Sunday Service Videos
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus
Sunday Service Archives
Videos of our past Sunday Services can be found here and viewed at any time. Each Sunday’s service is livestreamed via Zoom on Sunday mornings at 10am and will be uploaded here (usually) within a few days of the service date.
Unless otherwise noted, services are led by Rev. Dr. Marian Stewart along with the ministry and music staff of First UU.
21 01 10 DemocracyWelcome to First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus' Sunday service. Rev. Dr. Marian Stewart's topic is 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 our responsibility? Come, let us be together as we take stock and share.
"Break Not the Circle" by Fred Kaan, copyright 1975 Hope Publishing Co.. Permission to stream through OneLicense.
"We Gotta Pray" by Alicia Keys, copyright EMI April Music and Lello Productions. ASCAP. Permission to stream through CCS WorshipCast.
"Hey World (Don't Give Up)", by Michael Franti, copyright Frantic Soulutions, J Bowman Music, and Universal Music Corporation. ASCAP/BMI. Permission to stream through CCS WorshipCast.
"When I Am Frightened" by Shelley Jackson Denham, music by Jeannie Gagne was use with permission.
21 01 03 Open DoorsWelcome to First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus' Sunday service online. The service theme is "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, if you dare to do something different, the doors open.
"You Are the New Day" by John David Williams, copyright BMG Platinum Songs US. BMI. Used with permission by CCS WorshipCast.
"You Gotta Be" by Des'ree and Ashley Ingram, copyright Kobalt Music Publishing and Universal Music Publishing. BMI. Used with permission by CCS WorshipCast.
"Never Too Late" by Michael Franti and David Shul, copyright Frantic Soulutions (ASCAP) and Shuld Music (BMI). Used with permission by CCS WorshipCast.
20 12 27 KwanzaaWelcome to First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus' Sunday service. Today's service celebrates Black lives and culture.
Kwanzaa is an annual celebration of African-American culture which is held from December 26 to January 1, culminating in a communal feast called Karamu, usually held on the 6th day. Our Kwanzaa celebration will be guided by and include Black First UUers.
"To Be Young, Gifted, and Black", words by Weldon Irvine and music by Nina Simone; copyright EMI Grove Park Music and Ninandy Music, BMI. Used with permission from CCS WorshipCast.
"Seven Principles" by Bernice Johnson Reagon; copyright Songtalk Publishing Company, BMI. Used with permission from CCS WorshipCast.
20 12 24 Christmas EveWelcome to First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus' Christmas Carol Sing and Candlelight Service. The video begins with the Carol Sing followed by the service at the 35:42 mark.
In this holiday season, the particular darkness of pandemic, we find ways to have hope. As the old year wanes, what brings light into the world and into our lives? What are the gifts? Come, invite your family and friends, as we sing and celebrate (online) together.
Many of the carols and much of the music are in the public domain. Additional permissions include:
"Let There Be Peace on Earth" by Jill Jackson-Miller and Sy Miller, copyright Jan-Lee Music. ASCAP. Used by permission of CCS WorshipCast license.
"Christ in the Stranger's Guise" by Alfred Burt; copyright Hollis Music, Inc., BMI. Used by permission of CCS WorshipCast license.
20 12 20 SolsticeWelcome to First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus' Sunday service online. This morning our service is Winter Solstice.
Let us celebrate the wonders of the universe as the seasons shift. The longest night is upon us, as is the shortest day. As we settle in - aren't we already hibernating??? - for the wintertime, let us explore the myths and stories that shed light on this day. And in this time of uncertainty, let us find our way toward the light.
20 12 13 Music SundayWelcome to First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus' Sunday service online.
Music, like everything else at First UU, looks a little different in 2020. While highlighting the musical talents of our current church members, we will also look back at the church's rich musical history.
Permission to stream “I Dream a World” granted through OneLicense; permission to stream “Suzy Snowflake” and “Light One Candle” granted through Christian Copyright Solutions WorshipCast license.
December 6, 2020 Service: Start with the ExhaleIt is challenging to move forward as a nation when it feels like we're all living in different realities. Now it’s December, a time for stillness. But how to rest in the midst of the whitewater of political upheaval? Witnessing Thich Nhat Hanh's miracles of mindfulness alongside the art of team rowing, we find stillness in the movement toward collective liberation.
Permission to stream "Wake, Now, My Senses" (harmony by Carlton R. Young, copyright 1992 Abingdon Press) is granted by OneLicense.
November 29, 2020 - A Time for Healing2020 has been hard in a lot of ways, but now, as we come out of a very long election season, we have numbers that show us how divided was are as a country. What do our UU values tell us about staying in relation with one another? How can we work to not let our disappointments stop us from the important work of healing by working towards justice, equity and compassion in our human relations?
Permission to stream "Summer, Highland Falls" by Billy Joel and "I'm On Your Side" by Michael Franti and Sean McConnell is granted through a Christian Copyright Solutions WorshipCast license.
Permission to stream "Let This Be a House of Peace" granted by Jim Scott.
"We Begin Again in Love" lyrics were written by First UUer Les Kleen