Adult Faith Development

Throughout the church year, we commit to lifelong learning and spiritual practice that enriches our lives and those around us. We offer balanced content and spiritual practices from the world's great religions and wisdom traditions, informed by our distinct Unitarian Universalist perspective. Our program currently consists of several recurring offerings supporting life stages and Unitarian Universalist identity; we also host a variety of special programs based on those being offered in the surrounding community, special interest expressed by members, or other opportunities.

Our liberal tradition has never accepted religious claims to know the only truth or the whole truth. We recognize that there are many perspectives, many beliefs, and many truths to be learned and understood. Therefore, religious education for us is a commitment to a lifelong process of learning. ― Rev. Jill McAllister, People’s Church, Kalamazoo, Michigan


Long, Strange Trip (UU Identity)
As needed, please contact Erica Shadowing

This six-session video series follows the origins and history of Unitarian Universalism from the earliest beginnings of the Christian church to the multi-faith, liberal religious tradition it is today. Interested? This course will be offered again and periodically at least twice a year. To be notified of the next cycle, contact Erica Shadowsong.

Date Night for Couples: Couples Communication Workshop Introduction
Saturday, April 14 @ 2pm in the Youth Room of the Lower Level.

Lee and Alice Carnes invite you to an introductory couples communication session. In the busyness of our day to day lives have you unintentionally disconnected from your spouse/life partner? Take some time to reconnect by learning an intentional couple dialogue.

Lee and Alice are a certified Leader couple with Better Marriages. Please note that though the original program and website are called "Better Marriages," the workshops are inclusive and meant to be offered for any couples or pairs who wish to take it, whether married or not, and inclusive of all gender identities and sexual orientations.

This event is free and part of our Adult Faith Development offerings. Child care and supervision will be provided.

The Shared Pulpit: A Sermon Seminar for Lay People
Six Tuesday evenings: March 6, March 20, April 3, April 17, May 1, and May 15.

Have you been yearning for a chance to present a sermon at our church? Do you have a story you really need to tell? Do you have a spiritual insight you would like to share with others? Do you have something personal you would like to say to our congregation?

Now is your big opportunity! For six Tuesdays in March, April, and May, you will have an opportunity to learn how to write and present a sermon using a curriculum developed by Unitarian Universalist minister Erika Hewett. You would then present your sermon on a Sunday morning in the summer of 2018. This adult faith development class will be taught by Rev.David Herndon with the assistance of Commissioned Lay Minister candidate Stephanie Pawlowski.

Participation in this course is limited to eight people. If you would like to be one of the eight lucky participants, please contact Rev. David Herndon at your earliest convenience. This class is open to church members, friends, and newcomers.

Need child care? Please let us know early and we will be happy to make arrangements!

Sunday Morning FORUM
Sundays at 9:30am

FORUM, the Sunday morning lecture series held at First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh, features presentations on topical issues given by distinguished individuals from our congregation and from local universities, organizations, businesses and government.

Self Study Resources

In the in-between-times, use our Adult Faith Development Self-Study Resources web page to inspire, challenge, and create a life of sacred purpose for yourself and enrich the lives of those around you.

Come to be moved and held in mutual embrace. Come and be made whole.
First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh
605 Morewood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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