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Wednesday, August 25, 2004

UUSC Tie Dye Fundraiser

Tie Dye Fundraiser-benefits the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Membership Fund to provide financial assitance for UUSC membership dues to members and friends of Sunnyhill. Items Available
1 Infant Tank Romper has snap closure around legs $12.00 each
sizes 6m, 12m, 18m, 24m
2 Infant & Toddler Tees $10.00 each
sizes 6m, 12m, 18m, 2T, 4T, 6
3 Empire Dress $15.00 each
sizes 3m, 6m, 12m, 18m, 2T, 4T, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12
4 Youth Tees $14.00 each
sizes s, m, l, xl
5 Youth Long Sleeve Tee $12.00 each
sizes s, m, l, xl (run big)
6 Adult Tees $12.00 each
sizes s, m, l, xl, 2x
7 Adult Long Sleeve Tees $20.00 each
sizes s, m, l, xl, 2x
8 Doggie Tees $15.00 each
sizes s (8-14lbs), m (14-24lbs), l (24-45lbs), xl (45-75lbs)
9 Tote Bag Made in USA (18”WX16”H, 9”strap) $12.00 each
10 Shoulder Bag (17”WX15”H, 3”wide shoulder strap) $15.00 each
11 Womens French Terry Capri Pants $20.00 each
sizes s, m, l, xl
12 Fem Fit Softee Tank (women’s) $10.00 each
sizes s, m, l, xl, 2x detach below
Order Form

# Description Size Quantity Price
-items will include a chalice logo -make checks payable to UUCSH
-forms must be returned by October 3, 2004 return to church office 1240 Washington Rd. Pittsburgh PA 15228 or Kim Harford
any questions contact Kim Harford 412 563-0814
Orders should be available by December 5, 2004 at UU Church of the South Hills. Thank you!

Thursday, August 19, 2004

Peaceable Kingdom

Pittsburgh UFETA's (Unitarian Universalists for the Fair & Ethical Treatment of Animals) Sunnyhill's Schweitzer Group

Our focus is promoting the seventh principle of Unitarian Universalism, "respect for the interdependent web of existence of which we are a part", while acknowledging the need to extend the other 6 principles to include all living beings, whose welfare is inextricably linked to our own.

Our goal is to increase awareness by educating ourselves and others about animal suffering, to re-connect with and inspire reverence for the natural world, and to realize the far-reaching consequences of our daily choices and actions.
With monthly discussions on the second Sunday of each month at 10:15 a.m. (as well as on-line discussions), volunteer projects, an animal blessing service (and hopefully other animal-centered services), guest speakers, potluck dinners (vegan, naturally!), cooking classes, and other member-driven activities, we hope to be a vibrant and inspiring presence at Sunnyhill.

Our first meeting of the year is Sunday, September 12, 2004 during Lifecraft (10:15). We'll be discussing the toll Factory Farming takes on our environment. This is an issue that needs to be addressed for our movement toward "Green Sanctuary" status with the UUA.

SPECIAL EVENT: 7 pm, Saturday, September 25, 2004

The first Pittsburgh-area screening of "Peaceable Kingdom", a documentary film that tells the powerful story of former farmers and animal rescuers working together to turn the tide on industrial farming. Light refreshments and childcare provided, and discussion to follow. FREE.


  • Tuesday, August 17, 2004


    September discussion in the Humanist Forum with Ken W, and how politics do and/or should relate to our roles as citizens as we individually perceive them. There have been numerous articles gathered over the last two months related to that discussion. For your benefit the articles listed below are worth watching a the election draws nearer.

    This issue is more significant due to the effort being made to have paperless voting used for the count.

    Sunday, August 15, 2004

    Sunday Service Committee

    Our Minister, Rev. Lynn Brodie, presents three Sunday services each month, while the Sunnyhill Sunday Service Committee is responsible for arranging for the remaining services. The committee of dedicated volunteers plans, organizes and coordinates one or two services per month. It utilizes
    speakers from outside as well as from our own congregation. Services offer various viewpoints ranging from humanitarian to philosophical to theological.

    Meetings of the committee are generally held on the third Sunday of each month, following our final service. Please join us. Your ideas and perspectives are most

    The next meeting of the Sunnyhill Sunday Service Committee will be after the service on August 29th. Please note that there will only be one service on that date starting at 10:30 am.

    We all scream for ice cream!

    Homemade, store-bought, plain or with sprinkles however you like it, come and lick some at the annual Ice Cream Social, September 5th after the 10:30 service. This year we will use the ice cream social to bade our summertime and summer schedule farewell.

    Donations of home made ice cream are more than welcome. Helpers to set-up, scoop and clean-up a requirement.

    Please contact Mary-Jo Hennessy if you are able to assist.

    Friday, August 13, 2004

    Thursday, August 12, 2004

    S&S agenda gets finalized

    Maurice has put the final schedule together for the popular Science and Spirituality group. Check it out. Of course, things can change in the future.

    Perhaps this blog can be a place were other pointers and discussions can occur as a spin out of that group?

    Wednesday, August 11, 2004

    Sunnyhill's NEW email discussion for Justice Talk

    A year or two ago, we had a "justice talk" list. But, it sorta died on the vine. It was taken down. However, interest has sparked again. Hence, the new list. You can subscribe yourself -- and in turn, opt-out too.

    For extra help, send an email to Webmaster.

    Monday, August 02, 2004

    Another obersation by Ken

    "the number of people with no faith was rising but nobody was paying attention to where they were coming from."

    It becomes obvious why we are hearing so much noise from the "America is a Christian Nation" crowd. They feel threatened by the loss of being able to assert they are the status quo having enjoyed an assumed certain privileged position. To do so, "Protestants" have had to embrace "Catholics" as fellow believers. Quite a reversal. Remember the noise made even when the first JFK ran for president just four decades ago. We can expect more "circling of the wagons" as the trend continues. People like D. James Kennedy are milking the people who are sensing the loss of their "freedom", their being the dominant religious (moral in their thinking) voice.

    Your comments are welcomed. Click on the button and post your thoughts.

    Sunday, August 01, 2004

    Left Brain, Right Brain - via Ken W

    In religion, the use of metaphor is significantly important. To put this in perspective try the exercise below.

    While sitting at your desk, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles. Now, while doing this draw the number "6" in the air with your right hand.

    Your foot will change direction and there's nothing you can do about it.

    There is much to learn about how our minds work.