- How do we want to be together?
- How do we hold one another?
- How do we sustain ourselves?
Fourth Friday Tad TalksLike a Ted Talk, but a tad different... Our church, and indeed our city, is filled with experts. Join us for this monthly program, brought to you by Adult Faith Development, to hear one of these experts share their wisdom a la Ted Talks. With 15 minutes allocated to presentation, and 15 minutes allocated to moderated discussion, this is a quick and easy way for adults and youth to live into our third principle: "We're free to learn together!" Please note, all sessions will be recorded, and posted on First Church's YouTube channel for later viewing.
Every April, Earth Day provides us with the opportunity to reflect on how our actions and decisions affect the environment. Join us Friday, April 30, 2021 at 7:00 PM for Our Environment: How We Can Care for Our Earth, a Tad Talk by Dave and Shelly Wallace. They'll discuss actions we can take to positively impact our natural world! Just register by days end on Thursday, April 29, 2021 by clicking on the flyer below.
Microaggressions (CANCELLED)UPDATE: This event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. Please look to future communications for a new date and time.
Friday, April 16, 2021 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM, Rev. Connie and Opening Hearts will present Microaggressions via Zoom. Learn what to do if a microaggression is committed by you or others. See a few examples and get real with role-playing! For adults and teens.
Game Night!Calling all adults and teens 16 and older! Mark your calendars for April 24, from 7-9 p.m., for a fun, fast-paced game night via Zoom. You’re bound to stretch your brain, unleash your competitive instincts, and laugh at the same time. Three digital games will be offered, and participants can choose to be players or audience members.
For best game play, participants should log onto Zoom with their tablet or computer, and bring their phone. Participants should also come with a basic understanding of how to use the internet on their phone.
Breathe: A Letter to My Sons by Imani Perry on May 7, 14 and 21 at 10:30 am-noon and repeating at 7-8:30 pm. Attend when you can. To receive a link to the Zoom discussions, register by May 1 by clicking on the book cover below. UUs citywide are being invited to participate.
Breathe is UUA’s “Common Read” in 2021. Emotionally raw and deeply reflective, Perry shares her fear and frustration for her African American sons in an increasingly racist atmosphere in which white people at times seem irredeemable. However, as a mother, feminist, writer and intellectual, Perry offers an unfettered expression of love—finding beauty and possibility in life.
The UUA’s Multicultural Ministries and Lifespan Faith Engagement offices have created a BIPOC-only (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Common Read gathering space to be held beginning May 4. Depending on enrollment, we will have a Cincinnati area BIPOC space as well.
Seeking spiritual grounding during these turbulent times? Spirit in Practice was created to help Unitarian Universalists develop regular disciplines, or practices, of the spirit—practices that help them connect with the sacred ground of their being, however they understand it. Spirit in Practice affirms religious diversity while seeking unity in our communal quest for meaning and wholeness.
Spirit in Practice
This program will be offered on the Second Saturday of every month, starting in October, from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM via zoom (connectivity information to be sent before each session). Consistent attendance is not required. Register once, attend when able! Just click the flyer below to register.
'This summer, the UUA's Commission on Institutional Change (COIC) released their report titled, "Widening the Circle of Concern." Join us one evening a month to discuss the themes presented in the report.
Widening the Circle of Concern
This program will be offered the third Wednesday of every month, starting in October, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM via Zoom. Register by clicking on the flyer below. Again, consistent attendance is not required, but it is encouraged. Register once, attend when able! Connectivity information will be sent the morning of each session.