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

PROUD PASTOR— Morningside COGIC’s pastoral anniversary OCT. 4 hosted 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 was Rev. Elder Loran E. Mann and his choir and congregation. Above are Elder Lamont B. Shields and Mrs. Shields of Morningside COGIC.

Fall fest

OCT. 16—Forest Hills Presbyterian Church, 1840 Ardmore Blvd., Wilkinsburg, will host Fall Fest from 6:30-8:30 p.m. There will be a dinner/auction, a craft show and festival, worship and a reception. The event will run through Oct. 18. For more information, call 412-241-1647.

Pre-Anniversary service

OCT. 16—Prayer & Deliverance COGIC, 1116 Amity St., Homestead, will host their 9th Pastoral Pre-Anniversary at 7 p.m.  This is the celebration of Pastor Bernard N. Marable. The theme is “But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober and watch unto prayer.” The guest speaker will be Pastor Tyrone Tillman Sr., Praise Dancer Minister Gretchen Lowery and Psalmist Sister Marquitta Allen. There will be an anniversary celebration from Oct. 19-25 at 7 p.m. For more information, call 412-461-5662.

Gospel skate

OCT. 16—Lady Di and Company will host a Gospel Skate Fest 2009 from 11:30 p.m.-2 a.m. at Romp N’ Roll Skating Rink, 1661 E. Sutter Rd., Glenshaw. Admission is $10. For more information, call 412-390-4075.

Youth seminar

OCT. 17—The Urban Church Network, The Metro-Urban Institute at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and the Coalition Against Violence will host “Churches and Communities Listening to Our Youth Coalition Building for Our Children” from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at 616 N. Highland Ave., East Liberty. Church leaders, educators, social workers and youth leaders will come together and dialogue with young people from churches and schools on various topics, such as violence, role models, school and talking to God. The keynote speaker will be Linda Lane, Deputy Superintendent of Pittsburgh Public Schools. For more information, call 412-362-5610 ext. 2163 or email

Fashion show


OCT.17—God’s Re-Creation 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 in the Hill District. There will also be a Pastor of the Year Award 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

Community seminar

ONGOING—Hillcrest Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2340 Wylie Ave., Hill District, will host “A System for Survival in the 21st Century—Can We Survive: Foreclosure, Bankruptcy, Escalating Crime, etc.” at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Evangelist Ron C. Smith. It will run through Oct. 31. For more information, call 412-391-4334.

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