My aunt retired in 1970 and returned to Columbus. She had been a Unitarian Universalist since the 1920s, first in Memphis, Tennessee, then in Washington D. C. When she came home to Columbus she invited me to come to church with her, because she didn’t drive. We went to the small Unitarian Universalist group that was meeting in those days at the Chestnut Street building.
I helped her support the church with garage sales and with keeping the books – she was a Certified Public Accountant. Sometimes she paid the utility bills herself, when there wasn’t enough money in the treasury. In those days we would pick up a dozen donuts on our way to the Sunday meeting, and that would be enough.
I have continued to attend this church because of the people who think like I do – the first people I had ever been around who did.