Tedder celebrates first year at Union

UNION BAPTIST CHURCH celebrating first pastoral anniversary of Pastor Robert W. Tedder and First Lady Michele Tedder, March 27 at Second Baptist Church of Homestead Ministry in West Mifflin under the theme “Leading With Courage.” Above are Rev. Robert Tedder with wife, Michelle.

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.

Ten Commandments tea

APRIL 10—The Music Department of Bethel AME Church, 2720 Webster Ave., Hill District, will host their 5th Annual 10 Commandments Tea at 12 p.m. This will be an afternoon of praise and inspiring words from God presented by local speakers. For more information, call 412-683-2160.

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 on 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 http://www.pgharts.org.

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.

Fashion show & luncheon

APRIL 17—The Youth Department of Triedstone Baptist Church of Rankin, 18 Harriet St., Rankin, will host their Annual Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon at 12 p.m. Tickets are $10. For more information, call 412-271-3000.

Comedy play

APRIL 17—Sixth Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 6556 Shetland Ave., East Liberty, will host the comedy “Soul Airways: Heavenly Tours” at 6 p.m. This performance is to celebrate the 10th Pastoral Anniversary of Rev. Dr. Eugene M. Downing Jr. For more information, call 412-441-7839.

Rummage sale

APRIL 23—The Women of Ingomar United Methodist Church, 1501 W. Ingomar Rd., Ingomar, will host their Annual Spring Rummage Sale in the Fellowship Hall from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be nearly new clothing, jewelry, toys, books and household items. There will also be a bag sale from 5-7 p.m. and on April 24 from 9-10:30 a.m. For more information, call Nell Marsh at 412-364-3613.

Prayer brunch

APRIL 24—The Dorcus Society of the Holy Cross Church, 7507 Kelly St., Homewood, will host a Prayer Brunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The speaker will be Rev. Carmen Harwell and Tonya Moore McGee will provide music. Tickets are $25. For more information, call Louise Davis at 412-661-5624.

Awareness concert

MAY 2—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. The theme is “There is a Balm in Gilead.” 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 aanderson@patf.org.

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