First UU Columbus

A Welcoming Congregation

Tuesday, July 26, 2016


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

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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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Rev. Jennifer Brooks - Rain, Thunder, Lightning

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Henry Green in Columbus. Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge. Then Philando Castille in Minneapolis. These names are at the end of a long list of Black men killed by police while cooperating, fleeing, or held under restraint. It is not an executable offense to cooperate, flee, or struggle when held to the ground.

And now this: early today a peaceful Black Lives Matter rally in Dallas ended with sniper fire aimed at police. Five officers are dead. It is not an executable offense to be a police officer in uniform.

It is not illegal to drive through a white neighborhood while black (Philando Castille); though it is illegal to drive with a broken tail light, usually the penalty involves a ticket and a fine.

People say: But they were carrying handguns. And in Dallas, it appears the snipers openly carried rifles, “long guns.” In nearly every state in America, it’s legal to carry hand guns and long guns. Openly. Only six states forbid open carry.

I can’t help but wonder: If I were carrying a licensed handgun, would I die at a traffic stop? I’m almost certain the answer is no. But I’m also certain that my son, who is Black, could die in a traffic stop, even though he will never, ever carry a handgun.

Read more: Rev. Jennifer Brooks - Rain, Thunder, Lightning
UUA Response on Orlando

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Orlando Mass Shooting: UUA President Horrified, Thoughts are with Victims, Community

UUA President the Rev. Peter Morales issued this statement in response to the tragic night club shooting in Orlando, FL:  "Like people everywhere, I am horrified and distraught at the news of the killings at an Orlando gay night club. What is even more distressing is that this is but the latest in a long line of mass shootings. Our thoughts go to the victims, both the dead and the survivors, and the people close to them. May they find comfort and strength."

<Click here to read the full statement from the UUA>


Labor Day Retreat in Hocking Hills

First UU Church Annual Labor Day Retreat at Camp Oty' Okwa Sat, Sep 3 to Mon, Sept 5, 2016. Wonderful for families, singles or couples. Workshops, hiking, crafts, community building! Sign up by Sunday August 21.  

Sign up on-line.  Check out the Labor Day Retreat table in Fellowship Hall or contact Beth McCreary, 850-1463   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   or Julie Pinsonneault, 447-8407 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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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