Singing Feels Good! – Try These Limited Commitments!

Two opportunities are upcoming, for those of us who love the feeling of raising our voices in community. These require just short commitments! You will be so glad you did! On Sunday, November 4, meet an hour before church to prepare an anthem to be sung during the service. And mark your calendars for just … Continued

So Easy and Fun: Teach the Young Ones!

In order for our RE program to thrive, our church needs you to teach this winter and spring. Please help guide these wonderful young people. Curricula and lesson plans are provided. Even commitments of once or twice a month can be helpful. Please contact our Director of Religious Education, Beth Moss, dre@firstuchicago.org to sign up or for more information on … Continued

Calling All Outdoor Types!

Want to help balance the budget without paying a dime? Last year we spent $500 mowing the church yard. This year we would like to zero that out with your help. We need to plan to mow the church yard about once every two weeks from June through September (about 8-9 times). If we can identify 4-5 volunteers … Continued

Help Needed for Church Picnic

The Picnic Committee of the First U Program Council — Finley C. Campbell and Joanne Michaelski —  is seeking volunteers for the annual First U Church Picnic on Sunday, June 11, immediately after church service. We also want to honor Rev.Karen Mooney for her service this year. We need folks for the following tasks: getting meats, … Continued

Ujima Village Shelter Needs Our Help

The only youth shelter on the South Side, the Ujima Village Shelter, had a fire about a month ago, leaving 24 youth without this vital resource.  We have helped them before with our “Give Away the Plate” contributions, now we can help again in several ways. They are hoping to raise enough money to get … Continued

The Church of the Helping Hands

As part of our pastoral care, members of the church help one another in times of need. We are currently looking to develop a roster of congregants who are willing to provide an occasional meal, ride to an appointment, errand or social visit for members in times of need. If you are willing to be … Continued

Help with Events

Throughout the church year, groups within the congregation organize and facilitate a number of events. We are always looking for volunteers to help put them on. More events may be added and current event details are subject to change so please contact the event coordinator or Program Council Chair Kay Poyner Brown if you have any … Continued

RE Wish List

***** NEW Books added ***** There is always a need in Religious Education (RE) for something more. Who does not want to give to the life of our children? Our budget is very limited again this year so we are in great need of supplies for our program. Here is a link to the Amazon … Continued

Support for Program Council Events

During the year, volunteers are needed to make numerous fun and joyous church events run smoothly. If you can help, please email Kay Poyner Brown at kaypb56@gmail.com.

Office Volunteers

This important need is fun and has a variety of responsibilities.  Familiarity with computers is a must. You will assist with RE projects and event preparation help visitors do special projects for the ministers and administrative staff assist the church in many other ways. We adopted this way of staffing our office when our budget was cut, … Continued