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:

 

January 26 ~ 10 a.m.

Not Equality, Equity!

 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
Linton Writers
Jan 28 2020
09:30AM - 11:30AM
Greater Cincinnati Democrats
Jan 28 2020
11:00AM - 01:00PM
Adult OWL
Jan 28 2020
06:00PM - 09:00PM
Tuesday Night Check-in
Jan 28 2020
09:30PM - 10:00PM
Avondale Community Meeting
Jan 29 2020
10:00AM - 11:30AM
Community Connections with LLAD
Jan 29 2020
11:00AM - 01:00PM
Bylaws Task Force
Jan 29 2020
06:00PM - 08:00PM
First Church Ringers
Jan 29 2020
06:30PM - 07:30PM
AIM Meeting
Jan 30 2020
11:00AM - 01:00PM
Harvest the Power
Jan 30 2020
06:00PM - 09:00PM
Choir Rehearsal
Jan 30 2020
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Community Connections with LLAD
Jan 31 2020
11:00AM - 01:00PM
Adulting Class for Elders
Feb 01 2020
09:00AM - 12:00PM
Principled Commitment
Feb 01 2020
09:00AM - 12:30PM
Newsletter Deadline
Feb 02 2020
12:00AM
Heart and Hand Team Meeting
Feb 02 2020
08:30AM - 10:00AM
Infant / Toddler Sunday School
Feb 02 2020
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Worship
Feb 02 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
1st - 3rd Sunday School
Feb 02 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
4th - 5th Sunday School
Feb 02 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Jr. High Youth Group
Feb 02 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
PreK - K Sunday School
Feb 02 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Sr. High Youth Group
Feb 02 2020
10:00AM -
Coffee Hour
Feb 02 2020
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Kid's Choir Rehearsal
Feb 02 2020
11:30AM - 12:15PM
Intermediate OWL
Feb 02 2020
12:00PM - 01:15PM
CCJO Jazz@First
Feb 02 2020
01:00PM - 05:00PM
CCJO Jazz@First Series
Feb 02 2020
01:00PM - 04:00PM
Senior High Hangout
Feb 02 2020
06:00PM - 08:00PM
LADD Cooks
Feb 03 2020
11:00AM - 01:00PM
Meditation
Feb 03 2020
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Adult Faith Development
Feb 03 2020
04:00PM - 05:30PM
Building and Grounds Committee
Feb 03 2020
06:30PM - 08:00PM
May Festival Rehearsal
Feb 03 2020
07:00PM - 10:00PM
Greater Cincinnati Democrats
Feb 04 2020
11:00AM - 01:00PM
Adult OWL
Feb 04 2020
06:00PM - 09:00PM
Finance Committee
Feb 04 2020
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Tuesday Night Check-in
Feb 04 2020
09:30PM - 10:00PM
LADD Cooks
Feb 05 2020
11:00AM - 01:00PM
Executive Committee
Feb 05 2020
06:30PM - 08:30PM
First Church Ringers
Feb 05 2020
06:30PM - 07:30PM
AIM Meeting
Feb 06 2020
03:00PM - 04:30PM
Choir Rehearsal
Feb 06 2020
07:00PM - 08:30PM
LADD Drum Circle
Feb 07 2020
10:30AM - 12:30PM
Heart and Hand Auction
Feb 08 2020
12:00AM
Principled Commitment
Feb 08 2020
09:00AM - 12:30PM
Heart & Hand Collection & Distribution
Feb 09 2020
08:00AM - 11:00AM
Infant / Toddler Sunday School
Feb 09 2020
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Worship
Feb 09 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
1st - 3rd Sunday School
Feb 09 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
4th - 5th Sunday School
Feb 09 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Jr. High Youth Group
Feb 09 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
PreK - K Sunday School
Feb 09 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Sr. High Youth Group
Feb 09 2020
10:00AM -
Coffee Hour
Feb 09 2020
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First Church HUUmanists
Feb 09 2020
11:30AM - 01:00PM
Meditation
Feb 10 2020
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Carter Committee
Feb 10 2020
01:00PM - 03:00PM
Linton Writers
Feb 11 2020
09:30AM - 11:30AM
Greater Cincinnati Democrats
Feb 11 2020
11:00AM - 01:00PM
Adult OWL
Feb 11 2020
06:00PM - 09:00PM
Tuesday Night Check-in
Feb 11 2020
09:30PM - 10:00PM
Sharing Circle
Feb 12 2020
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Board of Trustee's Meeting
Feb 12 2020
06:30PM - 08:30PM
First Church Ringers
Feb 12 2020
06:30PM - 07:30PM
Sharing Circle
Feb 12 2020
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Worship Committee
Feb 13 2020
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Choir Rehearsal
Feb 13 2020
07:00PM - 08:30PM
LADD Cooks
Feb 14 2020
11:00AM - 01:00PM
Parent's Night Out
Feb 14 2020
06:00PM - 10:00PM
Examining X
Feb 14 2020
06:00PM - 10:00PM
Heart & Hand Auction Snow Day
Feb 15 2020
12:00AM
Principled Commitment
Feb 15 2020
09:00AM - 12:30PM
Newsletter Deadline
Feb 16 2020
12:00AM
Heart & Hand Collection and Distribution
Feb 16 2020
08:00AM - 11:00AM
Infant / Toddler Sunday School
Feb 16 2020
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Worship
Feb 16 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
1st - 3rd Sunday School
Feb 16 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
4th - 5th Sunday School
Feb 16 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Jr. High Youth Group
Feb 16 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
PreK - K Sunday School
Feb 16 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Sr. High Youth Group
Feb 16 2020
10:00AM -
Coffee Hour
Feb 16 2020
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Kid's Choir Rehearsal
Feb 16 2020
11:30AM - 12:15PM
Sharing Circle
Feb 16 2020
11:30AM - 01:00PM
President's Day
Feb 17 2020
12:00AM
Meditation
Feb 17 2020
11:30AM - 12:30PM
May Festival Rehearsal
Feb 17 2020
07:00PM - 10:00PM
Greater Cincinnati Democrats
Feb 18 2020
11:00AM - 01:00PM
Adult OWL
Feb 18 2020
06:00PM - 09:00PM
Tuesday Night Check-in
Feb 18 2020
09:30PM - 10:00PM
First Church Ringers
Feb 19 2020
06:30PM - 07:30PM
Social Justice Committee
Feb 20 2020
04:00PM - 05:30PM
Committee on Ministry
Feb 20 2020
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Choir Rehearsal
Feb 20 2020
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Principled Commitment
Feb 22 2020
09:00AM - 12:30PM
Jorge Vila Memorial
Feb 22 2020
01:00PM - 04:00PM
Book/Movie Discussion
Feb 22 2020
06:00PM - 10:00PM
Heart & Hand Collection and Distribution
Feb 23 2020
08:00AM - 11:00AM
Infant / Toddler Sunday School
Feb 23 2020
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Worship
Feb 23 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
1st - 3rd Sunday School
Feb 23 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
4th - 5th Sunday School
Feb 23 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Jr. High Youth Group
Feb 23 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
PreK - K Sunday School
Feb 23 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Sr. High Youth Group
Feb 23 2020
10:00AM -
Coffee Hour
Feb 23 2020
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Six Sources Discussion
Feb 23 2020
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Intermediate OWL
Feb 23 2020
12:00PM - 01:15PM
Meditation
Feb 24 2020
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Women Singing in Sacred Circle
Feb 24 2020
07:00PM - 09:30PM
Free Inquiry Group
Feb 24 2020
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Linton Writers
Feb 25 2020
09:30AM - 11:30AM
Greater Cincinnati Democrats
Feb 25 2020
11:00AM - 01:00PM
Adult OWL
Feb 25 2020
06:00PM - 09:00PM
Tuesday Night Check-in
Feb 25 2020
09:30PM - 10:00PM
LADD Cooks
Feb 26 2020
11:00AM - 01:00PM
Pre-Vesper Potluck
Feb 26 2020
05:45PM - 07:00PM
First Church Ringers
Feb 26 2020
06:30PM - 07:30PM
Vespers
Feb 26 2020
07:00PM -
Choir Rehearsal
Feb 27 2020
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Principled Commitment
Feb 29 2020
09:00AM - 12:30PM
Newsletter Deadline
Mar 01 2020
12:00AM
Infant / Toddler Sunday School
Mar 01 2020
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Worship
Mar 01 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
1st - 3rd Sunday School
Mar 01 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
4th - 5th Sunday School
Mar 01 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Jr. High Youth Group
Mar 01 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
PreK - K Sunday School
Mar 01 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Sr. High Youth Group
Mar 01 2020
10:00AM -
Coffee Hour
Mar 01 2020
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Kid's Choir Rehearsal
Mar 01 2020
11:30AM - 12:15PM
Intermediate OWL
Mar 01 2020
12:00PM - 01:15PM
Senior High Hangout
Mar 01 2020
06:00PM - 08:00PM
Meditation
Mar 02 2020
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Adult Faith Development
Mar 02 2020
04:00PM - 05:30PM
Building and Grounds Committee
Mar 02 2020
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Greater Cincinnati Democrats
Mar 03 2020
11:00AM - 01:00PM
Adult OWL
Mar 03 2020
06:00PM - 09:00PM
Finance Committee
Mar 03 2020
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Tuesday Night Check-in
Mar 03 2020
09:30PM - 10:00PM
Executive Committee
Mar 04 2020
06:30PM - 08:30PM
First Church Ringers
Mar 04 2020
06:30PM - 07:30PM
Choir Rehearsal
Mar 05 2020
07:00PM - 08:30PM
LADD Drum Circle
Mar 06 2020
10:30AM - 12:30PM
Adulting Class
Mar 07 2020
09:00AM - 12:00PM
Game Night
Mar 07 2020
04:00PM - 07:00PM
Game Night childcare
Mar 07 2020
04:00PM - 07:00PM
Infant / Toddler Sunday School
Mar 08 2020
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Worship
Mar 08 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM

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.