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 - June 17, 2018

  • All Ages: Church Picnic -Today, we hold our annual congregational picnic, and youth service, at Shelter 1 at Beech Acres park.  While there are no grills by our shelter this year, it is across the parking lot form an accessible playground, and splash park.  So, bring a dish to share, and extra towels for your little ones, because you are bound to have lots of fun!  Festivities kick off at noon.

This Sunday - June 25, 2018

  • PreK - 5th Grade: Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed -In this book by Emily Pearson, Ordinary Mary performs a small act of kindness, which perpetuates additional acts of kindness, which result in kindness being spread around the world!  Today, your child will discuss the power of small acts of kindness, and they'll be invited to 'graffiti' our sidewalk with kind messages.
  • Jr. and Sr. High:  Bonding - Youth will spend this summer building community and preparing for the coming church year.

 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!

Meredith Plummer,
Director of Family Programming

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Available by appointment


Phone: 513.238.9912



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