At some point in your faith journey, you may begin to feel you would like to be more than a guest here at First Unitarian Church. You may feel that this has become your spiritual home, a community with whom you share values, a place to raise your children, a hub for involvement in social justice, a support in time of need, a place to make connections and have fun.  

 

Meaning of Membership

Although we have no set doctrine or prescribed beliefs, we do have shared principles. When you sign the membership book, you are saying you are in agreement with those principles and our Vision and Mission statements.


In addition, you are ready to:

  • Participate in the life of the church.
  • Grow your own faith.
  • Give of your time, energy and talents.
  • Support the church with an annual pledge.

 

Privileges of Membership

  • Right to vote on church matters (after attending one Congregational meeting as an observer).
  • Free use of the church building and services of the minister in rites of passage, with some limitations.
  • Receipt of the church newsletter and annual directory, including access to member’s section of website.
  • Enrollment in the church’s email lists for announcements and discussion.
  • Certification with the Unitarian Universalist Association, with the right to attend General Assembly and receive UUA’s magazine The World.

Path to Membership

  • Attend services and get to know us – take your time, get involved in an activity or committee that interests you, talk to us.
  • Attend  “Meet the Minister” or “New U Orientation” – many even attend both!
  • Contact the Welcome/Membership Committee about joining.
  • Membership Chair is Barb Rider: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 513.324.8862.
  • Sign the membership book at a signing ceremony on a Sunday morning either before or after worship.

 

Meet the Minister

  • One-hour session held about once a month.
  • Minister gives a brief introduction to Unitarian Universalism and First Church and answers questions.
  • Childcare provided.

 

New U Orientation

  • 3-hour session held in fall, winter and spring.
  • Visitors meet one another and share their spiritual journeys.
  • Minister discusses Unitarian Universalist history, beliefs, and principles.
  • Minister introduces First Church, how we operate, what membership means.
  • Time for questions and answers.
  • Tour of entire church facility.
  • Childcare provided.
  • Includes family meal.

 

New Member Signing

  • New Member Signing takes place multiple times each year on a Sunday before the service.
  • New Members sign the membership book and are welcomed to our church family by the minister, registrar, membership chair, and other church members.

 


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
Minecraft with Ms. Meredith
Dec 05 2020
09:00AM - 10:30AM
Farewell / Joy Haupt
Dec 05 2020
11:00AM - 12:00PM
December Donation Drive(Thru)
Dec 05 2020
01:00PM - 04:00PM
Youth Group
Dec 06 2020
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Dec 06 2020
11:00AM - 12:30PM
B&G building project
Dec 08 2020
08:00AM - 10:00AM
Opening Hearts Steering Committee
Dec 08 2020
07:00PM - 08:30PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Dec 09 2020
12:00AM
First U Singers
Dec 09 2020
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
Dec 09 2020
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Dec 10 2020
12:00AM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Dec 10 2020
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Worship Committee
Dec 10 2020
06:00PM - 07:30PM
May Festival Workshop
Dec 11 2020
10:00AM - 01:00PM
May Festival Workshop
Dec 11 2020
02:00PM - 05:00PM
Tad Talk (Possible)
Dec 11 2020
07:00PM - 07:30PM
A/V Sunday Prep
Dec 12 2020
08:00AM - 12:00PM
Spirit in Practice
Dec 12 2020
09:00AM - 10:00AM
December Donation Drive(Thru) Snow Date
Dec 12 2020
01:00PM - 04:00PM
May Festival Workshop
Dec 11 2020
02:00PM - 05:00PM
Youth Group
Dec 13 2020
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Dec 13 2020
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Getting to Know YoUU
Dec 13 2020
11:00AM - 12:30PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Dec 16 2020
12:00AM
First U Singers
Dec 16 2020
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Widening the Circle of Concern
Dec 16 2020
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Katie Price's Sharing Circle
Dec 16 2020
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Dec 17 2020
12:00AM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Dec 17 2020
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Committee on Ministry
Dec 17 2020
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Barb Rider's Sharing Circle
Dec 18 2020
03:00PM - 04:30PM
Social Justice Committee
Dec 19 2020
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Virtual Breakfast with Santa
Dec 19 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Youth Group
Dec 20 2020
12:00AM
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
IHN
Dec 21 2020
12:00AM
IHN
Dec 21 2020
06:00AM - 08:00AM
IHN
Dec 21 2020
04:00PM - 10:00PM
IHN
Dec 22 2020
12:00AM
IHN
Dec 22 2020
06:00AM - 08:00AM
IHN
Dec 22 2020
04:00PM - 10:00PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Dec 23 2020
12:00AM
IHN
Dec 23 2020
12:00AM
IHN
Dec 23 2020
06:00AM - 08:00AM
IHN
Dec 23 2020
04:00PM - 10:00PM
First U Singers
Dec 23 2020
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Vespers
Dec 23 2020
07:00PM -
Music/choir rehearsal
Dec 24 2020
12:00AM
Christmas Eve
Dec 24 2020
04:30PM - 06:00PM
IHN
Dec 26 2020
12:00AM
IHN
Dec 26 2020
04:00PM - 10:00PM
IHN
Dec 27 2020
12:00AM
Youth Group
Dec 27 2020
12:00AM
IHN
Dec 27 2020
06:00AM - 08:00AM
Coffee Hour
Dec 27 2020
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Jan Connelly's Sharing Circle
Dec 27 2020
11:15AM - 12:45PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Dec 30 2020
12:00AM
First U Singers
Dec 30 2020
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Dec 31 2020
12:00AM
Minecraft with Ms. Meredith
Jan 02 2021
09:00AM - 10:30AM
Youth Group
Jan 03 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Jan 03 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Finance Committee
Jan 05 2021
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Nick Payne's Sharing Circle
Jan 05 2021
07:00PM - 08:30PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Jan 06 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
Jan 06 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Executive Committee
Jan 06 2021
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Sr. High Hangout
Jan 06 2021
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Jan 07 2021
12:00AM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Jan 07 2021
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Getting to Know UUs
Jan 07 2021
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Spirit in Practice
Jan 09 2021
09:00AM - 10:00AM
Board Workshop
Jan 09 2021
10:00AM - 01:00PM
Youth Group
Jan 10 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Jan 10 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Getting to Know YoUU
Jan 10 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Jan 13 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
Jan 13 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
Jan 13 2021
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Jan 14 2021
12:00AM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Jan 14 2021
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Worship Committee
Jan 14 2021
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Barb Rider's Sharing Circle
Jan 15 2021
03:00PM - 04:30PM
Social Justice Committee
Jan 16 2021
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Youth Group
Jan 17 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Jan 17 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Jazz@First
Jan 17 2021
02:00PM - 04:00PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Jan 20 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
Jan 20 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Widening the Circle of Concern
Jan 20 2021
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Katie Price's Sharing Circle
Jan 20 2021
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Jan 21 2021
12:00AM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Jan 21 2021
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Committee on Ministry
Jan 21 2021
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Fourth Friday Tad Talks
Jan 22 2021
07:00PM - 07:30PM
Church Council
Jan 23 2021
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Youth Group
Jan 24 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Jan 24 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Jan Connelly's Sharing Circle
Jan 24 2021
11:15AM - 12:45PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Jan 27 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
Jan 27 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Vespers
Jan 27 2021
07:00PM -
Music/choir rehearsal
Jan 28 2021
12:00AM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Jan 28 2021
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Linton Rehearsal
Jan 29 2021
12:00AM
Linton Rehearsal
Jan 30 2021
09:00AM - 07:00PM
Wi$dom Path
Jan 30 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Youth Group
Jan 31 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Jan 31 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Linton Set up
Jan 31 2021
11:45AM - 04:00PM
Linton Concert
Jan 31 2021
04:00PM - 07:00PM
Finance Committee
Feb 02 2021
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Nick Payne's Sharing Circle
Feb 02 2021
07:00PM - 08:30PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Feb 03 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
Feb 03 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Executive Committee
Feb 03 2021
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Sr. High Hangout
Feb 03 2021
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Feb 04 2021
12:00AM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Feb 04 2021
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Getting to Know UUs
Feb 04 2021
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Minecraft with Ms. Meredith
Feb 06 2021
09:00AM - 10:30AM
Wi$dom Path
Feb 06 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Youth Group
Feb 07 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Feb 07 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Feb 10 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
Feb 10 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
Feb 10 2021
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Feb 11 2021
12:00AM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Feb 11 2021
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Worship Committee
Feb 11 2021
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Spirit in Practice
Feb 13 2021
09:00AM - 10:00AM
Wi$dom Path
Feb 13 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Youth Group
Feb 14 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Feb 14 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Getting to Know YoUU
Feb 14 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Jazz@First
Feb 14 2021
02:00PM - 04:00PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Feb 17 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
Feb 17 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Widening the Circle of Concern
Feb 17 2021
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Katie Price's Sharing Circle
Feb 17 2021
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Feb 18 2021
12:00AM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Feb 18 2021
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Committee on Ministry
Feb 18 2021
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Barb Rider's Sharing Circle
Feb 19 2021
03:00PM - 04:30PM
Social Justice Committee
Feb 20 2021
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Wi$dom Path
Feb 20 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Youth Group
Feb 21 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Feb 21 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM