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 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
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
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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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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