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.

 



Join us for our next Sunday service:

First Church‘s Minister and Board of Trustees have made the difficult decision to temporarily close our doors to help reduce the transmission of the COVID-19 Virus in the community. 

Rev. Connie Simon,
Jera Cox, Director of Music, Meredith Plummer, DLFD

Order of Service (Updated Friday)
In case of inclement weather, please visit Channel 9 WCPO: http://www.wcpo.com/closings.
Upcoming Events
Social Justice Committee
Sep 19 2020
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Church Council
Sep 19 2020
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Sep 20 2020
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Youth Group
Sep 20 2020
05:00PM - 06:00PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Sep 22 2020
06:30PM - 07:00PM
First U Singers
Sep 23 2020
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Vespers
Sep 23 2020
07:00PM -
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Sep 24 2020
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Harvest the Power, 2nd Edition
Sep 24 2020
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Fourth Friday Tad Talks
Sep 25 2020
07:00PM - 07:30PM
Coffee Hour
Sep 27 2020
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Youth Group
Sep 27 2020
05:00PM - 06:00PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Sep 29 2020
06:30PM - 07:00PM
First U Singers
Sep 30 2020
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Oct 01 2020
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Linton Rehearsal
Oct 02 2020
09:00AM - 07:00PM
Linton Music Series
Oct 03 2020
09:00AM - 10:00PM
Minecraft with Ms. Meredith
Oct 03 2020
09:00AM - 10:30AM
Coffee Hour
Oct 04 2020
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Linton Music Series
Oct 04 2020
11:45AM - 07:00PM
Linton Music Concert
Oct 04 2020
12:00PM - 07:00PM
Linton Concert
Oct 04 2020
02:30PM - 07:00PM
Youth Group
Oct 04 2020
05:00PM - 06:00PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Oct 06 2020
06:30PM - 07:00PM
Finance Committee
Oct 06 2020
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Parents and Caregivers as Sexuality Educators
Oct 06 2020
07:30PM - 08:30PM
First U Singers
Oct 07 2020
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Executive Committee
Oct 07 2020
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Oct 08 2020
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Worship Committee
Oct 08 2020
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Spirit in Practice
Oct 10 2020
09:00AM - 10:00AM
Masquerade
Oct 10 2020
04:00PM - 06:00PM
Coffee Hour
Oct 11 2020
11:00AM - 12:30PM
IHN
Oct 11 2020
04:00PM - 11:55PM
IHN
Oct 11 2020
04:00PM - 10:00PM
Youth Group
Oct 11 2020
05:00PM - 06:00PM
IHN
Oct 12 2020
12:00AM
IHN
Oct 12 2020
06:00AM - 08:00AM
IHN
Oct 12 2020
04:00PM - 10:00PM
IHN
Oct 13 2020
12:00AM
IHN
Oct 13 2020
06:00AM - 08:00AM
IHN
Oct 13 2020
04:00PM - 10:00PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Oct 13 2020
06:30PM - 07:00PM
Parents and Caregivers as Sexuality Educators
Oct 13 2020
07:30PM - 08:30PM
IHN
Oct 14 2020
12:00AM
IHN
Oct 14 2020
06:00AM - 08:00AM
IHN
Oct 14 2020
04:00PM - 10:00PM
First U Singers
Oct 14 2020
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
Oct 14 2020
06:30PM - 08:30PM
IHN
Oct 15 2020
12:00AM
IHN
Oct 15 2020
06:00AM - 08:00AM
IHN
Oct 15 2020
04:00PM - 10:00PM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Oct 15 2020
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Committee on Ministry
Oct 15 2020
06:00PM - 07:30PM
IHN
Oct 16 2020
12:00AM
IHN
Oct 16 2020
06:00AM - 08:00AM
IHN
Oct 16 2020
04:00PM - 10:00PM
IHN
Oct 17 2020
12:00AM
IHN
Oct 17 2020
06:00AM - 08:00AM
Social Justice Committee
Oct 17 2020
09:30AM - 11:00AM
IHN
Oct 17 2020
04:00PM - 10:00PM
Masquerade Rain-Date
Oct 17 2020
04:00PM - 06:00PM
IHN
Oct 18 2020
12:00AM
IHN
Oct 18 2020
06:00AM - 08:00AM
Coffee Hour
Oct 18 2020
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Youth Group
Oct 18 2020
05:00PM - 06:00PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Oct 20 2020
06:30PM - 07:00PM
Parents and Caregivers as Sexuality Educators
Oct 20 2020
07:30PM - 08:30PM
First U Singers
Oct 21 2020
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Widening the Circle of Concern
Oct 21 2020
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Oct 22 2020
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Fourth Friday Tad Talks
Oct 23 2020
07:00PM - 07:30PM
Harvest the Power, 2nd Edition
Oct 23 2020
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Coffee Hour
Oct 25 2020
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Youth Group
Oct 25 2020
05:00PM - 06:00PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Oct 27 2020
06:30PM - 07:00PM
Parents and Caregivers as Sexuality Educators
Oct 27 2020
07:30PM - 08:30PM
First U Singers
Oct 28 2020
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Vespers
Oct 28 2020
07:00PM -
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Oct 29 2020
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Coffee Hour
Nov 01 2020
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Youth Group
Nov 01 2020
05:00PM - 06:00PM
Election - polling location
Nov 03 2020
05:30AM - 11:00PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Nov 03 2020
06:30PM - 07:00PM
Finance Committee
Nov 03 2020
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Parents and Caregivers as Sexuality Educators
Nov 03 2020
07:30PM - 08:30PM
First U Singers
Nov 04 2020
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Post-Election Meeting
Nov 04 2020
06:00PM - 09:00PM
Executive Committee
Nov 04 2020
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Nov 05 2020
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Election equipment pick up
Nov 07 2020
08:00AM - 01:00PM
Minecraft with Ms. Meredith
Nov 07 2020
09:00AM - 10:30AM
H&H Cabaret Event
Nov 07 2020
03:00PM - 08:30PM
Coffee Hour
Nov 08 2020
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Post-Election Meeting
Nov 08 2020
12:00PM - 03:00PM
Youth Group
Nov 08 2020
05:00PM - 06:00PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Nov 10 2020
06:30PM - 07:00PM
First U Singers
Nov 11 2020
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
Nov 11 2020
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Nov 12 2020
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Worship Committee
Nov 12 2020
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Phi Mu Delta Zeta
Nov 14 2020
09:00AM - 11:00AM
Spirit in Practice
Nov 14 2020
09:00AM - 10:00AM
Coffee Hour
Nov 15 2020
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Youth Group
Nov 15 2020
05:00PM - 06:00PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Nov 17 2020
06:30PM - 07:00PM
First U Singers
Nov 18 2020
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Widening the Circle of Concern
Nov 18 2020
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Nov 19 2020
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Committee on Ministry
Nov 19 2020
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Social Justice Committee
Nov 21 2020
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Coffee Hour
Nov 22 2020
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Youth Group
Nov 22 2020
05:00PM - 06:00PM
First U Singers
Nov 25 2020
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Vespers
Nov 25 2020
07:00PM -
Fourth Friday Tad Talks
Nov 27 2020
07:00PM - 07:30PM
Harvest the Power, 2nd Edition
Nov 27 2020
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Coffee Hour
Nov 29 2020
11:00AM - 12:30PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Dec 01 2020
06:30PM - 07:00PM
Finance Committee
Dec 01 2020
06:30PM - 08:00PM
First U Singers
Dec 02 2020
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Executive Committee
Dec 02 2020
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Dec 03 2020
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Linton Music Rehearsal
Dec 04 2020
09:00AM - 10:00PM
Linton Music Rehearsal
Dec 05 2020
09:00AM - 10:00PM
Minecraft with Ms. Meredith
Dec 05 2020
09:00AM - 10:30AM
Coffee Hour
Dec 06 2020
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Linton Music Concert
Dec 06 2020
11:45AM - 07:00PM
Linton Music Concert
Dec 06 2020
12:30PM - 07:10PM
Linton Concert
Dec 06 2020
02:30PM - 07:00PM
Youth Group
Dec 06 2020
05:00PM - 06:00PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Dec 08 2020
06:30PM - 07:00PM
First U Singers
Dec 09 2020
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
Dec 09 2020
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Dec 10 2020
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Worship Committee
Dec 10 2020
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Spirit in Practice
Dec 12 2020
09:00AM - 10:00AM
Coffee Hour
Dec 13 2020
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Jazz@First
Dec 13 2020
01:00PM - 06:00PM
Jazz@First
Dec 13 2020
01:00PM - 04:00PM
Youth Group
Dec 13 2020
05:00PM - 06:00PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Dec 15 2020
06:30PM - 07:00PM
First U Singers
Dec 16 2020
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Widening the Circle of Concern
Dec 16 2020
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Dec 17 2020
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Committee on Ministry
Dec 17 2020
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Social Justice Committee
Dec 19 2020
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Coffee Hour
Dec 20 2020
11:00AM - 12:30PM
IHN
Dec 20 2020
04:00PM - 09:00PM
IHN
Dec 20 2020
04:00PM - 11:55PM

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.