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
Music/choir rehearsal
Aug 05 2021
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Infant - PreK (In-Person) Gathering
Aug 07 2021
10:00AM - 10:30AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Youth Group
Aug 08 2021
12:00AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Aug 08 2021
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Aug 08 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
May Festival Workshop
Aug 09 2021
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
May Festival Workshop
Aug 09 2021
12:00AM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Aug 11 2021
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
May Festival Workshop
Aug 09 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
Aug 11 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
Aug 11 2021
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
May Festival Workshop
Aug 09 2021
12:00AM
Music/choir rehearsal
Aug 12 2021
12:00AM
Worship Committee
Aug 12 2021
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
May Festival Workshop
Aug 09 2021
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Jr. High (In-Person) Gathering
Aug 14 2021
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Youth Group
Aug 15 2021
12:00AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Aug 15 2021
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Aug 15 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Kindy - 5th Grade (In-Person) Gathering
Aug 15 2021
02:00PM - 02:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Aug 18 2021
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
First U Singers
Aug 18 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Music/choir rehearsal
Aug 19 2021
12:00AM
Committee on Ministry
Aug 19 2021
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Social Justice Committee
Aug 21 2021
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Infant - PreK (In-Person) Gathering
Aug 21 2021
10:00AM - 10:30AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Youth Group
Aug 22 2021
12:00AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Aug 22 2021
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Aug 22 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
May Festival Auditions
Aug 22 2021
01:00PM - 10:00PM
Sr High (In-Person) Gathering
Aug 22 2021
02:00PM - 03:00PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Women Singing in Sacred Circle (tentative 1st in-person))
Aug 23 2021
07:00PM - 09:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Aug 25 2021
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
First U Singers
Aug 25 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Vespers
Aug 25 2021
07:00PM -
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Music/choir rehearsal
Aug 26 2021
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Board Retreat
Aug 28 2021
09:00AM - 02:00PM
May Festival Auditions
Aug 28 2021
01:00PM - 10:00PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Youth Group
Aug 29 2021
12:00AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Aug 29 2021
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Aug 29 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Addiction Council Event
Aug 31 2021
04:00PM - 08:00PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Sep 01 2021
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
First U Singers
Sep 01 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Executive Committee
Sep 01 2021
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Music/choir rehearsal
Sep 02 2021
12:00AM
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
Youth Group
Sep 05 2021
12:00AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Sep 05 2021
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Sep 05 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Finance Committee
Sep 07 2021
06:30PM - 08:00PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Sep 08 2021
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
First U Singers
Sep 08 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
Sep 08 2021
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Music/choir rehearsal
Sep 09 2021
12:00AM
Worship Committee
Sep 09 2021
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Church Council
Sep 11 2021
09:00AM - 12:00PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Youth Group
Sep 12 2021
12:00AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Sep 12 2021
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Sep 12 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Lady Joya Concert
Sep 12 2021
11:30AM - 01:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Sep 15 2021
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
First U Singers
Sep 15 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Music/choir rehearsal
Sep 16 2021
12:00AM
Committee on Ministry
Sep 16 2021
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Social Justice Committee
Sep 18 2021
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Youth Group
Sep 19 2021
12:00AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Sep 19 2021
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Sep 19 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
CCJO Jazz@First
Sep 19 2021
02:00PM - 05:00PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Sep 22 2021
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
First U Singers
Sep 22 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Vespers
Sep 22 2021
07:00PM -
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Music/choir rehearsal
Sep 23 2021
12:00AM
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
Youth Group
Sep 26 2021
12:00AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Sep 26 2021
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Sep 26 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Annual Congregational Meeting
Sep 26 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Women Singing in Sacred Circle (tentative 1st in-person))
Sep 27 2021
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Sep 29 2021
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
First U Singers
Sep 29 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Music/choir rehearsal
Sep 30 2021
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
H&H Event - From Russia With Love Concert
Oct 02 2021
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Youth Group
Oct 03 2021
12:00AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Oct 03 2021
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Oct 03 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM
Finance Committee
Oct 05 2021
06:30PM - 08:00PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Oct 06 2021
12:00AM
Linton Music Chamber Rehearsal
Nov 30 2008
12:00AM

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.