Earth Month Events – April, 2024

SUNDAY 4/14: FIRST FORUM ON GLOBAL WARMING Roger Blomquist, Principle Nuclear Engineer (ret.), Argonne National Lab. “Nuclear Power and Climate Change” – How does nuclear power fit into the fight to reduce CO2 emission and thusly global warming? Hear about the characteristics of nuclear energy that make it valuable in climate change. Learn how nuclear energy … Continued

Community Dinner

Our next community dinner is Wednesday, April 10! A community meal with words and music once a month on a continuing basis – usually the first Wednesday. WHAT IS WEDNESDAY DINNER CHURCH AT FIRST UNITARIAN? A chance to be together and invite others! We gather up at 6:00 p.m. for welcoming words, maybe a piece of … Continued

The Good Life Seminar with Rev. Dave – Wednesday, April 17

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in Chris Moore Parlor  The Good Life Seminar is a recurring Adult Religious Education opportunity at the First Unitarian Church of Chicago. In this highly-varied monthly series, we engage texts, frameworks, ideas, imaginaries, problems, and exemplars of what makes for a “good” life, individually and collectively. Register Here.

Humanist Group Meeting – Monday, April 8

7:00 p.m. via Zoom We’ll discuss the Introduction and Chapters 1 and 2 of Natalie Y. Moore’s book The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation. To sign up to receive notifications from the Humanist Group, email Hank Henriques at Join Zoom Meeting: Meeting ID: 880 3373 4950 Passcode: Humanist Dial-in: … Continued

First Forum: Article II Briefing – Sunday, April 21

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. In June, UUA General Assembly Delegates will vote on new by-laws language which, if passed, would replace our current Seven Principles and Six Sources with a different concept involving values and accountability. Join us for a comparison of the two options. We’ll have a follow-up Congregational Circle on Sunday May … Continued

Report of the Social Justice Group’s January 15, 2024 Workshop and Retreat

The Social Justice Council of the First Unitarian Church of Chicago invited members and friends to participate in a three-hour retreat and workshop to consider how to restructure itself. Seventeen people attended in person, and two took part by phone. All attendees participated in a series of exercises to recommend social justice areas for action … Continued

First U Chicago Journey Groups – starts Wednesday, April 24

Starting this April! Wednesday, April 24from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. on ZoomRegister Here Journey Groups at the First Unitarian Church of Chicago are one great way to connect in a personal way here at Church. They provide intentional space for sharing and reflection together and the chance to deepen our self-understanding and relationships. Each group generally includes 8-12 … Continued

CALLING ALL DELEGATES – General Assembly, 2024

 June 20-23, 2024 – Online Only! First U needs two delegates to represent the church at this year’s General Assembly. General Assembly (GA) is the annual meeting of congregations in the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). It is an unforgettable experience for the thousands of UUs who attend each June as they worship, witness, learn, connect, … Continued

Engaged Buddhism Practice – Third Thursdays

Next meeting – Thursday, April 18 sitting guided meditation • walking meditation dharma talk • mindful tea drinking 5:00 – 7:00 p.m3rd Thursday of each monthYouth Room All levels of experience and interest are welcome! The group will be facilitated by Linda Cherney, who has been meditating for over 20 years. She has recently returned … Continued

Senior Support Group – Wednesday, April 10

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