Building and Grounds

Facility Rental

First Church has a variety of spaces for rent.

An ideal setting for meetings and special events

First Church is an open and affirming congregation. As such, we open our doors to the community for meetings, dances, wedding receptions, rehearsals, and music groups—provided the event or group does not oppose the basic tenets of the church’s constitution.  First Church is a non-smoking environment.

Who to contact

To check available dates and arrange for facility rental, please contact our Business Administrator, Annette McCormick by email ( or phone: 614-228-1741 ext 11.

Space descriptions

We have several small meeting rooms that can accommodate 1 to 20 people as well as our large Parish Hall with hardwood floors and stage. We can also provide microphones and other items if you make advanced arrangements.


Our Business Administrator, Annette McCormick can provide you with current pricing information.

Terms Of Agreement

Due to the high cost of building maintenance, we must charge non-members and members alike for all facility usage, unless the rooms are used for the direct support of one of our missions. Please consult with our business administrator if you are unsure whether or not your meeting qualifies. Facility rentals must be paid in full by cash, money order, cashier’s check or personal check 7 days prior to the event. Checks that are returned for non-sufficient funds are subject to bank charges.

Washington Gladden
Social Justice Park


The Washington Gladden Social Justice Park, the first park in America dedicated to social justice, is located on First Church grounds. Washington Gladden served as the seventh pastor of First Church and is considered by many “The Prophet of the Social Gospel.” He is an important and much-celebrated figure in Christianity still today. He also made significant contributions to the City of Columbus. The park’s purpose is to celebrate social justice achievements while building and strengthening our community to continue working toward a just world for all. 

Learn more about the park by clicking the button below.


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