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Taize Service

FEB. 1—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 http://www.cathedralofhope.org.

Absalom Jones Observance

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 http://www.episcopalpgh.org.

History discussion

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.

Jazz café

FEB. 11—Greater Allen AME Church, 3600 California Ave., North Side, will host it’s a Valentine’s Day Jazz Café at 6 p.m. There will be food, fun, love and jazz music featuring Antoinette Manganas, Darnella Wilson, Richard Smith, Katy Cotton and Rodney Williams. For more information, call 412-732-2775.

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.

Winter gala

FEB. 25—Bethel AME Church, 2720 Webster Ave., Hill District, will host its Harvest Rally Winter Gala Dinner Dance from 6-10 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hilton Monroeville Convention Center Hotel, 101 Mall Blvd., Monroeville. The theme is “ Recognizing ‘Committed’ Community Leadership.” There will be dinner, dancing, fellowship and more. For more information, call 412-683-2160.

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 nicitamoses@comcast.net.

Bible Study

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.

LIVE Service

ONGOING–Mount Ararat Baptist Church, 271 Paulson Ave., East Liberty, will host its “Saturday Night LIVE Service” from 7-8:30 p.m. Every Saturday night tune in and get the word either in person or listen online. Rev. Dr. William Curtis is the senior pastor. For more information, call 412-441-1800 or visit http://www.mt-ararat.org.

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