First UU Columbus

A Welcoming Congregation

 
JAM Projects and Community Partners
Animal Ministry

The Unitarian Universalist Animal Ministry (UUAM) believes that ending the exploitation and abuse of animals is one of the most pressing moral issues of our time.

UUAM on Facebook

 
Athens County Appalachia Project

Athens County Appalachia Project is a charitable organization helping Souteast Ohio families meet their basic food, clothing and hygiene needs.
Contact: Jacques Angelino (614) 888-8052

 
B.R.E.A.D.

B.R.E.A.D. (Building Responsibility, Equality, and Dignity) is an interfaith consortium of more than 50 central Ohio faith congregations united to apply non-partisan political pressure to improve housing, health care, employment, education, and other poverty-related problems in central Ohio.
Contact: Alice Rathburn  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  (614) 895-2109

B.R.E.A.D web site

 
Care and Share Time Bank

Care and Share Time Bank (CSTB) is a Columbus, Ohio-based umbrella network of community groups based on Time Credits: the currency of equally-valued services, the exchange of which empowers individuals to utilize their assets, and to enhance their lives, neighborhood and communities.
Contacts: Alice Faryna This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  (614) 560-1732
                Michael Greenman This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  (614) 439-4768

Care and Share Timebank Facebook page
hOurworld web site

 
CRC (Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center)

CRC (Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center) serves North Columbus residents in need.  Volunteers are needed for various center activities
Contact: Marge Lynd  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  (614) 262-2730

CRC web site

 
Empty Bowls

Empty Bowls is an annual November project sponsored by the Columbus Dept. of Recreation and Parks and area churches. Features great soup, music, and homemade bowls. Proceeds go to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank.
Contact: Sherri Stubbs This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  (614) 577-9277

 
Fair Trade Coffee

Fair Trade Coffee is an Economic Globalization project with volunteers selling fair trade coffees, teas, nuts and chocolate every 3rd Sunday. 
Contact: Barbara Taylor  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

 
Faith Mission Dinners

Faith Mission Dinners cooks and serves meals twice monthly for those in need at Faith Mission and the Pater Noster House.
Contacts: Tom Dodge  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  (614) 471-2551 or Donna Greenman This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (614) 898-5825.

 
FCCFGG

FCCFGG (Franklin County Consortium for Good Government) sponsors candidates’ nights in neighborhood settings for local political races.
Contact: Cathy Elkins This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  (614) 267-5884

 
Heifer International

Heifer International is a nonprofit, interfaith organization working to end hunger and poverty while caring for the earth. Heifer provides animals and training to help impoverished families in more than 125 countries become more self-reliant.
Contact: Jacques Angelino (614) 888-8052

 
NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Foundation

NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Foundation supports and protects a woman’s right to make personal decisions regarding a full range of reproductive choices. These choices include preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children and choosing safe, legal abortion.

Contact: Jane Larson  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  (614) 766-4223

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Ohio Fair Food

Fair Food groups partner with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers to support and expand the Fair Food Program that protects farmworkers from abuse, exploitation, and modern-day slavery. Farmworkers, growers, and buyers who participate in the Fair Food Program ensure that workers receive fair wages and have decent working conditions. Ohio Fair Food, the local organizing group for the Fair Food Program, raises awareness about the FFP and takes actions calling on corporate buyers to join the Coalition of Immokalee Workers in their struggle.
Contact: Sue Carter This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (614) 459-0017

 
Ohio RCRC

Ohio RCRC (Ohio Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice) brings the moral power of religious communities to bear to ensure reproductive choice through education and advocacy.
Contact: Beth Jewell

 
OTSE
OTSE (Ohioans to Stop Executions), works to repeal the Ohio death penalty, through vigils, education, and lobbying.  Contact: Bill Fullarton
 
RESULTS
RESULTS is a grassroots advocacy group committed to creating the political will to end poverty. Become an effective voice for those who have no voice. Meets 2nd Saturday of month at noon. Contact: Ginnie Vogts
 
SPAN Ohio
SPAN Ohio (Single-Payer Action Network Ohio) advocates Universal Health Care under a single-payer model. Contact: Alice Faryna
See more details on www.spanohio.org
 
The UUJEC
The UUJEC (Unitarian Universalists for a Just Economic Community) is a national group of independent UU’s whose mission is to “engage, educate and activate UU’s to work for economic justice, recognizing that as people of faith in the struggle for justice, we are supporting and renewing our spiritual lives.” Contact: Michael Greenman
 
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
uusc logo2UUSC (Unitarian Universalist Service Committee) is our denominational development and human rights organization.  It supports a range of non-sectarian projects to and works with local grassroots organizations to empower poor and disenfranchised people throughout the world.  UUSC works in four areas: economic justice, human rights, environmental justice, and emergency relief.  Programs include Guest at Your Table during the Thanksgiving/Christmas season and Justice Sunday in the spring.

Find out about UUSC's work and become a member at www.uusc.org.

Contact: Marge Lynd
 
YWCA Family Center
The YWCA Family Center provides transitional housing and needed services to families with the goal of enabling them to become self-sufficient. First UU provides a taco bar at the Center each 4th Friday. Contact: Cathy McCutcheon