Sanctuary is a community experimenting with and reclaiming ancient practices of the Church, while providing the freedom to question and doubt.
People are understandably skeptical of organized religion, yet we all need space to wrestle with questions of meaning, spirituality, and practice. We seek to create this space. We believe that joining Tradition and skepticism creates opportunities for genuine connection between one another and God.
Why We Gather
For more on how this all got started, check out Our Story.
In an individualistic, and often isolating culture, we seek to create a community where it is safe to be vulnerable. We see in the stories of the Gospels, that Jesus creates diverse, inclusive community around dinner tables. Our hope is to discover God-in-our-midst around the table as we learn to share our lives together. Our meals are our worship space, and in that space we welcome questions and doubts. We welcome curiosity and creativity. We welcome those who are weary and just want a place to rest.
Whether you are a follower of Christ, someone who grew up in the Church but no longer participate, or exploring Christian Tradition for the first time, there's a place for you at the table.
Sanctuary considers the Lawrenceville neighborhood home. Though we meet in a variety of places in surrounding areas, our hearts-- and for many in the community homes, jobs, and spare time-- are in Lawrenceville.
Like any neighborhood, Lawrenceville is not a monolith. It is known for its small businesses, new and younger residents, and an influx of development over the past decade. But it also houses residents who have lived in the neighborhood all of their lives. As Lawrenceville works to be a neighborhood known for new development and affordable housing, responsible bars and community gardens, engaged citizens and neighborhood programs-- Sanctuary seeks to join in what God is up to in it all. And we look for ways to serve in the brokenness of addiction, blight, and growing pains the neighborhood experiences.