CAST—Cast of characters not in order: Alvin Thompson, (SWEETS); La Tosha Stanton, (Angel/Tiffany); Dashawn Schaeffer, (Lamarr Jr.); Dennis Wolford (Lil’ Doughie); Samual Lothard (Craig); Pastor Brian Edmonds (Pastor Edwards James); Teresa Hawthorne (Pastor Leila) and Gary White (Lamarr) performed in the play “Masquerade” at Macedonia Baptist Church in the Hill District Dec. 31. An aim of the play was to show that people in the church are not perfect, and that they must struggle to overcome their weaknesses with the help of the church and God.

Taizé service

JAN. 13—East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Highland Ave., East Liberty, will host a Taizé service at 7 p.m. This hour-long service includes sung prayers, simple, beautiful music, a time of silence, spoken and silent prayers and an opportunity for individual prayer and anointing. All are welcome. There will be a fellowship following the service. For more information, call 412-441-3800.

Bible study

JAN. 13—King of Kings Baptist Ministries, 5169 Broad St., Garfield, will host an Hour of Power Bible Study at 7:30 p.m. Every Wednesday individuals will be able to enjoy learning about the Lord and His Word. All are welcome. For more information, call 412-661-3550.

Club One Sixteen

JAN. 13—East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Highland Ave., East Liberty, will host their Club One Sixteen from 3:30-8 p.m. This is a program that encourages families and individuals of all ages to come together for fun, community, learning and worship. This event will be every Wednesday and is open to all. For more information, call 412-441-3800 or visit

Winter revival

JAN. 19—Trinity AME Church, 2700 Wylie Ave., Hill District, will host their Winter Revival at 7 p.m. This will be a special healing service of praise and worship with guest preacher Rev. Barbara Gunn of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in North Versailles. Musical guests will be DaMarra Underwood, The Haynes Family and Men and Women United for Christ. There will be a meal offered. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-621-9750 or e-mail

Awareness concert

FEB. 7—The Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force will host a concert in Observance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day from 4-6 p.m. at Pentecostal Temple COGIC, 6300 East Liberty Blvd., East Liberty. Special guests include the Pittsburgh Gospel Choir, which performed at the G-20 Summit; the Mt. Ararat Baptist Church Mass Choir; and the All Nations Dance Company. There will also be a word from local religious leaders. For more information, call 412-345-0585 or e-mail

Administrative ministry

ONGOING—Raynette will host an Administrative Ministry Workshop. The ministry is designed to help churches and faith-based organizations establish accounting systems. It provides training to church leaders on tax compliance and accounting for the church financial program. Call 412-793-4204 or e-mail

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.

LIVE service

ONGOING—Mount Ararat Baptist Church, 271 Paulson Ave., East Liberty, will host their “Saturday Night LIVE Service” from 7-8:30 p.m. Every Saturday night tune in and get the word either in person or listen online. Rev. Dr. William Curtis is the senior pastor. For more information, call 412-441-1800 or visit

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 are held every Sunday. For more information, call 412-261-1692 or e-mail churchpittsburgh

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