Oct
22
7:00pm 7:00pm

Social Gathering: Doubt Night

We're teaming up with Westminster Presbyterian Church for an evening of questioning and inquiry. Come with any questions you may have about God, Jesus, theology, the Bible, and Christian practice, and our panel will give responses and maybe throw in a few more questions for conversation. 

You'll be able to purchase drinks and appetizers from Full Pint. There is no charge for the event, but there will be a box for donations.

 

Location: Full Pint Wild Side Pub

5310 Butler St

Pittsburgh, PA 15201

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Nov
4
4:00pm 4:00pm

First Saturday Adventure

Join us for an early evening hike at Frick Park. We'll do the "Frick Park Tour Trail," which is a 5 mile loop around the park, rated moderate. Dogs and kids are welcome-- though a backpack carrier is recommended for little ones. 

For more info on the hike: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/pennsylvania/frick-park-tour-loop-trail

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Nov
5
4:00pm 4:00pm

House Gathering

Jane's House

4704 Stanton Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15201

We'll provide the main course, bring a side or drink to share! November-January, we'll be sitting with the story of Moses' call in Exodus 3 and talking about a different practice each week. This Sunday we'll talk about the practice of Eating Together. 

House Gatherings include Scripture reading, conversation, prayer, dinner, and communion. All are welcome (including kids!).

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Nov
12
7:00pm 7:00pm

Social Gathering

[Tentative]

Full Pint

5310 Butler St.

Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Once a month, we invite an artist, musician, or speaker to present on a theme. After hearing from our guest, we invite table conversation and Q&A. November's guest is TBA!

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Nov
19
4:00pm 4:00pm

House Gathering

Laura & Ed's House

306 Roosevelt Way

Sharpsburg, PA 15215

We'll provide the main course, bring a side or drink to share! November-January, we'll be sitting with the story of Moses' call in Exodus 3 and talking about a different practice each week. This Sunday we'll talk about the practice of Listening. 

House Gatherings include Scripture reading, conversation, prayer, dinner, and communion. All are welcome (including kids!).

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Oct
15
4:00pm 4:00pm

House Gathering

We'll cook up some chili-- bring a side or drink to share if you're able! We'll be spending our next few gatherings reflecting on Exodus 3 (Moses' call), discussing our five practices, and creating a communal Rule of Life. As always, we'll eat, talk, and pray together.

 

306 Roosevelt Way

Sharpsburg, PA 15215

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Oct
7
4:00pm 4:00pm

First Saturday Adventure

Take an early evening hike with us on the George and Guy trail on Mt. Washington. This 2.5 mile loop offers beautiful views of downtown, the north shore, west end, and the three rivers, as well as woodlands and natural streams. We'll meet at the trailhead located halfway down Greenleaf St.

This hike is labelled "Hike 1" on the Emerald View Park map, which you can access HERE.

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Sep
28
6:00pm 6:00pm

Books, Beer, and Theology

Once a month we meet up to talk about God and a book over beers at a local brewery.

Eleventh Hour Brewing : 3711 Charlotte St. Pgh, PA 15201

September's book is Silence by Shusaku Endo. You can purchase the book here. Read as much as you are able, come with things you loved/hated, questions you have, and what you take away from the reading. We'll have a few beers and talk about the book and how we understand God in it/through it/in contrast to it.

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Sep
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

International Day of Peace Work Night and Liturgy

We are partnering with Garfield Farm for a work night and liturgy to recognize the international day of peace. Come join us to embody reconciliation between one another and the earth, and to pray for God's peace in our lives, neighborhoods, country, and world.

 

Work begins at 6pm, liturgy will be at dusk. Come for as long as you're able!

Location: CORNWALL AND WICKLOW STREETS, PITTSBURGH, PA 15224

More about Garfield Farm: http://www.garfieldfarm.com

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Sep
17
6:30pm 6:30pm

Social Gathering at Bulldog Pub

The Political and the Spiritual with John Allison

How do we do practice self-care in a weary world that also does not cut us off from our political responsibilities? Our cultural moment seems to oscillate between an almost self-punishing over-engagement with the realities of political crisis to the point of burnout, and a withdrawal from those realities to the point of indifference. Let us explore what a mindful politics might look like that is committed to justice without self-destruction. How can revolution of mind and body be one?

John will share with us, we'll have conversation at our tables over food and drinks, then come back together for a Q&A.

About the speaker: John Allison received his B.A. in World Religions/Philosophy from Westminster College, his M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary, and was recently a guest lecturer in the department of Religion at Princeton University (Spring 2017). Currently he resides in Pittsburgh as an aspiring "Presbuddhaterian" independent scholar and activist.

Location: Bulldog Pub

1818 Morningside Ave, Pittsburgh, PA

We'll meet out on the patio if the weather cooperates, inside if it rains. Food and drinks will be available to buy throughout our time together.

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Aug
27
4:00pm 4:00pm

House Gathering

At Laura and Ed's: 306 Roosevelt Way Sharpsburg, PA

We'll grill burgers (or whatever else you bring!), read Scripture, eat together, talk about the practice of giving, and pray. Bring a side or drink to share if you are able!

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Aug
13
4:00pm 4:00pm

Sanctuary Future Planning Meeting

Ice House Conference Room (100 43rd St. Pgh, PA)

4-6pm

We'll be meeting at our regular Sunday evening time (4-6pm) to clarify Sanctuary's mission and plan for our future by answering the questions:

1. Who do we exist for?

2. Give this, what should our gatherings look like?

We'll look back on the past 4 months of weekly gatherings and events to tweak, throw out, add, and experience for the next season. Afterward, we'll sit down for dinner together!

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Aug
6
6:30pm 6:30pm

Social Gathering

 

Join us for an evening of music and conversation with John and Alyssa Creasy of This Side of Eve. We’ll talk creativity, song writing, spirituality, and practices, while enjoying music, drinks, and food. No cover, but donations are appreciated. Food & drinks can be bought from Franktuary until 8pm.

Check out their music here: https://thissideofeve.bandcamp.com/

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Jul
30
9:00am 9:00am

Blessing of the Bikes at Open Streets

Outside of Gerbe Glass
4119 Butler St.

We’ll be creating a blessing station for bicyclists (or anyone else who wants to stop by) during Open Streets. We'll have prayer cards you can take with you (featuring Madonna del Ghisallo, the Patron Saint of Cyclists), holy water, anointing oil, and some ordinary water and snacks. At 10am and 11am, we'll do a short liturgy-- praying for the safety of cyclists in the city and remembering those who have been killed while cycling in our region this year. 
All are welcome regardless of faith background or bicycling experience.

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Jul
7
5:30pm 5:30pm

Books and Beer: Happy Hour Book Club

Each month we meet at a brewery and talk about a book and theology

July 7th we'll talk about Krista Tippett's book, Becoming Wise. Read as much as you can, and bring things you loved/hated/questioned. We'll drink, eat, talk, and maybe yell a bit about it. 

Nice weather plan: Grist House

Rain plan: Dancing Gnome

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