First UU Columbus

A Welcoming Congregation

Monday, October 20, 2014


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

Monday, October 20
3:00 pm- 5:00 pm

Creative Open Studio

Monday, October 20
7:00 pm-10:00 pm

UU Dance Fellowship

Monday, October 20
7:00 pm- 9:00 pm

Building Your Own Theology

Monday, October 20
7:00 pm- 9:00 pm

Program Council

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All Are Welcome

rainbowAs 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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Church Directory Time!

directorypageIt's time for the new church directory! Avoid the rush and schedule your photo session appointment online. We look forward to seeing you!

Photo sessions will be held October 14-18th, Novermber 18-20th, and November 28th & 29th.

Click here to schedule your appointment

First UU Art News

"Monochromes and Anecdotes", photographs by Thom Pegan are on view in the First UU Gallery and Worship Center. Take a moment to enjoy his art and read the stories of his wonderful work. This show will run through the end of August.

ARTISTS, ARTISTS! Get ready for the annual September-October members exhibition called "Life Changes." Take-in will be August 24th after the service. Please email Deb Baillieul ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) with your intention to participate.

POETS, POETS! Get ready for the response to the September October artists show called "Life Changes". Poems will be read at First Friday, October 3, at 7:30.

Auction Tickets Available

2014 First UU Auction Fundraiser

Spook a palooza!

Saturday, October 25th 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Buy Tickets Now and Save! We need volunteers!

Discounted tickets are on sale at the auction table in Fellowship Hall after each Sunday service, and we are also distributing printed catalogs.

Visit to see some of the wonderful donations available this year.  If you've bought a ticket, you can login and start bidding online now.

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.

For many years, I attended services at the First UU Church.  I was attracted to their message because it was one of inclusion, everyone is welcome and everyone is part of the UU family. They make no judgments.  I was so impressed by the knowledge I gained about many other religions.  The church encourages understanding of other beliefs and some services actually draw from other faiths.  I am also drawn to the church because its members don't just talk about injustice in the world, they actually form social action groups who pursue justice.  When the First UU church established an Animal Ministry, I immediately joined because they had found my passion. Karen Squires
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