Minister Search

Beyond Categorical Thinking Workshop – September 30 & October 1

Please join us to learn, explore your ideas and express your opinions on race, gender, sexuality, class and other areas where we might harbor opinions and biases as we consider candidates for our new Minister. This workshop consists of two sessions, each 1.5 hours.  Date & Time: Friday, September 30 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, October … Continued

Minister Search: Timeline

First U Posts Upcoming Position[1] July 2022 | Complete                 Search Committee Retreat[2]August 2022 | Complete Congregational Survey[3]September 12 – October 2, 2022 Beyond Categorical Thinking Workshop[4]            This workshop has two parts. The first is on Friday, September 30 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. and then on Saturday, October 1 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Find out … Continued

Minister Search: Congregational Survey

Click here for Online Survey Click here for Downloadable PDF Thank you for taking the time to tell us about yourself and your experience of our congregation!
 Surveys can help break down assumptions and help reveal what is. This survey will help you, your congregational leadership, and your future minister understand your congregation better. Answers … Continued

Search Committee Update

At the Annual Meeting last June, you selected your Search Committee to conduct the work of searching for a new, permanent Minister for First Unitarian—Ross Blythe, Leslie Davis, Margie Gonwa (chair), Evelyn Johnson, Daughon Langner, Virginia Pace, and Natasha Walker. Among them, this group possesses the skills, knowledge, and experience to conduct the many tasks … Continued

Minister Search Committee

Members of the Minister Search Committee were elected at the June 2022 Congregational Meeting. Committee. The Search Committee is following the UU Settlement Handbook and policies to help identify the next full time minister for First U. Margaret Gonwa, Committee Chair I became a member of First Unitarian Church of Chicago about 25 years ago when … Continued