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>.



Switch to Green Energy

Posted by on Oct 12, 2012 in Justice Opportunities | Comments Off on Switch to Green Energy

As part of our commitment to Environmental Justice, we purchase our electricity from renewable sources. You can do the same… and support the church by following directions below. For everyone that switches to Viridian’s Green Energy under Allegheny UU Church, Viridian will make a monthly residual donation to the church.

To all our supporters:

The church has signed-up with Viridian Energy to participate in their Renewable Green Energy Initiative that:

  • Supports a cleaner, healthier environment!
  • Can save you money on your electric bill!
  • Supports Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church!

Here is how it works:

  • Sign up for 20% renewable energy at lower rates than Duquesne Light, or choose 100% wind energy for a slightly higher rate.
  • The local utility will continue to send just one bill.
  • You keep the same service from their utility company.
  • No long-term contract. Just month-to-month.
  • No credit check for under 5,000 kWh.
  • No cancellation fee.
  • The only difference is Viridian’s name and low rate are listed on the bill.

It’s FREE to sign- up…Make the switch today by following the guidelines below. (Takes about 2 minutes)

  1. Log onto:  www.viridian.com/AUUC
  2. Click on:  “Become a Customer”
  3. Find your utility:  Enter zip code for your residence
    1. Click on your utility company
    2. Account Class (Residential)
    3. Rate Plan (20% Everyday Green) or (100% Pure Green)
    4. Enter your account information exactly as it appears on your electric bill
    5. Confirm all your information:  Enter email and phone number
    6. Type in your e-signature

That’s it! Thanks so much for considering this way of supporting the planet and your church. And don’t forget, anybody can make the switch and support the work of Allegheny!

Voter ID Concert

Posted by on Sep 23, 2012 in Justice Opportunities, News | Comments Off on Voter ID Concert

Location TBD


more info

Provide room and board for Haitian Student

Posted by on Aug 5, 2012 in Justice Opportunities, News | Comments Off on Provide room and board for Haitian Student

The Pittsburgh Haiti Solidarity Committee (HSC) seeks two host families to provide room and board for a student from Haiti’s Bank for the Organized Poor (Fonkoze) who has received a scholarship to study at Duquesne University from mid-August 2012 to early May 2013. Host families provide a room for sleeping and studying to the student and food (not necessarily prepared meals). Fonkoze funds cover the costs for books, health insurance/medical care and a monthly stipend for incidentals. HSC pays transportation costs (monthly bus passes), gives guidance with signing up for courses, keeps in communication with the host family, acts as a liaison with Fonkoze, and provides a cell phone and social support. The commitment from a host family can be for the full year or for one semester only. For more information, contact Joyce Rothermel at 412-271-8414.