This Sunday

“We Need Each Other to Thrive Thanks!”

“We all need each other to thrive. Yet, we forget this on a daily basis with our busy minds. As human beings, we have a strong, dramatic desire to dichotomize our world into two groups. Us vs. them. Good vs. Evil. We get lost in … read more.

Our New Intern Minister

“I am delighted to share the news with our whole community that we will have a ministerial intern beginning August 19. Mac Perkins-High will be with us full time for nine months and is moving from the Boston area. Mac, using he/they pronouns, has provided a short introduction below. The funding for this internship comes from a variety of sources, including a 50% matching grant from the UUA, our own Endowment and some unused funds. After Mac arrives, we will develop a Learning-Service Agreement, specifying what areas Mac needs/wants to focus on. In August, please help me welcome Mac into our community.” Cheers, Rev. Kate Learn more about Mac

July’s Share the Plate Recipient

The July 2024 Share the Plate charity recipient is “Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania (PPWP)” . “Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania’s  mission is to provide high-quality reproductive health care services, sexuality education, and strategic advocacy. We believe in the fundamental right of individuals to manage their fertility and their sexual and reproductive health without regard to income, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, national origin, or residence. PPWP believes that sexual and reproductive self-determination must be voluntary and preserve the individual’s right to privacy. We believe that respect and value for diversity in all aspects of our organization are essential to our well-being and that of our clients.”
 

Pillowcases for Children’s Hospital

You may have already seen the pillow cases hanging in the Sanctuary and in the Udercroft Gallery. They are on there way to Children’s Hospital in August. The Women’s Alliance Sewing Circle has made more thaan 100 pillow cases this year. The group is considering renaming itself the PIllow Case Brigade.  We have used up most of the accumulated fabric for pillow cases and need to acquire more for the coming year. If you would like to contribute to our fabric pool, we will have a box in the Undercroft for donations on the remaining Sundays in July.

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02 Sep
09/02/23    
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Schweitzer Room
03 Sep
09/03/23    
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join Coro Latinamericano! Membership is open to anyone who likes to sing in Spanish. (Don't worry, we'll teach you if you don't already speak Spanish.). [...]
07 Sep
09/07/23    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Schweitzer room
09 Sep
09/09/23    
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Priestly Room
09 Sep
09/09/23    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Schweitzer room
09 Sep
09/09/23    
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Schweitzer RoomSchweitzer Room kitchenUndercroft GalleryUndercroft Gallery kitchenGarden
09 Sep
09/09/23    
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The amazing and talented Emma's Revolution, https://www.emmasrevolution.com/.   "Fervent and heartfelt" ~The New York Times “Beauty, power and ferocity all mixed together with love and hope.” [...]
10 Sep
09/10/23    
9:00 am - 10:30 am
All are welcome to attend to explore what's happening, give feedback or join the team. It will be an especially exciting year with Reverend Kate [...]
10 Sep
09/10/23    
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Please collect water from your travels or home this summer for Ingathering worship on Sunday, September 10. We'll collect the water, offer it a collective [...]
10 Sep
09/10/23    
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
IN-GATHERING POTLUCK PICNIC BRUNCH LET’S CELEBRATE BEING TOGETHER AGAIN Join with friends, old and new following the In-Gathering Service 11:30am, Sunday September 10 Please bring [...]
10 Sep
09/10/23    
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Calling all parents and teachers, children and youth, past, present and prospective! Please join us to have all your questions about religious education programs at [...]
10 Sep
09/10/23    
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join Coro Latinamericano! Membership is open to anyone who likes to sing in Spanish. (Don't worry, we'll teach you if you don't already speak Spanish.). [...]
AA
11 Sep
09/11/23    
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Schweitzer room
12 Sep
09/12/23    
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
What do Margaret Sanger, Kurt Vonnegut, Murray Gell-Mann, Paul Beattie, and Rebecca Goldstein have in common? Come to the first fall meeting of the First [...]
13 Sep
09/13/23    
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Wednesday, Sept 13th meeting of the Men's group will be from 7:30 to 9:00. It will be an - IN-PERSON meeting - in our [...]
14 Sep
09/14/23    
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Schweitzer Room
14 Sep
09/14/23    
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
EXPLORING AIR POLLUTION: Monitoring and Mitigation with Mark Dixon Join members and supporters of Environmental Justice in a presentation by award-winning filmmaker, photographer, and activist [...]
17 Sep
09/17/23    
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Speakers Lisa Graves-Marcucci — Pennsylvania Coordinator, Community Outreach, Environmental Integrity Project Ana Hoffman — Director of Air Quality Engagement, CMU CREATE Lab Summary Between now [...]
17 Sep
09/17/23    
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join Coro Latinamericano! Membership is open to anyone who likes to sing in Spanish. (Don't worry, we'll teach you if you don't already speak Spanish.). [...]
18 Sep
09/18/23    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm –  Contact Janey Zeilinger Insurance Services LLC at 412-569-4261 (cell) 1-800-800-1999 for more information We do not offer every plan [...]
AA
18 Sep
09/18/23    
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Schweitzer room
20 Sep
09/20/23    
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Schweitzer room 4:30 arrival
21 Sep
09/21/23    
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
First Women’s Alliance event this new year- a potluck lunch, in the church garden, weather permitting.
21 Sep
09/21/23    
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Priestly Room
21 Sep
09/21/23    
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuvergen Mongolian folk band Sanctuary and Harper room The band arrives at 3:00 concert starts at 7:30
22 Sep
09/22/23    
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Benefit Concert for a scholarship fund for music students at Copperbelt University in Zambia. Reception to follow in Schweitzer Room & Garden. Donations accepted. SanctuarySchweitzer [...]
24 Sep
09/24/23    
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Want to learn more about First Church and about Unitarian Universalism? Join us in the Priestly Room after service this Sunday, 9/24, for a brief [...]
24 Sep
09/24/23    
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join Robert Piemme and Trevor Dusch for a small greeting of the equinox this Sunday! All ages welcome. We hope this will be the first [...]
24 Sep
09/24/23    
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Eliot room
24 Sep
09/24/23    
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Priestly room
24 Sep
09/24/23    
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
If you serve on a committee in this church, please join Rev. Kate for conversation about the creation of a Leadership Program Council to help [...]
24 Sep
09/24/23    
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join Coro Latinamericano! Membership is open to anyone who likes to sing in Spanish. (Don't worry, we'll teach you if you don't already speak Spanish.). [...]
AA
25 Sep
09/25/23    
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Schweitzer room
26 Sep
09/26/23    
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fahs room Schweitzer room
26 Sep
09/26/23    
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Harper Room
28 Sep
09/28/23    
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Schweitzer room
29 Sep
09/29/23    
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
This is for the entire congregation. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend!What? Building a Culture of Inclusion. A 2-day workshop specifically for our [...]
30 Sep
09/30/23    
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
This is for the entire congregation. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend!What? Building a Culture of Inclusion. A 2-day workshop specifically for our [...]
30 Sep
09/30/23    
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sanctuary Semple Room Schweitzer Room Schweitzer Room kitchen Priestly Room Fahs Room Eliot Room Youth Group Room Library Undercroft Gallery Undercroft Gallery kitchen
01 Oct
10/01/23    
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
This group works with children from the streets of Mumbai, India. We are fortunate to have these this group working with us to share the [...]
01 Oct
10/01/23    
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Harper Room
01 Oct
10/01/23    
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join Coro Latinamericano! Membership is open to anyone who likes to sing in Spanish. (Don't worry, we'll teach you if you don't already speak Spanish.). [...]
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