The mission of the Social Justice Committee is to effectively address systemic causes and results of social injustice by involving current and prospective members and friends of First Unitarian Church in worthwhile efforts that align with our principles and church mission. The committee coordinates our social justice work and meets the 3rd Saturday of the month at 9:30 am.

Chair:
Karen Rohrer , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

 

 

Activities Overview:

 

Interfaith Hospitality Network

IHN is our largest volunteer project. Since 2006, we have housed homeless families at the church three to four weeks of each year. About 70 volunteers from First and other churches provide meals, a clean bed, fellowship, and safe harbor for homeless families.

Contacts:
Beth McDaniel, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., phone 317.605.5482
 
 

South Avondale Tutoring

Volunteers from First Church are trained and serve as tutors for kindergartners, Tuesdays 1:00-2:00, Wednesdays and Thursdays 12:30-1:30 at South Avondale Elementary School.

Contact:
Patricia Rohrer,
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Shiloh Food Pantry

Volunteers from First Church provide food donations, volunteer labor, and financial contributions to the Shiloh Food Pantry in Avondale.

Contacts:

Tom Rohrer,
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., phone 513.518.9213


LGBTQI Advocacy

The Unitarian Universalist Association recognizes First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati as a Welcoming Congregation. We welcome people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Members and friends participate in the annual Cincinnati Pride Parade, and many members and friends advocate for gender equality.

Contact: Linnea Lose,
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., phone 513.207.5673


Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC)

UUSC advances human rights and social justice around the world, partnering with those who confront unjust power structures and mobilizing to challenge oppressive policies.

Contacts:
Debbie Davidson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., phone 703.200.7895

Collaborations with Other Churches

The Unitarian Universalist Council of Greater Cincinnati and the Metropolitan Area Religious Coalition of Cincinnati focus on social justice issues such as homelessness and affordable housing, and police-community relations in greater Cincinnati. First Church contributes to the activities of both groups.

Contact:
Lee Meyer,
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., phone 513.256.7577


The Faith Community Alliance of Greater Cincinnati

The Alliance provides a forum for the sharing of information and community action.

Contact:
Liv Ramstad,
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Unitarian Universalist Justice Ohio (UUJO)

Unitarian Universalist Justice Ohio organizes justice seekers statewide to promote education, service and advocacy consistent with Unitarian Universalist liberal religious principles and to witness with and on behalf of marginalized groups and individuals. uujo.org 

Contact: Dan Schneider,
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., phone 513.561.0849
Upcoming Events
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
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Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
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Finance Committee
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Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
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First U Singers
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Executive Committee
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Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Music/choir rehearsal
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Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
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Infant - PreK (In-Person) Gathering
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Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
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Youth Group
Aug 08 2021
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Zoom Coffee Hour
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Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
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May Festival Workshop
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Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
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12:00AM
May Festival Workshop
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First U Singers
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Board of Trustees Meeting
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Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
May Festival Workshop
Aug 09 2021
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Music/choir rehearsal
Aug 12 2021
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Worship Committee
Aug 12 2021
06:00PM - 07:30PM
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Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
May Festival Workshop
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12:00AM
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12:00AM
Jr. High (In-Person) Gathering
Aug 14 2021
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Youth Group
Aug 15 2021
12:00AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Aug 15 2021
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Aug 15 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Kindy - 5th Grade (In-Person) Gathering
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02:00PM - 02:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Aug 18 2021
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Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
First U Singers
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Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
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12:00AM
Music/choir rehearsal
Aug 19 2021
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Committee on Ministry
Aug 19 2021
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Social Justice Committee
Aug 21 2021
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Infant - PreK (In-Person) Gathering
Aug 21 2021
10:00AM - 10:30AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Youth Group
Aug 22 2021
12:00AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Aug 22 2021
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Aug 22 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
May Festival Auditions
Aug 22 2021
01:00PM - 10:00PM
Sr High (In-Person) Gathering
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02:00PM - 03:00PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
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07:00PM - 09:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Aug 25 2021
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
First U Singers
Aug 25 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Vespers
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07:00PM -
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Music/choir rehearsal
Aug 26 2021
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Board Retreat
Aug 28 2021
09:00AM - 02:00PM
May Festival Auditions
Aug 28 2021
01:00PM - 10:00PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Youth Group
Aug 29 2021
12:00AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Aug 29 2021
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Aug 29 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Addiction Council Event
Aug 31 2021
04:00PM - 08:00PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Sep 01 2021
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
First U Singers
Sep 01 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Executive Committee
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06:30PM - 08:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Music/choir rehearsal
Sep 02 2021
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Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Youth Group
Sep 05 2021
12:00AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Sep 05 2021
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Sep 05 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Finance Committee
Sep 07 2021
06:30PM - 08:00PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Sep 08 2021
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
First U Singers
Sep 08 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
Sep 08 2021
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Music/choir rehearsal
Sep 09 2021
12:00AM
Worship Committee
Sep 09 2021
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Church Council
Sep 11 2021
09:00AM - 12:00PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Youth Group
Sep 12 2021
12:00AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Sep 12 2021
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Sep 12 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Lady Joya Concert
Sep 12 2021
11:30AM - 01:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Sep 15 2021
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
First U Singers
Sep 15 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Music/choir rehearsal
Sep 16 2021
12:00AM
Committee on Ministry
Sep 16 2021
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Social Justice Committee
Sep 18 2021
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Youth Group
Sep 19 2021
12:00AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Sep 19 2021
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Sep 19 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
CCJO Jazz@First
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Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Sep 22 2021
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
First U Singers
Sep 22 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Vespers
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Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Music/choir rehearsal
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Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
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12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
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Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
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12:00AM
Youth Group
Sep 26 2021
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Zoom Coffee Hour
Sep 26 2021
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Sep 26 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Annual Congregational Meeting
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11:00AM - 12:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Women Singing in Sacred Circle (tentative 1st in-person))
Sep 27 2021
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Sep 29 2021
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Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
First U Singers
Sep 29 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Music/choir rehearsal
Sep 30 2021
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
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H&H Event - From Russia With Love Concert
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Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
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Youth Group
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Our 7 UU Principles:

  1. The inherent worth and dignity of every person;

  2. Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;

  3. Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;

  4. A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;

  5. The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;

  6. The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;

  7. Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.