Monumental and Calvary Baptist Churches united Aug. 30 for The Men’s Day Gospel Concert at Monumental Baptist Church in the Hill District to a near capacity crowd. The male chorus from each church combined as well as some of the other choirs. Even though it was men’s day several women also participated in the program as singers and speakers, as did the women come out in support in the congregation.

COMBINED EFFORT—The Monumental Baptist Church male chorus and the Calvary Baptist Church male chorus are led by Deacon Curtis W. Price, director for Monumental.

Bible characters

SEPT. 18—Morningside COGIC, 5173 Dearborn St., Morningside, will host the Characters of the Bible at 7 p.m. The first one will be characters of the Old Testament and on Sept. 20 at 5 p.m. there will be a discussion of the characters in the New Testament. All are welcome. For more information, call 412-361-9865.

Praise conference

SEPT. 18—The Women’s Ministry of First Antioch Baptist Church, 726 N. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, will host the Power of Praise Conference at 7 p.m. The theme is the “7 Forms of Praise.” Shelia Hunt of First Baptist Church of Penn Hills will be the guest speaker. All are welcome to come and enjoy music and praise, teaching and preaching and participation and education. For more information, call 412-215-1697.

School celebration

SEPT. 18—The Harty Bible School Alumni Association will host a 60-Year Celebration at 7 p.m. at the Best Western Parkway Center Inn, Horizon Banquet Room, 875 Green Tree Rd., Green Tree. The graduates from 1949-2009 will be honored. Special guests are the Voices for Christ. Tickets are $25. For more information, call Evangelist Dana Watkins at 412-264-2015.

Prayer breakfast

SEPT. 19—The Missionary Department of Solid Rock Church of God, 1400 Buena Vista St., North Side, will host a Prayer Breakfast at 10 a.m. The theme is “Spiritual Cleaning.” Pastor Debra Otey and Minister Valda R. Braziel will be the guest speakers. The cost is $10. For more information, call 412-638-1026.

Block party

SEPT. 19—Deliverance Baptist Christian Center, 1304 Manhattan St., Manchester, will host the 2009 Summer Block Party from 12-7 p.m. There will be music, food, fun activities, face painting, vendors and more. For more information, call Tracey Gist at 412-716-4514 or e-mail

Church anniversary

SEPT. 20—St. John the Evangelist Baptist Church, 4537 Chatsworth Ave., Hazelwood, will host their 100th Church Anniversary at 11 a.m. The theme is “We’ve Come This Far By Faith.” The guest speaker will be Rev. Maurice Doss. There will also be a 3:30 p.m. service with Rev. Jerome Stevenson and his choir and congregation. Dinner will be served immediately following the morning service. For more information, call 412-521-0994 or visit

Gospel concert

SEPT. 20—The Greater Allegheny Choral Chapter will host a Gospel Concert at 5 p.m. at Greater Allen AME Church, 3600 California Ave., North Side. The featured choir will be Morningstar Baptist Church Mass Choir of Cleveland. The choir is well known for their performances in the play “The Living Cross.” There will be a free will offering taken. For more information, call Cassandra Stanley at 412-216-5217 or e-mail

Music workshop

SEPT. 23—Unity Baptist Church, 1023 Talbot Ave., Braddock, will host a Music Workshop at 7 p.m. The guest facilitator will be Katim Brown. The workshop will run through Sept. 25 and there will be a Workshop concert Sept. 26 at 5 p.m. The cost of registration is $20. For more information, call Cheryl at 412-243-2304 or Vanessa at 412-512-6150.

Women’s conference

SEPT. 26—Women in Christian Ministries Inc. will host a Mini Conference from 9 a.m.-2:15 p.m. at Whosoever Wills’ Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, 878 First Ave., Coraopolis. There will be praise and worship led by Minister Nina Taylor, a special musical performance by Marion Pratt and a devotional Word by Rev. Alberta Hall. The Bible teacher will be Rev. Derrick Knox. Lunch is $12. Reservations are requested. For more information, call 412-262-3276 or 412-264-1664.

Women’s day

SEPT. 27—St. Mark AMEZ Church, 807 Ross Ave., Wilkinsburg, will host their Annual Women’s Day at 10 a.m. The theme is “The Power of Praying Women” with guest preacher will be Rev. Carmen Holt. Dinner will be served immediately after the morning service. For more information, call 412-731-1161.

Gospel extravaganza

SEPT. 27—The Mass Choir of Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 90 Port Perry Rd., North Versailles, will host a Gospel Extravaganza at 4 p.m. The concert will feature the Braddock Community Male Chorus. All are welcome. For more information, call 412-823-2841 or visit

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