Special announcements:

  • Starting with Sunday, March 22, in-person Sunday services are suspended.  Only in-person Sunday services are suspended, until the ban on public gatherings is lifted. We will have services online. Information to come next week.
  • If your committee, team, or group wants to meet online, please contact Rev. Eric or Rev. Marian to set up a ZOOM meeting for you.
  • For both the Celebration of Life for Art Beach and the Sunday service this week, precautions will be taken to prevent the spread of disease.  Reminder: We will have only one service this Sunday, at 10am.

March 14:  A Celebration of Life service will be held for long-time First UU member Art Beach at 2pm, in the Sanctuary.  We do ask anyone who is feeling ill, coughing, sneezing or feverish to not attend the service.

SUNDAY, March 15: There will be only one service this Sunday, at 10am. Rev. Joel Miller will present This Beloved Church.  Rev. Miller writes: “I come from this church. And you’re why I’ve been in ministry for 30 years.”  We do ask anyone who is feeling ill, coughing, sneezing or feverish to not attend the service.

If you’d like to contact the ministers or RE Coordinator, or Congregational Life Coordinator, here are their email addresses:
Rev. Marian Stewart
(revmarian@firstuucolumbus.org), Rev. Eric Meter(ericm@firstuucolumbus.org), Amber Scott (amber@firstuucolumbus.org),Kelli McNeal (kelli@firstuucolumbus.org)

Would you like to know more about the congregation and Unitarian Universalism? Please contact Congregational Life Coordinator Kelli McNeal at kelli@firstuucolumbus.org.

BREAD (Building Responsibility, Equality, and Dignity, 614-220-9363, www.breadcolumbus.com, www.facebook.com/breadorganization) is Central Ohio’s congregation-based, multi-faith organization founded by First UU and ten other congregations over 20 years ago, to hold local decision-makers accountable for addressing problems such as Keeping Kids in School (Restorative Practices), Municipal ID, Jobs, Affordable Housing, ElderCare, and now Gun Violence.

First UU’s BREAD Team will not be having the BREAD Justice Ministry Network Organizing Meeting
on Sunday, March 22, as previously scheduled. To become a network member or for additional information, please contact Alice Rathburn, eulala1905@me.com, (614)-563-0536, or Chris Johnson, chris@underspecified.com, ‭(614) 946-1287‬.

Dinner & Conversation    Sign up now for the second quarter (April, May, June). This is an easy way to get to know other UUs. Once a month, groups of about eight meet for a potluck dinner and conversation. The same groups meet during each month of the quarter. Signing up means you’ll attend the three dinners. The group decides on the dates. Sign up by emailing Marcia Canter at marciacanter@gmail.com.

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.com 614-687-6968

Racial Justice & Immigration Support:  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.

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, sethkraut@gmail.com) or Rachel Kraut (614-774-2362). We need donations: small household furniture, antiques and collectibles, boutique/upscale clothing for adults.