Curiosity Fridays

Every Friday, First UU Online will explore a question or persons whose story that captures the imagination. Hosted by Rev. Eric. 

Curiosity Friday – Katy Oberle


Today, Rev. Eric interviews First UU member Katy Oberle about her new musical recording, Shine. The two also talk about musical influences, and the relationship between faith and song.

Following the interview is a lyric video from the album’s title song which can also be found … read more.

Lisa Brandt – 2 Days to Go!

Part of our countdown to the 2020 Annual Meeting! Log on Sunday, June 7 after the Coming of Age service!

Today Rev. Eric talks with incoming Board Chair Lisa Brandt about what drew her to Unitarian Universalism, and the meaning First UU Columbus holds … read more.

Curiosity Friday – Faith Van Horne

Today Rev. Eric interviews Faith Van Horne. Faith is a former First UU Church of Columbus member who graduated from the Methodist Theological School of Ohio (in Delaware) last year and will enter a doctoral program in theology this fall.

(Note: early during the interview I … read more.

Curiosity Friday – Julie Smyth

Julie, a reporter for the Associated Press, was raised at First UU. She and her husband raised their daughter here in turn. Today she and Rev. Eric discuss approaching journalism with a Unitarian Universalist perspective, how we can stay centered during these chaotic and challenging … read more.

Curiosity Friday – Pets (Rachel Kraut)

Welcome back to Curiosity Friday! 

As we’ve seen more of one another’s dogs and cats during our Thursday evening Community Chats and Sunday morning Coffee Hours, this week Rev Eric reaches out to Rachel Kraut, one of the congregation’s pet experts. What does this time of social … read more.

Curiosity Friday – Ask an Expert

Welcome back to Curiosity Friday! 

Last week Deb and Tom talked with us about how to stay creative, and the role of playfulness in doing so. This week, Rev. Eric interviews Katherine and Kyla about how to remain playful while sheltering at home.


Thank You, … read more.

Curiosity Friday – Interview with Baillieuls

Welcome back to Curiosity Friday! 

This week, Rev Eric interviews two of First UU favorite artists, Deb and Tom Baillieul, as they reflect on where curiosity and the spark of creativity can take us, no matter our age.


Rev Eric interviews Deb and Tom Baillieul … read more.