The Alternative Gift Market occurs during the holidays and is a fundraiser for a variety of local and global charities. Tables are set up on three Sundays to provide information and facilitate donations. Learn more about the Alternative Gift Market event.
We shop for, cook, deliver, and serve dinner for people at the EECM shelter on the first Sunday of the month.
Habitat for Humanity
We organize Habitat for Humanity work parties about 4-5 times a year. Members and friends work at a home site doing such tasks as painting, framing windows, smoothing drywall, laying ceramic tile, clearing brush, building fences and sheds and landscaping. It is a highly rewarding experience for all involved.
Holiday Toy and Mitten Drive
First Unitarian Church coordinates a toy, mitten and hat drive for local children and families who receive health services through a federally qualified program for low-income and uninsured families. Toys, hats and mittens are collected at the church and delivered to the health center in mid-December.
The Khasi Hills Partnership supports our UU partners in the Khasi Hills of India to maintain a decade-long association and fund special projects at the Annie Margaret Barr School in Kharang, India.
Community Service Updates
Thanks from Khasi Hills School
The Khasi Hills Partnership team would like to share this greeting from our main contacts in India.
Nangroi Suting and Barri Mukhim have visited our church on a number of occasions, in person and virtually. We ...Read more
2021 Alternative Gift Market
UPDATE: The 2021 Alternative Gift Market is closed. Thanks to all who participated!
The 2021 (Virtual) Alternative Gift Market for First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh starts Dec. 5 and continues through Jan. 2, 2022. The Alternative ...Read more
Thanksgiving in Khasi Hills
The Khasi Hills Partnership team received this photo greeting from our contact in India.
Our Khasi Hills school management contact, Barri Mukhim, wrote “Today is a harvest Thanksgiving of our Khasi Tribe.”
Barri wrote in response ...Read more
Help Afghan Refugees
On November 20 from 10 a.m. to noon, Pat Schuetz and Betty Duquesnoy will be at the Church’s Morewood Avenue door collecting donations for the Afghan refugees who have resettled in Pittsburgh.
These people come ...Read more
The Founding of Khasi Hills Unitarians in India
Every September, Founders Day is celebrated in the Khasi Hills. We’ve been asked about the founding many times by curious congregation members, “how did Unitarianism become a stronghold in this very rural remote part of ...Read more