Pastoral appreciation

DEC. 11—Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Second Street Extension, West Newton, will host their 6th Pastoral Anniversary Appreciation Weekend at 7 p.m. This is the anniversary of Pastor Rev. Eileen O. Smith. The guest preacher will be Pastor Maurice Trent of Lighthouse Cathedral in Mt. Oliver, along with his congregation, praise team and dancers. There will also be a service on Dec. 13 at 10:45 a.m. with Pastor Charles Wade and Spiritual Poet David Jones, followed by a 3:30 p.m. service with Pastor Stacey Taylor and more. For more information, call 412-452-6896.

ORGANIZERS—The organizers called the Bible Study Group starting from back left are; Rev. Le Saunders, Mary Pickett, Yvonne Dennis, James Brown, Walter Fearbry, George Hamm, Andre Cullens, Gary Jones, Donald Fearby, Rev. Dr. Lacey F. Richardson, Linda Hagens and Jean Cason-Wynter. Sitting in front row from left are Shanna Bone, Mary Worthy, Joanne Wooten, Aleanhea Hamm, Patricia Fearby, and Delores Fearby.

Night chaser

DEC. 11—The Brown Chapel Heir Force will host “Night Chaser” at 7:30 p.m. at the New Hazlett Theater, 6 Allegheny Square East, North Side. This is a multimedia Christmas experience for the whole family. It is a story about a family who receives a video game as a gift. The game draws them into an adventure that requires them to show courage and responsibility. It includes the Hill Dance Academy Theater, Artistree and more. Tickets are $5-$10. For more information, call Bynums Marketing & Communications Inc. at 412-471-4332.

Cookie sale

DEC. 12—Wayman Chapel AME Church, 1120 6th Ave., New Brighton, will host their annual Cookie Sale from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. There will be large and small cookie trays, cookies by the dozen, baked goods, pumpkin rolls and the Christmas Bazaar with lots of gifts. For more information, call Valerie McElvy at 724-601-1856.

Dance recital

DEC. 12—The Agapé Sisters and the Fine Arts Ministries of Mount Olive Baptist Church, 330 Fourth St., Rankin, will host a Liturgical Dance Recital at 6 p.m. The guests include Exaltation and The Book of Psalms led by Janet Curry and Stacey Crawford, the Spiritual Dance Company. Also, the Mount Olive Praise Dancers will perform. The event will benefit the renovation of the church’s kitchen. For more information, call 412-271-0303.

Joyful noise

DEC. 12—The New Horizon Theater Inc. will host “Make a Joyful Noise” at 7:30 p.m. at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. This concert fundraiser will feature pianist, vocalist and composer, J’Aira Pryor. Other performers include Spirit Mime Ministry, Rev. Leslie Boone, Anthony “Crunk” Crunkleton and more. Tickets are $20. For more information, call 412-363-2407.

Pastoral anniversary

DEC. 13—Corinthian Baptist Church, 2037 Forbes Ave., Downtown, will host the 31st Pastor Anniversary of Rev. Christopher Glover at 10 a.m. He is celebrating 31 years as head of the church and 35 years in the ministry. The guest preacher will be Rev. Christine Glover Wimberly and the C. Humphries Union Reunion Choir. There will also be an Anniversary Banquet at 2 p.m. in the church dinning hall. The moderator for the event will be Robin Everett of Mt. Ararat Baptist Church. For more information, call 412-391-2865.

After school

ONGOING—Pentecostal Temple COGIC, 6300 East Liberty Blvd., East Liberty, will host an After School Enrichment Program from 5-6:30 p.m. Every Tuesday and Thursday Kindergarten through High School students will receive tutoring services, homework assistance and education enrichment. For more information, call 412-361-7000.

ONE Church

ONGOING—ONE Church will host Sunday Services at 1 p.m. at 937 Liberty Ave., Downtown. Reverend 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 e-mail

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