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. We tentatively plan to reopen our building on April 1.

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
IHN
Apr 06 2020
12:00AM
Adult Faith Development
Apr 06 2020
04:00PM - 05:30PM
IHN
Apr 06 2020
04:00PM - 09:00PM
Building and Grounds Committee
Apr 06 2020
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Board of Trustees Event
Apr 07 2020
12:00AM
IHN
Apr 07 2020
12:00AM
IHN
Apr 07 2020
06:00AM - 09:00AM
IHN
Apr 07 2020
04:00PM - 09:00PM
Finance Committee
Apr 07 2020
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Board of Trustees Event
Apr 08 2020
12:00AM
IHN
Apr 08 2020
12:00AM
IHN
Apr 08 2020
06:00AM - 09:00AM
Sharing Circle
Apr 08 2020
09:45AM - 11:15AM
IHN
Apr 08 2020
04:00PM - 09:00PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
Apr 08 2020
06:30PM - 08:30PM
First Church Ringers
Apr 08 2020
06:30PM - 07:30PM
Sharing Circle
Apr 08 2020
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Board of Trustees Event
Apr 09 2020
12:00AM
IHN
Apr 09 2020
12:00AM
IHN
Apr 09 2020
06:00AM - 09:00AM
IHN
Apr 09 2020
04:00PM - 09:00PM
Worship Committee
Apr 09 2020
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Choir Rehearsal
Apr 09 2020
07:00PM - 08:30PM
IHN
Apr 10 2020
12:00AM
IHN
Apr 10 2020
06:00AM - 09:00AM
IHN
Apr 10 2020
04:00PM - 09:00PM
Examining X - Social Class 2
Apr 10 2020
06:00PM - 10:00PM
IHN
Apr 11 2020
12:00AM
IHN
Apr 11 2020
06:00AM - 09:00AM
Blessing of the Animals
Apr 11 2020
09:00AM - 11:00AM
IHN
Apr 11 2020
04:00PM - 09:00PM
Newsletter Deadline
Apr 12 2020
12:00AM
IHN
Apr 12 2020
06:00AM - 08:00AM
IHN
Apr 12 2020
06:00AM - 09:00AM
Infant / Toddler Sunday School
Apr 12 2020
09:45AM - 11:15AM
1st - 3rd Sunday School
Apr 12 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
4th - 5th Sunday School
Apr 12 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Jr. High Youth Group
Apr 12 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
PreK - K Sunday School
Apr 12 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Sr. High Youth Group
Apr 12 2020
10:00AM -
First Church HUUmanists
Apr 12 2020
11:30AM - 01:00PM
Easter Brunch
Apr 12 2020
11:30AM - 02:00PM
Meditation
Apr 13 2020
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Linton Writers
Apr 14 2020
09:30AM - 11:30AM
First Church Ringers
Apr 15 2020
06:30PM - 07:30PM
Social Justice Committee
Apr 16 2020
04:00PM - 05:30PM
Committee on Ministry
Apr 16 2020
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Choir Rehearsal
Apr 16 2020
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Heart and Hand Art Class
Apr 18 2020
09:30AM - 12:00PM
Infant / Toddler Sunday School
Apr 19 2020
09:45AM - 11:15AM
1st - 3rd Sunday School
Apr 19 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
4th - 5th Sunday School
Apr 19 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Jr. High Youth Group
Apr 19 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
PreK - K Sunday School
Apr 19 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Sr. High Youth Group
Apr 19 2020
10:00AM -
Kid's Choir Rehearsal
Apr 19 2020
11:30AM - 12:15PM
Youth Music Rehearsals
Apr 19 2020
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Meditation
Apr 20 2020
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Harvest the Power
Apr 21 2020
06:00PM - 09:00PM
First Church Ringers
Apr 22 2020
06:30PM - 07:30PM
Vespers
Apr 22 2020
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Choir Rehearsal
Apr 23 2020
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Music Sunday Dress Rehearsal
Apr 25 2020
09:00AM - 11:00AM
"Out of My Mind" Book Discussion
Apr 25 2020
03:00PM - 04:00PM
Newsletter Deadline
Apr 26 2020
12:00AM
Infant / Toddler Sunday School
Apr 26 2020
09:45AM - 11:15AM
1st - 3rd Sunday School
Apr 26 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
4th - 5th Sunday School
Apr 26 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Jr. High Youth Group
Apr 26 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
PreK - K Sunday School
Apr 26 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Sr. High Youth Group
Apr 26 2020
10:00AM -
Bylaws Task Force
Apr 26 2020
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Next Gen Dinner Planning Meeting
Apr 26 2020
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Meditation
Apr 27 2020
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Women Singing in Sacred Circle
Apr 27 2020
07:00PM - 09:30PM
Linton Writers
Apr 28 2020
09:30AM - 11:30AM
Harvest the Power
Apr 28 2020
06:00PM - 09:00PM
Civic Garden Center Plant Sale
Apr 29 2020
08:00AM - 05:00PM
Coffee House Rehearsal
Apr 29 2020
06:00PM - 08:30PM
First Church Ringers
Apr 29 2020
06:30PM - 07:30PM
Civic Garden Center Plant Sale
Apr 30 2020
08:00AM - 05:00PM
Harvest the Power
Apr 30 2020
06:00PM - 09:00PM
Choir Rehearsal
Apr 30 2020
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Civic Garden Center Plant Sale
May 01 2020
08:00AM - 05:00PM
Dinner and Coffee House
May 01 2020
04:00PM - 10:00PM
Civic Garden Center Plant Sale
May 01 2020
05:00PM - 09:00PM
Civic Garden Center Plant Sale
May 02 2020
08:00AM - 05:00PM
Church Council Meeting
May 02 2020
09:00AM - 12:00PM
Adulting Class for Elders
May 02 2020
09:00AM - 12:00PM
Infant / Toddler Sunday School
May 03 2020
09:45AM - 11:15AM
1st - 3rd Sunday School
May 03 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
4th - 5th Sunday School
May 03 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Jr. High Youth Group
May 03 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
PreK - K Sunday School
May 03 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Sr. High Youth Group
May 03 2020
10:00AM -
Kid's Choir Rehearsal
May 03 2020
11:30AM - 12:15PM
Secret Pals Ice Cream Social
May 03 2020
12:00PM - 01:00PM
Meditation
May 04 2020
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Adult Faith Development
May 04 2020
04:00PM - 05:30PM
Building and Grounds Committee
May 04 2020
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Greater Cincinnati Democrats Luncheon
May 05 2020
11:00AM - 01:30PM
Harvest the Power
May 05 2020
06:00PM - 09:00PM
Finance Committee
May 05 2020
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Executive Committee
May 06 2020
06:30PM - 08:30PM
First Church Ringers
May 06 2020
06:30PM - 07:30PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
May 07 2020
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Choir Rehearsal
May 07 2020
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Examining X - Social Class 2
May 08 2020
06:00PM - 10:00PM
Parents' Night Out
May 08 2020
06:00PM - 10:00PM
Newsletter Deadline
May 10 2020
12:00AM
Infant / Toddler Sunday School
May 10 2020
09:45AM - 11:15AM
1st - 3rd Sunday School
May 10 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
4th - 5th Sunday School
May 10 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Jr. High Youth Group
May 10 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
PreK - K Sunday School
May 10 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Sr. High Youth Group
May 10 2020
10:00AM -
Meditation
May 11 2020
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Linton Writers
May 12 2020
09:30AM - 11:30AM
Greater Cincinnati Democrats Luncheon
May 12 2020
11:00AM - 01:30PM
Harvest the Power
May 12 2020
06:00PM - 09:00PM
Sharing Circle
May 13 2020
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Opening Hearts Steering Committee
May 13 2020
04:00PM - 05:30PM
First Church Ringers
May 13 2020
06:30PM - 07:30PM
Sharing Circle
May 13 2020
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Worship Committee
May 14 2020
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Choir Rehearsal
May 14 2020
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Carter Movie - tentative
May 15 2020
05:00PM - 07:00PM
Women's Silent Retreat
May 16 2020
08:00AM - 11:55PM
Women's Silent Retreat
May 17 2020
12:00AM
Infant / Toddler Sunday School
May 17 2020
09:45AM - 11:15AM
1st - 3rd Sunday School
May 17 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
4th - 5th Sunday School
May 17 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Jr. High Youth Group
May 17 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
PreK - K Sunday School
May 17 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Sr. High Youth Group
May 17 2020
10:00AM -
Congregational Meeting
May 17 2020
11:15AM - 12:30PM
Kid's Choir Rehearsal
May 17 2020
11:30AM - 12:15PM
Meditation
May 18 2020
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Greater Cincinnati Democrats Luncheon
May 19 2020
11:00AM - 01:30PM
Harvest the Power
May 19 2020
06:00PM - 09:00PM
First Church Ringers
May 20 2020
06:30PM - 07:30PM
Social Justice Committee
May 21 2020
04:00PM - 05:30PM
Committee on Ministry
May 21 2020
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Choir Rehearsal
May 21 2020
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Newsletter Deadline
May 24 2020
12:00AM
Party on the Playground
May 24 2020
09:30AM - 11:30AM
Infant / Toddler Sunday School
May 24 2020
09:45AM - 11:15AM
1st - 3rd Sunday School
May 24 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
4th - 5th Sunday School
May 24 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Jr. High Youth Group
May 24 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM