Posts by squid729

Community of “Covenant”

Posted on Sep 11, 2019 in Feature Stories, From Rev. Dave, News

Community of “Covenant”

You’ve found a community beyond belief! In conversations about religion, it’s common to ask, “What do you believe?” It’s a leading question. It assumes the only important or interesting thing is what a faith “believes.”  We are not a church of beliefs. We are a church beyond belief. Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church is a community of covenant. Covenant being an old churchy word for something like aspirations for how to be together. This is a community of promises and aspires to live deeply, authentically, and wholly; connected to one another, to society, and to...

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The 2019 Annual Congregational Meeting is Sunday May 19

Posted on May 9, 2019 in Upcoming Events

Our Annual Congregational Meeting will be held on Sunday May 19 2019 at 12pm in Founders Hall. Featuring the democratic process! All members are encouraged to attend and participate as a privilege and responsibility of membership. The meeting will include election of Trustees, reviewing the work of ministries and committees over the past year, a financial report, and presentation of a proposed budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year. Also a presentation on the strategic plan process that we’ve been busy discussing and discerning. All are welcome to attend. Current members who signed the...

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Share the Plate supports Gwen’s Girls

Posted on May 9, 2019 in News, Social Justice Activities

Share the Plate supports Gwen’s Girls

During March and April 2019 we collected $640 for our North Side neighbor and Alternative Spring Break partner Gwen’s Girls, which works to empower girls and young women to have productive lives through holistic, gender-specific programs, education and experiences, and offers a safe space where girls and young women can form relationships, build self-esteem, and gain resiliency. Allegheny’s Share the Plate program began in 2010 and directs half of our Sunday plate collection to justice partners doing important work in the communities of Pittsburgh’s North Side and beyond. To...

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Do Something: Support Trans People of Color

Posted on May 9, 2019 in Justice Opportunities, Upcoming Events

Ready to “Do Something” for trans people of color? The youth from the Unitarian Universalist Church of the South Hills are organizing local UUs to gather products requested by trans people of color which will be donated to PERSAD’s pantry. Here is a list of products that would be useful: Items with shae butter African hair & skin care items Socks (all sizes, but emphasis on sturdy not cute) Also requested are stable pantry items: chips, canned goods, pasta, rice, condiments, microwaveable, shelf-stable walk-n-eat type stuff. And bags to carry the items away! The...

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Share the Plate supports PA Interfaith Impact Network

Posted on Apr 11, 2019 in News, Social Justice Activities

During January and February 2019 we raised $622 for the Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network, a network of congregations and organizations committed to drawing together people of faith to act powerfully on local and regional issues of justice and fairness. Through community-building, working with politicians and policy makers, direct action, and negotiation, PIIN works to transform our communities. Allegheny’s Share the Plate program began in 2010 and directs half of our Sunday plate collection to justice partners doing important work in the communities of Pittsburgh’s North...

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