First UU Columbus

A Welcoming Congregation

Saturday, December 16, 2017


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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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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Celebrate the Holidays with First UU

Come!  Celebrate the holidays with us at First UU.  We are a liberal religious community where all are welcome.  Our holiday schedule includes:

Special Holiday Services

  • Sorrow of the Season Service, Wednesday, December 6th at 7pm
  • Many Perspectives on Hope, Sunday, December 10th at 9:15am & 11am
  • Lighting the Dark, Sunday, December 17th at 9:15am & 11am

Winter Choral Concert

  • Sunday, December 17th at 4pm

Christmas Eve Services

  • Sunday morning worship, December 24th at 10am
  • Family Celebration, December 24th at 5:30pm
  • Evening Candlelight Celebration, December 24th at 8pm

New Years Eve Service

  • Sunday morning worship, December 31st at 10am
2017 Labyrinth at First UU Church


Once again, First Unitarian Universalist Church will spread out the 11-circuit Chartres Cathedral Labyrinth canvas in the sanctuary between Christmas an New Year!  Many UU members, friends, and neighbors have enjoyed the calm serenity and contemplation they can experience in this amazing environment.

The journal available for comments has included some heartfelt and poignant statements (anonymously):

  • “I trod a labyrinth nearly 14 years ago to begin my fight against uterine cancer.  I am well, and cherish this opportunity to remind myself of my continuing journey”;
  • “Slowing down and seeking wisdom in the labyrinth always brings me back to my core values.  I find clarity in the embrace of the winding path to center and back out into the world”;
  • “Thank you – look forward to this every New Year’s Day”.


Labyrinth Schedule December 26th - January 1st

  • December 26th - 30th: 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • New Years Eve, December 31st: 7:00pm to midnight
  • New Years Day, January 1st: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Elevator Speeches from First UU members

I believe there is one (Unitarian) life-giving force in the universe to which we are all (Universalist) necessarily connected.  Unitarian Universalists gather in community to celebrate this connectedness and to encourage behavior that respects and cares for all life and the environment upon which we depend.  We respect all the religious traditions that promote love and peace in the world, but we don't believe any one of them is absolute truth.
Beth McCreary