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The following list of 9 weekly huddles are all open to the public. We have 6 additional huddles that are not open (5 of these closed huddles are with men in prison). These 15 huddles are places of authentic Christian community where men are loved, encouraged, equipped and sharpened to become something greater than they ever could be on their own. Please pray for our huddle leaders and their men. Pray for the biblical teaching they provide and the Christ-like example they show to their men. We welcome all men who seek to know Jesus Christ in fellowship with other men.  It doesn’t matter your church affiliation or lack of affiliation, whether you are mature in your faith, a  young Christian or just curious. Your opinion and perspective will be treated with respect. We stress the essentials of the Christian faith in the Bible and avoid attention to non-essentials that often divide us as God’s family. We have one rule: No politics will be discussed.       

Monday Morning Discipleship Essentials 6:00am – 7:30am

Einstein’s Bagels in Greentree 

We are digging into the essentials of our Christian faith, locking arms as brothers. So often in our faith journey as men the bar is set so low: shallow relationships, church attendance and giving that costs us very little. If that has been your experience and you want to really grow as a disciple of Jesus come join us! We will go through the workbook, “Discipleship Essentials.” This group meets weekly on Mondays at Einstein Bagels in Greentree and it is led by Leo Wisniewski and Brooke Hershiser. There is a required weekly workbook assignment that takes approximately 3 hours each week. You will learn: the essential teachings of Christianity, how to study God’s word, how to pray, and how to experience God’s power in confessed weakness with the men of your huddle. This group has launched but please contact Leo if you are interested in a discipleship huddle as we are launching new groups throughout the year.

Email Leo: leo@lockingarmsmen.org

Sewickley Tuesday Night Men’s Huddle – March 6th start

The Sewickley Tuesday Night Men’s Huddle will resume on Tuesday night, March 6, 2018 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm at the Sewickley Presbyterian Church Faith House. We will meet each week under the leadership of Rich Weber and John Bodine. It is located at 202 Beaver Street, Sewickley, PA 15143.

The focus for discussion will be “John: The Gospel of Light and Life” by Adam Hamilton. You can purchase an electronic copy at Amazon. Also, Rich Weber will bring copies with him for the first few meetings if you can’t pick up at copy beforehand.

The Gospel of John is a favorite for many of us. Adam Hamilton does an excellent job of setting up each segment so that John’s beautifully written Gospel really comes alive when you read and meditate on it. This book has six segments (about 30 pages each) that goes through the entire Gospel of John. The series will likely go for 8-10 weeks. We began this huddle almost two years ago and each of you has made important contributions. With Leo moving on to help spawn new huddles and expand the fellowship of Locking Arms Men throughout Pittsburgh, we have formed a steering committee to help lead and sustain our huddle.  We want to thank John Bodine, Tom Jones, Rick Johnson, Mark Gensheimer and Tom Patton for agreeing to serve with Rich Weber.

Contact Rich Weber: rdweber@pennenergyresources.com

Tuesday Morning North Side Huddle Continues: Gospel of Mark 

We are continuing in our series in the Gospel of Mark. We meet every Tuesday morning from 7:00am – 8:30am. Early prayer guys meet at 6:15am. The address is: 801 Union Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. We meet on the 3rd Floor of the Union Building. It is the big red brick building directly behind Allegheny Center Alliance Church on the North side. We welcome all men who seek to know Jesus Christ in fellowship with other men.  It doesn’t matter your church affiliation whether you are mature in your faith or just curious. Your opinion and perspective will be treated with respect. We have one rule: No politics. For those of you who have been attending, please consider inviting a friend to join us. Our huddle is led by Leo Wisniewski, John Cullen and Mike Pierson. Bob McGowan is our prayer leader. 

Email us with any questions you may have and to get on the group email list. Text Leo at (412) 445-8842 if the front door isn’t open when you arrive and we’ll send someone to open it.

Email Bob: chmcg11@aol.com   Email Leo: leo@lockingarmsmen.org

Tuesday Nights with JT at The Washington City Mission

Have you ever thought that you would love to help a man in recovery living at the mission? Kicking off Tuesday, January 2, 2018 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm a new huddle begins at the Washington City Mission.  It is led by a huddle veteran, John Taormina (JT). The huddle will begin with the booklet, “My Heart- Christ’s Home”.  They will meet every Tuesday from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm and all are welcome.  This huddle will give the opportunity (not required) to build a mentoring relationship with a male resident from the City Mission.  The huddle will focus on building spiritual community and it will be strengthened by various books including the upcoming curriculum of Locking Arms Men.

For information, please contact John Taormina directly at 724-472-7788 or jtaormina@citymission.org.

Wednesday Mornings at the Murrysville Alliance Church: New Series November 15th 6:30am – 8:15am

Locking Arms Men’s Murrysville Huddle is a place where men come together to fellowship, encourage, laugh, and be challenged by God’s word. The focus of this series will be Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians. Denny Hyland and Chris Wagner lead this huddle. It meets weekly at the Murrysville Alliance Church at: 4130 Old William Penn Hwy, Murrysville, Pennsylvania 

To contact Denny to get on the group list email him: lockingarmsmen@gmail.com

Wednesday Mornings in Homewood: Series Kicks Off November 15th – 7:00am – 8:30am

Locking Arms’ Homewood Huddle is a place where a diverse group of men come together to fellowship, encourage, laugh, and be challenged by God’s word. George Fleming and Bill Krahe will lead this huddle in Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians . This huddle meets every two weeks at: 7800 Susquehanna Street, Pittsburgh PA.

Please contact George Fleming to get on the group list. His email: eldergjf8@aol.com or Bill Krahe: wkrahe@grandviewdevco.com

Wednesday Evening Greensburg Huddle Kicks Off November 15th

We meet at the Greengate Panera Bread on Route 30 in the Greengate Plaza from 6:00pm-7:30pm every Wednesday Night. Locking Arms Greensburg Huddle is a place where men come together to fellowship, encourage, laugh, and be challenged by God’s word. This series focus is Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians. Denny Hyland leads this huddle which meets weekly at the Greensburg Panera Bread: 300 Greengate Center Circle, Greensburg PA 15601.

Contact Denny to get on the group list his email: lockingarmsmen@gmail.com

Thursday Mornings in McMurray at Panera Bread

Come join us for our weekly Thursday morning huddle in McMurray. We are studying the book of James. The huddle is run by John McCullough and Eric Gregory. We meet from 6:30am to 8:00am at Panera Bread. The address is: 4127 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317. We have some fellowship time before the study where men can connect then we dive into the word. We leave time for prayer requests at the end to support and encourage the men who share their struggles with the group.

Contact Eric Gregory to get on  the group list. Email:eagregory1@yahoo.com

Thursday Night Huddle Continues: Gospel of Mark in the South Hills

We are continuing in a 4 month series in the South Hills in the Gospel of Mark. We meet on Thursday Nights beginning September 7th, 2017. Huddles begin at 6:30pm and run until 8:30pm.  We meet at a different home weekly. We welcome all men who seek to know Jesus Christ in fellowship with other men.  It doesn’t matter your church affiliation whether you are mature in your faith or just curious.  Your opinion and perspective will be treated with respect. We have one rule: No politics. For those of you who have been attending, please consider inviting a friend or two to join us. We get started at 6:30pm with a simple dinner and conversation.  At 7pm we have an opening prayer and then get into our passage from Mark’s gospel.  Our huddle is led by Leo Wisniewski. He is the founder of Locking Arms Men, a non profit organization dedicated to building up men in the Pittsburgh region. Bob McGowan and John (JB) Taormina help to co-lead the group. Email us with any questions you may have and to get on the group email list. This is important as we move our huddle location each week to a new host.

Email Bob: chmcg11@aol.com   Email Leo: leo@lockingarmsmen.org

Friday Morning Huddle: South Hills 

We launched a new huddle in the South Hills which meets on Friday Mornings from 7:00-8:15am (come at 6:45am for some food, coffee and an opportunity to get to know each other). We are having a great time digging into the life of Jesus through the book of Mark while discovering what it means to sharpen, encourage and love each other. It doesn’t matter your church affiliation and whether you are mature in your faith or just curious.  Your opinion and perspective will be treated with respect. We have one rule: No politics. This huddle is led by Mike Pierson.

Location: South Hills Bible Chapel; Room 172 (300 Gallery Drive, McMurray, PA 15317)

Contact: Mike Pierson (412.498.3252 or piersonmike13@gmail.com)