Vacation Bible School

JULY 28—New Zion Baptist Church, 1434 Juniata St., North Side, will host a Vacation Bible School from 6-8 p.m. The school will run through July 30. All are welcome to come and fellowship and be blessed. For more information, call 412-322-3838.

Night of worship

JULY 28—The Praise Team of Judah Ministries will host a Night with the King at 7 p.m. at Allison Park Church, 2326 Duncan Ave., Allison Park. The theme is “A Night of Renewal.” This is a night of worship with the special guests All Nations Dance. For more information, call 724-382-4514 or e-mail

Hat luncheon

JULY 31—The Women’s Ministry of Manna From On High, 416 Franklin St., East Pittsburgh, will host the Women’s Hat Luncheon at 11 a.m. For more information, call Minister Mary Clark at 412-824-1192.

Celebration of praise

JULY 31—The Center for Organ Recovery and Education will host the Celebration of Praise Gospel Fest at 6 p.m. at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. The evening will feature master of ceremonies, Rev. Dr. Loran E. Mann, and Phillip Carter and the Sounds of Victory along with local gospel artists and choirs. This is a benefit for National Minority Donor Awareness Month. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 1-800-366-6777 or e-mail


AUG. 9—The Pittsburgh Gospel Choir will host Auditions for the 2010-2011 season from 6-7 p.m. at East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 616 South Highland Ave., East Liberty. They are seeking new volunteer members, especially with tenor and bass voices. The group performs classical, spiritual, traditional and contemporary gospel. Auditions will be held on Mondays during the months of August and September.

Back to school


AUG. 14—Unity Baptist Church, 1023 Talbot Ave., Braddock, will host its Annual “Back to School Explosion” at 2 p.m. The theme this year is “Unity in the Community.” This event will feature some of the area most talented vocalists, mime ministries and gospel rappers in the area. Free hot dogs will be given out during the event. The event will take place at the Braddock Avenue and Library Street parking lot. Come out and support the youth as we lift up the name of Jesus. Call 412-271-2667 or visit

Baptist convention

AUG. 15—The Pennsylvania Baptist State Convention Inc. Western Region Women’s Ministry will host their Women of Distinction event from 4-7 p.m. at Longue Vue Country Club, 400 Longue Vue Dr., Verona. The event will recognize several local women for their dedication to the ministry. There will be praise and worship. Reservations are required and the cost is $40. For more information, call 412-731-3232.

Consecration services

ONGOING—Clark Memorial Baptist Church, 1301 Glenn St., Homestead, will host Consecration Services from 7-7:30 p.m. The theme is “Walking in the Blessings.” The services will run through July 21 and feature guest speakers Rev. Ray Lankford, Bishop Otis Carswell and apostle Calvin Woods. All are welcome. For more information, call 412-462-1011.

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, Marlend 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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