2020, our "Year of Discovery!" Throughout this year, programming throughout First Church will explore these three questions...
  • How do we want to be together?
  • How do we hold one another?
  • How do we sustain ourselves?
Here is what Adult Faith Development has planned!



2021 Winter Session

The Adult Faith Development Committee has compiled this “Must Read/View” list for you to consider as we endure winter and look forward to spring (see links below). These are well-written works that help us understand the importance of the UU Seven Principles and implement them in our lives. 

Recommended Reading / Watch List (Graphic Version)

Recommend Reading / Watch List (Plain Text Version)

On Friday, April 2, 2021 @ 7:00 PM we will hold a Zoom meeting to discuss the works you found most memorable and inspiring.  Schedule for that discussion is below.  Join us when you can, leave when you must.  Register by clicking on the flier below.

Schedule
  • 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM: Discuss Non-Fiction Works
  • 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM: Discuss Fiction Works
  • 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM: Discuss Movies & Videos

2021 Winter Session Follow Up Discussion

Fourth Friday Tad Talks

Like 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.

Announcing, Songs, Stories, and the Spirit of Music, by Brian Rivers.  It has been said that music is "the essence of life," "medicine for the soul," and "the universal language of mankind."  It has certainly played an essential role in the life of Brian Rivers.  For this Tad Talk, Brian will share stories, songs, and insights from his experience as a musician and music educator.

Talk will take place March 5 @ 7:00 PM.  PLEASE NOTE THIS A NEW DATE.

Register now by clicking on the flyer below.

Songs Stories And the Spirit of Music V2

With March marking one year since the Covid-19 pandemic was officially declared a national emergency, LFD is honored to announce a very special Tad Talk by Epidemiologist Beth Whelan: A Year in the Life.  With years of experience at NIOSH (National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health), Beth Whelan will discuss how many workers are faced with direct exposure to the Covid-19 virus plus a variety of other stressors.

Talk will take place March 26 @ 7:00 PM.  Please note, this will be recorded.  Register by days end on March 25 by clicking on the flyer below.

Beth Whelans Tad Talk

Harvest the Power

Leadership in a congregational setting can and should be a deeply spiritual experience. Harvest the Power, was created not only to strengthen the skills of those who have accepted the responsibility of leadership in our congregations, but also to help those who may be interested in future leadership model healthy personal and leadership practices.

This program kicks off Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 7:00 PM, and will run through Tuesday, May 18. Participants should expect each workshop to last about 2 hours. Registration deadline is Monday, April 12, so if you are interested, you better act now!  Register by clicking the flyer below.

Harvest the Power Spring 2021

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.

Members and frequent visitors can find connectivity information in their inboxes.  New to First Church?  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Director of Lifespan Faith Development, Meredith Plummer, for connectivity information.

Game Night

Spirit in Practice

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.

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.

First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati Presents


Widening the Circle of Concern

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.

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.

Widening The Circle of Concern

Have questions?  Feel free to contact our Direct of Lifespan Faith Development, Meredith Plummer, via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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Youth Group
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Coffee Hour
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UU Virtual Easter Egg Hunt
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Youth Group
Apr 04 2021
12:00AM
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Executive Committee
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06:30PM - 08:30PM
Sr. High Hangout
Apr 07 2021
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Music/choir rehearsal
Apr 08 2021
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Storytime with Ms. Amber
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Worship Committee
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Spirit in Practice
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Youth Group
Apr 11 2021
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Board of Trustees Meeting
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Music/choir rehearsal
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Storytime with Ms. Amber
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Committee on Ministry
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Barb Rider's Sharing Circle
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Social Justice Committee
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Youth Group
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Coffee Hour
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First U Singers
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Widening the Circle of Concern
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Katie Price's Sharing Circle
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07:00PM - 08:00PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Apr 22 2021
12:00AM
BC: MM2 (BIPOC) RP
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02:00PM - 03:30PM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
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BC: MM2 (BIPOC)
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Fourth Friday Tad Talks
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07:00PM - 07:30PM
Church Council
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10:00AM - 12:00PM
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02:00PM - 03:30PM
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Youth Group
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Coffee Hour
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Jan Connelly's Sharing Circle
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11:15AM - 12:45PM
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07:00PM - 09:00PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
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BC: MM2 (White) RP
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First U Singers
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Music/choir rehearsal
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BC: MM2 (White)
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Youth Group
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Executive Committee
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Coffee Hour
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Getting to Know YoUU
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Harvest the Power
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CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
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First U Singers
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Board of Trustees Meeting
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Music/choir rehearsal
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Storytime with Ms. Amber
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Worship Committee
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