Feature Stories

Stay Away & Stay Connected!

Posted on Mar 14, 2020 in Feature Stories, News, Upcoming Events

Stay Away & Stay Connected!

In order to care for the health of ourselves and our community, we're going online only for a few weeks, until at least April 12!

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Resilience as spiritual practice

Posted on Feb 6, 2020 in Feature Stories, From Rev. Dave

Resilience as spiritual practice

Resilience is the whole-hearted, courageous act of allowing ourselves to be inspired by all life, to live more deeply because of adversity, to thrive through discomfort, to be transformed by challenge, and to allow all of life’s experiences to inspire us to fully occupy the soul.

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Many Sources of Faith

Posted on Sep 12, 2019 in Feature Stories, From Rev. Dave

Many Sources of Faith

“You can believe anything you want to here.” Well, no. But you will be encouraged to dig deep and discover what you really believe and will be inspired and challenged to live out those beliefs through your daily life and deepest commitments. “But then not everybody believes the same thing!” Yes! That’s the beauty of life among human beings. We don’t have to believe together in order to grow together and do good work together. After all, life on Earth screams multiplicity, creativity, and abundance. Rivers flow quickly… Continents flow slowly… Snowflakes…...

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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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What’s going on around here?

Posted on Jun 23, 2019 in Feature Stories, News

What’s going on around here?

Only connect! That was the whole of her sermon. Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, and human love will be seen at its height. Live in fragments no longer. Only connect, and the beast and the monk, robbed of the isolation that is life to either, will die. (E.M. Forster, Howards End, chapter 22) Life Is Connection Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church is about connecting. Connecting to faith, to deep experiences of love and compassionate engagement, to spirit and soul and the divine life, to self and one another and neighbors; all of which...

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PrayerSong

Posted on Jun 8, 2019 in Community Moments, Feature Stories

PrayerSong

Second Sunday PrayerSong offers a more than usually contemplative worship experience of word, song, and lots of stillness. Not the pure silence of the mountain monastery, but the stillness of an inner-city church where we welcome as part of the experience the street noises, creaking pews or bones, and wiggly, crying babies (as Rev Dave says, if there’s not a fussy child in worship it doesn’t count and we’d have to do it all over again anyway). So it won’t be the typical “hymn-sermon-hymn sandwich.” But it will nourish your soul if you let it. Each reading, each time of stillness,...

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