“Even in the darkest of times we have the right to expect some illumination… Such illumination may well come less from theories and concepts than from the uncertain, flickering, and often weak light that some men and women, in their lives and works, will kindle … read more.
Author: First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh
A big thank you to the wonderful artists who played music in the garden and on the front lawn during the reception following Reverend Kate’s Installation on May 15. We are blessed to have these talented musicians as members and friends in our congregation:
Danny … read more.
Saturday, June 25, 7:30 pm
The Early Mays create Appalachian-inspired songs built on deep country sensibilities, masterful singing, and a sweet old-time sound. They burst onto the folk scene in 2014 with a #2 debut on the National Folk-DJ Charts: an album where fiddle, banjo, and … read more.
Our culture can get obsessed with boxes, with little reflection on the value of what is in the box. Office supply stores, “Big Box” stores, moving companies, and home décor stores all seem to focus on the container, with little emphasis on the contents. Yet, … read more.
For over two years we have existed in a world pandemic on top of political turmoil, war, rising prices, gun violence, racism, and climate crisis. It’s an understatement to say ministering to each other has gotten particularly stressful as we tend to the loss and … read more.
Beloved long-time church member and renowned poet Christine Doreian Michaels presented a poem during the Presentation of Gifts at the Installation Service for Reverend Dr. Kate Walker on Sunday, May 15.
Reprinted here are Christine’s words from the service, along with her poem ‘Shall We Dance?’
Reverend … read more.
“I’ve got you!” she said, again, “I’ve got you!” I still hear her words in my ears as they distilled their way into my heart and weary muscles. She tightly gripped my hands, holding me upright as I adjusted my feet and weight. My friend … read more.
In recognition of the indigenous spring festival that our Khasi Unitarian sisters and brothers in India celebrate, the Khasi Hills Partnership is sharing a traditional recipe from our school contact as well as a brief video clip from this year’s Shad Suk Mysiem Festival. This … read more.
“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.” ― Maya Angelou
I choose to orient my life around gratitude. I lay my head down with gratitude … read more.