Current Advocate Update Newsletter

ADVOCATE UPDATE
Weekly updates for Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church
August 16, 2017

========== This Sunday =========

“Mindful Relationships” – Dr. Richard King
Sunday, August 20, 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 =========

“SPIRIT MUSIC” – Rev. David McFarland
Sunday, August 27, 10:30AM – 11:30AM

“LISTENING TO WORK” – Labor Day
Sunday, September 3, 10:30AM – 11:30AM

“A YEAR OF LISTENING DANGEROUSLY” – Rev. David McFarland
Sunday, September 10, 10:30AM – 11:30AM
REMEMBER TO GATHER AND BRING WATER for our Water Communion ritual during the INGATHERING SUNDAY service next month on September 10. Be it from the ocean, lake, creek, fountain, swimming pool, Water Steps, or just backyard hose spigot! Perhaps a teaspoon or a tablespoon or two, is enough to share. The water will be used in rituals during the coming year.
We will celebrate the regathering of this spiritual community as we gather the waters from the past summer in the annual Water Communion on September 10.

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

WE’RE GLAD YOU’RE OUR NEIGHBOR PICNIC
Saturday, September 23, 3:00PM – 7:00PM
With the help of a One Northside/Sprout Fund Neighbor-to-Neighbor grant, Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church and Northside Common Ministries are organizing a “We’re Glad You’re Our Neighbor” picnic on Saturday, September 23th, from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm to bring together people from all different cultural and faith backgrounds that make up the rich tapestry of our community. Through food, conversation, and entertainment, we hope to foster deeper understanding and appreciation for our uniqueness and similarities and draw people into closer relationship.
Guests are invited to bring a blanket or chair and a favorite dish to share. Musicians and performers from a variety of styles and backgrounds will help us celebrate through song and dance. Opportunities will be provided to share our unique stories and build new connections with neighbors.
The event is free and open to all. No tickets necessary.
Participating organizations: Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church – Bidwell Street United Presbyterian Church – Greater Pittsburgh Muslim Association
– Northside Common Ministries – United Somali Bantu Association
If interested in planning or supporting the efforts, please contact Jay at 412-323-1163 x7 or Kate at 412-378-2848.

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

“GET WOKE + STAY WOKE DISCUSSION GROUP: ALLEGHENY REFLECTIONS ON RACISM”
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 ==========

NOMINATIONS for “CELEBRATION OF CARING” AWARD WINNER
Nominations are due by September 1, 2017
Do you know a volunteer who is helping the areas hungry or homeless and deserving of recognition? Nominations are now being accepted for CELEBRATION OF CARING AWARD winners, a youth(under 21) and an adult(over 21). More information and printable nomination forms can be found at <www.ncmin.org>. .
Northside Common Ministries mission is to care for the needs of the areas hungry and homeless. Each year we celebrate the efforts of our neighbors who are out there doing this hard work. This year’s dinner will be held on November 3, 2017 at 6:00PM at the Grand Hall, The Priory on the Northside.

BLACK WOMEN fOR POSITIVE CHANGE -BW4PC <www.blackwomenforpositivechange.org> 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.

========== 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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