Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Smithton
Smithton
PA

15479-0568
United States
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About Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Smithton

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Smithton

Mission Statement

Our mission is to come together to affirm our shared values and celebrate our diverse beliefs. We covenant to nurture and challenge the questioning spirit in each other. We advocate for, and participate in, the rehabilitation and protection of our environment. We oppose any intent or action that diminishes the human spirit, and we work for justice and equality for all people.

We welcome all without regard to race, ethnicity, gender, disability, affectional or sexual orientation, age, language, citizenship status, economic status, or national origin and without requiring adherence to any particular interpretation of religion or to any particular religious belief or creed.
We are a small, lay-led, congregation and each week we cover a new topic. We encourage everyone's participation in the discussions, however, there is never any pressure to do so.
Through our Guest in the Pulpit Series we are able to provide a variety of speakers, services, topics.
If you know of a guest or if you are interested in presenting a service, musical selections or other programs, please make contact with us at [email protected] or send us a message through our Facebook page.
Note: Lay leaders can provide help with the the opening and closing of the service with the guest in the pulpit providing the centering portion.



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Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Smithton
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Smithton
251 Second Street
Smithton, Pennsylvania 15479-0568
United States
Phone: (724) 872-5056

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Leader Details

Rebecca Cartus
Rebecca Cartus
Lay Leaders
251 Second Street
Smithton, Pennsylvania 15479-0568
United States
Phone: (724) 872-5056

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Quote of the Day
John 1:1-2, 14

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth."

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Our services are on Sundays at 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM   Edit


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Dress is casual. Jeans and a casual shirt are fine. Some people dress more formally, so you can too, if you want.   Edit
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Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Smithton History

Our History

Early settlers of the Youghiogheny Valley were introduced to the liberal faith of Universalism by an itinerant minister, E. Davis Bacon. On June 9, 1860 in the red brick school house on Port Royal Hill, the first Universalist Church in Southwestern Pennsylvania was organized. Converted into a home years ago, the school house still stands on Fitz Henry Road, two miles north of the current church site in Smithton.

In 1887, the present church was built on land donated by George Smith. The bell, which is still functional, was donated by Mr. Thomas of Philadelphia; for many years, the church was known as the Thomas Universalist Church.   Edit

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