Hyde Park Summer Camp Option

There is a new summer camp available here in Hyde Park, offered by the Chicago Free School. It’s based out of the classrooms at KAM Isaiah Israel, at Greenwood and Hyde Park Blvd. Please see the attached a flyer. The camp is open to campers pre-K to 8th grade. (All campers must be able to use the … Continued

Message from the 2016-2017 Nominating Committee

Report of the 2016-17 Nominating Committee The Nominating Committee submits this slate of candidates for terms beginning July 1, 2017. Election will take place at the Annual Meeting of the congregation on Sunday, May 21, 2017, when nominations may also be offered from the floor.

Auction 2017!

Dear Members and Friends, Sunday, April 30, is your last chance to buy tickets for the First Unitarian 2017 Auction at the discounted rate of $10 ($15 at the door)! The auction will be held Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 5:30 to about 8:30. A light dinner will be served and FREE childcare, including a pizza dinner … Continued

2017-18 Give Away the Basket Nominations

Each fiscal year, we give away our Sunday offering twice a month to agencies in the community that are working for the greater good. We select four recipient organizations that receive roughly six offerings each. Members and friends are invited to nominate potential recipient organizations. On May 7 during social hour, we will invite members and … Continued

Leadership Training

Anyone interested in taking part in a two-hour workshop called Leadership Training 101, contact 773-752-4019. A proposal for such a workshop is being developed for submission to the Adult Education Committee. The purpose is to involve new or developing members in becoming chairs of existing or future Program Council committees. Come by the Social Justice … Continued

Multiracial Unity Award

The Racial Justice Task Force is soliciting nominations for its annual Multiracial Unity Award. This may be a person, organization or event, provided that it reflects the principles of multiracial unity. The award will be given during the Congregational Meeting on May 21. For nomination forms, contact

Passing of Rev. Viola Moore

It is with deep sorrow the we announce that Rev. Viola Moore passed peacefully late Wednesday, April 5, in Ann Arbor, Michigan at the age of 98. She had been active in her interests in life, politics and music right until the end. She first joined First Unitarian in 1956 and sent her children through … Continued

Denominational Affairs

The Denominational Affairs Task Force of the Social Justice Council will be discussing at our next meeting procedures for accepting nominees of folks interested in being official church delegates to the Mid America Regional Assembly and the Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly (UUAGA). The Regional Assembly will be meeting Friday through Sunday, April 28–31, in … Continued

Message from the Chicago Abortion Fund

For the second quarter of this fiscal year, our congregation raised $1,935 for the Chicago Abortion Fund. Their Executive Director, Brittany Mostiller, writes, “On behalf of the staff of the Chicago Abortion Fund (CAF), thank you for your donation…contributions like yours help women like Jessica. Jessica is a homeless, 22-year-old, mother of two children who … Continued

182nd Annual Meeting of First Unitarian

The 182nd Annual Meeting of First Unitarian of Chicago will take place in the Sanctuary at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 21, 2017. All are encouraged to attend. Leaders of all groups in the congregation should plan to submit a written report to Mike Knowles no later than Friday, May 5. The formal call to … Continued