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Toys for Tots Collection

Posted by on Nov 5, 2017 in Feature Stories, News | 0 comments

Allegheny UU and other UUs of Greater Pittsburgh congregations will be collecting for the US Marine Corps Toys for Tots program again this year. Donated toys will go to Marine Corps collection points and will be distributed to children whose families might not otherwise be able to provide that joy on Christmas morning that comes when kids open gifts from family or ‘Santa’. It is easy to participate. Bring new, unwrapped toys to church by December 10th. No food items are permitted, and no used toys. Realistic looking toy weapons will be rejected. Toys should be in their original packaging, and if possible remove price tags. Please show the spirit of our beloved community and generosity and help disadvantaged families to have a merry Holiday Season.”

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Seeking Lead Religious Educator

Posted by on Nov 1, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church in Pittsburgh’s Northside is looking for a collaborative, caring individual to oversee our faith development program for pre-K through 12-year olds, teaching the 8-11-year olds twice monthly, and recruiting and supporting adult volunteers. Love and clearances are must-haves. Below is the job posting. If you or somebody you know would be an asset to this ministry to children, please indicate interest to re@alleghenyuu.org.

 

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“May our love bless you as you go, to help you learn and grow your soul.”

 

 

Job Posting
Lead Religious Educator
Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church
416 W. North Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Mailing address: 1110 Resaca Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

About Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church
We are a welcoming, urban congregation that puts Unitarian Universalism into action by celebrating life, nourishing the spirit and inspiring a commitment to justice.

Job Overview
Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church is seeking a responsible, caring individual to oversee the pre-K and Elementary programs Sunday mornings from 10:00 – 11:45am.
This is a year-round, on-going staff position for 8 hours per week (2-3 hours on Sunday) supervised by the Minister.

Responsibilities and qualifications

Religious Educator will be primarily responsible for:
•  Teach elementary classes twice monthly on Sunday morning
•  Contribute to at least quarterly all-ages services
•  Offer all-ages focus (story, lesson, song, etc.) at least monthly during Sunday worship
•  Coordinate, recruit, and support volunteers

Qualifications
•  Prior teaching experience, especially with behavioral needs children
•  Enthusiasm for and the ability to interact well with children
•  Caring and nurturing, and able to work collaboratively
•  Flexible and creative with children
•  Respect and teach the principles of Unitarian Universalism
•  Meet legally required clearances

How to Apply
To apply, please send cover letter, resume, references and other relevant materials to: re at alleghenyuu.org

Share the Plate supports the Refugee Resettlement Program of NAMS

Posted by on Oct 29, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Our Share the Plate collection during July and August 2017 raised $580 for the Refugee Resettlement Program of the Northern Area Multi-Service Center which provides refugees and immigrants services and support they need to rebuild their lives.

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 distributed $28,073 to 35  justice partners. If you know of an organization or project doing good works contact <sharetheplate at alleghenyuu.org>.

Share the Plate supports the UU PA Legislative Advocacy Network

Posted by on Oct 13, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Share the Plate supports the UU PA Legislative Advocacy Network

UUPLAN logoOur Share the Plate collection during May and June 2017 raised $550 for the Unitarian Universalist Pennsylvania Legislative Advocacy Network (UUPLAN), which leverages the commitment and skills of over 6,000 UUs and 40 UU congregations in Pennsylvania to raise a loud and effective voice for social justice issues and corresponding legislation in Harrisburg.

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 distributed $27,493 to 34 justice partners. If you know of an organization or project doing good works contact <sharetheplate at alleghenyuu.org>.

RE kids raise $500 in Healthy Snack Drive

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in News, Social Justice Activities | Comments Off on RE kids raise $500 in Healthy Snack Drive

Healthy treats make the summer tastier and far less stressful for families that rely on the Northside Community Food Pantry. The families that depend on  the Food Pantry struggle at home during the summer to make up for the free breakfast and lunch that their kids get at school.

This summer our Religious Education kids decided to put on a Summer Healthy Snack Food Drive for the Northside Food Pantry. After publicizing during church, going door-to-door in the neighborhood, and having a table at the Open Streets festival, the kids raised money and collected an estimated $500 in healthy snacks! On August 6th, the kids filled grocery carts, wheeled them over to the Northside Food Panter, stocked the shelves, and learned about how families access the pantry.

Ronald and Raven are 6 year-old twins that live with their mother and two older siblings. The twins love chewy fruit snacks but their mom rarely sees the treats at the food pantry and there is never enough money on her food assistance card for treats after she buys the basics needed to feed a family of five. Ronald and Raven came to the food pantry this week with their mom and they were thrilled to be able to each select a box of fruit chews  to have with their lunches at home this summer. Thanks to the Healthy Snack Drive sponsored by the kids at AUUC, Ronald, Raven and dozens of other kids whose families depend on the pantry for food are finding a special healthy snack with their lunch this summer.

Kids' Food Pantry Drive

The 2017 Ware Lecture by Bryan Stevenson

Posted by on Jun 24, 2017 in Feature Stories, News | Comments Off on The 2017 Ware Lecture by Bryan Stevenson

‘The opposite of poverty isn’t wealth—it is justice,” said Bryan Stevenson, founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) in Montgomery, Alabama, Saturday night at the Ware Lecture at General Assembly 2017 in New Orleans. He received a standing and thunderous ovation that lasted over a minute at the conclusion of his remarks. Stevenson, a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer who has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated, and the condemned, gave UUs clear direction on the work that must be done to create a more just world, including fully accepting our history as a racist society.

“I’m not interested in punishing America for this history—I want to liberate America,” Stevenson said, because on the other side of confession comes freedom.

Bryan Stevenson is author of Just Mercy, the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller and the UU “Common Read” for 2015-16.

Read more at UU World.

 

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Give Light! Make a Stewardship Pledge for 2017-18

Posted by on May 19, 2017 in Feature Stories, News | Comments Off on Give Light! Make a Stewardship Pledge for 2017-18

 

Our Give Light 2017-18 Stewardship Campaign is winding down and we need your commitment and support. This year, we’re asking you to reflect on how we, as a church community, are able to give light to the world around us. The programs and outreach that make it possible are fueled by your stewardship. Please consider making a pledge so that we can continue to grow our worship, religious education, and social justice programs into the future. Gifts of every size will make a difference. Make your pledge now. Or, make your pledge at church on any Sunday. Sunday May 21 is Stewardship Sunday, and Sunday June 4 we’ll host a Give Light Garden Party recognizing pledges received. Thank you!

Share the Plate supports YMWAHA

Posted by on May 7, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Share the Plate supports YMWAHA

Our Share the Plate collection during March and April 2017 raised $575 for  the Young Men and Women’s African Heritage Association (YMWAHA), which provides cultural, arts, and education programs geared towards empowering school age children and their families.

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 distributed $26,943 to 33 justice partners. If you know of an organization or project doing good works contact <sharetheplate at alleghenyuu.org>.

We Are Unitarian Universalists Video

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Feature Stories, News | Comments Off on We Are Unitarian Universalists Video

Who we are, what we stand for, and an invitation to join us.

Share the Plate supports PA Interfaith Impact Network

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Share the Plate supports PA Interfaith Impact Network

Our Share the Plate collection during January and February 2017 raised $753 for the PA Interfaith Impact Network (PIIN), 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 the processes of 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 Side and beyond. To date we have collected and distributed $26,368 to 32 justice partners. If you know of an organization or project doing good works contact <sharetheplate at alleghenyuu.org>.