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 December at 9:30 and 11:00 AM

SUNDAY, December 14, 2014 - Holiday Music Sunday

Rev. Dr. David Herndon, Senior Minister with the Sanctuary Choir and the Folk Orchestra

Our Sanctuary Choir and our Folk Orchestra will be performing Christmas in the Western World by the African-American composer William Grant Still (1895-1978). Christmas in the Western World is a series of ten choral songs representing the beauty and diversity of musical traditions throughout North and South America, from Argentina to Canada. Because this is a Sunday devoted to the music of this holiday season, there will be several opportunities for you to sing as well! The Young Adult Spoken Word Choir will also be contributing to our worship celebration this morning. 

SUNDAY, December 21, 2014 - ONE SERVICE ONLY at 11:00 a.m.

Choose Something Like a Star

The Rev. Robin Landerman Zucker, Assistant Minister

If you heard that there was a star in the East, under which you would find peace, wonder, and the perfect light of truth about "right and wrong," would you follow yonder star? In this service at the intersection of the fourth Sunday of Advent, the Winter Solstice, and the sixth night of Hanukkah, Rev. Robin will explore our individual and communal treks towards integrity. What gifts might you bring on this pilgrimage (if you don't have any frankincense and myrrh handy)? What will carry you forward and who will be by yourside? Along the way, we'll bump into a mysterious 4th Magi, a tribe of courageous Maccabees...and our puppet friend, Marion the Unitarian, too! Musical highlight - Bill Larson will perform on the harpsichord.


 

 

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From the Church Leadership


From Rev. David Herndon

Monday, December 01, 2014
There was a dour old Scotsman who was not in Church for many Sundays. The pastor of the Church went out to see him in his small cottage along a country road. The pastor knocked, and   Read More . . .

From Rev. Robin Landerman Zucker

Monday, December 01, 2014
OK. I admit it. I owe Barry Manilow a big apology. I hear his name; I think, “hack.” Someone says “Mandy” and I smirk. He sings very well, but he’s such an easy    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


Christmas Eve Services

08-Dec-2014
December 24, 2014 FAMILY CHRISTMAS EVE - 4:30 p.m. The Spirit of the Christmas Tree Music: Family Choir Our Christmas pageant, "The Spiri..

Solstice Celebration

08-Dec-2014
SUNDAY, December 21, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. You are invited to take part in this meditative service on the eve of the shortest day of the year as we celebrate the return of longer and brighter days, a..

Tapestry Chamber Music

08-Dec-2014
Tapestry Chamber Music welcomes Trio Nova Mundi back to the Sanctuary stage on Sunday, December 14 at 7:30 p.m. First Church member and pianist Becky Billock will light up the Days of December wi..

Alternative Gift Market

18-Nov-2014
Purchase gifts of national and international humanitarian and environmental aid. Sunday, December 7, 14, & 21 in the Undercroft Gallery, 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m...
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