Racial Justice Task Force Presents

The Racial Justice Task Force introduces a new video movies series, dealing with movies focused on the theme of the contradictions of interracial love. Our first showing, using the Cinego Video Projection System, is Loving. Time, day, and date will be worked out with the participants. If interested, come and sign up at the SJC table … Continued

At the Art Institute: “Prayer”

Visit the new exhibit, Prayer, by artist James Webb – through December 31. About the exhibit:Prayer is an ongoing project, remade around the world since its first presentation in [artist James Webb’s] home city of Cape Town in 2000. The Chicago version is the 10th and largest to date, as well as the first in North America. … Continued

Multiracial Unity at the Movies

The Racial Justice Task Force continues with our multiracial unity outings dealing with movies focused on the theme of the “anguish of white privilege.” Our first movie of the year is The Wife, playing at the Landmark Cinema. Time, day, and date will be worked out with the participants. If interested, come and sign up at … Continued

Multiracial Unity Outings

The Racial Justice Task Force invites members and friends of the First Unitarian Church of Chicago and the Chicago community to sign up for the following multiracial unity outings: The movie BlacKkKlansman now playing at the Harper Theater and Studio Movie Grill Chatham. Date and time to be worked out. The Chicago Sinfonietta’s kick off … Continued

Report on Gettysburg Project

On August 3 -5, 2018, three members of the Executive Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Multiracial Unity Action Caucus traveled to the Gettysburg Pennsylvania National Military Cemetery. They presented a program culminating in laying a wreath at the 20th Maine monument. Four other guests participated, along with several tourists. They were commemorating the courage of the 20th Maine … Continued

The Crones – First U’s Older Women’s Group

The Crones are a group of women aged 60 or older who meet once each month. The group is supportive, educational, and confidential in terms of information shared. The participants are dealing with issues of later life … empty nests, relationships with adult children and grandchildren, health issues with emphasis on resilience, and adapting to … Continued

New Adult Ed Project?

Anyone interested in forming a new program for the Adult Education Committee called “Telling Your Story”? It would treat the various ways old and new members of First U Church found their way to our religious community. Come to the Social Justice Council table and sign up. We need at least three to five to … Continued

Summer Multiracial Unity Outings

Summer is now here in full flower and there are many exciting events going on from Grant Park concerts to Navy Pier festivals to movie and theatrical events. And how about the Hyde Park Jazz Festival? Come to the Social Justice Council table and sign up to be on a list for notifications of these … Continued

Give Away the Basket, 2018-2019

At First U, we give away our offering twice a month to agencies in the community who are working for the greater good. We select four recipient organizations who receive roughly six offerings each.  Members nominate eligible organizations, and the congregation votes to select four recipients at our Annual Meeting in May. This year, we received … Continued

Summer Nursery Hours in Effect

The nursery hours are reduced for summer programming to 9:30-11:30 am, starting on June 17 running through Labor Day Sunday. On September 10, 9 am -1 pm care will resume.