Announcements 11/8/19

THIS SUNDAY, November 10: 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.

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): Personal Finances. Facilitator: Patricia Boughton

10:20am  Peace Pals (Room 402)

12:30pm  Auction Team (Slowter); Nominating Committee (Room 302)Funeral Consumers Alliance End-of-Life Planning Presentation(Room 301)

3:00pm    Celebration of Life for Jamie Thompson (Sanctuary)

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.

Free Book Exchange in Beach Hall after Sunday services. Bring a book, take a book.

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, or Kelli McNeal, please contact them directly, or a Pastoral Team member can assist you in making that contact.

NEXT SUNDAY, November 17: Rev. Eric Meter will present Beloved Community.

TONIGHT, November 8: 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 www.auction4syc.comor email

TOMORROW, November 9:
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 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 at


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 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.

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

First UU Rummage Sale   Saturday, May 2, 2020. Save the date (and your stuff)! We will also need volunteers. Please contact Seth Kraut (614-477-0099, or contact Rachel Kraut (614-774-2362). More information will follow.

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.

Plant-Based Holiday Cooking Class   Improve your carbon-footprint and wellness-footprint this season by including some plant-based dishes. Shelia Holdford, Patricia Boughton, and Elaine Fujimura will share some deliciously easy recipes including soup, appetizers, and main courses. $10 donation to Holiday Appeal is requested. Wednesday, November 20, at 6pm in Beach Hall. Register by end of day Sunday, November 17, by emailing

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.

Feed My Sheep food pantry   It’s Thanksgiving Turkey Drive time. Stop by our table in Beach Hall to see how to help. 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 coats, gloves, mittens, scarves, sweaters, and blankets.

Columbus Women’s Chorus in Concert: The Road Home. Sunday, November 17, 3pm, in the Sanctuary.

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.

Opportunity to help victims of human trafficking and domestic violence.Esther Flores, RN, needs help in ministering on Sullivant Ave. in the Hilltop area. She will hold a training for volunteers (both women and men welcome), today at 1pm-2:30pm at the United Methodist Church, 5081 Carbondale Dr, Columbus. Call Lynda Smith, 317-402-9973, for details or to carpool to the training.

Neighboring Faiths (For Adults): Monday, November 11, we will have a wrap-up session on Buddhism from 7–8:30pm in Slowter Lounge. Danya Furda, Candee Rothert

BREAD Annual Assembly! Monday, November 11, 7pm. Christ the King Catholic Church, 2777 E. Livingston Ave. BREAD (Building Responsibility, Equality, and Dignity) is the multi-faith congregation based community organization First UU helped to organize in 1995-96 and committed to support. It’s purpose is to make systemic change for justice in our central Ohio community. All Team Members, Network Members, Potential Team Members, and Clergy should attend the Annual Assembly to hear updates from our committees, hear the results of our Listening Process and Investment Drive, elect our officers, AND vote on the next problem that we’ll tackle in the coming year! The three problems to be voted on as a result of BREAD’s listening process were Health Care, Mental Health Care, and Gun Violence. Please note that only Network Members can vote on the problem. BUT you can vote if you will agree to become a Network Member (i.e., attend the BREAD Rally on Monday, April 27, bring three adults or children to the Nehemiah Action on Tuesday, May 12, attend the Celebration on Monday, June 22, and if possible, invest $200 in BREAD’s work.)


Monday, November 11
3:00pm Women’s Creative Circle
7:00pm Caregivers Support; Neighboring Faiths for Adults

Tuesday, November 12
9:30am Archives Team
1:00pm Caregiver Support
1:30pm Library Team
6:30pm RE Team; Rising Voices Choir Rehearsal
7:00pm Spirit of Life Choir Rehearsal; Zen Meditation
7:30pm First UU Bible Class

Wednesday, November 13
6:00pm Pathways Class; Sacred Song Circle
6:00pm Francophones Bavard(e)s
7:00pm Justice Action Ministry; Finance Committee; Memoir Group
7:30pm Film: “Long Strange Trip” (UU History)

Thursday, November 14
9:30am Improvisational Dance
12:00pm UU Food Co-op
7:30pm Chalice Choir Rehearsal

Friday, November 15
11:00am Nia Class
12:00pm Cooking for Faith Mission
6:00pm Rainbow Connexion
7:00pm Jung Society Lecture

Saturday, November 16
8:30am Zen Meditation
9:00am Jung Society Workshop
10:00am Scriptures Class
10:45am Hispanohablantes
12:00pm Move to Amend
7:00pm Bowling Green State University Men’s Chorus Concert

Sunday, November 17
8:30am Breakfast
9:00am/11:00am Worship Celebration
10:10am Middle Hour
10:20am Peace Pals Choir Rehearsal
12:30pm Navigator Scouts
3:00pm Columbus Women’s Chorus Concert
6:30pm Care & Share Time Bank Potluck; Millennial Covenant Group