Whittaker Locke with a UU General Assembly report

Fellowship member Whittaker Locke, who also is our music coordinator, represented us at the General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association in Portland, OR. We live in extraordinary and turbulent times, and this general assembly did not shy away from challenges.

Sunday service begin at 11 a.m., with pandemic measures in place. (See below.) Do join us a little early for coffee and conversation. Visitors are most welcome.

This year’s General Assembly tackled major issues facing UU and the nation as a whole. For example:

Three Actions of Immediate Witness passed: “We Do Not Consent: Rejecting Legal Challenges to Abortion” (99.7 percent of the votes in favor); “Antiracism and Reparations via Restorative Justice” (95 percent); and “Stop the Privatization of Medicare” (77 percent).

from UU World magazine

Whittaker also attended as many music sessions and workshops as he could. He’s profession worked toward a post-graduate “performance certificate” at the Schwob School of Music, so he took full advantage. In fact, he joined the General Assembly Choir and was chosen for a solo during the final service.

Sunday services are at 11 a.m. Join us a little early for coffee and conversation. Visitors are welcomed.

Hal’s careers were in military intelligence and science teaching. He’s also our resident landscape architect. All of which is to say, when he talks about “spirituality,” as he himself puts it: “Buckle up!” A great service to find out what we’re all about.

Grace Fellowship Hall is at 8827 Heiferhorn Way in north Columbus, on the banks of Heiferhorn Creek. We welcome people of all faith traditions and ethical systems, as long as they recognize and respect the dignity of all people.

UUFC Pandemic Safety Measures

  • Masks are now optional for indoor events, HOWEVER…
  • During Sunday services, we reserve a space for those who wish to wear masks.
  • We urge everyone to respect social distancing.
  • We urge everyone to be fully vaccinated and boosted—not just to protect themselves but to protect others.
  • If you are not vaccinated, please where a mask.
  • Speakers and service leaders don’t wear masks at the podium, which is socially distant from the congregation.
  • We do have music, but we’re not singing together during the pandemic.
  • Guests are welcome, but please follow our pandemic guidelines.