First UU Columbus

A Welcoming Congregation

 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Chalice_Lighting-smWELCOME TO OUR COMMUNITY!

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 empowered in our transforming commitments of greater loving, wider justice and deeper happiness.

Please join us as we create community, grow in spirituality, practice charity and strive for Social Justice. We welcome you in your struggles, your doubts and your dreams.

 

Today's Events

Tuesday, April 15
7:00 pm- 8:30 pm

Zen Meditation

Tuesday, April 15
7:00 pm- 9:00 pm

Stewardship Committee

Tuesday, April 15
7:30 pm- 9:30 pm

Finance Committee

Tuesday, April 15
7:45 pm- 9:00 pm

Spirit of Life Choir Rehearsal

Wednesday, April 16
9:30 am-11:00 am

Covenant Group Steering Team

Wednesday, April 16
7:00 pm- 9:00 pm

UU Animal Ministry

Wednesday, April 16
7:00 pm- 9:30 pm

Personnel Committee

Wednesday, April 16
7:30 pm- 9:00 pm

Men's Spirituality

Wednesday, April 16
7:30 pm- 9:30 pm

Women's Spirituality


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All Are Welcome

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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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Green and Growing Capital Campaign
The congregation voted in June 2013 to conduct a Capital Campaign with the following priorities:
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  • Worship Center roof, window, and door replacement
  • Renovation of restrooms and corridors
  • RE classroom addition
  • Retire mortgage, saving $55,000 per year, and use a portion of the savings to fund the Rev. Dr. Mark L. Belletini ministerial internship
  • Challenge Goal to incorporate green facility and renewable energy capital projects.


Learn more at the Green and Growing Capital Campaign website.

 
Reproductive Justice Trip


First UU and NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio are partnering with our high school youth will tp take a Justice Trip right here to Columbus, OH to learn about Reproductive Justice June 16th through 21st.  

Our youth expressed an interest in women's rights issues and reproductive justice. First UU has undertaken reproductive justice as a study-action issue following the 2012 Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly. Our justice trip this year is staying local because justice starts at home, because we need local justice efforts based in our own communities, and because there is PLENTY of reproductive justice work to be done in our own state.

 

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We will be hosting a panel, engaging in storytelling about how Reproductive Justice affects our lives, and taking a 1-day field trip to Cleveland, OH.  This field trip will include: visiting Pre-Term a non-profit abortion clinic, visiting the Dittrick Medical History Center and Museum to see their exhibit "Virtue, Vice, and Contraband: A History of Contraception in America," and meeting some of our United Church of Christ neighbors who helped co-create the Our Whole Lives Program.  At the end of the week, we will be marching in the Pride Parade as well as tabling for NARAL Pro Choice Ohio to ensure a reproductive justice presence at Pride this year.

Our Justice Trips are open to youth in grades 9-12.  If you are a high school senior who just graduated, you are welcome to register.  We will be meeting most days from 10:00am-5:00pm, with the exception of Thursday, June 19th, when we travel to Cleveland, OH.

 

TO REGISTER, please click this link.  Registrations are due by April 30th.

 

Read more: Reproductive Justice Trip
 
A Green Sanctuary at First UU?

greenchaliceFrom the Green Team: First UU is starting a journey to achieve certification as a "Green Sanctuary" under UUA criteria. The Board of Trustees has designated the church's Green Team as coordinator of this effort. All church members and organizations will be invited to participate, and the Green Team is looking for YOUR ideas and hands as we move toward a sustainable church operation.

For more information on this initiative, check out the UUA's Green Sanctuary Program here.


Please help us by becoming part of this effort!  Contact Tom Baillieul, Green Team Chair, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 614-447-1223.

 
We have a doctrine, a sacrament and a prayer, but they are all actions.  Love is the doctrine of my church.  The quest for truth is our sacrament.  Service is our prayer.  We try to dwell together in peace, to seek knowledge in freedom and to serve human need.  All the rest is commentary. David Krohn

Congregational Survey

How well is our congregation serving the needs and interests of our members and friends, and the wider community?  What areas of congregational life are most important to you?  How would you assess the overall health of our congregational life?  These are the questions that our Biennial Congregational Survey is designed to address, and your participation is essential!

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