Announcements 6/25/19

For additional activities and events, please see your First UU News (emailed on Fridays).

For information about family and child-focused events and classes, see the RE News (emailed to families and in the Sunday Order of Service).

Wednesday, June 26th, 6pm, Beach Hall and Kitchen
Vegetarian Cooking Class
Discover some new ways to enjoy the bounty of summer produce. Delicious veggie burgers and easy spring rolls. Plus, some great sauces/dressings. Register with or

Saturday, June 29th, 7:30pm, Sanctuary
Concert: “Facing Death, Celebrating Life” with Bill Cohen
With piano and guitar, Bill Cohen sings songs about many aspects of death: violence, loss, acceptance, and memories. The songs are linked to a wide variety of performers — Pete Seeger, John Prine, Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, Phil Ochs, the New Christy Minstrels, Shel Silverstein, the Kingston Trio, and others. Free admission, but donations will be appreciated. The Funeral Consumers Alliance of Central Ohio urges people to pre-plan their funerals, so their families won’t be subject to emotional and financial manipulation in their vulnerable time of grieving. For more info, contact Bill at 614-263-3851.

Sunday, June 30th, 10am, Sanctuary, reception in Beach Hall
Celebration and Farewell sendoff for our Ministerial Intern, Amanda Hays
“Spirit” with Amanda Hayes
Sometimes people have experiences of transcendence and of the Sacred. What is this Spirit of Life or Holy Spirit or whatever it is that people experience? What do Unitarians make of what has been called the third member of the Trinity?

Looking Ahead…

Friday, July 5th, 6:30–8pm, Whetstone Park (by lower playground)
First Friday in the Park

Friday, July 20th, 7pm, Sanctuary
Concert: Peter Mayer 
Minnesota singer-songwriter, Peter Mayer, composer of “Blue Boat Home” (a UU hymn), “Holy Now,” and other inspiring songs, will present a concert in the Sanctuary. Admission: $10 donation at door. Hosted by In Spirit Ministries. For more information about Peter Mayer’s music, please visit:

Friday, August 2nd, 6:30–8pm, Whetstone Park (by lower playground)
First Friday in the Park

Labor Day Weekend, Saturday, August 31st– Monday, September 2nd
Labor Day Campout at Camp Oty’Okwa in the stunning Hocking Hills
Great for everyone – families, singles, couples! Hikes, workshops, nature, group worship, music! Meals included.
Beth McCreary,

Resume two services (note time change)
Sunday, September 8th, 9:00 and 11:00am, Sanctuary
Water Communion and Ingathering
Please bring water – a little bit will do. Be prepared to say what water represents in your life as we pour our waters into a common bowl. The water can be from your travels or from the kitchen tap.


Columbus Immigrant Transit Assistance (Cbus ITA)
Volunteers organizing to greet immigrant families traveling through Columbus via Greyhound bus. We have heard that people are being put onto buses without their cell phones, their shoe laces taken away, and without food or money or clothing. These are families, often with small children. There is a great need and Columbus volunteers are helping.

If you are interested in connecting with this group, visit and ask to join the Cbus ITA Facebook page. You may say you heard about it through First UU.

Cbus ITA is inviting everyone to support and donate supplies for the immigrants passing through Columbus.

  • Supply donations: use boxes in the cloakroom. If you bring supplies, please sign the sheet on the clipboard, so we can thank you for your donation.
  • Cash donations: UU Justice Ohio’s fund for Cbus ITA supplies, click here.
  • Volunteer Greeters: sign up to go to the bus depot to greet families at Cbus ITA Depot Volunteers Facebook page.
  • Bagging Party: you can sign up on the Cbus ITA Facebook pageto help bag donated supplies.
  • More information: Cbus ITA Facebook page. Contains up-to-date information about what’s happening. More information, contactSue Carter.

2nd and 4th Wednesdays
ICE Solidarity with Immigrants Table
It’s Summertime and our table in front of the ICE office downtown is back for its second year. We are hosting the table on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, and help is needed. We need volunteers to staff the table, as well as volunteers to bake cookies or make trail mix. To sign up to help out, follow this link.

Needed… (new cards needed)
Gift Cards. Kroger gift cards to help Edith and her family with food while she is in Sanctuary. Give your cards to Jan P. or Ginnie V. in Fellowship Hall after services.

Sponsored by the First UU Archives Group
June 26, 1796
David Rittenhouse died at age 64. A devout Universalist, he was a mathematician and prolific astronomer and is credited with making the first telescope in America. He was also treasurer of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and director of the United States Mint.