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:

Sunday, December 9, 2018 ~ 10 a.m.

Jera Cox, Director of Music

The Music of Gwyneth Walker

Order of Service (Updated Friday)
The video of the October 28 installation service for Rev. Connie Simon is available now! Click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGXbTz4pj9c&feature=youtu.be
Upcoming Events
Sunday Service - Music Sunday
Dec 09 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Women's Silent Retreat
Dec 07 2018
06:00PM - 05:00PM
Meditation
Dec 10 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Dec 16 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Dec 16 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Dec 17 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Brown Bag Lunch with Rev. Connie
Dec 19 2018
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Dec 19 2018
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Winter Solstice
Dec 21 2018
06:00PM - 09:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Dec 23 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Dec 23 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Dec 24 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Pre-Vespers Potluck
Dec 26 2018
05:30PM - 06:45PM
Vespers
Dec 26 2018
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Dec 30 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Dec 30 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Dec 31 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Jan 06 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Jan 06 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Jan 07 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Jan 13 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Jan 13 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Jan 14 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Brown Bag Lunch with Rev. Connie
Jan 16 2019
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Jan 20 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Jan 20 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Jan 21 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Pre-Vespers Potluck
Jan 23 2019
05:30PM - 06:45PM
Youth Religious Education
Jan 27 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Jan 27 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Jan 28 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Feb 03 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Feb 03 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Feb 04 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Heart and Hand Auction
Feb 09 2019
06:00PM - 10:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Feb 10 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Feb 10 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Feb 11 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Feb 17 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Feb 17 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Feb 18 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Brown Bag Lunch with Rev. Connie
Feb 20 2019
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Feb 24 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Feb 24 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Feb 25 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Pre-Vespers Potluck
Feb 27 2019
05:30PM - 06:45PM
Youth Religious Education
Mar 03 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Mar 03 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Mar 04 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Mar 10 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Mar 10 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Mar 11 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Mar 17 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Mar 17 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Mar 18 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Brown Bag Lunch with Rev. Connie
Mar 20 2019
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Mar 24 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Mar 24 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Mar 25 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Pre-Vespers Potluck
Mar 27 2019
05:30PM - 06:45PM
Youth Religious Education
Mar 31 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Mar 31 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Apr 01 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Apr 07 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Apr 07 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Streetvibes Vendor at First Church
Apr 08 2019
10:00AM - 11:00PM
Meditation
Apr 08 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Apr 14 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Apr 14 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Apr 15 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Brown Bag Lunch with Rev. Connie
Apr 17 2019
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Apr 21 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Apr 21 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Apr 22 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Pre-Vespers Potluck
Apr 24 2019
05:30PM - 06:45PM
Youth Religious Education
Apr 28 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Apr 28 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Apr 29 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
May 05 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
May 05 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
May 06 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Women's Retreat
May 10 2019
06:00PM - 06:00PM
Women's Retreat
May 10 2019
06:00PM - 06:00PM
Youth Religious Education
May 12 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
May 12 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Women's Retreat
May 10 2019
06:00PM - 06:00PM
Meditation
May 13 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Streetvibes Vendor at First Church
May 14 2019
10:00AM - 11:00PM
Brown Bag Lunch with Rev. Connie
May 15 2019
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Youth Religious Education
May 19 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
May 19 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
May 20 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
May 26 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
May 26 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
May 27 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Jun 02 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Jun 02 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Jun 03 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Jun 09 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Jun 09 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Jun 10 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Jun 16 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Jun 16 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Jun 17 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Brown Bag Lunch with Rev. Connie
Jun 19 2019
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Jun 23 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Jun 23 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Jun 24 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Pre-Vespers Potluck
Jun 26 2019
05:30PM - 06:45PM
Youth Religious Education
Jun 30 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Sunday Service
Jun 30 2019
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Jul 01 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Jul 07 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Jul 08 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Jul 14 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Jul 15 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Jul 21 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Jul 22 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Jul 28 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Jul 29 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Aug 04 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Aug 05 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM

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.