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,
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., phone 513.543.9012


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
12:00AM
Social Justice Committee
Sep 18 2021
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Recycled Rain Gutter Regatta & Ice Cream Social
Sep 19 2021
12:00AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Sep 19 2021
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Sep 19 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Reconnect (Online)
Sep 19 2021
11:15AM - 12:30PM
CCJO Jazz@First
Sep 19 2021
02:00PM - 05:00PM
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
First U Singers
Sep 22 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Vespers
Sep 22 2021
07:00PM -
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Music/choir rehearsal
Sep 23 2021
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Civic Garden Center Plant Sale Parking
Sep 24 2021
08:00AM - 03:00PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Civic Garden Center Plant Sale Parking
Sep 25 2021
08:00AM - 03:00PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Sep 26 2021
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Sep 26 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Annual Congregational Meeting
Sep 26 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Reconnect (In-Person)
Sep 26 2021
11:15AM - 12:30PM
Sr. High Youth Group
Sep 26 2021
12:00PM - 01:00PM
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
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
12:00AM
Cinema Therapy (Screening)
Oct 02 2021
03:00PM - 05:00PM
H&H Event - From Russia With Love Concert
Oct 02 2021
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Oct 03 2021
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Oct 03 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Reconnect (Online)
Oct 03 2021
11:15AM - 12:30PM
Getting to Know You
Oct 03 2021
11:15AM - 12:30PM
Weekly Block Party
Oct 03 2021
01:00PM - 02:00PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Boiler Inspection
Oct 04 2021
08:00AM - 04:00PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Finance Committee
Oct 05 2021
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
First U Singers
Oct 06 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Executive Committee
Oct 06 2021
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Music/choir rehearsal
Oct 07 2021
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Cinema Therapy (Discussion)
Oct 09 2021
03:00PM - 04:00PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Oct 10 2021
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Oct 10 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Reconnect (In-Person)
Oct 10 2021
11:15AM - 12:30PM
Weekly Block Party
Oct 10 2021
01:00PM - 02:00PM
Small Fall Festival
Oct 10 2021
01:00PM - 02:00PM
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
First U Singers
Oct 13 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
Oct 13 2021
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Music/choir rehearsal
Oct 14 2021
12:00AM
Linton Piano Delivery
Oct 14 2021
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Worship Committee
Oct 14 2021
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Endowment Fund Board
Oct 14 2021
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Tad Talk
Oct 15 2021
07:00PM - 07:45PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Oct 16 2021
09:00AM - 10:00PM
Social Justice Committee
Oct 16 2021
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Oct 17 2021
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Oct 17 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Reconnect (Online)
Oct 17 2021
11:15AM - 12:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Oct 17 2021
12:30PM - 04:00PM
Weekly Block Party
Oct 17 2021
01:00PM - 02:00PM
Linton Chamber Music Recital
Oct 17 2021
04:00PM - 07:00PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
History Team Meeting
Oct 19 2021
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
First U Singers
Oct 20 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Music/choir rehearsal
Oct 21 2021
12:00AM
Committee on Ministry
Oct 21 2021
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Parkinson's Anniversary Event (tentative)
Oct 23 2021
11:00AM - 06:00PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Oct 24 2021
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Oct 24 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Reconnect (In-Person)
Oct 24 2021
11:15AM - 12:30PM
Sr. High Youth Group
Oct 24 2021
12:00PM - 01:00PM
Weekly Block Party
Oct 24 2021
01:00PM - 02:00PM
CCJO Jazz@First
Oct 24 2021
02:00PM - 05:00PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Women Singing in Sacred Circle (tentative 1st in-person))
Oct 25 2021
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
First U Singers
Oct 27 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Vespers
Oct 27 2021
07:00PM -
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Music/choir rehearsal
Oct 28 2021
12:00AM
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
Zoom Coffee Hour
Oct 31 2021
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Oct 31 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Reconnect (Online)
Oct 31 2021
11:15AM - 12:30PM
Weekly Block Party
Oct 31 2021
01:00PM - 02:00PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Election - polling location
Nov 02 2021
05:30AM - 10:00PM
Finance Committee
Nov 02 2021
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
First U Singers
Nov 03 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Executive Committee
Nov 03 2021
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Music/choir rehearsal
Nov 04 2021
12:00AM
Linton Piano Delivery
Nov 04 2021
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 05 2021
09:00AM - 10:00PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 06 2021
09:00AM - 10:00PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Nov 07 2021
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Nov 07 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Reconnect (In-Person)
Nov 07 2021
11:15AM - 12:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 07 2021
12:30PM - 04:00PM
Weekly Block Party
Nov 07 2021
01:00PM - 02:00PM
Linton Chamber Music Concert
Nov 07 2021
04:00PM - 07:00PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Piano Pickup
Nov 08 2021
10:00AM - 11:30AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
First U Singers
Nov 10 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
Nov 10 2021
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Music/choir rehearsal
Nov 11 2021
12:00AM
Worship Committee
Nov 11 2021
06:00PM - 07:30PM
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
Zoom Coffee Hour
Nov 14 2021
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Nov 14 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM

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.