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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 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).  



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Worship Celebrations

Worship Celebrations in May at 11:00 AM

Sunday, May 24, 2015--Memorial Sunday

The Khasi Unitarians: Our Distant Brothers and Sisters in Faith

The Rev. Dr. David Herndon and Karen Litzinger

Karen Litzinger journeyed to the Khasi Hills of India in March 2015 to learn more about the indigenous Unitarian communities there. David Herndon made a similar journey three years earlier. Both Karen and David will share insights and highlights from their encounters with out distant brothers and sisters in faith, including some of the history of the Khasi Unitarians. Say afterward for Karen's photo presentation! 

Sunday, May 31, 2015--Flower Communion Sunday

Flower Communion

The Rev. Dr. David Herndon, Senior Minister 

Bring a flower to this uniquely Unitarian Universalist inter-generational ceremony started by the Czech Unitarian minister, Rev. Norbert Capek, in the 1920s and brought to the Unitarian Universalist community here in the United States in the 1940s. Our service weaves together different themes: human rights, solidarity with those who are oppressed, respect for the earth, and the importance of religious community. We will be welcoming our new members this morning! Our annual Spring Picnic will start immediately following this worship celebration.

From the Church Leadership

From Rev. Robin Landerman Zucker
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - On March 29, I shared this wonderful reading with the congregation as a benediction. Many found it evocative and have requested copies,    Read More...

Board Report - April 2015 Meeting
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 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. Kath    Read More...

From Rev. David Herndon
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - I am thrilled to announce that we have hired Steven Mead as our Interim Director of Ministries with Children and Youth! You ca    Read More...

From Our Director of Ministries with Children and Youth and Our Senior Minister
Sunday, March 01, 2015 - Dear Members and Friends of First Unitarian Church, As the wheel of the year turns toward Spring and new beginnings, I bring you the     Read More...

Church News and Happenings

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..

"Groundswell Rising" Film Screening--Friday, March 27, 2015
Groundswell Rising - a powerful documentary film focused on fracking in communities across America. Special Guest: Executive Producer Mark Lichty 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:40 pm) Please..

First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh
605 Morewood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 621-8008   Map and directions
Worship Services
11:00 AM
Office Hours
9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Tuesday - Friday
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