Since 1830 First Church has been an important part of Cincinnati. Our caring community comes together in worship experiences that nourish our spiritual growth and challenge us to be better, more loving people.

Throughout the years, First Church members have taken up the challenge: we've championed individual and civil rights, led educational and civic reform, and worked to promote justice in daily affairs.

We meet in a warm and graceful building that dates from the 1880's. Sunday morning worship services are a focal point for the congregation. They include stirring sermons from our dynamic minister or guest speaker; lovely choral and instrumental music; lively Family Programming for children from infants through high school; and a chance to connect with friendly and interesting people.

 

Our Vision

We will be a liberal religious haven sustained by tradition,
boldly seeking justice, gently transforming lives.

 

Mission Statement and Objectives

Click here to learn more.

 


Join us for our next Sunday service:

 March 1 ~ 10 a.m.


I Believe in First Church

 Rev. Connie Simon
Jera Cox, Director of Music, Meredith Plummer, DLFD

Order of Service (Updated Friday)

In case of inclement weather, please visit Channel 9 WCPO: http://www.wcpo.com/closings.
Upcoming Events
B&G project
Feb 28 2020
01:00PM - 03:00PM
Handbell Rehearsal
Feb 29 2020
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Newsletter Deadline
Mar 01 2020
12:00AM
Stewardship Table
Mar 01 2020
09:00AM - 11:30AM
Membership Signing
Mar 01 2020
09:30AM - 09:50AM
Infant / Toddler Sunday School
Mar 01 2020
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Worship
Mar 01 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
1st - 3rd Sunday School
Mar 01 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
4th - 5th Sunday School
Mar 01 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Jr. High Youth Group
Mar 01 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
PreK - K Sunday School
Mar 01 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Sr. High Youth Group
Mar 01 2020
10:00AM -
Coffee Hour & Congregational Conversation
Mar 01 2020
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Kid's Choir Rehearsal
Mar 01 2020
11:30AM - 12:15PM
Simple Soup Lunch
Mar 01 2020
11:30AM - 02:30PM
Youth Music Rehearsals
Mar 01 2020
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Intermediate OWL
Mar 01 2020
12:00PM - 01:15PM
Senior High Hangout
Mar 01 2020
06:00PM - 08:00PM
Meditation
Mar 02 2020
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Piano tuning
Mar 02 2020
12:00PM - 01:00PM
Finance Subcommittee
Mar 02 2020
02:00PM - 03:30PM
Adult Faith Development
Mar 02 2020
04:00PM - 05:30PM
Building and Grounds Committee
Mar 02 2020
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Greater Cincinnati Democrats
Mar 03 2020
11:00AM - 01:00PM
B&G project
Mar 03 2020
01:00PM - 05:00PM
Finance Committee
Mar 03 2020
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Executive Committee
Mar 04 2020
06:30PM - 08:30PM
First Church Ringers
Mar 04 2020
06:30PM - 07:30PM
Custodian Search Team
Mar 05 2020
09:00AM - 10:00AM
LADD Cooks
Mar 05 2020
11:00AM - 01:00PM
AIM Meeting
Mar 05 2020
03:00PM - 04:30PM
Choir Rehearsal
Mar 05 2020
07:00PM - 08:30PM
LADD Drum Circle
Mar 06 2020
10:30AM - 12:30PM
Adulting Class
Mar 07 2020
09:00AM - 12:00PM
Game Night
Mar 07 2020
04:00PM - 07:00PM
Game Night childcare
Mar 07 2020
04:00PM - 07:00PM
Stewardship Table
Mar 08 2020
09:00AM - 11:30AM
Infant / Toddler Sunday School
Mar 08 2020
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Worship
Mar 08 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
1st - 3rd Sunday School
Mar 08 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
4th - 5th Sunday School
Mar 08 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Jr. High Youth Group
Mar 08 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
PreK - K Sunday School
Mar 08 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Sr. High Youth Group
Mar 08 2020
10:00AM -
Coffee Hour & Congregational Conversation
Mar 08 2020
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Getting to Know You
Mar 08 2020
11:15AM - 12:15PM
First Church HUUmanists
Mar 08 2020
11:30AM - 01:00PM
Intermediate OWL
Mar 08 2020
12:00PM - 01:15PM
CCJO Jazz@First
Mar 08 2020
01:00PM - 04:00PM
CCJO Jazz@First
Mar 08 2020
01:00PM - 05:00PM
Friendship Force
Mar 08 2020
06:00PM - 09:00PM
May Festival Rehearsal
Mar 08 2020
07:00PM - 10:00PM
LADD Cooks
Mar 09 2020
11:00AM - 01:00PM
Meditation
Mar 09 2020
11:30AM - 12:30PM
May Festival Rehearsal
Mar 09 2020
07:00PM - 10:00PM
Linton Writers
Mar 10 2020
09:30AM - 11:30AM
Greater Cincinnati Democrats
Mar 10 2020
11:00AM - 01:00PM
First Church Ringers
Mar 10 2020
06:30PM - 07:30PM
Quartet Rehearsal
Mar 10 2020
07:30PM - 09:00PM
Sharing Circle
Mar 11 2020
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Opening Hearts Steering Committee
Mar 11 2020
04:00PM - 05:30PM
Sharing Circle
Mar 11 2020
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Worship Committee
Mar 12 2020
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Choir Rehearsal
Mar 12 2020
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Linton Music Rehearsal
Mar 13 2020
09:00AM - 10:00PM
Examining X
Mar 13 2020
06:00PM - 10:00PM
Election Equipment Delivery
Mar 14 2020
08:00AM - 01:00PM
Linton Music Rehearsal
Mar 14 2020
09:00AM - 10:00PM
Heart and Hand Committee
Mar 14 2020
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Newsletter Deadline
Mar 15 2020
12:00AM
HR Meeting
Mar 15 2020
08:30AM - 10:00AM
Stewardship Table
Mar 15 2020
09:00AM - 11:30AM
Infant / Toddler Sunday School
Mar 15 2020
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Jr. High Youth Group
Mar 15 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
PreK - K Sunday School
Mar 15 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Sr. High Youth Group
Mar 15 2020
10:00AM -
4th - 5th Sunday School
Mar 15 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
1st - 3rd Sunday School
Mar 15 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Worship
Mar 15 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Coffee Hour & Congregational Conversation
Mar 15 2020
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Intermediate OWL
Mar 15 2020
11:00AM - 12:15PM
Kid's Choir Rehearsal
Mar 15 2020
11:30AM - 12:15PM
Sharing Circle
Mar 15 2020
11:30AM - 01:00PM
Youth Music Rehearsals
Mar 15 2020
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Linton Concert
Mar 15 2020
11:45AM - 07:00PM
Linton Concert
Mar 15 2020
12:30PM - 07:00PM
Linton Concert
Mar 15 2020
02:00PM - 07:00PM
LADD Cooks
Mar 16 2020
11:00AM - 01:00PM
Meditation
Mar 16 2020
11:30AM - 12:30PM
May Festival Rehearsal
Mar 16 2020
07:00PM - 10:00PM
Primary Election Set-Up
Mar 16 2020
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Primary Election
Mar 17 2020
05:50AM - 10:00PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
Mar 18 2020
06:30PM - 08:30PM
First Church Ringers
Mar 18 2020
06:30PM - 07:30PM
Social Justice Committee
Mar 19 2020
04:00PM - 05:30PM
Cincinnati Women's Political Caucus - Problems Encountered by Transgender Women
Mar 19 2020
06:00PM - 09:00PM
Choir Rehearsal
Mar 19 2020
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Election Equipment Pick-Up
Mar 21 2020
08:00AM - 01:00PM
Women's Group
Mar 21 2020
09:30AM - 12:00PM
LADD Cooks
Mar 21 2020
02:00PM - 04:00PM
Book/Movie Discussion
Mar 21 2020
04:00PM - 07:00PM
Stewardship Table
Mar 22 2020
09:00AM - 11:30AM
Infant / Toddler Sunday School
Mar 22 2020
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Worship
Mar 22 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
1st - 3rd Sunday School
Mar 22 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
4th - 5th Sunday School
Mar 22 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Jr. High Youth Group
Mar 22 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
PreK - K Sunday School
Mar 22 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Sr. High Youth Group
Mar 22 2020
10:00AM -
Coffee Hour & Congregational Conversation
Mar 22 2020
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Carter Committee Meeting
Mar 22 2020
11:15AM - 01:00PM
Youth Music Rehearsals
Mar 22 2020
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Carter Committee Program
Mar 22 2020
12:00PM - 08:00PM
Intermediate OWL
Mar 22 2020
12:00PM - 01:15PM
Women Singing in Sacred Circle
Mar 23 2020
12:00AM
Meditation
Mar 23 2020
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Free Inquiry Group
Mar 23 2020
07:00PM - 09:00PM
May Festival Rehearsal
Mar 23 2020
07:00PM - 10:00PM
Linton Writers
Mar 24 2020
09:30AM - 11:30AM
Greater Cincinnati Democrats
Mar 24 2020
11:00AM - 01:00PM
Pre-Vesper Potluck
Mar 25 2020
05:45PM - 07:00PM
First Church Ringers
Mar 25 2020
06:30PM - 07:30PM
Vespers
Mar 25 2020
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Choir Rehearsal
Mar 26 2020
07:00PM - 08:30PM
LADD Cooks
Mar 27 2020
11:00AM - 01:00PM
Newsletter Deadline
Mar 29 2020
12:00AM
Stewardship Table
Mar 29 2020
09:00AM - 11:30AM
Infant / Toddler Sunday School
Mar 29 2020
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Worship
Mar 29 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
1st - 3rd Sunday School
Mar 29 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
4th - 5th Sunday School
Mar 29 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Jr. High Youth Group
Mar 29 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
PreK - K Sunday School
Mar 29 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Sr. High Youth Group
Mar 29 2020
10:00AM -
Coffee Hour & Congregational Conversation
Mar 29 2020
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Six Sources Discussions
Mar 29 2020
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Youth Music Rehearsals
Mar 29 2020
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Meditation
Mar 30 2020
11:30AM - 12:30PM
May Festival Rehearsal
Mar 30 2020
07:00PM - 10:00PM
Greater Cincinnati Democrats
Mar 31 2020
11:00AM - 01:00PM
Executive Committee
Apr 01 2020
06:30PM - 08:30PM
First Church Ringers
Apr 01 2020
06:30PM - 07:30PM
Kenny's Group Rehearsal - Tentative
Apr 01 2020
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Harvest the Power
Apr 02 2020
06:00PM - 09:00PM
Choir Rehearsal
Apr 02 2020
07:00PM - 08:30PM
LADD Drum Circle
Apr 03 2020
10:30AM - 12:30PM
Kenny's Group Rehearsal - Tentative
Apr 03 2020
07:00PM - 10:00PM
Adulting Class for Adults
Apr 04 2020
09:00AM - 12:00PM
Kenny's Group Rehearsal - Tentative
Apr 04 2020
10:00AM - 02:00PM
AIM Day
Apr 05 2020
12:00AM