On Sunday, March 1, noon – 3:00 pm in the Undercroft Gallery a congregational gathering will be held that has two objectives:
1) To offer an opportunity for congregants to articulate and share their thoughts and feelings (in six words more-or-less) about what this congregation is and can be, for themselves, for each other, and for the larger community. (This is the “experience” part.)
2) To generate a congregational covenant that can become part of Sunday morning liturgy,
expressing the foundational and aspirational identity of the First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh. (This is the “product” part.)
Facilitated by Rev. Connie Grant; sponsored by the VIM (Vision Identity Mission) Team and the Transition Team. Lunch will be provided for participants.
An “experience” not to be missed! Be there or be square! Please register by February 23.
Please SAVE THE DATE for the First Unitarian Church Annual Congregational Meeting on Sunday, May 17, 2020, from 12:00-2:00 p.m. in the Undercroft Gallery.
At this meeting the congregation will elect new members of the Board of Trustees and the Nominating Committee. As part of the process of preparing to search for a new settled minister, the Board will also be asking the congregation to approve amended church bylaws.
We are a self-governing congregation. No "higher-ups" tell us what to do - we make our own decisions, and the Annual Congregational Meeting is where we do it. Mark your calendars now so you don't miss it!
UPDATE: Due to an Art Opening, no contributions to the Community Table are needed for January 12
The schedule for the Community Table for Winter, 2020 is listed below. For those who may not know, the Community Table is the table of goodies we have in the Undercroft Gallery following the Sunday service. We count on members of the congregation to pitch in and contribute. So please plan to bring something to share.
Jan. 5- last names Ri-S;
Jan. 19- last names T-Z;
Jan. 26- last names A-B;
Feb. 2- last names C-D,
Feb. 9- last names E,F, and G;
Feb. 16- last names H-K;
Feb. 23- last names L-M;
March 1- last names N-Re;
March 8- last names Ri-S;
March 15- last names T-Z;
March 22- last names A-B;
March 29- last names C-D.
Feel free to bake or cook, or pick something up at the store. The Community Table is about sharing and love. If you want to bake your heart out, that's great, but so are pretzels and Oreos! Some suggestions: fruit, nuts, veggie tray with or without dip, hummus, sliced meats and cheeses, salsa, pretzels, chips, cookies, brownies, coffee cake or fruit breads. Please bring enough for 25 people. FINGER FOOD IS BEST, since we have very limited resources for cutting and preparing.