The Adult Religious Educational Committee recently voted unanimously to do a study about the feasibility of establishing a FirstU Women’s Group. We will be doing an short initial interest survey at the Social Justice Council, plus have a sign-up sheet for volunteers to help with the feasibility study. For more information, please contact Bobbi Lammers-Campbell … Continued

Shared Pulpit Preaching Class

From Rev. David: As you may have read in December’s newsletter, “The Shared Pulpit” is a seven-session workshop to help lay people gain experience writing and preaching a full-length sermon for their congregation. Participants learn about theory and theology of preaching, practice writing and speaking with authenticity, and gradually build toward composing quality 20-minute sermons. … Continued

Best Wishes for Membership Coordinator Myles Brady Davis

With regret, we share the news that our membership coordinator Myles Brady Davis has resigned to focus his time and work on advocacy for the trans community. At this moment, when the trans people are under renewed attack, he feels a call to take on greater leadership, and we wish him the best. To everyone who so … Continued

Singing Feels Good! – Try These Limited Commitments!

Two opportunities are upcoming, for those of us who love the feeling of raising our voices in community. These require just short commitments! You will be so glad you did! On Sunday, November 4, meet an hour before church to prepare an anthem to be sung during the service. And mark your calendars for just … Continued

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