First UU Columbus

A Welcoming Congregation

Wednesday, July 23, 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

Wednesday, July 23
7:00 pm-10:00 pm

Board of Trustees

Wednesday, July 23
7:00 pm- 9:00 pm

Paper Iris Folding

Wednesday, July 23
7:30 pm- 9:00 pm

Men's Spirituality

Wednesday, July 23
7:30 pm- 9:30 pm

Women's Spirituality

Thursday, July 24
9:30 am-10:30 am

Improvisational Dance

Thursday, July 24
4:00 pm- 5:00 pm

Harry Potter Alliance Youth Group

Thursday, July 24
7:00 pm- 9:30 pm

Expressive Collage (Closed)

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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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Annual Report Available

The 2014 Annual Report is available here.  More to come regarding the results of the 2014 Congregational Meeting.

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.

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.

Labor Day Retreat in Hocking Hills

First UU Church Annual Labor Day Retreat at Camp Oty' Okwa Sat,Aug 31 to Mon, Sept 2. Wonderful for families, singles or couples. Workshops, hiking, crafts, community building! Sign up by Sunday August 17.  Online Registration or Paper Registration Check out the Labor Day Retreat table in Fellowship Hall or contact Julie Pinsonneault, 447-8407 or _ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  (Remove underscore) , or Deb McGuire. View a Sample Schedule or Labor Day FAQs

Our church is like a deeply rooted tree amongst other trees in the forest of the living. I am a branch, respecting the space of other branches.  We are nurtured by the same soil. Wind, rain, sun and ice touch us differently.  We grow at our own rate, bearing beauty. At times stripped to our essence, we evolve into a new vibrancy. Trees are a wonder. The UU Church is a wonder. Each of us is a gift. Kay Fisher

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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