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Eliot Chapel Trivia Night on April 28 – celebrating heroes on National Super Hero Day! $200 per table of 8 until March 31

Gather your friends for a night of fun! Register now!

Welcome to Eliot Chapel's Sunday service!


Sunday, March 19 – 10:00 am

“The Vulnerability of Needing Each Other” – Rev. Krista Taves

As UUs, we know intellectually that we need each other. Emotionally, that can be harder. It’s often easier to offer help than to ask for it. And yet, we need to need each other.

Featured musicians: Flo Reaves, violin; Eliot Chapel Choir; David Nalesnik, piano.


Eliot Chapel worships in person in our Sanctuary as well as offering a livestream option online. Our in-person service take place at 10:00 am on Sunday morning.

Large-print orders of service and hearing assistance devices are available from the greeters on Sunday. The livestream service will appear here on the website and on our YouTube channel for viewing.


You may download an order of service here which includes lyrics to our hymns and a link to This Week's Music.



If you are a guest or newcomer, we welcome you! Email welcome@eliotchapel.org to get connected right away. You may also sign the guest book where you can choose to opt in to our communications list, find out about religious education programming for children, or talk to someone about any questions you have about Eliot Chapel or Unitarian Universalism. Thanks for joining us today!


Every Sunday, Eliot Chapel shares half of the offertory with an organization in the community whose work reflects our shared values. In March, we will share our offering with Seed St. Louis (formerly Gateway Greening). Since 1984, Seed St. Louis has provided communities with the tools, education, and empowerment to grow their own food. Learn more at seedstl.org.


Here’s how you can give:

  • Online: Click here. Make sure “Shared Plate” is your chosen fund.
  • By Mail: Please write “Seed STL” in the memo line of your check and mail it to Eliot Unitarian Chapel, 100 South Taylor Ave., Kirkwood, MO 63122. 
  • By Text: Text "Eliot SharedPlate $(enter the amount)" to 73256. A link in the reply text will take you to our secure database webpage where you can complete your transaction. Please note, "SharedPlate" must be entered as one word to reach that preferred option.

March 19, 2023

Upcoming Services

Sunday, March 26 – 10:00 am

“The Body, The Sexual, The Vulnerable” – The Rev. Doug Wadkins     

We end our exploration of the theme of Vulnerability by exploring the ways that a more embodied spirituality might be a meaningful and powerful practice for Unitarian Universalists and in our culture. 


Sunday, April 2 – 10:00 am  

“Resistance Is Essential!” – The Rev. Doug Wadkins 

This month we explore the theme of Resistance. It is truly a multifaceted theme that includes everything from living our truth on the most personal level to finding our courage to do the right thing, to maintaining our resilience for the resistance. This service will explore ways we may best access the wisdom of resistance for our living. 


Sunday, April 9 – 10:00 am  

“Easter, Jesus, and the Resistance” – The Rev. Doug Wadkins 

Easter may be a challenge for Unitarian Universalists, but there are so many themes that we may draw from to expand our lives. Jesus may also be a challenge for some Unitarian Universalists, but Jesus remains another source of great inspiration and courage. Together we will explore a more expansive and liberating connection with Jesus and Easter. 


Sunday, April 16 – 10:00 am

“Self-Love as Resistance” – Rev. Krista Taves

In a world that would dehumanize us and define us, self-love becomes a powerful tool of resistance.


Sunday, April 23 – 10:00 am 

“The Golden Rule and the Earth!” – The Rev. Doug Wadkins 

Earth Day invites us to honor the earth and act for its preservation and, thus, ours! This service will explore how our relationship with the planet makes such a difference in how we live on a daily basis. Especially in how we understand the Golden Rule applying to our climate connections. This theme connects us with other religious traditions and this very urgent and meaningful Earth Day weekend. 

A Change in COVID Measures

Board Chair Claire Wyneken shares details of a change in COVID measures at Eliot Chapel in response to changing community levels of the disease in St. Louis County.

Currently St. Louis County is at a Yellow Level or Medium Level so we will: 

  • Encourage a mask indoors in public. 
  • Stay up-to-date on COVID Vaccines. 
  • Get tested if you have symptoms. 
  • Allow the serving of food or drink at Eliot. 
  • Explore additional precautions for people at high risk for severe illness.  

Read the letter about the review of our policy and the change in measures in response to a change in levels. You may access the policy document on Eliot Chapel's website for more of the details. 



Support for Ukraine


In March, many were asking how we could support the people struggling for their freedom and their lives in Ukraine. The Partner Church Council reached out to our partner church in Romania, asking if we could help refugees entering their country. Unitarians in Transylvania were already volunteering their help through the Hungarian Unitarian Church. You can read Rev. Sandor Kiss’s message in a recent This Week at Eliot. Eliot Chapel decided to dedicate the collection for the two following Sundays to aid Ukraine through this effort, and in early April, we wired $7,500 to the Hungarian Unitarian Church's Providence Aid Association for Ukrainian Assistance. We have recently learned of the impact of this gift. Watch the video above to hear directly from the aid workers and see photos and read reports to learn more.


Ukrainian Emergency Response Report, March 2022

Ukrainian Emergency Response Report, April 2022


Ukraine emergency response March 2022 p1


Ukraine emergency response April 2022 p2


Ukraine emergency response April 2022 p3




Eliot Unitarian Chapel      100 South Taylor Ave.     Kirkwood, MO 63122     314-821-0911