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The following list of 12 weekly huddles are all open to the public. We have 6 additional huddles not listed here. One is in Scranton, Pennsylvania, one in Piscataway, New Jersey and 4 other huddles with men in prison. These 18 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 all of our huddle leaders and their men. Pray for the biblical teaching they provide and the Christ-like example they show through their lives 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

We are digging into the essentials of our Christian faith and 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 Panera Bread in Oakland (3401 Blvd of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15213). It is led by 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 (See Tuesday Night Sewickley Huddle).

Email Leo: leo@lockingarmsmen.org

Tuesday Morning North Side Huddle: Letter to the Hebrews- Begins 1/15/19 

We are kicking off a new 14 week series in Hebrews on Tuesday 9/15/19. We meet Tuesday mornings 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. Our huddle is led by Leo Wisniewski and John Cullen. Bob McGowan is our prayer leader. We will have coffee, bagels and a friendly band of brothers to greet you. 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 Night Huddle: Sewickley

The Tuesday Night Sewickley Men’s Huddle meets each Tuesday night from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in the Sewickley Presbyterian Faith House located at 202 Beaver Street in the Village of Sewickley. We are an ecumenical group of men that seek to be authentic followers of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit working among us.

February 5th, we are starting a new and exciting Huddle session. We will be studying “Discipleship Essentials: A Guide to Building Your Life in Christ” by Greg Ogden.  This is a workbook where each chapter supports the core truth with scripture verses and an article. Each participant is expected to read the entire chapter, answer questions in the workbook. This is a powerful workbook series requiring a 9 month commitment. This huddle experience will assuredly help you grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ.   We welcome all men who desire to know their Savior more deeply and seek deeper purpose and meaning in their own lives. We are affiliated with Locking Arms Men (www.lockingarmsmen.org) and seek to participate and support their citywide programs, such as men’s retreats, men’s events, and fellowship opportunities with other Christian men throughout Pittsburgh.

If you would like to join our Huddle, please contact Rich Weber at rdweber@pennenergyresources.com

Tuesday Night Huddle: Washington City Mission

There is a Huddle at the Washington City Mission every Tuesday evening led by JT at 5:30 pm.  By arriving at 5 pm, you can join us for dinner!  We are currently working through the Gospel of John.  We rotate from studying scripture to reading and discussing a spiritual book.  We have done The Screwtape Letters and Fathered by God.  This Huddle provides the opportunity for brothers to get to know men who are in Recovery and possibly develop a Mentoring relationship.  Please join us and deepen your journey of Discipleship.

Contact JT: jtaormina@citymission.org

Wednesday Mornings in Homewood: 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. We meet every two weeks with our 2019 kickoff on 1/9. George Fleming and Bill Krahe will lead this huddle in the Gospel of Matthew. This huddle meets every two weeks at: 7800 Susquehanna Street, Pittsburgh PA. We meet on the 3rd Floor in the Training Institute of Pittsburgh offices.

Please contact George: eldergjf8@aol.com or Bill: wkrahe@grandviewdevco.com

Thursday Mornings in Butler: 6:45am – 8:00am at Mac’s Cafe

Every Thursday morning from 6:45am to 8:00am this new huddle meets at Mac’s Café, Route 8, Butler, 16001. Fred Kison is the huddle leader and The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer is the focus. The book will be provided. Tozer’s work calls for a slow, steady gaze upon God. He urges us to replace low thoughts of God with lofty ones, to quiet our lives so we can know God’s presence. He reminds us that life apart from God is really no life at all. Contact:

Fred Kison 724-968-9950 or email him at fkison@gmail.com

Thursday Mornings in McMurray: Panera Bread – Romans Study

Come join us for our weekly Thursday morning huddle in McMurray. We are studying the book of Romans. 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 Morning Huddle: South Hills 

Come join our Huddle in the South Hills led by Mike Pierson which meets each Thursday morning 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 which will wrap up in September. A new series will launch at the conclusion. Come discover what it means to sharpen, encourage and love each other. It doesn’t matter your church affiliation. Your opinion and perspective will be valued. We have one rule: No politics.

Location: South Hills Bible Chapel; Room 136, 300 Gallery Drive, McMurray, PA 15317

Contact: Mike Pierson (412) 498-3252 or piersonmike13@gmail.com

Thursday Nights in Butler at Kings 6:45pm to 8:00pm – 9:30pm

This huddle meets every Thursday night at Kings Restaurant in the private room. The address is 191 New Castle Road, Butler, 16001. Mitch Tepper is the huddle leader and they are starting the Gospel of John in 2019. The Gospel of John was written so that we might believe in Jesus as the one God sent in love to save us and set us free. Journey week by week through key parts of the Gospel to hear how God loves and cares for us and sent his Son to sacrifice and show us how to live.

Contact: Mitch Tepper (917) 860-2995 or amannagod@aol.com

Thursday Night South Hills Huddle: “Hebrews” Starts 1/10/19

We are kicking off a new 14 week series in the Letter To The Hebrews from the Bible. We meet on Thursday Nights beginning 1/10. Huddles begin at 6:30pm and run until 9:00pm.  We meet at a different home or office 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. 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 Hebrews.  Hebrews is an interpretative key that unites the Old Testament with the New Testament. The “Jewishness” of the Bible is inescapable and a deep dive into the Letter to the Hebrews is invaluable to us as goys (Gentiles).  The author teaches the Old Covenant in light of God’s revelation in Jesus Christ. There are two overarching purposes in the letter: to strengthen Christians for endurance, “let us run with endurance the race that is set before us” and to warn Christians not to fall away from the faith, “we must pay closer attention…lest we drift away from it.”  Our huddle is led by Leo Wisniewski, Bob McGowan, John Carey and Tad Dobbins. 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

Thursday Night Huddle: Hebrews Starts 1/17/19

A brand new huddle is kicking off a new 14 week series in the Letter to the Hebrews from the Bible. They meet on Thursday Nights beginning 1/17. Huddles begin at 6:30pm and run until 9:00pm.  They 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. They get started at 6:30pm with a simple dinner and conversation.  At 7pm there is an opening prayer and then get into our passage from Hebrews.  Hebrews is an interpretative key that unites the Old Testament with the New Testament. The “Jewishness” of the Bible is inescapable and a deep dive into the Letter to the Hebrews is invaluable to us.  The author teaches the Old Covenant in light of God’s revelation in Jesus Christ. This huddle is led by John Carey and Jim Buchanan.

The address of the huddle at Jim’s house (just 10 mins. off Rt. 19 South): 50 Locker Road, Eighty Four, PA 15330

Email them with any questions you may have and to get on the group email list.

Email John Carey: jcautotrim@gmail.com  Email Jim Buchanan: jim@buchananremodeling.com