Here are the latest updates from the July Committee Chairs Cabinet Meeting.

Communications

Visit the 2020 committees bulletin board in the Friendship Room during coffee hour on Sundays, or anytime you are at Unity, for committee news, updates, and events.  Also, check your inbox each month for a special email highlighting the activities of each committee.

Community Outreach

The Back to School Campaign for Centro Romero begins July 14! Please visit the table in the Friendship Room for list of needed items that you can contribute, or to give cash donations and drop off items.

The AIDS Walk/Run will take place Saturday, October 30.  Let’s get together and participate as a group and make Unity in Chicago visible!  Registration is $30.  See Matt Scothorn at the Back to School table to express interest.

We can also schedule a group tour of The Legacy Walk for $30 per person and have a luncheon for an additional cost.  You may recall that the founders of The Legacy Walk were the winners of our 2019 Unity Award.

Finance

Orders for the Farm-to-Church Primal Roots program must be submitted by midnight the on the Tuesday before the second Thursday of each month.

Investments from the sale of the building are being reviewed in preparation for the move later this year.

Location Search

We remain committed to our agreed-upon search criteria despite the challenge that there is simply not a big pool of available properties which meet the criteria, especially since are competing both against traditional users of commercial properties and against residential developers in addition to aldermanic receptivity to special use zoning designation.

We have identified prospective permanent and temporary candidates on which the Board of Trustees will update the congregation at the meeting on Saturday, July 13.

Marketing

Our Unity diversity web page got a great number of views after the distribution of the bracelets at the Pride Parade. We had strong representation in collaboration with the Coalition of Welcoming Churches.

We are moving forward with creating a Unity Chicago coffee table book!  Please share your past Unity photos by requesting an upload link from Dan Paterno, dpaterno@gmail.com.

Make sure you are connected to Unity Chicago’s Facebook page so you can share our content, especially The Daily Word, with your friends and audience.

Membership

The next class, for those who would like to become a member of Unity Chicago and for those returning after being away for an extended time period, will take place three Thursdays in July:  the 11th, 18th, and 25th.  This will be the only class before our annual re-commitment process commences.  Completion of the new member class is a requirement for membership and active status in Unity Chicago.

Spiritual Renewal

We are still collecting affirmative prayers for the development of our book of prayers that is in the making.  All are encouraged to write affirmative prayers and share them by placing them in the Prayer Box that can be found in the Friendship Room.  Affirmative prayers can also be submitted by email to Suellen Toben, SRC@unitychicago.org.

You have a standing invitation to our book study: How I Used Truth, by Emilie Cady.  We gather the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm for sessions facilitated by licensed Unity teacher Tom Skinner.

Vision

Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to the Fundraising Dinner and Community Vision Board event on June 26.  We are grateful for both the funds contributed to support our youth as well as all the work done to identify many inspiring images representing Unity’s bright future.

Stay tuned for the unveiling of Unity Chicago’s Vision Board!! It will be a visual representation of our bright future and what is possible for Unity Chicago!

Welcome/Retention

We had a wonderful “Coffee with the Minister” event June 30th!

We encourage you to continue to bring your family, friends, and anyone you may know to experience a Sunday service at Unity Chicago! Thank you for helping to welcome any new faces with your positive energy and attitude!