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

    Our one-hour "Celebration of Life" service with its special 10-minute "Time for All Ages" is held Sundays at 11 AM from September through June. Read More
  • Community Garden

    A blighted house was removed to create a garden and social space for all and an expanded playground for the Head Start daycare program. Read More
  • Annual Seder

    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 Scholarships

    Since 1974 the Austin Scholarship Committee has awarded up to 20 scholarships per year to graduating high school seniors in the Austin area. Read More
  • Black Lives Matter

    Our commitment to social justice binds Third Unitarian Church of Chicago to its surrounding community and the larger world. 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.

Sunday – April 2nd

10am Forum:

Social Action Sunday  

11am Celebration of Life Services:

Rev. Henley asks the question: “What does it look like to be a person of transformation”? From Soul Matter Sharing:  Ok, let’s admit it: we say “no” more often than we can count-or than we are aware of. It’s often our default mode. We are so good at coming up with reasons to say no. Not enough time. Too risky. One has to pick and choose. We don’t deserve it. Delayed gratification. Distrust. I know better. I want to be in control.

Sunday – April 9th

10am Forum:


11am Celebration of Life Services: Rev. Lillie Henley

When we are in despair, when we feel as though the world is “not right”, do we depend on others to make our world whole again, or do we take responsibility for our own way of being. From Author Barbara Kingsolver:  “In my own worst seasons I’ve come back from the colorless world of despair by forcing myself to look hard, for a long time, at a single glorious thing: a flame of red geranium outside my bedroom window… Until I learned to be in love with my life again. Like a stroke victim retraining new parts of the brain to grasp lost skills, I have taught myself joy, over and over again.”

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