What we're about

Unitarian Universalism is a theologically diverse religion that encourages people to seek their own spiritual paths. You'll find people from all kinds of backgrounds, representing many faith traditions, and on all kinds of spiritual journeys, in our congregations. We like to be in community, are committed to social justice and action as individuals and congregations, and rely on covenants not creeds to connect us. All of our local churches are welcoming and inclusive of LGBTQ people and families. You can be yourself here, and be loved, unconditionally. A good place to begin learning about Unitarian Universalism is to start with our principles: http://www.uua.org/beliefs/what-we-believe.

Our local UUs and UU congregations are joined together as the Unitarian Universalists of Greater Pittsburgh. But you don't need to be a UU to hang out with us here on Meetup or come to an event at one of the local UU churches! We like to connect, learn, grow, and have fun along the way. We'll post programs and events here on Meetup that we think are of interest to the broader community, and especially to Seekers. We also invite you to visit one of our congregations on Sunday morning! Every now and then we'll try to host some Meetup-only get togethers just to meet each other and chat.

To learn more, visit http://uupittsburgh.org .

Upcoming events (5)

[ONLINE] Silent Oak Meditation Group

Unitarian Universalist Church of the South Hills

Our informal meditation group begins with the reciting of a few gathas, ringing of the bell, and a short inspiration reading on Buddhist philosophy. We sit in silence for 20-25 minutes, then repeat the reading…it can often be heard more clearly after meditating. We end by dedicating our practice to those in need of positive healing energy. Thoughtful discussion is encouraged afterwards. Tuesdays at 9:30am in the Oak Room. For those who have time, we often visit a nearby coffeehouse for refreshments and more conversation. All are welcome. More at http://www.sunnyhill.org. Contact [masked] or (412)[masked] for online meeting info.

[ONLINE] Mindfulness Meditation

Unitarian House

Stress Management : Relaxation Response : Calm Focused Attention : Mindfulness Skills In these regular weekly sessions, Dr. Richard King facilitates mindfulness exercises to reduce stress, build awareness, and develop resilience. You practice focusing attention on the sensations of breathing and learn how this mindfulness exercise brings about a state of physiological relaxation in minutes. This skill is sometimes called “the relaxation response,” and can be help reduce stress, maintain health, and build emotional wellness. It's also helpful in support of intentional habit change. You practice a variety of exercises including belly breathing, focused attention mindful breathing, body scan, mindful walking, mindful eating, and thought watching. The goals for Mindfulness (sometimes referred to as "Heart-fulness") include building skills for emotional resilience, stability of attention, and peak performance. Mindful breathing and yoga are healthy exercises for focusing attention and producing calm. Routine practice of these skills is like having an emotional seatbelt. Just like knowing how to brush teeth is important for good dental hygiene, knowing how to become calm and restful is important for emotional wellness. Mindfulness exercises, practiced daily, build life skills for balance, resilience, self-regulation, and focused attention. Led by Dr. Richard King. A program of Mindful Pittsburgh and Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church. These sessions currently being held online at https://zoom.us/j/824537388 (meeting id[masked]) or https://www.facebook.com/MindfulPittsburgh. Room opens 11:30 AM.

[ONLINE] Silent Oak Meditation Group

Unitarian Universalist Church of the South Hills

Our informal meditation group begins with the reciting of a few gathas, ringing of the bell, and a short inspiration reading on Buddhist philosophy. We sit in silence for 20-25 minutes, then repeat the reading…it can often be heard more clearly after meditating. We end by dedicating our practice to those in need of positive healing energy. Thoughtful discussion is encouraged afterwards. Tuesdays at 9:30am in the Oak Room. For those who have time, we often visit a nearby coffeehouse for refreshments and more conversation. All are welcome. More at http://www.sunnyhill.org. Contact [masked] or (412)[masked] for online meeting info.

[ONLINE] Mindfulness Meditation

Unitarian House

Stress Management : Relaxation Response : Calm Focused Attention : Mindfulness Skills In these regular weekly sessions, Dr. Richard King facilitates mindfulness exercises to reduce stress, build awareness, and develop resilience. You practice focusing attention on the sensations of breathing and learn how this mindfulness exercise brings about a state of physiological relaxation in minutes. This skill is sometimes called “the relaxation response,” and can be help reduce stress, maintain health, and build emotional wellness. It's also helpful in support of intentional habit change. You practice a variety of exercises including belly breathing, focused attention mindful breathing, body scan, mindful walking, mindful eating, and thought watching. The goals for Mindfulness (sometimes referred to as "Heart-fulness") include building skills for emotional resilience, stability of attention, and peak performance. Mindful breathing and yoga are healthy exercises for focusing attention and producing calm. Routine practice of these skills is like having an emotional seatbelt. Just like knowing how to brush teeth is important for good dental hygiene, knowing how to become calm and restful is important for emotional wellness. Mindfulness exercises, practiced daily, build life skills for balance, resilience, self-regulation, and focused attention. Led by Dr. Richard King. A program of Mindful Pittsburgh and Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church. These sessions currently being held online at https://zoom.us/j/824537388 (meeting id[masked]) or https://www.facebook.com/MindfulPittsburgh. Room opens 11:30 AM.

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