First U Cares

First U Cares is a new initiative from Rev. Teri to expand the caring presence of church members for one another. Traditionally, this is known as pastoral care ministries. As always, if you find yourself in a challenging life situation, Rev. Teri and Rev. David are available to provide confidential pastoral care. Additionally, we have … Continued

Job Opening: Part-time Membership Coordinator

The First Unitarian Church of Chicago is seeking a Membership Coordinator to partner with our ministers and lay leaders to welcome visitors, grow membership and volunteers, and engagement. This new team member will work ten hours per week (including four hours each Sunday onsite) under the supervision of the Senior Co-Ministers. Compensation is $15/hour. The … Continued

Immigrant Welcoming

Last May, we as a congregation voted to become an immigrant welcoming congregation. There is no better time to get organized than now, when ICE has threatened to deport 8,000 this fall alone. Please contact Andrea at afreerksen (at) to join a Google Group listserv which will be sent out weekly with information about … Continued

Return your Keys!

Over the years, many of you and your loved ones have served as trustees, committee chairs, office volunteers and other group leaders. In that time, you may have been issued a key or a set of keys for entrance into the building, church offices or other needed locations. In an effort to account for all keys, … Continued

Soul Matters Circle: An Invitation to a Journey Together

The Soul Matters Circle is a monthly, yearlong circle of people who meet to authentically connect with each other in reflection on monthly themes. When a great pressure of this era is isolation—when we move too fast through too much work with too little time and too few people to connect with—the Soul Matters Circle … Continued

Books for Pilsen Community Books

The Grades 3-5 class is collecting for Pilsen Community Books, which gives books directly to nearby schools that need them and sells non-kid books to support literacy programs. All adult and children’s books accepted aside from encyclopedias, magazine, pre-collegiate textbooks, library discards, or cigarette smoke books. YES to all the rest! Please bring your donatable … Continued

Global Climate Change: This Changes Everything

The Nature of Racism class will present a special session on Global Climate Change featuring the movie This Changes Everything. Please sign up at the Social Justice table. We will use this film showing to introduce the connection between neo-racism and the global future at a future event. We need at least two or more people to … Continued

Unique Unitarian Fundraiser

Third Unitarian Church and Unity Temple are interested in partnering with First Unitarian in a unique fund-raising event called The BeerOff. They discovered that each of their congregations had a person who brews beer at home. Once a year, the community garden at Third Unitarian Church becomes a beer garden and each congregation sells seats to the event at their annual fund … Continued

Multiracial Unity Outings: Let’s go to the Theater!

Another set of multiracial unity outings is underway, and the Racial Justice Task Force would like help in developing Chicago theater activities. As an example, join the RJTF in seeing the musical Five Guys Named Moe, a tribute to the music of Louis Jordan now playing at the Court Theater. (Read rave reviews from the Sun-Times, the … Continued

Adult Education: Brochures Available, Call for New Activities

Brochures of adult education activities from September 2017 to January 2018 are available at the Social Justice Council table in Hull Chapel. Anyone interested in providing an adult education activity for church members and friends should contact the Adult Education Committee. This activity should be free of charge (although participants can be assessed a fee for any required … Continued