At some point in your faith journey, you may begin to feel you would like to be more than a guest here at First Unitarian Church. You may feel that this has become your spiritual home, a community with whom you share values, a place to raise your children, a hub for involvement in social justice, a support in time of need, a place to make connections and have fun.  

 

Meaning of Membership

Although we have no set doctrine or prescribed beliefs, we do have shared principles. When you sign the membership book, you are saying you are in agreement with those principles and our Vision and Mission statements.


In addition, you are ready to:

  • Participate in the life of the church.
  • Grow your own faith.
  • Give of your time, energy and talents.
  • Support the church with an annual pledge.

 

Privileges of Membership

  • Right to vote on church matters (after attending one Congregational meeting as an observer).
  • Free use of the church building and services of the minister in rites of passage, with some limitations.
  • Receipt of the church newsletter and annual directory, including access to member’s section of website.
  • Enrollment in the church’s email lists for announcements and discussion.
  • Certification with the Unitarian Universalist Association, with the right to attend General Assembly and receive UUA’s magazine The World.

Path to Membership

  • Attend services and get to know us – take your time, get involved in an activity or committee that interests you, talk to us.
  • Attend  “Meet the Minister” or “New U Orientation” – many even attend both!
  • Contact the Welcome/Membership Committee about joining.
  • Membership Chair is Barb Rider: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 513.324.8862.
  • Sign the membership book at a signing ceremony on a Sunday morning either before or after worship.

 

Meet the Minister

  • One-hour session held about once a month.
  • Minister gives a brief introduction to Unitarian Universalism and First Church and answers questions.
  • Childcare provided.

 

New U Orientation

  • 3-hour session held in fall, winter and spring.
  • Visitors meet one another and share their spiritual journeys.
  • Minister discusses Unitarian Universalist history, beliefs, and principles.
  • Minister introduces First Church, how we operate, what membership means.
  • Time for questions and answers.
  • Tour of entire church facility.
  • Childcare provided.
  • Includes family meal.

 

New Member Signing

  • New Member Signing takes place multiple times each year on a Sunday before the service.
  • New Members sign the membership book and are welcomed to our church family by the minister, registrar, membership chair, and other church members.

 



Join us for our next Sunday service:

Sunday, November 18, 2018 ~ 10 a.m.

Rev. Connie Simon

The Warmth of Community

Order of Service (Updated Friday)
The video of the October 28 installation service for Rev. Connie Simon is available now! Click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGXbTz4pj9c&feature=youtu.be
Upcoming Events
Sunday Service
Nov 18 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Nov 19 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Brown Bag Lunch with Rev. Connie
Nov 21 2018
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Nov 21 2018
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Nov 25 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Nov 25 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Peace Committee Open Forum
Nov 25 2018
11:15AM - 01:00PM
Meditation
Nov 26 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Pre-Vespers Potluck
Nov 28 2018
05:30PM - 06:45PM
Vespers
Nov 28 2018
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Dec 02 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Dec 02 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Dec 03 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Dec 05 2018
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Women's Silent Retreat
Dec 07 2018
06:00PM - 05:00PM
Women's Silent Retreat
Dec 07 2018
06:00PM - 05:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Dec 09 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Dec 09 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Women's Silent Retreat
Dec 07 2018
06:00PM - 05:00PM
Meditation
Dec 10 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Breakfast with Santa
Dec 16 2018
08:00AM - 10:00AM
Youth Religious Education
Dec 16 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Dec 16 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Dec 17 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Brown Bag Lunch with Rev. Connie
Dec 19 2018
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Dec 19 2018
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Dec 23 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Dec 23 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Dec 24 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Pre-Vespers Potluck
Dec 26 2018
05:30PM - 06:45PM
Vespers
Dec 26 2018
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Dec 30 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Dec 30 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Dec 31 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Jan 06 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Jan 06 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Jan 07 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Jan 13 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Jan 13 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Jan 14 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Brown Bag Lunch with Rev. Connie
Jan 16 2019
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Jan 20 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Jan 20 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Jan 21 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Pre-Vespers Potluck
Jan 23 2019
05:30PM - 06:45PM
Youth Religious Education
Jan 27 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Jan 27 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Jan 28 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Feb 03 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Feb 03 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Feb 04 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Feb 10 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Feb 10 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Feb 11 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Feb 17 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Feb 17 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Feb 18 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Brown Bag Lunch with Rev. Connie
Feb 20 2019
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Feb 24 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Feb 24 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Feb 25 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Pre-Vespers Potluck
Feb 27 2019
05:30PM - 06:45PM
Youth Religious Education
Mar 03 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Mar 03 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Mar 04 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Mar 10 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Mar 10 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Mar 11 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Mar 17 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Mar 17 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Mar 18 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Brown Bag Lunch with Rev. Connie
Mar 20 2019
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Mar 24 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Mar 24 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Mar 25 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Pre-Vespers Potluck
Mar 27 2019
05:30PM - 06:45PM
Youth Religious Education
Mar 31 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Mar 31 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Apr 01 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Apr 07 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Apr 07 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Streetvibes Vendor at First Church
Apr 08 2019
10:00AM - 11:00PM
Meditation
Apr 08 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Apr 14 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Apr 14 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Apr 15 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Brown Bag Lunch with Rev. Connie
Apr 17 2019
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Apr 21 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Apr 21 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Apr 22 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Pre-Vespers Potluck
Apr 24 2019
05:30PM - 06:45PM
Youth Religious Education
Apr 28 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Apr 28 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Apr 29 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
May 05 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
May 05 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
May 06 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Women's Retreat
May 10 2019
06:00PM - 06:00PM
Women's Retreat
May 10 2019
06:00PM - 06:00PM
Youth Religious Education
May 12 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
May 12 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Women's Retreat
May 10 2019
06:00PM - 06:00PM
Meditation
May 13 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Streetvibes Vendor at First Church
May 14 2019
10:00AM - 11:00PM
Brown Bag Lunch with Rev. Connie
May 15 2019
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Youth Religious Education
May 19 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
May 19 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
May 20 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
May 26 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
May 26 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
May 27 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Jun 02 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Jun 02 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Jun 03 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Jun 09 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Jun 09 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Jun 10 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Jun 16 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Jun 16 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Jun 17 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Brown Bag Lunch with Rev. Connie
Jun 19 2019
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Jun 23 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Jun 23 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Jun 24 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Pre-Vespers Potluck
Jun 26 2019
05:30PM - 06:45PM
Youth Religious Education
Jun 30 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Jun 30 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Jul 01 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Jul 07 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Jul 08 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Jul 14 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Jul 15 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM