We are a liberal religious haven, sustained by tradition, boldly seeking justice and gently transforming lives through deeds great and small.

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As you’ve heard me say, were all “scoundrels.” But were also all inherently good. There is an ongoing struggle between our scoundrelness and our inherent goodness. What can we do to help our inherent goodness more often be our modus operandi? The spiritual traditions have an answer, namely: remembrance. But it can be hard to remember to remember! How do we overcome such forgetfulness in our lives?

Can’t come in person? Watch this Sunday’s service at 10:00 a.m.

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“Chain” is a powerful metaphor on many levels. It can stand for strength, bondage, lineage, etc. This being our canvass Sunday, I will speak about what it means to be a “link in the chain.” I will further pose the question, what does it mean for First U to be a “link in the chain”? What does this mean relative to our larger Association? Our children? Our theological heritage?

This year, when thinking about our beloved community and the assistance necessary to support our mission and continued growth, we’re asking you to say “YES, AND!” It’s an exciting time at First Church, as we settle into the Developmental Ministry process, welcome new faces, strengthen existing relationships, and continue to push ourselves and the community around us along the arc bending towards justice.

February Giving

New Life Furniture Bank (NLFB) is Southwest Ohio’s only furniture bank collecting gently used furniture and household items to provide to those in need throughout Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, and Dayton.  It delivers and set-up an entire household of furnishings to families overcoming homelessness, domestic abuse, extreme poverty, and other devastating circumstances.

Having a furnished home restores dignity, brings pride of ownership, adds confidence, and allows families to stabilize while working toward self-sufficiency. NLFB recognizes that a home requires more than just four walls. A home requires essential furnishings such as beds to sleep on, a table & chairs to eat at, a sofa to gather, and other basic household items to transform empty spaces into livable homes.

To donate to Share the Plate (STP), please designate “STP February” on your online donations or make checks payable to First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati with “STP February” in the memo line.

Donations of all types (STP, pledge, or general gifts) may be made on this website, https://firstuu.com/give-now/ or through these additional methods: https://firstuu.com/social-justice/give/. Members may also donate through the Breeze online member system. 

All are welcome to join our services.   We gather every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. 
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We are a caring Unitarian Universalist community in the centrally located Avondale neighborhood of Cincinnati. We meet in a warm and graceful building, circa 1889, for worship services that nourish spiritual growth and learning throughout life. A self-governed congregation in good standing with the Unitarian Universalist Association, we are an active force for positive change through a variety of activities that serve our members and our community. 

If you are a member here, an internet traveler or a spiritual searcher, if you are experiencing hard times and need a hand up or are a social justice advocate, come to First Church and share in the celebration of life’s journey. We cherish human diversity, the differences in sex, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, range of abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, financial means, education, theology and political perspective. These values apply to all of the activities of our Congregation.


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