Social Justice Activities

Racial Justice

Posted on Sep 23, 2012 in Social Justice Activities

Racial Justice

As a historically Euro-American institution, we are conscious of our responsibilities for the historically marginalized. We celebrate Black Heritage Month, welcome African-American community leaders to the pulpit throughout the year, participate in the North Side Old Timers, hold anti-oppression workshops, and host musical performances and other artistic events that empower women and people of color. In addition to our work with neighbors who are poor or homeless, we actively support anti-violence work through, among other projects, One Vision One Life, the North Side Peace Network (NSPN),...

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Shelter Meals

Posted on Sep 23, 2012 in Social Justice Activities

Shelter Meals

The Pleasant Valley men’s shelter at Northside Common Ministries provides emergency shelter, showers and a warm meal to 25 homeless men each night. On the third Thursday of each month, Allegheny UU provides and serves a warm and wholesome meal to the shelter’s guests. Join in by contacting Chris McKeever at (412) 481-3053.   Photo credit Judy...

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Operation Save-A-Life

Posted on Aug 12, 2012 in Social Justice Activities

Operation Save-A-Life

Each week members of Allegheny gather in the kitchen to make 20-40 meal bags for Operation Save-a-Life to use in their outreach to the homeless population in Pittsburgh. Members and friends of AUUC have been working with OSAL for about two years and in the process have made over 3,000...

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Food Pantry Collections

Posted on Aug 12, 2012 in Social Justice Activities

Food Pantry Collections

Northside Common Ministries (NCM) continues to see more people than ever before in the food pantry. At this time about 600 families come to the pantry each month to receive food. With a 23% increase of families living below the poverty line on the North Side, the need for the pantry is more apparent than ever before. In the autumn and summer, we collect food for the Northside Common Ministry’s Food Pantry, the largest pantry in the city. Our youth-led Fall 2010  campaign was covered in the Post-Gazette, Youth group delivers donations to North Side food pantry....

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Jefferson Recreation Center

Posted on Aug 12, 2012 in Social Justice Activities

Jefferson Recreation Center

Our volunteers  have been instrumental in assisting the kids at the City of Pittsburgh’s Jefferson Recreation Center, including coordinating art projects and helping secure hot food for the kids through a County program. Those who volunteer regularly develop real relationships with the kids at Jeff...

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GLBTQ Pride

Posted on Aug 12, 2012 in Social Justice Activities

GLBTQ Pride

Our participation in Pittsburgh’s annual GLBTQ Pride March is an outward symbol of our commitment to civil rights for all. The second Sunday in June is the one day in the year that church starts an hour early so that we make sure to catch our bus in time for Pittsburgh’s annual PrideFest. As the first congregation in Pittsburgh to bring an openly ordained gay man as called minister, we continue to put our faith into action taking our affirmation of the lives and rights of BGLQT people to the...

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