Worship

Our UUs of Greater Pittsburgh church buildings remain mostly closed due to Covid-19 precautions. Zoom, YouTube, Facebook and other online platforms are where we gather in community for now. Several of our worship teams are collaborating to create a weekly shared pulpit or common worship experience where all are welcome - Greater Pittsburgh UUs, UUs of Greater Pittsburgh congregations, free-range UUs, moved away folks, seekers, anyone can join. Some congregations are also hosting their own fellowship time after the together time ends. And some congregations are still offering their own weekly or occasional worship as their size and resources allow.
We'll update the list of worship opportunities here each week. You can also check with your congregation for the latest news and links. Please send submissions to calendar @ uupittsburgh.org.
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Online Worship Services for Sunday September 27 2020
10:30 AM - UUs of Greater Pittsburgh Shared Pulpit hosted by Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church | "Renewal" with Shaman Pomaj Chakmam Yajalaji | Many of us are feeling 'stuck' right now. But none of us are static. As Shaman Pomaj Chakmam Yajalaji points out, even at the cellular level we are constantly renewing, as our cells die and refresh. We are bodies always in renewal. Join us as Shaman Pomaj Chakmam Yajalaji, the local indigenous healer and medicine woman, shares her stories and perspectives on renewal | zoom.us/j/81632855946 or 1) go to zoom.us or dial 929-205-6099 2) select "Join a Meeting" 3) enter meeting id 816 3285 5946 4) enter passcode 292630
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10:00 AM - Unitarian Universalist Church of the South Hills | "From a Childhood Faith to an Adult’s Beliefs," Kristen Estell | sunnyhill.org/sunnyhill-at-home
10:30 AM - Unitarian Universalist Church of the North Hills | "Give Them Not Hell, but Hope" by Rev. Jane Thickstun | On September 30, 1770, British Universalist minister John Murray preached a sermon that would launch a new faith in America. Murray is known as "the father of Universalism," but he almost quit before he started. Were it not for a bizarre twist of fate, the voice of this denomination founder might never have been heard in this country. Are the forces of grief, despair, or depression silencing our own voices? | youtube.com/watch?v=NynYhIbmeLM
10:30 AM - First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh | "Keep On Moving Forward" with Rev. Connie Grant | As you celebrate the 200th anniversary of your founding as a congregation, how will you commit to continue to support and care for your church in 2021? | youtube.com/watch?v=wqt-PCTyl_0
10:30 AM - First Unitarian Universalist Church of Indiana PA | "All Be Forgiven" with Rev. Elizabeth Mount | What does it mean to be forgiven and to start again, free of shame or guilt, renewed for the coming year? Join us in honoring the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur and the 250th anniversary of Universalist preacher John Murray's famous first sermon in the United States. Together, we will renew our readiness for the year ahead | zoom.us/j/7311430068 or 1) go to zoom.us or dial 929-205-6099 2) select "Join a Meeting" 3) enter meeting id 7311430068 4) enter passcode 1648
10:30 AM - East Suburban Unitarian Universalist Church | "Renewal" with Jennifer H | How can hope be renewed in the face of cynicism and slow progress? How can we love the world all over again? This morning we will explore the theme of Renewal with our five senses | via Zoom
8:00 PM - Church of the Larger Fellowship | questformeaning.org/worship

Online Worship Services for Sunday October 4 2020
10:30 AM - UUs of Greater Pittsburgh Shared Pulpit | tba | via Zoom
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10:00 AM - Unitarian Universalist Church of the South Hills | "RBG: Life and Legacy" with Rev. Jim Magaw | We will celebrate the life and legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, recently deceased supreme court justice and feminist icon whose work helped advance the cause of real equity and inclusion. We’ll examine how Ginsburg’s legacy is tied to the concept of radical welcome, which is at the heart of the Jewish festival of Sukkot taking place this week | sunnyhill.org/sunnyhill-at-home
10:30 AM - Unitarian Universalist Church of the North Hills | Rev. Jane Thickstun and TrUUe Colors | via YouTube
10:30 AM - First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh | via YouTube
10:30 AM - East Suburban Unitarian Universalist Church | "Weep with Those Who Weep: Lament as Resistance" by Stephanie Gannon | This time of pandemic is a time of unraveling and collapse. How will we respond? Will we numb ourselves and turn away? We’ll explore this Sunday how the practices of deep listening and lament can enhance resilience and compassion for both self and others | via Zoom
8:00 PM - Church of the Larger Fellowship | questformeaning.org/worship

Online Worship Services for Sunday October 11 2020
10:30 AM - UUs of Greater Pittsburgh Shared Pulpit | tba | via Zoom
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10:00 AM - Unitarian Universalist Church of the South Hills | "Can Anyone’s Mind Be Changed?" with Rev. Jim Magaw | In our current era of deeply entrenched opinions and political views, is it possible to change anyone’s mind? How can we go about changing hearts and minds in our mission to build a more just and compassionate community? | sunnyhill.org/sunnyhill-at-home
10:30 AM - Unitarian Universalist Church of the North Hills | Rev. Deryck Tines | via YouTube
10:30 AM - First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh | via YouTube
10:30 AM - East Suburban Unitarian Universalist Church | "Racial Income Inequality/Economics" with Ben M | A quantitative look at racial income disparities, relevant explanatory variables, and how inequality is passed on from generation to generation | via Zoom
8:00 PM - Church of the Larger Fellowship | questformeaning.org/worship