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, September 24, 10:00 a.m.

The Rev. Benjamin Maucere
 
Atonement

Order of Service (Updated Friday)
 Upcoming Service Descriptions

Upcoming Events
Hiking Club
Sep 23 2017
10:00AM -
SJ: Rally for Racial Justice
Sep 23 2017
11:00AM - 01:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Sep 24 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Sep 24 2017
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Annual Meeting
Sep 24 2017
11:15AM - 12:30PM
Linton Writers
Sep 25 2017
09:30AM - 11:30AM
Meditation
Sep 25 2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Women Singing in Sacred Circle
Sep 25 2017
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Choir Rehearsal
Sep 28 2017
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Portland Curriculum
Sep 28 2017
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Oct 01 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Oct 01 2017
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Visitor Orientation
Oct 01 2017
11:15AM - 12:15PM
Meditation
Oct 02 2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Oct 04 2017
01:30PM - 03:30PM
SJ: UUJO Webinar: Sanctuary in Ohio
Oct 04 2017
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Choir Rehearsal
Oct 05 2017
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Portland Curriculum
Oct 05 2017
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Oct 08 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Streetvibes Vendor at First Church
Oct 08 2017
10:00AM - 11:00PM
Church Service
Oct 08 2017
10:00AM - 11:00AM
New Member Signing
Oct 08 2017
11:15AM - 11:45AM
Linton Writers
Oct 09 2017
09:30AM - 11:30AM
Meditation
Oct 09 2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Choir Rehearsal
Oct 12 2017
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Movie - Race, The Power of Illusion
Oct 13 2017
06:30PM - 09:30PM
SJ: Unitarian Universalist Justice Ohio (UUJO) Annual Justice Assembly
Oct 14 2017
09:30AM - 04:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Oct 15 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Oct 15 2017
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Oct 16 2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM
First Church Habitat for Humanity Build
Oct 18 2017
09:00AM - 04:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Oct 18 2017
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Choir Rehearsal
Oct 19 2017
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Fall Parents' Night Out
Oct 20 2017
06:30PM - 09:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Oct 22 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Oct 22 2017
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Linton Writers
Oct 23 2017
09:30AM - 11:30AM
Meditation
Oct 23 2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Women Singing in Sacred Circle
Oct 23 2017
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Choir Rehearsal
Oct 26 2017
07:00PM - 08:30PM
SJ: The Sanctuary Movement and H.D. Thoreau's "Civil Disobedience"
Oct 26 2017
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Oct 29 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Oct 29 2017
10:00AM - 11:00AM
New Member Signing
Oct 29 2017
11:15AM - 11:45AM
Meditation
Oct 30 2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Nov 01 2017
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Choir Rehearsal
Nov 02 2017
07:00PM - 08:30PM
SJ: The Sanctuary Movement and H.D. Thoreau's "Civil Disobedience"
Nov 02 2017
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Ten Thousand Villages Christmas Sale
Nov 05 2017
09:30AM - 12:15PM
Youth Religious Education
Nov 05 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Nov 05 2017
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Visitor Orientation
Nov 05 2017
11:15AM - 12:15PM
Meditation
Nov 06 2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Choir Rehearsal
Nov 09 2017
07:00PM - 08:30PM
SJ: The Sanctuary Movement and H.D. Thoreau's "Civil Disobedience"
Nov 09 2017
07:00PM - 08:30PM
SJ: Ecological Wisdom for Challenging Times
Nov 11 2017
09:30AM - 04:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Nov 12 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Nov 12 2017
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Linton Writers
Nov 13 2017
09:30AM - 11:30AM
Meditation
Nov 13 2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Streetvibes Vendor at First Church
Nov 14 2017
10:00AM - 11:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Nov 15 2017
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Choir Rehearsal
Nov 16 2017
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Fall Parents' Night Out
Nov 17 2017
06:30PM - 09:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Nov 19 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Nov 19 2017
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Nov 20 2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Choir Rehearsal
Nov 23 2017
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Nov 26 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Nov 26 2017
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Linton Writers
Nov 27 2017
09:30AM - 11:30AM
Meditation
Nov 27 2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Women Singing in Sacred Circle
Nov 27 2017
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Choir Rehearsal
Nov 30 2017
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Dec 03 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Dec 03 2017
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Meditation
Dec 04 2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Dec 06 2017
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Choir Rehearsal
Dec 07 2017
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Dec 10 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Streetvibes Vendor at First Church
Dec 10 2017
10:00AM - 11:00PM
Church Service
Dec 10 2017
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Linton Writers
Dec 11 2017
09:30AM - 11:30AM
Meditation
Dec 11 2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM
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
Meditation
Dec 18 2017
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Chess and Games with Friends
Dec 20 2017
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Choir Rehearsal
Dec 21 2017
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Dec 24 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Dec 24 2017
10:00AM - 11:00AM
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
Choir Rehearsal
Dec 28 2017
07:00PM - 08:30PM
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
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
Meditation
Jan 29 2018
11:30AM - 12:00PM
Choir Rehearsal
Feb 01 2018
07:00PM - 08:30PM
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
Youth Religious Education
Feb 11 2018
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Feb 11 2018
10:00AM - 11:00AM
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