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

Sunday, September 6 

Forum 11 am - Special Time:  

LABOR DAY Sing with Mark Dvorak. (11am special time, Sing to convene in sanctuary) Chicago native, Mark Dvorak is an award winning musician who performs more than two hundred dates each year and looks back on a thirty year career woven from the disparate threads of touring musician, educator and community builder. In 2012 WFMT's Rich Warren, host of "The Midnight Special," named Dvorak "Chicago's official troubadour," a sobriquet previously given to Old Town School of Folk Music founder Win Stracke, and later to seminal folk singer and Dvorak mentor Fred Holstein.  Read more about Mark.  Laurel Lambert to facilitate. 

Our 11 am Celebration of Life Services  will begin again on Sunday,  September 13, at 11 am.  Minister Nordstrom will once again be at the pulpit as we open the church year with our annual water communion.  All are invited to join us as we welcome your whole person.


Upcoming Events

 Sunday September 13th,

11 am, Celebration of Life: 

Water Communion: Invitation to Community. In our Opening Sunday celebration, we will merge the waters from our summer, and consider how we create invitation to our community. We want to welcome home our friends and welcome in the stranger. Minister Jennifer Nordstrom and Worship Associate Maureen D’Arcy will reflect on how we can invite people’s whole selves into community and transformation.  

10 am, Forum: 

The Nuclear World on the 70th year after the Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, David Kraft, speaking. David Kraft is executive director of the Nuclear Energy Information Service which he co-founded in 1981 to provide the public with reliable information about nuclear power and radiation hazards, and energy alternatives to nuclear power. . Their current project is the “Radiation Monitoring Project”, a national initiative to establish monitoring of radioactivity in communities contaminated by the nuclear fuel chain, neis.org. Laurel Lambert to facilitate.




Jennifer Nordstrom, Interim Minister

                     Sunday, June 21  FlowerCommunion 

Kyle Stephens, Director of Music

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

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