The Sunnyhill Social Justice Committee is split into the four teams that came out of a congregation-wide “Listening Campaign” that was put together with help from PIIN (Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Network).

The four teams are:

LGBTQ Justice

Environmental Justice

Racial Justice

Economic Justice

The upcoming events relating to the above Justice Teams can be found below.

Clean Rivers Campaign Returns to Sunnyhill!
Four years ago, Sunnyhill was at the forefront of holding ALCOSAN accountable to incorporate green solutions into its EPA mandated sewer fix. Now it’s time to close the deal! Sunnyhill, Bower Hill Community Church and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church are joining forces to present the newly revealed City of Pittsburgh Clean Green plan and discuss next steps on how we in the South Hills can make sure we keep ALCOSAN’s focus on green infrastructure to solve our region’s stormwater problems. Mark your calendars! Event Flyer
December 1, 7-8:30 PM, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Learn How to Be a Better Ally for Transgender People: Dec. 5th Event
In the wake of the recent elections, transgender people are more vulnerable than ever before. One of the first steps we can take to help is to educate ourselves and others about transgender issues. To that end, Sunnyhill’s Interweave (LGBTQ) group is presenting a space-limited “transACTION” workshop, which will address such questions as: “how to get to understanding and acceptance” and “how to get to welcoming and integration” via lecture, activities, and discussion. The workshop will be facilitated by Sunnyhill’s Susan Richmond. This topic is both timely and important, so please do attend. Because space is limited,
please RSVP at your earliest convenience by clicking here, or emailing

Date: Monday, December 5, 2016 7-9:00 PM
Location: Bower Hill Community Church
70 Moffett St
Pittsburgh, PA 15243

Save the Date: One World Returns on Sat. December 10th!
Mark your calendar for warm soup and chili, joyful holiday celebrating and some cool new surprises for everyone!

Saturday Dec.10
5-7 PM
Clubhouse on Brightwood, Bethel Park

Last year, 100+ people attended! Come this year and enjoy our Gallery of Giving, crafts for kids, caroling led by Rev. Jim and music director Carol Karl, and a fabulous potluck. The focus is on giving instead of receiving, despite what our consumer-oriented society would like us to believe. Our Social Justice partners will be featured, many with an opportunity to give. Stay tuned for more details, but mark your calendars NOW!

Racial Justice Discussion Group
We are forming a racial justice book discussion group that will meet on the third Tuesday of each month in November, January, February, March and April. Our first meeting took place on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 7:00 p.m., when we discussed William Barber’s “The Third Reconstruction: How a Moral Movement Is Overcoming the Politics of Division and Fear.” Even though that meeting has happened, it is still a recommended read. Meetings will take place at Sunnyhill in the minister’s office. For more information, contact Rev. Magaw at

Jan. 17: “Between the World and Me” (Ta-Nehisi Coates)

Feb. 21: “Just Mercy” (Bryan Stephenson)