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Helpers among the community of Pittsburgh area UUs. Link to the main Sunnyhill site.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Facebook cover photo


New, nice Facebook cover photo. The Facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/UUCSH .

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Fracking



Some Sunnyhillers have expressed an interest in attending a Marcellus Shale awareness rally in Washington DC on Saturday, July 28. The purpose of the rally is to push back on the rush to drill and to demand greater accountability for the damages caused by hydraulic fracturing. 

I have emailed some local environmental groups who are planning to attend and who may be renting a bus. If you want to be kept in the loop about possibly joining other Pittsburghers by bus, carpooling with other Sunnyhillers or going yourself, let me know. And in the meantime, visit http://www.stopthefrackattack.org/ for more info.

So why should this issue matter to UUs? I personally believe all comes down to our 7th principle.

Within the UU community, hydraulic fracturing is an issue that's becoming particularly hot for our fellow UU churches in Ohio as they start down the road to drilling that Pennsylvania has already been traveling. They are organized and even though opening up our state for drilling is a "done deal" in Pennsylvania, the Social Justice Committee still believes there are issues we can promote here that reinforce our UU values and might allow us to connect with the UU churches in Eastern Ohio that are already mobilized around this issue. Greater accountability, oversight and regulation are examples of stands we can take in Pennsylvania that might make sense for us.

That's my 2 cents, but I just wanted to keep everyone in the loop, in case some of you are interested in this event.  

Peace,



Ann Trondle-Price
atrondle @ 

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Rest in peace, dear friend to so many.

Shirley Jean Williams died on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at the age of 86, after 64 years of wedded bliss to Robert.  Loving and devoted mother to Larry (deceased), Stephen (deceased), Caroline and Sam.  Caring and thoughtful mother-in-law to Jeanne, Steve, LeAnn and Marthika.  A doting grandmother to Stephanie, Cara Rose, Nora, Erin, Michael and Nicholas.  Regrettably, because the grandkids lived in CA, NJ and TX, the opportunities for spoiling them did not present themselves nearly as often as she would have liked. Shirley, a lifetime Unitarian, was born in Tulsa, OK and attended the All Souls Unitarian Church and sang in the choir.  For the past 42 years, she and her husband have been members of the Unitarian Universalist Church of the South Hills.  Shirley's true passion (besides Robert) was preparing gourmet meals for her appreciative family and many friends.  She worked fulltime as an administrative assistant for various companies and ended her career as the office manager at Baskin, Sears, Gondelman, Craig & Sachs in Pittsburgh. A memorial service is being planned for Sat., May 5th. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to her two favorite charities: Women's Center and Shelter of Pittsburgh and the Unitarian Universalist Church of the South Hills. 

Friday, May 06, 2011

Golf, anyone?

Hi Folks

Please consider joining us for some golf on Monday morning, May 16th !          - Larry Evans, MLV Board Member

 

Swing Fore the Village!

Monday, May 16, 2011

9:00am – 1:00pm

Mt. Lebanon Golf Course, 9 Hole Tournament

Registration Form

Box Lunch - 9 holes of golf and cart included

9:00am Registration     10:00am Shotgun Start

$90.00 Individual / $320.00 Foursome

Please fill out the information below

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Number of Golfers __________  Check enclosed $________________

 

Name_________________________________ 

Address__________________________________________

Phone _________________________

E-Mail___________________________________________________

 

Name_________________________________ 

Address__________________________________________

Phone _________________________

E-Mail___________________________________________________

 

Name_________________________________ 

Address__________________________________________

Phone _________________________

E-Mail___________________________________________________

 

Name_________________________________ 

Address__________________________________________

Phone _________________________

E-Mail___________________________________________________

 

_____ I would like to sponsor a Tee for $75.00

Call 412-343-4054

E-Mail info@mtlebanonvillage.org or

Mail to 710 Washington Road, Pgh., PA 15228

 

Sponsorship Opportunity Levels                                                                                                             

 Platinum Sponsor Benefits: $1,000

 

Large logo in all press releases, attendee thank you cards and other promotional materials
Prominent signage at event including at registration area and tee sign
Opportunity to hang banner at event
One foursome
Ability to provide attendees with company brochures/promotional materials
Acknowledgement on MLV website with link to sponsor website
Acknowledgement in MLV annual report
 Gold Sponsor Benefits: $500

Medium logo in all press releases and other promotional materials
Prominent signage at event, including tee sign
Two golfers at event
Acknowledgement on MLV website with link to sponsor website
Acknowledgement in MLV annual report 
Silver Sponsor Benefits: $300

Small logo promotional materials
One golfer at event
Tee sign at event
Acknowledgement on MLV website with link to sponsor website
Acknowledgement in MLV annual report
 

 

Special Opportunities                                                                                                                  

Tee Sponsor Benefits: $75

Signage at one hole
Name listed on MLV website
Acknowledgement in MLV annual report
Lunch Sponsor Benefits: $500 (one available)

Logo signage at lunch
Tee signage
Name listed on MLV website with link to sponsor website
Acknowledgement in MLV annual report
 

Call 412-343-4054

E-Mail info@mtlebanonvillage.org or

Mail to 710 Washington Road, Pgh., PA 15228

Friday, February 25, 2011

Simply Soups Long Range Planning Get Together

Saturday, March 5 from 5:30 - 9 p.m. at UUCSH

What do you hope our congregation can accomplish in the next year? Two years? Five years and longer?

Come break bread, share a bowl of soup, and help with the process of long range planning for the UUCSH.  Spend about 45-minutes in three of six facilitated sessions of your choosing:
  1. Community Life,
  2. Stewardship,
  3. Administration & Governance,
  4. Social Justice,
  5. Facilities-building & grounds, and
  6. Lifespan Learning-RE for children and adults.

Also, there will be other opportunities to add your ideas to all of the topic areas.

Soup and bread will be available in each of six areas/rooms. This will be BYOB-as in "bring your own bowl" (and spoon, plate and napkin if you wish). Sign up is in the Dining Room. Please be sure to indicate if you'll need childcare, so we can plan accordingly.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Run, UUs, Run

Friday, October 01, 2010

Do you want to teach a workshop in Virginia next summer

Dear SUUSI,


We're pleased to announce that we are joyfully accepting SUUSI 2011 - Joy! - workshop proposals through Nov. 1! Please log into your SUUSI SOLIS account to find the proposal form.
Go to https://solis.suusi.org/ and log in using your email address and password. If you have been to SUUSI since 2007, you should have an account already in the system. You will be able to reset your password, if you have forgotten it or if you have never logged in. You will need to be able receive mail at your registered email address to reset your password. Once you log in, you can click on the "Submit a Workshop Proposal for SUUSI 2011" link to start your proposal.
Successful workshops take many different forms and shapes. Together, we teach and learn about music, the arts, crafts and hobbies, spiritual and religious growth, movement and bodywork, relationships, sports and recreation, and sometimes we just gather to play games and have fun. Most workshops are held on campus, but some involve local travel to various places. Some workshops this year will be brand new, while some will be those that we've enjoyed in the past. And some will be 1-4 day events, while some will be happen every day of SUUSI. As a whole, the SUUSI workshop program promotes community-building, personal growth, and joy by offering a diverse selection of high-quality workshops. Workshop leaders receive credit toward their SUUSI registration costs in exchange for their volunteer service.
A few tips: as you create your proposal, please pay special attention to space and equipment requirements. The more equipment that you are able to provide for yourself (cd players, flip charts, ipod speakers, etc.), the better. And while we are limited in the spaces that we can offer for workshops, knowing as much as possible about your space wishes will increase our ability to offer something suitable. Also, please be sure to indicate any flexibility that you may have in the number of sessions that your workshop will include, as well as when and on which days the workshop will be offered. We aim to offer a balance of single-day and multi-day offerings, held in both the morning and afternoon slots. And finally, ask me questions. If you're new to leading workshops, or of you have an idea for something you'd like to offer but aren't sure about some of the specifics, or if you just have a general question, please let me know. I have personally been blessed by attending and leading numerous workshops over the years at SUUSI, and I truly can't wait to join with you in continuing that beautiful history of joy, growth, and friendship. You can always email me at workshops@suusi.org.
And remember, Nov.1 one is the deadline!
Warmly,

Bill Neely, SUUSI 2011 -Joy!- Workshops Coordinator