The mission of the Social Justice Committee is to effectively address systemic causes and results of social injustice by involving current and prospective members and friends of First Unitarian Church in worthwhile efforts that align with our principles and church mission. The committee coordinates our social justice work and meets the 3rd Saturday of the month at 9:30 am.

Chair:
Karen Rohrer , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

 

 

Activities Overview:

 

Interfaith Hospitality Network

IHN is our largest volunteer project. Since 2006, we have housed homeless families at the church three to four weeks of each year. About 70 volunteers from First and other churches provide meals, a clean bed, fellowship, and safe harbor for homeless families.

Contacts:
Beth McDaniel, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., phone 317.605.5482
 
 

South Avondale Tutoring

Volunteers from First Church are trained and serve as tutors for kindergartners, Tuesdays 1:00-2:00, Wednesdays and Thursdays 12:30-1:30 at South Avondale Elementary School.

Contact:
Patricia Rohrer,
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Shiloh Food Pantry

Volunteers from First Church provide food donations, volunteer labor, and financial contributions to the Shiloh Food Pantry in Avondale.

Contacts:

Tom Rohrer,
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., phone 513.518.9213


LGBTQI Advocacy

The Unitarian Universalist Association recognizes First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati as a Welcoming Congregation. We welcome people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Members and friends participate in the annual Cincinnati Pride Parade, and many members and friends advocate for gender equality.

Contact: Linnea Lose,
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., phone 513.207.5673


Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC)

UUSC advances human rights and social justice around the world, partnering with those who confront unjust power structures and mobilizing to challenge oppressive policies.

Contacts:
Debbie Davidson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., phone 703.200.7895

Collaborations with Other Churches

The Unitarian Universalist Council of Greater Cincinnati and the Metropolitan Area Religious Coalition of Cincinnati focus on social justice issues such as homelessness and affordable housing, and police-community relations in greater Cincinnati. First Church contributes to the activities of both groups.

Contact:
Lee Meyer,
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The Faith Community Alliance of Greater Cincinnati

The Alliance provides a forum for the sharing of information and community action.

Contact:
Liv Ramstad,
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Unitarian Universalist Justice Ohio (UUJO)

Unitarian Universalist Justice Ohio organizes justice seekers statewide to promote education, service and advocacy consistent with Unitarian Universalist liberal religious principles and to witness with and on behalf of marginalized groups and individuals. uujo.org 

Contact: Dan Schneider,
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., phone 513.561.0849
Upcoming Events
Music/choir rehearsal
May 19 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
8th Principle Discussion
May 19 2022
07:30PM - 09:00PM
Jan Connelly's Sharing Circle
May 20 2022
10:00AM - 11:30AM
Tad Talk
May 20 2022
07:00PM - 07:45PM
Social Justice Committee
May 21 2022
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Jr. High OWL Overnight
May 21 2022
06:30PM - 12:00PM
IHN
May 22 2022
12:00AM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
May 22 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
May 22 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
May 22 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
May 22 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
May 22 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Congregational Meeting
May 22 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
May 22 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Sr. High Youth Group
May 22 2022
12:00PM - 01:00PM
Jr. High OWL Overnight
May 21 2022
06:30PM - 12:00PM
IHN
May 22 2022
12:00AM
Women Singing in Sacred Circle (tentative 1st in-person))
May 23 2022
07:00PM - 09:00PM
IHN
May 22 2022
12:00AM
IHN
May 22 2022
12:00AM
IHN
May 22 2022
12:00AM
Music/choir rehearsal
May 26 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
IHN
May 22 2022
12:00AM
IHN
May 22 2022
12:00AM
IHN
May 22 2022
12:00AM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
May 29 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
May 29 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
May 29 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
May 29 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
May 29 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Reconnect (Online)
May 29 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
May 29 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Executive Committee
Jun 01 2022
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Jun 02 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
CMERA
Jun 04 2022
08:30AM - 01:00PM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Jun 05 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Jun 05 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Jun 05 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Jun 05 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Jun 05 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
Jun 05 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Finance Committee
Jun 07 2022
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
Jun 08 2022
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Jun 09 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Worship Committee
Jun 09 2022
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Jun 12 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Jun 12 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Jun 12 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Jun 12 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Jun 12 2022
11:00AM - 11:30AM
First U Ringers rehearsal
Jun 12 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
CCO auditions
Jun 14 2022
08:00AM - 07:00PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Jun 16 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Sharing Circle
Jun 17 2022
10:00AM - 11:30AM
Social Justice Committee
Jun 18 2022
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Jun 19 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Jun 19 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Jun 19 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Jun 19 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Jun 19 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
Jun 19 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Linnea Lose' Sharing Circle
Jun 20 2022
04:30PM - 06:00PM
Cincinnati Women's Political Caucaus
Jun 22 2022
06:30PM - 09:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Jun 23 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Jun 26 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Jun 26 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Jun 26 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Jun 26 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Jun 26 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
Jun 26 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Women Singing in Sacred Circle (tentative 1st in-person))
Jun 27 2022
07:00PM - 09:00PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Jun 30 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Jul 03 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Jul 03 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Jul 03 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Jul 03 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Jul 03 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
Jul 03 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Finance Committee
Jul 05 2022
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Executive Committee
Jul 06 2022
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Jul 07 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Jul 10 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Jul 10 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Jul 10 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Jul 10 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Jul 10 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
Jul 10 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
Jul 13 2022
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Jul 14 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Worship Committee
Jul 14 2022
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Social Justice Committee
Jul 16 2022
09:30AM - 11:00AM
Jr. High OWL Overnight
Jul 16 2022
06:30PM - 12:00PM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Jul 17 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Jul 17 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Jul 17 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Jul 17 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Jul 17 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
Jul 17 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Jr. High OWL Overnight
Jul 16 2022
06:30PM - 12:00PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Jul 21 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
IHN
Jul 24 2022
12:00AM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Jul 24 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Jul 24 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Jul 24 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Jul 24 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Jul 24 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
Jul 24 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Jr. High OWL
Jul 24 2022
01:30PM - 04:00PM
IHN
Jul 24 2022
12:00AM
IHN
Jul 24 2022
12:00AM
IHN
Jul 24 2022
12:00AM
IHN
Jul 24 2022
12:00AM
Music/choir rehearsal
Jul 28 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
IHN
Jul 24 2022
12:00AM
IHN
Jul 24 2022
12:00AM
IHN
Jul 24 2022
12:00AM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Jul 31 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Jul 31 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Jul 31 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Jul 31 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Jul 31 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
Jul 31 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Jr. High OWL
Jul 31 2022
01:30PM - 04:00PM
CCO auditions
Aug 02 2022
01:00PM - 08:00PM
Finance Committee
Aug 02 2022
06:30PM - 08:00PM
CCO SummerMusik Rehearsals
Aug 03 2022
01:00PM - 03:30PM
Executive Committee
Aug 03 2022
06:30PM - 08:30PM
CCO SummerMusik Rehearsals
Aug 03 2022
01:00PM - 03:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Aug 04 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
CCO SummerMusik Rehearsals
Aug 03 2022
01:00PM - 03:30PM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Aug 07 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Aug 07 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Aug 07 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Aug 07 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Aug 07 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
First U Ringers rehearsal
Aug 07 2022
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Jr. High OWL
Aug 07 2022
01:30PM - 04:00PM
CCO SummerMusik Rehearsals
Aug 10 2022
01:00PM - 03:30PM
Board of Trustees Meeting
Aug 10 2022
06:30PM - 08:30PM
CCO SummerMusik Rehearsals
Aug 10 2022
01:00PM - 03:30PM
Music/choir rehearsal
Aug 11 2022
04:00PM - 08:00PM
Worship Committee
Aug 11 2022
06:00PM - 07:30PM
CCO SummerMusik Rehearsals
Aug 10 2022
01:00PM - 03:30PM
Jr. High OWL Overnight
Aug 13 2022
06:30PM - 12:00PM
Elementary (Kindergarten - 5th Grade)
Aug 14 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Wee Ones (Infant - Preschool)
Aug 14 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Youth (6th - 12th Grade)
Aug 14 2022
09:45AM - 11:15AM
Zoom Coffee Hour
Aug 14 2022
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Coffee Hour
Aug 14 2022
11:00AM - 12:30PM
Jr. High OWL Overnight
Aug 13 2022
06:30PM - 12:00PM

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.