Struggle, Healing, and Moving On

In the wake of the tragedy and fear that many American citizens were met with in 2016, the youth group is sharing what we can on healing and moving on. In a three part service, we will examine anger, fear, and healing in an attempt to cope with a shared struggle and freshen our approach to fighting the good fight. This service will address the detriment of pain, but mostly it will address how pain can incite new growth. Please join us for a service that will address the importance of UU values in a newly unpredictable world.

One and Many: Connectedness

We live in a world with many divisions and differences based on class, ethnicity, race, nationality, religion, region, gender, and more. Our challenge as religious liberals is to resist minimizing these differences, as many of them are very real and need to be respected-while at the same time recognizing some essential commonalities.

Mercy and Moral Injury

The concept of moral injury has been described as “the damage done to one’s conscience or moral compass when that person perpetrates, witnesses, or fails to prevent acts that transgress their own moral and ethical values or codes of conduct.” How are we seeing this concept play out in our world and what can we do about it?

The Theology of Bruce Springsteen

Rock and roll superstar Bruce Springsteen has enjoyed enormous success in a career spanning five decades-at least in part because of his willingness to look unflinchingly at the human condition, to celebrate the goodness of life, and to point out where we fall short as individuals and as a society. This service will explore the theology that undergirds Springsteen’s work.

A UU Takes the Bodhisattva Vow: Working to Wake Up the World (or Maybe Just Pittsburgh)

Stephanie began exploring Buddhism and mediation in our church as part of her spiritual journey. In this service, she will explain how this path has led her to take vows to first become a Buddhist and most recently to be a bodhisattva. Stephanie will explain how this journey has also included quitting her job and founding the nonprofit Awaken Pittsburgh to teach meditation and mindfulness to others as part of helping them awaken. Our designated offering this week will benefit “Awaken Pittsburgh.”

During construction, there is one service only at 10 a.m. in the Mt. Lebanon Rec Center.