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:

 

January 19 ~ 10 a.m.

The Dark Side of Community

Rev. Connie Simon
Jera Cox, Director of Music, 
Meredith Plummer, DLFD

Order of Service (Updated Friday)

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Upcoming Events
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 -
AIM Meeting
Jan 23 2020
10:00AM - 11:30AM
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
HR Meeting
Jan 26 2020
08:30AM - 10:00AM
Infant / Toddler Sunday School
Jan 26 2020
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Worship
Jan 26 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
1st - 3rd Sunday School
Jan 26 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
4th - 5th Sunday School
Jan 26 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Jr. High Youth Group
Jan 26 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
PreK - K Sunday School
Jan 26 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Sr. High Youth Group
Jan 26 2020
10:00AM -
Coffee Hour
Jan 26 2020
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Congregational Meeting
Jan 26 2020
11:15AM - 12:30PM
Six Sources Discussion
Jan 26 2020
12:00PM - 01:00PM
Intermediate OWL
Jan 26 2020
12:00PM - 01:15PM
Meditation
Jan 27 2020
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Women Singing in Sacred Circle
Jan 27 2020
07:00PM - 09:30PM
Free Inquiry Group
Jan 27 2020
07:00PM - 09:00PM
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
Community Connections with LLAD
Jan 29 2020
11:00AM - 01:00PM
First Church Ringers
Jan 29 2020
06:30PM - 07:30PM
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
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
Executive Committee
Feb 05 2020
06:30PM - 08:30PM
First Church Ringers
Feb 05 2020
06:30PM - 07:30PM
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
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
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
Book/Movie Discussion
Feb 15 2020
06:00PM - 10:00PM
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
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
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