First UU Columbus

A Welcoming Congregation

Tuesday, December 01, 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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2016 Auction Donations Needed

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2016 First UU Auction Fundraiser

Spring Fever - bring on the green!
Saturday, February 20th 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Your donations are important!


DONATE NOW: Visit or fill out a form at the auction table in Fellowship Hall after each Sunday service.

The deadline is January 31st for donations to be in the printed catalog.

UU General Assembly 2016 Justice Project

The Unitarian Universalist General Assembly is
June 22-26 here in Columbus, Ohio!

The theme for GA 2016 will be Heart Land: Where Faiths Connect and the Social Witness Theme is Racial Justice. The world is increasingly multi-faith. People are crossing borders of religion and spiritual practice to create wholeness in their lives individually and collectively. The racial justice public witness event will engage UUs with local partners. General Assembly 2016 will assemble leaders and communities of many faiths to worship together, learn from one another, and create a new vision of faith that no longer divides us, but connects us to an interdependent future that works for all.

Nominations are now open for the 2016 Service Project
(see below for information and form)

Every year the General Assembly supports a service project to benefit the local community with a free will donation collected during the Sunday service.  Video, audio, printed or other materials tell the organization’s story at the time of the offering.

Read more: UU General Assembly 2016 Justice Project
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

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