UUCNH Fundraising Activities

We hope you can participate in some of the ways we raise funds at UUCNH

Fundraising Activities

We’re are hopeful that we will be able to announce NEW programming for 2022!  We still do not know what to expect and hopefully, we will be able to experience silent auctions as well as events like our chili cookoff, family movie nights, and a Fall pantry harvest gourmet dinner.

Questions?  Talk to Ellen Saksen.

In the meantime, when you use Amazon Smile or purchase Grocery Cards or even an Equal Exchange/Fair Trade Item, you are actually helping to support Fundraising at UUCNH.

Amazon Smile


Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support UUCNH every time you shop, at no cost to you.  When you shop at AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as on Amazon.com.  UUCNH has partnered with Bellwood Preschool to join Amazon Smile.  The church and school will split the donations from Amazon Smile, which is 0.5% of all purchases made by everyone who has selected “Unitarian Universalist Church of the North Hills” as their designated charity.

Get started with these easy steps:

  • Use AND BOOKMARK the UUCNH Link to AmazonSmile.
  • Sign in. Simply use your existing Amazon credentials, and then start shopping. It’s that easy!
  • Please remember to shop our smile.amazon.com link every time.  Purchases on the main Amazon.com site do not support UUCNH.  To help remember, BOOKMARK OUR LINK.

Spread the word!  Once you’ve checked out, Amazon makes it easy to spread the news with your friends and family by giving you an option to share on Facebook and Twitter. Please be sure to let everyone know you’ve supported UUCNH.

Grocery Cards

An Easy Way to Help UUCNH Fund Its Programs

The Church sells gift cards for Giant Eagle and Kuhn’s as a fund-raising activity. Buying gift cards at UUCNH benefits the church financially AT NO COST TO YOU. When you pay $100, you receive a gift card for $100 and the Church receives $5 from the store. If each member (200) bought $100 in cards each month, UUCNH would earn $12,000 for the year.  Spending $100 on groceries and gas in a month is probably something that a lot of us do.

  • Gift cards can be used to buy groceries and other store items.  Giant Eagle cards can also be used at their GetGo stations.  When using gift cards, you will still receive all the discounts offered by the store.  Giant Eagle gift cards can’t be used to buy other gift cards sold at the store.
  • Due to the pandemic the cards normally sold on Sundays at coffee hour are being sold monthly outside on the front entrance walk.  We kick-started this fundraiser as a way to make up some of the income UUCNH lost due to COVID-19.  It’s easy to simply drive up and exchange a check for gift cards.  No need to leave your car!  If you’d like to participate, email Joe Meier  to get on the mailing list.  Selling dates will vary depending on Joe’s schedule but will generally be in the evening between 5:30 and 6:30 pm.

Please participate, buy gift cards and help UUCNH fund our ministry.

Thank you from the Gift Card Team

Equal Exchange/Fair Trade Items

Consider purchasing a Fair Trade Item and remember you’ll be supporting small farmers. That means they earn a fair amount for their work, allowing them to pay for healthcare, education and other basic necessities. Consider giving some. If you have any questions, contact Chris Hill or call 412-366-9553.

  • Organic Dark Chocolate bars-with Almonds, With Mint, with Lemon, Ginger, & Black Pepper (NEW!);
  • Very Dark (up to 80%!) plus;
  • Organic Milk Chocolate with a hint of hazelnut ($4 each, or 3 for $10).
  • And we have a Chamomile, Rooibos and Chai Teas ($4 each) to warm you up!
  • Organic Coffee-French Roast, Breakfast Blend, Mind, Body & Soul, or Decaf, available in whole bean or drip grind ($9/bag).

Upcoming Services

Improv’n Your Life

December 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Improv may be the art of making it up as you go along, kind of like life, but even improv has rules.  We will share how these rules can be applied to both improv and life. Plus, have some fun while doing it.

Holiday Pageant: “A World of Winter Lights”

December 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

In the past we have retold many old stories from around the world at this special time of year, reliving and rethinking some of our holiday traditions. A common thread woven through many winter holiday traditions and stories is the presence of light – the light of a candle, a star, a bonfire – the [...]

Songs and Stories

December 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

The Christmas story has inspired beautiful music for many centuries.  Come to hear our wonderful choir sing some favorites, and to consider what Christian stories may mean to us as UUs

Christmas Eve Service

December 24 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a Christmas Eve potluck and a service of traditional readings and hymns, with a few twists.

You are always welcome to visit

The best way to experience our church community is to visit either online or in person.  If you want to register so we can expect you you can fill out the information on the link below.

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