Speaker: Rev. Dr. Marian Stewart

Rev. Dr. Marian Stewart is Senior Minister at First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus

Loved Into Being

Faith in Unitarian Universalism isn’t just an intellectual exercise: it’s “heart” work.  This worship experience features a sermon by UUA President Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, as well as vibrant music, storytelling, and other worship elements that will help us to grow in spirit, in courage, and … read more.

The Other Side of the Stone

What does it mean to emerge, to come back to life?  The parallels of the Easter story and the dismanteling of pandemic restrictions are rich in symbolism, but how does the religious message relate to the practical?  And what is left hidden behind the stone … read more.

The Trauma of a Year in Pandemic

The highs, lows, and forever-ness of a year in pandemic mode. We’ve all been affected. We’ve all had trauma. We’ve all had moments of exhaustion, exasperation, and despair. We also have shown grit and determination in supporting each other and our church. There has also … read more.

Seeds of March

The snow is melting, the ice is gone, can the daffodils be far behind? On this cusp of spring, what seeds will we plant? How soft does the ground have to be?

As the Cheshire Cat in Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland points out, “If you … read more.

A Dialogue on Beloved Community

Some communities, especially religious ones, have central narratives, precepts or doctrines that hold people together, “ties that bind” as the old hymn goes. As Unitarian Universalists, who embrace a plurality of beliefs and hold no singular creed, what holds us together in shared community? Join … read more.

Split Seconds

Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream. He had a vision of what beloved community would look like. He used his imagination to invite us into a larger space of possibility. But can we really do that all at once? What can I do now?

Online … read more.

Beyond Insurrection

Our democracy is under attack not just in rhetoric, but also by violent insurrection. We have felt it building for years. The questions are many, the answers are simple – and complicated. How did we get here? Where do we go from here? What is … read more.

Open Doors

Every year the winner of the “Sermon of your choice” gets to select the topic for a service. “Open Doors” is built on a story from Judy Kleen. It was a moment when Judy made a difficult decision that turned out to be life-giving. Sometimes, … read more.