Sunday, May 29, 2016, 10:00 a.m.

Rev. Sharon Dittmar and Meredith Plummer, DFP

Flower Communion



On this Memorial Day Weekend, we honor not just those who served and died in the United States military but also Norbert Capek, a Unitarian minister in Czechoslovakia during WWII. Capek led the largest Unitarian Church in Prague in the face of rising Nazi scrutiny and persecution. Capek's legacy is one of the power of community witnessed through the flower communion he created. Come to an Intergenerational service where we honor what makes each person special, and communities rare and beautiful. Children of all ages invited to the service and we will hear our choir sing. Please bring a flower for our communion. Extra flowers will be provided for those who come without a flower.


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Sunday, June 5, 2016, 10:00 a.m.

Rev. Sharon Dittmar


Fair: In Accordance with the Rules and Standards

           
I recently surprised a colleague when I told him that I do not think life is fair. He said he wanted to hear "that" sermon. I think you might like to hear it as well. I did not come to this position easily. I started out in a very different place, but the older I grew and the more I saw and understood, well, the more I changed my mind. Though my last Sunday at First Church is June 19, this will be my last time preaching in the pulpit. I hope you will come.

Upcoming Events
Chess and Games with Friends
Jun 01 2016
01:30PM - 03:30PM
SJ: "Where to Invade Next"
Jun 02 2016
07:30PM -
SJ: Immigration Night at SOS Art
Jun 03 2016
06:00PM -
SJ: Training on Nonviolence
Jun 04 2016
09:00AM - 12:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Jun 05 2016
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Jun 05 2016
10:00AM - 11:00AM
SJ: Children Services Tax Levy
Jun 08 2016
12:00PM - 01:15PM
First Church Summer Camp Sign-up Reminder
Jun 10 2016
12:00AM
SJ: Midwest Sustainability Summit
Jun 10 2016
08:00AM - 05:00PM
SJ: 2016 Cincinnati Homeless Stand Down
Jun 10 2016
09:00AM - 02:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Jun 12 2016
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Jun 12 2016
10:00AM - 11:00AM
First Church HUUmanists: "A Rough Ride to the Future"
Jun 12 2016
11:30AM -
First Church Summer Camp Sign-up Reminder
Jun 15 2016
12:00AM
Chess and Games with Friends
Jun 15 2016
01:30PM - 03:30PM
SJ: "Inclusion in a Changing Economy," Thriving Cincinnati
Jun 17 2016
11:30AM -
Youth Religious Education
Jun 19 2016
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Jun 19 2016
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Last Day to Sign Up for First Church Summer Camp
Jun 20 2016
12:00AM
SJ: Rethinking Racism Dialogue and Workshop
Jun 20 2016
06:00PM - 09:00PM
SJ: State of Emergence, Faith Filled People Rally for Racial Justice
Jun 23 2016
05:00PM - 06:00PM
SJ: Pride Parade
Jun 25 2016
12:00AM
SJ: UU Bus to General Assembly
Jun 26 2016
08:00AM - 05:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Jun 26 2016
09:50AM - 11:15AM
SJ: Highway Cleanup in Memory of Leelah Alcorn
Jun 26 2016
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Church Service
Jun 26 2016
10:00AM - 11:00AM
SJ: Building a Local and Sustainable Food Economy for Cincinnati
Jun 26 2016
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Women Singing in Sacred Circle
Jun 27 2016
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Jul 03 2016
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Jul 03 2016
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Chess and Games with Friends
Jul 06 2016
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Jul 10 2016
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Jul 10 2016
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Youth Religious Education
Jul 17 2016
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Jul 17 2016
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Chess and Games with Friends
Jul 20 2016
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Jul 24 2016
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Jul 24 2016
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Women Singing in Sacred Circle
Jul 25 2016
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Jul 31 2016
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Jul 31 2016
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Chess and Games with Friends
Aug 03 2016
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Aug 07 2016
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Aug 07 2016
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Youth Religious Education
Aug 14 2016
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Aug 14 2016
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Chess and Games with Friends
Aug 17 2016
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Aug 21 2016
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Aug 21 2016
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Women Singing in Sacred Circle
Aug 22 2016
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Aug 28 2016
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Aug 28 2016
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Youth Religious Education
Sep 04 2016
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Sep 04 2016
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Chess and Games with Friends
Sep 07 2016
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Sep 11 2016
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Sep 11 2016
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Youth Religious Education
Sep 18 2016
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Sep 18 2016
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Chess and Games with Friends
Sep 21 2016
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Sep 25 2016
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Sep 25 2016
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Women Singing in Sacred Circle
Sep 26 2016
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Oct 02 2016
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Oct 02 2016
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Chess and Games with Friends
Oct 05 2016
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Oct 09 2016
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Oct 09 2016
10:00AM - 11:00AM
SJ: Avondale Feet in the Street 5K
Oct 15 2016
12:00AM
Youth Religious Education
Oct 16 2016
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Oct 16 2016
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Chess and Games with Friends
Oct 19 2016
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Oct 23 2016
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Oct 23 2016
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Women Singing in Sacred Circle
Oct 24 2016
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Oct 30 2016
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Oct 30 2016
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Chess and Games with Friends
Nov 02 2016
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Nov 06 2016
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Nov 06 2016
10:00AM - 11:00AM
SJ: Unitarian Universalist Justice Ohio (UUJO) Annual Justice Assembly
Nov 12 2016
09:30AM - 03:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Nov 13 2016
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Nov 13 2016
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Chess and Games with Friends
Nov 16 2016
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Nov 20 2016
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Nov 20 2016
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Youth Religious Education
Nov 27 2016
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Nov 27 2016
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Women Singing in Sacred Circle
Nov 28 2016
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Dec 04 2016
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Dec 04 2016
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Chess and Games with Friends
Dec 07 2016
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Dec 11 2016
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Dec 11 2016
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Youth Religious Education
Dec 18 2016
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Dec 18 2016
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Chess and Games with Friends
Dec 21 2016
01:30PM - 03:30PM
Youth Religious Education
Dec 25 2016
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Dec 25 2016
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Women Singing in Sacred Circle
Dec 26 2016
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Youth Religious Education
Jan 01 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Jan 01 2017
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Youth Religious Education
Jan 08 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
Jan 08 2017
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Youth Religious Education
Jan 15 2017
09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
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10:00AM - 11:00AM
Youth Religious Education
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09:50AM - 11:15AM
Church Service
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Our 7 UU Principles:

  1. The inherent worth and dignity of every person;

  2. Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;

  3. Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;

  4. A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;

  5. The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;

  6. The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;

  7. Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.