Enriching the Spirit. Motivating Action. On Chicago's Far Westside.
  • Our Celebration of Life

    Our “Celebration of Life” service is held each Sunday morning at 11AM from the second week of September through the third week of June. Read More
  • Our Community Garden for learning and sharing

    Our congregation purchased and removed a blighted house to create this garden and social space, also expanding the playground for the Head Start daycare program, housed at TUC. Read More
  • Our Annual Seder is about universal values.

    Reflective readings and traditional Seder food recall the Hebrew deliverance from bondage in a quest we all share for freedom and tolerance. Read More
  • Austin Scholarship

    Since 1974 the Austin Scholarship Committee has reviewed austin scholarship applications and awarded 12-17 scholarships per year to graduating high school seniors in the Austin area. Read More
  • Black Lives Matter

    Our commitment to social justice and social action is a lasting stronghold that binds Third Unitarian Church of Chicago to the larger community and the world of which we are a part. Read More
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Imagine a religion where people of different beliefs:

  • Worship as one faith
  • Respect the inherent worth of every person
  • Work for justice and peace

   – beginning in their own community.

Third Unitarian Church- A place to grow your imagined religion.

This Sunday

April 19, 2015

11 am Celebration of Life -  "Building Multicultural Community" requires new ways of knowing and understanding. We sometimes learn through pain and sometimes through joy. Interim Minister Jennifer Nordstrom and a ???special guest??? will convene. Read More.

This service will also be blessed with a Child Dedication Ceremony for Madelyn Leigh Franco, daughter of Angela and Jimmy Franco, granddaughter of Leah Shapiro. Read More.

10 am Forum - Robert Burns on a Path to Prosperity.  Rob Burns will speak on his plan for the future, as well as commenting on current trends and the economic crisis in Greece.  Laurel Lambert Schmidt to facilitate.  Read More.


Upcoming Events

Sunday, April 26

10 am Forum:  Preparing for the Annual Meeting, the First of Three Forums.  Board Members will present information on requested changes to the by-laws and the proposed budget for FY 2016.  Read More.

11 am Celebration of Life:  At this worship service, we will explore being open to personal revelation. How does it arrive? What if it arrives in a way that is unexpected? What if the message itself is unexpected?  Read More.

Throughout the month of April:

Reading Reduces Recidivism paperback books and National Geographic Magazines for the Stateville Reception Center can be brought to TUC on Sunday morning through the end of April and left in the west end book shelf or nearby. Carol Petersen will keep the collection organized at TUC until the Stateville van picks up the books at the end of April.  The list of permissible reading material is posted on the TUC concourse kiosk and flyers are available from the information table.

Donations to the two Food Pantries serving the Austin Community:  Bring non-perishable food for humans and dogs/cats each Sunday in April for local food pantries. Toiletries and baby diapers are also needed. The collection box is in the concourse by the entrance to the church building. 

Jennifer Nordstrom, Interim Minister

March 8th Sermon
Resilience:  Against All Odds


Kyle Stevens, Director of Music

Kyle Stephens paying tribute to Johnny Cash
with a service of covers.



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