About one year ago many of our congregants participated in a number of Difficult Conversations on the subject of White Privilege and White Supremacy. Time has passed, people have had conversations, things have happened. Now we would like to hear the stories of your experience … read more.
Category: Congregational News
Check out the new glass curio cabinet in the Sullivan Library. Displayed are USG Orders of Service from 1930, 1958, 1961, 1963 and 1995. These little introductions act as historic “ticklers” for our congregational past. Brief explanations appear on the left side of the cabinet … read more.
A new cancer support group has formed at USG with 7 current members: Susan Zingale-Baird and Sarah West (who are serving as co/chairs), Charles Gabriel, Deb Kish-Silver. Gale Gibbons, Yvonne Marlier, and Lisa Dutton. Other members of the congregation are welcome; just email one … read more.
In Fiscal Year 2018-19, Share the Plate made total donations
of $13,536, as follows:
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center 1,039
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center 711
Rebuilding Together Philly 827
The Attic 840
PIHN (Xmas eve services) 2,107
MLK Day (expenditures) 1,208
Journey’s Way 863
UUPLAN (approximately our dues) 1,320
Court Appointed Special … read more.
Cynthia Claus has returned to San Miguel de Allende and her UU congregation there, UUFSMA, for the next 9 months. She wanted to share some of the ways in which her congregation helps the Mexican community in which they are so welcomed.
They give over … read more.
PIHN is the Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network, which supports families as they strive to work their way out of homelessness.
USG will feed and house three families this summer from Sunday, August 18 until Sunday, September 1. The families will each have a room in … read more.
Rev. Kent Matthies will be attending this rally of Faith Leaders in Washington, DC, a rally initiated by Rev. William Barber. (Please note correction: Rev. Barber is not UU but Protestant.) Others are warmly welcomed to attend in support. If interested, please contact Rev. … read more.
At the Annual Meeting on May 19, 2019, perspectives were shared about the proposed 8th Principle. The large majority of those who spoke were in favor of USG adopting it in support of the denomination adopting it. People spoke about our 7 Principles as not … read more.
The Committee on Ministry (COM) is a small group appointed by the Board to assist in accomplishing USG’s mission by advising the Minister; facilitating communication between the Minister and members of the congregation; and helping resolve conflicts, using outside consultation when necessary. We also are … read more.