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The following list of 13 weekly huddles are all open to the public. We have 6 additional huddles not listed here. One is in Scranton, Pennsylvania, one in Central New Jersey and 4 other huddles with men in prison. These 19 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 with Leo Wisniewski assisting. 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

Tuesday Morning North Side Huddle: Paul to the Colossians- Begins 9/11 

We are kicking off a new 10 week series in Paul’s letter to the Colossians on Tuesday 9/11/18. 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

Sewickley Tuesday Night Huddle – 

“Not A Fan” Kickoff 9/18

The Sewickley Men’s Huddle will resume on Tuesday night, September 18 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm at the Sewickley Presbyterian Church Faith House. The group will meet each week under the leadership of Rich Weber. This is an open group for men of all faith backgrounds. They will be reading a book entitled “Not A Fan” by Kyle Idleman and watching a 5-part accompanying video series that stimulates great discussion. The leadership team includes Rick Johnson, Mark Gensheimer, Tom Patton, Colvin McCrady and John Bodine.

The Faith House is located at 202 Beaver Street, Sewickley, PA 15143. Contact Rich Weber: rdweber@pennenergyresources.com

Tuesday Nights: The Washington City Mission – Recovery Huddle

Kicking off a new season 9/4 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm at the Washington City Mission.  It is led by huddle veteran, John Taormina, (JT). The huddle will read “Screwtape Letters” by C.S. Lewis. They meet every Tuesday and dinner is available at 5:00pm in the cafeteria before the huddle begins. All are welcome.  Have you ever thought that you would like to help a man break free from addiction? This huddle extends the opportunity (not required) to build a mentoring relationship with a male resident from the City Mission. Scripture is studied with a interpretation to strengthen men in recovery. The huddle will focus on building spiritual community with a focus on 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 in Homewood: New Series in Galatians Kicks Off 9/5

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 Fall kickoff on 9/5. George Fleming and Bill Krahe will lead this huddle in Paul’s Letter to the Galatians. 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 Fleming to get on the group list.

His email: eldergjf8@aol.com or

Bill Krahe: wkrahe@grandviewdevco.com

Wednesday Mornings in Butler:

6:45am – 8:00am at Mac’s Cafe

Every Wednesday morning from 6:45am to 8:00am this new huddle meets at Mac’s Café, Route 8, Butler, 16001. They kickoff 8/29/18 and they will study the Gospel of John for 16 weeks, wrapping up just before Christmas. This huddle is led by Fred Kison. He will be using the Scripture, Observation, Application and Prayer (SOAP) approach to group study.  Contact:

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

Wednesday Mornings at the Murrysville Alliance Church: New Series Starts 9/19 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 8 week series will be “How to Study the Bible.” Denny Hyland and Chris Wagner lead this huddle. Love to have you join us. It meets weekly at the Murrysville Alliance Church:

4130 Old William Penn Hwy, Murrysville, Pennsylvania 

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

Wednesday Evening Greensburg Huddle Kicks Off 9/19 at Panera Bread

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 will be the Gospel of John. 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:

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 – Kicks Off 9/6

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 studying A.W. Tozer’s book, “Pursuit of God.” Do you hunger for a vibrant spiritual life? Join Tozer and a band of brothers in their passionate search for God. The book offers relevant, time-tested insights. you will be encouraged to seek a personal relationship with your heavenly Father with single-mindedness, clarity, and commitment. Book provided to all attendees at NO COST.

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

Thursday Night South Hills Huddle: “Waking The Dead” Starts 9/13

We are kicking off a new 12 week series in the book “Waking The Dead” by John Eldredge. We meet on Thursday Nights beginning September 13th, 2018. Huddles begin at 6:30pm and run until 9:00pm.  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. We get started at 6:30pm with a simple dinner and conversation.  At 7pm we have an opening prayer and then get into our chapter from “Waking The Dead.”.  Our huddle is led by Leo Wisniewski, Bob McGowan and John Carey. 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