2020, our "Year of Discovery!" Throughout this year, programming throughout First Church will explore these three questions...
  • How do we want to be together?
  • How do we hold one another?
  • How do we sustain ourselves?
Here is what Adult Faith Development has planned!




Fourth Friday Tad Talks

Like a Ted Talk, but a tad different... Our church, and indeed our city, is filled with experts. Join us for this monthly program, brought to you by Adult Faith Development, to hear one of these experts share their wisdom a la Ted Talks. With 15 minutes allocated to presentation, and 15 minutes allocated to moderated discussion, this is a quick and easy way for adults and youth to live into our third principle: "We're free to learn together!" Please note, all sessions will be recorded, and posted on First Church's YouTube channel for later viewing.

Every April, Earth Day provides us with the opportunity to reflect on how our actions and decisions affect the environment.  Join us Friday, April 30, 2021 at 7:00 PM for Our Environment: How We Can Care for Our Earth, a Tad Talk by Dave and Shelly Wallace.  They'll discuss actions we can take to positively impact our natural world!  Just register by days end on Thursday, April 29, 2021 by clicking on the flyer below.

Our Environment How We Can Care For Our Earth

 

Microaggressions

Friday, April 16, 2021 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM, Rev. Connie and Opening Hearts will present Microaggressions via Zoom.  Learn what to do if a microaggression is committed by you or others.  See a few examples and get real with role-playing!  For adults and teens.

Register by Thursday, April 15, by clicking on the flyer below.  Questions?  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Microagressions Workshop v2

Game Night!

Calling all adults and teens 16 and older! Mark your calendars for April 24, from 7-9 p.m., for a fun, fast-paced game night via Zoom. You’re bound to stretch your brain, unleash your competitive instincts, and laugh at the same time. Three digital games will be offered, and participants can choose to be players or audience members. 

For best game play, participants should log onto Zoom with their tablet or computer, and bring their phone.  Participants should also come with a basic understanding of how to use the internet on their phone.

Members and frequent visitors can find connectivity information in their inboxes.  New to First Church?  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Director of Lifespan Faith Development, Meredith Plummer, for connectivity information.

Game Night


"Breathe" Book Discussion

Opening Hearts will host a book discussion series of Breathe: A Letter to My Sons by Imani Perry on May 7, 14 and 21 at 10:30 am-noon and repeating at 7-8:30 pm. Attend when you can.  To receive a link to the Zoom discussions, register by May 1 by clicking on the book cover below. UUs citywide are being invited to participate.

Breathe is UUA’s “Common Read” in 2021.  Emotionally raw and deeply reflective, Perry shares her fear and frustration for her African American sons in an increasingly racist atmosphere in which white people at times seem irredeemable. However, as a mother, feminist, writer and intellectual, Perry offers an unfettered expression of love—finding beauty and possibility in life.

The book is available from several sources. The public library offers free loan of the printed book, downloadable audiobook or downloadable e-book. Or purchase the print book from inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop, Amazon or Bookshop. First Church members who find funds an obstacle should confidentially request a free copy of the printed book to be mailed to you at the end of April by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than April 19. 

The UUA’s Multicultural Ministries and Lifespan Faith Engagement offices have created a BIPOC-only (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Common Read gathering space to be held beginning May 4.  Depending on enrollment, we will have a Cincinnati area BIPOC space as well. 

For questions about the discussion series or about being trained as a discussion facilitator at your choice of Zoom sessions, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Breathe Book Cover



Spirit in Practice

Seeking spiritual grounding during these turbulent times? Spirit in Practice was created to help Unitarian Universalists develop regular disciplines, or practices, of the spirit—practices that help them connect with the sacred ground of their being, however they understand it. Spirit in Practice affirms religious diversity while seeking unity in our communal quest for meaning and wholeness.

This program will be offered on the Second Saturday of every month, starting in October, from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM via zoom (connectivity information to be sent before each session).  Consistent attendance is not required.  Register once, attend when able!  Just click the flyer below to register.

First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati Presents



Widening the Circle of Concern

'This summer, the UUA's Commission on Institutional Change (COIC) released their report titled, "Widening the Circle of Concern." Join us one evening a month to discuss the themes presented in the report.

This program will be offered the third Wednesday of every month, starting in October, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM via Zoom.  Register by clicking on the flyer below.  Again, consistent attendance is not required, but it is encouraged.  Register once, attend when able!  Connectivity information will be sent the morning of each session.

Widening The Circle of Concern

Have questions?  Feel free to contact our Direct of Lifespan Faith Development, Meredith Plummer, via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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 -