Our Mission Statement

Our urban community welcomes all with love, supports learning and spiritual growth, serves our wider community, and works for justice, equity, and inclusion. 

 

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 Sunday service:

First Church‘s Minister and Board of Trustees have made the difficult decision to temporarily close our doors to help reduce the transmission of the COVID-19 Virus in the community. 

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
Finance Committee
Jul 05 2022
06:30PM - 08:00PM
AFD Retreat
Jul 06 2022
11:30AM - 04:30PM
Executive Committee
Jul 06 2022
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Jul 07 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Peggy Scherer's Celebration of Life
Jul 09 2022
09:30AM - 03:00PM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Jul 10 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Jul 10 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Jul 10 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Coffee Hour
Jul 10 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
Jul 10 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
Jul 13 2022
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Jul 14 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Worship Committee
Jul 14 2022
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Worship Committee Meeting
Jul 14 2022
06:30PM - 07:30PM
Social Justice Committee
Jul 16 2022
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Jr. High OWL Overnight
Jul 16 2022
06:30PM - 12:00PM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Jul 17 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Jul 17 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Jul 17 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Coffee Hour
Jul 17 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
Jul 17 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Restorative Circle Introductory Demonstration #1
Jul 17 2022
01:00PM - 03:00PM
Jr. High OWL Overnight
Jul 16 2022
06:30PM - 12:00PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Jul 21 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
IHN
Jul 24 2022
12:00AM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Jul 24 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Jul 24 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Jul 24 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Coffee Hour
Jul 24 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
Jul 24 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Jr. High OWL
Jul 24 2022
01:30PM - 04:00PM
IHN
Jul 24 2022
12:00AM
IHN
Jul 24 2022
12:00AM
IHN
Jul 24 2022
12:00AM
IHN
Jul 24 2022
12:00AM
Music/choir rehearsal
Jul 28 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
IHN
Jul 24 2022
12:00AM
IHN
Jul 24 2022
12:00AM
IHN
Jul 24 2022
12:00AM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Jul 31 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Jul 31 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Jul 31 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Coffee Hour
Jul 31 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
Jul 31 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Jr. High OWL
Jul 31 2022
01:30PM - 04:00PM
Ohio Primary Election
Aug 02 2022
06:30AM - 07:30PM
Finance Committee
Aug 02 2022
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Executive Committee
Aug 03 2022
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Aug 04 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Aug 07 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Aug 07 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Aug 07 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Aug 07 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Aug 07 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
Aug 07 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Jr. High OWL
Aug 07 2022
01:30PM - 04:00PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
Aug 10 2022
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Aug 11 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Worship Committee
Aug 11 2022
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Worship Committee Meeting
Aug 11 2022
06:30PM - 07:30PM
Jr. High OWL Overnight
Aug 13 2022
06:30PM - 12:00PM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Aug 14 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Aug 14 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Aug 14 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Coffee Hour
Aug 14 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
Aug 14 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Jr. High OWL Overnight
Aug 13 2022
06:30PM - 12:00PM
CCO SummerMusik Rehearsals
Aug 17 2022
01:00PM - 04:00PM
CCO SummerMusik Rehearsals
Aug 17 2022
01:00PM - 04:00PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Aug 18 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
CCO SummerMusik Rehearsals
Aug 17 2022
01:00PM - 04:00PM
Restorative Circle Introductory Demonstration #2
Aug 19 2022
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Social Justice Committee
Aug 20 2022
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Aug 21 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Aug 21 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Aug 21 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Coffee Hour
Aug 21 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
Aug 21 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Aug 25 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Addiction Services Council
Aug 26 2022
04:00PM - 07:00PM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Aug 28 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Aug 28 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Aug 28 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Coffee Hour
Aug 28 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
Aug 28 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Sep 01 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Sep 04 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Sep 04 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Sep 04 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Sep 04 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Sep 04 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
Sep 04 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Finance Committee
Sep 06 2022
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Executive Committee
Sep 07 2022
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Sep 08 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Worship Committee
Sep 08 2022
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Worship Committee Meeting
Sep 08 2022
06:30PM - 07:30PM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Sep 11 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Sep 11 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Sep 11 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Coffee Hour
Sep 11 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
Sep 11 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
Sep 14 2022
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Sep 15 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Restorative Circle Facilitator Training - Day 1 of 2 (adults and teens)
Sep 16 2022
09:00AM - 05:00PM
Restorative Circle Facilitator Training - Day 2 of 2 (adults and teens)
Sep 17 2022
09:00AM - 05:00PM
Social Justice Committee
Sep 17 2022
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Sep 18 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Sep 18 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Sep 18 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Coffee Hour
Sep 18 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
Sep 18 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Restorative Circle Introductory Demonstration #3
Sep 18 2022
12:00PM - 02:00PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Sep 22 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Sep 25 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Sep 25 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Sep 25 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Coffee Hour
Sep 25 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
Sep 25 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
CCJO Jazz First
Sep 25 2022
12:30PM - 05:00PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Sep 29 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Oct 02 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Oct 02 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Oct 02 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Oct 02 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Oct 02 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
Oct 02 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Finance Committee
Oct 04 2022
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Executive Committee
Oct 05 2022
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Oct 06 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
CMERA
Oct 08 2022
08:30AM - 01:00PM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Oct 09 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Oct 09 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Oct 09 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Coffee Hour
Oct 09 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
Oct 09 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
Oct 12 2022
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Oct 13 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Worship Committee
Oct 13 2022
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Worship Committee Meeting
Oct 13 2022
06:30PM - 07:30PM
Social Justice Committee
Oct 15 2022
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Oct 16 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Oct 16 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Oct 16 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Coffee Hour
Oct 16 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
Oct 16 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Oct 20 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Oct 23 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Oct 23 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Oct 23 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.