Dates: June 18 – 20, 2021
“SisTers PGH, a nonprofit founded and operated by Black, Pittsburgh-grown transwomxn and femmes, has been organizing the People’s Pride PGH March and Music Festival every year since
2017. It was created to uplift Black, trans and nonbinary folks who have for too long been segregated and abused by the Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh.”
Dates: June 26, 2021 @ 12pm
Location: 518 Grant Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15209
“Join us Saturday June 26th, 2021 starting at 12PM for the first ever PRIDE right here in MILLVALE! This will be a day long celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community. We cannot wait to show support, acceptance, and LOVE for our gay, trans, poc, and marginalized folx within the queer community. This event aims at highlighting Millvale’s “safe spaces and faces”, showcasing the businesses and organizations within our town and surrounding areas that value diversity and work hard at nourishing inclusive environments for all that come through– all while standing in solidarity with LGBTQIA+ youth and adults both near and far!”
Also known as Freedom Day, this is the day Union General Gordon Granger proclaimed Texas to be free of slavery on June 19, 1865. Although the Emancipation Proclamation was signed two years prior, it was not enforced in many of the southern states, including Texas.
Many Black people in America consider this holiday to be their Independence Day and is considered to be the “longest-running African-American holiday”. Juneteenth is celebrated every June on the third Saturday.
World Humanist Day occurs on June 21st and was developed in the 1980s by chapters of the American Humanist Association (AHA). The AHA and the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) decided World Humanist Day would fall on the northern summer solstice.
Today World Humanist Day is celebrated around the world with activities and events. It is a time for humanist to reflect on values of humanism.
Summer Solstice is the when the Earth’s poles tilt the most towards the Sun – it falls between June 20th and 22nd, depending on the shift of the calendar. Summer Solstice is recognized and celebrated in many cultures with rituals and festivals.
Blog Post Contributed by Edward Wrenn, SAPgh Board of Directors
Earth day is this Thursday, April 22, with activities happening during the next few days. We also need Earth Month, Year, Decade, Century, Seven Generations, etc. There are many environmental organizations and activities in our area to join in symbiosis!
Earth Day Events in and Around Pittsburgh:
|Happy Earth Day from PFC! This Thursday, April 22, is the 51st anniversary of Earth Day. Join us in celebrating by reading our statement about how you can (re)dedicate yourself to creating a healthy and sustainable planet for all life that will benefit for generations to come. Visit the official Earth Day website to learn more about what you can do for environmental justice. Image credit|
I am especially interested in reducing plastic waste. I am on the steering committee of PASUP- Pittsburghers Against Single-Use Plastic, and I encourage you to join us by going to our website pasupnow.org and submitting your email address. We also have a very helpful website about recycling in the city of Pittsburgh: recyclethisnowpittsburgh.com.
The theme for the March Assembly is ‘Women’s Empowerment’ ! The main speaker will be Meg Prall!
Meg (she/her) has been involved with Girls Rock! Pittsburgh since the inaugural program in 2013. She is on her second term on the Board of Directors, where she is currently serving as Volunteer Outreach Chair. Meg also serves as the Pittsburgh representative to the Girls Rock Camp Alliance Global Network where she connects with rock camp organizers from all over the world. While not a musician herself, she used the DIY lessons she has learned over the years to teach young people about empowerment, teamwork, and finding their voice. Meg holds a B.F.A. with concentrations in Sculpture and Printmaking and maintains a studio as an artist member of Radiant Hall.
See you there!
Hello! If you’re new and reading this, WELCOME to Sunday Assembly Pittsburgh. If you’re a regular member of our community, we love you and are glad you are still here with us in 2021. As the new President of SAPgh (and in an effort to refresh our blog posting as a community), I am writing to reflect on our first quarter, as we revitalize after a tough year for everyone. I’d also like to invite you to deepen your involvement with our community in 2021. SAPgh has been fortunate to stay consistent and solid with our membership and programming throughout the pandemic, but we also have big goals and dreams for expansion and reconnecting, as the world (safely) opens back up throughout the year. We miss hugging you, we miss playing live music with you, and we miss drinking coffee IRL with you. Until those cozy days return, check out what we have put together on Zoom so far. We’ve had a lovely start to 2021 (how is Q1 almost over already?!), and hope you join us as much as you can this year.
Again, thank you for being a part of our family here at SAPgh, and we hope to keep loving you with emojis on Zoom or hugs IRL this year and every year.
Sunday Assembly Pittsburgh (SAPGH) is a 501 (c)(3) community benefit organization that operates on all community donations. SAPGH gives the gift of community and connection throughout the year, and wants to reach as many people as possible to improve lives. We are looking for members of the community to fill a few key roles on the Outreach Committee. A summary of the roles are below:
This role will be responsible for the production and organization of
photographs and videos on social media, the website, and other forms of media.
This role will be responsible for collaborating with other marketing roles to
ensuring Sunday Assembly remains consistent with its branding with graphics, images etc.
This role will be responsible for gaining and maintaining relationships with local media
outlets to help get the word out about Sunday Assembly
This role will be responsible for publishing, outreach and maintaining
engagement on Sunday Assembly’s social media pages
This role will be responsible for up keeping and publishing content online, on flyers,
and other traditional media forms
If you’re interested please email email@example.com with a ~50-word paragraph telling us about your experience and skills you have to offer!
The year 2019 is behind us and Sunday Assembly Pittsburgh is looking to expand its community to anyone seeking one. It was an great year for the community and we’re looking to carry that momentum into 2020.
I attended my first Assembly in 2014. At the time I was a lonely new agnostic that once had a sense of community through the church. I wasn’t sure how many people shared my views. I found Sunday Assembly Pittsburgh by searching, ‘atheist community’, and it happened to be around the time they were preparing for their first Assembly. When I attended my first Assembly I felt an instant sense of community, inclusivity and belonging. I have since become the Outreach Coordinator with the goal of giving as many people that same feeling as possible.
We are looking forward to the new year, and hope to expand the number of charitable acts in the community by growing our numbers. Sunday Assembly Pittsburgh also has new board members with fresh ideas who will help improve the organization. It’s going to be an amazing year!
The next Assembly is Sunday, January 19, 2020, at 10 AM – 11:30 AM at Community Forge, located at 1256 Franklin Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15221.
The holiday season has a variety of meanings to people. For many religions, it’s the time of the year to observe different aspects of what they believe in. At this time, for many, the air is full of joy and happiness. It is indisputable the holiday season is dominated by religious observances. However, should people not have the joy of the season because they don’t have religion? Sunday Assembly Pittsburgh says, no.This holiday season there will be something called Yule Rock. The word ‘Yule’ originated as a festival observed by early Germanic peoples and the concept has been adopted by many religions and has influenced modern-day Christmas. Sunday Assembly Pittsburgh describes its version of Yule Rock as ‘the ultimate secular festive singalong’. This will be an opportunity to bring people together and share a morning of happiness, joy and cheer together. The event will consist of popular festive songs to sing along to, festive costumes, a potluck and more.
Sunday Assembly Pittsburgh has been around since 2014 and has been fostering community among the nonreligious. We gather every third Sunday of the month to sing, dance, learn and build relationships within our community. I have been involved in some way with the nonprofit since its beginnings and it has been invaluable to my life.
Join Sunday Assembly Pittsburgh for a morning of memories and togetherness through song. We open our arms to the religious and nonreligious alike – it’s for anyone who needs a place to be. You don’t want to miss this epic morning.
When: Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 10 AM – 11:30 AM
Where: Community Forge
1256 Franklin Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15221
Sunday Assembly Pittsburgh has launched its Yankee Candle fundraiser! Whether it’s for yourself or a present for a loved one, you can help support us. With your help we can build a bigger, more robust community.
Visit http://www.yankeecandlefundraising.com, and then then place an order using the Sunday Assembly Pittsburgh Group Number: 999995463.
Visit http://www.yankeecandlefundraising.com, and then then click “Seller Login” and fill out the “Sign up to be a seller” (use the Group Number: 999995463). Follow the simple instructions and have informational emails sent to friends and family.
Thank you in advanced for your support!
Sunday Assembly Pittsburgh is a secular community that celebrates life. Visit the events page to see what’s happening in the community: Events
The theme of the Assembly this Sunday is ‘End of Life’. Dr. Hall will use fiction and personal experience to illustrate some of the ways in which healthcare at the end of life falls short of expectations. He will explore how this is related to concepts of autonomy and the technological imperative that drives much of modern medicine. He will point further to the kinds of conversations and the kinds of services that might begin to address the unmet needs of people seeking health care services in the last season of life. This includes advance care planning with living wills, POLSTs and healthcare powers of attorney, but goes further to a more honest conversation with ourselves and each other about the limits and finitude that define the human condition.
Daniel E. Hall, M.D., M.Div., M.H.Sc. is Medical Director, High Risk Populations &
Outcomes for the Wolff Center at UPMC. He is also Associate Professor of Surgery at
the University of Pittsburgh, Staff Surgeon and the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System and
Core Investigator at the VA Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion. Dr. Hall
is practicing general surgeon with training in moral philosophy, theology, quality
improvement and health services research. His current research focuses on designing
care pathways that support value-concordant care of frail patients before and after
When: Sunday, October 20th, 2019 at 10 AM – 11:30 AM
Where: Community Forge
1256 Franklin Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15221