At some point in your faith journey, you may begin to feel you would like to be more than a guest here at First Unitarian Church. You may feel that this has become your spiritual home, a community with whom you share values, a place to raise your children, a hub for involvement in social justice, a support in time of need, a place to make connections and have fun.  

 

Meaning of Membership

Although we have no set doctrine or prescribed beliefs, we do have shared principles. When you sign the membership book, you are saying you are in agreement with those principles and our Vision and Mission statements.


In addition, you are ready to:

  • Participate in the life of the church.
  • Grow your own faith.
  • Give of your time, energy and talents.
  • Support the church with an annual pledge.

 

Privileges of Membership

  • Right to vote on church matters (after attending one Congregational meeting as an observer).
  • Free use of the church building and services of the minister in rites of passage, with some limitations.
  • Receipt of the church newsletter and annual directory, including access to member’s section of website.
  • Enrollment in the church’s email lists for announcements and discussion.
  • Certification with the Unitarian Universalist Association, with the right to attend General Assembly and receive UUA’s magazine The World.

Path to Membership

  • Attend services and get to know us – take your time, get involved in an activity or committee that interests you, talk to us.
  • Attend  “Meet the Minister” or “New U Orientation” – many even attend both!
  • Contact the Welcome/Membership Committee about joining.
  • Membership Chair is Barb Rider: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 513.324.8862.
  • Sign the membership book at a signing ceremony on a Sunday morning either before or after worship.

 

Meet the Minister

  • One-hour session held about once a month.
  • Minister gives a brief introduction to Unitarian Universalism and First Church and answers questions.
  • Childcare provided.

 

New U Orientation

  • 3-hour session held in fall, winter and spring.
  • Visitors meet one another and share their spiritual journeys.
  • Minister discusses Unitarian Universalist history, beliefs, and principles.
  • Minister introduces First Church, how we operate, what membership means.
  • Time for questions and answers.
  • Tour of entire church facility.
  • Childcare provided.
  • Includes family meal.

 

New Member Signing

  • New Member Signing takes place multiple times each year on a Sunday before the service.
  • New Members sign the membership book and are welcomed to our church family by the minister, registrar, membership chair, and other church members.

 


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
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Apr 14 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
Apr 14 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
Apr 14 2021
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Apr 15 2021
12:00AM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Apr 15 2021
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Committee on Ministry
Apr 15 2021
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Barb Rider's Sharing Circle
Apr 16 2021
03:00PM - 04:30PM
Opening Hearts Micro-aggressions Workshop
Apr 16 2021
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Social Justice Committee
Apr 17 2021
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Youth Group
Apr 18 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Apr 18 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Harvest the Power
Apr 20 2021
07:00PM - 09:00PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Apr 21 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
Apr 21 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Widening the Circle of Concern
Apr 21 2021
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Katie Price's Sharing Circle
Apr 21 2021
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Apr 22 2021
12:00AM
BC: MM2 (BIPOC) RP
Apr 22 2021
02:00PM - 03:30PM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Apr 22 2021
06:00PM - 06:15PM
BC: MM2 (BIPOC)
Apr 22 2021
08:00PM - 09:30PM
Churchwide Event (tentative)
Apr 23 2021
12:00AM
Church Council
Apr 24 2021
10:00AM - 12:00PM
BC: MM2 (BIPOC)
Apr 24 2021
02:00PM - 03:30PM
Game Night
Apr 24 2021
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Youth Group
Apr 25 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Apr 25 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Jan Connelly's Sharing Circle
Apr 25 2021
11:15AM - 12:45PM
Civic Garden Center Plant Sale Parking
Apr 26 2021
09:00AM - 05:00PM
Civic Garden Center Plant Sale Parking
Apr 26 2021
09:00AM - 05:00PM
Harvest the Power
Apr 27 2021
07:00PM - 09:00PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Apr 28 2021
12:00AM
Civic Garden Center Plant Sale Parking
Apr 26 2021
09:00AM - 05:00PM
BC: MM2 (White) RP
Apr 28 2021
02:30PM - 04:00PM
First U Singers
Apr 28 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Vespers
Apr 28 2021
07:00PM -
Music/choir rehearsal
Apr 29 2021
12:00AM
Civic Garden Center Plant Sale Parking
Apr 26 2021
09:00AM - 05:00PM
BC: MM2 (White)
Apr 29 2021
03:00PM - 04:30PM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
Apr 29 2021
06:00PM - 06:15PM
BC: MM2 (White)
Apr 29 2021
08:00PM - 09:30PM
Civic Garden Center Plant Sale Parking
Apr 30 2021
08:00AM - 08:30PM
Linton Rehearsal
Apr 30 2021
09:00AM - 07:00PM
Fourth Friday Tad Talks
Apr 30 2021
07:00PM - 07:30PM
Civic Garden Center Plant Sale Parking
May 01 2021
07:30AM - 07:00PM
Board of Elections Equipment Delivery
May 01 2021
08:00AM - 01:00PM
Minecraft with Ms. Meredith
May 01 2021
09:00AM - 10:30AM
Linton Rehearsal
May 01 2021
09:00AM - 07:00PM
Work Party
May 01 2021
09:00AM - 01:00PM
BC: MM2 (White)
May 01 2021
02:00PM - 03:30PM
Youth Group
May 02 2021
12:00AM
Civic Garden Center Plant Sale Parking
May 02 2021
09:00AM - 05:00PM
Coffee Hour
May 02 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Budget Forum
May 02 2021
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Linton Set Up
May 02 2021
11:45AM - 04:00PM
Linton Concert
May 02 2021
04:00PM - 07:00PM
Board of Elections
May 03 2021
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Board of Elections
May 04 2021
05:30AM - 10:00PM
Finance Committee
May 04 2021
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Nick Payne's Sharing Circle
May 04 2021
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Harvest the Power
May 04 2021
07:00PM - 09:00PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
May 05 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
May 05 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Executive Committee
May 05 2021
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Sr. High Hangout
May 05 2021
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Music/choir rehearsal
May 06 2021
12:00AM
Civic Garden Center Plant Sale Parking
May 06 2021
09:00AM - 05:00PM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
May 06 2021
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Getting to Know UUs
May 06 2021
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Budget Forum
May 06 2021
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Civic Garden Center Plant Sale Parking
May 06 2021
09:00AM - 05:00PM
Breathe: A Letter to My Sons Book Discussion
May 07 2021
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Breathe: A Letter to My Sons Book Discussion
May 07 2021
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Board of Elections Equipment Pickup
May 08 2021
08:00AM - 12:00PM
Civic Garden Center Plant Sale Parking
May 08 2021
08:00AM - 06:00PM
CMERA
May 08 2021
08:30AM - 01:00PM
Spirit in Practice
May 08 2021
09:00AM - 10:00AM
Youth Group
May 09 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
May 09 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Getting to Know YoUU
May 09 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Harvest the Power
May 11 2021
07:00PM - 09:00PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
May 12 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
May 12 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
May 12 2021
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
May 13 2021
12:00AM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
May 13 2021
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Worship Committee
May 13 2021
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Breathe: A Letter to My Sons Book Discussion
May 14 2021
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Breathe: A Letter to My Sons Book Discussion
May 14 2021
07:00PM - 08:30PM
Social Justice Committee
May 15 2021
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Youth Group
May 16 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
May 16 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Harvest the Power
May 18 2021
07:00PM - 09:00PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
May 19 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
May 19 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Widening the Circle of Concern
May 19 2021
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Katie Price's Sharing Circle
May 19 2021
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Music/choir rehearsal
May 20 2021
12:00AM
BC: MM3 (BIPOC) RP
May 20 2021
02:00PM - 03:30PM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
May 20 2021
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Committee on Ministry
May 20 2021
06:00PM - 07:30PM
BC: MM3 (BIPOC)
May 20 2021
08:00PM - 09:30PM
Breathe: A Letter to My Sons Book Discussion
May 21 2021
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Barb Rider's Sharing Circle
May 21 2021
03:00PM - 04:30PM
Breathe: A Letter to My Sons Book Discussion
May 21 2021
07:00PM - 08:30PM
BC: MM3 (BIPOC)
May 22 2021
02:00PM - 03:30PM
BC: MM3 (White)
May 22 2021
02:00PM - 03:30PM
Youth Group
May 23 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
May 23 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Congregational Meeting
May 23 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Jan Connelly's Sharing Circle
May 23 2021
11:15AM - 12:45PM
BC: MM3 (White)
May 25 2021
03:00PM - 04:30PM
BC: MM3 (White)
May 25 2021
08:00PM - 09:30PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
May 26 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
May 26 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Vespers
May 26 2021
07:00PM -
Music/choir rehearsal
May 27 2021
12:00AM
BC: MM3 (White) RP
May 27 2021
02:30PM - 04:00PM
Storytime with Ms. Amber
May 27 2021
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Fourth Friday Tad Talk
May 28 2021
07:00PM - 07:30PM
Youth Group
May 30 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
May 30 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Finance Committee
Jun 01 2021
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Nick Payne's Sharing Circle
Jun 01 2021
07:00PM - 08:30PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Jun 02 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
Jun 02 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Executive Committee
Jun 02 2021
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Jun 03 2021
12:00AM
Getting to Know UUs
Jun 03 2021
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Youth Group
Jun 06 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Jun 06 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Jun 09 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
Jun 09 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
Jun 09 2021
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Jun 10 2021
12:00AM
Worship Committee
Jun 10 2021
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Youth Group
Jun 13 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Jun 13 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Getting to Know YoUU
Jun 13 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Jun 16 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
Jun 16 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Katie Price's Sharing Circle
Jun 16 2021
07:00PM - 08:00PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Jun 17 2021
12:00AM
Committee on Ministry
Jun 17 2021
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Barb Rider's Sharing Circle
Jun 18 2021
03:00PM - 04:30PM
Social Justice Committee
Jun 19 2021
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Youth Group
Jun 20 2021
12:00AM
Coffee Hour
Jun 20 2021
11:00AM - 12:30PM
CartUUns with Ms. Kymm
Jun 23 2021
12:00AM
First U Singers
Jun 23 2021
05:00PM - 05:40PM
Vespers
Jun 23 2021
07:00PM -