Announcements 11/1/19

THIS SUNDAY, November 3: Rev. Dr. Marian Stewart will present “Please Report Suspicious (Religious) Activity.” Are we afraid of what is different? Curious? As we delve into our Unitarian Universalist third source, wisdom from the world’s religions, we lift up what has informed our own faith. We’ll also explore how does religion help us going forward.

8:30am  Sunday Breakfast (Rooms A/B)

9:00am/11:00am  Worship Celebration (Sanctuary)

10:10am  Middle Hour:
– Creative Expressions (Room B, near the kitchen): self-guided experience with crafts, drawing, writing…
– Tabletop Conversations (Beach Hall, near the windows): intentional conversations on an evolving set of topics
– Learning Lab (Room 301): Forum: Richard Sweeney, Jung Association of Central Ohio

10:20am  Peace Pals (Room 402)

11:00am  Coming of Age Class (Slowter Lounge)

12:30pm  Art Reception (Lobby/Sanctuary)Food Insecurity Working Group(Library)

6:30pm  Millennial Covenant Group (Room 302)
A Pastoral Team member will be near the Caring Table in Beach Hall after each service as a compassionate listener or to arrange a hospital or home visit.

Are you visiting with us and would you like to know more about the congregation? Please stop by the Welcome Table in Beach Hall after the service for information about Unitarian Universalism and First UU. You may also contact Kelli McNeal,, with any questions.

Interested in programs for children, youth, and families? Contact Amber Scott,

If you’d like to schedule a meeting with a minister, Amber Scott, Kelli McNeal, or a Pastoral Team member can help you.

The Engagement Catalog is available at the Visitor’s Center in the lobby. It lists the groups and activities of the congregation this fall. If you would like an electronic copy, please email Kelli McNeal,

NEXT SUNDAY, November 10: Rev. Dr. Marian Stewart will present “Auction Sermon: Letters of Hope.” The world is challenging and, at times, we don’t know where to turn. The question for today is: Where do you find hope? If you were to write a letter about hope to younger generation(s), what wisdom would you offer? Email your letter (100-250 words) to Rev. Marian, We will include as many as we can in our service.

TONIGHT, November 1: Harry Potter First Friday, 6:30-9pm. Please join us for a potluck and Harry Potter-themed activities. Get sorted into a Hogwarts house, and then choose your wand (or will it choose you?). Potion making, spells, Quidditch tag, and more! Enjoy Hogsmeade favourites for dinner: bangers & mash, Shepherd’s Pie (including vegetarian) and, of course, Butterbeer. We’ll have activities for all ages, including adults! Dress up if you like. Patricia Boughton


For contact information for any of these events, please contact the church office at 614-267-4946 ext. 21 or

The Long, Strange, Trip—Our UU History
– Parts I, II and III: Wednesdays, November 6, 13, and 20. 7:30pm, Room A/B.
– Parts IV, V and VI: Wednesdays, January 8, 15, and 22. 7:30pm, Room A/B.
Led by Dana Reynolds, retired UU minister. This is a great way to learn about our UU development throughout the centuries. The series is ideal for those new to Unitarian Universalism, but it promises new surprises for those who have been UUs for a long time. In each session, we will view the DVD and have a discussion. For childcare, please call or email at least seven days prior. Dana Reynolds

UU Justice Ohio 2019 Annual Assembly: Envision Justice    Saturday, November 9, 10am-4pm, at Methodist Theological School, Delaware, Ohio. Featuring Rev. Dr. Jack Sullivan, Executive Director, Ohio Council of Churches: “Where There Is a Vision of Love and Justice, People Flourish.” Workshops on Transgender Justice, Immigration, Gerrymandering/Fair Voting Maps, Poverty and discussion of “Those Things that Divide Us.” Lunch provided by MTSO’s excellent farm-to-table program and includes vegan, vegetarian, and omnivore options. Register today at

Plan now, die later. For end of life planning, come to the information session by the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Central Ohio. Sunday, November 10, 12:30pm, in Room 301. Cathy Elkins

Interested in finding out more about membership at First UU? We have an upcoming opportunity to learn what it means to become a member of our great community and the numerous ways to get involved in the congregation. Join us Wednesday, November 13, from 6-9pm. Register here: or email Kelli McNeal ( if you have any questions.

Jung Association of Central Ohio workshops    Friday, November 15, 7-9pm and Saturday, November 16, 9am-1:15pm. Hosted by, and in conjunction with, First UU. Jungian analyst James Hollis, Ph.D. will speak on Living More Fully in the Shadow of Mortality (Friday) and The Unfinished Business of the Second Half of the Journey (Saturday). Register at or 614-291-8050. First UU members/friends can register at JACO member prices. Rev. Kathleen Fowler

Covenant Group registration open! Interested in being part of a small group of other First UUers who share their experiences with the joys and challenges of life? Groups meet twice each month. To register, go to the link on the First UU website under the Connections menu. Rev. Eric Meter,

Feed My Sheep food pantry  It’s Thanksgiving Turkey Drive time. Stop by our table in Beach Hall to see how to help by November 24. November is also Dandy Diapers month. We need child and adult diapers. We also need peanut butter, feminine hygiene products, dog/cat food, children’s books, and all sizes of coats, gloves, mittens, scarves, sweaters, and blankets. Jacques Angelino

Concert for a Cause   Saturday, November 9, 7pm. Just North UCC, 2040 West Henderson Rd. $20 adults/$40 family/under 12 free. Tickets: and at door. To benefit a Honduran family living at Just North UCC while they pursue asylum. The concert stars award-winning singer-songwriter, Sally Fingerett, with the duo Sirens and emcee Eric Gnezda. Co-sponsored by First UU and Just North UCC. Wear your yellow “LOVE” T-shirts!

UU Art   Enjoy the Art Quilt Alliance display “Breaking with Tradition: altered quilt blocks and mandalas,” through December 29 in the Sanctuary and Lobby. First UU quilters are Marty Cicchinelli, Nancy McDonald, Laurel Richardson, and Deb Baillieul.

SYC Auction   Friday, November 8, 6:30pm. Enjoy an evening for grown-ups. Peruse the diverse offerings and bid! Childcare available for $10 while space is available. Full details at or email

Neighboring Faiths (For Adults): Tomorrow, Monday, November 4, we will have De De Brags from the Central Ohio Center for Pragmatic Buddhism speak to us on Buddhism. The program is from 7–8:30pm in Slowter Lounge. There is no pre-registration necessary – just show up! Then, on Saturday, November 9 at 10am we will visit the Central Ohio Center for Pragmatic Buddhism, 1225 Dublin Road, Suite 030, Columbus, 43215 for a tour and meditation session. The following Monday, November 11, we will have a wrap-up session on Buddhism from 7–8:30pm in Slowter Lounge. Danya Furda, Candee Rothert

First UU Auction: “Come Fly with Me!”  Please save the date for this fun event on Saturday, February 22, 2020. We’ll have tables in Beach Hall starting near the end of November. On January 5 and February 9, we will have Auction 101 sessions during Middle Hour to share auction information and answer questions. To really take off, we’ll need many donations to zoom in and take the bidding sky high! The auction website is and you can enter items any time. If you are interested in helping with the auction in any way, please contact: Cathy O’Neil, Auction Chair

Flying Spaghetti Monster Dinner   Thursday, November 7, 6pm. This fundraiser is for the Mid-Ohio Foodbank and is sponsored by First UU ASH (Atheists, Skeptics and Humanists) and other secular groups in the Coalition of Reason. $10/adult, $5/child. We will have a bake sale, silent auction, and raffle. Entertainment will be provided by Karen Thimmes (piano) and Darla Munroe (emcee). Food donations will be accepted, besides donations of soap, toothpaste, and other necessities. Meal options will include gluten-free and vegan. Hope to see you there!

Bowling Green State University Men’s Chorus in Concert    Saturday, November 16, 7pm, in the Sanctuary. $10 suggested donation. We are also looking for overnight hosts for chorus members after the concert, feeding them breakfast, and bringing them back to church on Sunday morning to meet their bus. If interested in hosting, it is preferred you take at least two singers. Please contact Brandon Moss,, if you can help host.

Free Book Exchange   Sunday, November 10, in Beach Hall after Sunday services. Bring a book, take a book. Will Whicker


Monday, November 4
3:00pm Women’s Creative Circle
7:00pm Men’s Spirituality; Neighboring Faiths for Adults

Tuesday, November 5
12:00am Election Day (First UU is a polling site)
9:30am Archives Team
6:30pm Nominating Committee; Rising Voices Choir Rehearsal
7:00pm Caring Team; Spirit of Life Choir Rehearsal; Zen Meditation
7:30pm Worship Team

Wednesday, November 6
6:00pm Francophones Bavard(e)s;
6:00pm Sacred Song Circle
7:00pm JAM Democracy & Human Rights Focus Area
7:30pm Film: “Long Strange Trip”

Thursday, November 7
9:30am Improvisational Dance
6:00pm Flying Spaghetti Monster Dinner
7:30pm Chalice Choir Rehearsal

Friday, November 8
11:00am Nia Class
6:30pm SYC Auction

Saturday, November 9
8:30am Zen Orientation & Meditation
9:00am Path to Membership
10:00am Families with Young Children
10:45am Hispanohablantes

Sunday, November 10
8:30am Sunday Breakfast
9:00am/11am Worship Celebration
10:10am Middle Hour
10:20am Peace Pals Choir Rehearsal
12:30pm Auction Team; Nominating Committee;