Thank you for your support of First UU.  We are so grateful to each and every one of you for so generously giving your time, talents, and for your financial support.  Our church, with its wonderful programs and ministry, would not be possible without your generosity and we are able to share our UU values with the wider community because of this support.  Please consider donating to to help us realize that future together. Your donations to First UU of Columbus support our work to create love, justice, and peace in the world.  


2024-2025 Pledges


Whether you join us online or in-person, we are glad you are a part of First UU!

We receive no financial support beyond that offered by our members and friends, and small revenue streams such as building rentals and community fundraisers.  If you are able to support our church with an annual pledge, we appreciate your support!

FY25 Pledge Page – Pledge Online Now!



Other Donations

Pay securely using a credit or debit card by clicking the green button below! ¬†Donate to Share the Plate, special events and fundraisers, pledge payments, Minister’s Discretionary Fund, and/or general donations to the church. ¬†Please make a note in the memo section what the donation is intended for if not a general fund donation.

Other Ways to Give


Pay by check (if for a specific purpose, please note this in memo line) and mail or drop off at First UU or on Sunday in the plate.

Pay with credit card at the Welcome Table on Sundays before and after the service.

For ACH/ bank transfer (contact, or use your bank’s bill pay to send to First UU or you can always mail a check to First UU.

Text-2-Give: You can also use our¬†Text To Give¬†feature by texting¬†614-879-1480¬†on your phone. ¬†Its quick and easy! ¬†If you haven’t given this way before, you need to text ‘give’ to the number and follow the prompts to setup. ¬†After that, simply text the amount you wish to donate to the number and follow the prompts if necessary. ¬†Adding the number to your phone’s contact list (give it a name like “FirstUUDonate” makes it easy to give in the future.

Acorn Society – Planned Giving

The Acorn Society was founded to recognize individuals who have chosen to remember First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus in their estate plans. Your planned gift ensures that there will be a welcoming liberal religious presence in Columbus for generations to come. Here are six easy ways you can make a planned gift.

  • Bequests:¬†You can reduce inheritance taxes by designating First UU as a beneficiary of specific gifts of cash or a percentage of your estate.
  • Gifts of stocks, bonds and mutual funds:¬†You can make a gift of stock either by direct transfer or by mail.
  • Life Insurance, Retirement Plans and IRA’s:¬†Designating First UU as a beneficiary of a paid up or new life insurance policy, retirement plan, or IRA reduces your estate taxes and helps secure the future of the church.
  • Life Income Gifts:¬†Gifts of appreciated property can generate income for you, provide positive tax benefits, and support the church. Examples of life income gifts are charitable gift annuities, pooled income funds and charitable remainder trusts.
  • Retained Life Estate:¬†You retain occupancy of your property for life, but give your home or farm to the church to be used to supplement its future income.
  • Real or Personal Property:¬†You can give gifts of real estate, art, antiques or other personal property to the church and you may be able to deduct the full fair market value of the gift from your taxes.

Information About How to Leave a Bequest

If you have remembered First UU in your will, please let us know so we can recognize you as a member of the Acorn Society. As a member, your name will be included on the Acorn Society Commemorative Plaque. Society members also receive a special membership pin for their nametag, an invitation to the annual Acorn Society luncheon, and other opportunities to meet fellow members with a common interest in the future of the church.

For more information about making a planned gift, please contact Bob Rice at (614) 313-7158 or speak with a minister or staff.  All inquires are no-obligation and will be kept strictly confidential.

Fund for Immigration Legal Assistance (FILA)

First UU affirms and promotes the inherent worth and dignity of every person. As an outreach to and with the larger community, we have established a Fund for Immigration Legal Assistance (FILA) to provide direct assistance to immigrants in Central Ohio in need of help.

Beneficiaries of the fund are residents of Central Ohio, with preference given to parent(s) of underage children, and young persons who fit within the DACA age guidelines.

The fund welcomes donations from the larger community. Fund raising for FILA will occur both within First UU, as well as in the central Ohio community. Your donations are most appreciated.

More Information and to Donate to FILA

Kroger Rewards to Support First UU

Kroger makes a contribution to the congregation based on your purchases. You retain all your credits, points, fuel perks, etc., but in addition, Kroger will send a check once a quarter to the congregation.

To Register:

1. Go to
2. If you are a new online customer, click on REGISTER in upper right hand corner

3. Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering email address, creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions, clicking on favorite store, entering plus card number and last name and zip code.

You will then get a message to check your email inbox.

1. Click on the link within the body of the email.
2. In the Kroger website, Click on Sign In in upper right hand corner.

3. Click on Community tab and then select Community Rewards information towards the bottom of the page

4. Enter 80395 or First U.U. Church of Columbus as the organization

–¬† You must swipe your registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to your account when shopping for rewards to count