605 Morewood Avenue · Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2999 · 412-621-8008

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Welcome to the First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh!


We are a progressive, theologically liberal, urban church that provides a warm and supportive sense of community.  In addition to our Sunday morning worship celebrations, we offer religious education classes for children and youthmany different ways to work for justice and compassion in the larger communityfrequent gatherings for young adults and students; ongoing faith development opportunities for adults; several opportunities for involvement in performing arts groups; and many other opportunities for living a more spiritually oriented life in community with others.  We have a deep commitment to social justice and human rights, and some of our partners in ministry include the Unitarian Universalist Pennsylvania Legislative Advocacy Network (UUPLAN), East End Cooperative Ministry (EECM), and the Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network (PIIN).



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Worship Celebrations

Worship Celebrations in September at 9:30 and 11:00 AM


By Our Fruits

Rev. David Herndon, Senior Minister

For Ingathering Sunday, let’s focus our attention on how we can more closely align our values and our actions, that is, what we say and what we do.  The title of this sermon comes from Matthew 7:16.  The Sanctuary Choir and the Young Adult Spoken Word Choir will be performing this morning, and we will be welcoming Jennifer Detchon, our new Young Adult and Campus Ministry Coordinator, as well as John Ballance and Dave Dunn, our two ministerial interns for the next two years.


Walking Toward Trouble

Rev. David Herndon, Senior Minister

Sister Simone Campbell delivered the Ware Lecture at the 2014 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association.  Her presentation was entitled "Walking Toward Trouble," and her message was that in order to bring about a more just and compassionate society, people of faith must walk toward trouble, and not turn our backs, seeking to escape from troubled situations.  How might we internalize this wisdom here at the First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh?  You can watch and read the Ware Lecture here:  http://www.uua.org/economic/ga/295423.shtml.  The Folk Orchestra will be performing this morning.


Church Geometry 101: Of Circles, Triangles and Dialogue

Rev. Robin Landerman Zucker

What happens when we talk to one another rather than about one another? What transpires when we step into conflict or difference with non-violent communication rather than defensiveness, debate, or blaming?  In this sermon exploring the many angles of “church geometry,” we’ll consider how our covenantal community can learn and employ effective dialogue skills to support our relationships, strengthen our vision, and propel our mission into a wider world, where we are called to communicate with individuals who hold multiple points of view. Come join the conversation!


Committed Allies, Members of One Another

Kim and Reggie Harris

We welcome Kim and Reggie Harris to our worship celebrations this morning!  Their website (http://www.kimandreggie.com/) offers this introduction:  “Consummate musicians and storytellers, Kim and Reggie Harris combine a strong folk and gospel legacy with a solid background in classical, rock, jazz, and pop music ... They are unique in their ability to entertain audiences of any age and background as they blend their talents as singers, songwriters, educators, interpreters of history, and cultural advocates.”



From the Church Leadership

From Rev. David Herndon

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
I am happy to say that we will be putting together a photo directory for First Unitarian Church this fall! Our partner in this venture is a company called Lifetouch, which is based    Read More . . .

From Rev. Robin Landerman Zucker

Wednesday, July 02, 2014
The songwriter David Wilcox is a favorite of mine. One of his songs, “Sunshine on the Land” runs through my head in the summertime when sunshine is plentiful (or at   Read More . . .

From the Board of Trustees

Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Your “new” Board of Trustees met on the usual third Wednesday of the month, and on this night, the continuing board welcomed new board members Marty Lieb, Bari Roman, an   Read More . . .

Church News and Happenings

The Gaza War and Its Historical Context

A panel discussion entitled "The Gaza War and Its Historical Context" will take place at First Unitarian Church on Sunday, September 28, at 4 PM. The panel will include Dr. Nahida Gordon and Ahmed Ar..

2014 Activities Fair

Our 2014 Activities Fair will be held, Sunday October 5th after both services. This year we are expanding the fair throughout the entire church to highlight our many activities. Plan to stay for a..

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Please Welcome Jennifer Detchon to Our Church Staff!

Please welcome Jennifer Detchon, who will be serving as our Young Adult and Campus Ministry Coordinator! Here is more information about her: Our newest staff member, Jennifer Detchon rec..
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