Jul
23
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, reflection on Scripture, conversation, prayer, communion

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

During the summer, we'll be following the Gospel readings in the Revised Common Lectionary (a widely used three year cycle of Scriptural readings from the Old and New Testaments). 

These gatherings are kid-friendly and open to all! During our time of Scripture reading and conversation, we'll have a separate activity for children.

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Jul
30
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, reflection on Scripture, conversation, prayer, communion

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

During the summer, we'll be following the Gospel readings in the Revised Common Lectionary (a widely used three year cycle of Scriptural readings from the Old and New Testaments). 

These gatherings are kid-friendly and open to all! During our time of Scripture reading and conversation, we'll have a separate activity for children.

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Aug
6
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, reflection on Scripture, conversation, prayer, communion

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

During the summer, we'll be following the Gospel readings in the Revised Common Lectionary (a widely used three year cycle of Scriptural readings from the Old and New Testaments). 

These gatherings are kid-friendly and open to all! During our time of Scripture reading and conversation, we'll have a separate activity for children.

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Aug
13
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, reflection on Scripture, conversation, prayer, communion

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

During the summer, we'll be following the Gospel readings in the Revised Common Lectionary (a widely used three year cycle of Scriptural readings from the Old and New Testaments). 

These gatherings are kid-friendly and open to all! During our time of Scripture reading and conversation, we'll have a separate activity for children.

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Aug
18
9:00 AM09:00

Back to School Bash

Each year Lawrenceville United organizes a Back to School Bash at Arsenal Park for students to come with their families to pick up free backpacks full of supplies. This year, LU and partnering organizations (including Sanctuary) will be giving away 400 free, supply-filled backpacks to local students. The event includes a bounce house, free lunch, kids' activities, the presence of school administrators and committees, and tables for partnering organizations.

We are looking for volunteers to help set up 9am-11am, and for people to help Sanctuary run kids' activities, table, and get to know new people in the community from 11am-1pm. Contact Laura or Jane if you're interested at sanctuarypgh@gmail.com.

If you would like to give toward the purchasing of backpacks and supplies, you can! Make out a check to Sanctuary with "Back to School" on the memo line. Checks can be dropped off at Dinner Church or sent to our mailing address, 306 Roosevelt Way Sharpsburg, PA 15215.

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Aug
20
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, reflection on Scripture, conversation, prayer, communion

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

During the summer, we'll be following the Gospel readings in the Revised Common Lectionary (a widely used three year cycle of Scriptural readings from the Old and New Testaments). 

These gatherings are kid-friendly and open to all! During our time of Scripture reading and conversation, we'll have a separate activity for children.

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Aug
27
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, reflection on Scripture, conversation, prayer, communion

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

During the summer, we'll be following the Gospel readings in the Revised Common Lectionary (a widely used three year cycle of Scriptural readings from the Old and New Testaments). 

These gatherings are kid-friendly and open to all! During our time of Scripture reading and conversation, we'll have a separate activity for children.

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Jul
16
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, reflection on Scripture, conversation, prayer, communion

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

During the summer, we'll be following the Gospel readings in the Revised Common Lectionary (a widely used three year cycle of Scriptural readings from the Old and New Testaments). 

These gatherings are kid-friendly and open to all! During our time of Scripture reading and conversation, we'll have a separate activity for children.

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Jul
9
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

6-7:30pm : Dinner Church

7:30-7:45 : Clean up

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

During the summer, we'll be following the Gospel readings in the Revised Common Lectionary (a widely used three year cycle of Scriptural readings from the Old and New Testaments). 

These gatherings are kid-friendly and open to all! During our time of Scripture reading and conversation, we'll have a separate activity for children.

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Jul
6
6:00 PM18:00

Collaboration Session

We want your ideas, input, and feedback! Come to our Collaboration Session happy hours and shape who Sanctuary is and who we will become.

This month's focus: Mission, Means, and Practices

Our co-organizing pastors have spent the past month reflecting on what mission and personality this community has grown into this year. They have come up with a mission statement and means statement out of this reflection process. At our Collaboration Session, we'll give feedback on these statements, and create together a list of core practices for our community going forward.

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Jul
2
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

6-7:30pm : Dinner Church

7:30-7:45 : Clean up

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

During the summer, we'll be following the Gospel readings in the Revised Common Lectionary (a widely used three year cycle of Scriptural readings from the Old and New Testaments). 

These gatherings are kid-friendly and open to all! During our time of Scripture reading and conversation, we'll have a separate activity for children.

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Jun
24
9:00 AM09:00

Open Streets

Open Streets Pittsburgh is happening in Lawrenceville, Strip District, and Downtown on Sunday, June 24th. We'll be joining in this fun morning of walking, biking, and playing in the streets in Lawrenceville. Come see us outside of Gerbe Glass at 4119 Butler St. We'll have water, stickers with a blessing from the patroness of cycling (for real!), and maybe some other surprises!

For more info on Open Streets see the website here

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Jun
17
4:00 PM16:00

House Gathering

  • 306 Roosevelt Way Pittsburgh, PA, 15215 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

During our House Gatherings in June, we'll be talking about God as Spirit. What do we mean by Spirit? What does Scripture tell us about how the Spirit manifests? What have our experiences been of the Spirit? How can we practice engaging and connecting with the Spirit?

What to expect: Dinner, Scripture, a reflection, conversation, prayer, and communion. Family friendly. We'll provide the main course, 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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Jun
3
4:00 PM16:00

House Gathering

  • 4704 Stanton Avenue Pittsburgh, PA, 15201 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

During our House Gatherings in June, we'll be talking about God as Spirit. What do we mean by Spirit? What does Scripture tell us about how the Spirit manifests? What have our experiences been of the Spirit? How can we practice engaging and connecting with the Spirit?

What to expect: Dinner, Scripture, a reflection, conversation, prayer, and communion. Family friendly. We'll provide the main course, 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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May
13
4:00 PM16:00

House Gathering

There's a place for you at our table. This month our House Gatherings happen on the 1st and 2nd Sundays.

During the season of Easter, we will be reflecting on Joy-- as a necessary spiritual, social justice, and communal practice. How can joy sustain us? How can joy create a more just world? How can joy undergird difficult work and hard seasons in our lives? How can joy be prophetic?

What to expect: Dinner, Scripture, a reflection, conversation, prayer, and communion. Family friendly. We'll provide the main course 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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May
7
5:00 PM17:00

Women at Work Happy Hour with Lawrenceville Corporation

For all the women who work, develop, create, design, write, engage, and make Lawrenceville a more beautiful and equitable place to be...this is for you. Join us at Franktuary as we celebrate and connect women at work in Lawrenceville, along with Lawrenceville Corporation. There will be drink specials, food to snack on, and opportunities to connect, collaborate, and celebrate with one another.

This event is free to attend. Franktuary's bar will be staffed to purchase drinks. Some snacks will be provided. All those who identify as women or non-binary are welcome!

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May
6
4:00 PM16:00

House Gathering

There's a place for you at our table. This month our House Gatherings are on the 1st and 2nd Sundays of the month.

During the season of Easter, we will be reflecting on Joy-- as a necessary spiritual, social justice, and communal practice. How can joy sustain us? How can joy create a more just world? How can joy undergird difficult work and hard seasons in our lives? How can joy be prophetic?

What to expect: Dinner, Scripture, a reflection, conversation, prayer, and communion. Family friendly. We'll provide the main course 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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Apr
22
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 disconnection. 

We will focus on Central Lawrenceville on our walk in April. We'll meet at The Abbey on Butler St. at 3pm, plan our walk, and head out around 3:20pm. We'll meet back at the Abbey to debrief at 4:30pm.

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Apr
21
9:00 AM09:00

Earth Day Tree Planting with Lawrenceville Tree Tenders

We will be joining Tree Pittsburgh: Lawrenceville Tree Tenders and Lawrenceville United on Earth Day weekend to plant trees at Duncan Park.

Spaces are limited for the tree planting, registration is required.

Register for the tree planting
https://www.pittsburghcares.org/opportunity/a0C1H00000x03epUAA

 

Or if cleaning up the park is more your thing. There is a second opportunity here:

Register for the clean up
https://www.pittsburghcares.org/opportunity/a0C1H00000x03eVUAQ

Breakfast and lunch will be served. Contact 412-802-7220 or info@LUNITED.org with any questions.

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Apr
15
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.

We're grilling hamburger sliders and veggies. Bring a side/drink/dessert to share if you are able. During the season of Easter, we will be reflecting on Joy-- as a necessary spiritual, social justice, and communal practice. How can joy sustain us? How can joy create a more just world? How can joy undergird difficult work and hard seasons in our lives? How can joy be prophetic?

What to expect: Dinner, Scripture, a reflection, conversation, prayer, and communion. Family friendly. We'll provide the main course 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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Theology of Ecology
Apr
8
7:00 PM19:00

Theology of Ecology

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: 

Join us as we explore the intersections of nature, development, environmental activism, and spirituality.

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

$5 suggested donation.

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Apr
1
4:00 PM16:00

Easter 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 April is Easter Sunday! We will celebrate by sharing a meal together and finishing our conversation series on Jesus' temptations. How have we been shaped by the temptation of conquest in our time? What does Jesus' death and resurrection reveal about conquest and Empire?

What to expect: Dinner, Scripture, a reflection, conversation, prayer, and communion. Family friendly. We'll provide the main course 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
30
6:00 PM18:00

Good Friday Liturgy & Labyrinth Walk

  • Bloomfield-Garfield Community Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Sanctuary for an evening of reflection on Good Friday. We will join together at 6:30 for a communal liturgy (a short service of prayer and contemplation). Before and after the liturgy, our labyrinth will be set up for anyone to walk. Guided meditations will also be available.

Communal Liturgy: 6:30-7pm. 

Individual Labyrinth Walk: 6-6:30pm then 7-8pm.

Kids are welcome to come and participate with adult supervision. We will not have childcare available, but will have an activity for children during the liturgy. All ages are welcome to walk the labyrinth.

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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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Mar
23
7:00 PM19:00

Praying with Our Feet

Join us for an evening of prayer, preparation, and commissioning in support of the student-led advocacy to end gun violence, #NeverAgain, and the March for Our Lives: https://www.facebook.com/M4OLPGH/ 

7-7:45 : Service of Lament and Sending
7:45-8 : Refreshments and Conversation
8-9 : Sign-making for the March for Our Lives

Basic materials for sign-making will be provided. You are free to bring your own supplies if you’d like.

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Mar
18
4:00 PM16:00

House Gathering

  • 306 Roosevelt Way Pittsburgh, PA, 15215 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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 our Lent conversation series looking at Jesus' temptations in the wilderness from a communal and social lens. This week: Jesus' temptation to jump off the top of the Temple as a sign. How are we shaped by a culture of performance and entertainment? 

What to expect: Dinner, Scripture, a reflection, conversation, prayer, and communion. Family friendly. We'll provide the main course of TACOS, 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

Play and Exploration 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. 

THIS MONTH: 

Wonder, creativity, curiosity, and joy. Join us for a night of exploring the best of what makes us human.

Dave Bindewald, Founder and Director of the Center for Play and Exploration, will share with us the importance of playing and exploring. Dave argues through biology, theology, and anthropology that practicing wonder is essential to who we are as human beings. What can this look like for us?

Come and learn more.


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
4
4:00 PM16:00

House Gathering

  • 306 Roosevelt Way Pittsburgh, PA, 15215 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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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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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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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