The mission of the Social Justice Committee is to effectively address systemic causes and results of social injustice by involving current and prospective members and friends of First Unitarian Church in worthwhile efforts that align with our principles and church mission. The committee coordinates our social justice work and meets the 3rd Saturday of the month at 9:30 am.

Chair:
Karen Rohrer , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

 

 

Activities Overview:

 

Interfaith Hospitality Network

IHN is our largest volunteer project. Since 2006, we have housed homeless families at the church three to four weeks of each year. About 70 volunteers from First and other churches provide meals, a clean bed, fellowship, and safe harbor for homeless families.

Contacts:
Beth McDaniel, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., phone 317.605.5482
 
 

South Avondale Tutoring

Volunteers from First Church are trained and serve as tutors for kindergartners, Tuesdays 1:00-2:00, Wednesdays and Thursdays 12:30-1:30 at South Avondale Elementary School.

Contact:
Patricia Rohrer,
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Shiloh Food Pantry

Volunteers from First Church provide food donations, volunteer labor, and financial contributions to the Shiloh Food Pantry in Avondale.

Contacts:

Tom Rohrer,
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., phone 513.518.9213


LGBTQI Advocacy

The Unitarian Universalist Association recognizes First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati as a Welcoming Congregation. We welcome people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Members and friends participate in the annual Cincinnati Pride Parade, and many members and friends advocate for gender equality.

Contact: Linnea Lose,
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., phone 513.207.5673


Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC)

UUSC advances human rights and social justice around the world, partnering with those who confront unjust power structures and mobilizing to challenge oppressive policies.

Contacts:
Debbie Davidson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., phone 703.200.7895

Collaborations with Other Churches

The Unitarian Universalist Council of Greater Cincinnati and the Metropolitan Area Religious Coalition of Cincinnati focus on social justice issues such as homelessness and affordable housing, and police-community relations in greater Cincinnati. First Church contributes to the activities of both groups.

Contact:
Lee Meyer,
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., phone 513.256.7577


The Faith Community Alliance of Greater Cincinnati

The Alliance provides a forum for the sharing of information and community action.

Contact:
Liv Ramstad,
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Unitarian Universalist Justice Ohio (UUJO)

Unitarian Universalist Justice Ohio organizes justice seekers statewide to promote education, service and advocacy consistent with Unitarian Universalist liberal religious principles and to witness with and on behalf of marginalized groups and individuals. uujo.org 

Contact: Dan Schneider,
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., phone 513.561.0849
Upcoming Events
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Nov 28 2021
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Nov 28 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Reconnect (Online)
Nov 28 2021
11:15AM - 12:30PM
Sr. High Youth Group
Nov 28 2021
12:00PM - 01:00PM
Weekly Block Party
Nov 28 2021
01:00PM - 02:00PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Sharing Circle Facilitator Meeting
Nov 30 2021
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Executive Committee
Dec 01 2021
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Music/choir rehearsal
Dec 02 2021
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Holiday Hoopla
Dec 04 2021
12:00PM - 03:00PM
Cinema Therapy (Screening)
Dec 04 2021
03:00PM - 05:00PM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Dec 05 2021
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Coffee Hour
Dec 05 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Getting to Know UU
Dec 05 2021
11:30AM - 01:00PM
Weekly Block Party
Dec 05 2021
01:00PM - 02:00PM
CCJO Jazz@First
Dec 05 2021
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Finance Committee
Dec 07 2021
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
Dec 08 2021
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Music/choir rehearsal
Dec 09 2021
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Worship Committee
Dec 09 2021
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Cinema Therapy (Discussion)
Dec 11 2021
03:00PM - 04:00PM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Dec 12 2021
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Dec 12 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Weekly Block Party
Dec 12 2021
01:00PM - 02:00PM
Parents Day Out
Dec 12 2021
01:00PM - 04:00PM
May Festival Rehearsal
Dec 14 2021
07:00PM - 10:00PM
Barbara Bonney's Sharing Circle
Dec 15 2021
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Dec 16 2021
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Committee on Ministry
Dec 16 2021
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Jan Connelly's Sharing Circle
Dec 17 2021
10:00AM - 11:30AM
Social Justice Committee
Dec 18 2021
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Dec 19 2021
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Dec 19 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Weekly Block Party
Dec 19 2021
01:00PM - 02:00PM
Linnea Lose' Sharing Circle
Dec 20 2021
04:30PM - 06:00PM
Nick Payne's Sharing Circle
Dec 21 2021
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Music/choir rehearsal
Dec 23 2021
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Zoom Coffee Hour
Dec 26 2021
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Dec 26 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Sr. High Youth Group
Dec 26 2021
12:00PM - 01:00PM
Weekly Block Party
Dec 26 2021
01:00PM - 02:00PM
Women Singing in Sacred Circle (tentative 1st in-person))
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07:00PM - 09:00PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Dec 30 2021
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Jan 02 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Jan 02 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Weekly Block Party
Jan 02 2022
01:00PM - 02:00PM
Finance Committee
Jan 04 2022
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Executive Committee
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Linton Piano Delivery
Jan 06 2022
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Music/choir rehearsal
Jan 06 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Church Council
Jan 08 2022
09:00AM - 12:00PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Jan 08 2022
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Zoom Coffee Hour
Jan 09 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Jan 09 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Jan 09 2022
12:30PM - 04:00PM
Weekly Block Party
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01:00PM - 02:00PM
Linton Chamber Music Recital
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04:00PM - 07:00PM
May Festival Rehearsal
Jan 10 2022
07:00PM - 10:00PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
Jan 12 2022
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Jan 13 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Worship Committee
Jan 13 2022
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Social Justice Committee
Jan 15 2022
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Jan 16 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Jan 16 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Weekly Block Party
Jan 16 2022
01:00PM - 02:00PM
Linnea Lose' Sharing Circle
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04:30PM - 06:00PM
Nick Payne's Sharing Circle
Jan 18 2022
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Barbara Bonney's Sharing Circle
Jan 19 2022
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Jan 20 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Committee on Ministry
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06:00PM - 07:30PM
Jan Connelly's Sharing Circle
Jan 21 2022
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Tad Talk
Jan 21 2022
07:00PM - 07:45PM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Jan 23 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Jan 23 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Congregational Meeting
Jan 23 2022
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Sr. High Youth Group
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12:00PM - 01:00PM
Weekly Block Party
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May Festival Rehearsal
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Music/choir rehearsal
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Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
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Zoom Coffee Hour
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Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
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Weekly Block Party
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Linton Chamber Music Concert
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Linton Piano Pickup
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Finance Committee
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Executive Committee
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Music/choir rehearsal
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Cinema Therapy (Screening)
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Zoom Coffee Hour
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10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
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Weekly Block Party
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CCJO Jazz@First
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02:00PM - 05:00PM
May Festival Rehearsal
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Board of Trustees Meeting
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Worship Committee
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Cinema Therapy (Discussion)
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Zoom Coffee Hour
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Coffee Hour
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Weekly Block Party
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Nick Payne's Sharing Circle
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Barbara Bonney's Sharing Circle
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Linton Piano Delivery
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10:00AM - 12:00PM
Music/choir rehearsal
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04:00PM - 08:00PM
Committee on Ministry
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06:00PM - 07:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Feb 18 2022
09:00AM - 10:00PM
Jan Connelly's Sharing Circle
Feb 18 2022
10:00AM - 11:30AM
Tad Talk
Feb 18 2022
07:00PM - 07:45PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
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Social Justice Committee
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09:30AM - 11:00AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
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Coffee Hour
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Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Feb 20 2022
12:30PM - 04:00PM
Weekly Block Party
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Linton Chamber Music Concert
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Linton Piano Pickup
Feb 21 2022
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Linnea Lose' Sharing Circle
Feb 21 2022
04:30PM - 06:00PM
May Festival Rehearsal
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Music/choir rehearsal
Feb 24 2022
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Zoom Coffee Hour
Feb 27 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Feb 27 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Sr. High Youth Group
Feb 27 2022
12:00PM - 01:00PM
Weekly Block Party
Feb 27 2022
01:00PM - 02:00PM
Women Singing in Sacred Circle (tentative 1st in-person))
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07:00PM - 09:00PM
May Festival Rehearsal
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07:00PM - 10:00PM
Finance Committee
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Executive Committee
Mar 02 2022
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Mar 03 2022
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Zoom Coffee Hour
Mar 06 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
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11:00AM - 12:30PM
Weekly Block Party
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Board of Trustees Meeting
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Linton Piano Delivery
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Music/choir rehearsal
Mar 10 2022
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Worship Committee
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Mar 11 2022
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Zoom Coffee Hour
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Weekly Block Party
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Linton Chamber Music Concert
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Linton Piano Pickup
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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.