Our Mission Statement

Our urban Unitarian Universalist community
celebrates and SUPPORTS ONE ANOTHER on our SPIRITUAL AND ETHICAL paths.
We work for JUSTICE, dignity and respect for the web of life.

 

Our Vision Statement

We will be a liberal religious haven.
Sustained by tradition,
Boldly seeking justice,
Gently transforming lives.

 

Our Objectives

We, the members of First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati, promise one another to work together toward achieving these objectives:

Celebrating Our Community

  • To nurture a caring and welcoming community.
  • To seek more diversity in our community and to expect every church committee to promote inclusion.
  • To empower congregants to make a difference in the life of the church.
  • To explore weeknight activities that build community and facilitate committee work.
  • To encourage all congregants to participate actively in membership growth.
  • To put into place an ongoing communications strategy for membership growth.
  • To build and maintain warm cooperative relationships with Unitarian Universalist churches locally, regionally and continentally.


Seeking Our Spiritual and Ethical Paths

  • To reach out to persons looking for a religious community like ours.
  • To encourage congregants to be open to ideas and philosophies different from their own.
  • To provide high-quality religious/ethical education for children, youth and adults in the congregation and the community.
  • To renovate our building so that it enhances our worship, honors our history and welcomes all.
  • To enrich our own spiritual experience with a diversified arts program.


Working for Justice

  • To explore the responsibilities of being an urban Unitarian Universalist church in the 21st century.
  • To focus on social justice programs where we can be most effective.
  • To live in harmony with nature, recognizing the interconnectedness of all life.

 


 
 
Join us for our next service:
Sunday, February 11, 2018
10:00 a.m.
 
The Rev. Benjamin Maucere

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Order of Service (Updated Friday)
Upcoming Events
Meditation
Feb 19 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Feb 21 2018
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Choir Rehearsal
Feb 22 2018
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Book Discussion Group
Feb 23 2018
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Feb 25 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Feb 25 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Carter Sunday
Feb 25 2018
10:00AM - 11:00PM
Carter Sunday Reception
Feb 25 2018
11:15AM - 12:15PM
Linton Writers
Feb 26 2018
09:30AM - 11:30AM
Meditation
Feb 26 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Women Singing in Sacred Circle
Feb 26 2018
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Choir Rehearsal
Mar 01 2018
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Mar 04 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Mar 04 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Mar 05 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Mar 07 2018
01:30PM - 03:30PM
SJ: Good Food for All
Mar 08 2018
06:00PM - 09:00PM
Choir Rehearsal
Mar 08 2018
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Streetvibes Vendor at First Church
Mar 10 2018
10:00AM - 11:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Mar 11 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Mar 11 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Visitor Orientation
Mar 11 2018
11:15AM - 12:15PM
First Church HUUmanists
Mar 11 2018
11:30AM - 01:30PM
First Church HUUmanists
Mar 11 2018
11:30AM - 01:30PM
Linton Writers
Mar 12 2018
09:30AM - 11:30AM
Meditation
Mar 12 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
SJ: UUJO Webinar: Justice Ministry with Teens and Children
Mar 14 2018
07:00PM -
Choir Rehearsal
Mar 15 2018
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Jazz@First: English Saxophonist Alan Barnes: Jazz from Across the Pond
Mar 18 2018
08:00AM - 04:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Mar 18 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Mar 18 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Mar 19 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Mar 21 2018
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Choir Rehearsal
Mar 22 2018
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Mar 25 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Mar 25 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Linton Writers
Mar 26 2018
09:30AM - 11:30AM
Meditation
Mar 26 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Women Singing in Sacred Circle
Mar 26 2018
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Choir Rehearsal
Mar 29 2018
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Easter Brunch
Apr 01 2018
08:00AM - 10:00AM
Youth Religious Education
Apr 01 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Apr 01 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Apr 02 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Apr 04 2018
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Choir Rehearsal
Apr 05 2018
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Apr 08 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Streetvibes Vendor at First Church
Apr 08 2018
10:00AM - 11:00PM
Church Service
Apr 08 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
First Church HUUmanists
Apr 08 2018
11:30AM - 01:30PM
Linton Writers
Apr 09 2018
09:30AM - 11:30AM
Meditation
Apr 09 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
SJ: UUJO Webinar: Practical Organizing Skills for UU Congregational Justice Ministry
Apr 11 2018
07:00PM -
Choir Rehearsal
Apr 12 2018
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Jazz@First: Benny Rides Again: The Music of the Benny Goodman Quartet
Apr 15 2018
08:00AM - 04:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Apr 15 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Apr 15 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Apr 16 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Apr 18 2018
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Choir Rehearsal
Apr 19 2018
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Apr 22 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Apr 22 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Linton Writers
Apr 23 2018
09:30AM - 11:30AM
Meditation
Apr 23 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Women Singing in Sacred Circle
Apr 23 2018
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Choir Rehearsal
Apr 26 2018
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Apr 29 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Apr 29 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Apr 30 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
May 02 2018
01:30PM - 03:30PM
SJ: UUJO Webinar: Making It All Work: A Case Study in Justice Ministry
May 02 2018
07:00PM -
Choir Rehearsal
May 03 2018
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Youth Religious Education
May 06 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
May 06 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
May 07 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Choir Rehearsal
May 10 2018
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Youth Religious Education
May 13 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
May 13 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
First Church HUUmanists
May 13 2018
11:30AM - 01:30PM
Linton Writers
May 14 2018
09:30AM - 11:30AM
Streetvibes Vendor at First Church
May 14 2018
10:00AM - 11:00PM
Meditation
May 14 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
May 16 2018
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Choir Rehearsal
May 17 2018
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Youth Religious Education
May 20 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
May 20 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
May 21 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Choir Rehearsal
May 24 2018
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Youth Religious Education
May 27 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
May 27 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Linton Writers
May 28 2018
09:30AM - 11:30AM
Meditation
May 28 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Women Singing in Sacred Circle
May 28 2018
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Choir Rehearsal
May 31 2018
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Jun 03 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Jun 03 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Jun 04 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Jun 06 2018
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Choir Rehearsal
Jun 07 2018
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Jun 10 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Jun 10 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
First Church HUUmanists
Jun 10 2018
11:30AM - 01:30PM
Linton Writers
Jun 11 2018
09:30AM - 11:30AM
Streetvibes Vendor at First Church
Jun 11 2018
10:00AM - 11:00PM
Meditation
Jun 11 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
SJ: UUJO Webinar: Anti-Racism and Spirituality: Fostering Healing Capacities within Justice Ministries
Jun 13 2018
07:00PM -
Choir Rehearsal
Jun 14 2018
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Jun 17 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Jun 17 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Jun 18 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Jun 20 2018
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Choir Rehearsal
Jun 21 2018
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Jun 24 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Jun 24 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Linton Writers
Jun 25 2018
09:30AM - 11:30AM
Meditation
Jun 25 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Women Singing in Sacred Circle
Jun 25 2018
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Jul 01 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Jul 01 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Jul 02 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Jul 04 2018
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Jul 08 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Jul 08 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Jul 09 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Jul 15 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Jul 15 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Jul 16 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Jul 18 2018
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Jul 22 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Jul 22 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Jul 23 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Jul 29 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Jul 29 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Jul 30 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Aug 01 2018
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Aug 05 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Aug 06 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Aug 12 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Aug 13 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Aug 15 2018
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Aug 19 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Aug 20 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Aug 26 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Aug 27 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Sep 02 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Sep 03 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Sep 05 2018
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Sep 09 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Streetvibes Vendor at First Church
Sep 10 2018
10:00AM - 11:00PM
Meditation
Sep 10 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM

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.