Feb. 17 — Adult ed: Mental health resources in Oak Park, 9:30 a.m.
Feb. 24 — Adult ed: Update from Pastor Nominating Committee, 9:30 a.m.
Feb. 24 — Fourth Sunday Offering for refugee support
Feb. 24-March 17 — New Member Class, 9:30 a.m.
March 6 — Lent begins with family-friendly Ash Wednesday worship, 6:30 p.m.
March 10 — Daylight Savings Time begins
Throughout Lent — Lenten book discussion for small groups: Radical Discipleship and Mindful Christianity
"In the diversity of all of Christianity, and in the diversity of this beautiful place we call First United, we are bound to express our spirituality in different ways, and that is great. It truly does take all kinds to make up the kin-dom of God. But, I wonder… have you tried your neighbor’s favorite way to know God lately? If you are a person of action, what would happen in you tried to meet God in poetry on occasion? If you are a person who knows God through word, what if you allowed yourself to have an emotional experience of God...?"
— Lydia Mulkey
Feb. 16 — Boy Scout Sanctuary cleaning, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Feb. 17 — FUJI goes to The Boulevard, 5 p.m.
Feb. 22 — Empty Bowls Dinner, 6 p.m.
Feb. 24 — Prime Time Musical & Malnati's, 2-8 p.m., "Chicago" at OPRFHS and pizza dinner
March 1-10 — One Earth Film Festival
March 5 — FUJI Chili Cook-off and fundraiser, 6:30 p.m.
March 8 — Dinner and a Movie, "BlackKkKlansman," 5:45 p.m. (NOTE EARLIER TIME)
March 15-17 — FUJI Retreat to Tower Hill
March 16 — Music At First Concert: City Voices, 7:30 p.m.
"Every once in a while I get an email from someone in the congregation who wonders why church leaders have not expressed more outrage over something that’s occurred in our national life, such as a mass shooting, or discovering the extent of family separations at the border. These church members make a good point in their emails. They remind me and others that sometimes the church seems indifferent to human suffering."
— Deborah Kapp
February 3, 2019
About Us & Registration Forms
Support our First United Junior High program (FUJI) and enjoy tasty chili at the same time! Members and friends are invited and encouraged to enter a pot of chili or a plate of cornbread into our annual chili cook-off at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5. Winners will receive prizes and a year's worth of bragging rights. To enter, use the Sign-up Genius link below. If making chili isn't your specialty, come anyway to eat and vote for your favorites. All will enjoy good food and fellowship. Bring your appetites for chili to a Centennial Hall decorated for Mardi Gras. Suggested donations are $5 per person or $20 per family.
Learn more about First United history
No doubt about it: Church school has come a long way! A new history page on our website explores the history of First United, from the 1860s to the merger in 1975 to the socially active church we are today. Another page describes the year-long celebration of the centennial of our church building. There are links to more detailed descriptions, a video, and two booklets. Church History. Centennial Celebration.