Church celebration

FEB. 28—Central Baptist Church, 2200 Wylie Ave., Hill District, will host the African-American History Celebration “Looking Back To Go Forward” from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Ralph Proctor PhD, chairman of the Ethnic and Diversity Studies Department at CCAC, will be the keynote speaker and Harold Hayes will be the Master of Ceremony. There will be several performances and presentations. For more information, call 412-566-1200.

Annual celebration

FEB. 28—The Education Department of Pentecostal Temple COGIC, 6300 East Liberty Blvd., East Liberty, will host their Annual Black History Month Celebration at 7 p.m. This event will feature a variety of cultural expressions, The Alice Vactor Writing Contest and their “Women of Distinction 2010,” which honors several African-American women. This event is free. For more information, call Denise White at 412- 371-6268 or the church at 412-361-7000.

World prayer

MARCH 5—Church Women United will host a World Day of Prayer at 11 a.m. at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, 271 Paulson Ave., East Liberty. Churches from Squirrel Hill, East Liberty and Homewood will come together in prayer.  Refreshments will be served immediately following the service. For more information, call Margaret Burley at 412-731-8297 or email

World prayer

MARCH 5—Church Women United will host a World Day of Prayer at 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Grace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1000 Bryn Mawr Rd., Hill District.  The women of Cameroon have written a service around the theme “Let Everything that has Breath Praise God.” Churches around the Hill District area will come together to worship. Lunch will be served immediately following the service. For more information, call Delores Rhodes at 412-242-7253.

Pre-pastoral anniversary

MARCH 6—Triedstone Baptist Church of Rankin, 18 Harriet St., Rankin, will host their Pre-Pastoral Anniversary Prayer Breakfast at 9 a.m. The breakfast is to kick-off the 6th pastoral anniversary celebration of Rev. Nathaniel Pennybaker and Rev. Terri Pennybaker. Their theme is “Edifying the Body in 2010.” There will also be a pre-anniversary revival March 10-12 with guest preachers Rev. DeNeice Welch, Rev. Earlene Coleman and Rev. Dr. Stephen J. Russell Jr. The Pastoral Anniversary will be March 14 at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. with Rev. Darryl Grayson and Rev. Dr. William H. Curtis. The cost of the breakfast is $10. For more information, call 412-271-3000 or visit or email

Brotherhood tea

MARCH 14—The Brotherhood Ministry of Shiloh Community Missionary Baptist Church, 6940 Frankstown Ave., Homewood, will host their Brotherhood Tea at 4 p.m. For more information, call 412-441-8710.

Open house

MARCH 16—The Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary will host an Open House from 8:20 a.m.-3 p.m. at 7418 Penn Ave., Point Breeze. There will be a tour, individuals will get to sit in on classes, visit with professors and students,  explore financial aid options and more. This is for all individuals considering a call to ministry ad graduate theological studies. For more information, call Keith Evans at 412-731-8690 ext. 102 or email

Financial peace

ONGOING—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. This financial workshop will teach individuals 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 class materials cost $130, there is assistance available for certain income guidelines and there is a deposit required. For more information call Paul Jacobs at 412-480-2480 or Richard Witherspoon at 412-281-0823, visit or email

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