In honor of Thanksgiving, Brenda S. facilitates a service focused on gratitude, featuring a sermon from Rev. Dr. Andy Burnette. There will also be chances for participation, including a gratitude exercise.
In honor of Halloween, Brenda S brings us an offbeat tale from Twitter, in which an old woman inadvertently summons a demon, and mistakes it for her grandson. Join us for a clever story about how expectations shape our lives — and maybe even after.
We’ve all had different faith journeys on our way to Unitarian Universalism. Brenda S.’s started on a starship: Star Trek’s famous starship Enterprise. She will discuss how exposure to Star Trek, and its fans, helped to shape and reinforce the values that eventually led her to become a UU. Join us — it’s only logical!
Tim Stevens served as president of the NAACP Pittsburgh branch from 1994–2004. He also helped to establish the Black Political Empowerment Project (B-PEP, seated in the Hill District). Zoom meeting info can be found in the weekly eNews.
This Easter, Brenda S. looks at the themes of rebirth and renewal embodied not only in Easter, but also in many other spring holidays both religious and secular. As the world is reborn all around us, how can we find renewal and new purpose in our own lives? All ages are welcome.
The story- and song-centered service we traditionally hold on Christmas Eve is presented — this year it’s a few days early to make it easier see the children’s story “The Legend of Old Befana,” by Tomie dePaola. All ages are welcome!
Sometimes the tried-and-true rituals aren’t quite right or aren’t enough. How does one begin a new tradition? Have you ever done so? What do the traditions we create tell about our values?
As we re-open the church for in-person attendance, we also begin an exciting NEW phase of our ministry by offering multi-platform services. So join us in-person OR on-line as we kick off a new church year! Brenda S. leads a discussion of all the changes we’ve gone through in the past year, and the challenges … Continued
Many of us are familiar with the concept of “paying it forward”; that is, returning a kindness, not to the giver, but to another person. Where did the term originate, and what role does “paying it forward” play in our everyday lives? How might a shared ethos of “paying it forward” make ours a better, kinder, and more fulfilling world?
Brenda S and the talented actors of ESUUC bring you a new holiday play. Reporters from the popular news program, “Live From Judea,” broadcast the latest news from this corner of the Roman Empire. What’s the story with all the kings suddenly showing up in the remote, and humble, town of Bethlehem? Our top experts … Continued