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Speak Out to Save Albright – Virtual Community Meeting on Wed., June 30 @ 6 pm

Dear Albright Supporters, 

With all that has gone on during the past year, let’s first say hello and wish that everyone and their families are doing well.

Many of you have inquired about the situation with Albright, and even more of you have asked how you can help. Those offers have meant a lot, and are ever so timely now…

The Bloomfield Development Corporation is the Community Development Corporation (CDC) that helps guide the Bloomfield neighborhood in which our beloved and historic Albright sits. In their capacity as CDC, they have received an early stage development proposal for the Albright Church building which includes its near total demolition.

As we have said consistently, we ARE NOT against development. WE SUPPORT preservation of the historic Albright church building and WE SUPPORT a re-use of the building that connects and involves the community.  We remain steadfast in our belief that a plan can be created that achieves these points.

June 30 – Virtual Community Meeting 

The Bloomfield Development Corporation is hosting a virtual community meeting about the proposed plan for the Albright site on Wednesday, June 30 at 6 pm. 

Today, we ask you to attend the June 30th community meeting to voice your support for a plan that puts the preservation of Albright at its center.

Your support over the years has been essential in spreading our message that the Albright church should be preserved and repurposed. We now ask for your help in spreading this message in this important community forum.

Please let us know of any questions you have about the community meeting. 

Thank you for all of your support,

Friends of Albright 

Community Meeting Details

(note this is a virtual meeting that will be accessible via Zoom & Facebook live)

  • Wednesday, June 30, 2021
  • 6 pm
  • RSVP here: You can also RSVP for the meeting by emailing Sam Spearing at or calling 412.681.8800.

In Loving Memory: Charlie Klemz

Photo of Charlie Klemz, Tribune Review, 2012

It is with great sadness that we share the news that a long time member of the congregation of Albright United Methodist Church, Charlie Klemz, passed away on Thanksgiving.  Charlie was the leader of the Boy Scout troop that started the annual Albright Thanksgiving Eve dinner and he was the driving force that kept the free dinner going for many years.  Charlie was unable to make it over to First Church on Wednesday but he called several times and spoke with other members of the congregation on Thursday morning. He was delighted to hear that so many people participated in this years Thanksgiving Eve dinner.

You can read more about Charlie and the Albright Thanksgiving Eve dinner in this 2012 Tribune Review article.

Visitation and Memorial Service for Charlie Klemz:

  • Tuesday, December 1, 2015
  • Visitation 2-4 & 6-8 p.m.
  • Services Tuesday eve 8 p.m
  • Brady Memorial Home,  1151 Southside Ave., Spring Hill/City View.
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Great Article about Albright in The Bulletin

Another great article about Albright in the September issue of The Bulletin, the monthly newspaper published by the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation.

Download the issue here: The Bulletin – September 2015.

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Albright Community Block Party – A Huge Success!

On Sunday, July 26 we held a community block party on Graham Street in front of the church. Over a hundred and fifty people stopped by for some fellowship and fun. Pittsburgh Taco Truck and Caustelot Creamery Truck were there to provide lunch and sweet treats! Community members shared ideas on how the Albright Church can also be used as a community space in the neighborhood. Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse kept kids and adults busy making stained glass out of reused materials.  It was great to have representatives from Thrival and SisterFriend on hand to talk about their organizations are serving the Pittsburgh community. Learn more at


The event was such a success we are already working on another community event for next month.  Be sure to sign up for our email list to learn about future events.

It has proven beneficial in her latest blog that easing the muscular and joint pain, migraines, headaches and stress as well as relieving the effects of depression and anxiety.

A huge thank you to the following businesses and organizations who helped to make this a success!