First UU Columbus

A Welcoming Congregation

 
Thursday, June 21, 2018

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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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03
Jun
2018
Our New DRE

mount photoIntroducing our next Director of Religious Exploration, Elizabeth Mount

Elizabeth Mount is a Candidate for UU Ministry joining us after completion of a Master of Divinity degree at Meadville Lombard Theological School. They just finished a two-year internship at the First Universalist Church of Denver, a multi-minister congregation of a similar size to First UU Columbus.

As a lifelong UU, Elizabeth has seen the transformative possibility of religious exploration programming. They want to continue fostering such a nurturing environment, utilizing skills from years of experience in education, activism, conference planning, and UU church work. In collaboration with this congregation, Elizabeth is excited to create community, work for justice, and engage diversity.

Prior to entering seminary, Elizabeth was an organizer with environmental and Latinx community projects in Western North Carolina and Guatemala. They bring strengths in organizational work, volunteer management, and multigenerational community building.

They participate in ongoing work on climate change, anti-racism, and disaster relief within and beyond Unitarian Universalism. Additional interests include rereading all of Octavia Butler’s novels, weaving, playing Ingress, and climbing rocks, trees… and the occasional bridge.

 
03
Jun
2018
2018 Annual Congregational Meeting
Written by Brian Hagemann   
Sunday, 03 June 2018 00:00

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Annual Meeting
Sunday June 3rd at 11:30am (following the 10am service)

We encourage everyone to attend our annual meeting.  Members will be hearing about the 2018 church year from elected leadership.

  • 2018 Annual Report [pdf]

We will also be asking the membership to approve the FY2018 proposed budget.

 

 
15
Feb
2018
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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Jun
2017
First UU Video Welcome
 
 

Elevator Speeches from First UU members

We have a doctrine, a sacrament and a prayer, but they are all actions.  Love is the doctrine of my church.  The quest for truth is our sacrament.  Service is our prayer.  We try to dwell together in peace, to seek knowledge in freedom and to serve human need.  All the rest is commentary.
David Krohn