Financial peace

FEB. 6—Rodman Outreach Corporation will host their Financial Peace University Orientation at 10 a.m. at Rodman Street Missionary Baptist Church, 6111 Rodman St., East Liberty. You will learn how to make a budget; how to get out of debt; how to communicate with one’s spouse about the finances; how to invest with confidence; and how to change one’s financial future. The cost is $130; there is assistance available for certain income guidelines and there is a deposit required. The actual class starts Feb. 20. Call Paul Jacobs at 412-480-2480 or Richard Witherspoon at 412-281-0823. Visit or e-mail

Jones celebration

FEB. 6—The Church of the Holy Cross, 7507 Kelly St., Homewood, will host Rev. Absalom Jones Day of Celebration at 10:30 a.m. Reverend Jones was the first African-American priest to be ordained in the Episcopal Church. The preacher will be Rev. John C. Welsh, vice president and dean of students of the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Call 412-242-3209 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. Call 412-345-0585 or e-mail

Founder’s day

FEB. 13—The Steward Board of St. James AME Church, 444 Lincoln Ave., East Liberty, will host the 7th Annual Richard Allen Founder’s Day Awards Luncheon at 12 p.m. Churchill Valley Country Club, 800 Beulah Rd., Churchill. The guest speaker will be Rev. JoElla Williams, pastor of Bethel AME Church Tarentum. Call 412-441-9706 or visit


FEB. 13—Wayman Chapel AME Church, 318 McKee Way, Monessen, will host their 2010 Heritage & Hope Gala Celebration at 4 p.m. at the Patterson Township Fire Hall, 390 Darlington Rd., Beaver Falls. The Right Rev. Cornal Garnett Henning Sr., presiding prelate of the 3rd Episcopal District, will be the guest. Also the works of Valerie McElvy will be honored. Tickets are $25 for ages 11 and up and $12.50 for 10 years and under. Call 724-846-4099


FEB. 18—St. Mark AMEZ Church, 807 Ross Ave., Wilkinsburg, will host a Revival at 7 p.m. The guest preacher will be Rev. Richard C. Chapple Jr. of First AMEZ Church in Los Angeles. The revival will lead up to the celebration of the First Pastoral Anniversary of Rev. Lamar D. Lee Jr. and First Lady Vada. The revival will run through Feb. 19. For more information, call 412-241-7699.

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. 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. 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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