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.

2018 Annual Fund Drive

This year we are combining the Annual Pledge Campaign with our Capital Campaign, which will be conducted over the next few months. Please continue making your current pledge payments – and continue to do so until you are contacted by the Capital Campaign team. The team will meet with you to share information about the … Continued

Give Away the Basket: Seeking Nominations!

We give away our Sunday 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.  All members and friends are invited to nominate potential recipient organizations. At the annual meeting in May, all members vote to select the recipients … Continued

Multiracial Unity Outings for May

Please sign up if you are interested for the following multiracial unity outings: Solo: A Star Wars Story The Seagull For more information, please contact Finley C. Campbell at 773-752-4019 or finleycampbell5222 (at)

When should I call my minister?

Annually, we like to share these ideas with you. For some of you, this may be new! For others, it will be a reminder. Know that we want to be helpful—whenever you face a spiritual crisis, or think you might benefit from a chat or advice, or simply need a listening ear. We believe, as … Continued

Thank you for a wonderful auction! And apologies for the delayed billing

The auction committee would like to thank everyone who volunteered, donated to or attended the annual auction and helped make it a success. Unfortunately, technical difficulties prevented the bills from being printed in a timely fashion. If you haven’t yet paid your bill, you can do so at social hour, or by making arrangements at … Continued

Chicago Children’s Choir, April and May

World Music Festival Saturday, April 14, 3:30 p.m. Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier, 840 E. Grand Ave. The annual World Music Festival explores the rich and diverse musical traditions of various countries through a day-long set of workshops with the Neighborhood and VOC singers. The day culminates in an exciting performance that showcases international … Continued

Sign Up: Multiracial Unity Outings for April

Come to the Social Justice Council table and sign up for our April events, and help decide the days of our next multiracial unity outings. Proposals include an evening at Navy Pier, the movie The Death of Stalin, and two plays: Anna Karenina and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. For more information, please contact Finley … Continued