Feb
22
5:30 PM17:30

Books, Beer, and Theology: Between the World and Me

Read as much of "Between the World and Me" as you are able, jot down a few things you loved, hated, and questions the book left you with, and we'll talk about it over a few drinks. 

This is not a "theology book", but there will be an opportunity to wrestle with how Coates' writing impacts us, including our theologies.

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Mar
4
4:00 PM16:00

House Gathering

  • 4704 Stanton Avenue Pittsburgh, PA, 15201 United States (map)
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There's a place for you at our table. Our House Gatherings happen the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month. 

The first Sunday of March, we continue a conversation series that will take us through the season of Lent: Structures of Deceit. We will spend three house gatherings looking at the institutional structures behind the three temptations of Jesus in the desert. What happens when we view temptation not as individual weakness, but as institutional and communal phenomena? This week we'll focus on the temptations of Bread and Circuses.

What to expect: Dinner, Scripture, a reflection, conversation, prayer, and communion. Family friendly. We'll provide the main course (TBA), and you're encouraged to bring a side, drink, or dessert to share. We'll also have a basket for donations.

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Mar
11
7:00 PM19:00

Social Gathering

Once a month we gather at Full Pint in Lawrenceville for food, drinks, and conversation. Each month focuses on a different topic, with speakers, artists, or musicians offering the community gathered content to discuss and wrestle with together. 

Appetizers will be provided. Drinks can be purchased at Full Pint. There will be time for table discussion and Q&A.

$5 suggested donation.

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Mar
18
4:00 PM16:00

House Gathering

  • 306 Roosevelt Way Pittsburgh, PA, 15215 United States (map)
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There's a place for you at our table. Our House Gatherings happen the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month. 

The third Sunday of March, we continue a conversation series that will take us through the season of Lent: Structures of Deceit. We will spend three house gatherings looking at the institutional structures behind the three temptations of Jesus in the desert. What happens when we view temptation not as individual weakness, but as institutional and communal phenomena? This week we'll focus on the temptation of Conquest.

What to expect: Dinner, Scripture, a reflection, conversation, prayer, and communion. Family friendly. We'll provide the main course (TBA), and you're encouraged to bring a side, drink, or dessert to share. We'll also have a basket for donations.

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Mar
25
3:00 PM15:00

Neighborhood Walk

Throughout the spring, we will be taking mindful walks around different parts of Lawrenceville to see what God is up to in the neighborhood. While we walk, we'll pick up any trash we find, talk with residents, and reflect on where we see flourishing and where we see need. 

We will focus on Upper Lawrenceville on our walk in March. We'll meet at Hop Farm Brewing (5601 Butler St.) at 3pm, plan our walk, and head out around 3:20pm. We'll meet back at Hop Farm to debrief at 4:30pm.

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Feb
18
4:00 PM16:00

House Gathering

There's a place for you at our table. Our House Gatherings happen the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month. 

The third Sunday of February, we begin a conversation series that will take us through the season of Lent: Structures of Deceit. We will spend three house gatherings looking at the institutional structures behind the three temptations of Jesus in the desert. What happens when we view temptation not as individual weakness, but as institutional and communal phenomena?

You don't need a Bible or to know the story already. Bring your own experience, knowledge, and voice, we'll bring the Scripture story and a reflection with which to wrestle. We'll also eat dinner, pray, and share in communion together.

Bring a side, drink, or dessert to share if you're able! And please let us know of any dietary restrictions you have-- we'll make sure there's food for everyone to eat.

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Feb
11
7:00 PM19:00

The Art of Spiritual Formation

Once a month we gather at Full Pint in Lawrenceville for food, drinks, and conversation. Each month focuses on a different topic, with speakers, artists, or musicians offering the community gathered content to discuss and wrestle with together. 

THIS MONTH: We are convening a panel of Spiritual Directors to talk about the Art of Spiritual Formation. What is it like to walk alongside others in finding their true selves, in discovering the holy in their midst, in shaping and forming their spirituality? What frameworks and tools do spiritual directors use to guide others in shaping their spiritual lives? What does healthy spiritual companionship and guidance look like?

Appetizers will be provided. Drinks can be purchased at Full Pint. There will be time for table discussion and Q&A.

$5 suggested donation. All donation proceeds will benefit a local non-profit.

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Feb
10
1:00 PM13:00

Saturday Adventure

In January, we moved our Saturday Adventure meet up indoors to create a mosaic in response to the season of Epiphany. We broke glass and outlined our design. This month we'll finish the process by gluing and grouting the glass. We'll begin with a short tutorial on how we got to where we are in the process then finish up the window.

All supplies will be provided. No cost. All are welcome to join-- you did not need to be at our first mosaic creation to come!

 

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Feb
4
4:00 PM16:00

House Gathering

There's a place for you at our table. Our House Gatherings happen the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month. 

The first Sunday of February, we will learn from a new member of Sanctuary's community, Bob Ross about the work of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship.  We'll also eat dinner, pray, and share in communion

Main course is TBD. We invite you to bring a side, dessert, or drink to share. And please let us know of any dietary restrictions you have-- we'll make sure there's food for everyone to eat.

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Feb
1
6:00 PM18:00

Feast of St. Brigid Beer Tasting

February 1st is the Feast of Saint Brigid of Kildare, one of Ireland's patron saints. The stories surrounding her often emphasize her kindness to strangers and her hospitality. In one miraculous story, Brigid is said to have turned a tub of water to beer to serve to a stranger on her doorstep. Perhaps this is why she is the patron saint of brewers. 

To celebrate her feast day, Sanctuary will be hosting a beer tasting at Full Pint in Lawrenceville. We'll learn a bit about Brigid, how the practices of hospitality, brewing, and pub culture intersect, and be led in a beer tasting by Full Pint's staff.

This is a 21+ only event. Food will be available for purchase. Please RSVP on our FB event or by sending us an email: sanctuarypgh@gmail.com.

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Jan
21
4:00 PM16:00

House Gathering

  • 306 Roosevelt Way Pittsburgh, PA, 15215 United States (map)
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There's a place for you at our table. Our House Gatherings happen the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month. 

The third Sunday of January, we will focus on creating a Rule of Life. Come learn what a Rule of Life is, learn to craft one for yourself, and help our community write one together. We'll also eat dinner, pray, and share in communion

Bring a side, drink, or dessert to share if you're able! And please let us know of any dietary restrictions you have-- we'll make sure there's food for everyone to eat.

See the FB event HERE.

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Jan
14
7:00 PM19:00

Social Gathering : Liberation Theology from Palestine to Pittsburgh

Once a month we gather at Full Pint in Lawrenceville for food, drinks, and conversation. Each month focuses on a different topic, with speakers, artists, or musicians offering the community gathered content to discuss and wrestle with together. 

THIS MONTH: Rev. Chad Collins, pastor of Valley View Presbyterian Church in Garfield and a member of FOSNA (Friends of Sabeel North America), will speak on liberation theology, specifically how Christian liberation theology connects Palestine and black liberation in our context.

Appetizers will be provided. Drinks can be purchased at Full Pint. There will be time for table discussion and Q&A. 

$5 suggested donation-- all proceeds will benefit FOSNA. FOSNA is a nonprofit Christian ecumenical organization seeking justice and peace in the Holy Land through nonviolent advocacy and education. It is part of Sabeel, an international peace movement initiated by Palestinian Christians, who seek a just peace as defined by international law and existing United Nations resolutions.

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Jan
7
4:00 PM16:00

House Gathering

  • 4704 Stanton Avenue Pittsburgh, PA, 15201 United States (map)
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There's a place for you at our table. Our House Gatherings take place the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month. The first Sunday of January, we will focus on the practice of Giving. We'll eat together, talk about how we practice giving, pray, and share in communion.

Soup, salad, and bread this week for dinner!

Please let us know any dietary restrictions you may have through our FB event or email at sanctuarypgh@gmail.com-- we'll be sure there's food for everyone to eat! Bring a side, drink, or dessert to share if you're able.

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Dec
17
4:00 PM16:00

House Gathering

There's a place for you at our table. Our House Gatherings take place the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month. The first Sunday of December, we will focus on the practice of Encouraging. We'll eat together, talk about how we practice encouraging, pray, and share in communion.

We'll make a few kinds of pizza. Please let us know any dietary restrictions you may have through our FB event or email at sanctuarypgh@gmail.com-- we'll be sure there's food for everyone to eat! Bring a side, drink, or dessert to share if you're able.

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Dec
15
5:30 PM17:30

Books, Beer, and Theology

Near the end of each month, we host a Theology Book Club at a local brewery. Expect happy hour drinks, a book, and God-talk. We ask anyone coming to read as much of the book as they are able before coming, jot down a few things you love or hate and a few questions, and show up.

December's location: Allegheny Wine Mixer (wine, cider, and beer options!)

December's book is TBD

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Dec
10
7:00 PM19:00

Social Gathering: Music & Presence

Each month we invite a speaker, artist, or musician to share with us on a particular theme. For December, we are hosting a folk jam session, including Christmas carol sing-a-longs, decorating sugar cookies, and conversation on presence and incarnation.

We'll provide appetizers from Full Pint, hot cocoa, and sugar cookies. You will be able to buy beer from Full Pint. $5 suggested donation to cover costs...all donation proceeds will go to a Tree Pittsburgh. You can learn more about them HERE.

If you're interested in joining the band, contact sanctuarypgh@gmail.com!

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Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

[Second] Saturday Adventure

Our usual First Saturday Adventure is moving to the Second Saturday of December, so we can be a part of Lawrenceville's Cookie Mall.

We will take a self-guided walking tour of Allegheny Cemetery--a beautiful green space in the heart of Lawrenceville. This walk is strolled friendly but NOT dog friendly...sorry furry friends! 

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Dec
3
4:00 PM16:00

House Gathering

There's a place for you at our table. Our House Gatherings take place the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month. The first Sunday of December, we will focus on the practice of Learning. We'll eat together, talk about how we practice learning from one another and God, pray, and share in communion.

Bring a side, drink, or dessert to share if you're able!

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Dec
2
3:00 PM15:00

Cookie Mall

Sanctuary will be joining other Lawrenceville non-profits for their annual Cookie Mall! The Cookie Mall includes a non-profit bake sale, photos with Santa, and a kids' holiday party. Drop by our table for hot chocolate, cookies, to get to know us and the neighborhood better. Be sure to stick around for Light Up Night, with the tree lighting ceremony happening at 7pm in Allegheny Cemetery.

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Nov
19
4:00 PM16:00

House Gathering

Laura & Ed's House

306 Roosevelt Way

Sharpsburg, PA 15215

We'll provide the main course, bring a side or drink to share! November-January, we'll be sitting with the story of Moses' call in Exodus 3 and talking about a different practice each week. This Sunday we'll talk about the practice of Listening. 

House Gatherings include Scripture reading, conversation, prayer, dinner, and communion. All are welcome (including kids!).

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Nov
12
7:00 PM19:00

Social Gathering

Full Pint

5310 Butler St.

Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Once a month, we invite an artist, musician, or speaker to present on a theme. After hearing from our guest, we invite table conversation and Q&A.

This month, our Organizing Pastors, Laura and Jane, will be speaking on "Practicing a Feminist Spirituality." You can find the Facebook event HERE.

Heavy appetizers from Full Pint will be available. Drinks can be bought. We recommend a $5 donation to cover the cost of food-- all of our donation proceeds will be given to an organization advancing women in our area.

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Nov
5
4:00 PM16:00

House Gathering

Jane's House

4704 Stanton Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15201

We'll provide the main course, bring a side or drink to share! November-January, we'll be sitting with the story of Moses' call in Exodus 3 and talking about a different practice each week. This Sunday we'll talk about the practice of Eating Together. 

House Gatherings include Scripture reading, conversation, prayer, dinner, and communion. All are welcome (including kids!).

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Nov
4
4:00 PM16:00

First Saturday Adventure

Join us for an early evening hike at Frick Park. We'll do the "Frick Park Tour Trail," which is a 5 mile loop around the park, rated moderate. Dogs and kids are welcome-- though a backpack carrier is recommended for little ones. 

You can find our MeetUp for this event HERE

For more info on the hike: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/pennsylvania/frick-park-tour-loop-trail

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Oct
22
7:00 PM19:00

Social Gathering: Doubt Night

We're teaming up with Westminster Presbyterian Church for an evening of questioning and inquiry. Come with any questions you may have about God, Jesus, theology, the Bible, and Christian practice, and our panel will give responses and maybe throw in a few more questions for conversation. 

You'll be able to purchase drinks and appetizers from Full Pint. There is no charge for the event, but there will be a box for donations.

 

Location: Full Pint Wild Side Pub

5310 Butler St

Pittsburgh, PA 15201

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Oct
15
4:00 PM16:00

House Gathering

We'll cook up some chili-- bring a side or drink to share if you're able! We'll be spending our next few gatherings reflecting on Exodus 3 (Moses' call), discussing our five practices, and creating a communal Rule of Life. As always, we'll eat, talk, and pray together.

 

306 Roosevelt Way

Sharpsburg, PA 15215

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Oct
7
4:00 PM16:00

First Saturday Adventure

Take an early evening hike with us on the George and Guy trail on Mt. Washington. This 2.5 mile loop offers beautiful views of downtown, the north shore, west end, and the three rivers, as well as woodlands and natural streams. We'll meet at the trailhead located halfway down Greenleaf St.

This hike is labelled "Hike 1" on the Emerald View Park map, which you can access HERE.

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Sep
28
6:00 PM18:00

Books, Beer, and Theology

Once a month we meet up to talk about God and a book over beers at a local brewery.

Eleventh Hour Brewing : 3711 Charlotte St. Pgh, PA 15201

September's book is Silence by Shusaku Endo. You can purchase the book here. Read as much as you are able, come with things you loved/hated, questions you have, and what you take away from the reading. We'll have a few beers and talk about the book and how we understand God in it/through it/in contrast to it.

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Sep
21
6:00 PM18:00

International Day of Peace Work Night and Liturgy

We are partnering with Garfield Farm for a work night and liturgy to recognize the international day of peace. Come join us to embody reconciliation between one another and the earth, and to pray for God's peace in our lives, neighborhoods, country, and world.

 

Work begins at 6pm, liturgy will be at dusk. Come for as long as you're able!

Location: CORNWALL AND WICKLOW STREETS, PITTSBURGH, PA 15224

More about Garfield Farm: http://www.garfieldfarm.com

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Sep
17
6:30 PM18:30

Social Gathering at Bulldog Pub

The Political and the Spiritual with John Allison

How do we do practice self-care in a weary world that also does not cut us off from our political responsibilities? Our cultural moment seems to oscillate between an almost self-punishing over-engagement with the realities of political crisis to the point of burnout, and a withdrawal from those realities to the point of indifference. Let us explore what a mindful politics might look like that is committed to justice without self-destruction. How can revolution of mind and body be one?

John will share with us, we'll have conversation at our tables over food and drinks, then come back together for a Q&A.

About the speaker: John Allison received his B.A. in World Religions/Philosophy from Westminster College, his M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary, and was recently a guest lecturer in the department of Religion at Princeton University (Spring 2017). Currently he resides in Pittsburgh as an aspiring "Presbuddhaterian" independent scholar and activist.

Location: Bulldog Pub

1818 Morningside Ave, Pittsburgh, PA

We'll meet out on the patio if the weather cooperates, inside if it rains. Food and drinks will be available to buy throughout our time together.

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