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. The theme is “We are all Brothers and Sisters with One Father.” 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.
FEB. 11—Bethany Baptist Church, 7745 Tioga St., Homewood, will host Tuskegee Airmen by Regis Bobonis from 12-3 p.m. The theme is “Can any good thing come out of Homewood.” Guests will see and hear the stories of some of the bravest African-American heroes from southwestern Pennsylvania. For more information, call 412-728-4046.
Valentine’s Day 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.
Messiah in Passover
FEB. 12—Chosen People Ministries will host The Messiah in the Passover at 3 p.m. at Hope Chapel, 1028 Chartiers Ave., Pittsburgh. This is a presentation of how the Jewish Passover and the Crucifixion of Christ are linked. For more information, call 412-682-0243.
Black history celebration
FEB. 12—The Henry Highland Garnet Society will host a Black History Month Celebration at 4 p.m. at Grace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1000 Bryn Mawr Rd., Hill District. The theme is “A Bold Believer” and the guest speaker will be Robert Hill of the University of Pittsburgh. There will be a special recognition of Rev. Dr. Henry Highland Garnet. For more information, call 412-681-0229 or visit http://www.henryh.garnetsociety.org.
Urban League Sunday
FEB. 12—The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh will host its 27th annual Urban League Sunday from 4-6 p.m. at Covenant Church of Pittsburgh, 2110 Andrew St., Wilkinsburg. The keynote speaker will be Rev. Brenda Gregg, along with special musical guests Travis Malloy and the Baptist Temple Church Mass Choir. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-227-4211.
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.
FEB. 13—The Singles Café will host its Singles Lounge from 7-9 p.m. at Rodman Street Missionary Baptist Church, 6111 Rodman St., East Liberty. The discussion topic is “God where is my mate?” This is a fellowship where single men and women, daters and unmarried couples come together to discuss interesting relationship topics and learn relationship skills from a biblical perspective that will last a lifetime. For more information, call 412-628-0100.
FEB. 15—Deliverance Center Original Church of God, 1250 Liverpool St., North Side, will host its Revelation Class. The class will be held every Wednesday through May 9 and is open to the public. For more information, call 412-251-1939.
Black History celebration
FEB. 18—The Anointed Children of God Mime Ministry of Macedonia Baptist Church, 17 Cochran St., Duquesne, will host their 2nd annual Black History Month Celebration at 3 p.m. The theme is “Lift Every Voice & Sing!” It will include praise and worship, dance, miming, local choirs, Black History facts and more. For more information, call Tonya Massie at 412-915-2769.
FEB. 25—The Anniversary Committee of Triedstone Baptist Church of Rankin, 18 Harriet St., Rankin, will host its 8th Pre-Pastoral Anniversary Prayer Breakfast for Rev. Nathaniel and Rev. Terri Pennybaker. The theme is “The Lord Hath Anointed Me to Preach Good Tidings.” The guest preacher will be Rev. Barbara Gunn. The cost is $10. For more information, call 412-271-3000.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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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