At some point in your faith journey, you may begin to feel you would like to be more than a guest here at First Unitarian Church. You may feel that this has become your spiritual home, a community with whom you share values, a place to raise your children, a hub for involvement in social justice, a support in time of need, a place to make connections and have fun.  

 

Meaning of Membership

Although we have no set doctrine or prescribed beliefs, we do have shared principles. When you sign the membership book, you are saying you are in agreement with those principles and our Vision and Mission statements.


In addition, you are ready to:

  • Participate in the life of the church.
  • Grow your own faith.
  • Give of your time, energy and talents.
  • Support the church with an annual pledge.

 

Privileges of Membership

  • Right to vote on church matters (after attending one Congregational meeting as an observer).
  • Free use of the church building and services of the minister in rites of passage, with some limitations.
  • Receipt of the church newsletter and annual directory, including access to member’s section of website.
  • Enrollment in the church’s email lists for announcements and discussion.
  • Certification with the Unitarian Universalist Association, with the right to attend General Assembly and receive UUA’s magazine The World.

Path to Membership

  • Attend services and get to know us – take your time, get involved in an activity or committee that interests you, talk to us.
  • Attend  “Meet the Minister” or “New U Orientation” – many even attend both!
  • Contact the Welcome/Membership Committee about joining.
  • Membership Chair is Barb Rider: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 513.324.8862.
  • Sign the membership book at a signing ceremony on a Sunday morning either before or after worship.

 

Meet the Minister

  • One-hour session held about once a month.
  • Minister gives a brief introduction to Unitarian Universalism and First Church and answers questions.
  • Childcare provided.

 

New U Orientation

  • 3-hour session held in fall, winter and spring.
  • Visitors meet one another and share their spiritual journeys.
  • Minister discusses Unitarian Universalist history, beliefs, and principles.
  • Minister introduces First Church, how we operate, what membership means.
  • Time for questions and answers.
  • Tour of entire church facility.
  • Childcare provided.
  • Includes family meal.

 

New Member Signing

  • New Member Signing takes place multiple times each year on a Sunday before the service.
  • New Members sign the membership book and are welcomed to our church family by the minister, registrar, membership chair, and other church members.

 

 
 

Join us for our next service:
Sunday, May 27, 2018
10:00 a.m. 
The Rev. Benjamin Maucere

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Order of Service (Updated Friday)
Upcoming Events
Choir Rehearsal
May 24 2018
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Youth Religious Education
May 27 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
May 27 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Peace Committee
May 27 2018
11:30AM - 01:00PM
IHN at First Church
May 27 2018
04:00PM - 08:00AM
Linton Writers
May 28 2018
09:30AM - 11:30AM
Meditation
May 28 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
IHN at First Church
May 27 2018
04:00PM - 08:00AM
Women Singing in Sacred Circle
May 28 2018
07:00PM - 09:00PM
IHN at First Church
May 27 2018
04:00PM - 08:00AM
Yoga With Alexander Shelton
May 29 2018
06:30PM - 07:30PM
IHN at First Church
May 27 2018
04:00PM - 08:00AM
IHN at First Church
May 27 2018
04:00PM - 08:00AM
Choir Rehearsal
May 31 2018
07:00PM - 08:30PM
IHN at First Church
May 27 2018
04:00PM - 08:00AM
Congregational Change Workshop
Jun 02 2018
09:00AM - 12:00PM
IHN at First Church
May 27 2018
04:00PM - 08:00AM
Youth Religious Education
Jun 03 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Jun 03 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Jun 04 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Jun 06 2018
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Choir Rehearsal
Jun 07 2018
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Jun 10 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Jun 10 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Farewell Reception for the Rev. Benjamin Maucere
Jun 10 2018
11:15AM - 01:00PM
First Church HUUmanists
Jun 10 2018
11:30AM - 01:30PM
Linton Writers
Jun 11 2018
09:30AM - 11:30AM
Streetvibes Vendor at First Church
Jun 11 2018
10:00AM - 11:00PM
Meditation
Jun 11 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
SJ: UUJO Webinar: Anti-Racism and Spirituality: Fostering Healing Capacities within Justice Ministries
Jun 13 2018
07:00PM -
Choir Rehearsal
Jun 14 2018
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Jun 17 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Jun 17 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Social Justice Committee Meeting
Jun 17 2018
11:30AM - 01:00PM
Meditation
Jun 18 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Jun 20 2018
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Choir Rehearsal
Jun 21 2018
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Jun 24 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Jun 24 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Linton Writers
Jun 25 2018
09:30AM - 11:30AM
Meditation
Jun 25 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Women Singing in Sacred Circle
Jun 25 2018
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Jul 01 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Jul 01 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Jul 02 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Jul 04 2018
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Jul 08 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Jul 08 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Jul 09 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Jul 15 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Jul 15 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Jul 16 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Jul 18 2018
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Jul 22 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Jul 22 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
SteamPunk Summer Camp
Jul 23 2018
10:00AM - 03:30PM
Meditation
Jul 23 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
SteamPunk Summer Camp
Jul 24 2018
10:00AM - 03:30PM
SteamPunk Summer Camp
Jul 25 2018
10:00AM - 03:30PM
SteamPunk Summer Camp
Jul 26 2018
10:00AM - 03:30PM
SteamPunk Summer Camp
Jul 27 2018
10:00AM - 03:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Jul 29 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Jul 29 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Jul 30 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Aug 01 2018
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Aug 05 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Aug 06 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Aug 12 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Aug 13 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Aug 15 2018
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Aug 19 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Aug 20 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Aug 26 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Aug 27 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Sep 02 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Sep 03 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Sep 05 2018
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Sep 09 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Streetvibes Vendor at First Church
Sep 10 2018
10:00AM - 11:00PM
Meditation
Sep 10 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Sep 16 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Sep 17 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Sep 19 2018
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Sep 23 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Sep 24 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Sep 30 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Oct 01 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Oct 03 2018
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Oct 07 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Streetvibes Vendor at First Church
Oct 08 2018
10:00AM - 11:00PM
Meditation
Oct 08 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Oct 14 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Oct 15 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Oct 17 2018
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Oct 21 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Oct 22 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Oct 28 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Oct 29 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Nov 04 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Nov 05 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Nov 07 2018
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Nov 11 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Nov 12 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Streetvibes Vendor at First Church
Nov 14 2018
10:00AM - 11:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Nov 18 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Nov 19 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Nov 21 2018
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Nov 25 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Nov 26 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Dec 02 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Dec 03 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Dec 05 2018
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Dec 09 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Dec 10 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Streetvibes Vendor at First Church
Dec 11 2018
10:00AM - 11:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Dec 16 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Dec 17 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Dec 19 2018
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Dec 23 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Dec 24 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Dec 30 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Dec 31 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Jan 06 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Jan 07 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Jan 13 2019
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Meditation
Jan 14 2019
11:30AM - 12:00PM