2016 Cluster Assembly set for Nov. 5

Date(s) - Nov 05, 2016
9:00 am - 3:00 pm




The 2016 Greater Pittsburgh Cluster Assembly of the Unitarian Universalists of Greater Pittsburgh will be on Sat., Nov. 5 at the First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh. Join together with local UUs as we worship, sing, connect, share, listen, learn, and grow in community!
During the morning, we’ve assembled a panel of speakers who will reflect on “The Future of Our Democracy.” Many feel that the democratic foundation of our nation is threatened–by money, by corporate influence, by a rollback of voting rights, by political gridlock, by partisan media, by voter apathy. Some have called for a “moral revolution” or even a constitutional amendment to affect change. How are UUs called to act and respond to ensure that our principles and values are upheld? How is our justice work impacted? How can UUs and UU congregations work together to affect our course?
Our panelists will be: Rev. John Welch, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary; Professor Bruce Ledewitz, Duquesne University; Chelsa Wagner, Allegheny County Controller; and Rev. Joe Cherry, UU Society of Cleveland.
During the afternoon Rev. Renee Ruchotzke of the Unitarian Universalist Association will lead an Open Space Workshop aimed at helping us explore opportunities for collaboration. Then our local ministers will lead a Healing Worship Service.
Register online by Nov 3. More info and a link for registration is at uupittsburgh.org/assemblyLunch is included and will include options for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free meals. Child care is available.

Scholarship funds are available. Please contact your minister or board president if you would like to attend and require financial assistance.