Our Mission Statement

Our urban Unitarian Universalist community
celebrates and SUPPORTS ONE ANOTHER on our SPIRITUAL AND ETHICAL paths.
We work for JUSTICE, dignity and respect for the web of life.

 

Our Vision Statement

We will be a liberal religious haven.
Sustained by tradition,
Boldly seeking justice,
Gently transforming lives.

 

Our Objectives

We, the members of First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati, promise one another to work together toward achieving these objectives:

Celebrating Our Community

  • To nurture a caring and welcoming community.
  • To seek more diversity in our community and to expect every church committee to promote inclusion.
  • To empower congregants to make a difference in the life of the church.
  • To explore weeknight activities that build community and facilitate committee work.
  • To encourage all congregants to participate actively in membership growth.
  • To put into place an ongoing communications strategy for membership growth.
  • To build and maintain warm cooperative relationships with Unitarian Universalist churches locally, regionally and continentally.


Seeking Our Spiritual and Ethical Paths

  • To reach out to persons looking for a religious community like ours.
  • To encourage congregants to be open to ideas and philosophies different from their own.
  • To provide high-quality religious/ethical education for children, youth and adults in the congregation and the community.
  • To renovate our building so that it enhances our worship, honors our history and welcomes all.
  • To enrich our own spiritual experience with a diversified arts program.


Working for Justice

  • To explore the responsibilities of being an urban Unitarian Universalist church in the 21st century.
  • To focus on social justice programs where we can be most effective.
  • To live in harmony with nature, recognizing the interconnectedness of all life.

 


For information on
weather-related closures, go to
http://www.wcpo.com/closings

Join us for our next service:
Sunday, April 30, 10:00 a.m.
Tim Kraus

Skin in the Game I: Moncure Daniel Conway and First Church

Order of Service (Updated Friday)
 Upcoming Service Descriptions
Upcoming Events
Heart & Hand Art Auction
Apr 27 2017
12:00AM
Spring New Family Orientation
Apr 30 2017
08:30AM - 10:00AM
Moving on From Church Folly Lane
Apr 30 2017
09:00AM - 10:00AM
Youth Religious Education
Apr 30 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Apr 30 2017
10:00AM -
Congregational Budget Conversations
Apr 30 2017
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Heart & Hand Art Auction
Apr 27 2017
12:00AM
SJ: May Day Brunch Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center
May 01 2017
11:00AM -
Meditation
May 01 2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM
SJ: May Day Rally - Justice for Immigrants & Workers
May 01 2017
06:00PM - 08:00PM
Heart & Hand Art Auction
Apr 27 2017
12:00AM
Heart & Hand Art Auction
Apr 27 2017
12:00AM
Chess and Games with Friends
May 03 2017
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Heart & Hand Art Auction
Apr 27 2017
12:00AM
Heart & Hand Art Auction
Apr 27 2017
12:00AM
Heart & Hand Art Auction
Apr 27 2017
12:00AM
First Church Hiking Club
May 06 2017
10:00AM - 02:00PM
Heart & Hand Art Auction
Apr 27 2017
12:00AM
Spring New Family Orientation
May 07 2017
08:30AM - 10:00AM
Youth Religious Education
May 07 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
May 07 2017
10:00AM -
Congregational Budget Conversations
May 07 2017
11:00AM - 12:00PM
New Member Signing
May 07 2017
11:15AM - 11:30AM
Volunteer Recognition
May 07 2017
11:15AM - 01:00PM
Group Visit to Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education
May 07 2017
01:15PM - 04:00PM
SJ: Bread for the Journey: Potluck Honoring Maribel Trujillo Diaz and Those Who Work on Her Behalf
May 07 2017
02:00PM - 04:00PM
Meditation
May 08 2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Dick Waller Art Exhibit
May 09 2017
12:00AM
Dick Waller Art Exhibit
May 09 2017
12:00AM
SJ: "What's Changed - UC Campus Policing"
May 10 2017
12:00PM - 01:30PM
Dick Waller Art Exhibit
May 09 2017
12:00AM
Women's Retreat
May 11 2017
06:00PM - 11:00AM
SJ: Jubilee and "Usury" Forum with Rabbi Miriam Terlinchamp
May 11 2017
06:00PM - 08:00PM
Dick Waller Art Exhibit
May 09 2017
12:00AM
Women's Retreat
May 11 2017
06:00PM - 11:00AM
Dick Waller Art Exhibit
May 09 2017
12:00AM
SJ: Streetvibes Spring Soiree
May 13 2017
06:00PM - 11:00PM
Women's Retreat
May 11 2017
06:00PM - 11:00AM
Dick Waller Art Exhibit
May 09 2017
12:00AM
Youth Religious Education
May 14 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
May 14 2017
10:00AM -
Women's Retreat
May 11 2017
06:00PM - 11:00AM
Dick Waller Art Exhibit
May 09 2017
12:00AM
Meditation
May 15 2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
May 17 2017
01:30PM - 03:30PM
SJ: IHN Volunteer Celebration
May 18 2017
06:00PM - 08:00PM
Hoxworth Blood Drive
May 21 2017
08:00AM - 02:00PM
SJ: Blood Drive
May 21 2017
08:00AM - 02:00PM
Youth Religious Education
May 21 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
May 21 2017
10:00AM -
Meditation
May 22 2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Women Singing in Sacred Circle
May 22 2017
07:00PM - 09:30PM
Women Singing in Sacred Circle
May 22 2017
07:00PM - 09:30PM
SJ: Stories of Survival: Finding Refuge in Cincinnati
May 24 2017
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Youth Religious Education
May 28 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
May 28 2017
10:00AM -
Visitor Orientation
May 28 2017
11:15AM - 12:15PM
Meditation
May 29 2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Jun 04 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Jun 04 2017
10:00AM -
Meditation
Jun 05 2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Jun 07 2017
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Jun 11 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Jun 11 2017
10:00AM -
Meditation
Jun 12 2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Jun 18 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Jun 18 2017
10:00AM -
Meditation
Jun 19 2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Jun 21 2017
01:30PM - 03:30PM
SJ: Pride Parade
Jun 24 2017
11:00AM -
Youth Religious Education
Jun 25 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Jun 25 2017
10:00AM -
Meditation
Jun 26 2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Jul 02 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Jul 02 2017
10:00AM -
Meditation
Jul 03 2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Jul 05 2017
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Jul 09 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Jul 09 2017
10:00AM -
Meditation
Jul 10 2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Jul 16 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Jul 16 2017
10:00AM -
Meditation
Jul 17 2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Jul 19 2017
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Jul 23 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Jul 23 2017
10:00AM -
Meditation
Jul 24 2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Jul 30 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Jul 30 2017
10:00AM -
Church Service
Jul 30 2017
10:00AM -
Meditation
Jul 31 2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Aug 02 2017
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Aug 06 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Aug 06 2017
10:00AM -
Meditation
Aug 07 2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Aug 13 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Aug 13 2017
10:00AM -
Meditation
Aug 14 2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Aug 16 2017
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Aug 20 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Aug 20 2017
10:00AM -
Meditation
Aug 21 2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Aug 27 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Aug 27 2017
10:00AM -
Meditation
Aug 28 2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Sep 03 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Sep 04 2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Sep 06 2017
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Sep 10 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Sep 11 2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Sep 17 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Sep 18 2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Sep 20 2017
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Sep 24 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Sep 25 2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Oct 01 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Oct 02 2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Oct 04 2017
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Oct 08 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Oct 09 2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Oct 15 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Oct 16 2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Oct 18 2017
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Oct 22 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Oct 23 2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Oct 29 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Oct 30 2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Nov 01 2017
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Nov 05 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Nov 06 2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Nov 12 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Nov 13 2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Nov 15 2017
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Nov 19 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Nov 20 2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Nov 26 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Nov 27 2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Dec 03 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Dec 04 2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Dec 06 2017
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Dec 10 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Dec 11 2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Dec 17 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Dec 18 2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Dec 20 2017
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Dec 24 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Dec 25 2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM

Our 7 UU Principles:

  1. The inherent worth and dignity of every person;

  2. Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;

  3. Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;

  4. A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;

  5. The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;

  6. The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;

  7. Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.