Posted on Aug 5, 2015 in Uncategorized

ADVOCATE UPDATE
Weekly updates for Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church
August 5, 2015========== THIS SUNDAY AT ALLEGHENY ==========Donald Zeilman – “Peace Meditation”
Sunday, August 9, 10:30AM– 11:30AM

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OUR PARTNER for July and August 2015 is PIIN
The Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network (PIIN) is dedicated to social justice in the Pittsburgh region as well as throughout Pennsylvania. Currently PIIN is focused on the issues of stopping gun violence,improving public transit and education, and immigration reform. Allegheny has been a member of PIIN for many years, and Rev. Dave as well as members of the congregation are involved in the gun violence and transit task forces.

========== REGULARLY AT ALLEGHENY ==========

TAI CHI
Thursdays, 8:00PM – 9:00PM, Founders Hall

PLEASANT VALLEY SHELTER MEAL
3rd Thursday, 8:00PM August 20

GIANT EAGLE GROCERY CARDS FUND RAISER
Place order by Sunday, July 26, 2015 – receive cards on August 2.

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========== COMING UP AT ALLEGHENY =========

John Ballance – “Grace, Forgiveness, and Love — And Other Myths”
Sunday, August 16, 10:30AM– 11:30AM

Rev. Deryck Tines – “Allies for Peace, Justice, & Love”
Sunday, August 23, 10:30AM– 11:30AM

John Ballance – “Lessons the Rabbi Tried to Teach Us”
Sunday, August 30, 10:30AM– 11:30AM

========== CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS ==========

SUMMER SOUL SPIRIT STOOP
Friday, August 7, 6:00PM – 8:00PM
Porch of Unitarian House at 1110 Resaca Place
In the tradition of a Northside “Stoop” Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church invites our friends and neighbors to our second Summer Soul Spirit Stoop. Join us. No church service, just drinks, appetizers, and a chance to chat. Do you have questions? We do too! Bring wine or a snack to share.  We’ll “Stoop” again on Friday, September 11.

SUNDAY SNACKS FOR CHILDREN
Our church kids enjoy snacks almost as much as the adults enjoy coffee. Our snack supply is getting low so we could use your help. Please add some juice boxes or cereal bars to your cart when you’re shopping. They also like boxed or packaged goldfish, peanut butter crackers, and small cups of fruit. Of course some of their favorite snacks are Oreos and chips. It’s fine if you leave the snacks in the church kitchen or in the U house kitchen. The kids will really appreciate it.  Thanks so much, The RE Team

START YOUR WEEKEND WITH THE HAPPIER HOUR!
Friday, August 14, 6:00PM
If traditional services don’t serve to nourish your minds and souls, Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church offers The Happier Hour, a vibrant and organic alternative service that includes many of the elements of Sunday service that you know and love (music, meditation, fellowship), while catering to those of us who, for whatever reason, need something a little different for their fulfillment.  We hope that you’ll join us for the first Happier Hour on August 14th at 6:00PM.  The service will last from 30-45 minutes, and the doors will open at 5:30PM.   This is to help leave the grind behind and kick off the weekend with some beverages (alcoholic and non-) and fellowship.  (Please be aware that we will not be providing child care.)  Please feel free to contact Shane Freeman with any questions at <shanecfreeman@gmail.com> or 724-709-4439.

THANK YOU FOR PURCHASING GIANT EAGLE CARDS
$2,347 was earned for Allegheny UU by our 13 monthly purchasers and half dozen occasional purchasers who bought Giant Eagle Cards during the past year (July 2014-June 2015). Giant Eagle contributes 4% or 5% to Allegheny depending on the value of the cards that we order. We’d like to move up to 5% on a monthly basis with the help of more shoppers.  If you shop at Giant Eagle, please consider buying cards to benefit Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church.  See Betty Schwarz on Sunday or email <office@alleghenyuu.org> for more information, or to place an order. It is a contribution that doesn’t cost you a cent.

========== FAITH & JUSTICE PARTNER EVENTS ==========

BLACK LIVES MATTER
Please show your commitment to the worth and dignity of all people by purchasing a Black Lives Matter yard sign (stakes included).  The cost is only $7.  Contact Shane Freeman at  <shanecfreeman@gmail.com> or 724-709-4439 for details.

THE NATIONAL MOBILIZATION AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY AND THE FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE is holding a peaceful march and demonstration.
Sunday, August 9, 12:00 Noon
Freedom Corner (Centre Ave. & Crawford) marching to the David Lawrence Convention Center
August 9, 2015 marks one year since the violently racist and brutal murder of Michael Brown by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darrin Wilson.  It also marks the beginning of a concerted movement by Blacks/New Afrikans, people of color, youth, students and other affected & concerned people to challenge and change the criminal justice system regarding police brutality and terror against civilians, especially people of color.

THE SCIENCE OF GLOBAL WARMING AND ITS IMPACTS, IN PLAIN ENGLISH
Sunday, August 23, 2:00PM
Bistro-to-Go, 415 East Ohio Street, Pittsburgh 15212
In case you missed the first time at AUUC this April, Dave Whaley, retired Biophysicist will be presenting again.  His goal is to help everyone to understand what is at stake. Being a person of hope, Dave will then follow by what to do about it, now while there is time to prepare. The total will go from 2:00PM to about 5:00PM, or later if there is substantial discussion and questions. Coffee and tea will be provided.

IN CONCERT BY POPULAR DEMAND!
Saturday, August 22 2015
2359 West Ingomar Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
The Unitarian Universalist Church of the North Hills presents your Summer Institute favorites, “You, You and Me” (Hal Walker, Kathy Ke and Andy Franz) singing for us.   Suggested Admission $10.00.

========= About Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church ==========

We are a welcoming, urban congregation that puts Unitarian Universalism into action by celebrating life, nourishing the spirit, and inspiring a commitment to justice.

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