RECOGNITION DINNER—The Mount Ararat Baptist Church Community Activity Center’s Recognition Celebration hosted their 11th Annual Recognition Dinner Sept. 4 honoring Charlie Batch, Cliff Benson, the Hon. Kim B Clark, Ophelia Coleman and Joy Starzl, at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. The fund-raiser began with a silent auction and dinner. Harold Hayes from KDKA-TV was the host. Some of the board of directors are shown above.

Special worship service

SEPT. 23—East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Highland Ave., East Liberty, will host the International Day of Peace Special Worship Service at 7 p.m. This is in commemoration of the International Day of Peace and the G-20 Summit. There will also be a special evening with Taize Music. For more information, call Rev. Dr. Randy Bush at 412-441-3800 or visit

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.

The old landmark

SEPT. 26—King of Kings Baptist Ministries, 5169 Broad St., Garfield, will host the “Let Us All Go Back to the Old Landmark” event at 3 p.m. This event is open to all. For more information, call 412-404-7284.

Women’s day

SEPT. 26—EL-Bethel Temple, 800 South Ave., Wilkinsburg, will host its Annual Women’s Day at 3 p.m. The theme is “Mold Me, Make Me A Vessel of Honor!” Individuals are invited to come and be blessed by Bible lessons that are taught as our guests explain the process of pottery with a live demonstration on the Potter’s Wheel. For more information, call 412-241-7900 or 412-271-4727.

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.

Drama troupe

Sept. 27—The International Drama Troupe His Kingdom Ministries will host a Skit Presentation at 4 p.m. at Nazareth Baptist Church, 123 N. Lincoln St., Washington. There will be six skit presentations, featuring speaker Rev. Randy Byers, for their annual Sunday School Day. There will also be a mime performance by Mount Olive Baptist Mime Ministries. Refreshments will be served.

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

Choir day

SEPT. 27—The Choirs of Mt. Olive First Baptist Church, 451 Park Ave., Clairton, will host their Annual Choir Day at 4 p.m. The theme is “Man of God, Singing Praises to our Lord.” The mistress of ceremonies will be Rev. Helen Jackson. Also, male choruses from surrounding churches will be in attendance. This event is open to the public. For more information, call 412-980-1595.

Pre-anniversary services

SEPT. 27—Morningside COGIC, 5173 Dearborn St., Garfield, will host a Family and Friends Evening at 4 p.m. This is a series of pre-anniversary services for the 5th Anniversary of Pastor Lamont B. Shields and First Lady Evangelist Mary Shields. The theme is “For With God All Things Are Possible.” The guest speaker will be L.C. Carter, along with the choir and congregation. There will be a Youth/Young Adult Nightout Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. with guest speaker Rev. Melvin Gerard Rippey, along with a Bible-Band Night Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. with guest speaker Mother Vivian Shields. All are welcome. For more information, call 412-361-9865.

September seminar

SEPT. 27—Greater Works Outreach, 301 College Park, Monroeville, will host the Ignite the Spirit Seminar at 7 p.m. The seminar will feature evenings of personal and prophetic from Rev. Eric Butler and Pastor Gary Mitrik. The seminar will run through Sept. 29. There will be a love offering taken and childcare will be provided. For more information, call 724-327-6500 or visit


OCT. 2—Morningside COGIC, 5173 Dearborn St., Garfield, will host a One Night Revival at 7:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Elder Gary Brock of First COGIC. There will be a grand finale anniversary service on Oct. 4 at 5 p.m. with guest speaker Rev. Elder Loran E. Mann. All are welcome. For more information, call 412-361-9865.

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