First UU Columbus

A Welcoming Congregation

 
Thursday, May 24, 2018

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First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus is a place where people on a variety of spiritual paths come together to grow in religious depth.

Our congregation lifts up our lives within community so that we may feel ourselves more deeply rooted and connected to our earth and the wider circle of beings.  We are empowered by our commitments to greater loving, wider justice and deeper happiness.

Please join us as we create community, grow in spirituality, practice charity and work for social justice. We welcome you in your struggles, your doubts and your dreams.

 

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All Are Welcome

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As a "Welcoming Congregation",
we have formalized our commitment to be inclusive and expressive of the concerns of bisexual, gay, lesbian, and/or transgender persons at every level of congregational life.

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19
Apr
2018
Every Day Earth Day!

ohio iplFirst UU has partnered with Columbia Gas of Ohio and Ohio Interfaith Power & Light to help us put our love for our planet into action.

There's still time to sign up to get a Home Energy Audit, complete with expert recommendations for how to be more energy efficient and save money. The cost is $50, but $20 will be donated back to First UU. Financial aid available!

 

 

Home Energy Audit includes:

  • A comprehensive evaluation of your home by a certified energy auditor
    (a $500 value)
  • A safety check of your gas furnace
  • Installation of free energy-saving products as needed
  • HUGE discounts when you complete recommended home improvements, which on average covers more than half the cost

 

You can sign up in Fellowship Hall this Sunday or online here:

SIGN UP FOR HOME ENERGY AUDIT

 
13
Apr
2018
DRE Search

smiling gameDRE Search - First UU Church of Columbus - Spring 2018

First UU has an opening for a Director of Religious Education for its robust Religious Exploration program. 

Send resumes to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . (You will receive a personal confirmation soon after submission.)

Job Description for DRE  [pdf] First UU Church of Columbus

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15
Feb
2018
Wake Now Our Vision

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The Wake Now Our Vision  (WNOV) Universalist Collaborative Campaign Legacy Challenge is a joint effort of the following UU institutions: the Unitarian Universalist Association, the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, Meadville Lombard Theological School, Starr King School for the Ministry, the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association, and the Church of the Larger Fellowship.

The UU Congregation at Shelter Rock recognizes the power of legacy giving and, through its incredible generosity, has offered a $5 million grant to incentivize 

new planned gifts. Its goal is to raise a total of $50 million in planned gifts by 2020. WNOV provides Unitarian Universalists with the opportunity to make a difference now and to shape the future of Unitarian Universalism for generations to come.

New legacy gift intentions designating one or more of the WNOV partner institutions above or First Unitarian Universalist Church as beneficiaries may be eligible for a 10% matching cash gift, up to $10,000.

Read more: Wake Now Our Vision
 
29
Jun
2017
First UU Video Welcome
 
 

Elevator Speeches from First UU members

The Unitarians believe in one God, not the trinity. The Universalists believe that salvation is universal. The two merged in 1961. We are known for welcoming LGBTQ individuals, families, and communities. We perform union ceremonies and marriages for couples regardless of gender. There is often some truth in humor. On Prairie Home Companion, Garrison Keeler often pokes fun at UUs. Listen and laugh along!
Rick Kritzer