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Share the Plate Reaches $25,000!

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Share the Plate Reaches $25,000!

On Sunday November 20 we celebrated an important milestone as our Share the Plate program reached $25,000 in donations since its inception in 2010! Share the Plate directs half of the cash donations we receive each Sunday to carefully selected justice partners, organizations whose work on a variety of social justice issues deserves our recognition and support.

Our first recipient way back in 2010 was Jeron Cares, a scholarship fund begun as a memorial to Jeron Grayson, a Hill District college student who had recently been a victim of gun violence. Since then we have helped more than two dozen different partners. Some, like Northside Common Ministries and the Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network, we collaborate with regularly and we have committed to supporting annually. Others have been small projects , citywide or statewide organizations, or programs that our members are personally committed to. Our largest donation went to Dreams of Hope, which provides the region’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, and allied youth a welcoming environment to grow in confidence, express themselves, and develop as leaders.

As we reflect on reaching $25,000, we realize the success of Share the Plate has been the result of incredible generosity from our members, friends and regular visitors. Thank you all for helping us change the world!

Learn more about Share the Plate and see a full list of our Justice Partners.

 

 

Allegheny UU is on Instagram

Posted by on Nov 17, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Allegheny UU is on Instagram

Because a picture is worth a thousand words we’re now on Instagram! It’s a great place to share pictures, quotes, and more. Follow us to see our posts!

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Neighborhood Love Notes from Sunday November 13 2016

Posted by on Nov 17, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Neighborhood Love Notes from Sunday November 13 2016

Here are some of the #neighborhoodlovenotes messages shared on Sunday November 13 2016.

See more in our photo gallery at our Neighborhood Love Notes on Facebook

 

 

The #neighborhoodlovenotes effort was created by Rev. Ashley Horan, executive director of the Minnesota Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Alliance. The Twin Cities Pioneer Press has a nice writeup here: Post-election ‘love notes’ in chalk appearing around Twin Cities

Love notes screenshot from Pioneer Press

Share the Plate supports CeaseFirePA

Posted by on Nov 11, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Share the Plate supports CeaseFirePA

Our Share the Plate collection during September and October 2016 raised $709 for CeaseFirePA, which is working to reduce gun violence and gun tragedies in our communities, stop the flow of illegal guns onto ceasefirepaour streets, and keep guns out of the hands of people who should not have them.

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. So far we have collected and distributed $24,737 to 30 justice partners. If you know of an organization or project doing good works contact <sharetheplate at alleghenyuu.org>.

Job Opening: Religious Educator

Posted by on Nov 1, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Job Opening: Religious Educator

Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church in Pittsburgh PA has a job opening for a part-time Religious Educator. Applications are currently being accepted for this 5-hour-per-week, $15-per-hour position. Start date is December 1 or whenever a successful candidate is identified. Full info: Religious Educator Job Posting

 

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New “We Are Unitarian Universalists” Videos

Posted by on Oct 7, 2016 in News | Comments Off on New “We Are Unitarian Universalists” Videos

Who we are, what we do, and why it matters.

 

 

 

 

All videos Copyright Unitarian Universalist Association.

Share the Plate supports Jefferson Recreation Center

Posted by on Sep 7, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Share the Plate supports Jefferson Recreation Center

Our Share the Plate collection during July and August 2016 raised $473 for the Jefferson Recreation Center. Jeff Rec is located at the top of Monterey Street just a few blocks from the front door of our church and has long served the children of our neighborhood. We’ve also had a long-term commitment to support programs there with volunteers. Our donations funded field trips to local parks and recreation activities.

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. So far we have collected and distributed $24,028 to 29 justice partners. If you know of an organization or project doing good works contact <sharetheplate at alleghenyuu.org>.

Share the Plate Supports the Unitarian Universalist Pennsylvania Legislative Advocacy Network

Posted by on Jul 3, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Share the Plate Supports the Unitarian Universalist Pennsylvania Legislative Advocacy Network

Our Share the Plate collection during May and June raised $580 for the Unitarian Universalist Pennsylvania Legislative Advocacy Network, widely known as UUPLAN. We’re proud to be a Covenanting Congregation with UUPLAN, providing annual support for their work to bring Unitarian Universalist voices into the public square. Here’s more on their mission:

UUPLAN logoWe are Unitarian Universalists working together in common cause to embrace, articulate, and advocate for all goals of social and environmental justice. We come from all parts of the state, all walks of life, and we each bring our passions in service of a just and peaceful world. We leverage the commitment and skills of over 6,000 Unitarian Universalists in Pennsylvania to raise a loud, effective voice in Harrisburg.

We speak as people of faith to counter the religious extremism and proclaim social compassion and justice. Whenever possible we work in collaboration with other advocacy organizations of like mind and with grassroots constituencies to more effectively shape the direction of public policy in Pennsylvania.

We focus our energies on Anti-Mass Incarceration, Economic Justice, Reproductive Justice, Environmental Justice, Immigration Justice, and LGBT Justice.

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 Pitttsburgh’s North Side and beyond. So far we have collected and distributed $23,555 to 28 justice partners. If you know of an organization or project doing good works contact <sharetheplate at alleghenyuu.org>.

2016 Annual Report to the Congregation

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in News | Comments Off on 2016 Annual Report to the Congregation

Here is Allegheny UU’s 2016 Annual Report to the Congregation. Please review the materials in this report prior to the May 22 Annual Congregational Meeting.

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Alternate Spring Break at Allegheny UU

Posted by on May 14, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Alternate Spring Break at Allegheny UU

During March and April we hosted Alternate Spring Break groups from Vanderbilt University and the University of Delaware. Unitarian House was home base and students spent the week doing community service projects on the North Side and around the city, at agencies including Gwen’s Girls, New Voices Pittsburgh, The Pittsburgh Project, and Habitat for Humanity. This was our fourth year supporting VandyASB and first with UDaB! Thank you to the Allegheny YMCA which provided showers and to YA-RISE which hosted pizza socials both weeks.

Know of a group looking for an urban community service experience? Hook them up with Allegheny UU.

 

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