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Social Justice at First Church

The mission of the Social Justice Committee is to effectively address systemic causes and results of social injustice by involving current and prospective members and friends of First Unitarian Church in worthwhile efforts that align with our principles and church mission. The committee coordinates our social justice work and meets monthly. Co-Chairs: Dan Schneider, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (513.561.0849) and Don Sherman, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (513.388.0023)


Interfaith Hospitality Network

IHN is our largest volunteer project. Since 2006,we have housed homeless families at the church three to four weeks of each year. About 70 volunteers from First and other churches provide meals, a clean bed, fellowship, and safe harbor for homeless families. Contacts: Katie Campbell, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (513.600.1343) or Jo Ellen, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (513.328.0866)


South Avondale Tutoring

Volunteers from First Church are trained and serve as tutors for kindergartners, Tuesdays 1:00-2:00, Wednesdays and Thursdays 12:30-1:30 at South Avondale Elementary School. Contact: Liv Ramstad, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (513.543.9012)


Shiloh Food Pantry

Volunteers from First Church provide food donations, volunteer labor, and financial contributions to the Shiloh Food Pantry in Avondale. Contact: Dot Christenson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (513.961.6235) or Joe Rohling, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 513.771.4586


LGBTQI Advocacy

The Unitarian Universalist Association recognizes First Church as a Welcoming Congregation. We welcome people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Members and friends participate in the annual Cincinnati Pride Parade, and many members and friends advocate for marriage equality. Contact: Lois Gish, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (513.542.5587)


Unitarian Universalist Service Committee

UUSC advances human rights and social justice around the world, partnering with those who confront unjust power structures and mobilizing to challenge oppressive policies. Contacts: Heather Zoller, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (859.442.001) or Chuck Schneider, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (513.761.9331)


Immigration Justice

First Church has held immigration dialogues and has hosted immigrants at Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) services. Many members and friends advocate for comprehensive, compassionate immigration reform. Contact: Don Sherman, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (513.388.0023)


Refugee Committee

The committee supports refugee families from the Sudan and from Kosovo. Contact: Jan Smith, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (513.923.2137)


Collaborations with Other Churches

The Unitarian Universalist Council of Greater Cincinnati and the Metropolitan Area Religious Coalition of Cincinnati focus on social justice issues such as homelessness and affordable housing, and police-community relations in greater Cincinnati. First Church contributes to the activities of both groups. Contact: Lee Meyer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (513.256.7577)


Carter Fund

This fund is a living memorial to Rev. W.H.G. Carter, the first African-American Unitarian minister in Cincinnati. The fund is replenished each year by a special collection on Martin Luther King weekend. Since 2001 more than $52,000 has been distributed to families and local non-profit agencies. Contact: Ann Retford, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (513.793.1075)

 

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    536 Linton Street,
    Cincinnati, Ohio 45219

 


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