June 24 — Summer jazz worship
July 1 — Youth Sunday: Work camp report
July 1 — Sanctuary closed; worship outside or elsewhere inside until Sept. 9
July 4 — Church Office closed for Independence Day
July 11 — Vespers services begin, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
August 12 — Blessing of the Animals service
"I will never forget the day I spent with border patrol agents. I listened with my stomach churning as a border patrol officer told me about a child crossing the border and how they had “seized it.” It. Dehumanization of Latinx people is and has been a core piece of the training for these officers."
— Lydia Mulkey
June 24 — FUSH departs for work camp
July 14 — Outing to Lincoln Park Zoo for garden tour, 8:45 a.m. departure
Aug. 9-13 — Family Camp
Aug. 18 — Prime Time Picnic, 5-8 p.m.
Aug. 19 — Outing to Chicago Sky vs. Indiana Fever, departure at 3:30 p.m.
"Science journalist Matthew Hutson gathered studies that looked at human morality and at whether we are naturally selfish, or as religious folks would say, sinful creatures. He found that, contrary to what I was taught as a child, humans are impulsively selfless."
— Lydia Mulkey
June 3, 2018
Summer brings mid-week Vespers services as well as our 10 a.m. Sunday worship. Join us for six weeks of Vespers starting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 11. It will be a casual but meaningful come-as-you-are worship with music, prayer, reflection, and more. Weather permitting, we will worship outside on the church lawn. In case of inclement weather, we will worship in the chapel.
Congratulations to our 2018 confirmands!
First United welcomed 10 new members with the successful completion of their Quest confirmation class, taught September through May for 9th graders. The process includes Bible study, service projects, examination of God through video and discussion, and a deeper exploration of their own faith. Thanks to teachers Alicia Reese and Art Spooner (top row, center) for another successful year of Quest.