The DuSable Museum has an exhibit of African-American made quilts collected by Cuesta Benberry, a wonderful quilt historian. Cindy Pardo, our resident quilt guru, would love to take a group to the exhibit, which runs through February. Cindy will add what she knows about quilts to the experience. Please contact Cindy at 773-905-9259 or … Continued

Pledge Statements and Tax Letters

Pledge Statements and Tax Letters for 2016 are in the mail. Please review these documents and email me at if they do not agree with your records. 2016/2017 pledges should be paid in full by June 30th. If you would like to pay electronically, please visit First U’s website ( and click on the … Continued

Black Lives Matter: Yard Signs Available!

In December, the Black Lives Matter Task Force organized an effort to obtain yard signs to show support. The signs can be placed in windows or staked in a yard. We purchased in bulk at a reduced cost of $10 per sign. If you would like to purchase a sign, stop by Social Hour this … Continued

First U Survey Update

At it’s December meeting, the Board of Trustees received its first summary of highlights from the 2016 Congregational Survey. Quantitative portions of the survey have been tabulated by Lisa Christensen Gee and her husband, Matt. Board member, Dennis Koehn, shared an initial summary of highlights from the survey analysis. He pointed out that of the … Continued

First U Church Directories Available

Hard and electronic copies of the church directory are available on requests to members. To obtain a copy, contact Michael Knowles at or 773-324-4100, ext. 10.

Welcome Fall 2016 New Members

We are delighted to welcome this wonderful cohort of new members. The link on each photo gives the very briefest of introductions to each of our 17 new members. May it serve as the starting point for relationships over the years ahead! We are here to do the mundane and holy work of making a … Continued