Green Sanctuary Meeting – Tuesday, October 10

7:00 p.m. via Zoom Join the next Green Sanctuary meeting to discuss and plan an event around e-Waste recycling! We will talk about crafting a first forum on recycling topics as well. Other hopes and aspirations are always welcome! Join Zoom meeting: Meeting ID: 841 7007 9911Passcode: GreenDial-in: 312-626-6799

Green Sanctuary Group Recycles Styrofoam

Don’t throw your used styrofoam away! Do you know that your First U Green Sanctuary Group (GSG) takes used styrofoam to Dart Industries every month to be recycled? Bring your used – and cleaned – styrofoam food containers and packing materials to First U and deposit it in the large container in the Pennington Center … Continued

Help Build a Mutual Aid Pantry – October 1 & 8

Calling all builders!  After church October 1 and October 8, we’ll work together to construct a mutual aid pantry collecting personal and feminine hygiene products for anyone to come take what they need. Today, we will be painting and decorating; on October 8 we will be building. Both weeks there will be projects for all ages and abilities to … Continued

Senior Support Group – Wednesday, October 4

3:00 p.m. via ZoomWhether or not we can come to church to be together physically, we can meet virtually. And like the Beatles song, we’ll “get by with a little help from our friends.” Join Zoom Meeting: ID: 850 3074 4948Passcode: FriendsDial in: 312-626-6799

Passing of Rev. Dr. Finley C. Campbell

On the evening of August 18, Rev. Dr. Finley C. Campbell passed away peacefully at his home in Hyde Park, Chicago, surrounded by family and friends. He is survived by wife Roberta (Bobbi); children Phillip, Paulette, and David; co-children Kathi and Mark; grandchildren Taylor, Bryanna, Lya, Lanny, Laïssa, and Anastasia. Finley was born in Anderson, … Continued

Join the 1st U Choir!

Choir season is almost upon us! Our first weekly rehearsal for the 2023 – 2024 choir season will be held in Hull Chapel on August 31 at 7:00 p.m., and our first performance will take place at our Water Communion service on September 10. All members, friends, and guests are welcome to join us! FAQ … Continued

Passing Of Aidan Swenson

It is with the deepest sadness that we share the passing of Aidan Swenson-Reynolds, son of First Unitarian member, Brigitte Swenson at the age of 16. During the night of Saturday, June 17, 2023, Aidan suddenly became very ill while he and Brigitte stopped to rest for the night in St. Louis, MO while on … Continued

2023-2024 Pledge Drive

Click here to make your pledge Dear Members and Friends,  We sincerely thank you for the previous year’s Annual Pledge and the impact it had on the kickoff of First Unitarian Church of Chicago’s growth initiative. We appreciate your understanding of First U’s vision for growth, detailed in last year’s Annual Meeting, and we’re happy … Continued

Meet Rev. David H. Messner, our Candidate for Settled Minister

Dear Members of the First Unitarian Society of Chicago:  I feel so fortunate to be your candidate for settled ministry. I graduated from Divinity School at the University of Chicago 12 years ago, and on that day, I remember walking across the street and standing outside First Unitarian. In my heart, I hoped I would … Continued

Hyde Park Refugee Project – Give Away the Basket

At the December 18, 2022 Sunday service, we presented a “Give Away the Basket” check to Kathleen Ray, co-director of the Hyde Park Refugee Project, a volunteer organization working to resettle refugee families in our neighborhood by helping them transition to self-sufficiency. Members of the community and the Hyde Park & Kenwood Interfaith Council began … Continued