Reproductive Justice Task Force

Last month SCOTUS overturned Roe v. Wade, allowing states to pass their own laws regarding abortion and other reproductive services. There are already horrific stories of women being denied timely, safe medical care in cases of ectopic pregnancies and incomplete miscarriages. You might be feeling confused, angry, or sad about this monumental change and what … Continued

First U Hiking Club

The First U Hiking Club kicked off in July with a glorious trek on the Sag Valley trails in the Cook County Forest Preserves. Watch the weekly email or this space for dates of future summer hikes! If you are interested in hiking, please join us. It’s fun! And we sometimes end the activity with … Continued

Parliament of the World’s Religions – August 2023

The Parliament of the World’s Religions is the world’s premier interfaith convening of civic, spiritual, and grassroots changemakers. Parliament Convenings are the most culturally and religiously diverse global interfaith event.  In August of 2023, the Parliament of the World’s Religions will return to the birthplace of the modern interfaith movement after 30 years away to celebrate 130 … Continued

2022 Annual Pledge Drive: Investing in Our Future

Thank you to all who have made their pledge!  New Members—perhaps you joined too late to receive a pledge letter this year—contact the office or visit the link shown here. We need your support! Friends—are you participating in fulfilling discussion groups, Sunday services, meeting like-minded people? We need your support too! Please contact the office … Continued

2022 Annual Meeting

Thank you to all our First U members who were present in person and on zoom on Sunday, June 12, to conduct some of the most essential business of the congregation. Stay tuned—more information will be forthcoming on the work of these groups listed here and ways you can participate. FY 23 Board of Trustees and … Continued

“Give Away the Basket:” 2022-2023 Recipients

We give away our Sunday offering twice a month to agencies in the community working for the greater good. These are organizations whose work contributes in some way to a more just, equitable, and compassionate community, in alignment with our mission and UU principles. Recipients are independent of the church or other UU organizations, and … Continued

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

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