605 Morewood Avenue
  Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2999
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ORIENTATION and VOICES OF A LIBERAL FAITH

"Unitarian Universalism is a liberal religion born of the Jewish and Christian traditions. We keep our minds open to the religious questions people have struggled with in all times and places. We believe that personal experience, conscience, and reason should be the final authorities in religion. In the end religious authority lies not in a book, person, or institution, but in ourselves. We put religious insights to the test of our hearts and minds. We uphold the free search for truth. We will not be bound by a statement of belief. We do not ask anyone to subscribe to a creed. Ours is a free faith.”

From We are Unitarian Universalists by Marta Flanagan

Sunday Visitors

We hope the time you spend with us on Sunday mornings will provide you with hope, challenge, reassurance, and encouragement. We hope your time at First Unitarian will provide you with connections to other people and with the highest purpose that dwells within you.

  • We are seeking to become a more multiracial, multicultural religious community. We welcome you on this important and rewarding journey.

  • We believe that faith development continues throughout entire lives. We encourage you and your family to participate in the religious education opportunities we offer for children, youth and adults.

  • We acknowledge that artistic expression can be a powerful way of communicating religious insight. Participating in one or another of our performing arts groups may be a deeply significant experience for you.

  • We are seeking to weave social justice into all aspects of our church life. We hope you will join us in affirming and promoting justice and human rights as we build stronger connections with the larger community and work to make our world a better place.

  • We offer opportunities for people to experience religious community. We aspire to be a congregation where each of us feels cared for and whwere all of us willingly and thoughtfully care for others.

  • We recognize that human diversity is both a fact of life and an intentional achievement for a religious community or any other organization.

  • We welcome the presence and participation of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons in all areas of church life.

  • We seek to make our building and our worship services accessible to persons with disabilities. An elevator connects all three floors of the church building. The parking area off Morewood Avenue provides level access to the building. Hearing assistance devices and large print hymnbooks are available (please ask an usher).

Religious education classes for children and youth take place at 9:30 and 11:00am on Sunday mornings, the same time as our worship services. Children are invited to stay with you for the first part of our worship services and then attend age-appropriate classes. We have a nursery for preschoolers.

The "crying room" for folks with fussy infants is located to the rear of the Sanctuary adjacent to the elevator. There is a loudspeaker in the room so that you and your infant can continue to hear the service.

We invite you to sign one of our guest registers, which are located at both entrances to the Sanctuary. If you provide your mailing address or your email address, we will be able to send you three issues of our monthly newsletter, The Chalice.

 



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