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Spiritways CUUPS announces...
What to Bring: photos/mementos of loved ones who have passed
Price/Donation: free (your donations are appreciated)
Acct. Id: 395677
Event Id: 84286
Open Samhain Ritual
When: Oct. 28th. 2012
Where: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Join Spiritways As We Honor Our Beloved Dead
Event Details: Join Spiritways CUUPS to celebrate Samhain, when we honor our beloved dead and spend some time with those who have passed away. This moving ritual will be led by the Spiritways Leadership Team and will begin at 7:00 pm. on Sunday, October 28th at the UU Church of the South Hills (Sunnyhill) . We will part the veil between the worlds in practice of the Old Ways.
If you have a token of remembrance in honour of a beloved deceased one, feel free to bring it with you for placement on the West Altar. We also ask that you dress in ritual garb (or all black clothing) for this High Sabbat honoring the Ancestors who have gone before us.
You may also bring a small percussion instrument (drum, rattle, etc....) to use as we raise the Cone of Power by dancing and chanting/singing " Hoof and Horn."
For those who don't know the words, they are simple:
"Hoof and horn, hoof and horn
All that dies will be reborn.
Corn and grain, corn and grain,
All that dies, will rise again."
Blessings From the Spiritways Leadership Team
Event Location: UUCSH, 1240 Washington Road in Pittsburgh
Event TIME Details: 7 pm
Directions: Directions to UUCSH
1240 Washington Road in Mt. Lebanon
The UU Church of the South Hills, known as "Sunnyhill" is located on Route 19 in Mt. Lebanon about a mile north of South Hills Village. The church is south of the Mt. Lebanon business district on Washington Road and less than a mile north of the Galleria.
A white mansion, the building is located on the right as you travel south on Route 19, at the intersection of Washington Road and Sunnyhill Drive.
From Downtown via the Liberty Bridge
Go through the Liberty Tunnel and continue straight. Stay south on Truck Route 19, West Liberty Avenue. At a 5-way Y intersection next to a McDonalds, bend to the right to stay on the same road. Past the communities of Pittsburgh, Brookline and Dormont, West Liberty Avenue becomes Washington Road in Mt. Lebanon. Continue past the Mt. Lebanon business district. The church will be on your right a few blocks south of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and the Christian Science Church.
From Downtown via the Fort Pitt Bridge
Get in the right hand lane and continue through the tunnel. Take the first exit, Banksville Road & go south on Route 19. Banksville ends as it forks at a light at McFarland (to the left) and Beverly Road (to the right) . Bear left on McFarland and continue until it intersects with West Liberty Avenue. Turn right and continue south on Washington Road. Continue past the Mt. Lebanon business district. The church will be on your right a few blocks south of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and the Christian Science Church.
From Route 79 North or South
Exit at Kirwan Heights (#12) . As you leave the exit ramp turn right onto Route 50 and then turn left at the first light onto Vanadium Road. Continue on Vanadium until it intersects with Bower Hill Road. Turn left and continue on Bower Hill until it intersects with Cochran. Turn right on Cochran and take it to Washington Road. Turn right on Washington Road. The church will be on your right a few blocks south of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and the Christian Science Church.
From Route 51
Turn onto Route 88 in Overbrook. Continue to Castle Shannon Boulevard and turn right. Continue to the second light and turn left on Mt. Lebanon Boulevard. Continue to the T-intersection at Washington Road and turn right onto Washington Road. The light at Sunnyhill Drive comes first, then the church. The next light is at Sunnyhill Drive. Continue past it and the church entrance driveway is on your left.
From the "T"
The metropolitan area of Pittsburgh is served by the Port Authority Transit, PAT. Buses and Light Rail schedules change on weekdays compared with Sundays and holidays.
To get to the church by the T, get off at the Arlington stop. Walk up Mt. Lebanon Blvd. till you get to Washington Road. At Washington Road, turn right to get to the church. The Arlington stop is the closest. You can also get off at the Mt. Lebanon stop, go up the steps to Washington Road (the business district) and walk down Washington Road to the church.
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