Our Mission Statement

Our urban community welcomes all with love, supports learning and spiritual growth, serves our wider community, and works for justice, equity, and inclusion. 

 

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
Barbara Bonney's Sharing Circle
May 18 2022
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
May 19 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
8th Principle Discussion
May 19 2022
07:30PM - 09:00PM
Jan Connelly's Sharing Circle
May 20 2022
10:00AM - 11:30AM
Tad Talk
May 20 2022
07:00PM - 07:45PM
Social Justice Committee
May 21 2022
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Jr. High OWL Overnight
May 21 2022
06:30PM - 12:00PM
IHN
May 22 2022
12:00AM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
May 22 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
May 22 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
May 22 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
May 22 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
May 22 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Congregational Meeting
May 22 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
May 22 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Sr. High Youth Group
May 22 2022
12:00PM - 01:00PM
Jr. High OWL Overnight
May 21 2022
06:30PM - 12:00PM
IHN
May 22 2022
12:00AM
Women Singing in Sacred Circle (tentative 1st in-person))
May 23 2022
07:00PM - 09:00PM
IHN
May 22 2022
12:00AM
IHN
May 22 2022
12:00AM
IHN
May 22 2022
12:00AM
Music/choir rehearsal
May 26 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
IHN
May 22 2022
12:00AM
IHN
May 22 2022
12:00AM
IHN
May 22 2022
12:00AM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
May 29 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
May 29 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
May 29 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
May 29 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
May 29 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Reconnect (Online)
May 29 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
May 29 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Executive Committee
Jun 01 2022
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Jun 02 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
CMERA
Jun 04 2022
08:30AM - 01:00PM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Jun 05 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Jun 05 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Jun 05 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Jun 05 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Jun 05 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
Jun 05 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Finance Committee
Jun 07 2022
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
Jun 08 2022
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Jun 09 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Worship Committee
Jun 09 2022
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Jun 12 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Jun 12 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Jun 12 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Jun 12 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Jun 12 2022
11:00AM - 11:30AM
First U Ringers rehearsal
Jun 12 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
CCO auditions
Jun 14 2022
08:00AM - 07:00PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Jun 16 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Sharing Circle
Jun 17 2022
10:00AM - 11:30AM
Social Justice Committee
Jun 18 2022
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Jun 19 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Jun 19 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Jun 19 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Jun 19 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Jun 19 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
Jun 19 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Linnea Lose' Sharing Circle
Jun 20 2022
04:30PM - 06:00PM
Cincinnati Women's Political Caucaus
Jun 22 2022
06:30PM - 09:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Jun 23 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Jun 26 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Jun 26 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Jun 26 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Jun 26 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Jun 26 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
Jun 26 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Women Singing in Sacred Circle (tentative 1st in-person))
Jun 27 2022
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Jun 30 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Jul 03 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Jul 03 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Jul 03 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Jul 03 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Jul 03 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
Jul 03 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Finance Committee
Jul 05 2022
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Executive Committee
Jul 06 2022
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Jul 07 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Jul 10 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Jul 10 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Jul 10 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Jul 10 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Jul 10 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
Jul 10 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
Jul 13 2022
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Jul 14 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Worship Committee
Jul 14 2022
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Social Justice Committee
Jul 16 2022
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Jr. High OWL Overnight
Jul 16 2022
06:30PM - 12:00PM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Jul 17 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Jul 17 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Jul 17 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Jul 17 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Jul 17 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
Jul 17 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Jr. High OWL Overnight
Jul 16 2022
06:30PM - 12:00PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Jul 21 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
IHN
Jul 24 2022
12:00AM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Jul 24 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Jul 24 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Jul 24 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Jul 24 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Jul 24 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
Jul 24 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Jr. High OWL
Jul 24 2022
01:30PM - 04:00PM
IHN
Jul 24 2022
12:00AM
IHN
Jul 24 2022
12:00AM
IHN
Jul 24 2022
12:00AM
IHN
Jul 24 2022
12:00AM
Music/choir rehearsal
Jul 28 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
IHN
Jul 24 2022
12:00AM
IHN
Jul 24 2022
12:00AM
IHN
Jul 24 2022
12:00AM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Jul 31 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Jul 31 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Jul 31 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Jul 31 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Jul 31 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
Jul 31 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Jr. High OWL
Jul 31 2022
01:30PM - 04:00PM
CCO auditions
Aug 02 2022
01:00PM - 08:00PM
Finance Committee
Aug 02 2022
06:30PM - 08:00PM
CCO SummerMusik Rehearsals
Aug 03 2022
01:00PM - 03:30PM
Executive Committee
Aug 03 2022
06:30PM - 08:30PM
CCO SummerMusik Rehearsals
Aug 03 2022
01:00PM - 03:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Aug 04 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
CCO SummerMusik Rehearsals
Aug 03 2022
01:00PM - 03:30PM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Aug 07 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Aug 07 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Aug 07 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Aug 07 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Aug 07 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
Aug 07 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Jr. High OWL
Aug 07 2022
01:30PM - 04:00PM
CCO SummerMusik Rehearsals
Aug 10 2022
01:00PM - 03:30PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
Aug 10 2022
06:30PM - 08:30PM
CCO SummerMusik Rehearsals
Aug 10 2022
01:00PM - 03:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Aug 11 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Worship Committee
Aug 11 2022
06:00PM - 07:30PM
CCO SummerMusik Rehearsals
Aug 10 2022
01:00PM - 03:30PM
Jr. High OWL Overnight
Aug 13 2022
06:30PM - 12:00PM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Aug 14 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Aug 14 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Aug 14 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Aug 14 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Jr. High OWL Overnight
Aug 13 2022
06:30PM - 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.