Oct
27
5:30 PM17:30

Dinner Church

Dinner Church is a monthly gathering that is a creative and collaborative reshaping of church around the table.

What does that mean??
We come together to eat dinner and create a community of friends, strangers, and neighbors at Tree Pittsburgh. We spend time listening to Scripture together and exploring time through the church calendar in an approachable way. We experiment with singing and playing music together, having conversation about our questions and experience of God, and we pray through written liturgy and share our concerns, hopes, and joys as a community. Perhaps most importantly, we frame our time as Eucharist-- meeting Jesus at the Table of God's Kingdom with and through one another-- and we share in the Communion each month.

Dinner Church is all about collaboration as a community. Your voice, your ideas, your dreams and visions and gifts matter.
DM us if you're interested in collaborating in preparation for our June gathering!

This month, we could use help with
-Set up and clean up
-Readers
-Artistic and/or movement responses to Scripture and liturgy
-Sides, desserts, and drinks

Dinner Church is kid-friendly, LGBTQ+ affirming, and approachable. Hope to see you there!

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Nov
10
7:00 PM19:00

Pub Talk: Evening of Music and Storytelling with Mark Williams

Join us as we hear from singer and songwriter Mark Williams in a night of music and storytelling.


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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Nov
24
5:30 PM17:30

Dinner Church

Dinner Church is a monthly gathering that is a creative and collaborative reshaping of church around the table.

What does that mean??
We come together to eat dinner and create a community of friends, strangers, and neighbors at Tree Pittsburgh. We spend time listening to Scripture together and exploring time through the church calendar in an approachable way. We experiment with singing and playing music together, having conversation about our questions and experience of God, and we pray through written liturgy and share our concerns, hopes, and joys as a community. Perhaps most importantly, we frame our time as Eucharist-- meeting Jesus at the Table of God's Kingdom with and through one another-- and we share in the Communion each month.

Dinner Church is all about collaboration as a community. Your voice, your ideas, your dreams and visions and gifts matter.
DM us if you're interested in collaborating in preparation for our June gathering!

This month, we could use help with
-Set up and clean up
-Readers
-Artistic and/or movement responses to Scripture and liturgy
-Sides, desserts, and drinks

Dinner Church is kid-friendly, LGBTQ+ affirming, and approachable. Hope to see you there!

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Dec
22
5:30 PM17:30

Dinner Church

Dinner Church is a monthly gathering that is a creative and collaborative reshaping of church around the table.

What does that mean??
We come together to eat dinner and create a community of friends, strangers, and neighbors at Tree Pittsburgh. We spend time listening to Scripture together and exploring time through the church calendar in an approachable way. We experiment with singing and playing music together, having conversation about our questions and experience of God, and we pray through written liturgy and share our concerns, hopes, and joys as a community. Perhaps most importantly, we frame our time as Eucharist-- meeting Jesus at the Table of God's Kingdom with and through one another-- and we share in the Communion each month.

Dinner Church is all about collaboration as a community. Your voice, your ideas, your dreams and visions and gifts matter.
DM us if you're interested in collaborating in preparation for our June gathering!

This month, we could use help with
-Set up and clean up
-Readers
-Artistic and/or movement responses to Scripture and liturgy
-Sides, desserts, and drinks

Dinner Church is kid-friendly, LGBTQ+ affirming, and approachable. Hope to see you there!

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Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

Pub Talk with Emiola Jay Oriola: Practices of the Common Good

Join us in partnership with Pittsburgh Theological Seminary as we learn from Emiola Oriola, Program Manager for the Office of Interfaith Dialogue, University of Pittsburgh. He will speak about Interfaith Dialogue and the intersection of faith, poetry, and difference.


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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Sep
29
5:30 PM17:30

Dinner Church

Dinner Church is a monthly gathering that is a creative and collaborative reshaping of church around the table.

What does that mean??
We come together to eat dinner and create a community of friends, strangers, and neighbors at Tree Pittsburgh. We spend time listening to Scripture together and exploring time through the church calendar in an approachable way. We experiment with singing and playing music together, having conversation about our questions and experience of God, and we pray through written liturgy and share our concerns, hopes, and joys as a community. Perhaps most importantly, we frame our time as Eucharist-- meeting Jesus at the Table of God's Kingdom with and through one another-- and we share in the Communion each month.

Dinner Church is all about collaboration as a community. Your voice, your ideas, your dreams and visions and gifts matter.
DM us if you're interested in collaborating in preparation for our June gathering!

This month, we could use help with
-Set up and clean up
-Readers
-Artistic and/or movement responses to Scripture and liturgy
-Sides, desserts, and drinks

Dinner Church is kid-friendly, LGBTQ+ affirming, and approachable. Hope to see you there!

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Sep
21
11:00 AM11:00

Family-Friendly Dance Party

Family-Friendly Dance Party!


We're partnering with Vinyl Dept and Spirit Brunch with DJs Paul Seif (The Vinyl Dept) and Kerem Gokmen (Dubmission/Off the Record) and visual artist Gia Fagnelly for a Family-Friendly Dance Party!

Saturday, 9/21
at Spirit Lounge (1st floor)
11am-3pm
No Cover!
Food for purchase from Spirit's Brunch menu and Pizza Bar

*This is a non-religious community event*
All are welcome! Spread the word!

There will be a kid-friendly dance space with beach balls, glow sticks, and a bubble machine. Several sets of headphones will be available for kids sensitive to the noise.

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Sep
8
7:00 PM19:00

Pub Talk with Anna Doering: Art, Labor, & Liturgy

Pub Talks are back!! Join us at our September Pub Talk with Anna Doering, Managing Director of the Society to Preserve the Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka. The murals of Maxo Vanka, located in St. Nicholas Croatian Church in Millvale, are a one of a kind masterpiece. Vanka, a Croatian artist, painted the 25 murals in two intense periods in 1937 and 1941. They are unique, evocative, and larger-than-life representations of faith and family; the immigrant experience in America; social justice and injustice and the horrors of war.

The SPMMMV works to save, preserve, and share these murals. Anna Doering will share with us about the murals, the reality they depict, and we'll explore the ways that the liturgy of the church-- including its art-- shapes us to understand AND reflects the church's experience of injustice, oppression, the Christian story, and practices of faith.

The day before the Pub Talk (Saturday, 9/7), we'll be taking a tour of the Maxo Vanka murals. If you'd like to join the tour, sign up via our separate Facebook event.


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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Sep
7
11:00 AM11:00

Tour of Maxo Vanka Murals

We are planning to take a tour of the Maxo Vanka murals prior to September 8th's Pub Talk with Anna Doering, which will explore the murals in relationship to art, labor, liturgy, and justice.

The tour is 60 minutes, beginning at 11am. We'll plan to grab lunch nearby afterward to talk about what we saw and learned. We'll need a final count by August 30th, so please RSVP soon via our Facebook event or by emailing our pastor, Laura, at lbentley.pgh@gmail.com.

Suggested donation of $10/person will be covered by Sanctuary. If you'd like donate more, please bring cash or check with you to the tour or donate online: https://vankamurals.org/
If you'd like to help cover Sanctuary's cost, you can donate at our website: www.sanctuarypgh.org

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Aug
25
5:30 PM17:30

Dinner Church: Division & the Way of Jesus

Dinner Church is a monthly gathering that is a creative and collaborative reshaping of church around the table.

What does that mean??
We come together to eat dinner and create a community of friends, strangers, and neighbors at Tree Pittsburgh. We spend time listening to Scripture together and exploring time through the church calendar in an approachable way. We experiment with singing and playing music together, having conversation about our questions and experience of God, and we pray through written liturgy and share our concerns, hopes, and joys as a community. Perhaps most importantly, we frame our time as Eucharist-- meeting Jesus at the Table of God's Kingdom with and through one another-- and we share in the Communion each month.

This month we will hear Jesus' words in Luke 12:49-56 that he did not come to bring peace on earth, but division. What about the Christmas Hallmark cards: Peace on earth and goodwill to all?? What do we do with a Jesus that does not seem to mind the presence of conflict and strife? When is division a necessary part of following the way of Jesus, and when is it caused by our egos, sin, and collective "othering" of people? We'll explore division and the Way of Jesus this month, and the way we navigate this present time of political and social division, which often is felt in our families, our friendships, and our daily life.

Dinner Church is all about collaboration as a community. Your voice, your ideas, your dreams and visions and gifts matter.
DM us if you're interested in collaborating in preparation for our June gathering!

This month, we could use help with
-Set up and clean up
-Readers
-Artistic and/or movement responses to Scripture and liturgy
-Sides, desserts, and drinks

Dinner Church is kid-friendly, LGBTQ+ affirming, and approachable. Hope to see you there!

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Aug
17
11:00 AM11:00

TRAP Yoga with Martinea Goss

TRAP Yoga with Martinea Goss at Full Pint Wild Side Pub on Saturday August 17th. A community yoga event hosted by Sanctuary Faith Community: Includes 1 hour class followed by a free pint of beer. Limited to 15 spots (due to physical space). $5 ticket via Eventbrite reserves your spot. Bring your own mat and towel.

21+ event, LGBTQ+ affirming, non-religious

More info and tickets here: https://www.facebook.com/events/518619698681315/

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Jul
26
4:30 PM16:30

Summer Fridays: Pastor Hours and Evening Prayer

Fridays during the summer months, our Organizing Pastor (Laura) will hang out at Arsenal Park near the playground for “pastor hours” and evening prayer. 4:30-5:30pm you can come (kids welcome, too!) to catch up on one another’s weeks, share concerns and joys, ask questions, and just be together. At 5:30pm, we’ll follow a short liturgy for evening prayer. Some week’s we’ll read Scripture. others a poem, or something that you bring to share. It’s a way to keep up with our community and be present in our neighborhood.

**Rain plan: We’ll meet at the same time at Constellation Coffee.

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Jul
13
11:00 AM11:00

The Family-Friendly Dance Party

Presented by Sanctuary, Vinyl Dept., and Spirit:

We’re having a dance party! Friends, family, neighbors, and kiddos are all invited to come dance, eat brunch, and enjoy each other’s company at this non-religious neighborhood gathering. Food and drinks will be available for purchase at Spirit. Tunes will be spun by our own, DJ Paul Seif, with DJ Jonathan Chamberlain (Delicious Pastries).

NO COVER!

Spirit’s Pizza Bar Brunch and new al a carte menu will be available.

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Jul
5
4:30 PM16:30

Summer Fridays: Pastor Hours and Evening Prayer

Fridays during the summer months, our Organizing Pastor (Laura) will hang out at Arsenal Park near the playground for “pastor hours” and evening prayer. 4:30-5:30pm you can come (kids welcome, too!) to catch up on one another’s weeks, share concerns and joys, ask questions, and just be together. At 5:30pm, we’ll follow a short liturgy for evening prayer. Some week’s we’ll read Scripture. others a poem, or something that you bring to share. It’s a way to keep up with our community and be present in our neighborhood.

**Rain plan: We’ll meet at the same time at Constellation Coffee.

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Jun
30
9:00 AM09:00

Open Streets

Open Streets is coming to Lawrenceville-Strip District-Downtown on June 30th! We’ll have a table set up on Butler St. with popsicles, water, and (if there’s space) our banner to stop and take photos together. Location to be determined soon— check back here and look for us on the 30th!

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Jun
28
4:30 PM16:30

Summer Fridays: Pastor Hours and Evening Prayer

Fridays during the summer months, our Organizing Pastor (Laura) will hang out at Arsenal Park near the playground for “pastor hours” and evening prayer. 4:30-5:30pm you can come (kids welcome, too!) to catch up on one another’s weeks, share concerns and joys, ask questions, and just be together. At 5:30pm, we’ll follow a short liturgy for evening prayer. Some week’s we’ll read Scripture. others a poem, or something that you bring to share. It’s a way to keep up with our community and be present in our neighborhood.

**Rain plan: We’ll meet at the same time at Constellation Coffee.

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Jun
14
4:30 PM16:30

Summer Fridays: Pastor Hours and Evening Prayer

Fridays during the summer months, our Organizing Pastor (Laura) will hang out at Arsenal Park near the playground for “pastor hours” and evening prayer. 4:30-5:30pm you can come (kids welcome, too!) to catch up on one another’s weeks, share concerns and joys, ask questions, and just be together. At 5:30pm, we’ll follow a short liturgy for evening prayer. Some week’s we’ll read Scripture. others a poem, or something that you bring to share. It’s a way to keep up with our community and be present in our neighborhood.

**Rain plan: We’ll meet at the same time at Constellation Coffee.

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Jun
8
to Jun 9

Pridefest Downtown

Sanctuary will be present at Pittsburgh Pride downtown at a booth with other LGBTQ+ affirming and celebrating Presbyterian congregations. The booth will be open 12-6pm on Saturday and 1-7pm on Sunday. Stop by and say hi!

We’ll also meet up to celebrate from the sidelines at the parade. Check out our Facebook Page closer to the event for more info.

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May
23
5:00 PM17:00

Women at Work Happy Hour

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

Come enjoy drinks and appetizers at Arsenal Cider House, connect with other women, and celebrate the work of women entrepreneurs, creators, and leaders in various fields.

*Hosted by Sanctuary Faith Community and Lawrenceville Corporation. This is a non-religious event that is open to ALL those who identify as women and non-binary persons. It is an opportunity, no matter what your field, to forge new relationships and connections for collaboration.

**Drinks can be purchased at Arsenal Cider House. Light appetizers will be provided.

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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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