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)
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Upcoming Events
Finance Committee
Jul 05 2022
06:30PM - 08:00PM
AFD Retreat
Jul 06 2022
11:30AM - 04:30PM
Executive Committee
Jul 06 2022
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Jul 07 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Peggy Scherer's Celebration of Life
Jul 09 2022
09:30AM - 03:00PM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Jul 10 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Jul 10 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Jul 10 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Coffee Hour
Jul 10 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
Jul 10 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
Jul 13 2022
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Jul 14 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Worship Committee
Jul 14 2022
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Worship Committee Meeting
Jul 14 2022
06:30PM - 07:30PM
Social Justice Committee
Jul 16 2022
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Jr. High OWL Overnight
Jul 16 2022
06:30PM - 12:00PM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Jul 17 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Jul 17 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Jul 17 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Coffee Hour
Jul 17 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
Jul 17 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Restorative Circle Introductory Demonstration #1
Jul 17 2022
01:00PM - 03:00PM
Jr. High OWL Overnight
Jul 16 2022
06:30PM - 12:00PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Jul 21 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
IHN
Jul 24 2022
12:00AM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Jul 24 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Jul 24 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Jul 24 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Coffee Hour
Jul 24 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
Jul 24 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Jr. High OWL
Jul 24 2022
01:30PM - 04:00PM
IHN
Jul 24 2022
12:00AM
IHN
Jul 24 2022
12:00AM
IHN
Jul 24 2022
12:00AM
IHN
Jul 24 2022
12:00AM
Music/choir rehearsal
Jul 28 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
IHN
Jul 24 2022
12:00AM
IHN
Jul 24 2022
12:00AM
IHN
Jul 24 2022
12:00AM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Jul 31 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Jul 31 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Jul 31 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Coffee Hour
Jul 31 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
Jul 31 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Jr. High OWL
Jul 31 2022
01:30PM - 04:00PM
Ohio Primary Election
Aug 02 2022
06:30AM - 07:30PM
Finance Committee
Aug 02 2022
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Executive Committee
Aug 03 2022
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Aug 04 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Aug 07 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Aug 07 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Aug 07 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Aug 07 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Aug 07 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
Aug 07 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Jr. High OWL
Aug 07 2022
01:30PM - 04:00PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
Aug 10 2022
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Aug 11 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Worship Committee
Aug 11 2022
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Worship Committee Meeting
Aug 11 2022
06:30PM - 07:30PM
Jr. High OWL Overnight
Aug 13 2022
06:30PM - 12:00PM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Aug 14 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Aug 14 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Aug 14 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Coffee Hour
Aug 14 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
Aug 14 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Jr. High OWL Overnight
Aug 13 2022
06:30PM - 12:00PM
CCO SummerMusik Rehearsals
Aug 17 2022
01:00PM - 04:00PM
CCO SummerMusik Rehearsals
Aug 17 2022
01:00PM - 04:00PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Aug 18 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
CCO SummerMusik Rehearsals
Aug 17 2022
01:00PM - 04:00PM
Restorative Circle Introductory Demonstration #2
Aug 19 2022
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Social Justice Committee
Aug 20 2022
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Aug 21 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Aug 21 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Aug 21 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Coffee Hour
Aug 21 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
Aug 21 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Aug 25 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Addiction Services Council
Aug 26 2022
04:00PM - 07:00PM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Aug 28 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Aug 28 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Aug 28 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Coffee Hour
Aug 28 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
Aug 28 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Sep 01 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Sep 04 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Sep 04 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Sep 04 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Sep 04 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Sep 04 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
Sep 04 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Finance Committee
Sep 06 2022
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Executive Committee
Sep 07 2022
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Sep 08 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Worship Committee
Sep 08 2022
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Worship Committee Meeting
Sep 08 2022
06:30PM - 07:30PM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Sep 11 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Sep 11 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Sep 11 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Coffee Hour
Sep 11 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
Sep 11 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
Sep 14 2022
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Sep 15 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Restorative Circle Facilitator Training - Day 1 of 2 (adults and teens)
Sep 16 2022
09:00AM - 05:00PM
Restorative Circle Facilitator Training - Day 2 of 2 (adults and teens)
Sep 17 2022
09:00AM - 05:00PM
Social Justice Committee
Sep 17 2022
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Sep 18 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Sep 18 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Sep 18 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Coffee Hour
Sep 18 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
Sep 18 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Restorative Circle Introductory Demonstration #3
Sep 18 2022
12:00PM - 02:00PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Sep 22 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Sep 25 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Sep 25 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Sep 25 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Coffee Hour
Sep 25 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
Sep 25 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
CCJO Jazz First
Sep 25 2022
12:30PM - 05:00PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Sep 29 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Oct 02 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Oct 02 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Oct 02 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Oct 02 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Oct 02 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
Oct 02 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Finance Committee
Oct 04 2022
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Executive Committee
Oct 05 2022
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Oct 06 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
CMERA
Oct 08 2022
08:30AM - 01:00PM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Oct 09 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Oct 09 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Oct 09 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Coffee Hour
Oct 09 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
Oct 09 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
Oct 12 2022
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Oct 13 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Worship Committee
Oct 13 2022
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Worship Committee Meeting
Oct 13 2022
06:30PM - 07:30PM
Social Justice Committee
Oct 15 2022
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Oct 16 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Oct 16 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Oct 16 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Coffee Hour
Oct 16 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
Oct 16 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Oct 20 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Oct 23 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Oct 23 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Oct 23 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM