First UU Columbus

A Welcoming Congregation

 
Thursday, November 20, 2014

Chalice_Lighting-smWELCOME TO OUR COMMUNITY!

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.

 

Donate now to the First UU Holiday Appeal using PayPal or your credit card

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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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Church Directory - Last Chance!

directorypageIt's time for the new church directory!  PLEASE help us make this a great resource for our church community by being included.  We look forward to seeing you!

Remaining photo sessions will be held November 18-20th, and November 28th & 29th.

Click here to schedule your appointment

 
Holiday Appeal - 2015

At the holiday time of year, our thoughts often turn to gifts. Your monetary donation to Holiday Appeal helps sustain the gift of our spiritual home, caring community and social justice ministries. With the multitude of choices for our spending dollars, what other gifts can make our lives more precious and meaningful, all while helping to affect the world around us?

The requested donation is $75 per member/friend, or more or less as you are able. 

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Donate now to this year's Holiday Appeal using PayPal and your credit card.

Just Click on the PayPal Donate  button:

 

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OR you can increase your pledge (12.50 a month for 6 months)

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OR place your check in the collection basket or mail it to the church (put "Holiday Appeal" on memo line)

The Holiday Appeal goal this year is to raise $15,000. To show appreciation for all we have been given, the first $1,000 will be donated to local and global families in need through Clintonville Resource Center.  (The CRCC helps those in need in our community. They provide assistance through a food pantry, child and youth programs, senior services and kinship care program. )

The Stewardship Committee

 
Exclusive Showing - PlanEAT!

Planeat Poster-FirstUU2The award winning film PLANEAT addresses the importance of people's diets in relation to health and the environment, while supplying practical ideas on how to bring about positive change. The UU Animal Ministry is sponsoring a free screening PLANEAT at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 17 in Room 8 of the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 93 West Weisheimer Road.

 
Green Activities 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.  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 YOUR ideas and hands as we move toward a more sustainable church operation.  Please help us by becoming part of this effort!  Contact Tim Hooks, Green Team Chair, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 614-447-1223.

 
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