Middle Hour is Here

Come Early. Stay Late.

Every Sunday
from 10:10โ€“10:45am between service

Not good at small talk? Want something to go with your coffee? Want to connect in smaller groups?

Come experience Middle Hour! Moving the first service to 9:00 am provided us with more opportunities to engage with members, friends, and guests. The Middle Hour includes a wide variety of activities including short presentations, discussions of important topics, learning opportunities, and artistic endeavors in visual arts, music, and movement. All sessions are open to everyone. No sign-up required. Read Tuesday Talk, Friday Announcements, and the Sunday Order of Service for topic information.




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Brief Description

Creative Expressions

Room B
(near kitchen)

Every Sunday

Open to all to do small crafts, draw, write, etc.



Every Sunday

Short sample sessions for new groups, classes, covenant groups, etc.

Table Top Conversations


Beach Hall (by the windows)

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Every Sunday


Intentional area for focused conversations (topics change weekly)

Getting to Know UU


Slowter Lounge


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Every Sunday

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Introduction to UU and our church



Room #301 (old room #7)

First Sunday

Speaker followed by Q&A
Sample topics: journalism, current events, UU History, etc.

Learning Labs

Room #301 (old room #7)

Second Sunday

Hands on interactive sessions
Ex. reading music, personal finances, racial justice, gardening

Theme Talks


Room #301 (old room #7)

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Third Sunday


Facilitated discussion on monthly themes or sermon topics

Music and Movement

Room #301 (old room #7)

Fourth Sunday

Participatory arts like singing, dancing. No experience necessary.

Town Halls


Beach Hall or Sanctuary

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3โ€“4 times/year


Conversations led by our Board of Trustees

If you attend the first service, grab a cup of coffee and participate in Middle Hour. Second service folks, come before 10:10 for a Middle Hour experience. Middle Hour will start on time!

We recognize that this scheduling might cause a larger parking crunch, so we encourage you to park in the High Street (Panera) lot, use the bus, walk, ride a bike, or carpool.

If you would like to suggest a topic or speaker, volunteer, facilitate, lead a Forum or other group, let Tony Skrabak (middlehour@firstuucolumbus.org) or one of the ministers or staff know. The Middle Hour is designed for you. Enjoy!