Author: Brian Hagemann

Giving Thanks & Taking Care

Dear Friends,

What times we continue to live through. We are in the churn of change. Systems and practices we’ve relied on are breaking down and what is needed is still being imagined, not yet here.

When we are worn down and worn out, sometimes we still push ourselves knowing … read more.

Friday News – November 11, 2022

Rev. Kelli is off through this Sunday, and will return on Monday, 11/14, so this week’s Friday News includes a guest column from Amber Scott, our Director of Religious Exploration. 

Greetings and salutations!

There’s so much cool stuff happening in our congregation and our community this week! … read more.

UUA News – November 2022

Dear Friends,

Unitarian Universalists across our Association are grappling with a charge from the Commission on Institutional Change to dismantle white supremacy in ourselves, our communities and our wider world. The Commission’s 2020 report, Widening the Circle of Concern, affirms that multicultural congregations are on the … read more.

Friday News – October 14, 2022

Happy Friday!

I hope that you have a chance to go outside and enjoy this beautiful weather! You can even take your laptop outside and get your final bids in for our Good Stuff auction items! Bidding on these items ends at 11:59pm. But don’t worry, … read more.

UUA News – October 2022

Dear Friends,

In this midterm election year, state and local races will have a critical impact on our communities. Georgia’s elections are among the most impactful and closely watched of 2022, with races for governor, secretary of state, and U.S. Senate all drawing national attention. Sadly, … read more.

Getting Involved at First UU

Volunteer Opportunities!

To help you get involved this church year, we wanted to provide you with a list of opportunities to get involved and help support your community. See below for areas that we could use some additional support. If you have any questions, please let … read more.

UUA News – September 2022

Dear friends,

This time of year begins another season of Ingathering, when Unitarian Universalists come together to renew our commitments to each other and to our communities, and begin another year of vital ministry. Please watch and share this video message from me welcoming people back … read more.

Friday News – August 26, 2022

Happy Friday!

Holy moly! It’s almost Ordination Day! I cannot tell you how truly honored I am that you have chosen to support me in this important step of my ministry. It is a humbling, overwhelming feeling to be celebrated in this way. I hope that … read more.

Ordination of Rev. Kelli McNeal

We congratulate Reverend Kelli McNeal who was ordained into Unitarian Universalist ministry on Saturday, August 27th.  Kelli was being co-ordained by her current congregation, the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus and her home congregation, the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Richmond.

Answering the call to … read more.