OCT. 15—Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 90 Port Perry Rd., N. Versailles, will host a Preaching Experience at 6:30 p.m. This is part of a three-part preaching experience designed to focus on preaching to win lost souls. There will be a word from Rev. Charles E. Mock of the National Baptist Convention. Following the word there will be a 20-minute dialogue between the pulpit and the pews. There will also be a service Oct. 22 with Rev. Victor J. Grigsby of Central Baptist Church and on Oct. 29 with Presiding Elder Rev. Brenda J. Gregg. For more information, call 412-823-4049.
OCT. 16—Rodman Street Missionary Baptist Church, 6111 Rodman St., East Liberty, will host S.H.O. (Sistas Hangin’ Out) TIME at the Street. Each Saturday in October, special guest preachers will give a Word from on high. This week’s guest is Rev. Audrey McCarter Hedgepeth of Greater Love Christian Community Church in North Carolina. For more information, call 412-363-8082.
OCT. 16—El-BethEl Temple Church, 800 South Ave., Wilkinsburg, will host a Fellowship Excursion to see a showing of “Joseph” from 6:30 a.m.-11 a.m. at the Sights and Sounds Millennium Theatre, Lancaster. The cost of the trip is $135 and payments must be made by Oct. 2. For more information, call 412-271-4727.
OCT. 16—Bethel AME Church, 2720 Webster Ave., Hill District, will host their Harvest Rally Prayer Breakfast at the Churchill Country Club, 800 Beulah Rd., Churchill. The special guest will be Presiding Elder Rev. Brenda J. Gregg. For more information, call 412-683-2160.
OCT. 17—Wilkinsburg Church of the Nazarene, 300 Peebles St., Wilkinsburg, will host the Pastoral Anniversary at 11 a.m. This is the ninth Pastoral Anniversary of Rev. Richard A. Payne Sr. The guest preacher will be Rev. William Ford. There will also be a 3:30 p.m. service with Rev. Amelia Jones. For more information, call 412-242-9949 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
OCT. 17—Gethsemane COGIC, 200 Crest St., Clairton, will host its Church Anniversary Celebration at 11 a.m. Throughout the month of October, the church will celebrate their 84th Anniversary with special guest preachers. The guest preacher will be Pastor Marvin Moorehead of Deliverance Temple in Aliquippa. For more information, call 412-233-4250.
OCT. 17—The Pittsburgh Branch of the NAACP will host its 8th Annual Freedom Sunday at 4 p.m. at Pentecostal Temple COGIC, 6300 East Liberty Blvd., East Liberty. The guest speaker will be Rev. Dr. Eugene M. Downing of Sixth of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and the Pastor of the Year award will be given to Bishop Donald O. Clay. All are welcome.
Family and friends
OCT. 17–Webster Avenue Christian Missionary & Alliance, 2325 Webster Ave., Hill District, will host a Family & Friends Day Service at 11 a.m. The guest preacher will be Rev. Richard W. Wingfield. There will also be a 4 p.m. service with guest praise leader Minister John Burwell. Dinner will be served immediately following the morning service. For more information, call 412-391-8359.
OCT. 21—Rodman Street Missionary Baptist Church, 6111 Rodman St., East Liberty, will host a Lights On Afterschool Program Open House from 5:30-7:30 p.m. This is part of a nationwide series in support of afterschool programs. The focus is children’s health—adolescent obesity. Reservations are requested by Oct. 15. For more information, call Mona Morphis at 412-363-8082 or e-mail email@example.com.
OCT. 23—The Garden City United Methodist Church, 500 Laurel Dr., Monroeville, will host their Annual Pancake Breakfast, Flea Market, Bake Sale and Mall Ministry Book Sale from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. The cost is $6 for adults and $3.50 for children 11 and under. For more information, call 412-373-0391or visit www.gardencityumc.org.
Family and friends
OCT. 24—Living Word Ministry, 717 Ridge Ave., North Side, will host a Family & Friends Day. All are welcome to come meet and renew old acquaintances. For more information, call 412-321-3955.
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