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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!)

Stay Connected to Justice

Posted by on Feb 12, 2013 in Justice Opportunities, News | Comments Off on Stay Connected to Justice

The church has an e-mail group specifically for social-justice related topics. To join, send us a “Sign me up!” e-mail.

WINTER WEATHER UPDATE

Posted by on Feb 2, 2013 in News | Comments Off on WINTER WEATHER UPDATE

Hello all –
Back in 2010 when we had such a snowy January and February the Worship Team spent some time discussing winter weather and how to handle. We said we’d share with the congregation yearly which I’m not sure we’ve done or needed to do since. But with snow falling gently outside right now, and some accumulation predicted overnight, here’s an outline so you have a better idea what to expect tomorrow.
The main thing to know is that the 10:30am worship service will NOT be cancelled – tomorrow or any Sunday. There are a few reasons for this. The first is that even if we wanted to cancel there will inevitably be folks who leave home and arrive to church and wouldn’t be fair to those folks to change things up. Second, on any given Sunday there will be folks who need to be in community together, or to share a heavy Joy or Sorrow, for whom having a service may be really important, or even life and death. Third, with our urban location in a walkable neighborhood during severe weather we actually tend to get more neighbors walking over for service who aren’t up for travelling to their home church but are looking for a place to worship.
So tomorrow – and every Sunday – there will be a service. In 2010 we had two Sundays where we held intimate fireside style services in the Emerson Room, and people showed up on cross-country skis. If the weather means that speakers, musicians, etc, can’t make it, then the service format may be a little different. But we’ll still be there for anyone who can make it! And we’ll make sure the sidewalks are shoveled and steps are cleared and you can get in and out of the building safely.
With that said, we understand that everyone is coming from different parts of town, and that roads or travel snafus may be enough to keep you home on some days. We certainly want you to evaluate the trip from your home to the North Side and make sure your personal safety is primary in your decision.
If we have updates to share we’ll post them to the Allegheny website so check there for the latest.
So enjoy the beauty of a winter storm tonight! I don’t know about you but I find shoveling snow to be a great spiritual practice. And hope to see you at Allegheny on Sunday.
Mark Tomlinson
President, Board of Trustees
Allegheny UU Church

Guest at Your Table Contributions

Posted by on Jan 13, 2013 in Justice Opportunities, News | Comments Off on Guest at Your Table Contributions

If you haven’t done so already, please participate in the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee’s Guest at Your Table tradition by making a donation to support our denomination’s human rights work in the United States and around the world. Learn more about the program. Allegheny UU Church is a UUSC Banner Society, an acknowledgment we get for having so many members give to UUSC’s efforts. You can bring your check to church next Sunday, or if you make a donation directly to UUSC, please note “Allegheny UU Church” on your check so it counts toward our congregation’s overall giving. Thank you for your commitment to supporting a more just world!

Powering Dreams of Hope through Share the Plate

Posted by on Dec 31, 2012 in Justice Opportunities, News | Comments Off on Powering Dreams of Hope through Share the Plate

Our new Share the Plate partner for Q1 2013 will be Dreams of Hope. Through the power of the arts, Dreams of Hope provides the region’s LGBT and allied youth a welcoming environment to grow in confidence, express themselves and develop as leaders. Their creative contributions educate audiences, build awareness and increase acceptance. We share our plate (one half of our cash offerings collected on Sunday morning) with Dreams of Hope this quarter in support of their important work and as an extension of our commitment to being a Welcoming congregation.

To learn more, visit www.dreamsofhope.org

Connect through Inreach Ministry

Posted by on Dec 31, 2012 in News | Comments Off on Connect through Inreach Ministry

At its best, church is a place to make deep connections–inner connections, connections to others, and connections to the greater good, the greater reality that some call God. The Inreach Ministry helps us stay connected to one another as a church community. If an Inreach Ministry member contacts you, please respond gratefully. To request contact, be in touch with Rev Dave, write to inreachministry <at> alleghenyuu <dot> org, or fill out a contact card at the Welcome Table.

Allegheny UU Receives “Creating Justice” Award

Posted by on Nov 1, 2012 in News | Comments Off on Allegheny UU Receives “Creating Justice” Award

Congratulations, Allegheny! We received a “Creating Justice” award from the UU Service Committee again this year for outstanding percentage of members of the UUSC, as you may have seen mentioned in your “UU World” magazine.

Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network (PIIN) 2012 Public Action Meeting

Posted by on Oct 12, 2012 in Justice Opportunities, News | Comments Off on Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network (PIIN) 2012 Public Action Meeting

 

Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network (PIIN) “Moving People of Faith Into Action”

2012 Public Action Meeting Thursday, October 18, 2012, 7:00-8:30pm

Rodef Shalom Congregation
4905 5th Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Join 1,200 people as we take action on local and regional issues

Transit: PIIN and our partners are coming together to kick-off a multi-year campaign to get sufficient dedicated local and state funding for public transit. We are better together!

Education: PIIN is seeking commitments to continue to work with PIIN and our partners to achieve equity for all of our students, which can only be achieved with a partnership of parents, community, administration and teachers.

Jobs and the Clean Rivers Campaign: ALCOSAN has proposed and plans to implement a multi-billion dollar fix to the sewer system. PIIN, as part of the Clean Rivers Coalition, wants this, the largest infrastructure investment in Allegheny County’s history, to do the maximum good in the community. We are pushing for good jobs, for green methods to help solve the storm water problem, and provide benefits to our communities and for strategies to reduce flooding.

Voter ID and Turnout: Civic participation is a cherished value of each of the faith traditions represented in PIIN and we will put it into action by encouraging and protecting the vote this November.


Voter ID Concert

Posted by on Sep 23, 2012 in Justice Opportunities, News | Comments Off on Voter ID Concert

Location TBD

 

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