Fellowship Groups

As a church, we nourish our spirits, celebrate life, and cherish our connectedness in many ways. We come together for many different kinds of activities. We seek to join together in fellowship while upholding our values and having fun all at the same time. We play together, we laugh together, and we live life together.

If you would like any information on any of our groups, please contact our church office at office@uucnh.org or contact Bernita Clover from our Connections Team (jnc312@mail12world)

Barnraisers Time Bank – Rachael Smart
Time banking is a simple, but powerful, concept involving the exchange of services without
the exchange of money. This social change movement is happening in 22 countries and six continents, aBarnraisers 021nd it’s happening at UUCNH, too! The Barn Raisers Time Bank is a community of people, interconnected through our desire to share our abilities, talents, and experiences with one another.   Through both giving and receiving, we learn  to appreciate the value of each member’s contributions and to believe in the value of our own contributions.  When you provide a service to another member you earn one time dollar for each hour spent providing the service.  When you receive a service from another member you spend one time dollar for each hour that member spends providing the service to you.  We have a potluck each month where we discuss recent exchanges and new needs and where new members can learn about what we do.  For more information visit our facebook page “Barn Raisers Time Bank” or e-mail timebank.barnraisers@gmail.com.

Book Discussion Group –Eleanor Howe
Do you enjoy reading and discussing literature? If so, you may be interested in our monthly Book Discussion Group. A different book is chosen each month, with a focus on a wide variety of literature. You are sure to find something that interests you!

Brass Ensemble
​Calling all trumpets, trombones, horns, and bazookas! Folks with brass instrument backgrounds are invited to join the Brass Ensemble for some group music-making. The Brass Ensemble meets once a month on Sunday mornings. All levels of experience are welcome.

Camping Trip-Abby Vaughn and Rachael Smart
Hiking and campfires and s’mores, oh my! In the spirit of this long-standing UUCNH tradition, a group campsite is reserved for five days each summer at the Lolita Camp Ground in the Allegheny National Forest. Whether you can come for one night or several, please join us for outdoor fun and fellowship.

Choir
Soprano, alto, tenor, or bass? Our choir needs you! Performances by the church choir are always delightful thanks to our talented, long-standing choir director,  Mary Doubleday.  Mary says that only a small percentage of people are truly tone-deaf, so what are you waiting for? The choir rehearses on Thursday evenings, with final rehearsals and performances on Sunday mornings.

Craft Group
The Craft Group welcomes other crafters who want to learn needlework, to perfect a specific craft, or to simply join us for socializing. This group focuses on creating beautiful, unique items to sell at the various Craft Group Sale Days held throughout the year at church. Profits from these sales are used to fund necessary projects that arise suddenly and are not included in the church annual budget. The Craft Group meets every Thursday morning; come when you can!

Quilting Group
Have rotary cutters and fabric, will travel! The Quilting Group meets on the second Tuesday of each month to work on quilting projects and to share techniques with each other. All levels of experience are welcome. Bring a brown bag lunch.

Singles Bridge Group
The motto of this group is, “The most fun you can have playing bridge!” Players of all levels and abilities congregate once a month for fun, food, and bridge. Single or married, all are welcome. Visit www.singlesbridgepittsburgh .org for more information.

The Uke Group
The ukulele originated in the 19th century and gained great popularity during the early 20th century. Come and see why the uke is now gaining great popularity here at UUCNH! The Uke Group meets twice a month. Beginners are welcome.