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, February 25, 2018
10:00 a.m.
 
Tim Kraus and Alexander Shelton
Carter Sunday

The Long Haul
 
Order of Service (Updated Friday)
Upcoming Events
Youth Religious Education
Feb 25 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Feb 25 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Carter Sunday
Feb 25 2018
10:00AM - 11:00PM
Carter Sunday Reception
Feb 25 2018
11:15AM - 12:15PM
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
SJ: Good Food for All
Mar 08 2018
06:00PM - 09:00PM
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
Visitor Orientation
Mar 11 2018
11:15AM - 12:15PM
First Church HUUmanists
Mar 11 2018
11:30AM - 01:30PM
First Church HUUmanists
Mar 11 2018
11:30AM - 01:30PM
Linton Writers
Mar 12 2018
09:30AM - 11:30AM
Meditation
Mar 12 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
SJ: UUJO Webinar: Justice Ministry with Teens and Children
Mar 14 2018
07:00PM -
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
Easter Brunch
Apr 01 2018
08:00AM - 10:00AM
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
First Church HUUmanists
Apr 08 2018
11:30AM - 01:30PM
Linton Writers
Apr 09 2018
09:30AM - 11:30AM
Meditation
Apr 09 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
SJ: UUJO Webinar: Practical Organizing Skills for UU Congregational Justice Ministry
Apr 11 2018
07:00PM -
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
SJ: UUJO Webinar: Making It All Work: A Case Study in Justice Ministry
May 02 2018
07:00PM -
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
First Church HUUmanists
May 13 2018
11:30AM - 01:30PM
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
Meditation
May 21 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
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
Linton Writers
May 28 2018
09:30AM - 11:30AM
Meditation
May 28 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Women Singing in Sacred Circle
May 28 2018
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Choir Rehearsal
May 31 2018
07:00PM - 08:30PM
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
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
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
Meditation
Jul 23 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
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