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).

Photography appointments are still available for our photo directory!  You can sign up for a photography appointment here.  If you are willing to serve as a host when church members and friends arrive for their appointments, you can sign up here.

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Worship Celebrations

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

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2014 - INGATHERING SUNDAY

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.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2014

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.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2014

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!

 

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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


2014 Activities Fair

16-Sep-2014
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..

Receive the UU World on Your Personal Electronic Device

13-Sep-2014
UU World Digital Subscription With a new UU World Digital (https://mail.first-unitarian-pgh.org/owa/redir.aspx?C=gFP-ybUstkmcRxU2zoCCp-VYvyztotEIgYQwdWaARVS6dhvlNTvcmDDhc26z8hI5jJUBgvp1gs8.&U..

Please Welcome Jennifer Detchon to Our Church Staff!

28-Aug-2014
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..

Rally Speech at the Casino Workers Action

28-Aug-2014
Good afternoon! My name is David Herndon and I serve as minister with the First Unitarian Church in Shadyside. I would like to begin by saying that I have never been inside a casino, and I ha..
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