Report of the 2022 Nominating Committee

In preparation for the June 12, 2022 Annual Meeting, the Nominating Committee presents the following nominations for elective offices of the First Unitarian Society of Chicago. Click here to Download the Report of the Nominating Committee

Secretary of the Board of First U Needed: We’re Recruiting!

Are you someone who likes to be in the room where it happens? You’re interested in learning about the governance, policy-setting, and budgeting process at First U? Experiencing discussions of new ideas for growth and worship and programs ranging from religious education to social justice? Helping to chronicle the decisions and actions of the board … Continued

Call for General Assembly Delegates

General Assembly (GA) is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Participants worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through the democratic process. General Assembly is the annual gathering where we conduct business of the Association, explore the theological underpinnings of our faith, and lean fully into our mission and principles. That remains … Continued

Congregational Budget and Annual Meetings: June 5 & June 12

A Congregational Budget Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, June 5 at 11:30 a.m. At this meeting, you will get a preview of the recommended budget and plans for next year and have an opportunity to ask questions in preparation for the next week’s Annual Meeting. The Board of Trustees of First Unitarian has scheduled the Congregational Annual … Continued

2022 Annual Pledge Drive: Investing in Our Future

Thanks to your steadfast support and the hard work and creativity of our ministers, staff and volunteer leadership, First Unitarian has provided—mostly virtually—worship and memorial services, religious education, First Forums and small group meetings under challenging circumstances for a 2nd year. We are delighted to begin to see more of our fellow members and friends in … Continued

8th Principle Talking Circles: Starting April 23 – UPDATED DEADLINE

April 23rd | April 30th | May 7th  Sign-ups required – UPDATED DEADLINE FRIDAY, APRIL 22 Hello Again Friend! Last Chance to register for the “8th Principle Talking Circle” series! We really hope you can join us, so we have extended the deadline to RSVP to Friday, April 22. We will meet in small groups on Zoom … Continued

Long Strange Trip: A Journey through Two Thousand Years of Unitarian Universalist History: Part 6 – April 24

Part 6 of this series has been rescheduled to April 24 due to technical difficulties Part 6: Evolution Sunday, April 244:00 to 6:00 p.m. via Zoom Please join us for the last in this series on Unitarian Universalist history.  Sponsored by the First Unitarian Membership Committee, this series by Unitarian filmmaker Ron Cordes details “the history of Unitarian … Continued

Letter from the President – Spring at 1st U

Happy Spring, Everyone! I made the most of our beautiful, Chicago winter and COVID-19-related shutdowns by purchasing crampons and snowshoes and hitting the trails in the Cook County Forest Preserves. That investment in my fitness, recreation and mental well-being was one of my best moves ever. But I don’t mind saying that I am thrilled … Continued

Membership on the Move—Calling for Volunteers

The Membership Committee is on the move! More committee members joining. Activities in the works to meet and engage visitors and First U Members. Outreach and marketing plans being developed to get out into the larger community to reach people for whom First U might be just the right fit.   The Membership Committee welcomes your … Continued

Good News for First U Regarding COVID-19 Precautions!

Update from the Return to Church Committee  The Return to Church Committee and Staff met on Friday, March 11 to discuss changes to our current guidelines for in-person gathering at First U. Our aim is, as always, to provide a safe space with respect for the most vulnerable among us.  The Board of Trustees and the … Continued