Welcome to Family Programming at First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati!

If you are new to First Church, I want to extend an extra special welcome. Family and Children’s Programming at First Church, what some other congregations might refer to as Religious Education, is markedly different from what you’ll find at some other UU congregations because our focus is on the family, not just the child. We understand your life is busy. We understand that, at times, you feel overburdened with the work of raising a family. But, we also understand that you are your child’s greatest teacher. While we might have only 40 hours in a given year to influence your child, you, as their parent, have over 3,000 hours. Therefore, we are committed to partnering with you, to offer programming that not only fits into your busy schedule but that eases your burden as well.

If you would like to learn more about Family Programming's philosophy and policies, make sure to check out our overview. To learn more about our programming, including your child's curriculum for the year, be sure to take a look at our prospectus. Below, you will find a description of what your child will be learning, and doing, this coming Sunday, as well as a list of upcoming events and opportunities.

On Sunday mornings, please feel free to stop me and say 'Hi' or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. me with any questions you may have. 

In partnership,

- Meredith Plummer, Director of Family Programming


This Sunday - February 18, 2018

  • All Ages: Intergenerational Carter Sunday — The Rev. H.G. Carter was a prominent, African American, Unitarian minister in the 1920s.  Today, learn about Rev. Carter, First Church’s poor treatment of him, our reconciliation with his family, and his legacy.  Special Notice: Contrary to prior reports, the VIP lounge will NOT be set up this Sunday, February 25th, as concerns around space and cultural sensitivity have arisen. Look forward to seeing the VIP lounge Easter, April 1!


 Upcoming Opportunities

Attention: Young Scientists
Our Director of Family Programming has finally figuired out the secret of time travel!  She has, successfully, traveled back in time to the year 1929.  But, there is trouble brewing, and we're all in danger.  She can't divulge many details, but she can tell you it has to do with the 1929 Cincinnati Science Fair.  She has decided to join the Cincinnati Science Fair Consortium in hopes of battling this imminet threat from the inside.  But, she needs your help!  She needs you to join her in the year 1929 and compete in the actual 1929 Cincinnati Science Fair.  See this announcements from an old newspaper clipping...

STEAMpunk Newsclipping

Ms. Meredith has set up an online registration form for any child who is brave enough to join her.  She has cleverly disguised the registration form by naming it "STEAMpunk Summer Camp Registration."  Your parents can register you for this 'summer camp,' here http://bit.ly/2lBgj7l.  Quickly, now!  The fate of the world rests in your hands!

Parents’ Night Out
Engage in deep discussion, then enjoy some kid free time, all while your child has fun and builds friendships. This spring, contemplate the rituals, traditions, and wise words which you wish to leave your child with our series, “Legacy.” Registration Required.  Spring dates: Feb. 23, Mar. 23, Apr. 27. 

Chalice Lighters Needed!
Our chalice is known by many names.  It is the beacon of hope; the light of truth and freedom; and the cup of compassion.  Would your child like to light it some Sunday?  If so, you may sign them up here: http://bit.ly/2zT0aDw.  This opportunity is available to all children in our faith community, 0 – 18 years of age. 

Meredith Plummer,
Director of Family Programming


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Available by appointment

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Phone: 513.238.9912

 


Resources

  • My Chalica Book: A Beginner's Guide (Fourth Edition) - Created by me, this booklet contains an introduction to Chalica, a resource page, a brief history of Chalica, and suggestions on how to celebrate and honor each principle with actions, food, gifts, books, and movies.
  • Beyond Ramps and Restrooms - Within this blog you'll find links, resources, reviews and information about today's technology - and how that technology may be used to welcome people with disabilities in our congregations and beyond.