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

May 3, 2015

11 am Celebration of Life:  The worship theme for May is "Traditions."  “It's Just the Way We Do Things Around Here.” What traditions are hidden and what are revealed? Sometimes talking about music is just the tip of the iceberg. How do we “do church” at Third Unitarian? Read More.

10 am Forum:  Preparing for the Annual Meeting, the Second of Three Forums.  Board Members will present information on the proposed budget for FY 2016.  Read More.

12 noon   The Live Auction, Third Church's most important fundraiser!
All Live, All Fun, in the Robeson Room right after service on Sunday, May 3. Free childcare will be provided, and lunch will be available to all. Bring friends, cash and checks.  View the Catalog!



Upcoming Events

Saturday, May 9, 2015

8 am - 1 pm  Build-a-Bed!  The Mayfield Community Garden will be taking shape this Saturday.  Please join in the fun as church members, vounteers, and our neighbors in Austin join together to lay the foundation of a new garden that will grow deep roots.  This is an opportunity to contribute to a sustainable food source for the Austin community and local food pantries.  Come with hammers, battery-operated drills (fully charged, please), a pair of gloves and a lot of love for the earth and all she shares with us.  Your efforts will conclude with a luncheon prepared and served by Third Unitarian Church Chalice Circle.

Our Vision..."Where plants grow, so does hope."

Sunday, May 10, 2015

10 am Forum:  Preparing for the Annual Meeting, the Third of Three Forums.  Meet the Board Candidates! Read More.

11 am Celebration of Life:  The worship theme for May is "Traditions."  "Knowing Home: Reflecting on Inheritance."
 On this Mother’s Day, we will reflect on the variety of traditions we have inherited from family and community. What has served us well? What has been limiting? How can we be more grounded in the pieces of our tradition that are nourishing while letting go of the ones that hold us back?  Read More.



Jennifer Nordstrom, Interim Minister

April 19th Sermon
Building Multicultural Community
Interim Minister Jennifer Nordstrom and Pastor Danny Givens, Jr.

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Kyle Stevens, Director of Music

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

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