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
Youth Group
Mar 07 2021
12:00AM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Mar 10 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
Mar 10 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
Mar 10 2021
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Mar 11 2021
12:00AM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Mar 11 2021
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Worship Committee
Mar 11 2021
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Spirit in Practice
Mar 13 2021
09:00AM - 10:00AM
Youth Group
Mar 14 2021
12:00AM - 12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Mar 14 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Getting to Know YoUU
Mar 14 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Youth Group
Mar 14 2021
12:00AM - 12:00AM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Mar 17 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
Mar 17 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Widening the Circle of Concern
Mar 17 2021
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Katie Price's Sharing Circle
Mar 17 2021
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Mar 18 2021
12:00AM
BC: MM1 (BIPOC) RP
Mar 18 2021
02:00PM - 03:30PM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Mar 18 2021
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Committee on Ministry
Mar 18 2021
06:00PM - 07:30PM
BC: MM1 (BIPOC)
Mar 18 2021
08:00PM - 09:30PM
Barb Rider's Sharing Circle
Mar 19 2021
03:00PM - 04:30PM
Social Justice Committee
Mar 20 2021
09:30AM - 11:00AM
BC: MM1 (BIPOC)
Mar 20 2021
02:00PM - 03:30PM
Youth Group
Mar 21 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Mar 21 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Trans Workshop Planning
Mar 23 2021
12:00PM - 01:00PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Mar 24 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
Mar 24 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Vespers
Mar 24 2021
07:00PM -
Music/choir rehearsal
Mar 25 2021
12:00AM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Mar 25 2021
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Fourth Friday Tad Talks
Mar 26 2021
07:00PM - 07:30PM
Youth Group
Mar 28 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Mar 28 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Jan Connelly's Sharing Circle
Mar 28 2021
11:15AM - 12:45PM
BC: MM1 (White) RP
Mar 30 2021
02:30PM - 04:00PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Mar 31 2021
12:00AM
BC: MM1 (White)
Mar 31 2021
03:00PM - 04:30PM
First U Singers
Mar 31 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
BC: MM1 (White)
Mar 31 2021
08:00PM - 09:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Apr 01 2021
12:00AM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Apr 01 2021
06:00PM - 06:15PM
HR Committee
Apr 01 2021
06:00PM - 07:00PM
Getting to Know UUs
Apr 01 2021
07:00PM - 09:00PM
2021 Winter Session Follow Up Discussion
Apr 02 2021
07:00PM - 08:30PM
UU Virtual Easter Egg Hunt
Apr 03 2021
12:00AM
Minecraft with Ms. Meredith
Apr 03 2021
09:00AM - 10:30AM
Spring Fling & Easter Things
Apr 03 2021
01:00PM - 05:00PM
BC: MM1 (White)
Apr 03 2021
02:00PM - 03:30PM
Youth Group
Apr 04 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Apr 04 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Finance Committee
Apr 06 2021
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Nick Payne's Sharing Circle
Apr 06 2021
07:00PM - 08:30PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Apr 07 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
Apr 07 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Executive Committee
Apr 07 2021
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Sr. High Hangout
Apr 07 2021
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Apr 08 2021
12:00AM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Apr 08 2021
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Worship Committee
Apr 08 2021
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Spirit in Practice
Apr 10 2021
09:00AM - 10:00AM
Youth Group
Apr 11 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Apr 11 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Getting to Know YoUU
Apr 11 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Harvest the Power
Apr 13 2021
07:00PM - 09:00PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Apr 14 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
Apr 14 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
Apr 14 2021
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Apr 15 2021
12:00AM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Apr 15 2021
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Committee on Ministry
Apr 15 2021
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Barb Rider's Sharing Circle
Apr 16 2021
03:00PM - 04:30PM
Social Justice Committee
Apr 17 2021
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Youth Group
Apr 18 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Apr 18 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Harvest the Power
Apr 20 2021
07:00PM - 09:00PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Apr 21 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
Apr 21 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Widening the Circle of Concern
Apr 21 2021
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Katie Price's Sharing Circle
Apr 21 2021
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Apr 22 2021
12:00AM
BC: MM2 (BIPOC) RP
Apr 22 2021
02:00PM - 03:30PM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Apr 22 2021
06:00PM - 06:15PM
BC: MM2 (BIPOC)
Apr 22 2021
08:00PM - 09:30PM
Fourth Friday Tad Talks
Apr 23 2021
07:00PM - 07:30PM
Church Council
Apr 24 2021
10:00AM - 12:00PM
BC: MM2 (BIPOC)
Apr 24 2021
02:00PM - 03:30PM
Game Night
Apr 24 2021
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Youth Group
Apr 25 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Apr 25 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Jan Connelly's Sharing Circle
Apr 25 2021
11:15AM - 12:45PM
Harvest the Power
Apr 27 2021
07:00PM - 09:00PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Apr 28 2021
12:00AM
BC: MM2 (White) RP
Apr 28 2021
02:30PM - 04:00PM
First U Singers
Apr 28 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Vespers
Apr 28 2021
07:00PM -
Music/choir rehearsal
Apr 29 2021
12:00AM
BC: MM2 (White)
Apr 29 2021
03:00PM - 04:30PM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Apr 29 2021
06:00PM - 06:15PM
BC: MM2 (White)
Apr 29 2021
08:00PM - 09:30PM
Linton Rehearsal
Apr 30 2021
09:00AM - 07:00PM
Board of Elections Equipment Delivery
May 01 2021
08:00AM - 12:00PM
Minecraft with Ms. Meredith
May 01 2021
09:00AM - 10:30AM
Linton Rehearsal
May 01 2021
09:00AM - 07:00PM
BC: MM2 (White)
May 01 2021
02:00PM - 03:30PM
Youth Group
May 02 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
May 02 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Linton Set Up
May 02 2021
11:45AM - 04:00PM
Linton Concert
May 02 2021
04:00PM - 07:00PM
Board of Elections
May 03 2021
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Board of Elections
May 04 2021
05:30AM - 10:00PM
Finance Committee
May 04 2021
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Nick Payne's Sharing Circle
May 04 2021
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Harvest the Power
May 04 2021
07:00PM - 09:00PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
May 05 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
May 05 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Executive Committee
May 05 2021
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Sr. High Hangout
May 05 2021
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Music/choir rehearsal
May 06 2021
12:00AM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
May 06 2021
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Getting to Know UUs
May 06 2021
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Board of Elections Equipment Pickup
May 08 2021
08:00AM - 12:00PM
CMERA
May 08 2021
08:30AM - 01:00PM
Spirit in Practice
May 08 2021
09:00AM - 10:00AM
Youth Group
May 09 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
May 09 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Getting to Know YoUU
May 09 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Harvest the Power
May 11 2021
07:00PM - 09:00PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
May 12 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
May 12 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
May 12 2021
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
May 13 2021
12:00AM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
May 13 2021
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Worship Committee
May 13 2021
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Social Justice Committee
May 15 2021
09:30AM - 11:00AM
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
Barb Rider's Sharing Circle
May 21 2021
03:00PM - 04:30PM
BC: MM3 (BIPOC)
May 22 2021
02:00PM - 03:30PM

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.