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


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First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh
605 Morewood Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2999

Office Phone: 412-621-8008
Office Fax: 412-621-9011

Office Hours:
Tuesday through Friday, 9:30AM to 4:30PM and Sunday 9:30AM to 1PM

Directions

The First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh is located in Pittsburgh's neighborhood of Shadyside, at the corner of Morewood Avenue and Ellsworth Avenue.

Driving

From Oakland and points West:
Take Forbes Avenue through Oakland. Turn left on Morewood Avenue. The church is located two blocks past Fifth Avenue on the right at the stoplight at Ellsworth Avenue.

From Point Breeze and points East:
Take Penn Avenue towards Downtown. At Fifth Avenue, take a left towards Oakland. Stay on Fifth for several blocks through Shadyside and then turn right on Morewood Avenue. The church is two blocks on the right at the stoplight at Ellsworth Avenue.

Public Transportation

Many Port Authority busses run past or near First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh. You can obtain time and fare information directly from the Port Authority of Allegheny County website or by calling the Port Authority at 412-442-2000.

  • 71A Negley, get off the bus at the Centre Avenue at Morewood Avenue stop
  • 71C Wilkinsburg - East Liberty, get off the bus at the Ellsworth Avenue at Morewood Avenue stop
  • 71D Hamilton, get off the bus at the Fifth Avenue at Morewood Avenue stop
  • 500 Highland Park - Bellevue, get off the bus at the Fifth Avenue at Morewood Avenue stop
  • 61A East Pittsburgh - Wilkinsburg, get off the bus at the Forbes Avenue at Morewood Avenue stop
  • 61B Braddock - Swissvale, get off the bus at the Forbes Avenue at Morewood Avenue stop
  • 61C McKeesport - Homestead, get off the bus at the Forbes Avenue at Morewood Avenue stop
  • 81B Lincoln, get off the bus at the Centre Avenue at Morewood Avenue stop

From Outside Pittsburgh

FROM THE NORTH: Take I-79 S to I-279 (after Wexford interchange); bear left onto I-279 and follow into Pittsburgh. With the skyscrapers in view, stay right and watch for I-579; bear right onto I-579 (up the double-lane ramp — DO NOT TAKE THE EAST ST. EXIT before it) and cross the Allegheny River. Stay in one of the two left lanes past the 6th Ave, and 7th Ave. exits. Get into the far right lane (OAKLAND); this will loop around and merge into the Blvd. of the Allies. Stay on the Blvd. For about 3 miles until AFTER you pass the Monroeville and I-376 exit. LOOK CAREFULLY, and take the very next off-ramp (it’s easy to miss) onto Forbes Ave. (If you miss it, you can continue on and make a left on Halket St. and a right onto Forbes.) From here, follow directions above for IN PITTSBURGH.

FROM THE EAST:
Take PA Turnpike (I-76) to Monroeville exit. Then I-376 to Oakland Exit. Take ramp up hill on Bates. Bates ends at Bouquet St. Turn left on Bouquet, take Bouquet to Forbes Ave. Turn right on Forbes and follow directions above for IN PITTSBURGH.

FROM THE SOUTH:
Take I-79 N, EXIT 14 to Pittsburgh, I-279. As you come out of the Fort Pitt Tunnel onto the bridge, stay in one of the 2 right lanes and exit right to I-376, Monroeville (the Parkway East). Go approximately 3 miles, get into the far right lane and follow it up the ramp to Oakland-Forbes Ave. Follow directions above for IN PITTSBURGH.

FROM THE WEST: Take I-70 to I-79 North. Follow directions above for FROM THE SOUTH.

FROM ROUTE 28:
28 N to EXIT 6 (Highland Park Bridge/Aspinwall). BEAR LEFT for bridge onramp. Cross bridge in the left lane, exit to left on 8 South (Washington Boulevard). Turn right at first traffic light onto Washington Boulevard (8 South). Travel through 5 traffic lights on Washington Boulevard, past the Driver’s License Center. Cross Penn Avenue at 5th traffic light, and travel 3.9 miles. Turn right onto Morewood Avenue, and travel to the 2nd traffic light. First Unitarian Church is on the right. Street parking.

PARKING AND ACCESSIBILITY:
There is ample street parking close to the church. You may wish to set aside parking spaces on Morewood Avenue, outside the main entrance, for any special vehicles. First Unitarian Church is fully handicapped-accessible. We encourage anyone who might have difficulty with steps to use our Garden Lobby entrance, which can be reached from the small parking area off Morewood Avenue. There is an elevator which provides access to all three levels of the church. Accessible restrooms are located on the bottom level.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Minister
   Rev. Dr. David Herndon
     412/621-8008, extension 102

   Rev. Robin Landerman Zucker
     412-727-6870 (home study) - Preferred
     412-621-8008, ext 110 (church)
     978-505-7245 (mobile - urgent calls)

Religious Education
   Jennifer Halperin
      Director of Ministries with Children and Youth
      412/621-8008, extension 103

   Nancy Schwartz
      Children and Youth Ministry Assistant
      412/621-8008, extension 310  

Campus Ministry
   Rachel Goss
      Campus Ministry Coordinator       
      412/621-8008, extension 104

Social Action
   Celeste Taylor
      Social Action Coordinator       
      412/621-8008

Publicity Channels at First Unitarian Church

Newsletter
The newsletter is published monthly, except that there is one newsletter for both July and August. The deadline is the fifteenth of the month. Please send submissions to Jennifer Parsons.

Order of Service
The order of service is available each Sunday. Announcements are due on Wednesday at noon. Please send submissions to Jennifer Parsons.

Web Calendar
Once you have made a space reservation for your church event, Program Assistant Marlee Keffer will post the date, time, and location on the church website calendar. If you would like to post additional information about your event, please contact Marlee Keffer (ext. 107).

 

Music
   William Larson
      Director of Instrumental Music
      412/621-8008, extension 312

   Jon Erik Schreiber
      Choir Director
      412/621-8008, extension 105

   Emily Pinkerton
      Folk Orchestra Director
      412/621-8008, extension 109

Church Office
   Rita Gates
      Business Manager
      412/621-8008, extension 101

   Marlee Keffer
      Program Assistant and Event Coordinator
      412/621-8008, extension 107

Facilities
   Dan Laity, Sexton

Board of Trustees
    Nick Izzo (2014), President
    Audrey Masalehdan (2014), Vice President
    Vespera Barrow (2015), Trustee
    Amy DeChicchis (2015), Trustee  
    Brady Hunsaker (2016), Trustee
    Corey Layman (2016), Trustee
    Kathy Parker (2016), Trustee  
    Brian Rohleder (2015), Trustee    
    Shelley Ross (2014), Trustee
      
  Ex-Officio Members
    Ward Kelsey, Treasurer
    Pat Schuetz, Secretary
    David Herndon, Minister

  Financial Officers
    Gordon Hargreaves, Assistant Controller
    Bari Roman, Assistant Treasurer

Evening Security
      412/621-8008, extension 106

 

 



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