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
Sound tech rehearsal
Jan 23 2021
09:00AM - 01:00PM
Church Council
Jan 23 2021
10:00AM - 12:00PM
First Church Talent Show
Jan 23 2021
03:00PM - 05:00PM
Youth Group
Jan 24 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Jan 24 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Jan Connelly's Sharing Circle
Jan 24 2021
11:15AM - 12:45PM
B&G building project - fire extinguisher service
Jan 26 2021
10:00AM - 01:00PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Jan 27 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
Jan 27 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Vespers
Jan 27 2021
07:00PM -
Music/choir rehearsal
Jan 28 2021
12:00AM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Jan 28 2021
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Wi$dom Path
Jan 30 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Youth Group
Jan 31 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Jan 31 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Finance Committee
Feb 02 2021
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Nick Payne's Sharing Circle
Feb 02 2021
07:00PM - 08:30PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Feb 03 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
Feb 03 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Executive Committee
Feb 03 2021
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Sr. High Hangout
Feb 03 2021
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Feb 04 2021
12:00AM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Feb 04 2021
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Getting to Know UUs
Feb 04 2021
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Minecraft with Ms. Meredith
Feb 06 2021
09:00AM - 10:30AM
Wi$dom Path
Feb 06 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Youth Group
Feb 07 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Feb 07 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Feb 10 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
Feb 10 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
Feb 10 2021
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Feb 11 2021
12:00AM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Feb 11 2021
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Worship Committee
Feb 11 2021
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Spirit in Practice
Feb 13 2021
09:00AM - 10:00AM
UU Council of Greater Cincinnati
Feb 13 2021
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Wi$dom Path
Feb 13 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Youth Group
Feb 14 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Feb 14 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Getting to Know YoUU
Feb 14 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Jazz@First
Feb 14 2021
02:00PM - 04:00PM
Opening Hearts Steering Committee
Feb 16 2021
07:00PM - 09:00PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Feb 17 2021
12:00AM
Internet/Bandwidth Issues Follow-up
Feb 17 2021
09:00AM - 10:00AM
First U Singers
Feb 17 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Widening the Circle of Concern
Feb 17 2021
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Katie Price's Sharing Circle
Feb 17 2021
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Feb 18 2021
12:00AM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Feb 18 2021
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Committee on Ministry
Feb 18 2021
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Barb Rider's Sharing Circle
Feb 19 2021
03:00PM - 04:30PM
Social Justice Committee
Feb 20 2021
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Wi$dom Path
Feb 20 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Youth Group
Feb 21 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Feb 21 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Feb 24 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
Feb 24 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Vespers
Feb 24 2021
07:00PM -
Music/choir rehearsal
Feb 25 2021
12:00AM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Feb 25 2021
06:00PM - 06:15PM
HR Meeting
Feb 25 2021
06:30PM - 07:30PM
Fourth Friday Tad Talks
Feb 26 2021
07:00PM - 07:30PM
Wi$dom Path
Feb 27 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Youth Group
Feb 28 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Feb 28 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Jan Connelly's Sharing Circle
Feb 28 2021
11:15AM - 12:45PM
Finance Committee
Mar 02 2021
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Nick Payne's Sharing Circle
Mar 02 2021
07:00PM - 08:30PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Mar 03 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
Mar 03 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Executive Committee
Mar 03 2021
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Sr. High Hangout
Mar 03 2021
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Mar 04 2021
12:00AM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Mar 04 2021
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Getting to Know UUs
Mar 04 2021
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Minecraft with Ms. Meredith
Mar 06 2021
09:00AM - 10:30AM
Youth Group
Mar 07 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Mar 07 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
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
Jazz@First
Mar 14 2021
02:00PM - 04:00PM
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
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Mar 18 2021
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Committee on Ministry
Mar 18 2021
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Linton Rehearsal
Mar 19 2021
09:00AM - 07:00PM
Barb Rider's Sharing Circle
Mar 19 2021
03:00PM - 04:30PM
Linton Rehearsal
Mar 20 2021
09:00AM - 07:00PM
Social Justice Committee
Mar 20 2021
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Youth Group
Mar 21 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Mar 21 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Linton Set up
Mar 21 2021
11:45AM - 04:00PM
Linton Concert
Mar 21 2021
04:00PM - 07:00PM
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
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Mar 31 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
Mar 31 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Apr 01 2021
12:00AM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Apr 01 2021
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Getting to Know UUs
Apr 01 2021
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Minecraft with Ms. Meredith
Apr 03 2021
09:00AM - 10:30AM
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
Jazz@First
Apr 11 2021
02:00PM - 04:00PM
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

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.