Pastoral installation

JUNE 23—Jerusalem Baptist Church, 123 Steuben St., West End will celebrate the installation of Rev. Theodore E. Pugh as pastor. It will run through June 27. Special guest speakers will include Pastor Nathan Pennybaker, Pastor James E. Hunt, Pastor David Lee, Rev. Ronald Matthews and Pastor Michael Thomas. The June 27 services will be at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. For more information, call 412-921-0822.

LEADING THE CELEBRATION—Sixth Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 6556 Shetland St., East Liberty, celebrated their 111th anniversary May 23-25. The regular service was held May 23, and a teaching revival with Rev. Herbert Ponder was held May 24-25. The theme of the celebration was “Spiritual Leadership.” Left: Reverend Dr. Herbert Ponder, Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, Glen Allen, Va., preaches. Right: Sixth Mt Zion Pastor Rev. Dr. Eugene M. Downing Jr. introduces the guest speaker.

Gospel concert

JUNE 26—Alberta Ayers and friends will host a Gospel Concert at 5 p.m. at Dunamis Baptist Church, 751 Wallace Ave., Wilkinsburg. The program will feature some of the leading singers in the area. The cost is $5 and the concert will benefit the Wallace Avenue Soup Kitchen. For more information, call 412-731-6458.

Missionary day

JUNE 27—The Missionary Society of Clark Memorial Baptist Church, 1301 Glenn St., Homestead, will host their Annual Missionary Day at 11 a.m. The theme is “Missionaries: God’s Helping Hand.” The guest speaker will be Sister Jean Turner of Second Baptist Church in Homestead. For more information, call 412-462-1011 or e-mail

Women’s day

JUNE 27—Mount Olive Baptist Church, 330 Fourth St., Rankin, will host their Women’s Day Celebration at 11 a.m. The theme is “Kingdom Builders.” The guest preacher will be Rev. June Jeffries of New Life Baptist Church in Apollo, along with guest soloist Faith Otay and more. Women are requested to wear white garments. Lunch will be served immediately following the worship service. For more information, call Charlotte Adams at 412-234-1869.

Appreciation day

JUNE 27—The Metro Chorus of Metropolitan Baptist Church, 22-24 Sampsonia St., North Side, will host their Annual Appreciation Day at 4 p.m. The event will honor Tessie Atwater, Ann Faye, Ellene Gease, Mary Little and DaMarra Chanel Underwood. For more information, call Deacon Jeff J. Cullens at 412-833-0969.


JUNE 27—Miracle Ministries/Beaver Valley College of Theology, 115 Wilker St., Aliquippa, will host their Commencement Exercises at 4:30 p.m. at the Fez, 2312 Brodhead Rd., Hopewell Township. The speaker will be Rev. Dr. Corelia T. Armstead of Miracle COGIC. There will be a dinner reception immediately following the ceremony. For more information, call 724-378-3224 or 724-375-8615.

Pastoral installation

JULY 7—Rodman Missionary Baptist Church, 6111 Rodman St., East Liberty, will host the Pastoral Installation of Rev. Darryl T. Canady at 7 p.m. The guest preachers will be Rev. Dr. William H. Curtis, Rev. Dr. Jason Barr, Rev. John Welch, Rev. DeNeice Welch, Rev. Carol Milligan and Rev. Joseph Ross. There will be a banquet July 10 at 6 p.m. at the Marriott City Center Hotel in Uptown and on July 11 there will be a special service at 7:30 a.m. with guest preacher Rev. Keith Canady, the pastor’s brother; and at 10 a.m. with Rev. Charles Nesbitt Jr. Then there will be an installation service at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in East Liberty at 3 p.m. with Rev. Clifford A. Jones. For more information, call 412-363-8082.

Men’s breakfast

JULY 10—Morningside COGIC, 5173 Dearborn St., Morningside, will host a Men’s Prayer Breakfast at 9:30 a.m. The second Saturday of every month men of the church will come together for fellowship. This is open to all men. For more information, call 412-361-9865.

Gospel hour

ONGOING—Pittsburgh Spirit & Soul will host a Friday Lunchtime Gospel Hour from 12:15-1 p.m. at 937 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. Every Friday, from now until September, Rev. Deryck Tines Mitchell and his gospel singers will sing praises. Other artists include Minister Del Fullum, Marlene Davis, Wyatt Woods, Felecia Harvey and more. The event is free and all are welcome. For more information, call 412-261-1692, ext. 1.

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