Speaker: Amanda Hays

Amanda Hays is Ministerial Intern at First UU

TBA (Worship Theme “Wonder”)

In December we are exploring the theme, “Wonder” across our congregation – in worship, in small groups, and in religious education. Join us as we make the journey!

Our Share-the-Plate donations in December go to our annual Holiday Appeal campaign. Please consider donating in person or … read more.

Celebrating Darkness

We frequently use light metaphorically to mean good, and darkness to mean bad.  This language subtly reinforces white superiority, as well as a fear of what is unknown or not within our control.  As the Fall Equinox approaches and more of our days are spent … read more.

Coming Back Together: Love is Political

As we come back together in person in addition to online, this is a new opportunity for us to create the community we always imagined, but have never yet brought into reality. An opportunity to come back with our circle drawn wider than before.

Our Share-the-Plate recipient for … read more.

Countering White Supremacy in Ohio

It has been one year since we all witnessed, via video, the murder in Minneapolis of George Floyd by police.   The outrage spread across the country and was expressed in protests, including here in Columbus.

As a direct result of Black organizers and allies using … read more.

A Grounding Flower Ceremony

Earth Day is upon us, and this year we are especially aware of how vital nature is not only to our physical well-being but also to our mental and spiritual health.  When we get Zoomed out, it’s time to dig in.  The earth is always … read more.


Sometimes people have experiences of transcendence and of the Sacred. What is this Spirit of Life or Holy Spirit or whatever it is that people experience? What do Unitarians make of what has been called the third member of the Trinity?

Share the plate partner: Kaleidoscope … read more.

Is Chocolate Cake Sinful?

What do UUs believe about sin and evil? We often hear desserts described as “sinful.” We are sometimes made to feel guilty for having too large a carbon footprint, or for not doing enough social justice work. Is this just the old puritanicalism with new … read more.

What I Learned in Beloved Conversations

What has been happening with or antiracism program, beloved conversations? What have we learned? What will we do about it?

“We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved … read more.