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:

 

February 16 ~ 10 a.m.

The Ball in the Box

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

Order of Service (Updated Friday)

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Feb 17 2020
12:00AM
May Festival Rehearsal
Feb 17 2020
07:00PM - 10:00PM
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Feb 18 2020
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First Church Ringers
Feb 19 2020
06:30PM - 07:30PM
AIM Meeting
Feb 20 2020
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Feb 20 2020
04:00PM - 05:30PM
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Feb 20 2020
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Feb 20 2020
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Jorge Vila Memorial
Feb 22 2020
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Feb 22 2020
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Feb 23 2020
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Feb 23 2020
09:45AM - 11:15AM
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Feb 23 2020
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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 -
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Feb 23 2020
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Bylaws Task Force
Feb 23 2020
11:30AM - 02:00PM
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
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Feb 26 2020
11:00AM - 01:00PM
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Feb 26 2020
05:45PM - 07:00PM
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Feb 26 2020
06:30PM - 07:30PM
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Feb 26 2020
07:00PM -
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Feb 27 2020
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Handbell Rehearsal
Feb 29 2020
09:30AM - 11:00AM
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Mar 01 2020
12:00AM
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Mar 01 2020
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Mar 01 2020
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Mar 01 2020
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Mar 01 2020
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Sr. High Youth Group
Mar 01 2020
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11:30AM - 12:15PM
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Mar 02 2020
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06:30PM - 08:00PM
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Mar 04 2020
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Mar 05 2020
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LADD Drum Circle
Mar 06 2020
10:30AM - 12:30PM
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Mar 07 2020
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Mar 07 2020
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Stewardship Table
Mar 08 2020
09:00AM - 11:30AM
Infant / Toddler Sunday School
Mar 08 2020
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Worship
Mar 08 2020
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Mar 08 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
4th - 5th Sunday School
Mar 08 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Jr. High Youth Group
Mar 08 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
PreK - K Sunday School
Mar 08 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Sr. High Youth Group
Mar 08 2020
10:00AM -
Coffee Hour & Congregational Conversation
Mar 08 2020
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Getting to Know You
Mar 08 2020
11:15AM - 12:15PM
First Church HUUmanists
Mar 08 2020
11:30AM - 01:00PM
Intermediate OWL
Mar 08 2020
12:00PM - 01:15PM
CCJO Jazz@First
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CCJO Jazz@First
Mar 08 2020
01:00PM - 05:00PM
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07:00PM - 10:00PM
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Mar 09 2020
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Mar 09 2020
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Linton Writers
Mar 10 2020
09:30AM - 11:30AM
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Mar 11 2020
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06:30PM - 07:30PM
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Mar 12 2020
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Mar 14 2020
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09:00AM - 10:00PM
Heart and Hand Committee
Mar 14 2020
10:00AM - 12:00PM
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Mar 15 2020
12:00AM
HR Meeting
Mar 15 2020
08:30AM - 10:00AM
Stewardship Table
Mar 15 2020
09:00AM - 11:30AM
Infant / Toddler Sunday School
Mar 15 2020
09:45AM - 11:15AM
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Mar 15 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Sr. High Youth Group
Mar 15 2020
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11:00AM - 12:30PM
Intermediate OWL
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Sharing Circle
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Mar 16 2020
11:30AM - 12:30PM
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07:00PM - 10:00PM
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07:00PM - 09:00PM
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05:50AM - 10:00PM
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06:30PM - 08:30PM
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Mar 18 2020
06:30PM - 07:30PM
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Mar 19 2020
04:00PM - 05:30PM
Cincinnati Women's Political Caucus - Problems Encountered by Transgender Women
Mar 19 2020
06:00PM - 09:00PM
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Mar 19 2020
07:00PM - 08:30PM
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Mar 21 2020
08:00AM - 01:00PM
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Mar 21 2020
04:00PM - 07:00PM
Stewardship Table
Mar 22 2020
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Infant / Toddler Sunday School
Mar 22 2020
09:45AM - 11:15AM
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Mar 22 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
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Mar 22 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Jr. High Youth Group
Mar 22 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
PreK - K Sunday School
Mar 22 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Sr. High Youth Group
Mar 22 2020
10:00AM -
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Mar 22 2020
11:00AM - 12:00PM
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Mar 22 2020
12:00PM - 08:00PM
Intermediate OWL
Mar 22 2020
12:00PM - 01:15PM
Women Singing in Sacred Circle
Mar 23 2020
12:00AM
Meditation
Mar 23 2020
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Free Inquiry Group
Mar 23 2020
07:00PM - 09:00PM
May Festival Rehearsal
Mar 23 2020
07:00PM - 10:00PM
Linton Writers
Mar 24 2020
09:30AM - 11:30AM
Greater Cincinnati Democrats
Mar 24 2020
11:00AM - 01:00PM
Pre-Vesper Potluck
Mar 25 2020
05:45PM - 07:00PM
First Church Ringers
Mar 25 2020
06:30PM - 07:30PM
Vespers
Mar 25 2020
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Choir Rehearsal
Mar 26 2020
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Newsletter Deadline
Mar 29 2020
12:00AM
Stewardship Table
Mar 29 2020
09:00AM - 11:30AM
Infant / Toddler Sunday School
Mar 29 2020
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Worship
Mar 29 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
1st - 3rd Sunday School
Mar 29 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
4th - 5th Sunday School
Mar 29 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Jr. High Youth Group
Mar 29 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
PreK - K Sunday School
Mar 29 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Sr. High Youth Group
Mar 29 2020
10:00AM -
Coffee Hour & Congregational Conversation
Mar 29 2020
11:00AM - 12:30PM
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