Upcoming Events and Opportunities

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: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84170079911?pwd=ZHhiZ2tjbXRKSG8wZ3lQZzJ1Qnhodz09 Meeting ID: 841 7007 9911Passcode: GreenDial-in: 312-626-6799

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

Humanist Group Meeting – Monday, October 9

7:00 p.m. via Zoom We will discuss the topic “gaslighting.”  To sign up to receive notifications from the Humanist Group, email Hank Henriques at mrgonwa@hotmail.com.  Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88033734950 Meeting ID: 880 3373 4950 Passcode: Humanist Dial-in: 312-626-6799 And by the way, in this time of change and concern, the Humanist Group supports contributing to the Ministers’ Discretionary Fund 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: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85030744948Meeting 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

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

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

“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