HOSPITALITY OF GOD'S GRACE
First United Methodist Church of Pittsburgh affirms that God’s grace is present in all people. We intentionally seek openly and fully to include all persons regardless of age, race, ethnicity, immigration status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, education, or economic condition. We commit ourselves to be in ministry for and with all people, regardless of their spiritual path or political perspective and independent of society’s regard. God blesses us all so that together we can be God’s instruments of blessing in the world.
God's guiding vision for our church
After decades of working towards justice for LGBTQIA+ people, First United Methodist Church of Pittsburgh officially became a Reconciling Ministries congregation in 2011. Reconciling Ministries is committed to intersectional justice across and beyond the United Methodist connection, working for the full participation of all LGBTQ+ people throughout the life and leadership of the Church. In 2021, we celebrated our 10-year anniversary as a reconciling ministries congregation. Here is our story.
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A Brief History
The story of First United Methodist Church of Pittsburgh began with the formation of a Methodist Society in 1796. The first church building was erected in downtown Pittsburgh in 1810, and it was not until 1893 that the cornerstone was laid for the current building at Center Ave. and S. Aiken Ave.