First UU Columbus

A Welcoming Congregation

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Age Time  
18 months to 3 years



Toddler Care – Young ones are welcomed in the Toddler-2-3s room by a professional child care provider. Church volunteers assist and parents are welcome to stay.
Ages 3 to 5



Chalice Children - creates a sense of belonging. It features UU chants and fingerplays and provides an introduction to sharing circles. Parent may elect either Chalice for 5 years olds. At 11 the option is Web of Life; at 9:15 the option is Love Surrounds Us.



9:15 only

Love Surrounds Us - explores all the Principles in the context of Beloved Community of family/home, school, neighborhood. Activities emphasize the love we feel in community and projects that provide opportunities to act on that love. Look at the lesson plans.
Age 5



Web of Life –Preschoolers and Kindergarteners explore nature outdoors every week, answer the Big Questions through observing the cycles of nature and through reading Charlotte's Web, and begin to understand the meaning of our 7th Principle. Will require dress appropriate for the weather, as they go outside almost every Sunday.

Grades2-4 @ 9:15

Grades 1 & 2 at 11


Love Will Guide Us - explores the UU Sources as guides for life. The emphasis is on love, as the group explores the Big Questions. Faith in Action projects are featured. Look at the lesson plans.
Grades 3 & 4 11 am Love Connects Us explores the important ways UUs live our faith in covenanted community. Moved by love and gathered in spirit, we embrace our responsibility toward one another and the world at large. We encourage one another's search for truth and meaning. We strive to be active in peace-making and other efforts to improve our world. Features Faith in Action projects. Look at the lesson plans.
Grade 5 11 am
Riddle & Mystery & Sections on Judaism from Bibleodion
Riddle focuses on the Big Questions. It is followed by an interactive introduction to important stories in the Hebrew Bible that explores answers to those questions that may be found in interpretations of the Hebrew Bible. Skits, role-play (such as investigating the Cain/Abel crime scene) and doodle books are featured. Look at Riddle lesson plans.

Grades 5 & 6 @ 9:15

Grades 6 & 7 @ 11


Heeding the Call: Qualities of a Justice Maker - replaces Race To Justice. It not only explores linked oppressions in our society, but also encourages participants towards personal growth in values that counteract the marginalization of others. Concrete tools are given, such as how to be a good ally, and tips on the language of conflict resolution. The group will complete a justice project. Look at the lesson plans

Grade 8 11am Our Whole Lives (OWL) – OWL gives participants skills and practice in living their Unitarian Universalist values in the real world using a subject that grabs and holds their interest – sexuality. It helps them make informed and responsible decisions about sexual health and behavior. It helps clarify values, build interpersonal skills and under the spiritual, emotional and social aspects of sexuality, as well as providing biological and sociological facts. Parents must attend an orientation session. Participants must agree to regular attendance. This is a closed group. No new participants will be added during the year. Read about Our Whole Lives
Grade 9 11 am Coming of Age –This rite-of-passage program is designed to encourage Unitarian Universalist participants to explore their own religious beliefs and learn more about living as a UU both within this congregation and in the larger world. At the end of the program participants will be invited to join the church. The worship service that the group creates to share their expressions of faith is a highlight of the congregation's worship year. Parents must attend and orientation session. Participants must agree to regular attendance. This is a closed group. No new participants will be added during the year.
Grade 9 -12 11 am
High School OWL – A values-based comprehensive sexuality education class. The team is developing the curriculum to meet the needs of the individuals in the group and to add up-to-date information that includes the changes that electronics have brought.The last two years relationships have been featured. Read about OWL
Grade 9 -12 11am Jan-Apr High School Covenant Group: Sharing the Journey– incorporates topics of significance to high school youth in a format that is natural to them. UU youth build strong communities, with shared responsibility, intimacy and ultimacy.This group ministry models shared leadership with youth co-leading. It will also incorporate technology to enhance the communication in ways that youth know.
Grade 1


8 or 9 weeks

Our Whole Lives (OWL) – age-appropriate, values-based sexuality education. At this level the emphasis is on the birth story and all possible ways children become a part of families are covered; our wonderful bodies and how to care for them; families; and safety. We will determine whether we have one or two classes based on registration. Parents attendance at Orientation required. Read about OWL
 Grades 5 & 6  9 am Jan - March
8 or 9 weeks
 Our Whole Lives (OWL) - age-appropriate, values-based sexuality education that features the changes of puberty, relationships, the spectrum of sexuality, and decisionmaking and values clarification skills. Parents attendance at Orientation required. Read about OWL.