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 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. We tentatively plan to reopen our building on April 1.

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
Adulting Class for Adults
Apr 04 2020
09:00AM - 12:00PM
AIM Day
Apr 05 2020
12:00AM
IHN
Apr 05 2020
04:00PM - 10:00PM
IHN
Apr 05 2020
04:00PM - 11:55PM
IHN
Apr 06 2020
12:00AM
IHN
Apr 06 2020
06:00AM - 09:00AM
Meditation
Apr 06 2020
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Adult Faith Development
Apr 06 2020
04:00PM - 05:30PM
IHN
Apr 06 2020
04:00PM - 09:00PM
Building and Grounds Committee
Apr 06 2020
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Board of Trustees Event
Apr 07 2020
12:00AM
IHN
Apr 07 2020
12:00AM
IHN
Apr 07 2020
06:00AM - 09:00AM
Greater Cincinnati Democrats
Apr 07 2020
11:00AM - 01:30PM
IHN
Apr 07 2020
04:00PM - 09:00PM
Finance Committee
Apr 07 2020
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Board of Trustees Event
Apr 08 2020
12:00AM
IHN
Apr 08 2020
12:00AM
IHN
Apr 08 2020
06:00AM - 09:00AM
Sharing Circle
Apr 08 2020
09:45AM - 11:15AM
IHN
Apr 08 2020
04:00PM - 09:00PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
Apr 08 2020
06:30PM - 08:30PM
First Church Ringers
Apr 08 2020
06:30PM - 07:30PM
Sharing Circle
Apr 08 2020
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Board of Trustees Event
Apr 09 2020
12:00AM
IHN
Apr 09 2020
12:00AM
IHN
Apr 09 2020
06:00AM - 09:00AM
IHN
Apr 09 2020
04:00PM - 09:00PM
Worship Committee
Apr 09 2020
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Choir Rehearsal
Apr 09 2020
07:00PM - 08:30PM
IHN
Apr 10 2020
12:00AM
IHN
Apr 10 2020
06:00AM - 09:00AM
IHN
Apr 10 2020
04:00PM - 09:00PM
Examining X - Social Class 2
Apr 10 2020
06:00PM - 10:00PM
IHN
Apr 11 2020
12:00AM
IHN
Apr 11 2020
06:00AM - 09:00AM
Blessing of the Animals
Apr 11 2020
09:00AM - 11:00AM
IHN
Apr 11 2020
04:00PM - 09:00PM
Newsletter Deadline
Apr 12 2020
12:00AM
IHN
Apr 12 2020
06:00AM - 08:00AM
IHN
Apr 12 2020
06:00AM - 09:00AM
Infant / Toddler Sunday School
Apr 12 2020
09:45AM - 11:15AM
1st - 3rd Sunday School
Apr 12 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
4th - 5th Sunday School
Apr 12 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Jr. High Youth Group
Apr 12 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
PreK - K Sunday School
Apr 12 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Sr. High Youth Group
Apr 12 2020
10:00AM -
First Church HUUmanists
Apr 12 2020
11:30AM - 01:00PM
Easter Brunch
Apr 12 2020
11:30AM - 02:00PM
Meditation
Apr 13 2020
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Linton Writers
Apr 14 2020
09:30AM - 11:30AM
Greater Cincinnati Democrats
Apr 14 2020
11:00AM - 01:30PM
First Church Ringers
Apr 15 2020
06:30PM - 07:30PM
Social Justice Committee
Apr 16 2020
04:00PM - 05:30PM
Committee on Ministry
Apr 16 2020
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Choir Rehearsal
Apr 16 2020
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Linton Music Rehearsal
Apr 18 2020
09:00AM - 10:00PM
Heart and Hand Art Class
Apr 18 2020
09:30AM - 12:00PM
Infant / Toddler Sunday School
Apr 19 2020
09:45AM - 11:15AM
1st - 3rd Sunday School
Apr 19 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
4th - 5th Sunday School
Apr 19 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Jr. High Youth Group
Apr 19 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
PreK - K Sunday School
Apr 19 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Sr. High Youth Group
Apr 19 2020
10:00AM -
Kid's Choir Rehearsal
Apr 19 2020
11:30AM - 12:15PM
Youth Music Rehearsals
Apr 19 2020
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Linton Music Concert
Apr 19 2020
11:45AM - 07:00PM
Linton Music Concert
Apr 19 2020
12:30PM - 07:00PM
Linton Music Concert
Apr 19 2020
02:00PM - 07:00PM
Meditation
Apr 20 2020
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Greater Cincinnati Democrats
Apr 21 2020
11:00AM - 01:30PM
Harvest the Power
Apr 21 2020
06:00PM - 09:00PM
First Church Ringers
Apr 22 2020
06:30PM - 07:30PM
Vespers
Apr 22 2020
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Choir Rehearsal
Apr 23 2020
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Music Sunday Dress Rehearsal
Apr 25 2020
09:00AM - 11:00AM
"Out of My Mind" Book Discussion
Apr 25 2020
03:00PM - 04:00PM
Newsletter Deadline
Apr 26 2020
12:00AM
Infant / Toddler Sunday School
Apr 26 2020
09:45AM - 11:15AM
1st - 3rd Sunday School
Apr 26 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
4th - 5th Sunday School
Apr 26 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Jr. High Youth Group
Apr 26 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
PreK - K Sunday School
Apr 26 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Sr. High Youth Group
Apr 26 2020
10:00AM -
Bylaws Task Force
Apr 26 2020
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Next Gen Dinner Planning Meeting
Apr 26 2020
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Meditation
Apr 27 2020
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Women Singing in Sacred Circle
Apr 27 2020
07:00PM - 09:30PM
Free Inquiry Group
Apr 27 2020
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Linton Writers
Apr 28 2020
09:30AM - 11:30AM
Greater Cincinnati Democrats
Apr 28 2020
11:00AM - 01:30PM
Harvest the Power
Apr 28 2020
06:00PM - 09:00PM
Civic Garden Center Plant Sale
Apr 29 2020
08:00AM - 05:00PM
Coffee House Rehearsal
Apr 29 2020
06:00PM - 08:30PM
First Church Ringers
Apr 29 2020
06:30PM - 07:30PM
Civic Garden Center Plant Sale
Apr 30 2020
08:00AM - 05:00PM
Harvest the Power
Apr 30 2020
06:00PM - 09:00PM
Choir Rehearsal
Apr 30 2020
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Civic Garden Center Plant Sale
May 01 2020
08:00AM - 05:00PM
LADD Drum Circle
May 01 2020
10:30AM - 12:30PM
Dinner and Coffee House
May 01 2020
04:00PM - 10:00PM
Civic Garden Center Plant Sale
May 01 2020
05:00PM - 09:00PM
Civic Garden Center Plant Sale
May 02 2020
08:00AM - 05:00PM
Church Council Meeting
May 02 2020
09:00AM - 12:00PM
Adulting Class for Elders
May 02 2020
09:00AM - 12:00PM
Infant / Toddler Sunday School
May 03 2020
09:45AM - 11:15AM
1st - 3rd Sunday School
May 03 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
4th - 5th Sunday School
May 03 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Jr. High Youth Group
May 03 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
PreK - K Sunday School
May 03 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Sr. High Youth Group
May 03 2020
10:00AM -
Kid's Choir Rehearsal
May 03 2020
11:30AM - 12:15PM
Secret Pals Ice Cream Social
May 03 2020
12:00PM - 01:00PM
Meditation
May 04 2020
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Adult Faith Development
May 04 2020
04:00PM - 05:30PM
Building and Grounds Committee
May 04 2020
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Greater Cincinnati Democrats
May 05 2020
11:00AM - 01:30PM
Harvest the Power
May 05 2020
06:00PM - 09:00PM
Finance Committee
May 05 2020
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Executive Committee
May 06 2020
06:30PM - 08:30PM
First Church Ringers
May 06 2020
06:30PM - 07:30PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
May 07 2020
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Choir Rehearsal
May 07 2020
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Linton Music Rehearsal
May 08 2020
09:00AM - 10:00PM
Examining X - Social Class 2
May 08 2020
06:00PM - 10:00PM
Parents' Night Out
May 08 2020
06:00PM - 10:00PM
Linton Music Rehearsal
May 09 2020
09:00AM - 10:00PM
Newsletter Deadline
May 10 2020
12:00AM
Infant / Toddler Sunday School
May 10 2020
09:45AM - 11:15AM
1st - 3rd Sunday School
May 10 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
4th - 5th Sunday School
May 10 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Jr. High Youth Group
May 10 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
PreK - K Sunday School
May 10 2020
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Sr. High Youth Group
May 10 2020
10:00AM -
Linton Concert
May 10 2020
11:45AM - 07:00PM
Linton Concert
May 10 2020
12:30PM - 07:00PM
Linton Concert
May 10 2020
02:00PM - 07:00PM
Meditation
May 11 2020
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Linton Writers
May 12 2020
09:30AM - 11:30AM
Greater Cincinnati Democrats
May 12 2020
11:00AM - 01:30PM
Harvest the Power
May 12 2020
06:00PM - 09:00PM
Sharing Circle
May 13 2020
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Opening Hearts Steering Committee
May 13 2020
04:00PM - 05:30PM
First Church Ringers
May 13 2020
06:30PM - 07:30PM
Sharing Circle
May 13 2020
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Worship Committee
May 14 2020
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Choir Rehearsal
May 14 2020
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Carter Movie - tentative
May 15 2020
05:00PM - 07:00PM
Women's Silent Retreat
May 16 2020
08:00AM - 11:55PM
Women's Silent Retreat
May 17 2020
12:00AM

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.