Welcome to the Unitarian Universalist (UU) Fellowship of Columbus. Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religion that has continually been at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement. Unitarianism and Universalism were separate denominations with roots in the Protestant Reformation. They combined in 1961 to form Unitarian Universalism. Our beliefs are drawn from the wisdom of the world’s religions, humanist teachings and Earth-centered spirituality. We are guided by seven principles:
- The inherent worth and dignity of every person.
- Justice, equity and compassion in human relations.
- Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations.
- A free and responsible search for truth and meaning.
- The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large.
- The goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all.
- Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
The seven principles lead us to support social action. For example, we are committed to Black Lives Matter, immigrant justice, LGBTQ rights, environmental issues, and local charities.Our UU congregation is comprised of more than 130 members and friends with diverse religious and secular beliefs. Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Humanists, Muslims, Pagans, atheists and Agnostics are all welcome at our Fellowship, where we aid each other on our spiritual journeys seeking truth and meaning.
On Sundays, Children’s Religious Exploration (R.E.) begins upstairs at 9:15 a.m. Childcare is available from 9:15 a.m. until noon. Adult R.E. begins at 9:15 a.m. in the Meeting House. Our Sunday service begins at 11 a.m. We are a lay-led congregation, so we offer a variety of inspirational or educational programs by guest speakers or fellow congregants. Guest speakers may include UU ministers, ministers of other faiths, experts on various topics, or leaders in community organizations.
Here there are many opportunities to share your talents and interests. Please check the newsletter, the white board (in the coffee area by the kitchen), or our website (uucolumbusga.org) for more information or if you would like to participate in any of these groups: UU Singers, Wednesday Night Discussion, Spirituality Group, Friday Lunch and Conversation, Calm Abiding Meditation, Yoga, Buddhist Studies, Earth-Centered Spirituality Studies, UU Women’s Book Club or UU Women Dining Out.
If you have questions please ask any of our Board Members or Sunday morning greeters. They will either be able to answer your questions or direct you to someone who can. Also, feel free to contact me directly.
Thank you for visiting our UU Fellowship, and we hope to see you again.
Cell phone: 706-577-9242