The past year or so has been difficult - hasn't it?  Perhaps you are feeling crispy?  Burned out, overwhelmed, scared, anxious, adrift, or all alone?  Yeah, same.  But, I am here to tell you, you aren't all alone.  We know what you've been through this year, and we're here for you.  This year, we're focusing on compassion, community, and covenant.  One day, I know, we'll be together again.




 

Third 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.

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What’s up with LGBTQA+ Advocacy & Action in Cincinnati?  Dan Davidson knows!  He’s the president of PFLAG (Parents & Friends of Lesbians and Gays) Cincinnati and the Co-Found / CEO of TreeHouse Cincinnati, which is dedicated to creating “an intersectional LGBTQIA+/ Ally space rooted in creative advocacy & support.”  Some younger members of First Church might also know Dan as “the loveable Clownfish Glitter Unicorn Mermaid, Sparkle Leigh!”  Sparkle Leigh tells stories to young viewers over Facebook and at the Know Theater.

Dan will be giving a Tad Talk on PFLAG, TreeHouse, and StoryTime Drag on Friday, September 17th at 7:00 PM over Zoom. Register to join us!

Register by days end Thursday, September 16th @ https://tinyurl.com/3y5sdwa3

Advocacy Action

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How do you defend those who have done the unthinkable? Join Katie Price, a public defender in Kentucky, on Friday, October 15 at 7 PM, for her Tad Talk "The Least of These: Public Defense in Appalachia," a discussion on what Appalachian communities and cultures can teach us about embodying Unitarian principles.

Register by days end Thursday, October 14 @ https://tinyurl.com/z25w3mva

The Least of These2

Sharing Circles

Otherwise known as small groups, Sharing Circles gives you the opportunity to dive deep.  By engaging with insightful media and probing questions, you and your fellow group members (about 6 - 10 people) will explore one topic a month, building trust and community along the way.  These are difficult times - connect, converse, and share compassion through our Sharing Circles.

Are you are a Sharing Circle veteran?  Then you should hear about these exciting new changes for 2021...
  • Identity Cohorts:  We may be able to create identity cohorts this year. Give us a few words that describe your identity (e.g. Parent of a College Student, Gen Z, Black, Pansexual, Lifelong UU, etc.) on your registration form, and let us know if that is something that interests you.
  • Multiplatform Offering:  We may be able to offer in-person sharing circles this year, as long it is safe to do so.  Let us know, when you register, if that is something that interests you.

Sharing Circles will kick off in October (group assignments will be sent out within the first week).  Please register by Wednesday, September 22 here!

Sharing Circles 2021

Cinema Therapy: Onward

Cinema Therapy is a multigenerational, multiplatform program that offers screenings and discussions of family friendly movies.  In October, we’ll be featuring the Disney Pixar movie "Onward."  Common Sense Media calls “Onward” an “original, heartfelt sibling adventure about love and loss” appropriate for ages 6+.

Join us for an in-person screening on Saturday, October 2nd at 3 PM, and then a follow-up online discussion on Saturday, October 9th at 3 PM.  Or, you may choose to attend just one, or the other, or neither!  Cinema Therapy is designed so you, and those in your household, can (a) enjoy each movie for what it is, and forget about the discussions, (b) get a recap of each movie during each discussion, or (c) enjoy one or both on your own time.  All movies and discussions will be available to view online.  You can currently view “Onward” on Disney+ (a subscription fee may apply), or rent it from the Cincinnati Public Library.

Wish to attend the screening, the discussion, or both?  Registration is required.  Register by Friday, October 1st here.

Please note, seating for in-person screenings is currently limited.  The first 20 pods (family units composed of one to four people) who register for the in-person screening will get to attend.  All others will be asked to view this movie privately.  We'll let you know if your pod makes the cut.

Cinema Therapy Onward

First Church TikTok

First Unitarian Church now has a TikTok.  Follow us for fun & fellowship, community & care, throughout your week.  It's like your morning cup of fair trade coffee, but for your spirit! Follow us @firstucincydlfd

Follow us on TikTok


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