First UU Columbus

A Welcoming Congregation

Friday, March 27, 2015


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

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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Justice Week 2015

colorful crowd edit2Justice Week is an annual event where we learn about justice-making right here in Columbus, Ohio. This year we will be building a movement around economic justice and racial justice. First UU partners with local organizations to learn from young adult activists organizing all over our city to promote racial and economic justice.

This year, our partners are Will Petrik and the Ohio Student Association. Will Petrik is a local organizer who has experience with economic justice statewide in the state of Ohio. He is currently running for a City Council position and will be helping our youth discern where economic injustice lies in our local community. The Ohio Student Association is a coalition of young people working together in an intergenerational movement for racial, social, economic, and educational justice. We will be visiting their Freedom Schools program and learning more about the work they are doing to raise minimum wage.

Click HERE to Read More About Justice Week 2015 and Register!

Green Activities at First UU

greenchaliceFrom the Green Team: First UU is on 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.  For more information on this initiative, check out the UUA's Green Sanctuary Program here.

Other new activities of the Green Team include LED Lighting renovation, pursuit of solar panels for electric generation on site and other aspects of a proposal that First UU become a carbon-neutral facility.  LEED certification for Existing Buildings is also being looked at.  With these efforts and others we can live out our 7th prinicipal as we look to educate and address climate change in the way we do business.

All church members and organizations will be invited to participate, and the Green Team is looking for ideas and hands as we move toward a more sustainable church operation.  Please help us by becoming part of this effort!  Contact Brian Hagemann This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to get 'plugged in'.


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
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