Back to school service

AUG. 20—Jesus Anoints Me Ministry will host the 2010 City-Wide Back to School Worship Service and Concert at 7 p.m. at Petra International Ministries, 235 Eastgate Dr., East Hills. There will be praise and worship followed by an after hour worship and party from 10:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m. hosted by the Petra Youth Nation. The cost is $5. For more information, call Minister Kay Brown at 412-400-5469 or visit

Benefit gala

AUG. 20—The Family Life Empowerment Center will host their Benefit Gala at Heinz Field, North Shore. The keynote speaker will be William Strickland, CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corp. and special music guest award winning artist Kim Burrell. For more information, call 412-867-9241 or e-mail­life­

Women’s day

AUG. 22—The Women’s Ministry of Metropolitan Baptist Church, 22-24 Sampsonia St., North Side, will host their Annual Women’s Spirituality Day at 8 a.m. The guest preacher for the service will be Minister Valda R. Brazil of Solid Rock Church. There will also be a 10:45 a.m. service with Rev. LaWana Simmons of Bethlehem Baptist Church. For more information, call Gloria Underwood at 412-331-8061.


AUG. 23—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.

Music workshop

AUG. 25—The Music Ministry of Rodman Street Missionary Baptist Church, 6111 Rodman St., East Liberty, will host the Rodman Music Workshop at “The Street” at 6:45 p.m. The workshop will run through Aug. 28 and will be led by Dr. Idella Johnson. There will be a concert on Aug. 28 at 3 p.m. Registration is free but required. For more information, call 412-363-8082.


AUG. 28—Morningside COGIC, 5173 Dearborn St., Morningside, will host the Men and Young Men Conference 2010 from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The theme is “First Things First.” Registration is free and a continental breakfast and lunch will be served.

Back to school

AUG. 28—The Education Department of Pentecostal Temple COGIC, 6300 East Liberty Blvd., East Liberty, will host its Back to School Celebration, “I Got Your Back” from 1-4 p.m. This is an event for all local youth, especially in the East Liberty community. Youths will receive various school supplies for the new school year, fellowship, fun, entertainment and special giveaways. There will also be information for parents. For more information, call Denise White at 412-371-6268.

Music concert

AUG. 29—Laketon Heights United Methodist Church, 9601 Frankstown Rd., Penn Hills, will host a Gospel Music Concert at 5 p.m. The featured guest will be the Mt. Ararat Male Chorus. Admission is free. For more information, call 412-241-9170.

Fundraising gala

SEPT. 18—The First COGIC will host a Silent Auction Fundraising Gala at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum Grand Ballroom, 4141 Fifth Ave., Oakland. Tickets are $40 and all proceeds benefit the church. For more information, call Carly W. Brown at 724-322-9973.

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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