Upcoming Events and Opportunities

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

Chicago Fair Trade – May 14

Join us on Saturday, May 14, as Chicago Fair Trade highlights handmade products from Guatemala, Kenya, Tanzania, Kyrgyzstan, Ghana, and Haiti at a Fair Trade Market.  Each May, World Fair Trade Day is celebrated by tens of thousands of people in dozens of countries. Over the last 15 years, our own Cindy Pardo participated in many chilly outdoor … Continued

Wilderness Journey – May 8

UU History Group: Wilderness JourneySunday, May 8 at 4:00 p.m. via Zoom Join us for a discussion of Wilderness Journey: The Struggle for Black Empowerment and Racial Justice within the UUA, 1967 – 1970.   This documentary was made by the same film maker who created Long Strange Journey.  It is a series of interviews with the people who participated … Continued

Call for General Assembly Delegates

General Assembly (GA) is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Participants worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through the democratic process. General Assembly is the annual gathering where we conduct business of the Association, explore the theological underpinnings of our faith, and lean fully into our mission and principles. That remains … Continued

Congregational Budget and Annual Meetings: June 5 & June 12

A Congregational Budget Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, June 5 at 11:30 a.m. At this meeting, you will get a preview of the recommended budget and plans for next year and have an opportunity to ask questions in preparation for the next week’s Annual Meeting. The Board of Trustees of First Unitarian has scheduled the Congregational Annual … Continued

First Forum: Reintroduction of Green Sanctuary!

Sunday, April 24 at 11:30 a.m. in the Chris Moore Parlor and via Zoom Join us in person and online for a reintroduction of the Green Sanctuary committee! This first form will focus on GS history, our past efforts, getting re-accredited with the UUA, as well as looking forward to future activities. Part of the program … Continued

8th Principle Talking Circles: Starting April 23 – UPDATED DEADLINE

April 23rd | April 30th | May 7th  Sign-ups required – UPDATED DEADLINE FRIDAY, APRIL 22 Hello Again Friend! Last Chance to register for the “8th Principle Talking Circle” series! We really hope you can join us, so we have extended the deadline to RSVP to Friday, April 22. We will meet in small groups on Zoom … Continued

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