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,
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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
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Women Singing in Sacred Circle (tentative 1st in-person))
Jan 24 2022
07:00PM - 09:00PM
May Festival Rehearsal
Jan 24 2022
07:00PM - 10:00PM
Owning Your Religious Past
Jan 25 2022
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Jr. High OWL Informational Session
Jan 26 2022
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Linton Piano Delivery
Jan 27 2022
12:00PM - 02:00PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Jan 27 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Jan 28 2022
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Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Jan 29 2022
09:00AM - 10:00PM
Community Connections Cooks
Jan 29 2022
11:00AM - 01:00PM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Jan 30 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Jan 30 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Jan 30 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Jan 30 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Jan 30 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Reconnect (Online)
Jan 30 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Jan 30 2022
12:30PM - 04:00PM
Linton Chamber Music Concert
Jan 30 2022
04:00PM - 07:00PM
Linton Piano Pickup
Jan 31 2022
10:00AM - 11:30AM
Community Connections Cooks
Jan 31 2022
11:00AM - 01:00PM
Finance Committee
Feb 01 2022
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Executive Committee
Feb 02 2022
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Feb 03 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
IHN
Feb 06 2022
12:00AM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Feb 06 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Feb 06 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Feb 06 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Feb 06 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Feb 06 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
CCJO Jazz@First
Feb 06 2022
02:00PM - 05:00PM
IHN
Feb 06 2022
12:00AM
May Festival Rehearsal
Feb 07 2022
07:00PM - 10:00PM
IHN
Feb 06 2022
12:00AM
Owning Your Religious Past
Feb 08 2022
07:00PM - 08:30PM
IHN
Feb 06 2022
12:00AM
Board of Trustees Meeting
Feb 09 2022
06:30PM - 08:30PM
IHN
Feb 06 2022
12:00AM
Music/choir rehearsal
Feb 10 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Worship Committee
Feb 10 2022
06:00PM - 07:30PM
IHN
Feb 06 2022
12:00AM
IHN
Feb 06 2022
12:00AM
Cinema Therapy (Discussion)
Feb 12 2022
03:00PM - 04:00PM
IHN
Feb 06 2022
12:00AM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Feb 13 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Feb 13 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Feb 13 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Feb 13 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Feb 13 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Getting to Know UU
Feb 13 2022
11:30AM - 01:00PM
Nick Payne's Sharing Circle
Feb 15 2022
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Barbara Bonney's Sharing Circle
Feb 16 2022
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Linton Piano Delivery
Feb 17 2022
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Feb 17 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Committee on Ministry
Feb 17 2022
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Feb 18 2022
09:00AM - 10:00PM
Jan Connelly's Sharing Circle
Feb 18 2022
10:00AM - 11:30AM
Tad Talk
Feb 18 2022
07:00PM - 07:45PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Feb 19 2022
09:00AM - 10:00PM
Social Justice Committee
Feb 19 2022
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Feb 20 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Feb 20 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Feb 20 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Feb 20 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Feb 20 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Feb 20 2022
12:30PM - 04:00PM
Linton Chamber Music Concert
Feb 20 2022
04:00PM - 07:00PM
Linton Piano Pickup
Feb 21 2022
10:00AM - 11:30AM
Linnea Lose' Sharing Circle
Feb 21 2022
04:30PM - 06:00PM
May Festival Rehearsal
Feb 21 2022
07:00PM - 10:00PM
Owning Your Religious Past
Feb 22 2022
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Feb 24 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Feb 27 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Feb 27 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Feb 27 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Feb 27 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Feb 27 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Reconnect (Online)
Feb 27 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Sr. High Youth Group
Feb 27 2022
12:00PM - 01:00PM
Second Annual Talent Show
Feb 27 2022
03:00PM - 05:00PM
Women Singing in Sacred Circle (tentative 1st in-person))
Feb 28 2022
07:00PM - 09:00PM
May Festival Rehearsal
Feb 28 2022
07:00PM - 10:00PM
Finance Committee
Mar 01 2022
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Executive Committee
Mar 02 2022
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Mar 03 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Mar 06 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Mar 06 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Mar 06 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Mar 06 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Mar 06 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Owning Your Religious Past
Mar 08 2022
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
Mar 09 2022
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Linton Piano Delivery
Mar 10 2022
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Mar 10 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Worship Committee
Mar 10 2022
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Mar 11 2022
09:00AM - 10:00PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Mar 12 2022
09:00AM - 10:00PM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Mar 13 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Mar 13 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Mar 13 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Mar 13 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Mar 13 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Mar 13 2022
12:30PM - 04:00PM
Linton Chamber Music Concert
Mar 13 2022
04:00PM - 07:00PM
Linton Piano Pickup
Mar 14 2022
10:00AM - 11:30AM
Nick Payne's Sharing Circle
Mar 15 2022
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Barbara Bonney's Sharing Circle
Mar 16 2022
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Mar 17 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Committee on Ministry
Mar 17 2022
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Jan Connelly's Sharing Circle
Mar 18 2022
10:00AM - 11:30AM
Tad Talk
Mar 18 2022
07:00PM - 07:45PM
Social Justice Committee
Mar 19 2022
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Mar 20 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Mar 20 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Mar 20 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Mar 20 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Mar 20 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
CCJO Jazz@First
Mar 20 2022
02:00PM - 05:00PM
Linnea Lose' Sharing Circle
Mar 21 2022
04:30PM - 06:00PM
May Festival Rehearsal
Mar 21 2022
07:00PM - 10:00PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Mar 24 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Piano drop off
Mar 25 2022
10:00AM - 01:00PM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Mar 27 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Mar 27 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Mar 27 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Mar 27 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Mar 27 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Reconnect (Online)
Mar 27 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Sr. High Youth Group
Mar 27 2022
12:00PM - 01:00PM
Matinee Musicale
Mar 27 2022
12:30PM - 07:00PM
Piano pick up
Mar 28 2022
09:00AM - 11:00AM
CCO auditions
Mar 28 2022
05:00PM - 11:00PM
Women Singing in Sacred Circle (tentative 1st in-person))
Mar 28 2022
07:00PM - 09:00PM
CCO auditions
Mar 29 2022
09:00AM - 04:00PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Mar 31 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Apr 01 2022
09:00AM - 10:00PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Apr 02 2022
09:00AM - 10:00PM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Apr 03 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Apr 03 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Apr 03 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Apr 03 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Apr 03 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Apr 03 2022
12:30PM - 04:00PM
Linton Chamber Music Concert
Apr 03 2022
04:00PM - 07:00PM
Linton Piano Pickup
Apr 04 2022
10:00AM - 11:30AM
Finance Committee
Apr 05 2022
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Executive Committee
Apr 06 2022
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Apr 07 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Cinema Therapy (Discussion)
Apr 09 2022
03:00PM - 04:00PM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Apr 10 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Apr 10 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Apr 10 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM

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.