistant

Membership—expand outreach with Membership Director e congregation approved the FY 23 budget including expenses related to 3 proposed initiatives to expand First U’s membership:

Report to the 187th Annual Meeting of the First Unitarian Society of Chicago on Sunday, June 12, 2022.