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 service:
 
Sunday, December 10, 10:00 a.m.
A Grief Observed
Order of Service (Updated Friday)
Upcoming Events
Linton Writers
Dec 11 2017
09:30AM - 11:30AM
Beginner's Yoga
Dec 13 2017
06:30PM - 07:30PM
Choir Rehearsal
Dec 14 2017
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Dec 17 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Dec 17 2017
10:00AM - 11:00AM
IHN at First Church
Dec 17 2017
04:00PM - 08:00AM
Meditation
Dec 18 2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM
IHN at First Church
Dec 17 2017
04:00PM - 08:00AM
IHN at First Church
Dec 17 2017
04:00PM - 08:00AM
Chess and Games with Friends
Dec 20 2017
01:30PM - 03:30PM
IHN at First Church
Dec 17 2017
04:00PM - 08:00AM
Beginner's Yoga
Dec 20 2017
06:30PM - 07:30PM
IHN at First Church
Dec 17 2017
04:00PM - 08:00AM
Choir Rehearsal
Dec 21 2017
07:00PM - 08:30PM
IHN at First Church
Dec 17 2017
04:00PM - 08:00AM
IHN at First Church
Dec 17 2017
04:00PM - 08:00AM
Youth Religious Education
Dec 24 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Dec 24 2017
10:00AM - 11:00AM
IHN at First Church
Dec 17 2017
04:00PM - 08:00AM
Church Office Closed for Holiday
Dec 25 2017
09:00AM - 01:00PM
Linton Writers
Dec 25 2017
09:30AM - 11:30AM
Meditation
Dec 25 2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Women Singing in Sacred Circle
Dec 25 2017
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Church Office Closed for Holiday
Dec 25 2017
09:00AM - 01:00PM
Church Office Closed for Holiday
Dec 25 2017
09:00AM - 01:00PM
Church Office Closed for Holiday
Dec 25 2017
09:00AM - 01:00PM
Choir Rehearsal
Dec 28 2017
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Church Office Closed for Holiday
Dec 25 2017
09:00AM - 01:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Dec 31 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Dec 31 2017
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Jan 01 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Jan 03 2018
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Choir Rehearsal
Jan 04 2018
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Jan 07 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Jan 07 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Linton Writers
Jan 08 2018
09:30AM - 11:30AM
Meditation
Jan 08 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Streetvibes Vendor at First Church
Jan 09 2018
10:00AM - 11:00PM
Choir Rehearsal
Jan 11 2018
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Jan 14 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Jan 14 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Visitor Orientation
Jan 14 2018
11:15AM - 12:15PM
First Church HUUmanists
Jan 14 2018
11:30AM - 01:00PM
Meditation
Jan 15 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Jan 17 2018
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Choir Rehearsal
Jan 18 2018
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Jan 21 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Jan 21 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Linton Writers
Jan 22 2018
09:30AM - 11:30AM
Meditation
Jan 22 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Women Singing in Sacred Circle
Jan 22 2018
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Choir Rehearsal
Jan 25 2018
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Jan 28 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Jan 28 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
New Member Signing
Jan 28 2018
11:15AM - 11:45AM
Jazz@First: Finger-Popping: The Music of Horace Silver, featuring Mike Wade and Brent Gallaher
Jan 28 2018
02:00PM - 05:00PM
Meditation
Jan 29 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Choir Rehearsal
Feb 01 2018
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Heart and Hand Auction
Feb 03 2018
06:00PM - 10:00PM
Heart and Hand Auction Collection and Delivery
Feb 04 2018
08:00AM - 01:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Feb 04 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Feb 04 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Feb 05 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Feb 07 2018
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Choir Rehearsal
Feb 08 2018
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Heart and Hand Auction Snow Day
Feb 10 2018
06:00PM - 10:00PM
Heart and Hand Auction Collection and Delivery
Feb 11 2018
08:00AM - 01:00PM
Secret Valentine Breakfast
Feb 11 2018
08:00AM - 10:00AM
Youth Religious Education
Feb 11 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Feb 11 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
First Church HUUmanists
Feb 11 2018
11:30AM - 01:00PM
Linton Writers
Feb 12 2018
09:30AM - 11:30AM
Meditation
Feb 12 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Streetvibes Vendor at First Church
Feb 13 2018
10:00AM - 11:00PM
Choir Rehearsal
Feb 15 2018
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Feb 18 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Feb 18 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Feb 19 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Feb 21 2018
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Choir Rehearsal
Feb 22 2018
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Feb 25 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Feb 25 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Linton Writers
Feb 26 2018
09:30AM - 11:30AM
Meditation
Feb 26 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Women Singing in Sacred Circle
Feb 26 2018
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Choir Rehearsal
Mar 01 2018
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Mar 04 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Mar 04 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Mar 05 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Mar 07 2018
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Choir Rehearsal
Mar 08 2018
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Streetvibes Vendor at First Church
Mar 10 2018
10:00AM - 11:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Mar 11 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Mar 11 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Linton Writers
Mar 12 2018
09:30AM - 11:30AM
Meditation
Mar 12 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Choir Rehearsal
Mar 15 2018
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Jazz@First: English Saxophonist Alan Barnes: Jazz from Across the Pond
Mar 18 2018
08:00AM - 04:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Mar 18 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Mar 18 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Mar 19 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Mar 21 2018
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Choir Rehearsal
Mar 22 2018
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Mar 25 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Mar 25 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Linton Writers
Mar 26 2018
09:30AM - 11:30AM
Meditation
Mar 26 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Women Singing in Sacred Circle
Mar 26 2018
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Choir Rehearsal
Mar 29 2018
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Apr 01 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Apr 01 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Apr 02 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Apr 04 2018
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Choir Rehearsal
Apr 05 2018
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Apr 08 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Streetvibes Vendor at First Church
Apr 08 2018
10:00AM - 11:00PM
Church Service
Apr 08 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Linton Writers
Apr 09 2018
09:30AM - 11:30AM
Meditation
Apr 09 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Choir Rehearsal
Apr 12 2018
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Jazz@First: Benny Rides Again: The Music of the Benny Goodman Quartet
Apr 15 2018
08:00AM - 04:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Apr 15 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Apr 15 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Apr 16 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Apr 18 2018
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Choir Rehearsal
Apr 19 2018
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Apr 22 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Apr 22 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Linton Writers
Apr 23 2018
09:30AM - 11:30AM
Meditation
Apr 23 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Women Singing in Sacred Circle
Apr 23 2018
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Choir Rehearsal
Apr 26 2018
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Apr 29 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Apr 29 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Apr 30 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
May 02 2018
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Choir Rehearsal
May 03 2018
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Youth Religious Education
May 06 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
May 06 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
May 07 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Choir Rehearsal
May 10 2018
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Youth Religious Education
May 13 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
May 13 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Linton Writers
May 14 2018
09:30AM - 11:30AM
Streetvibes Vendor at First Church
May 14 2018
10:00AM - 11:00PM
Meditation
May 14 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
May 16 2018
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Choir Rehearsal
May 17 2018
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Youth Religious Education
May 20 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
May 20 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM

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.