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East Suburban Unitarian Universalist Church

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East Suburban UUC is part of the Greater Pittsburgh Cluster of Unitarian Universalist Churches, and of the Ohio-Meadville District of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA).  

 

Be sure to check out the "Visitors" page at the UUA website if you are new to Unitarian Universalism.


Principles

 

There are seven principles which Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm and promote:

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
  • Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
  • Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
  • A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;
  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

 

Unitarian Universalism (UU) draws from many sources:

  • Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;
  • Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love;
  • Wisdom from the world's religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;
  • Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God's love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;
  • Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit.
  • Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.

These principles and sources of faith are the backbone of our religious community.

 

 

We Are A "Welcoming Congregation"

If you are looking for a church home, you will find this to be an open, inclusive, friendly and engaging place for all persons, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression, physical ableness, political persuasion or theological perspective. 

 

 

We Are In-Process to Become a Green Sanctuary 

ESUUC is working to become a "Green Sanctuary".  Find out more about the Green Sanctuary Program at the UUA website. If you'd like more information about ESUUC's Green Sanctuary Committee, send us an email.                              

 

Our Church Leaders
The Rev. Dr. Maurine (Renee) C. Waun, has been in ministry in the Pittsburgh area since her ordination in 1981.  She has served East Suburban UU Church since 1999.  She has come to us from the mainstream church from which she eventually took leave for reasons of conscience.  Although she is devoted to this church full time, her paid service is one-third time. Dr. Waun officiates on the first Sunday of every month, plus other occasional Sundays, and is available for counsel at minister@esuuc.org.  Dr. Waun is also available as an officiant for weddings, for more information click here. Dr. Waun also has helped start a school for AIDS orphans in Uganda, for more information see the ARSF website. 
Church business is handled by a Board of Directors, which consists of a President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, Program Chair, Facilities Chair, Community Facilitator & Religious Education Chair.  Our current "org chart" shows you how our Committees, Chairs, and Board are organized. You can reach a Board member via the email links on the "Contact Us" web page. 
Our Religious Education is coordinated through our Director of Religious Education.