Upcoming Events and Opportunities

Peace Circles Update

Congratulations and thank you to Evelyn Johnson and Mary Clare Bietila, who have completed their training as Circlekeepers with the Youth Institute via Precious BloodMinisterial group. Additionally, Kristin Faust is planning to participate in an upcoming training session in Spring, 2022. We are grateful to our 1st U Board President Marge Gonwa, Vice President Amos Biggers, the 1st … Continued

Criminal Justice Task Force

Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom Our guest speaker will be Amy Campanelli. Ms. Campanelli, former Cook County Public Defender, is now Vice President of Restorative Justice at Lawndale Christian Legal Clinic (LCLC). She will discuss Restorative Justice, how it works in relation to Justice, the work being done at LCLC , and … Continued

Welcoming Luncheon: December 5

First U welcomed visitors and returning members and friends at a very successful Welcome Luncheon on Sunday, November 7!  We’ll be welcoming new visitors and members at the next Luncheon on Sunday, December 5, and will continue Welcome Luncheons at least once per month in 2022. If you are a current member and wish to be to be invited … Continued

Humanist Group Meeting: November 22

7:00 p.m. via Zoom We will discuss Chapters 3 – 6 of J. Anderson Thomson, Jr.’s and Clare Aukofer’s book Why We Believe in God(s): A Concise Guide to the Science of Faith. To receive notifications from the Humanist Group, email Hank Henriques at mrgonwa@hotmail.com or see theZoom meeting information below. Don’t worry if you don’t have a computer … Continued

Chicago Area Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice Annual Meeting

Sunday, November 21, 2021 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. (Hybrid Meeting) In person: Chris Moore Parlor Join Zoom Meeting: 876 2529 4665 Passcode: 774203Dial-in: 1-312-626-5799 Program from 2:00 to 3:25 p.m. Rosalie G. Riegle of Chicago Area Peace Action will speak on the legislative initiatives to check the dangers posed by nuclear weapons.  Hear about the initiatives’ details and the campaigns to advance them … Continued

The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Madness – Film and Discussion

Saturday, November 203:00 – 4:00 p.m. via Zoom The Peace Task Force of Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice will present a special showing of a 30-minute movie outlining the history of nuclear weaponry and of resistance to nuclear weapons, followed by a discussion led by Rosalie Riegle, Chicago area member of the No First Strike … Continued

In Memoriam: Rosemary Snow

First Unitarian Member and Chicago activist Rosemary Snow, 91, died peacefully October 31, with family at her side.  She was born September 2, 1930, at the Mescalero Apache Reservation, in New Mexico, daughter of Rosalie and John Mixon, who were pioneering social workers. A life-long Hyde Parker, she was educated at Ray School, Francis Parker, … Continued

1st U Women’s Group: November Meeting

Sunday, November 21 at 1:00 p.m. via Zoom(Rescheduled from Sunday, November 14) All women members and friends of 1st U are welcome to the monthly meeting of the Women’s Group. This month we will be discussing the challenges encountered by women as we age. Contact Christen Morrow at cmorrow@ameritech.net for further information. Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87442477597Meeting ID: 874 4247 … Continued

Thanksgiving Service and Dinner: Deadline November 14!

Reminder: this Sunday, November 14, is the last day to buy tickets! Tickets are $25.00 per person and $80.00 for families of four or more, and we are arranging rides for anyone who needs one. If you can’t make it to church on Sunday, feel free to contact Cheryl Wegner at cawegner3@gmail.com or (773) 715-6163) to reserve your … Continued