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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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
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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