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:

December 15 ~ 10 a.m.

Music Sunday

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
Choir Dress Rehearsal
Dec 14 2019
09:00AM - 11:00AM
Newsletter Deadline
Dec 15 2019
12:00AM
HR Committee
Dec 15 2019
08:30AM - 10:00AM
Infant / Toddler Sunday School
Dec 15 2019
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Worship
Dec 15 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
1st - 3rd Sunday School
Dec 15 2019
10:00AM - 11:15AM
4th - 5th Sunday School
Dec 15 2019
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Jr. High Youth Group
Dec 15 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
PreK - K Sunday School
Dec 15 2019
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Sr. High Youth Group
Dec 15 2019
10:00AM -
Coffee Hour
Dec 15 2019
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Kid's Choir Rehearsal
Dec 15 2019
11:30AM - 12:15PM
Meditation
Dec 16 2019
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Greater Cincinnati Democrats
Dec 17 2019
11:00AM - 01:00PM
First Church Ringers
Dec 17 2019
06:30PM - 07:30PM
May Festival Rehearsal
Dec 17 2019
06:30PM - 10:00PM
Tuesday Night Check-in
Dec 17 2019
09:30PM - 10:00PM
Finance Subcommittee Meeting
Dec 18 2019
01:00PM - 03:00PM
Committee on Ministry
Dec 19 2019
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Choir Rehearsal
Dec 19 2019
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Winter Solstice Potluck
Dec 21 2019
04:30PM - 08:00PM
Infant / Toddler Sunday School
Dec 22 2019
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Worship
Dec 22 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
1st - 3rd Sunday School
Dec 22 2019
10:00AM - 11:15AM
4th - 5th Sunday School
Dec 22 2019
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Jr. High Youth Group
Dec 22 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
PreK - K Sunday School
Dec 22 2019
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Sr. High Youth Group
Dec 22 2019
10:00AM -
Coffee Hour
Dec 22 2019
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Sharing Circle
Dec 22 2019
11:30AM - 01:00PM
IHN
Dec 22 2019
04:00PM - 10:00PM
IHN
Dec 22 2019
04:00PM - 11:55PM
IHN
Dec 23 2019
12:00AM
IHN
Dec 23 2019
06:00AM - 09:00AM
Meditation
Dec 23 2019
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Women Singing in Sacred Circle
Dec 23 2019
07:00PM - 09:30PM
Free Inquiry Group
Dec 23 2019
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Linton Writers
Dec 24 2019
09:30AM - 11:30AM
Greater Cincinnati Democrats
Dec 24 2019
11:00AM - 01:00PM
Christmas Eve Festivities
Dec 24 2019
02:00PM - 10:00PM
Tuesday Night Check-in
Dec 24 2019
09:30PM - 10:00PM
Christmas Day
Dec 25 2019
12:00AM
First Church Ringers
Dec 25 2019
06:30PM - 07:30PM
IHN
Dec 26 2019
04:00PM - 09:00PM
IHN
Dec 26 2019
04:45PM - 11:55PM
Cody Marx Wedding Rehearsal
Dec 26 2019
05:00PM - 07:00PM
Choir Rehearsal
Dec 26 2019
07:00PM - 08:30PM
IHN
Dec 27 2019
12:00AM
IHN
Dec 27 2019
06:00AM - 09:00AM
IHN
Dec 27 2019
04:00PM - 09:00PM
IHN
Dec 28 2019
12:00AM
IHN
Dec 28 2019
06:00AM - 09:00AM
IHN
Dec 28 2019
04:00PM - 09:00PM
IHN
Dec 29 2019
12:00AM
IHN
Dec 29 2019
06:00AM - 08:00AM
Infant / Toddler Sunday School
Dec 29 2019
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Worship
Dec 29 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
1st - 3rd Sunday School
Dec 29 2019
10:00AM - 11:15AM
4th - 5th Sunday School
Dec 29 2019
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Jr. High Youth Group
Dec 29 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
PreK - K Sunday School
Dec 29 2019
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Sr. High Youth Group
Dec 29 2019
10:00AM -
Coffee Hour
Dec 29 2019
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Six Sources Discussions
Dec 29 2019
11:00AM - 12:00PM
May Festival Rehearsal
Dec 29 2019
05:30PM - 09:00PM
Meditation
Dec 30 2019
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Greater Cincinnati Democrats
Dec 31 2019
11:00AM - 01:00PM
Tuesday Night Check-in
Dec 31 2019
09:30PM - 10:00PM
New Year's Day
Jan 01 2020
12:00AM
Executive Committee
Jan 01 2020
06:30PM - 08:30PM
First Church Ringers
Jan 01 2020
06:30PM - 07:30PM
Choir Rehearsal
Jan 02 2020
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Adulting Class for Adults
Jan 04 2020
09:00AM - 12:00PM
Newsletter Deadline
Jan 05 2020
12:00AM
Membership Committee
Jan 05 2020
09:00AM - 10:00AM
Infant / Toddler Sunday School
Jan 05 2020
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Worship
Jan 05 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
1st - 3rd Sunday School
Jan 05 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
4th - 5th Sunday School
Jan 05 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Jr. High Youth Group
Jan 05 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
PreK - K Sunday School
Jan 05 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Sr. High Youth Group
Jan 05 2020
10:00AM -
Coffee Hour
Jan 05 2020
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Kid's Choir Rehearsal
Jan 05 2020
11:30AM - 12:15PM
Intermediate OWL
Jan 05 2020
12:00PM - 01:15PM
Youth Group
Jan 05 2020
06:00PM - 08:00PM
Meditation
Jan 06 2020
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Finance Subcommittee Budget Meeting
Jan 06 2020
01:00PM - 03:00PM
Adult Faith Development
Jan 06 2020
04:00PM - 05:30PM
Building and Grounds Committee
Jan 06 2020
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Greater Cincinnati Democrats
Jan 07 2020
11:00AM - 01:00PM
Finance Committee
Jan 07 2020
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Tuesday Night Check-in
Jan 07 2020
09:30PM - 10:00PM
Sharing Circle
Jan 08 2020
09:45AM - 11:15AM
First Church Ringers
Jan 08 2020
06:30PM - 07:30PM
Sharing Circle
Jan 08 2020
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Worship Committee
Jan 09 2020
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Harvest the Power
Jan 09 2020
06:00PM - 09:00PM
Choir Rehearsal
Jan 09 2020
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Linton Music Rehearsal
Jan 10 2020
09:00AM - 10:00PM
Examining X
Jan 10 2020
06:00PM - 10:00PM
Church Council Meeting
Jan 11 2020
09:00AM - 12:00PM
Linton Music Rehearsal
Jan 11 2020
09:00AM - 10:00PM
Infant / Toddler Sunday School
Jan 12 2020
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Worship
Jan 12 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
1st - 3rd Sunday School
Jan 12 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
4th - 5th Sunday School
Jan 12 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Jr. High Youth Group
Jan 12 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
PreK - K Sunday School
Jan 12 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Sr. High Youth Group
Jan 12 2020
10:00AM -
Coffee Hour
Jan 12 2020
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Intermediate OWL
Jan 12 2020
12:00PM - 01:15PM
Linton Music Concert
Jan 12 2020
02:00PM - 07:00PM
Meditation
Jan 13 2020
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Endowment Fund Meeting
Jan 13 2020
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Linton Writers
Jan 14 2020
09:30AM - 11:30AM
Greater Cincinnati Democrats
Jan 14 2020
11:00AM - 01:00PM
Adult OWL
Jan 14 2020
06:00PM - 09:00PM
Tuesday Night Check-in
Jan 14 2020
09:30PM - 10:00PM
Board of Trustee's Meeting
Jan 15 2020
06:30PM - 08:30PM
First Church Ringers
Jan 15 2020
06:30PM - 07:30PM
Committee on Ministry
Jan 16 2020
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Harvest the Power
Jan 16 2020
06:00PM - 09:00PM
Choir Rehearsal
Jan 16 2020
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Book/Movie Discussion
Jan 18 2020
06:00PM - 10:00PM
Newsletter Deadline
Jan 19 2020
12:00AM
Infant / Toddler Sunday School
Jan 19 2020
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Worship
Jan 19 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
1st - 3rd Sunday School
Jan 19 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
4th - 5th Sunday School
Jan 19 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Jr. High Youth Group
Jan 19 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
PreK - K Sunday School
Jan 19 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Sr. High Youth Group
Jan 19 2020
10:00AM -
Coffee Hour
Jan 19 2020
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Getting to Know UU
Jan 19 2020
11:10AM - 11:55PM
Kid's Choir Rehearsal
Jan 19 2020
11:30AM - 12:15PM
White Supremacy Teach-In
Jan 19 2020
11:30AM - 01:00PM
MLK Day
Jan 20 2020
12:00AM
Meditation
Jan 20 2020
11:30AM - 12:30PM
May Festival Rehearsal
Jan 20 2020
07:00PM - 10:00PM
Greater Cincinnati Democrats
Jan 21 2020
11:00AM - 01:00PM
Adult OWL
Jan 21 2020
06:00PM - 09:00PM
Tuesday Night Check-in
Jan 21 2020
09:30PM - 10:00PM
Pre-Vesper Potluck
Jan 22 2020
05:45PM - 07:00PM
First Church Ringers
Jan 22 2020
06:30PM - 07:30PM
Vespers
Jan 22 2020
07:00PM -
Harvest the Power
Jan 23 2020
06:00PM - 09:00PM
Choir Rehearsal
Jan 23 2020
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Micro-Aggression Workshop
Jan 25 2020
11:00AM - 02:00PM
Infant / Toddler Sunday School
Jan 26 2020
09:45AM - 11:15AM

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.