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Mask and Vax Policy

To enter Eliot Unitarian Chapel's building at any time, any day of the week, everyone is expected to be vaccinated and to wear a mask. 


Reminder: Our policy is to provide additional protection for those on our staff and in our preschool and our congregation who are immune and/or age compromised. This policy shows our concern and care for each other. Please keep wearing your mask to church and any time you are in our building. Masks are available in Founders Hall and in the Sanctuary vestibule if you have forgotten yours.


Welcome to Eliot Chapel's Sunday service!


Sunday, June 26 – 10:00 am ONLY

“Wrestling for Blessings Together” – Amy Stark

In the Biblical story of Jacob, he must wrestle with an angel to be spiritually blessed and transformed. In this era of so much uncertainty and grief, it seems we are wrestling to understand, wrestling for hope and purpose. Join us to wrestle together and ground ourselves in the blessings of our UU principles.

Our featured musicians: Beth Curtiss, soprano; David Nalesnik, piano.


About our guest speaker: Amy (she/her) is a licensed clinical social worker at an interfaith nonprofit and a member of Eliot Chapel. Amy is passionate about holding space for the church at large to develop their mind/body connections and practice radical hospitality.


Eliot Chapel worships in person in our Sanctuary as well as offering a livestream option online. Our in-person services take place at 10:00 am Sunday mornings. The livestream service will appear here on the website and on our YouTube channel for viewing.


You may download an order of service here.



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. This is one way that we care for our community and our neighbors. We are pleased that June's recipient is the Migrant and Immigrant Community Action Project (MICA Project). MICA is a community organization committed to working with low-income immigrants to overcome barriers to justice


Here’s how you can give:

  • Online: Click here. Make sure “Shared Plate” is your chosen fund.
  • By Mail: Please write “MICA” 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.

June 26, 2022

Upcoming Services

Sunday, July 3 – 10:00 am

“The Deal on Those Days” – General Assembly 2022 

The last few years have not been easy, including in our local congregations. Whole swaths of members have simply stopped coming; COVID is confusing, and polarizing; many ministers have joined the great resignation; and Pew studies and friends alike have pronounced the end of the local church. In this moment, when so many of us might be wondering if we should just give up, and relent, now’s the time instead to double down on our commitment to the local church – this unique community that saves us and also breaks our hearts – often much more of the latter than we’d like to admit.


Join us in Adams Hall for a watch party of this special service hosted by General Assembly attendees Gary Gray and Dotty Storer. Enter the building on Sunday from the parking lot through Founders Hall. The red doors at the front of the church will be locked this week.




Our Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations (UUA) is holding General Assembly (GA) this year on June 22-26 in Portland, Oregon. It will be both in-person and virtual this year. This will be the first time to be held in-person since 2019. GA is where the congregations conduct the necessary business of the UUA.


But GA is a lot more than just business meetings. There are workshops on a myriad of subjects in small groups, worship services and singing in the full hall with over a thousand people, great lectures, and a chance to meet UUs from across the country. GA is held every year at various locations across the country. If you have never attended, consider going at least once. It is an unbelievable experience!  


Watch public events on the UUA website.


One highlight for us here at Eliot this year is that Rev. Barbara Gadon will be recognized as retiring at the Service of the Living Tradition on Thursday evening, June 23. You don’t want to miss that! Watch it online at 6:00 pm CDT.


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