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The following list of 10 weekly huddles are all open to the public. We have 7 additional huddles not listed here. One is in Scranton, Pennsylvania and one in Piscataway, New Jersey. Four huddles are with men in prison and one is with business owners. These 17 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 Night Huddle in Sewickley –  Huddle Resumes 9/16

The Monday Night Sewickley Men’s Huddle meets each Monday night from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in the Sewickley Presbyterian Faith House. It is 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.

This group will resume their study in “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 and answer questions in the workbook. They welcome all men who desire to know their Savior more deeply and seek deeper purpose and meaning in their own lives. This huddle is 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.

To join this Huddle, please contact Rich Weber at rdweber@pennenergyresources.com  

Tuesday Morning North Side Huddle: Set Free In Christ Discipleship Series – Kicks off 9/10

We will launch a new discipleship series September 10th entitled “Set Free In Christ.” It is 10 units but it will likely take us 15 weeks which would take us into January. We have an outreach breakfast at Pamela’s October 15th and our Christmas Breakfast December 17th, both are Tuesdays. We will be passing out copies on September 10th. This workbook requires 2.5 hours each week reading scripture, answering questions and praying for your huddle brothers.  

A donation of $15 is requested per copy. We will be breaking down into small groups for more effective group discussion weekly. Leaders will include: John Cullen, Bill Krahe, Ed Savolskis, and Leo.

The Tuesday format will be as follows: 

7:00am – 7:15am – Fellowship, Coffee & Bagels

7:15am – 7:30am – Prayer, Worship & Announcements

7:30am – 8:30am – Small Group Breakdowns

Email Bob: chmcg11@aol.com or Leo: leo@lockingarmsmen.org to get on the group list.

Tuesday Night Huddle at Washington City Mission: New Series in the Book of Acts 

There is a Huddle at the Washington City Mission every Tuesday evening led by our brother JT at 5:30 pm. By arriving at 5 pm, you can join the brothers for dinner!  JT is a 10 year huddle veteran and he has great experience with the 12 Steps as well. They are currently working through the Book of Acts. This Huddle provides the opportunity for brothers to get to know men who are in Recovery and possibly develop a Mentoring relationship.  Please join JT and his band of brothers. You will deepen your journey of discipleship with a diverse group of men.

Contact JT: jtaormina@citymission.org

Wednesday Mornings in Homewood at 7800 Susquehanna: 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 9/4. George Fleming and Bill Krahe will lead this huddle. This huddle meets every two weeks at: 7800 Susquehanna Street, Pittsburgh PA. We meet on the 3rd Floor in the Trade Institute of Pittsburgh offices.

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

Thursday Mornings in McMurray: Panera Bread – Romans Study

Come join us for our weekly Thursday morning huddle in McMurray. We are continuing in our study 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 Mornings in the South Hills 

Come join our Huddle in the South Hills led by Mike Pierson which meets each Thursday morning from 7:00-8:15am. We just launched a series where we will be learning from the life of Jonah the Old Testament man who famously ran from God. Join us as we learn what it means to sharpen, encourage and love each other. It doesn’t matter your church affiliation. Your opinion and perspective will be valued. Location: South Hills Bible Chapel; Room 136, 300 Gallery Drive, McMurray, PA 15317

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

Thursday Mornings at Murrysville Panera Bread 

We are currently meeting on Thursday AM’s @ 7:00am – 8:00am in the Murrysville Panera Bread. The address is: 4899 William Penn Hwy, Murrysville, PA 15668 

We are a mixed group of men from varied backgrounds and a few local churches. We also have a few men without a church background which we welcome as well.  Adam Lisbon is a co-leader for the group along with Ryan Sanderson.  He shows great maturity in his walk for a young man in his twenties. He has been a real blessing to our group. We have been in the Book of Ecclesiastes and Paul’s letter to the Romans since January of this year.  We are in no rush to finish as this has been a great study together.

We try to consistently steer our time together to be more than a Bible study.  I want our Weekly Huddles to be about building relationships, praying for each other, and walking through life together.  The fruit of this is seeing guys connecting during the week independently of the Huddle time. I have been involved with Locking Arms men for several years now attending events and gaining intentional teaching time. This relationship has been fundamental in sharpening me along with some of our men. 

To get on the group list contact Adam: adam.lisbon@american-national.com

Thursday Nights: Bridgeville Huddle at Bethany Church

Huddles are every Thursday evening from 6:30pm and run until 8:45pm at Bethany Church in Bridgeville. This group is non denominational with men coming from all faith backgrounds. We have one rule: No politics. We get started with a simple dinner and conversation followed by a discipleship time. Many of our guys are in recovery and some have been incarcerated. We welcome all men who seek to know Jesus Christ in fellowship with other men. We are currently going through a discipleship workbook entitled “The Purple Book” with subheading, Biblical Foundations for Building Strong Disciples. We have a copy for you. This huddle is led by John Carey with Ray Sartori assisting him. The Bethany Church address is: 740 Washington Ave, Bridgeville PA 15017. Make sure to enter from the back of the church and go upstairs to the chapel room to the back left side of the building.

To get on the group list email John Carey at: jcautotrim@gmail.com or text him at: (412) 770-7698.

New Huddle

Thursday Night South – Brothers of the Leaf Huddle – Kickoff 12/12

We are set to kickoff a Thursday Night Cigar Club for men who enjoy a good stogie and discussion about our faith journeys. We will start 12/12 beginning on Thursday Night at Journigan’s at the Galleria Mall bottom floor. The thought is to build a little momentum going into the New Year. We will start at 6:30pm and go to 8:15 or so. The plan is to alternate between Smoke in Heidelberg and Journigan’s with an occasional (perhaps monthly participation) with the Spurgeon Society men at the Peter’s Township Leaf & Bean. We will be meeting on 12/19 and 12/26 if you can join us. I will make sure to get out an email on location for each week so make sure to provide your email to me.
Contact Leo Wisniewski email: leo@lockingarmsmen.org

New Oakmont Huddle – Friday Mornings Beginning 1/3/2020

Friday Mornings 6:30am – 8:00am at the S.E.A.P.C. Offices in Oakmont

Address is: 531 5th Street, Oakmont, PA 15139

Come join us on Friday mornings in Oakmont. We are a group of men from varied backgrounds and different local churches. We also have a few men without a church background which we welcome as well.  Matt Geppert is a co-leader for the group along with Ross Rosswog. 

We try to consistently steer our time together to be more than a Bible study.  We want our Oakmont Huddle to be about building relationships, praying for each other, and walking through life together.  The fruit of this is seeing guys connecting during the week independently of the Huddle time. Matt has been involved with Locking Arms men for the past two years now attending events, helping to lead retreats, and as a special speaker.

To get on the group list contact Matt Geppert:  geppertmatt@gmail.com 

Or contact Rob Rosswog: (412) 795-5138 

The First Friday of Every Month in the North Side

Join us for this monthly huddle. The Chapel is located just behind Allegheny Center Alliance Church on the North Side: 250 E. Ohio Street, Pittsburgh, PA  15212 .  Enjoy worship led by Stu Hayes and his Locking Arms Band, leaders who get real, prayer, testimonies, and solid teaching in the Word. Coffee and pastries are always waiting too.

Speakers have included: Ron Moore, Ed Glover, John Nuzzo, Tunch Ilkin and Bishop Joseph Garlington.

First Friday dates for 2019-20: 9/6, 10/4, 11/1, 12/6, 1/3, 2/7, 3/6, 4/3, 5/1, 6/5

Contact Leo Wisniewski leo@lockingarmsmen.org or Bob McGowan chmcg11@aol.com if you have any questions about the Monthly Huddle.