Trinity AME Church, located at 2700 Wylie Ave. in the Hill District, presented their praise and worship concert May 23 entitled “Sunday Evening Best.” The packed church of worshipers came to praise God and listen to some of Pittsburgh’s finest gospel artists.


The congregation and guests were treated to an awesome opening of praise and worship by Minister Lawrence Haynes III and The Potter’s Vessels of Trinity AME Church. Community activist and vocalist Tim Stevens introduced Debbie Norrell, Lifestyles Editor of the New Pittsburgh Courier, as the mistress of ceremonies.

The invocation was given by Rev. Nicole L. Colvin, who expressed gratitude for all the contributions made for the church’s renovations. The evening performances were extraordinary. Vocalist Eric Blackwell opened the ceremony with song and praise. The great jazz vocalist, Etta Cox, dazzled, liturgical dancer, Bruce Lee Morris gave movement to song and Stevens sang traditional hymns with an organ.

United for Christ Praise Team had everyone stomping their feet and clapping their hands for the glory of God. CAPA High School senior Damarra Chanel Underwood captivated all with a collection worthy of a Broadway musical. The best was indeed saved for last as the Mt. Ararat Baptist Church Male Chorus concluded a great day of music. It was a great way to spend a Sunday evening.

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