First UU Columbus

A Welcoming Congregation

Monday, November 19, 2018


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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Flying Spaghetti Monster Benefit Dinner

fsm stainedFirst UU Church Atheists Skeptics and Humanists (ASH) and its sister groups of the Columbus Coalition of Reason are hosting the 7th Annual Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM) Benefit Dinner.

Come help us feed hungry people in Central Ohio at the 7th annual Flying Spaghetti Monster Benefit Dinner. The event features a spaghetti dinner, bake sale, silent auction, raffle and entertainment to raise money and collect food donations for the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. Adult dinner $10, $5 for youngsters ages 14 and under (cash/check). Carry Out will also be available.

Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM here at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus at 93 West Weisheimer Road in Clintonville. 


All Soles Contra & Square Dance


All Soles is a monthly social dance held at First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus, Ohio. We dance a combination of contras and squares.

Intergenerational, beginner-friendly, welcoming contra dance. No partner needed! New dancers are welcome!

Cost: $8 ($4 for age 12-25). All money goes to pay musicians and callers.

Please bring your own refillable water bottle, and dress in lightweight, loose clothing. 'Potluck' snack table, free childcare, and warm, welcoming dancers. Children who are able to join in the dancing are welcome.image


Dances are from 8:00 to 10:30. If you're new to contra, come at 7:30 for a brief introductory group session. All dances are walked-through and cued by the caller. No experience needed, you will be warmly welcomed into our dance community.

We have a new Facebook Page where you can find out about upcoming dances.

Join a Covenant Group at First UU!



COMMITMENT to a shared spiritual journey

In CONNECTION with others

In beloved COMMUNITY



If you are new to First UU, our Covenant Groups are small groups of community members who join together twice monthly to reflect on the joys and challenges of living as meaningfully as possible. The groups build community and are a great way to get to know other First UUers. The groups of 8-10 meet twice monthly between October and June. Contact Rev. Eric ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 267-4946 ext. 23) with any questions or sign up here online.




“Being a new member, this has been a great way for me to feel more connected.”
“Our time together feels special. The way we treat one another, the sacred setting, even the fact that I know my group members will show up each meeting and even be on time! That is special.”
“I am astounded at the swiftness and depth of connection within our group.”
“I look forward to spending time with my group, in talking and especially in the stillness.”



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
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Elevator Speeches from First UU members

Our church is a religious community that cares more about how we are together, in this lifetime, than we do about the existence of gods, goddesses, or what happens after we die.  We encourage each other towards meaningful and just lives and seek to be more comfortable with questions than we are with answers.  This is a faith that summons and strengthens our courage to richly and deeply LIVE.
Ruby Linhan