THIS SUNDAY, September 15: Rev. Dr. Marian Stewart presents Casting a 20/20 Vision.  A big welcome to one and all. Come, let’s look at where we are and cast a vision that is real, has impact, and is filled with hope. It begins today!

Arrive Early on Sunday to Find Your Name Tag
For the sake of inclusivity, the Religious Exploration program now has a designated name tag section, around the corner from the RE table! The lower portion of the former A-G rack has been set aside for children and youth. Please note that we had to adjust all the racks, so your tag will not be where you left it. We also added hooks to the sides of the racks, to create spaces to hang lanyards. If you can’t find your tag, or have questions, email – we can print you a new tag, or look through the damaged and dated box to see if it ended up there by mistake. Finally, please wear your name tag anytime you are in the building. It really helps both those who are new to our community, and those for whom remembering names is a challenge. If you are responsible for a child or a youth, please help them find their tag before class this Sunday!8:30am  Sunday Breakfast (Rooms A/B)

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

10:10am  Middle Hour:

    Creative Expressions (Room B, near the kitchen):  self-guided experience: crafts, drawing, writing

    Sampler: Caregivers Support Group (Library): Rev. Eric Meter and Sylvia Howe

    Tabletop Conversations (Beach Hall, near the windows): Organized by Amber Scott and Kelli McNeal. Conversations for young adults and parents.

    Theme Talk: Covenant (Room 310, old Room 7): Facilitated by Dave Richter. Explore our monthly theme.

12:30pm  Navigator Scouts (Rooms 402/403, old Orange/Yellow Rm.)

6:30pm  Care and Share Time Bank Potluck (Beach Hall)

Visit the Red Library Cart in Beach Hall after each service today

Are you visiting with us and would 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.

A Pastoral Team member will be near the Caring Table in Beach Hall after the service as a compassionate listener, to arrange a hospital/home visit, or to facilitate a meeting with a minister.

TONIGHT: All Soles Contra and Square Dance Friday, September 13, Beach Hall. Beginner session at 7:30pm; dance at 8pm. Live music by Wild Rumpus; caller will be Richard Ades. Every dance is a beginners’ dance! Free childcare available. $8 adults; $4 ages 12-25; and free under 12.

Kehilat Sukkat Shalom hosts Kirtan Rabbi for music and learning, September 13-14, at First UU, with Rabbi Jessica Shimberg. Information about Kirtan Rabbi can be found at and about Sukkat Shalom at Jodi Kushins

NEXT SUNDAY, September 22: Rev. Dr. Marian Stewart will present “Power of Covenant.” UU congregations are not defined by creed but by covenant. Instead of being bound by archaic creeds or legalistic contracts, covenants are living promises to each other and the world. Since ancient times, covenants have been made and made again, testifying to their power. What is our covenant?


Two Sundays a Month! Teachers and assistants needed for:
– Toddler Room
– Spirit Play 3-5yrs
– Curiosity Garden 5-8yrs
– Curiosity Garden 8-11yrs
– Youth Group
– Peace Pals Choir
Contact Amber!

For contact information for any of these events, please contact the church office at 614-267-4946 ext. 21 or Long Strange Trip—Our UU History    Every Wednesday, September 11 – October 16 (six weeks), 7pm, 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

Organizational meeting for new Caregiver Support Group    Tuesday, September 24, 6pm, Rusty Bucket on North High St. For caregivers of spouses, parents, grandparents, special needs children, friends, etc. Pay for your own meal. Limit 20. Sign-up required. Sylvia Howe

Grief Recovery Method®   Mondays & Thursdays, 7pm, October 7-31, at First UU. Led by Rev. Kathleen Fowler and Rev. Eric Meter. Small group format. Registration required, no later than the second meeting, October 10. Rev. Eric Meter,

Dinner & Conversation   Sign up now for October, November, December, to get to know other UUs. Once a month, groups of eight or so meet for a potluck and conversation. The same groups meet each month. Signing up means you’ll attend the three dinners. Marcia Canter

Do Something: End Gun Violence Now   Wednesday, September 18, Columbus Commons, 160 S High St. March to the Statehouse at 12:30pm; Rally on the Statehouse West Plaza at 1:00-2:30pm. Silent Witness/Prayer time at the Statehouse at 2:30pm. To donate, send a check to UUJO-March, PO Box 980, Worthington, OH, 43085.
Help make signs for the rally This Sunday, during Middle Hour at 10:10am and also at 11:15, Room 301. All ages invited. Supplies, suggestions, snacks will be provided. Sylvia Howe.

Volunteers Needed!
– First UU Bookstore Can you help sell books one Sunday morning a month? Volunteers get a 10% discount. Will Whicker
– Become a coffee volunteer! Only one service, only one Sunday per month. How easy is that?!?! Denni Hale
– The Breakfast Team is looking for people to cook once a month before the early service. A great way to meet people! Cliff Adams
– Become an usher! Meet new and old friends and worship together on Sunday mornings. Just one Sunday service a month. Sharon Oliver
– Light fall yard work! Arrive anytime from 9am to noon on Saturday, September 21, or Saturday, October 19. Afterward, enjoy vegetarian chili lunch and fall treats. Tools will be available, but bring any favorites and gloves, if you have them. Patricia Boughton, Dave Richter

Justice Action Ministry (JAM) Movie of the Month: Food Chains.Wednesday, September 18, from 7-8:30pm, JAM and Ohio Fair Food will host a screening of Food Chains, the story of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ award winning social justice achievements. Wendy Haas, of the Berkeley Haas Institute, will lead a panel discussion. Please join us! Flyers at the JAM table.

Franklin County Consortium for Good Government candidate forumat Ashland University, 1900 E. Dublin-Granville Rd, Wednesday, October 2. Meet and greet at 6:30, forum at 7pm. Featuring Columbus City Council, Columbus School Board, information about the Children Services Levy, and Environmental Judges. First UU provides refreshments for the meet and greet session prior to the forum: bottles of water or iced tea, and finger foods. If you can contribute refreshments, please contact Marilyn Webster.

Cast No Stones: Standing with Victims to End Executions in Ohioconference. Saturday, October 12, 9am-4pm, First Community Church. Register at See Lynda Smith about carpooling. On Friday, October 11, Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ, author of Dead Man Walking and River of Fire, will speak at St. Johns United Church of Christ, 59 E. Mound, 7pm. Free parking west of church. Tickets: same website as above.
BREAD (Building Responsibility, Equality, and Dignity) works to bring systemic change to our community. BREAD campaigns begin with a fall listening process, in which we get acquainted, discuss community problems for our next campaign, and learn how to build the people power to address them. Childcare available with one week’s advance notice.
·  Sunday, September 29, 12:45pm, Wes Thompson, Facilitator
·  Sunday, October 6, 12:45pm, Marilyn Webster, Facilitator
·  Sunday, October 13, 12:45pm, Alice Rathburn, Facilitator
·  Sunday, October 20, 12:45pm, Chris Johnson, Facilitator
·  Sunday, October 27, 12:45pm, Wes Thompson, Facilitator
Also—BREAD movie night, Segregated by Design, on affordable housing, Tuesday, September 17, 7-8:30pm, First Congregational Church, 444 E. Broad Street, 43215. Alice Rathburn, Chris Johnson

Neighboring Faiths Have you ever wanted to visit another place of worship but were afraid to go alone? Are you curious to learn more about other faith traditions? We are offering three units: Quakers, Jains, and Buddhists (attend one or all). Our first meeting: Wednesday, October 2, at North Columbus Friends Meetinghouse (1954 Indianola Ave.); potluck at 5:30pm, information session at 6:15pm. We’ll carpool from First UU as there is limited parking availability at NCFM. Danya Furda.

Senior Gathering Thursday, September 26. At 10:45am, piano music of Karen Thimmes in the Sanctuary. At 11am, Rev. Dr. Marian Stewart and Rev. Eric Meter, with new staff Amber Scott and Kelli McNeal, will describe the RE program and our membership integration efforts. A complimentary lunch follows at noon. RSVP by Sunday, September 22
to the office at 614-267-4946 ext. 21.

Feed My Sheep food pantry This is Socks-It-to-Me Month! Please bring children’s and adult socks to our table in Beach Hall Sunday morning. Also, the pantry needs feminine hygiene products, peanut butter, child and adult diapers, dog/cat food, children’s books. With winter coming, we need coats, gloves, mittens, scarves, sweaters, and blankets for children and adults.


Monday, September 16
3:00pm Women’s Creative Circle
7:00pm Monday Men’s Spirituality
7:30pm JAM Beloved Conversation Group

Tuesday, September 17
9:30am Archives Team
4:00pm UUMA Cluster
6:30pm Nominating Committee; Rising Voices Choir
7:00pm Book Bites; Spirit of Life Choir; Zen Meditation

Wednesday, September 18
1:00pm UU Food Co-op
6:00pm Path to Membership; Sacred Song Circle
6:00pm Francophones Bavard(e)s;
7:00pm Film: “Long Strange Trip”; Movie: Food Chains; All-Ages YA Book Group; Finance Committee

Thursday, September 19
9:30am Improvisational Dance
6:00pm BREAD Team
6:30pm Housing in Retirement
7:30pm Chalice Choir

Friday, September 20
11:00am Nia Class
12:00pm Cooking for Faith Mission
6:00pm Rainbow Connexion

Saturday, September 21
8:30am Zen Meditation
9:00am Path to Membership
10:00am Scriptures Class
10:45am Hispanohablantes
12:00pm Move to Amend

Sunday, September 22
8:45am Sunday Breakfast
9:00am/11am Worship Celebration
10:10am Middle Hour