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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 Oct. 4 at 5 p.m. with guest speaker Rev. Elder Loran E. Mann. All are welcome. For more information, call 412-361-9865.


OCT. 3—Triedstone Baptist Church, 505 Washington St., Aliquippa will host the play “Prodigal” at 5 p.m. The play is based on a tale of love and forgiveness. Proceeds will benefit the Stone Arche Community Center Association and the Greater Aliquippa Image Network. There will also be a performance Oct. 4 at 4 p.m. There is a $5 donation. For more information, call Joyce Palmer at 724-375-0524.

Pastoral anniversary

OCT. 5—Morningside COGIC, 5173 Dearborn St., Garfield, will host a Family and Friends Evening at 4 p.m. This is 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 Rev. Elder Loran E. Mann and his choir and congregation.  All are welcome. For more information, call 412-361-9865.

Men’s gathering

OCT. 5—First Baptist of Penn Hills Church, 7450 Chadwick St., Penn Hills, will host a Men’s Gathering at 6:30 p.m. Every Monday, men of all ages and cultural backgrounds will learn how to live Christ-like, transformed lives that are empowered by the Holy Spirit. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-371-5335 or visit

Hat show

OCT. 10—Bethel AME Church, 2720 Webster Ave., Hill District, will host the Church Lady Hat Show from 12-3 p.m. Women in the Ministry and First Ladies of the church from around the area and Ohio will model some of their favorite hats. Tickets are $15 and it includes lunch. For more information, call 412-683-2160.

Stage play

OCT. 10—No DeLay Productions and Higher Call World Outreach Church, 1321 Mifflin St., Homestead, will host “I’m Lost With You”  at 7 p.m. This is a dramatic musical stage play about a story of love and forgiveness. The Smiths and the Wilsons are two families brought together by love, but deep-rooted issues effect everyone. The show will also run Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 412-464-0241 or visit

Family and friends day

OCT. 11— The Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross, 7507 Kelly St., Homewood, will host their 77th Annual Family and Friends Day at 10:30 a.m. There will be a Holy Eucharist and Chris Moore will be the guest speaker. Special music will be presented by the Holy Cross Choir and instrumentalists. There will be a special reception following the service in the church’s Undercroft. For more information, call 412-242-3209.

Gospel extravaganza

OCT. 15—The Westmoreland Cultural Trust and Freedom Baptist Church will host a Gospel Extravaganza Benefit at the Palace Theatre, 21 W. Otterman St., Greensburg. This is a spirit-filled evening of traditional gospel music featuring an all-star ministry of gifted local and regional talent. Choirs, ensembles, soloists and mimes will perform, including the Trebletones of Pittsburgh and Barbara Felton, one of the region’s finest gospel soloists. Patricia Jenings of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will host the event. Tickets are $25 for adults and will benefit Freedom Baptist Church. For more information, call 724-836-8000 or visit

Open house

OCT. 16—The Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary will host an Open House from 8:20 a.m.-5 p.m. at 7418 Penn Ave., Homewood. This is an open house for those who are considering a call to the ministry and graduate theological studies. There will be a campus tour, a sit in on classes, a visit with professors and students, a financial aid review and a discussion of curriculum and requirements. There will also be a Fall Conference on Oct. 17. Registration is requested. For more information, call Keith Evans at 412-731-8690, ext. 102 or e-mail

Fashion show


OCT. 17—God’s Recreation Christian Center will host their 2nd Annual Fashion Show Extravaganza at 7 p.m. at the Homewood Carnegie Library Auditorium, 7101 Hamilton Ave., Homewood. For more information, call 412-606-2457.

Freedom Sunday

OCT. 18—The Pittsburgh NAACP will host the 7th Annual Freedom Sunday Worship Service at 4 p.m. at Bethel AME Church, 2720 Webster Ave., Hill District. The theme is “NAACP: 100 Years- Bold Dreams, Big Victories.” The guest speaker will be Rev. Jason Barr Jr., the pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church. There will also be a Pastor of the Year Award will be given to Rev. Brenda Gregg. The Rodman Street Missionary Baptist Church Mass Choir will be the guest entertainment. For more information, call 412-471-1024 or visit

ONE church

ONGOING—ONE Church will host Sunday Services at 1 p.m. at 937 Liberty Ave., Downtown. The Rev. Deryck Tines is the pastor. This is the service where everybody gathers as ONE in worship. Services will be held every Sunday. For more information, call 412-261-1692 or email

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