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 youth ; many different ways to work for justice and compassion in the larger community ; frequent 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).
Worship Celebrations in June at 10:00 AM
Sunday, June 21, 2015--Father's Day
Theodore Parker - Unitarian Heretic
Dave Dunn, Intern Minister
In the years leading up to the Civil war, Unitarian minister Theodore Parker was one of the most influential people in America. On Sundays, he routinely preached to crowds in excess of 2000. He was influential on many leaders of his time including William Lloyd Garrison, Julia Ward Howe, Louisa May Alcott and even Abraham Lincoln. Despite this notoriety, why would most of his fellow Unitarian ministers brand him as a heretic?
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Addiction and Recovery: A Lifelong Journey
Addiction affects many of us, either directly or through friends, loved ones and colleagues. There is hope, there is help, and at First Church we have a group, the Addictions and Recovery Ministry, helping each other cope with addiction and its ramifications. Conducting the service will be Annie Stunden, Mary Weidner, Mary Ruth Kelsey, Jim Pashek, Ward Kelsey, and Dave Russell. Julie Stunden and Brian Junker will be providing special music.
From Rev. David Herndon
Over the next few months, we will be experiencing many changes here at First Unitarian Church. Worship will be different. We will have just one worship celebration instead of two on Sunday mornings, and this worship celebrat Read More...
From Rev. Robin Landerman Zucker
As some of you know, I lived in Boston for three decades (plus) and returned home to Pittsburgh in 2011. I couldn’t be more delighted with that decision, by the way. What many of you may not know, is that I return to the “land of Read More...
Board Report - May 2015 Meeting
The May 20 meeting of your Board of Trustees began with Brady Hunsaker reading #434 in our hymnal reminding us of our connections to the universe, to our community, and to each other. Marty Lieb reminded everyone to support the Fantasy Auction sc Read More...
Board Report - April 2015 Meeting
Your Board of Trustees met at its usual time on April 15, 2015. Amy opened with a reading from W.E.B. DuBois on the need for imminent action. Kathy Parker announced publication of the Journal of Unitarian Universalist History, v. 38, which she ed Read More...
A Call to All Music Makers...
A Call to All Music Makers… You are invited to a gathering to talk about the future of the music program at First Unitarian! Thursday, June 11, 7:00 to 9:15pm in the Undercroft ..
2015 Fantasy Auction: May 30
Fantasy Auction 2015: May 30 Registration begins at 6pm. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, nibbles and beverages Silent Auction — Undercroft Gallery Closes at 7:30pm. Teacup raffl..
Sustainability Pioneers Bridge Party--Friday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Come celebrate Earth Day with inspiring short documentaries and live music! We will premiere the fifth Sustainability Pioneers episode, Over the Hurdles. Live music by Ricardo Iamuuri and Brooke S..
Jumonville Spring Retreat Registration
Spring is just around the corner, and at First Unitarian Church that means it's time for the Jumonville Spring Retreat! Come for a day, or come for the weekend for fun and fellowship, and a relaxi..