Special Announcement re: COVID-19 Exposure

IMPORTANT UPDATE After careful consideration, the Board of Trustees Leadership of First Unitarian, Chicago have concluded that due to the current rise in COVID-19 cases, the Christmas Eve Vespers and Communion service as well as this Sunday’s Kwanzaa service will not be held in person, but conducted via Zoom. This action is taken for the safety … Continued

With Deep Gratitude to Our Music Director Jeff Hamrick

From Church President, Margaret Gonwa Sunday, October 24 marked the final service at First Unitarian of our dear friend and Director of Music Jeff Hamrick.  Jeff has served First Unitarian for seven years, first as a keyboardist and then as Director of Music.  His role included working with the ministers and worship team on the … Continued

Rules for being inside during COVID-19

To be inside the church or other First U property, visitors to and members of the First Unitarian Society of Chicago must follow these COVID mitigation protocols: Be fully vaccinated. The sole exception is for children too young to be vaccinated yet. Wear a mask. The mask must properly cover your nose and mouth. Socially distance. Stay six … Continued

Gathering Safely at First Unitarian

First Unitarian met the challenge of presenting services during the pandemic with services on YouTube that kept us connected while we sheltered in place at home. Covid protocols that we have developed by following the current advice of the UUA and CDC will continue to keep us safe as we gather in person at First … Continued

Returning to In-Person Services

We will return to in-person services in our sanctuary on Sunday, September 12 for the In-Gathering Water Communion service! This will be a hybrid service which means you can attend in person at 10:00 a.m. or Zoom in from home at 10:00 a.m as well. First Unitarian met the challenge of presenting services during the pandemic with services … Continued

Interim Minister Rev. Don Cameron

The First Unitarian Society of Chicago is pleased to welcome Reverend Donald J. Cameron as our Interim Minister. Rev. Don is relocating to Chicago from Georgia and will join us starting August 1, 2021. He is excited to become a part of First U, to operate in a large, urban environment with a diverse and … Continued

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