BLACK ACHIEVERS HONORED—“God–Our Refuge and Strength” was the theme of the 5th Annual Black History Banquet at Park Place AME Church in Homestead. Greg Spencer, president and CEO of Randall Industries LLC/chairman of the board of directors of Hill House, was the keynote speaker.

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GREG SPENCER, Keynote Speaker VALERIE NJIE, Honoree

The honorees were David Allen, Allstate Insurance-Territorial Sales Leader of Sales and CustomerService of Western Pa.; Sharon Fisher, principal, Franklin primary and Barrett Elementary schools, Steel Valley School District; Charlotte Jeffries, attorney at Law, senior partner in the firm of Horty, Springer and Matten P. C.; Valerie Njie, executive director/senior vice president, Bidwell Training Center, Inc.; Lula Pressley, stewardess, missionary, former church school teacher and gospel chorus member, Park Place AMEC. Top left: Rev. David W. Bethea, pastor, with wife Kathleen. Top right: Honoree Charolette Jeffries and Rev. Davis W. Bethea.

Prayer walk for peace

APRIL 2—House of Manna Faith Community and the Homewood Community will host a Prayer Walk for Peace for the Homewood-Brushton Community from 9-11 a.m. at the Coliseum, 7310 Frankstown Ave., Homewood. Residents, community leaders, politicians and clergy will meet at the Coliseum for fellowship and then leave at 10:15 a.m. for the walk. For more information, call 412-996-3303 or

Fish fry

APRIL 2—Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 330 4th St., Rankin, will host a fish Fry at 11 a.m. The cost for dinner is $7. For more information, call 412-818-4116.

Good Friday service

APRIL 2—The Wilkinsburg Ministerial Association will host a Good Friday Service for the Wilkinsburg Community from 12-2 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 600 Pitt St., Wilkinsburg. Enjoy praise and worship and the Seven last Words of Christ from the Cross. For more information, call 412-243-6100.

Good Friday service

APRIL 2—Good Samaritan Baptist Church, 2500 Webster Ave., Hill District, will host a Fellowship of Churches for a Good Friday Service at 7 p.m. Several churches in the Hill District will come together for a Word on the Seven Last Words of Christ. For more information, call 412-621-3060.

‘Seven Last Words’

APRIL 2—First Baptist Penn Hills, 7450 Chadwick St., Penn Hills, will host “Seven Last Words” at 7 p.m. Area pastors and clergy will preach, while St. Paul Baptist Mime of Oakmont and the host church’s praise singers entertain. All are welcome. For more information, call 412-371-5335 or visit

Good Friday service

APRIL 2—New Covenant United Holy Church, 622 Chauncey St., Hill District, will host their Good Friday Service “Seven Women at the Cross” at 7:30 p.m. Speakers include Minister Rebecca Tucker, Sister Pam Morman, Minister Stella Scott, Minister Cordetta Brown, Elect Lady Arlena Lofton, Elder Gina Marshman and Evangelist Clothia Williams. All are welcome. For more information, call LaTasha Scruggs at 412-628-4873 or e-mail

New home

APRIL 4—Just Right Ministries, 400 Westinghouse Ave., Wilmerding, will host a march into their new home at 10:45 a.m. There will be Bible study at 9:30 a.m. The new church will house activities, Wednesday Bible Study and a mentoring program. For more information, call 412-824-9794.

Nurses luncheon

APRIL 10—The Nurses Board of Metropolitan Baptist Church, 22 Sampsonia Way, North Side, will host their Nurses Ambassador Award Luncheon from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Churchill Valley Country Club, 800 Beulah Rd., Penn Hills. This event is to honor all church nurses. The theme is “The Christian Nurse: A Call to Health Ministry Standing on Holy Ground.” The keynote speaker will be Rev. June Jeffries. Tickets are $30 and will not be available for sale at the door.  For more information, call 412-323-3854.

Symphony of voices

APRIL 10—The August Wilson Center for African American Culture will host “Sweet Inspiration: A Symphony of Voices” at 8 p.m. at 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. This is an evening of inspirational music featuring some of Pittsburgh’s finest singers. The concert will run through April 11, with a special tribute to Valetta O. Kelly April 10 and Dr. Curtis R. Lewis on April 11 for their contributions to gospel music in Pittsburgh and beyond. Tickets are $20-$30. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit

Pre-pastoral anniversary

APRIL 15—Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 90 Port Perry Rd., North Versailles, will host a Pre-Pastoral Anniversary at 7 p.m. The anniversary is to celebrate 10 years under the leadership of Rev. Barbara A. Gunn. The theme is “Celebration of Love.” The anniversary will run through April 18. The guest preachers will be Rev. Thomas Holland and Rev. Michael Owens. There will also be an anniversary banquet April 18 at 3 p.m. at Churchill Country Club with Rev. Dr. J.V.A. Winsett. Tickets are $37 per person. For more information, call 412-823-2841.

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