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Welcome to Eliot Chapel's Sunday service!


Sunday, September 25 – 10:00 am 

“Finding Home in Belonging to It All” – Rev. Dr. Douglas Wadkins  

As we conclude this month’s theme of Belonging, this service will explore some of our journey through this theme and the ways that Belonging might call us to something larger in our future

Featured musicians: 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 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 which includes lyrics to our hymns.



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 September, we will be sharing our Sunday collections with SouthSide Early Childhood Center, an organization that Eliot Chapel has long supported. We all know the value of early childhood education. SouthSide ECC's work gives children coming from difficult situations a great chance for success. Learn more at www.southside-ecc.org.


Here’s how you can give:

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

September 25, 2022

New COVID-19 Policy


At Eliot Chapel, we follow CDC guidelines regarding COVID-19. Currently, we are at the yellow or medium level in St. Louis County, so we will:

  • Encourage each person to make their own decisions about masking, and if you are at high risk for severe illness, talk with your healthcare provider about whether you need to wear a mask and take other precautions.
  • Stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Stay home from church events and get tested if you have symptoms.
  • Resume coffee hour.

Five leaders in the Eliot community met on September 3 to craft a new COVID policy. Watch the video above to hear from Rev. Krista and Rev. Doug about the policy and how it affects Ingathering, Coffee Hour, and other gatherings at Eliot Chapel going forward.


You may access the policy document on Eliot Chapel's website to read more of the details.



Upcoming Services

Sunday, October 2 – 10:00 am 

“Watching Ourselves Quietly” – Rev. Dr. Doug Wadkins & Rev. Krista Taves  

The spiritual theme for October is courage, which can be understood as doing the right thing in the face of fear or danger. We'll begin by exploring how we find courage when faced with the hard things of life.



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