First UU Columbus

A Welcoming Congregation


Winter Weather Information

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If a decision is made to cancel or postpone meetings, events or church services due to inclement weather, this will be communicated here and through our church-wide email list. Cancellation decisions are dictated both by the timing and severity of weather conditions. We will close for City of Columbus Level 2 weather emergencies.  Most often, however, the church will be open for services as planned regardless of the weather.

If you are cancelling a meeting, let your folks know as soon as possible and email to let us know.

We encourage you to be safe and to use your best judgement when deciding whether or not to come to church services or activities during extreme winter weather events.


Monday, February 19, 2018


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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Planned Giving Matching Opportunity

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.

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Auction 2018 a Big Success!
Written by Jim Pinkham   
Friday, 10 February 2017 00:00

auction superheroes2018 First UU Auction Fundraiser

Our Bidding on the Side of Love Auction was a great success and we all had a blast!  Thanks to everyone for their attendance, donations, and generous support.

It looks like we knocked it out of the park - at this point we have raised over $34,000 - well over our $30,000 budget goal.  Hooray!!!

There are still some open spots at various events we will sell for the next two Sundays 2/18 and 2/25 in Fellowship Hall.  You can also settle up there if you missed checkout.

In addition to those who provided food and donated wonderful events, services, and items (too many to list here), please join us in appreciating the hearty team efforts from everyone who helped make it all run so smoothly!

Your efforts are very much appreciated - Thank You All!!


2018 Auction Team Chair

Cathy O'Neil

Auction Team Members

Danya Furda, Sharon Hammersley, Paula Hook, Kitty Durham Jones, Maureen Keyhani, MaryLou MacDonald, Peggy McKee, Jim Pinkham, Nancy Rafert, Candee Rothert, Jeannie Sperling, Carole Wilhelm

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Elevator Speeches from First UU members

We're a congregation without an imposed creed or set of beliefs. Instead, we are expected to ask questions. Some of us look to the wisdom of the world's religions, some the understandings provided by science. We recognize there is no singular truth, but rather many rich answers. Our community is a supportive community. We seek to live our core principles: respect for the dignity and worth of every person, justice, equity in human relations, and respect for the natural world.
Tom Baillieul