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Small Groups

Small Groups typically run for a series of six weeks and are focused around a particular topic. The next small group movement January 21st to February 25th. Details on three current small groups are below.

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Bible Study: Exodus Wanderings


Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm

We are all on a journey. For many of us our ventures have run the spectrum of experiences and emotions from sorrow and joy to peace and consternation. Our Exodus study will focus on the journey of Israel from captivity to the Promised Land with the common theme of "Remembrance" throughout. If you're interested in taking a deep dive into the Old Testament, come journey with us.

Location: 1656 Jancey St

Contact:

Lee Scott leerobertscott@gmail.com


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Yoga & Centering Prayer


Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm

In the cold winter season, come to yoga to warm up, move your body and awaken to the Divine dwelling within you. This 1-hour class will focus on mindful movement and breath awareness to warm, stretch and integrate your body and mind. After savasana (final relaxation), we will spend 20 minutes in silent centering prayer. Beginners to yoga and/or centering prayer are welcome. As the wise sage says, the secret to learning is “Practice, Practice, Practice”.

Location: BGC Community Activity Center

Contact:

Katrina Woodworth kbwoodworth6@gmail.com

Childcare available—contact Jen McCasalin, jen@pghopendoor.org


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Just Mercy Book Club


Wednesday, 6-7:30pm

During the summer of 2018 John Creasy used his Continuing Ed money to visit the Equal Justice Initiatives Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice. The Legacy Museum and the Memorial help Americans realize the link between today’s mass incarceration of African Americans, slavery, Jim Crow and segregation and our history of terror through lynching. The book, written by Bryan Stevenson, will help us understand these connections and ways that we can all work to end racial injustice. Bryan is a lawyer, social justice activist, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative. Stevenson has challenged bias against the poor and minorities in the criminal justice system, especially children. He helped achieve United States Supreme Court decisions that prohibit sentencing children under 18 to death or to life imprisonment without parole. Stevenson advocates for people of color and poor within the criminal justice system and has gotten around 100 prisoners off death row through his career.

Location: Crazy Mocha on Baum

Contact: RSVP for materials to—

John Creasy john@pghopendoor.org

Childcare available—contact Jen McCasalin, jen@pghopendoor.org