What You Can Do for Justice

Community BoardJoin us to create compassionate justice grounded in spiritual community! Here’s some of what you can do: Put together weekly meals for the street homeless. Make and serve a monthly dinner at a local men’s shelter. Advocate for things like public transportation and against things like gun violence. Bring a food donation on Sundays. Place some money in our Sunday collection plate which we’ll share with a worthy justice partner.

If you’re looking for ways to get involved, share your gifts, and serve the common good; you’ve come to the right place. Here are some specific opportunities to get involved. Our Justice League coordinates our justice work, contact them at <justice at alleghenyuu.org>.

 

 

Assemble Care Packages for Women’s Shelter

Posted by on Nov 27, 2019 in Justice Opportunities, Social Justice Activities, Upcoming Events | Comments Off on Assemble Care Packages for Women’s Shelter

One of the more egregious holiday myths is that domestic violence increases during this season. Myth though it may be, we know that for survivors, domestic violence knows no season. The need is always with us. 
Our current Justice Partner, Black Women for Positive Change, has invited us to join them in helping serve the North Hills Women’s Shelter by providing “care packages” for women and their minor children who are escaping domestic violence. 

Here’s what you can do: 

  • Bring care package items to church between now and December 15.
  • Be there December 15 to help put together the care packages along with Black Women for Positive Change.  
  • Pray for the families and for peace in our homes. 
  • Invite your neighbors and friends to do all or any of the above. 

Allegheny will be hosting a “care package collection” event Sunday, December 15, after church, of all the items we collect. 

Items to put into the care packages include: 

  • blankets
  • baby bibs
  • diapers
  • gift cards (especially for McDonald’s & Target, etc.) 
  • underwear
  • deodorant
  • adult coloring books
  • flip-flops
  • baby wipes
  • ear buds
  • wash cloths

There’s always something to do. And there’s always a way to help. 

Film Screening – Transient: First 100 Days of Trump

Posted by on Jun 28, 2019 in Justice Opportunities, News, Social Justice Activities | Comments Off on Film Screening – Transient: First 100 Days of Trump

Join us July 20th at 7pm for a screening with director Mark Janavel of the film Transient, featuring reflections from the trans community on Trump’s first 100 days of office. A free-will offering will be taken.

Do Something: Support Trans People of Color

Posted by on May 9, 2019 in Justice Opportunities, Upcoming Events | Comments Off on Do Something: Support Trans People of Color

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 plan is to gather these items at Allegheny UU throughout May, and then have the youth deliver them to PERSAD on Sunday May 26 after worship. Your generosity is appreciated!

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Share the Plate supports Bend the Arc: Pittsburgh

Posted by on Jan 19, 2019 in News, Share the Plate, Social Justice Activities | Comments Off on Share the Plate supports Bend the Arc: Pittsburgh

During November and December we raised $855 for Bend the Arc: Pittsburgh, part of a national movement of tens of thousands of progressive Jews that believes in the beautiful but unfulfilled promise of this country as a land of opportunity, justice, and equality for all. In the face of racism, inequality, and the politics of fear, we are asked to rise up with courage to act boldly for justice, believing that together we have the power to transform this country.

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 date we have collected and disbursed $33,877 to 43 justice partners. If you know of an organization or project doing good works contact <sharetheplate at alleghenyuu.org>.

January-February Justice Partner is Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network

Posted by on Jan 17, 2019 in Feature Stories, News, Share the Plate, Social Justice Activities | Comments Off on January-February Justice Partner is Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network

The Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church congregation is committed to sharing one half of the cash offering received each Sunday with a justice partner doing good works beyond our walls.

Allegheny’s Share-the-Plate justice partner for January and February 2019 is the Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network (PIIN), a network of congregations and organizations in Southwestern Pennsylvania committed to drawing together people of faith to act powerfully on local and regional issues of justice and fairness.

 

November-December Justice Partner is Bend the Arc: Pittsburgh

Posted by on Nov 3, 2018 in News, Share the Plate, Social Justice Activities | Comments Off on November-December Justice Partner is Bend the Arc: Pittsburgh

The Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church congregation is committed to sharing one half of the cash offering received each Sunday with a justice partner.

Our November-December Share the Plate justice partner is Bend the Arc: Pittsburgh. Bend the Arc is part of a national movement of tens of thousands of progressive Jews that believes in the beautiful but unfulfilled promise of this country as a land of opportunity, justice, and equality for all. In the face of racism, inequality, and the politics of fear, we are asked to rise up with courage to act boldly for justice, believing that together we have the power to transform this country.