Our Mission Statement

Our urban Unitarian Universalist community
celebrates and SUPPORTS ONE ANOTHER on our SPIRITUAL AND ETHICAL paths.
We work for JUSTICE, dignity and respect for the web of life.

 

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
Harvest the Power, 2nd Edition
Nov 30 2018
12:00AM
A/V project
Nov 30 2020
09:00AM - 05:00PM
A/V project
Nov 30 2020
09:00AM - 05:00PM
Finance Committee
Dec 01 2020
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Nick Payne's Sharing Circle
Dec 01 2020
07:00PM - 08:30PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Dec 02 2020
12:00AM
A/V project
Nov 30 2020
09:00AM - 05:00PM
First U Singers
Dec 02 2020
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Executive Committee
Dec 02 2020
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Sr. High Hangout
Dec 02 2020
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Dec 03 2020
12:00AM
A/V project
Nov 30 2020
09:00AM - 05:00PM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Dec 03 2020
06:00PM - 06:15PM
HR Meeting
Dec 03 2020
07:00PM - 08:30PM
A/V project
Nov 30 2020
09:00AM - 05:00PM
AFD Meeting
Dec 04 2020
09:30AM - 10:30AM
Minecraft with Ms. Meredith
Dec 05 2020
09:00AM - 10:30AM
December Donation Drive(Thru)
Dec 05 2020
01:00PM - 04:00PM
Youth Group
Dec 06 2020
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Dec 06 2020
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Opening Hearts Steering Committee
Dec 08 2020
07:00PM - 08:30PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Dec 09 2020
12:00AM
First U Singers
Dec 09 2020
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
Dec 09 2020
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Dec 10 2020
12:00AM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Dec 10 2020
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Worship Committee
Dec 10 2020
06:00PM - 07:30PM
May Festival Workshop
Dec 11 2020
10:00AM - 01:00PM
May Festival Workshop
Dec 11 2020
02:00PM - 05:00PM
Tad Talk (Possible)
Dec 11 2020
07:00PM - 07:30PM
A/V Sunday Prep
Dec 12 2020
08:00AM - 12:00PM
Spirit in Practice
Dec 12 2020
09:00AM - 10:00AM
December Donation Drive(Thru) Snow Date
Dec 12 2020
01:00PM - 04:00PM
May Festival Workshop
Dec 11 2020
02:00PM - 05:00PM
Youth Group
Dec 13 2020
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Dec 13 2020
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Getting to Know YoUU
Dec 13 2020
11:00AM - 12:30PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Dec 16 2020
12:00AM
First U Singers
Dec 16 2020
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Widening the Circle of Concern
Dec 16 2020
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Katie Price's Sharing Circle
Dec 16 2020
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Dec 17 2020
12:00AM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Dec 17 2020
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Committee on Ministry
Dec 17 2020
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Barb Rider's Sharing Circle
Dec 18 2020
03:00PM - 04:30PM
Social Justice Committee
Dec 19 2020
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Virtual Breakfast with Santa
Dec 19 2020
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Youth Group
Dec 20 2020
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Dec 20 2020
11:00AM - 12:30PM
IHN
Dec 20 2020
04:00PM - 09:00PM
IHN
Dec 20 2020
04:00PM - 11:55PM
IHN
Dec 21 2020
12:00AM
IHN
Dec 21 2020
06:00AM - 08:00AM
IHN
Dec 21 2020
04:00PM - 10:00PM
IHN
Dec 22 2020
12:00AM
IHN
Dec 22 2020
06:00AM - 08:00AM
IHN
Dec 22 2020
04:00PM - 10:00PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Dec 23 2020
12:00AM
IHN
Dec 23 2020
12:00AM
IHN
Dec 23 2020
06:00AM - 08:00AM
IHN
Dec 23 2020
04:00PM - 10:00PM
First U Singers
Dec 23 2020
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Vespers
Dec 23 2020
07:00PM -
Music/choir rehearsal
Dec 24 2020
12:00AM
Christmas Eve
Dec 24 2020
04:30PM - 06:00PM
IHN
Dec 26 2020
12:00AM
IHN
Dec 26 2020
04:00PM - 10:00PM
IHN
Dec 27 2020
12:00AM
Youth Group
Dec 27 2020
12:00AM
IHN
Dec 27 2020
06:00AM - 08:00AM
Coffee Hour
Dec 27 2020
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Jan Connelly's Sharing Circle
Dec 27 2020
11:15AM - 12:45PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Dec 30 2020
12:00AM
First U Singers
Dec 30 2020
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Dec 31 2020
12:00AM
Minecraft with Ms. Meredith
Jan 02 2021
09:00AM - 10:30AM
Youth Group
Jan 03 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Jan 03 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Finance Committee
Jan 05 2021
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Nick Payne's Sharing Circle
Jan 05 2021
07:00PM - 08:30PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Jan 06 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
Jan 06 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Executive Committee
Jan 06 2021
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Sr. High Hangout
Jan 06 2021
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Jan 07 2021
12:00AM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Jan 07 2021
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Getting to Know UUs
Jan 07 2021
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Spirit in Practice
Jan 09 2021
09:00AM - 10:00AM
Board Workshop
Jan 09 2021
10:00AM - 01:00PM
Youth Group
Jan 10 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Jan 10 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Getting to Know YoUU
Jan 10 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Jan 13 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
Jan 13 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
Jan 13 2021
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Jan 14 2021
12:00AM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Jan 14 2021
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Worship Committee
Jan 14 2021
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Barb Rider's Sharing Circle
Jan 15 2021
03:00PM - 04:30PM
Social Justice Committee
Jan 16 2021
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Youth Group
Jan 17 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Jan 17 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Jazz@First
Jan 17 2021
02:00PM - 04:00PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Jan 20 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
Jan 20 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Widening the Circle of Concern
Jan 20 2021
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Katie Price's Sharing Circle
Jan 20 2021
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Jan 21 2021
12:00AM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Jan 21 2021
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Committee on Ministry
Jan 21 2021
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Fourth Friday Tad Talks
Jan 22 2021
07:00PM - 07:30PM
Church Council
Jan 23 2021
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Youth Group
Jan 24 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Jan 24 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Jan Connelly's Sharing Circle
Jan 24 2021
11:15AM - 12:45PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Jan 27 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
Jan 27 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Vespers
Jan 27 2021
07:00PM -
Music/choir rehearsal
Jan 28 2021
12:00AM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Jan 28 2021
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Linton Rehearsal
Jan 29 2021
12:00AM
Linton Rehearsal
Jan 30 2021
09:00AM - 07:00PM
Wi$dom Path
Jan 30 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Youth Group
Jan 31 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Jan 31 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Linton Set up
Jan 31 2021
11:45AM - 04:00PM
Linton Concert
Jan 31 2021
04:00PM - 07:00PM
Finance Committee
Feb 02 2021
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Nick Payne's Sharing Circle
Feb 02 2021
07:00PM - 08:30PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Feb 03 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
Feb 03 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Executive Committee
Feb 03 2021
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Sr. High Hangout
Feb 03 2021
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Feb 04 2021
12:00AM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Feb 04 2021
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Getting to Know UUs
Feb 04 2021
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Minecraft with Ms. Meredith
Feb 06 2021
09:00AM - 10:30AM
Wi$dom Path
Feb 06 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Youth Group
Feb 07 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Feb 07 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Feb 10 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
Feb 10 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
Feb 10 2021
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Feb 11 2021
12:00AM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Feb 11 2021
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Worship Committee
Feb 11 2021
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Spirit in Practice
Feb 13 2021
09:00AM - 10:00AM
Wi$dom Path
Feb 13 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Youth Group
Feb 14 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Feb 14 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM

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.