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Sabbatical Update

Posted by on Oct 6, 2013 in News | Comments Off on Sabbatical Update

The ministerial sabbatical is set to start in January 2014, when Allegheny’s called minister, Rev. David McFarland begins his six-month sabbatical leave.

As an aid to communication, the Sabbatical Team has inaugurated a sabbatical update newsletter, which will be published bimonthly through June 2014.

Sabbatical Update Newsletter 1

Share the Plate Partner: Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network

Posted by on Sep 1, 2013 in News | Comments Off on Share the Plate Partner: Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network

Our current Share the Plate partner, The Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network (PIIN), is dedicated to social justice in the Pittsburgh region as well as throughout Pennsylvania. Currently PIIN is focused on the issues of stopping gun violence, improving public transit and education, and immigration reform. Allegheny has been a member of PIIN for many years, and Rev. Dave as well as members of the congregation are involved in the gun violence and transit task forces.

Earth Day donation helps fix bikes for Northside kids

Posted by on Aug 20, 2013 in News | Comments Off on Earth Day donation helps fix bikes for Northside kids

Special donations collected during our Earth Day service went to purchase bike parts to help repair bikes for Northside kids. Read more at The Northside Chronicle.

 

 

Share the Plate Partner: Unitarian Universalist Service Committee

Posted by on Jul 6, 2013 in News | Comments Off on Share the Plate Partner: Unitarian Universalist Service Committee

Our Share the Plate recipient for July and August 2013 is the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee which promotes human rights and social justice around the world.

UUSC’s new program, the UU College of Social Justice engages adults and youth in service trips to Haiti, New Orleans, India, Chiapas Mexico and other places with great need.

Learn more about the UU College of Social Justice.

Board of Trustees Officers Selected

Posted by on Jul 6, 2013 in News | Comments Off on Board of Trustees Officers Selected

The new Board of Trustees has met and selected officers.  It’s members are:  Mark Tomlinson, President; Liz Dell, Vice-President;  Donald Zeilman, Clerk;  Mac McMahon, Treasurer;  Matt Merriman-Preston;  Jane Schwarz; Gail  Ward.

Share the Plate Tops $11,000 for Justice Partners

Posted by on Jul 6, 2013 in News | Comments Off on Share the Plate Tops $11,000 for Justice Partners

As part of our commitment to social justice, we donate half of our Sunday offering to a justice partner. Beginning in July, we will move from a quarterly share the plate partner to a bi-monthly partner. This will enable us to support six organizations each year. To date, the Share the Plate program has raised $11,617.

Share the Plate History

2013
Jefferson Recreation Center – $1,107
Dreams of Hope – $1,470

2012
Mission Vision – $1,220
PIIN – $1,119
Northside Common Ministries Food Pantry – $1,050
Phoenix Witness Project – $1,052

2011
Appalachian Voices – $1,266
Pittsburgh Travelers Aid – $700
Northside Common Ministries – $1,200
Jeron Cares – $1,008

2010
Jeron Cares – $425

What do UU want to know?

Posted by on Jul 6, 2013 in News | Comments Off on What do UU want to know?

In his sermon on July 21, Rev. Dave will be addressing questions YOU ask and responding to thoughts You have or whatever YOU want to know about Unitarian Universalism as practiced at Allegheny. Please use the cards found on the display table in the Emerson (fireside) Room. The fun, the serious, the frivolous, the deeply theological… all will be considered! Let your imagination and your curiosity run wild and find what Rev. Dave comes up with on Sunday, July 21.

Q2 Share the Plate Partner: Jefferson Rec Center

Posted by on Apr 25, 2013 in News | Comments Off on Q2 Share the Plate Partner: Jefferson Rec Center

This quarter’s Share the Plate recipient is the Jefferson Recreation Center’s Summer Youth Program which will provide field trips and special programs over the summer months. We share our plate with Jeff Rec this quarter in support of their important work and we ask that you give generously so that we – and they – may accomplish more.

Spaghetti Dinner and Talent Show a Success

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in News | Comments Off on Spaghetti Dinner and Talent Show a Success

Allegheny’s Stewardship Committee hosted the highlight of Allegheny’s Spring social calendar, the Spaghetti Dinner and Talent Show. Charlie and Greg cooked up a sumptuous spaghetti dinner and members brought delicious and decadent desserts. Chris MC’d with style, and behind the scenes many folks organized and cleaned up. Most importantly, many members and friends shared their voices and talents for an evening of fun and togetherness, celebrating our wonderful community.

Vanderbilt University Students Visit

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in News | Comments Off on Vanderbilt University Students Visit

We were happy to host 12 undergrads from Vanderbilt University during March for their “Alternative Spring Break” program. Their mission coincides with part of our mission: to bring more justice. They’ve chosen a neighbor service organization, Gwen’s Girls, as their site to support this year. After reading our website and determining we might be a good fit, they reached out to us as a place where they could sleep and cook their meals. (The YMCA provided showers. Thanks, Bill!)