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.
Join Us for Sunday Worship in the Sanctuary or Online
Sunday morning worship at Allegheny offers an opportunity to find spiritual refreshment, inspiration, and joy. We worship together in the sanctuary and online through Zoom. For Zoom access, please contact us.
Services are lay-led by members and friends of the congregation with Rev. Deryck Tines providing a monthly message, typically on the third Sunday. During our other services, we regularly have guest speakers from the wider UU world, the artistic community, and the local justice community. Join us every Sunday for a unique experience.
Onsite Safety Policy
Allegheny UU Church uses the CDC COVID-19 Community Level designation for Allegheny County to determine which prevention action to take. Each level helps convey how much COVID-19 is affecting our community using data on hospitalizations and cases. Using these data, the county is classified as low, medium, or high on a weekly basis.
When the COVID-19 Community Level is LOW, Masks are Optional
When the COVID-19 Community Level is MEDIUM, Masks are Recommended
When the COVID-19 Community Level is HIGH, Masks are Required
You will find the Allegheny County COVID-19 Community Level at
Soul Space at 10:30 am
Together we create a peaceful space for prayer and reflection. This weekly meditation begins with welcoming words and a time for our prayers and intentions. An invitation to stillness and a period of reflection conclude the service.
Worship Café at 11:00 am
Each week at the Worship Café, Allegheny welcomes a fellow traveler on life’s journey. Café guests share their thoughts and passions to inspire us on the way.
Fellowship at 11:30 am
Time for open community discussion and connection.
The Soul Space spiritual focus for December is The Path of Wonder.
Here are recent and upcoming guests.
November 27 | Rabbi Jeremy Sher
Rabbi Sher, a Jewish Renewal rabbi, is a staff chaplain for Mount Zion Hospital, San Francisco. He has also worked at Lemuel Shattuck State Hospital in Boston, where he focused on psychiatric chaplaincy and had his first demon-possession case. He is the author of the 2020 article “Chaplain, Can You Do an Exorcism?” published in the Harvard Divinity Bulletin, and has spoken to national audiences on various topics in chaplaincy and Jewish Renewal, including demon possession.
December 4 | James Clarke
Unitarian Universalist seminarian, aspiring chaplain, and proud geek, James Clarke, returns to Worship Café to offer his thoughts on how the animated sitcom Futurama can help people better understand theology. Warning: references to “cool crimes” and “shiny metal ass-biting” may be included (these are direct references to jokes within Futurama!).
December 11 | Tom Roberts
Friend of Allegheny, Tom Roberts, is one of the leading exponents of early jazz piano in the world today. Originally from Pittsburgh, Tom has recorded over 40 albums and has performed throughout the United States and Europe. He is a versatile music historian with special focus on the Early Jazz era. He has contributed articles for magazines such as Piano Today and is a frequent guest at National Public Radio. Join us at Worship Café for some inspiring talk and great music!
News & Updates
This is a time when many are experiencing an increase in food insecurity, and there is concern over our stewardship of the earth. Here at Allegheny we are holding up Grow Pittsburgh through June. Their mission is to teach people how to grow food and promote the...
Please join us Sunday, June 5th at 2:00pm for the 117th Annual Congregational Meeting, online via Zoom. More details to come.
Starting Sunday, May 15th, you can choose to attend onsite at church, or online via Zoom. Read these important details before attending.