Upcoming Events and Opportunities

Humanist Group Meeting – Monday, February 13

7:00 p.m. via Zoom We will discuss through Part III (page 172) of Rachel S. Mikvah’s book Dangerous Religious Ideas: The Deep Roots of Self-Critical Faith in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The meeting will be a Zoom virtual meeting (video conference); and if you want to participate, and do not receive notifications from the Humanist Group, email … Continued

Global Studies Group – Sunday, February 5

4:00 p.m. via Zoom   Our reading will be Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, by Nancy MacLean: prologue and Chapter 1. Whether you have read the book or not, all are welcome.

Senior Support Group – Wednesday, February 1

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.”   The Senior Support Group is reading the book The Second Half of Life: Opening the Eight Gates of Wisdom by Angeles Aarien. We will … Continued

Uniting Voices Chicago – Upcoming Neighborhood Choir Events

First Unitarian is proud to support Uniting Voices Chicago (formerly the Chicago Children’s Choir). For more information about upcoming events or supporting this organization, please contact Laura Stern at laurastern3@gmail.com. Tuesday, December 6, 7:30 p.m.Hyde Park & Dimension Community ConcertLogan Center for the Arts915 E 60th St Thursday, December 8, 7:00 p.m.Albany Park Community ConcertCarl Shurz High … Continued

Racial Justice Task Force Opportunities

The Racial Justice Task Force is inviting members and friends of First U to sign up for possible Winter Solstice multiracial unity outings: Christmas Around the Worldat the Museum of Science and Industry; Winter Wonderland at Navy Pier; Christmas in Downtown Chicago from the Kindle Market in the Daley Plaza to Millennium Park; Handel-Jennens’ Messiah at the Harris Theater presented by the … Continued

Orbert Davis Septet Jazz Concert – Friday, December 9

We are in need of donations of bottled wine and cans of soft drinks and water to sell at the reception for the Orbert Davis concert. We are also looking for more volunteers to facilitate this event.  This is an excellent opportunity to open our doors to Hyde Park community and to hear world class jazz from an … Continued

Brian KM Artist Residency at First U – Concert Friday, November 11 at 8:00 p.m.

Ticket information – Pay what you can. Suggested ticket price: $20More information about the show tour on Brian’s website – click here First Unitarian Church of Chicago will be hosting French hornist Brian KM for an artist residency from November 10 – 13. The residency will include a collaboration with the Adult Choir on Paul … Continued

Social Justice Council Table – Sundays at Coffee Hour

The mission of the Social Justice Council is to coordinate and promote social justice activities at First Unitarian Church, develop awareness among the congregation of social justice challenges, and facilitate cooperative efforts to address social problems. The SJC is composed of task forces. These are the primary vehicles that carry out the ongoing social justice … 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