First UU Columbus

A Welcoming Congregation

Monday, April 23, 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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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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Earth Day Sunday!

ohio iplThis Sunday April 22 on Earth Day , First UU is partnering with Columbia Gas of Ohio and Ohio Interfaith Power & Light to help us put our love for our planet into action. Sign up to get a Home Energy Audit, complete with expert recommendations for how to be more energy efficient and save money. The cost is $50, but $20 will be donated back to First UU. Financial aid available!



Home Energy Audit includes:

  • A comprehensive evaluation of your home by a certified energy auditor
    (a $500 value)
  • A safety check of your gas furnace
  • Installation of free energy-saving products as needed
  • HUGE discounts when you complete recommended home improvements, which on average covers more than half the cost


You can sign up in Fellowship Hall this Sunday or online here:


DRE/MRE Search

smiling gameMRE / DRE Search - First UU Church of Columbus - Spring 2018

First UU has an opening for a Director or Minister of Religious Education for its robust Religious Exploration program. 

Resumes are requested by Fri, May 11. Send to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . (You will receive a personal confirmation soon after submission.)

Job Description for MRE-DRE Search - [pdf] First UU Church of Columbus

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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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Our church is a religious community that cares more about how we are together, in this lifetime, than we do about the existence of gods, goddesses, or what happens after we die.  We encourage each other towards meaningful and just lives and seek to be more comfortable with questions than we are with answers.  This is a faith that summons and strengthens our courage to richly and deeply LIVE.
Ruby Linhan