Category: Congregational News

Difficult Conversations Resume

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.

Archives Exhibit: USG Orders of Service

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.

New USG Cancer Support Group

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.

Our Share The Plate Donations for Fiscal Year 2018-19

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

Lingelbach/Henry                                                             1,384

Rebuilding Together Philly                                                   827

The Attic                                                                             840

PIHN (Xmas eve services)                                                  2,107

MLK Day (expenditures)                                                   1,208

POWER                                                                            1,524

Journey’s Way                                                                    863

UUPLAN (approximately our dues)                                    1,320

Court Appointed Special … read more.

Help USG Host PIHN Families

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.

What is the COM and what do they do?

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.