Nov
19
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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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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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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Nov
11
7:00 PM19:00

Pub Talk with Tony Norman

Pub Talk with Tony Norman: Reflections on Election Day: Going Forward After Nov. 6, 2018

Join us as we explore the intersection of politics, journalism, and faith with Tony Norman, award-winning columnist, associate editor, and book review editor at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

In light of the midterm election results (whatever they may be), Norman will reflect on how two years of the Trump presidency and Republican control of the legislative branch, the present state of white Christianity in America, and his own commitment to Christian identity have affected how he approaches column writing.

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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Nov
5
5:30 PM17:30

Dinner Church: All Saints' Night

  • 5341 Kincaid st Pittsburgh, pa USA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On Monday 11/5 we will celebrate All Saints’ Day together. All Saints’ is a day in the Christian calendar to recognize and give thanks for those who have died, but their stories and legacy has shaped us for the better in our faith and practice. You’re invited to bring photos, icons, images of those who you want to honor on this night— be them relatives, saints, writers, musicians, artists, mentors…whoever! We will together create an icon (a piece of art for the purpose of looking “through” the person and story to the Divine) of the saints of our community.

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 Sharing stories and creating the Icon

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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Oct
30
7:00 PM19:00

Clean Air Council Group of 10

Join Sanctuary and Pittsburgh's Clean Air Council to learn how our community can improve Pittsburgh’s air quality (currently the 4th most polluted in the nation), and learn how our with, along w/ our friends and neighbors can take action each month 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 public health. 

7-8:30 @ Full Pint Wildside Taproom. 
—Appetizers provided c/o Sanctuary

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Oct
29
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.

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

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Oct
22
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.

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

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Oct
15
5:30 PM17:30

Dinner Church

**We’ll be meeting at the “Shiloh Center” to experience, dream about, and pray about renting the space for our Monday gatherings. Shiloh Center is a renovated church building. We’ll have a sign out front. Parking can be found on surrounding streets. Mars Hill Community Church formerly met there— so your GPS may lead you to that. We hope to gather as many from our community as we can to give input. See you there!


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 and time to catch up

6-7:30pm : Dinner Church

Come early to help set up or stay late to clean up. Opening prayer is at 6pm-- you're welcome anytime!

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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Oct
14
7:00 PM19:00

Pub Talk: Spoken Word & Liberation

Join us as we explore the intersection of Spoken Word and Liberation with Emiola Jay Oriola. Oriola is a seven-time Spoken Word Champion for the City of Pittsburgh, a featured speaker at many of the region’s slam-poetry events, the Associate Director of INVESTING NOW--the highly acclaimed University of Pittsburgh mentoring and college preparatory program. Oriola describes himself as a "traveling poet and spoken word artist," and will share with us his story and his craft. 

The evening will also include table conversation, an opportunity for participants to experience spoken word for themselves, and a Q&A with Oriola.

Sanctuary Faith Community is excited to host this special Pub Talk in partnership with Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

What is a "Pub Talk"?
Sanctuary's Pub Talks welcome a variety of speakers, artists, and musicians exploring the intersections of faith, culture, 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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Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

Women at Work Happy Hour with Lawrenceville Corporation & Candle Lab

Women at Work Happy Hour: For the women in and near Lawrenceville, who work, create, make, and lead--building a better Lawrenceville for everyone.

Come enjoy FREE drinks and appetizers at Candle Lab, connect with other women, celebrate the work of women in Lawrenceville, and forge new relationships for collaboration.

*ALL those who identify as women and non-binary persons are invited to attend. Light appetizers & drinks will be provided.

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Oct
8
5:30 PM17:30

Dinner Church: Collaboration Session

The second Monday of each month, we invite the community’s feedback, ideas, and vision through a Collaboration Session meal. In October, we’ll meet at Dive Bar and Grill in Lawrenceville to talk about space & gatherings. We have an opportunity to rent space in lower Lawrenceville. What are the potential goods? What are the potential drawbacks? How do hopes do we have for our gatherings? How does space effect our worship? Where do we sense God leading?

We’ll end this Collaboration Session earlier than usual to enable anyone who would like to attend the Bystander Intervention Training happening in the neighborhood that evening to go. You can learn more about that opportunity HERE.

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Oct
1
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.

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

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Sep
28
to Sep 30

Women's Retreat with OPC

  • Laurelville Retreat Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our partner church, Oakmont Presbyterian, is organizing a women’s retreat September 28-30 at Laurelville Retreat Center. All who identify as women and non-binary persons are welcome! This retreat is meant to be just that—a retreat, a time to reflect, reconnect, and rest. The theme is “Abundant Life,” which will be practiced through individual and group activities: hiking, walking the prayer labyrinth, yoga, reading and writing, crafts, shared prayer, and conversations. The cost for the weekend is $135, which includes lodging, meals and activities (please talk with Laura at lbentley.pgh@gmail.com if cost is an issue). Registration cut off is September 18th. Email Laura for more info or to register!

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Sep
24
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.

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

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Sep
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

6-7:30pm: Dinner, reflection on Scripture, conversation, prayer, communion

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

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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Sep
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, reflection on Scripture, conversation, prayer, communion

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

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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Sep
9
7:00 PM19:00

Pub Talk with Fr. Paul Abernathy

Our Pub Talks at Full Pint Pub in Lawrenceville return on Sunday, September 9th, 7-9pm. Fr. Paul Abernathy will be with us to talk about the intersections of Communal Trauma, Development, & Faith. You can find his TEDx Talk on Trauma Informed Community Development HERE
 

Pub Talks: Every Second Sunday September-May at Full Pint
Pub Talks draw on the best of public house history, a place to grab a drink
and a bite to eat while strengthening relationships and talking about the issues of the day— art, culture, politics, religion, and justice. Through our Pub Talk series, we invite speakers to share new perspectives and engage us in new practices to deepen our faith, challenge our thinking, and send us out to work for the common good.

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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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Aug
20
5:30 PM17:30

Dinner Church

Join us for a special Dinner Church event. The 1001 New Worshiping Communities movement of the PC(USA) denomination will be sending a few people to film our gathering. 

Dan Robinson, member at-large of our Sanctuary community, and an excellent chef (formerly of Cafe Du Jour and Kaleidoscope Cafe) will be our chef for the evening. 

We hope to gather together our Sanctuary community-- participants, supporters, all who have been impacted by the work of this mission. 

The schedule is as usual:
5:30 : Gather, set up, catch up
6 : Opening prayer and dinner
6:30 : Scripture, reflection, conversation
7:15 : Closing prayer and communion

We'll have space for kids during the Scripture and reflection time downstairs in our playroom. Please RSVP HERE or by emailing sanctuarypgh@gmail.com so we have an estimate for Dan to cook and for tables/chairs. You're still welcome if you forget to RSVP!

**Note: To beat the heat, we'll be meeting back at Laura and Ed's house with central air in Sharpsburg starting on 8/20. 306 Roosevelt Way. Parking is available in the lot at the corner of N. Canal and 13th St. a short walk from the house.

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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
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
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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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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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
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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