May
20
5:30 PM17:30

Dinner Church

Join us Monday for Dinner Church at Tree Pittsburgh! We'll provide a main course for dinner, and encourage others to bring a side, drink, or dessert to share!

Our reflection and conversations will be guided by the Narrative Lectionary until summer. You can find the weekly Scripture readings here: https://www.workingpreacher.org/?lectionary=nl

What to expect:
5:30-5:45pm : Time to catch up and contemplative coloring
5:45pm: Opening prayer
5:45-6:30pm: Dinner
6:30-7:15 Scripture, reflection, and conversation
7:15-7:30 Closing prayer and communion

These gatherings are kid-friendly, LGBTQ+ affirming, and open to all!

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May
13
5:30 PM17:30

Dinner Church

Join us Monday for Dinner Church at Tree Pittsburgh! We'll provide a main course for dinner, and encourage others to bring a side, drink, or dessert to share! This week’s menu is a Taco Bar from Chipotle!

Our reflection and conversations will be guided by the Narrative Lectionary until summer. You can find the weekly Scripture readings here: https://www.workingpreacher.org/?lectionary=nl

What to expect:
5:30-5:45pm : Time to catch up and contemplative coloring
5:45pm: Opening prayer
5:45-6:30pm: Dinner
6:30-7:15 Scripture, reflection, and conversation
7:15-7:30 Closing prayer and communion

These gatherings are kid-friendly, LGBTQ+ affirming, and open to all!

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May
12
7:00 PM19:00

Pub Talk with Mark Dixon

Join us at our May Pub Talk as we learn from Mark Dixon, Pittsburgh-based filmmaker and environmentalist.

About Mark Dixon: Mark is an award-winning filmmaker, photographer, activist, and public speaker exploring the frontiers of social change on a finite planet. After graduating from Stanford University with a degree in industrial engineering, he worked for start-up companies in Silicon Valley before turning to documentary filmmaking. His productions include “YERT–Your Environmental Road Trip” (a year-long “eco-expedition” through all 50 United States exploring environmental sustainability) and, “The Power of One Voice: A 50-Year Perspective on the Life of Rachel Carson.” In December 2015, he crowdfunded a journey to Paris, France, to attend and cover the United Nations Climate Change Conference–Conference of Parties (COP21) as credentialed press. Mark is currently working on a new documentary entitled “Inversion: The Unfinished Business of Pittsburgh’s Air,” and his related advocacy and citizen science efforts caused Pittsburgh’s Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP) to name him a Champion for Healthy Air in 2017. Mark has given presentations on environmental topics to diverse audiences including Carnegie Mellon University, Yale University, Stanford University, Sony Pictures, TEDx Pittsburgh, and the U.S. EPA. Mark also serves on the board of the internationally renowned Thomas Merton Center, and his activism photography has been featured in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. You can read more about Mark’s work at http://lens.blue/.

About Pub Talks: We welcome a variety of speakers, artists, and musicians to explore the intersections of faith, culture, science, art, politics, and justice. We seek to draw on the best of public house history— a place to share a drink, build community, and discuss pressing issues of the day.

**Pub Talks are FREE and open to the public. We provide light appetizers. Drinks and other food can be purchased from Full Pint. We are so grateful for Full Pint’s hospitality, and encourage all Pub Talk attendees to make purchases and tip well.

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May
6
5:15 PM17:15

"White Awake: Racism and the Church" at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

On Monday, May 6th, we will not be meeting for Dinner Church. Instead, we encourage you to join others from the Sanctuary community at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary for their event, “A Day with Daniel Hill, author of ‘White Awake.’” There is a free workshop during the afternoon, dinner for $15 (if cost is prohibitive, please contact us, we’ll help you get there!), and a public, free lecture at 7pm.

You can learn more and register HERE.

The full schedule:

1:00-5:00 p.m. Workshop for Ministry Leaders: "White Awake: Developing a Discipleship Framework for Awakening to and Confronting the System of Race"

  • 5:15-6:45 p.m. Dinner by reservation only. Kadel Dining Room, McNaugher Hall. $15/person 

  • 7:00-9:00 p.m. Evening presentation: "Racism and the Church: A Conversation with Daniel Hill and Todd Allen" Open to the public.

Advance registration is required for the workshop and dinner and encouraged for the evening presentation. The workshop and evening presentation are free; Dinner costs $15/person. You can attend one, two, or all three of the day's events.

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Apr
29
5:30 PM17:30

Dinner Church

Join us this Monday at Dinner Church at our new venue, Tree Pittsburgh! We'll provide a main course for dinner, and encourage others to bring a side, drink, or dessert to share! Our reflection and conversations will be guided by the Narrative Lectionary until summer. You can find the weekly Scripture readings here: https://www.workingpreacher.org/?lectionary=nl

What to expect:
5:30-6pm : Set up, time to catch up, contemplative coloring
6pm: Opening liturgy
6-6:30pm: Dinner
6:30-7:15 Scripture, reflection, and conversation
7:15-7:30 Closing prayer and communion

Come for the whole evening or just a part of it! You're welcome anytime.
These gatherings are kid-friendly, LGBTQ+ affirming, and open to all!

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Apr
22
5:30 PM17:30

Dinner Church: Easter Monday

Join us this Monday at Dinner Church at our new venue, Tree Pittsburgh! We'll provide a main course for dinner, and encourage others to bring a side, drink, or dessert to share! Our reflection and conversations will be guided by the Narrative Lectionary until summer. You can find the weekly Scripture readings here: https://www.workingpreacher.org/?lectionary=nl

What to expect:
5:30-6pm : Set up, time to catch up, contemplative coloring
6pm: Opening liturgy
6-6:30pm: Dinner
6:30-7:15 Scripture, reflection, and conversation
7:15-7:30 Closing prayer and communion

Come for the whole evening or just a part of it! You're welcome anytime.
These gatherings are kid-friendly, LGBTQ+ affirming, and open to all!

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Apr
15
5:30 PM17:30

Dinner Church

Join us this Monday at Dinner Church at our new venue, Tree Pittsburgh! We'll provide a main course for dinner, and encourage others to bring a side, drink, or dessert to share! Our reflection and conversations will be guided by the Narrative Lectionary until summer. You can find the weekly Scripture readings here: https://www.workingpreacher.org/?lectionary=nl

What to expect:
5:30-6pm : Set up, time to catch up, contemplative coloring
6pm: Opening liturgy
6-6:30pm: Dinner
6:30-7:15 Scripture, reflection, and conversation
7:15-7:30 Closing prayer and communion

Come for the whole evening or just a part of it! You're welcome anytime.
These gatherings are kid-friendly, LGBTQ+ affirming, and open to all!

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Apr
14
7:00 PM19:00

Pub Talk with Leeann Younger

Join us at our April Pub Talk as we learn from Leeann Younger, church planter and pastor of City View Church in the North Side of Pittsburgh. Leeann will speak on, “You are what you practice: Breaking free from ‘slaveholder religion,’” as we explore the intersection of faith, practice, and white supremacy.

About Pub Talks: We welcome a variety of speakers, artists, and musicians to explore the intersections of faith, culture, science, art, politics, and justice. We seek to draw on the best of public house history— a place to share a drink, build community, and discuss pressing issues of the day.

**Pub Talks are FREE and open to the public. We provide light appetizers. Drinks and other food can be purchased from Full Pint. We are so grateful for Full Pint’s hospitality, and encourage all Pub Talk attendees to make purchases and tip well.

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Apr
8
5:30 PM17:30

Dinner Church

Join us this Monday at Dinner Church at our new venue, Tree Pittsburgh! We'll provide a main course for dinner, and encourage others to bring a side, drink, or dessert to share! Our reflection and conversations will be guided by the Narrative Lectionary until summer. You can find the weekly Scripture readings here: https://www.workingpreacher.org/?lectionary=nl

What to expect:
5:30-6pm : Set up, time to catch up, contemplative coloring
6pm: Opening liturgy
6-6:30pm: Dinner
6:30-7:15 Scripture, reflection, and conversation
7:15-7:30 Closing prayer and communion

Come for the whole evening or just a part of it! You're welcome anytime.
These gatherings are kid-friendly, LGBTQ+ affirming, and open to all!

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Apr
1
5:30 PM17:30

Dinner Church

Join us this Monday at Dinner Church at our new venue, Tree Pittsburgh! We'll provide a main course for dinner, and encourage others to bring a side, drink, or dessert to share! Our reflection and conversations will be guided by the Narrative Lectionary until summer. You can find the weekly Scripture readings here: https://www.workingpreacher.org/?lectionary=nl

What to expect:
5:30-6pm : Set up, time to catch up, contemplative coloring
6pm: Opening liturgy
6-6:30pm: Dinner
6:30-7:15 Scripture, reflection, and conversation
7:15-7:30 Closing prayer and communion

Come for the whole evening or just a part of it! You're welcome anytime.
These gatherings are kid-friendly, LGBTQ+ affirming, and open to all!

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Mar
18
5:30 PM17:30

Dinner Church at Tree Pittsburgh

Join us this Monday for our first Dinner Church at our new venue, Tree Pittsburgh! We'll provide a main course for dinner, and encourage others to bring a side, drink, or dessert to share! Our reflection and conversations will be guided by the Narrative Lectionary until summer. You can find the weekly Scripture readings here: https://www.workingpreacher.org/?lectionary=nl

What to expect:
5:30-6pm : Set up, time to catch up, contemplative coloring
6pm: Opening liturgy
6-6:30pm: Dinner
6:30-7:15 Scripture, reflection, and conversation
7:15-7:30 Closing prayer and communion

Come for the whole evening or just a part of it! You're welcome anytime.
These gatherings are kid-friendly, LGBTQ+ affirming, and open to all!

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Mar
11
5:30 PM17:30

Dinner Church at Emily's

  • 6329 Marchand St. Apt. 10 Pittsburgh, PA 15206 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us this Monday at Dinner Church hosted by Emily! We'll have slow cooker chicken tacos with fixings. And continue our conversations in Matthew, following the Narrative Lectionary. As a Lenten practice, our liturgy will add a prayer of communal confession.

We'll also have several copies of James Cone's book "The Cross and the Lynching Tree." We're inviting the community to read this book throughout Lent. During Holy Week (the week preceding Easter), we'll come together to talk about the book and our experience reading it over these 40 days.

You're encouraged to bring a side, drink, or dessert to share!

You can find the weekly Scripture readings here: https://www.workingpreacher.org/?lectionary=nl

What to expect:
5:30-6pm : Set up and time to catch up
6pm: Opening liturgy
6-6:30pm: Dinner
6:30-7:15 Scripture, reflection, and conversation
7:15-7:30 Closing prayer

Come for the whole evening or just a part of it! You're welcome anytime.
These gatherings are kid-friendly, LGBTQ+ affirming, and open to all!

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Mar
10
7:00 PM19:00

Pub Talk: Speaking God [through art, poetry, & mystery]

Join us at our March Pub Talk as we explore "Speaking God" with Scott Holland. What do we find at the intersection of poetry, art, mystery, and the Divine? Theopoetics! Theopoetics seeks to find ways of speaking of God beyond doctrine and systematic theology to more artful and poetic expressions. It is not merely poetry but instead an imaginative, intuitive and more artful way of naming ourselves and rendering God's name in history.

This month we're excited to partner with Pittsburgh Theological Seminary to learn from Scott Holland and imagine together more artful and poetic ways of expressing faith, theology, and our own experiences with divine mystery.

About our speaker: Scott Holland is the Slabaugh Professor of Theology & Culture at Bethany Theological Seminary in partnership with the Earlham School of Religion, where he has just launched a new MA in Theopoetics & Writing. He is a senior contributing editor at CrossCurrents Journal in New York. He divides his time between Richmond, Indiana, Yellow Springs, Ohio and Pittsburgh.

About Pub Talks: We welcome a variety of speakers, artists, and musicians exploring the intersections of faith, culture, science, art, politics, and justice. We seek to draw on the best of public house history-- a place to share a drink, build community, and discuss pressing issues of the day.

**Pub Talks are FREE and open to the public. We provide light appetizers. Drinks and other food can be purchased at Full Pint. We are so grateful for Full Pint's hospitality, and encourage all Pub Talk attendees to make purchases and tip well.

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Feb
25
5:30 PM17:30

Dinner Church

Join us every Monday at Dinner Church for conversation, prayer, and communion. We'll provide a main course for dinner, and encourage others to bring a side, drink, or dessert to share!

What to expect:

5:30-6pm : Set up & time to catch up

6pm: Opening prayer

6-6:30pm: Dinner and Scripture reading

6:30-7:15 Reflection and conversation

7:15-7:30 Closing prayer and communion

Come for the whole evening or just a part of it! You're welcome anytime.

These gatherings are kid-friendly, LGBTQ+ affirming, and open to all!

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Feb
18
5:30 PM17:30

Dinner Church

Join us every Monday at Dinner Church for conversation, prayer, and communion. We'll provide a main course of baked potatoes for dinner, and encourage others to bring a side, drink, or dessert to share!

What to expect:

5:30-6pm : Set up & time to catch up

6pm: Opening prayer

6-6:30pm: Dinner and Scripture reading

6:30-7:15 Reflection and conversation

7:15-7:30 Closing prayer and communion

Come for the whole evening or just a part of it! You're welcome anytime.

These gatherings are kid-friendly, LGBTQ+ affirming, and open to all!

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Feb
11
5:30 PM17:30

Dinner Church

Join us every Monday at Dinner Church for conversation, prayer, and communion. We'll provide a main course for dinner, and encourage others to bring a side, drink, or dessert to share!

What to expect:

5:30-6pm : Set up & time to catch up

6pm: Opening prayer

6-6:30pm: Dinner and Scripture reading

6:30-7:15 Reflection and conversation

7:15-7:30 Closing prayer and communion

Come for the whole evening or just a part of it! You're welcome anytime.

These gatherings are kid-friendly, LGBTQ+ affirming, and open to all!

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Feb
4
5:30 PM17:30

Dinner Church

Join us every Monday at Dinner Church for conversation, prayer, and communion. We'll provide a main course for dinner (lasagna this week!), and encourage others to bring a side, drink, or dessert to share!

What to expect:

5:30-6pm : Set up & time to catch up

6pm: Opening prayer

6-6:30pm: Dinner and Scripture reading

6:30-7:15 Reflection and conversation

7:15-7:30 Closing prayer and communion

Come for the whole evening or just a part of it! You're welcome anytime.

These gatherings are kid-friendly, LGBTQ+ affirming, and open to all!

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Jan
28
5:30 PM17:30

Dinner Church

Join us every Monday at Dinner Church for conversation, prayer, and communion. We'll provide a main course for dinner, and encourage others to bring a side, drink, or dessert to share!

What to expect:

5:30-6pm : Set up & time to catch up

6pm: Opening prayer

6-6:30pm: Dinner and Scripture reading

6:30-7:15 Reflection and conversation

7:15-7:30 Closing prayer and communion

Come for the whole evening or just a part of it! You're welcome anytime.

These gatherings are kid-friendly, LGBTQ+ affirming, and open to all!

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Jan
21
5:30 PM17:30

Dinner Church

This week's dinner church will be a little different. We'll be screening the film, "I Am Not Your Negro."

Details:

* Dinner will be ready at 5:30pm

* Movie will start at 5:50pm

* We'll go a little late tonight, planning to wrap up around 7:45pm.

* You're invited to come as you are able. If you have to come late or leave early, please still come!

* Here's the movie trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNUYdgIyaPM

Hope to see you tonight!


These gatherings are kid-friendly, LGBTQ+ affirming, and open to all!

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Jan
16
6:00 PM18:00

Finding Hygge

  • 6329 Marchand St. Pittsburgh, PA 15206 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In the middle of January, we'll have a night of rest and coziness at Emily's home. Come with a blanket and maybe a snack to share, and we'll provide some hot drinks and the Finding Hygge documentary.

Hygge is a Danish word meaning something close to "coziness" or "ordinary happiness" or "self-care." The documentary Finding Hygge explores this concept and its connection to happiness in the Denmark. You can find the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10EyOmXKbdQ

Sanctuary seeks to be a community that practices a healthy spirituality that includes rest and avoids burnt out. Let's learn to rest well!

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Jan
14
5:30 PM17:30

Dinner Church: Collaboration Session

Join us every Monday at Dinner Church for conversation, prayer, and communion. We'll provide a main course for dinner, and encourage others to bring a side, drink, or dessert to share! The second Monday of the month is a Collaboration Session. Our time of conversation will be focused on vision for the future of our community.

What to expect:

5:30-6pm : Set up & time to catch up

6pm: Opening prayer

6-6:30pm: Dinner

6:30-7:15 Conversation

7:15-7:30 Closing prayer and communion

Come for the whole evening or just a part of it! You're welcome anytime.

These gatherings are kid-friendly, LGBTQ+ affirming, and open to all!

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Jan
13
7:00 PM19:00

Doubt Night

January’s Pub Talk will look a little different. Rather than having a speaker present content on the intersection of faith, justice, art, culture, science, or politics, our gathered community will create the content of the evening through our questions about those intersections and more. We’re partnering with Grace Memorial Presbyterian located in the Hill District, Westminster Presbyterian located in Upper St. Claire, and Commonwealth located in Oakland. Pastors from each faith community will sit on a panel to respond to questions and facilitate an evening where we can explore our doubts and our curiosities about the Christian faith together in a safe and open environment.

This won’t be a night of pastors giving closed book answers, but a night to learn from one another as we share our questions, our doubts, our responses, and the ways we practice faith in the midst of it all.

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Jan
7
5:30 PM17:30

Dinner Church

Join us every Monday at Dinner Church for conversation, prayer, and communion. We'll provide a main course for dinner, and encourage others to bring a side, drink, or dessert to share!

What to expect:

5:30-6pm : Set up & time to catch up

6pm: Opening prayer

6-6:30pm: Dinner and Scripture reading

6:30-7:15 Reflection and conversation

7:15-7:30 Closing prayer and communion

Come for the whole evening or just a part of it! You're welcome anytime.

These gatherings are kid-friendly, LGBTQ+ affirming, and open to all!

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Dec
24
4:30 PM16:30

Christmas Eve with Partner Churches: Various Times & Locations

Looking for a place to worship on Christmas Eve? We encourage you to check out our partner churches— Open Door and Oakmont Presbyterian. Below are their Christmas Eve services:

4:30pm: Oakmont Presbyterian Church: at OPC, 415 Pennsylvania Ave. Oakmont, PA: Family Service

7pm: Valley View Presbyterian with Open Door: at Valley View 601 N. Aiken Ave. Pittsburgh, PA

10pm: Oakmont Presbyterian Church: at OPC: Worship and Communion

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Dec
17
5:30 PM17:30

Dinner Church

Join us every Monday at Dinner Church for conversation, prayer, and communion. We'll provide a main course for dinner, and encourage others to bring a side, drink, or dessert to share!

What to expect:

5:30-6pm : Set up & time to catch up

6pm: Opening prayer

6-6:30pm: Dinner and Scripture reading

6:30-7:15 Reflection and conversation

7:15-7:30 Closing prayer and communion

Come for the whole evening or just a part of it! You're welcome anytime.

These gatherings are kid-friendly, LGBTQ+ affirming, and open to all!

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Dec
11
7:00 PM19:00

Clean Air Council Group of Ten

Join Sanctuary and Pittsburgh's Clean Air Council in learning together how our community can work to improve Pittsburgh’s air quality (currently the 4th most polluted in the nation). 

Together we will learn more about Issues affecting the air we breath, and together take meaningful action to keep the clean-air days that we have, and to hold the stakeholders accountable to clean of the pollution that affects our neighborhoods.

This is a monthly event. Each month we will learn about a different local air quality issue, and each month take one action, in response to that issue we discuss. This month, we will be learning about shale gas extraction in Western PA., and it's impact on Pittsburgh’s air, ground water, overall public health. 

7-8:30 @ Full Pint Wildside Taproom. 

—Appetizers provided c/o Sanctuary

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Dec
10
5:30 PM17:30

Dinner Church

Join us every Monday at Dinner Church for conversation, prayer, and communion. We'll provide a main course for dinner, and encourage others to bring a side, drink, or dessert to share!

What to expect:

5:30-6pm : Set up & time to catch up

6pm: Opening prayer

6-7:30pm: Dinner and Scripture reading

6:30-7:15 Reflection and conversation

7:15-7:30 Closing prayer and communion

Come for the whole evening or just a part of it! You're welcome anytime.

These gatherings are kid-friendly, LGBTQ+ affirming, and open to all!

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Dec
3
5:30 PM17:30

Dinner Church

Join us every Monday at Dinner Church for conversation, prayer, and communion. We'll provide a main course for dinner, and encourage others to bring a side, drink, or dessert to share!

What to expect:

5:30-6pm : Set up & time to catch up

6pm: Opening prayer

6-7:30pm: Dinner and Scripture reading

6:30-7:15 Reflection and conversation

7:15-7:30 Closing prayer and communion

Come for the whole evening or just a part of it! You're welcome anytime.

These gatherings are kid-friendly, LGBTQ+ affirming, and open to all!

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Dec
2
7:00 PM19:00

Pub Talk with Dr. Peter Blier

Pub Talk with Dr. Peter Blier: Harry Potter, Genetics, & Discrimination

Peter Blier is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at University of Massachusetts Medical School - Baystate and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine.

Join us as we explore the intersection of genetics, scientific Join us as we explore the intersection of genetics, scientific understanding, and discrimination through the lens of the Harry Potter series.


What is a "Pub Talk"?
Sanctuary's Pub Talks welcome a variety of speakers, artists, and musicians exploring the intersections of faith, culture, science, art, politics, and justice. We seek to draw on the best of public house history-- a place to share a drink, build community, and discuss pressing issues of the day.

**Pub Talks are FREE and open to the public. We provide light appetizers. Drinks and other food can be purchased at Full Pint. We are so grateful for Full Pint's hospitality, and encourage all Pub Talk attendees to make purchases and tip well.

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Dec
1
3:00 PM15:00

Cookie Mall

Sanctuary will again be participating in Lawrenceville United’s annual Cookie Mall. The Cookie Mall is a non-profit bake sale and children’s holiday celebration, including arts and crafts, games, visits with Santa, and present giveaways.

If you want to bake cookies or volunteer at the event, contact Laura at lbentley.pgh@gmail.com.

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Nov
26
5:30 PM17:30

Dinner Church

Join us every Monday at Dinner Church for conversation, prayer, and communion. We'll provide a main course for dinner, and encourage others to bring a side, drink, or dessert to share!

What to expect:

5:30-6pm : Set up & time to catch up

6pm: Opening prayer

6-7:30pm: Dinner and Scripture reading

6:30-7:15 Reflection and conversation

7:15-7:30 Closing prayer and communion

Come for the whole evening or just a part of it! You're welcome anytime.

These gatherings are kid-friendly, LGBTQ+ affirming, and open to all!

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