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
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
HR Meeting
Sep 30 2020
07:00PM - 08:30PM
B&G project
Oct 01 2020
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Oct 01 2020
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Linton Rehearsal
Oct 02 2020
09:00AM - 07:00PM
Minecraft with Ms. Meredith
Oct 03 2020
09:00AM - 10:30AM
Linton Rehearsal
Oct 03 2020
09:00AM - 07:00PM
Coffee Hour
Oct 04 2020
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Linton Set up
Oct 04 2020
11:45AM - 04:00PM
Linton Concert
Oct 04 2020
04:00PM - 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
Sr. High Hangout
Oct 07 2020
07:00PM - 08:00PM
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
Linton Rehearsal
Oct 30 2020
09:00AM - 07:00PM
Linton Rehearsal
Oct 31 2020
09:00AM - 07:00PM
Coffee Hour
Nov 01 2020
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Linton Set up
Nov 01 2020
11:45AM - 04:00PM
Linton Concert
Nov 01 2020
04:00PM - 07:00PM
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
Sr. High Hangout
Nov 04 2020
07:00PM - 08:00PM
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
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
Sr. High Hangout
Dec 02 2020
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Dec 03 2020
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Linton Rehearsal
Dec 04 2020
09:00AM - 07:00PM
Minecraft with Ms. Meredith
Dec 05 2020
09:00AM - 10:30AM
Linton Rehearsal
Dec 05 2020
09:00AM - 07:00PM
Coffee Hour
Dec 06 2020
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Linton Set up
Dec 06 2020
11:45AM - 04:00PM
Linton Concert
Dec 06 2020
04:00PM - 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
IHN
Dec 21 2020
12:00AM