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Spiritual Focus: Spiritual Growth

Posted on May 6, 2015 in From Rev. Dave

Spiritual Focus: Spiritual Growth

If it’s not changing, it’s not alive; and if it’s not growing, it’s dead.

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We Welcome You

Posted on Jan 3, 2015 in Feature Stories

We Welcome You

Grow your soul here at Allegheny. Come as you are and become who you are inspired to be!

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Celebrating the Kwanzaa Principle of “Imani”

Posted on Dec 30, 2014 in From Rev. Dave

Celebrating the Kwanzaa Principle of “Imani”

On December 28th, 2014, we gathered to honor Kwanzaa and the principle of Imani or “faith.” Acknowledging that ours is a religious tradition that lives with both faith and doubt, everybody we know has faith in something because a truly faith-less person would never get out of bed! Starting off with Charlie Brown Christmas music from Tom Roberts and then sharing song together and food for the Pantry, Rev. Dave set the Kwanzaa table and shared a faith-full story from our Universalist past, Rev. John Murray preaching in Thomas Potter’s chapel in Good Hope, New Jersey. We heard...

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Build an Altar to All Souls

Posted on Oct 30, 2014 in Upcoming Events

Build an Altar to All Souls

November 2 is “The Feast of All Souls” in the Christian calendar that follows “Samhain” in the European Pagan calendar. In both traditions, it is a time to connect to those who have “crossed over” before us. Celebrate the recent- or long-passed dearly departed. Bring a picture or memento of a loved one who has been a particular inspiration to you along your spiritual journey. We will be blessing them and our memories of them by building a communal “Altar to All Souls” during worship. Meanwhile, the children will be exploring the Mexican Dia de los...

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Enter into the spiritual practice of creating beloved community

Posted on Sep 1, 2014 in Feature Stories

Enter into the spiritual practice of creating beloved community

There are many interpretations of what makes us human. Some say it’s music. Some say it’s language. Some say it’s prayer… memory… planning… religion… altruism… love… Jack Kerouac wrote in Book of Dreams, “All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all (hu)mankind together.” Whatever it is that makes us human, one thing is clear: There is no human being without human community. Throughout all human times and places, humanity has reached deep and found that spiritual community is an essential (in the sense of both...

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