Black History Celebration
FEB. 16—The Rachel Randall Education Department of Pentecostal Temple COGIC, 6300 East Liberty Blvd., East Liberty, will host their Black History Month Celebration. The two-day celebration will begin with a College Fair at the Monroeville Public Library, 4000 Gateway Campus Blvd., from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., for students of all ages; then a special Youth Service at 3 p.m. at the church with the Wilberforce University Choir; a presentation of the William L. Mann Writing Competition winners; followed by an Evening Service on Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. featuring the August Wilson Dance Group, the California University of Pa. Gospel Choir and others. There will also be a presentation of the Men of Distinction Awards. The events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-361-7000.
Benefit Concert and Dinner
FEB. 16—The Greater Emmanuel Fellowship will host its “He Held Me Close” Benefit Concert and Dinner from 4-8 p.m. at Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 250 N. Highland Ave., East Liberty. The evening affair will include soloists LaVertta Shouse, Keesha Sheffey, Jordan Welch and Clifford Howard. There will also be a signing of the book “He Held Me Close” by Tawanda Alston. For more information, call 412-781-2780.
FEB. 23—The SHOUT (Sisters Hanging Out United in Truth) Women’s Ministry of Union Baptist Church of Swissvale, 2117 Collingwood Ave., Swissvale, will host a Women’s Brunch from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Every fourth Saturday of the month, women will come together for food, fun and fellowship to praise the Lord and hear a Word from a woman of faith. For more information, call Synthia Brown at 412-862-6750.
FEB. 23—The Pastoral Anniversary Committee of Triedstone Baptist Church of Rankin, 18 Harriet St., Rankin, will host its 9th Pre-Pastoral Anniversary Prayer Breakfast at 9 a.m. This is honor of the pastoral anniversary celebration of Rev. Nathaniel and Rev. Terry Pennybaker. The guest preacher will be Rev. Richard Wingfield of Unity Baptist Church, in Braddock. The cost is $10. For more information, call 412-271-3000.
MARCH 1—The Thelma Tines Mitchell Ministries will host its 2013 Women’s Conference at the Georgetown Centre, 526 E. Bruceton Rd., Pleasant Hills. This two-day conference will feature spiritually uplifted guest speakers and more. All are welcome, registration is required and the cost is $10. For more information, call 412-233-0971.
MARCH 6—Triedstone Baptist Church of Rankin, 18 Harriet St., Rankin, will host its Pre-Anniversary Revival Services at 7 p.m. The three-night event will feature several guest preachers, along with their congregation and choirs. They include Rev. Delbert Harris, Rev. Robert Tedder and Rev. Robert Young. There will also be a pre-anniversary Concert on March 9 at 5 p.m. The anniversary celebration will take place March 10 at 11 a.m. with guest preacher Pastor Darryl Grayson and at 5 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church in Braddock with Rev. Dr. William H. Curtis as the guest preacher. For more information, call 412-271-3000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heroes In Our Midst
MARCH 9—The Baptist Minister’s Conference of Pittsburgh and Vicinity will host “Heroes In Our Midst” from 1-4 p.m. at Stratigos Banquet Center, 131 Colonial Manor Rd., North Huntingdon. The theme is “Shifting into 21st Century Ministry.” The event will honor Pittsburgh Steeler Charlie Batch and Rev. Dr. William Curtis, senior pastor at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church. The Steelers Ryan Clark will be the master of ceremonies. Registration is required and the cost is $50 per person. For more information, call Rev. Barbara Gunn at 412-823-4049.