Friday News
October 20, 2023

It’s Auction Time – Online Bidding CLOSES TONIGHT
TODAY October 20th at 11:59 PM – Online bidding for Fun, Food and Frolic CLOSES!

This is your LAST CHANCE to Bid on all of the wonderful items in the Good Stuff and Fun, Food and Frolic online auctions.

Bid High to Buy! And don’t forget to come to our Live Auction on Saturday October 21st at 7PM.

🍂 Fall Festival TOMORROW!!!  🍂
Come one come all to the Fall Festival and Auction!

There is no entry fee for the Festival and Auction.  Purchase Pumpkin Bucks at the front door to exchange for food and activities.  ($1 PB = $1 USD)

Pumpkin bucks only valid at Festival.  Do not attempt to spend for Pumpkin Spice Lattes at your local coffee shop.  
Sunday Service October 22

“A Personal Reckoning”

We’ll be talking a lot about what it means for the congregation to actively be an anti-racist church. I will talk about where my journey toward anti-racism has taken me.

Worship Presenter: Rev. Dr. Terasa Cooley

Share the Plate: Pro Choice Ohio and Faith Choice Ohio

Breakfast 9:15–9:45:  Due to fabulous popularity, we are buying YET AGAIN EVEN MORE FOOD, so COME ONE, COME ALL! Suggested donation of $3/adult, $2/child (Maximum $10/family). Vegan/GF Options available.  First time visitors free. 

8th Principle Open Discussion
11:30 AM Sunday, Oct. 22, in the Sanctuary.

The Anti-Racist Allies and Justice Minister Amanda Hays welcome you to a one-hour interactive discussion of the proposed Eighth Principle.  The Eighth Principle calls for us to “accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.”

A-S-H Meeting Program – the 8th Principle
Tuesday, October 24th, 7 PM, Room 301 (aka Room 7)

October’s meeting of the First UU Atheists-Skeptics-Humanists will feature a presentation and conversation on the proposed 8thPrinciple, led by Rev. Lynda Smith and members of the Anti-Racist Allies group. Come learn about this proposal, what it means, and how it fits into the overall restructuring of our UU Principles.

All are Welcome! If you are able, please RSVP to Thomas Baillieul so we have enough chairs.

SYC Celebration and Author Talk
October 25 at 6:30 pm

All are invited to join the SYC community for a special event: Heather Shumaker, author of IT’S OKAY NOT TO SHARE, will talk about “Wild Emotions: All Feelings are OK; All Behavior isn’t”. We will also be honoring long-time SYC teachers and hosting an open house. This free community event is for adults only. Caregivers of young children, early childhood educators, and anyone who cares about children are encouraged to attend.

Contact the SYC Office (614-267-0254) more information.

From Your Staff
Upcoming Concerts at First UU
Join us for two concerts at First UU on
Friday, October 27 and Sunday, October 29!

Our fabulous pianist Nathan Hamm presents his recital, “Mystique”, on Friday, Oct. 27 at 7:00 pm in the Worship Center. Nathan’s recital will feature works by Gibbons, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, and Scriabin. Donations will be accepted at the door and online, and the concert will be live-streamed.

Then, on Sunday, Oct. 29 at 5:00 pm, we present the Otterbein University Concert Choir and Upper Arlington HS Symphonic Choir and Vocal Ensemble in concert in the Worship Center. Otterbein’s Concert Choir is directed by Dr. Gayle Walker and will tour to the Baltics later this fall. This concert will raise funds to help offset those tour costs for Otterbein’s singers. Upper Arlington’s choirs are directed by Dr. Brandon Moss and Mr. David Monseur. Donations will be accepted at the concert and online, and the concert will be live-streamed.

Email Dr. Brandon Moss for more information about our Music program or upcoming concerts.

Meet the Transition Team!
A Transition Team is an important part of transitional ministry. They help ‘interpret’ the congregation to Rev. Terasa and support the developmental tasks that we will begin to engage in together. The good folks joining this team are Deb Baillieul, Jim Conlan, Barb Fiorini, Rev. Suzan McCrystal, and Cindy Whicker. You’ll hear more about the Developmental work in weeks to come.
Classes and Groups

For a complete listing of our groups & contact information, download a copy of our
Fall Engagement Catalogue.

Last Chance to join a Covenant Group!
Groups will meet once a month November-May for practice in deep listening and connection. Registered participants will receive an email early next week with more details.

Get more information and sign up in Beach Hall this Sunday or Sign up Now on our Small Group Ministrypage.

Reminder for facilitators: Training is this Sunday from 12:00-2pm in Slowter lounge. 

Contact Christine Davidson for more information.

Living the Pledge Anti-Racism Training
Saturday, Nov. 4, 9:30 am – 5 pm &
Sunday, Nov. 5, 12:30 pm – 8 pm
Sign up for the Living the Pledge training now! This rich, insightful training was developed by First UU Richmond members when they sought to transition from reading and talking about how to end racism to taking intentional actions.  All are invited to learn about and then commit to anti-racism work in our congregation.

The training consists of 6 modules, each requiring about an hour of preparation ahead of time for participants, either reading or watching videos.  The course will be offered twice this year in two different (live) formats:

Fall Intensive:  Saturday, Nov. 4, 9:30 am – 5 pm &
Sunday, Nov. 5, 12:30 pm – 8 pm
Spring Extended Session: 6 Saturdays from 3:00–5 pm
on Feb. 10, 17, 24 and March 9, 16, 23
Justice & Volunteer Opportunities
Proposed 8th Principle Survey
Please take the First UU Proposed 8th Principle Survey! This survey will help our Justice Minister Amanda Hays and the Anti-Racist Allies Team better understand the stance of our congregation towards adopting the proposed 8th Principle.
Take Survey
Make your Voice Heard and Join the FINAL 2023 BREAD Listening Session!
BREAD values your input!  Join the FINAL 2023 Listening session on Sunday, October 22 at 11:30amafter service. Sign up to Join the Listening Session here or just join us on Sunday!

Questions? Email the BREAD Team!

Community News
Kehilat Sukkat Shalom seeks Part Time Administrator
Kehilat Sukkat Shalom, a lay-led Jewish spiritual community (which currently meets here at First UU Columbus) seeks a part-time Administrative Coordinator to join their team in a hybrid position with 10 -15 hours per week.  If you meet the qualifications listed here, please apply! Please send any questions or requests for additional information to Jodi Kushins.
IACO Interfaith Visit
Friday, October 27, 2023 at 6 pm

The Interfaith Association of Central Ohio (IACO) welcomes anyone interested in an Interfaith visit to Congregation Beth Tikvah on Friday, October 27, 2023 at 6 pm (service at 7:15 pm). The address is 6121 Olentangy River Road, Worthington, OH 43285. There will be a presentation of Reform Judaism by David Binkovitz followed by a Sabbath service. Registration is free

Family Activities
Happening This Sunday, 10/22
  • 9:15-9:45am Breakfast for donation (A/B) (ends at 9:45)
  • 9:30-11:30am Infant and Toddler Care (room 101)
  • 9:30-10am Playground available until service
  • 9:30-11am 13-14yr OWL (rm 302)
  • 9:40-11am 10-11yr OWL (404), Neighboring Faiths (301)
  • 10-11am 6-7yr OWL (402), Worship Service
  • 10:15am-11am (after story until service ends), 3-6yr Spirit Play (102), 7-9yr Spirit Play (201), and 10yr-MS/HS Tools for the Journey (401)
  • Coffee Hour, snack after service ends
  • 11:30am-1:30pm Youth Group (401/403)