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Worship

Worship is central at Allegheny, and happens every Sunday at 10:30am, year-round.

Our 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. Who’s speaking this week? Scroll down to see our upcoming schedule.

We hope to offer hybrid services soon but for now, please join us on Zoom. Log in information can be found in our FaceBook group, in the newsletter or by contacting the church.

Sunday at Allegheny

Sunday morning worship at Allegheny offers an opportunity to find spiritual refreshment, inspiration, and joy.

There are two ways to connect

Soul Space at 10:30 am

Where 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.

and following right after:

Worship Café at 11:00 am

At the Worship Café each week, Allegheny welcomes a fellow traveler on life’s journey. Café guests share their thoughts and passions to inspire us on the way.

Join us for one or both opportunities. Fellowship follows in the same location at 11:30 am.

The Worship Café Schedule for March –  spiritual focus on Renewing Faith

  • March 5 – Rev. Sunshine J Wolfe, Congregational Field Staff for the Central East Region of the UUA. Pastor Sunshine says, “Life is meant to be engaged with and opportunities to connect to beauty never go amiss, if I can help it.”
  • March 13 – Vocalist, songwriter, and recording artist Lea Morris has shared the stage with luminaries like Odetta, Mavis Staples, Dar Williams, and Anthony Hamilton and performs at diverse venues, including arts centers, universities, festivals, and places of worship.
  • March 20 – Our Café Minister, Rev. Deryck Tines, will bring a message about renewing faith.
  • March 27 – Krista Brolley has brought dedication and care to the role of Community Pantry Coordinator at East End Cooperative Ministry. Her humor and energy are infectious!

You Are Invited!

You are invited no matter what you believe, where you normally worship, or how you feel about God or spirituality. Come no matter how you’re dressed or what kind of mood you’re in. Come, especially, if you need to – if you need to feel the support of a community.

We may do some things differently that you’ve never seen at church. We’ll light a chalice, talk about our joys and sorrows, and about the spirit of life. Yes we talk about Unitarian Universalism but you’ll also hear about Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Humanism, Atheism, Earth-centered Spirituality, Paganism, and other religions and traditions. It’s all good.  Afterwards we’ll hang around and talk, and hopefully get to know each other a bit.

All are welcome!

We are a Welcoming Congregation.

Families and children of all ages are welcome!

You can read more about Religious Education for Children and Youth.