Monthly Reports

Program Council Meeting – January 2017

Greetings.  The First U Program Council met on Wednesday January 11, 2017.  Finley Campbell and Kay Poyner Brown were present.   Report of the Adult Education Committee – In addition to the meeting report from December, the committee brought forward a draft “Program Development Form” to be used by those wanting to add an event … Continued

Adult Education Committee – January 2017

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Present: Phiefer Browne, Allan Lindrup, Finley Campbell, and Cheryl Wegner The meeting was facilitated by Phiefer Browne, Acting Chairperson; Allan Lindrup was the recorder. The meeting started with a chalice lighting and opening words. Minutes of the last AEC meeting, Tuesday, December 12, were distributed. These minutes stated a new AE activity should … Continued

Social Justice Council – December 2016

First Unitarian Church – Social Justice Council Minutes of Meeting held on Dec. 14, 2016 Attendance:  Anita Orlikoff, Allan Lindrup, Andrea Freerksen, Kennie James, Irene Vitullo, Evan Freund, Ellen LaRue, Marie Cobbs, Bobbi Campbell, Chris Tellez, Ashley Brazil, and Emily Salemi We began at 6:10 p.m. with a chalice lighting and opening words from the … Continued

Adult Education Committee – December 2016

Three persons, Finley Campbell, Phiefer Browne, and Barbara Randolph representing the AEC, met  from 6 to 7 pm Tuesday, December 13. The purpose of the meeting was to describe the newly constituted AEC within the church’s programmatic structure, its primary function, and the general requirements for AEC activities. The AEC functions under and reports to … Continued

Social Justice Council – November 2016

First Unitarian Church – Social Justice Council Minutes of Meeting held on Nov. 9, 2016 Attendance Anita Orlikoff, Allan Lindrup, Bobbi and Finley Campbell, Marie Cobbs, Chris Tellez, Evan Freund, Colleen Grogan and Micheal Grosse. We commenced at 6:15 p.m. with a chalice lighting and check-ins Minutes of the October SJC meeting We unanimously agreed … Continued

Program Council – November 2016

The First U Program Council met on Thursday, 11/10 at 1 p.m. This allowed Rev. David and Michael Knowles to join the meeting. Also present were Kay Poyner Brown and Finley Campbell. A brief remembrance of Neil Gerdes, member of the Adult Education Committee was held. Rev. David provided a comprehensive listing of First U … Continued

Christian Group – November 2016

The UU Christian Group had three main activities: We saw parts of a video of the Requiem/Kyrie from the Mozart Mass in memoriam of our recently departed member, Rev. Dr. Neil Gerdes. This was followed by our personal recollections of Neil. Cheryl Wegner gave a presentation on neo-paganism. The last activity was a healing prayer … Continued

Global Studies Task Force – November 2016

At our last meeting right before the November elections, we invited the church to discuss with us the issues of the campaign beyond the personalities of the candidates. We felt that whomever won the election, we should be monitoring the issues afterward. Little did we think…………… Here are some of the opinions presented during our … Continued

Treasurer’s Final Report 2015-2016

FIRST UNITARIAN OF CHICAGO FINANCIAL COMMENTS FINAL REPORT 2015-2016: For the 2nd year in a row, we broke even.  Adding to the good news, we gave away over $14,000 to outside charities through our twice monthly and other collections. On the income side, we had some after the fact pledges which compensated for a higher … Continued

Religious Education – November 2016

Leaves are rustling under fast moving feet, the light fades from the sky, and the world around First Unitarian is a bustle of new and old dancing together. In our climate the leaves are small reminders that life is ever changing. Even if we have been coming to this space for 50 years, when a … Continued