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Listening within, deeply

Posted on Jan 12, 2018 in Feature Stories, From Rev. Dave

Listening within, deeply

I like to think that, at least at Allegheny, we have come to an understanding of the yin/yang aspect of individualism and communitarianism. That’s what I experienced when we worshiped with community drumming during “Drumming in the New Year” worship the first Sunday of 2018. Community drumming is not just a worship experience—an invitation to nourish the soul. It’s an opportunity to heal, if you let it; to create community, if you make it; to listen to your own drum while listening to others in a way that makes the whole sound better. Or not. It’s all in your hands. “If you feel...

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Days of Action

Posted on Dec 22, 2017 in From Rev. Dave

Days of Action

On Martin Luther King Sunday this past year, we gathered to celebrate Rev. Dr. King’s legacy and commit to live it out! The “word cloud” above reflects the key elements of the ways we aspire to live our values, to become the people we’re inspired to be, to be that church that opens its doors to go out and find and serve with those around us. This end-of-the-year holiday season, take time to reflect on the social concerns that occupy your thoughts and touch your heart. Focus on what you can and shall do. Write them down. Post them on social media #liveloveboldly. What...

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Seeking Lead Religious Educator

Posted on Nov 1, 2017 in News

Seeking Lead Religious Educator

Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church in Pittsburgh’s Northside is looking for a collaborative, caring individual to oversee our faith development program for pre-K through 12-year olds, teaching the 8-11-year olds twice monthly, and recruiting and supporting adult volunteers. Love and clearances are must-haves. Below is the job posting. If you or somebody you know would be an asset to this ministry to children, please indicate interest to re@alleghenyuu.org.       Job Posting Lead Religious Educator Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church 416 W. North Avenue...

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The 2017 Ware Lecture by Bryan Stevenson

Posted on Jun 24, 2017 in Feature Stories, News

The 2017 Ware Lecture by Bryan Stevenson

"We will not change the world if we're not willing to do uncomfortable things."

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Mindful Summer

Posted on Jun 20, 2017 in Feature Stories, From Rev. Dave

Mindful Summer

So it was one of those summer days in early spring. We’re on the neighbor’s stoop. Her kids and mine, playing together. One of my boys had had a rough afternoon and makes another (ahem) mistake that I need to (ahem) correct. I get his attention, remind him of the mistake, and they continue playing. Then neighbor mom says, “How do you stay so calm when you do that?” Before I could reply, and completely matter-of-factly, my other son says, “He meditates.” Contemporary author, Brené Brown writes in Gifts of Imperfection, “Mindfulness requires that we not ‘over-identify’ with...

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