Go With the Flow at the Jumonville Spring Retreat!
After such a difficult winter, it’s hard to believe that Spring is finally here. Come celebrate with us at the Jumonville Spring Retreat, May 2-4, 2014 at the Jumonville Retreat Center in Fayette County, PA (about an hour south of Pittsburgh).
We’ll be joined by Lauren Sims, co-owner of Inner Hearth Yoga in Point Breeze, who will lead a restorative Yin Yoga workshop.
Everyone is welcome at the retreat, whether you come for the full weekend, stay just one night, or only take a ride down for Saturday. Perfect for kids or kids at heart, it’s a time for us to be together to learn, relax, worship and just have fun!
Register for the spring retreat here.
Adult Faith Development
Welcome to Adult Faith Development at First Unitarian Church! Our offerings are open to all members and friends, new and longstanding. We invite and
encourage you to explore a rich variety of courses, presentations, and events this
fall that reflect our mission to “Connect, Inspire, and Serve.”
There are two opportunities to attend a Membership Orientation coming up soon:
Three Sundays: March 23, 30, and April 6 12:30 – 2:15 p.m. in the Schweitzer Room
Leaders for the Membership Orientation will be Rev. David Herndon and members of the Membership Committee
More: Adult Faith Development; Spring 2014 Adult Faith Development Catalog
Pastoral Care & Caring Connection
Pastoral care is available to all members and friends, new and longstanding. Our Caring Connections program is coordinated by the Rev. Robin Zucker. If you would like to join the Caring Connections team, please contact the Rev. Zucker at 412-727-6870 (home study - preferred),
412-621-8008, ext 110 (church),
978-505-7245 (mobile - urgent calls) or email@example.com.
SongSpace at First Unitarian
Tracy Grammer with special guest The Early Mays
Saturday, May 10 at 7:30 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm) in the Sanctuary
Tracy Grammer rose to acclaim as half of the “postmodern, mythic American folk: duo, Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer. From 1998-2001, they released three chart-topping folk albums featuring Carter's Americana songcraft and toured with Joan Baez. Called “the new voice of modern folk music,” the duo was in its ascendancy when Carter suffered a fatal heart attack in 2002. Determined to honor their journey and bring Carter’s songs to broader audiences, Grammer kept to the road and now tours internationally. Her latest release, “Little Blue Egg,” was the #1 most-played album on Folk Radio in 2012. Grammer has become one of folk music's most beloved performers. Renowned for her springwater-clear alto, perfectly intoned violin and guitar playing that is by turns percussive and delicate, Grammer has also become a masterful storyteller with an ease and charisma on stage, not to mention a riotous sense of humor. www.tracygrammer.com
The Early Mays were born at a holiday service of American folk music at First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh in 2011. The Appalachian-inspired folk songs of Judith Avers, Ellen Gozion and Emily Pinkerton are built on deep country sensibilities, masterful ballad singing and a sweet old-time sound. www.theearlymays.com