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ADVOCATE UPDATE
Weekly updates for Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church
July 19, 2017

“MINDFUL COMMUNITY” – Dr. Richard King
Sunday, July 23, 10:30AM – 11:30AM

SHARE THE PLATE
OUR PARTNER for July and August is NAMS, NORTHERN AREA MULTI-SERVICE CENTER (NAMS) Refugee Resettlement Program
Each year families and individuals from all parts of the world, who have fled their homes in fear of persecution, call Pittsburgh their home. As the largest resettlement program in Pittsburgh, CARR welcomes and assists these refugees as they arrive and resettle in our city. With the support of the U.S. Department of State’s Reception and Placement (R&P) Program and the United State Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) we provide newly arrived refugees with the basic services and support they need to rebuild their lives.

========== UPCOMING SUNDAYS =========

“WORSHIP BEYOND WALLS” – Rev. David McFarland
Sunday, July 30, 10:30AM – 11:30AM

MINDFUL NEIGHBORHOODS – “BUILDING the BELOVED NEIGHBORHOOD” – Rev. Deryck Tines
Sunday, August 6, 10:30AM – 11:30AM

========== ALLEGHENY ANNOUNCEMENTS ==========

WALKING WITH YOU
*Laura’s Joe, through recovery from yesterday’s heart surgery.
*AJ, through tomorrow’s cancer surgery.
InReach Ministry

Allegheny UU is hosting the CLUSTER (UUs of Greater Pittsburgh) PICNIC on July 30, please make plans to attend and get to know fellow UU’s from from Western PA in a fun, informal setting.
The picnic will begin at 12:30PM, Sunday, July 30 at the Chapel Shelter in Riverview Park – just a short drive from AUUC.
There will be lots to do: walking and hiking trails, playground, pool, lawn games, kibbutzing, and more. Family-friendly, there will be some kid’s activities planned. Please bring a dish to share. Also, BYOB. And bring a folding chair! Rain or shine as the building is covered.
If you have questions or would be able to help on the day of the picnic please contact Greg Blackman: 412 680-506; gab414@aol.com

2017 NATIONAL NIGHT OUT is Tuesday, August 1! Plan to be part of this annual neighborhood event.
If you’re able to volunteer as representative of the church, contact Rev Dave <minister@alleghenyuu.org> right away!
“Hosting a National Night Out celebration in your neighborhood is a great way to catch up with neighbors and make new friends, along with getting to know public safety personnel who serve you everyday. Each year, more Pittsburgh neighborhoods participate with picnics, porch parties, face painting, games and more! I invite all Pittsburgh residents to join in on the fun!” Mayor Bill Peduto

========== REGULARLY AT ALLEGHENY ===========

“GET WOKE + STAY WOKE DISCUSSION GROUP”
2nd Sundays, 12:00PM – 1:30PM, Founders Hall, 416 W. North Ave.
Members and friends meet for conversations about race
https://www.facebook.com/auucreflections/

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION
Tuesdays, 10:30AM – 11:30AM, Unitarian House, 1110 Resaca Place
During the summer, the Mindfulness Meditation group will meet at a slightly earlier time: 10:30AM.

SANDWICH MAKING
Tuesdays, 5:30PM – 6:30PM, Founders Hall, 416 W. North Ave.
“for Operation Save-a-Life, feeding local people who live on the street.”

PLEASANT VALLEY SHELTER MEAL 3rd Thursday, 8:00PM

GIANT EAGLE GROCERY CARDS FUND RAISER
Place order by the last Sunday of the month – receive cards on the next Sunday.
You receive full value, Allegheny receives 3%-5% of cost of cards ordered.
Questions? Contact Betty Schwarz

STAY CONNECTED TO THE COMMUNITY
CONTACT <justice@alleghenyuu.org> to connect with church justice efforts.
VISIT OUR WEBSITE at <http://www.alleghenyuu.org> for all meetings and events, check Calendar & then Stay Informed.
JOIN US ON FACEBOOK at <https://www.facebook.com/AlleghenyUU>.
HOW ABOUT TWITTER: <twitter.com/AlleghenyUU>.

========== FAITH & JUSTICE PARTNER EVENTS ==========

UUs of GREATER PITTSBURGH
Come out for one of our UUs of Greater Pittsburgh summer events!
*PICNIC at Riverview Park,
Sunday July 30, 12:30PM – 3:30PM

UUs of GREATER PITTSBURGH
*PIRATE GAME,
Monday August 21, 7:05PM More information at <http://uupittsburgh.org/ or David Miles <dmiles695@verizon.net>, 412-318-1990
Reserve Tickets by July 15!

BLACK WOMEN FOR POSITIVE CHANGE  are pleased to announce the Premiere of their new film:

“DROP- A STORY OF TRIUMPH”
Wednesday, September 6, 6:00PM
Penn Hills Cinema, Penn Hills Shopping Center, 75 Federal Drive, PA 15235
Tray Chaney, co-star of the “Drop” and HBO’s “The Wire” will make a special guest appearance.
PLEASE COME OUT AND SUPPORT BW4PC. This film, geared to youth, emphasizes the importance of completing high school.

BW4PC <www.blackwomenforpositivechange.org>

========== 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. There are some flyers at Allegheny.

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