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, 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 November 1 2020
10:30 AM - UUs of Greater Pittsburgh Shared Pulpit hosted by Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church | "Lamenting Together" | 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
November 2 is All Souls Day. In these times of great loss, we must grieve together. Join to craft your own lament, move together with our grief, and be held in love of our community. Hosted by Maggie Oates and Laura Conkle.
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10:00 AM - Unitarian Universalist Church of the South Hills | "All Souls Day" with Rev. Jim Magaw | sunnyhill.org/sunnyhill-at-home
In the Christian tradition, All Souls Day has been a time to remember everyone who has died, everyone who has been part of the gathered community. The phrase "All Souls" has a particularly Unitarian connotation because of something that one of our own "saints," William Ellery Channing, said: "I am a living member of the great Family of All Souls; and I cannot improve or suffer myself without diffusing good or evil around me through an ever-enlarging sphere. What does it mean for us to be a community of All Souls in the 21st century?
10:30 AM - Unitarian Universalist Church of the North Hills | "Dust to Dust" with Rev. Jane Thickstun | via YouTube
November 1st is All Saints Day, known in some cultures as the Day of the Dead. It’s a time to remember the deceased, and a time to reflect on the nature of death. These Christian holy days are closely tied to the Pagan festival of Samhain, and our Halloween. It is a time when many believe the veil between life and death is at its thinnest.
10:30 AM - First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh | "Celebrating Life and Death in a Time of a Pandemic" with Rev. Constance Grant | youtube.com/watch?v=j5NvJY1izLw
How do we grieve our personal and congregational losses at a time when grief is pervasive? In honor of All Souls Day, we’ll remember congregants and others who have died in the past year.
10:30 AM - First Unitarian Universalist Church of Indiana PA | "For All the Saints and Sinners" with Rev. Elizabeth Mount | 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
Minister Nadia Bolz-Weber founded the House for All Saints and Sinners in Denver, Colorado. It has shifted some of the ways that people who are not "traditional church goers" are encountering God. Unitarian Universalists are also often the people who describe ourselves as "church, but not like you're thinking." Join us to talk about who we are and what kinds of welcome and theologies make UUism and the HFASS community each unique and attractive to the kinds of people who want church, but different.
8:00 PM - Church of the Larger Fellowship | questformeaning.org/worship

Online Worship Services for Tuesday November 3 2020
10:00 AM EST until 10:00 PM EST - Spiritual Grounding for Election Day hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association | zoom.us/j/99553231971 or 1) go to zoom.us or dial 646-876-9923 2) select "Join a Meeting" 3) enter meeting id 995 5323 1971 4) enter passcode 954636 and at facebook.com/events/728150507736666/
UU ministers are gathering from around the country to offer a space for respite, positive energy, peace and spiritual practice on Election Day. You may join us at any time during that day to find a peaceful space for reflection, prayer, meditation and spiritual practice. Different UU ministers will be leading every 15 minutes.

Online Worship Services for Wednesday November 4 2020
7:00 PM - Unitarian Universalist Church of the North Hills | Vespers with Rev. John Ballance | zoom.us/j/86145709388 or 1) go to zoom.us or dial 929-205-6099 2) select "Join a Meeting" 3) enter meeting id 861 4570 9388 4) enter passcode 513415
A special post-election edition contemplative half hour of song, silence, prayer, and sharing.
7:00 PM - Unitarian Universalist Church of the South Hills | Post-Election Vespers Service | via Zoom
We’ll hold a brief vespers service to support one another in the aftermath of the Nov. 3 election. No one knows what that day will be like—there may not yet be a clear result from the election; there may be a great deal of chaos or even violence; there may be feelings of anger and frustration, or perhaps joy and relief. Whatever is going on, it will be a good time to gather and ground ourselves in our religious community. We will share a Zoom invitation with all Sunnyhill members and friends as the date draws nearer.

Online Worship Services for Sunday November 8 2020
10:30 AM - UUs of Greater Pittsburgh Shared Pulpit | tba | via Zoom
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8:00 PM - Church of the Larger Fellowship | questformeaning.org/worship

Online Worship Services for Wednesday November 11 2020
7:00 PM - Unitarian Universalist Church of the North Hills | Vespers with Rev. John Ballance | zoom.us/j/86145709388 or 1) go to zoom.us or dial 929-205-6099 2) select "Join a Meeting" 3) enter meeting id 861 4570 9388 4) enter passcode 513415
A contemplative half hour of song, silence, prayer, and sharing

Online Worship Services for Sunday November 15 2020
10:30 AM - UUs of Greater Pittsburgh Shared Pulpit | tba | via Zoom
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8:00 PM - Church of the Larger Fellowship | questformeaning.org/worship

Online Worship Services for Wednesday November 18 2020
7:00 PM - Unitarian Universalist Church of the North Hills | Vespers with Rev. John Ballance | zoom.us/j/86145709388 or 1) go to zoom.us or dial 929-205-6099 2) select "Join a Meeting" 3) enter meeting id 861 4570 9388 4) enter passcode 513415
A contemplative half hour of song, silence, prayer, and sharing