Welcome to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Columbus.
Unitarian Universalists—call us “UUs” (“you-youze”) for short—are members of a different sort of religion. We don’t share a common creed. Rather, we support each other in our own unique searches for truth and meaning. Many UUs are Christians. Some are Jews, Muslims, Buddhists or Wiccans. People from other traditions also have found their way to UU. So have humanists, agnostics and atheists.
People who don’t know us well sometimes misinterpret this diversity to mean we don’t believe in anything. Not true! The sign on our campus proclaims “Reason, Tolerance, Freedom.” We could add “Justice, Equity and Acceptance” or “Love, Respect and Compassion.” We draw inspiration from many of the world’s great religions and philosophies. Our own spiritual, philosophical or ethical systems are summed up in our Seven Principles. Find out more about them and about the rich history of Unitarian Universalism in our visitors packets, throughout this website or simply by talking to us. Visitors are welcome at all our activities.
There are just over a thousand UU congregations in the United States, and each one is unique, including ours. First, we’ve recently been through a big change. In 2015 we moved from a small ranch house on Double Churches Road to our current facility at the end of Heiferhorn Way. (The property is the former home of the Fraternal Order of Police. Decades ago, it was Pritchett’s Fish Camp.) The move more than quadrupled our space—a major but necessary change. We’ve grown to about a hundred members and friends. Now we have room all of us and more. (Including you!)
We’re still too small for a UU minister, so our Sunday services are run by volunteer lay leaders. We start at 10:45 a.m. (Join us for coffee at 10:30 a.m.) The main event is a talk—sometimes by a member of the Fellowship but more often by an outside speaker. Guest speakers might be UU ministers from other communities, ministers from other religions or prominent experts from almost any field. Recent speakers have included musicians, dancers, artists, writers, environmentalists, journalists, politicians, doctors, lawyers, historians…it’s a long list.
Childcare is available on Sundays from 9:30 a.m. until noon. Explore our website to find out more about Sunday activities, education programs, discussion groups, book clubs and social action projects. We support movements such as Black Lives Matter, we’re an LGBT Welcoming Congregation and we support local initiatives to assist the homeless. We’re also working together to make the Chattahoochee Valley a more environmentally friendly place to live. Most important, we’re committed to affirming the worth and dignity of all people.
Thanks for your interest. We’re eager to meet other people who are curious about life’s big questions. We hope to see you next Sunday.
PS: Please feel free to email me if you have questions.