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 Sunday of the month after the church service.

Co-Chairs:
Amanda Lynch, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 740.361.1475
Don Sherman, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., phone 513.388.0023

 

 

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:
Liv Ramstad,
email, phone 513.543.9012


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
Breathe: A Letter to My Sons Book Discussion
May 14 2021
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Social Justice Committee
May 15 2021
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Budget Forum
May 15 2021
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Youth Group
May 16 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
May 16 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Harvest the Power
May 18 2021
07:00PM - 09:00PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
May 19 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
May 19 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Widening the Circle of Concern
May 19 2021
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Katie Price's Sharing Circle
May 19 2021
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Music/choir rehearsal
May 20 2021
12:00AM
BC: MM3 (BIPOC) RP
May 20 2021
02:00PM - 03:30PM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
May 20 2021
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Committee on Ministry
May 20 2021
06:00PM - 07:30PM
BC: MM3 (BIPOC)
May 20 2021
08:00PM - 09:30PM
Breathe: A Letter to My Sons Book Discussion
May 21 2021
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Barb Rider's Sharing Circle
May 21 2021
03:00PM - 04:30PM
Breathe: A Letter to My Sons Book Discussion
May 21 2021
07:00PM - 08:30PM
A/V Sunday Prep
May 22 2021
09:00AM - 12:00PM
BC: MM3 (BIPOC)
May 22 2021
02:00PM - 03:30PM
BC: MM3 (White)
May 22 2021
02:00PM - 03:30PM
Youth Group
May 23 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
May 23 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Congregational Meeting
May 23 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Jan Connelly's Sharing Circle
May 23 2021
11:15AM - 12:45PM
Sr High (In-Person) Gathering
May 23 2021
02:00PM - 03:00PM
BC: MM3 (White)
May 25 2021
03:00PM - 04:30PM
Harvest the Power
May 25 2021
07:00PM - 09:00PM
BC: MM3 (White)
May 25 2021
08:00PM - 09:30PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
May 26 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
May 26 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Vespers
May 26 2021
07:00PM -
Music/choir rehearsal
May 27 2021
12:00AM
BC: MM3 (White) RP
May 27 2021
02:30PM - 04:00PM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
May 27 2021
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Youth Group
May 30 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
May 30 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Finance Committee
Jun 01 2021
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Nick Payne's Sharing Circle
Jun 01 2021
07:00PM - 08:30PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Jun 02 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
Jun 02 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Executive Committee
Jun 02 2021
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Jun 03 2021
12:00AM
Getting to Know UUs
Jun 03 2021
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Fourth Friday Tad Talk
Jun 04 2021
07:00PM - 07:30PM
A/V Sunday Prep
Jun 05 2021
09:00AM - 12:00PM
Infant - PreK (In-Person) Gathering
Jun 05 2021
10:00AM - 10:30AM
Youth Group
Jun 06 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Jun 06 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Kindy - 5th Grade (In-Person) Gathering
Jun 06 2021
02:00PM - 02:30PM
Opening Hearts - Microaggressions Workshop
Jun 08 2021
07:00PM - 08:30PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Jun 09 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
Jun 09 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
Jun 09 2021
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Jun 10 2021
12:00AM
Worship Committee
Jun 10 2021
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Jr. High (In-Person) Gathering
Jun 12 2021
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Youth Group
Jun 13 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Jun 13 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Getting to Know YoUU
Jun 13 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Jun 16 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
Jun 16 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Katie Price's Sharing Circle
Jun 16 2021
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Jun 17 2021
12:00AM
Committee on Ministry
Jun 17 2021
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Barb Rider's Sharing Circle
Jun 18 2021
03:00PM - 04:30PM
Social Justice Committee
Jun 19 2021
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Infant - PreK (In-Person) Gathering
Jun 19 2021
10:00AM - 10:30AM
Youth Group
Jun 20 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Jun 20 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Kindy - 5th Grade (In-Person) Gathering
Jun 20 2021
02:00PM - 02:30PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Jun 23 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
Jun 23 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Vespers
Jun 23 2021
07:00PM -
Music/choir rehearsal
Jun 24 2021
12:00AM
Mid-America Annual Meeting
Jun 26 2021
11:00AM - 02:00PM
Youth Group
Jun 27 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Jun 27 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Jan Connelly's Sharing Circle
Jun 27 2021
11:15AM - 12:45PM
Sr High (In-Person) Gathering
Jun 27 2021
02:00PM - 03:00PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Jun 30 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
Jun 30 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Jul 01 2021
12:00AM
Infant - PreK (In-Person) Gathering
Jul 03 2021
10:00AM - 10:30AM
Youth Group
Jul 04 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Jul 04 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Kindy - 5th Grade (In-Person) Gathering
Jul 04 2021
02:00PM - 02:30PM
Finance Committee
Jul 06 2021
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Nick Payne's Sharing Circle
Jul 06 2021
07:00PM - 08:30PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Jul 07 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
Jul 07 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Executive Committee
Jul 07 2021
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Jul 08 2021
12:00AM
Worship Committee
Jul 08 2021
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Jr. High (In-Person) Gathering
Jul 10 2021
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Youth Group
Jul 11 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Jul 11 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Jul 14 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
Jul 14 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
Jul 14 2021
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Jul 15 2021
12:00AM
Committee on Ministry
Jul 15 2021
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Social Justice Committee
Jul 17 2021
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Infant - PreK (In-Person) Gathering
Jul 17 2021
10:00AM - 10:30AM
Youth Group
Jul 18 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Jul 18 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Kindy - 5th Grade (In-Person) Gathering
Jul 18 2021
02:00PM - 02:30PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Jul 21 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
Jul 21 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Jul 22 2021
12:00AM
Youth Group
Jul 25 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Jul 25 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Sr High (In-Person) Gathering
Jul 25 2021
02:00PM - 03:00PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Jul 28 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
Jul 28 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Vespers
Jul 28 2021
07:00PM -
Music/choir rehearsal
Jul 29 2021
12:00AM
Youth Group
Aug 01 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Aug 01 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Kindy - 5th Grade (In-Person) Gathering
Aug 01 2021
02:00PM - 02:30PM
Finance Committee
Aug 03 2021
06:30PM - 08:00PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Aug 04 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
Aug 04 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Executive Committee
Aug 04 2021
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Aug 05 2021
12:00AM
Infant - PreK (In-Person) Gathering
Aug 07 2021
10:00AM - 10:30AM
Youth Group
Aug 08 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Aug 08 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Aug 11 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
Aug 11 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
Aug 11 2021
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Aug 12 2021
12:00AM
Worship Committee
Aug 12 2021
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Jr. High (In-Person) Gathering
Aug 14 2021
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Youth Group
Aug 15 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Aug 15 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Kindy - 5th Grade (In-Person) Gathering
Aug 15 2021
02:00PM - 02:30PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Aug 18 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
Aug 18 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Aug 19 2021
12:00AM
Committee on Ministry
Aug 19 2021
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Social Justice Committee
Aug 21 2021
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Infant - PreK (In-Person) Gathering
Aug 21 2021
10:00AM - 10:30AM
Youth Group
Aug 22 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Aug 22 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Sr High (In-Person) Gathering
Aug 22 2021
02:00PM - 03:00PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Aug 25 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
Aug 25 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Vespers
Aug 25 2021
07:00PM -
Music/choir rehearsal
Aug 26 2021
12:00AM

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.