Our Mission Statement

Our urban community welcomes all with love, supports learning and spiritual growth, serves our wider community, and works for justice, equity, and inclusion. 

 

Our Vision Statement

We will be a liberal religious haven.
Sustained by tradition,
Boldly seeking justice,
Gently transforming lives.

 

Our Objectives

We, the members of First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati, promise one another to work together toward achieving these objectives:

Celebrating Our Community

  • To nurture a caring and welcoming community.
  • To seek more diversity in our community and to expect every church committee to promote inclusion.
  • To empower congregants to make a difference in the life of the church.
  • To explore weeknight activities that build community and facilitate committee work.
  • To encourage all congregants to participate actively in membership growth.
  • To put into place an ongoing communications strategy for membership growth.
  • To build and maintain warm cooperative relationships with Unitarian Universalist churches locally, regionally and continentally.


Seeking Our Spiritual and Ethical Paths

  • To reach out to persons looking for a religious community like ours.
  • To encourage congregants to be open to ideas and philosophies different from their own.
  • To provide high-quality religious/ethical education for children, youth and adults in the congregation and the community.
  • To renovate our building so that it enhances our worship, honors our history and welcomes all.
  • To enrich our own spiritual experience with a diversified arts program.


Working for Justice

  • To explore the responsibilities of being an urban Unitarian Universalist church in the 21st century.
  • To focus on social justice programs where we can be most effective.
  • To live in harmony with nature, recognizing the interconnectedness of all life.

 



Join us for our next Sunday service:

First Church‘s Minister and Board of Trustees have made the difficult decision to temporarily close our doors to help reduce the transmission of the COVID-19 Virus in the community. 

Rev. Connie Simon,
Jera Cox, Director of Music, Meredith Plummer, DLFD

Order of Service (Updated Friday)
In case of inclement weather, please visit Channel 9 WCPO: http://www.wcpo.com/closings.
Upcoming Events
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Nick Payne's Sharing Circle
Oct 26 2021
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Music/choir rehearsal
Oct 28 2021
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Oct 31 2021
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Oct 31 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Reconnect (Online)
Oct 31 2021
11:15AM - 12:30PM
Weekly Block Party
Oct 31 2021
01:00PM - 02:00PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Election - polling location
Nov 02 2021
05:30AM - 10:00PM
Finance Committee
Nov 02 2021
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Executive Committee
Nov 03 2021
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Piano Delivery
Nov 04 2021
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Nov 04 2021
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 05 2021
09:00AM - 10:00PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 06 2021
09:00AM - 10:00PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Nov 07 2021
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Nov 07 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Reconnect (In-Person)
Nov 07 2021
11:15AM - 12:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 07 2021
12:30PM - 04:00PM
Weekly Block Party
Nov 07 2021
01:00PM - 02:00PM
Linton Chamber Music Concert
Nov 07 2021
04:00PM - 07:00PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Piano Pickup
Nov 08 2021
10:00AM - 11:30AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Board of Trustees Meeting
Nov 10 2021
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Music/choir rehearsal
Nov 11 2021
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Worship Committee
Nov 11 2021
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Nov 14 2021
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Nov 14 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Reconnect (Online)
Nov 14 2021
11:15AM - 12:30PM
Weekly Block Party
Nov 14 2021
01:00PM - 02:00PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linnea Lose' Sharing Circle
Nov 15 2021
04:30PM - 06:00PM
Cincinnati Women's Pollitical Caucus
Nov 15 2021
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Nick Payne's Sharing Circle
Nov 16 2021
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Barbara Bonney's Sharing Circle
Nov 17 2021
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Music/choir rehearsal
Nov 18 2021
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Committee on Ministry
Nov 18 2021
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Jan Connelly's Sharing Circle
Nov 19 2021
10:00AM - 11:30AM
Tad Talk
Nov 19 2021
07:00PM - 07:45PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Phi Mu Ceremony
Nov 20 2021
08:00AM - 02:00PM
Social Justice Committee
Nov 20 2021
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Nov 21 2021
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Nov 21 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Reconnect (In-Person)
Nov 21 2021
11:15AM - 12:30PM
Weekly Block Party
Nov 21 2021
01:00PM - 02:00PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Women Singing in Sacred Circle (tentative 1st in-person))
Nov 22 2021
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Music/choir rehearsal
Nov 25 2021
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Nov 28 2021
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Nov 28 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Reconnect (Online)
Nov 28 2021
11:15AM - 12:30PM
Sr. High Youth Group
Nov 28 2021
12:00PM - 01:00PM
Weekly Block Party
Nov 28 2021
01:00PM - 02:00PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Executive Committee
Dec 01 2021
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Dec 02 2021
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Cinema Therapy (Screening)
Dec 04 2021
03:00PM - 05:00PM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Dec 05 2021
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Dec 05 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Weekly Block Party
Dec 05 2021
01:00PM - 02:00PM
CCJO Jazz@First
Dec 05 2021
02:00PM - 05:00PM
Finance Committee
Dec 07 2021
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
Dec 08 2021
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Dec 09 2021
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Worship Committee
Dec 09 2021
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Cinema Therapy (Discussion)
Dec 11 2021
03:00PM - 04:00PM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Dec 12 2021
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Dec 12 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Weekly Block Party
Dec 12 2021
01:00PM - 02:00PM
Barbara Bonney's Sharing Circle
Dec 15 2021
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Dec 16 2021
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Committee on Ministry
Dec 16 2021
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Jan Connelly's Sharing Circle
Dec 17 2021
10:00AM - 11:30AM
Social Justice Committee
Dec 18 2021
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Dec 19 2021
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Dec 19 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Weekly Block Party
Dec 19 2021
01:00PM - 02:00PM
Linnea Lose' Sharing Circle
Dec 20 2021
04:30PM - 06:00PM
Nick Payne's Sharing Circle
Dec 21 2021
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Dec 23 2021
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Dec 26 2021
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Dec 26 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Sr. High Youth Group
Dec 26 2021
12:00PM - 01:00PM
Weekly Block Party
Dec 26 2021
01:00PM - 02:00PM
Women Singing in Sacred Circle (tentative 1st in-person))
Dec 27 2021
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Dec 30 2021
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Jan 02 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Jan 02 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Weekly Block Party
Jan 02 2022
01:00PM - 02:00PM
Finance Committee
Jan 04 2022
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Executive Committee
Jan 05 2022
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Linton Piano Delivery
Jan 06 2022
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Jan 06 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Church Council
Jan 08 2022
09:00AM - 12:00PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Jan 08 2022
09:00AM - 10:00PM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Jan 09 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Jan 09 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Jan 09 2022
12:30PM - 04:00PM
Weekly Block Party
Jan 09 2022
01:00PM - 02:00PM
Linton Chamber Music Recital
Jan 09 2022
04:00PM - 07:00PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
Jan 12 2022
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Jan 13 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Worship Committee
Jan 13 2022
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Social Justice Committee
Jan 15 2022
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Jan 16 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Jan 16 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Weekly Block Party
Jan 16 2022
01:00PM - 02:00PM
Linnea Lose' Sharing Circle
Jan 17 2022
04:30PM - 06:00PM
Nick Payne's Sharing Circle
Jan 18 2022
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Barbara Bonney's Sharing Circle
Jan 19 2022
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Jan 20 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Committee on Ministry
Jan 20 2022
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Jan Connelly's Sharing Circle
Jan 21 2022
10:00AM - 11:30AM
Tad Talk
Jan 21 2022
07:00PM - 07:45PM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Jan 23 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Jan 23 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Congregational Meeting
Jan 23 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Sr. High Youth Group
Jan 23 2022
12:00PM - 01:00PM
Weekly Block Party
Jan 23 2022
01:00PM - 02:00PM
Women Singing in Sacred Circle (tentative 1st in-person))
Jan 24 2022
07:00PM - 09:00PM

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.