Latest Announcements

SUNDAY, March 1: First UU’s class on Jewish/Christian Scriptures will present the service. Tom Baillieul will deliver the sermon, What I Learned From Leading a Bible Study Class.

8:30am   Sunday Breakfast (Rooms A/B)
9:00am/11am  Worship Celebration (Sanctuary)
10:10am  Middle Hour:

  • Creative Expressions (Room B, near the kitchen): A self-guided experience with crafts, drawing, writing, etc.
  • Learning Lab: Voter Registration (Room 301): Led by Chris Johnson. Voters have been purged from Ohio’s voting rolls without notice. Come and learn how to check if you are registered, or how to show others how to check.

10:20am  Peace Pals (Room 402)
12:30pm  Art Reception Israel: Landscapes, Places and People (Lobby): Photography by Roberta Kayne. We will celebrate Roberta’s work with snacks and conversation. Q’s and purchase info?  Email Deb Baillieul, First UU receives 10% on sales.

6:30pm Millennial Covenant Group (Room 302)

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

If you’d like to schedule a meeting with a minister, Amber Scott, or Kelli McNeal, contact them directly, or a Pastoral Team member can assist you in making that contact.

Are you visiting with us and would you 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.

FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 8: Rev. Dana Reynolds will present The Heart of Unitarian Universalism. What distinguishes Unitarian Universalism from other religions?


People of Faith Pledge in Solidarity with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW)   On March 10-12, Immokalee farmworkers and consumers will converge in New York City to demand Wendy’s guarantee the fundamental human rights of farmworkers by signing on to the Fair Food Program. Join people of faith in this pledge of solidarity, and offer words of encouragement to be shared with farmworkers during the action! Sign here: For more information, email

Book discussion: Out of the Flames: The Remarkable Story of a Fearless Scholar, a Fatal Heresy, and One of the “Rarest” Books in the World.  Starts Wednesday, March 11, 7:30pm. Led by Rev. Dana Reynolds, (retired). Six sessions, roughly two sessions for each of the three parts.

Senior Gathering    Thursday, March 12
10:45 Come to enjoy Karen Thimmes’ piano music
11:00 Welcome by Rev. Marian and Rev. Eric and program by Susan Roscigno, Co-Director of the School for Young Children: SYC at 50 years: Looking Back and Looking Ahead.
12:00 Lunch
Please make your reservation by Sunday, March 8, at or 614-267-4946, ext. 210

Parent Workshop: Teens and Technology: Dating in a Digital World   Wednesday, March 18, Room 301, 6-7:30pm. Technology is an important aspect of teen dating relationships. In this session, participants will explore popular social media applications and websites frequented by teens that can be used as a tool of power and control as well as prevention. Presented by Chelsea Getz from The Center for Family Safety and Healing. Suggested donation $5-$10. Amber Scott,

Feed My Sheep food pantry    March is Dandy Diapers month. Please bring child and adult diapers, peanut butter, feminine hygiene products, dog/cat food, and children’s books Sunday mornings. Jacques Angelino

First UU Rummage Sale   Saturday, May 2. Save the date (and your stuff)! We will also need volunteers. Please contact Seth Kraut (614-477-0099, or Rachel Kraut (614-774-2362). We need donations: small household furniture, antiques and collectibles, boutique/upscale clothing for adults.

Calling All UU Artists and Poets   Our September-October, 2020 exhibit is called: “Exercising Your Voice.” During this election season, we have all been moved by people, protests, civility, and issues. As verbal artists and visual artists, what do you have to say? What strikes a chord? What moves you to speak your mind? Our fall exhibit will be filled with diversity of viewpoints and media. You may tackle an issue or provide calm and centering in the storm. If you plan to do 3-D work, contact me first. That type of space is limited. Please let me know if you intend to participate. Deb Baillieul, debbsyc@yahoo.com614-687-6968

Yes! First UU is a Teaching Congregation. Thanks to the Raise the Paddle at our auction on February 22, along with additional gifts, we have enough money in our Intern Fund to begin the search. Thank you! We might get lucky and find an intern for next church year. If not, we will be first in line for the following year. Thank you, thank you, thank you to all who donated for our future. If you missed the auction and would like to add to the fund, please contact Rev. Marian.

YWCA Family Shelter Taco Dinner Volunteers Needed   Once a month (the fourth Friday), First UU cooks a taco dinner at the YWCA Family Shelter off 670 and Leonard Ave. Volunteers normally work a couple hours or more, between 4 and 8pm. There is a group of people emailed every month and normally 7-8 volunteers step up. You don’t have to commit to every month, but just to be on the list to consider. Tim Hooks,

From Nominating Committee: Church leadership is an excellent way to deepen your connections to the people and mission of our church. If you know someone—including yourself!—who you think would be great in a leadership role at First UU, the Nominating Committee is taking nominations now. Forms are available from any Nominating Committee member or in the committee’s mailbox in the Volunteer Workroom, or you can talk to any committee member, or email us at See Gina Phillips, Dana Reynolds, Shirley Lange, Heidi Drake, Kelly McConaughey, or Barb Fiorini for more information. Deadline is March 6.

Racial Justice & Immigration Support

  • Banner Drop in support of Miriam Vargas.  Friday, March 6, 11am, at I-670 and Cleveland Avenue
  • Interfaith Dinner   Saturday, March 7, 6:30pm, Just North UCC, 2040 W. Henderson Road. Facing death threats, a Honduran family of four was forced to flee, and Just North UCC has taken them in. Meet them and hear the story of their 90-day perilous journey to find asylum here. Advance tickets: Tickets also available at the door. Vegetarian options provided. $15/person; $25/couple or family. Sponsors: Just North, First UU, and Temple Israel.
  • Salsa Fundraiser in support of Miriam Vargas. Friday, March 13. First English Lutheran Church, 1015 E. Main St. Lesson at 8pm with Rowan McLachlan, dance from 9pm to 11pm, with DJ Mark Legg. Salsa raffle, Latin food and drinks. $10 cash donation. Space is limited. Sign up at!/showSignUp/10c054aadab22a3fb6-salsa
  • Flautango Fundraiser for Miriam Vargas’s legal fund. Sunday, March 29, 3pm, First English Lutheran Church, 1015 E. Main Street. Latin America songs and music with Flautango, duo of flutist Rodolfo Vazquez and guitarist Sean Ferguson. Donations accepted at the door.


Monday, March 2
3:00pm Women’s Creative Circle
7:00pm Monday Men’s Spirituality

Tuesday, March 3
9:30am Archives Team
6:30pm Rising Voices Choir Rehearsal
7:00pm Caring Team; Spirit of Life Choir Rehearsal;
Zen Meditation
7:30pm Worship Team

Wednesday, March 4
6:00pm Francophones Bavard(e)s; Sacred Song Circle
7:00pm JAM Democracy & Human Rights Focus Area

Thursday, March 5
9:00am UU Food Co-op
9:30am Improvisational Dance
7:00pm Lost Childhood – An Evening with Holocaust Survivor Joost Oppenheim
7:30pm Chalice Choir Rehearsal

Friday, March 6
11:00am Nia Class
12:00pm Cooking for Faith Mission
6:30pm First Friday Dinner
7:30pm Kehilat Sukkat Shalom Kabbalat Shabbat

Saturday, March 7
8:30am Zen Meditation
10:45am Hispanohablantes
3:30pm Drum Circle

Sunday, March 8
8:30am Sunday Breakfast
9:00am/11am Worship Celebration
10:10am Middle Hour
10:20am Peace Pals Choir Rehearsal
1:00pm Beloved Conversations