JAN. 19—Geneva College at the Center for Urban Biblical Ministry will host an Open House from 6-7:30 p.m. at 7418 Penn Ave., Point Breeze. Information will be given and made available on the various degree programs the available by the school. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-247-9010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
JAN. 20—The SWAT Department of Rapha Ministries of the Apostolic Faith, 6942 Upland St., Homewood, will host its “Expression Service 2012” at 7:30 p.m. This is a benefit service to help a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance go to Africa, where they will be building two libraries and an orphanage. For more information, call 412-441-1938.
JAN. 25—East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 N. Highland Ave., East Liberty, will host its Taize Service from 7-8 p.m. This weekly hour-long service includes prayers with chants from Taize/There will prayer, songs, a time of silence, individual prayer and anointing, and more. There will also be a Taize class or program following the service. For more information, call 412-441-3800 or visit www.cathedralofhope.org.
FEB. 11—The Commission on Racism of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh will host its annual Absalom Jones Observance Service from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Trinity Cathedral, 328 Sixth St., Downtown. Jones was the first African-American to be ordained in the Episcopal Church. The theme is “We are all Brothers and Sisters with One Father.” The guest speaker is Rev. David Hooker of Georgia. There will also be a Myth of Race Video and Panel Discussion, a literary contest, lunch and more. Registration is requested. For more information, call 412-721-0853 or visit www.episcopalpgh.org.
FEB. 11—Bethany Baptist Church, 7745 Tioga St., Homewood, will host Tuskegee Airmen by Regis Bobonis from 12-3 p.m. Guests will see and hear the stories of some of the bravest African-American heroes from southwestern Pennsylvania. There will be refreshments. For more information, call 412-728-4046.
Celebration of Love
FEB. 12—The Usher Ministry of Pentecostal Temple COGIC, 6300 East Liberty Blvd., East Liberty, will host its Annual Celebration of Love event at 5 p.m. at Churchill Country Club, Beulah Rd., Churchill. The guest soloist and entertainer will be Lady Deborah Moncrief and Henry Biggs. For more information, call 412-361-7000.
Black History Program
FEB. 25—Park Place AME Church, 215 E. Tenth Ave., Homestead, will host its 7th Annual Black History Month Celebration Luncheon from 12-2 p.m. at the Second Baptist Fellowship Hall, 612 Coal Rd., West Mifflin. The theme will be “Surviving the Storm.” Honorees will be Shirley Anderson, Evan Baker, Doris Carson Williams, Rod Doss, Bert Ogden, Patricia Pugh Mitchell, Darion Morton and the Hon. William Robinson, the keynote speaker for the event. Tickets are $30 and registration is required. For more information, call 412-466-2011.
Black History Project
FEB. 26—The Christian Education Department of Bethany Baptist Church, 7734 Tioga St., Homewood, will host its 2012 Black History Month Project. There will be a Black History essay competition with prizes for all young writers of the community. For more information, call 412-241-0677 or email Nicita Moses at email@example.com.
ONGOING—King of Kings Baptist Ministries, 5169 Broad St., Garfield, will host its Hour of Power Bible Study at 7:30 p.m. Every Tuesday there will be an in-depth look into the Word of God. There will also be a Saturday Nite Praise service every Saturday evening from 6-7:30 p.m. It is open to the public. For more information, call 412-661-3550.
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