Posts by AUUC

Allegheny Hosts Vanderbilt Alternative Spring Break Students

Posted on Mar 8, 2014 in News

Over March 1 to March 8 community-minded Vanderbilt University students returned to Pittsburgh to volunteer with Gwen’s Girls, a North Side nonprofit that provides preventative services for at-risk girls. This is the second year we provided free lodging for the group at Unitarian House. The Vandy Alternative Spring Break program was started in 1987 and sends students around the country for service work during spring break. On Monday March 3 at we hosted a Pizza Open House courtesy of John Engberg, Gail Ward, and Kate and Mark Tomlinson, and the Board of Trustees. Was a fun evening and...

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Share the Plate Collection for Victims of the Charlestown WV Chemical Spill

Posted on Mar 1, 2014 in Justice Opportunities, Share the Plate

We share our offering plate each Sunday by donating half of our cash offerings to a justice partner. Our Share the Plate partner for March and April of 2014 is the UU Congregation of Charleston WV which is providing direct support and relief to families and communities affected by the recent Elk River chemical spill.

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Book Group to Read “Behind The Kitchen Door”

Posted on Jan 2, 2014 in Justice Opportunities, Upcoming Events

Book Group to Read “Behind The Kitchen Door”

A new Small Group Ministry Book Group is forming to read the 2013-14 UUA Common Read selection Behind The Kitchen Door which explores ethical eating and economic justice for restaurant workers. As the group progresses we hope to collaborate with the Unitarian Universalist Pennsylvania Legislative Action Network and the Restaurant Opportunity Center to do some advocacy work with the new restaurants planned for the Federal North development project in our neighborhood. Talk to Mark Tomlinson if you’d like to know more. Check the Events page for...

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Last chance for end of year gifts

Posted on Jan 2, 2014 in News

END OF YEAR GIFT TO ALLEGHENY – LAST CHANCE TO PARTICIPATE! A big huge THANK YOU to everyone who has made an End of Year gift to Allegheny.  Because of you, our financial standing at year’s end is a bit rosier, making it possible for us to more ably support our mission to put Unitarian Universalism into action in our neighborhood, our city and our world.  If you haven’t yet joined with others of our Beloved Community at this year’s end, please take this opportunity to participate.  The year-end drive winds up this Sunday, 1/5/2014.  We encourage you to make a gift...

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Writers Bloc: Find Your Voice

Posted on Jan 2, 2014 in Upcoming Events

This is writing from the heart, in community. Find your voice through short, creative writing exercises that we will share (only if we choose to!) with each other. No homework, no commitment, no judgment, just a chance to enjoy your creative spirit with others of like mind and heart. Meets first Monday and third Wednesday every month. Contact leader Jane Dirks for more info. Check the Events page for dates.    

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