SEPT. 8—The Mercy Parish Nurse and Health Ministry Program will host “America’s Child Obesity Epidemic: Parish Nurses Can Make a Difference” from 5:30-8 p.m. at UPMC Mercy Hospital, 1400 Locust St., Uptown. The workshop will be presented by Registered Nurse and Dietician Julianne Hagen and there will also be a session held Sept. 11 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. For more information, call 412-232-7997 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEPT. 8—Bethany Baptist Church, 7745 Tioga St., Homewood, will host the Spiritual Renewal/Missions Conference at 7 p.m. The theme is “The Year of Jubilee: 50 Years of Proclaiming Christ to the World Through Missions.” The conference will run through Sept. 12. The week will include speakers from different missionaries. For more information, call 412-242-3255.
SEPT. 8—Deliverance Center Original Church of God, 1250 Liverpool St., North Side, will host an In Depth Study of the Book of Daniel from 7-9 p.m. Every Wednesday the church will do an in depth study of a book of the Bible. The cost is $40. For more information, call 412-251-1939.
SEPT. 10—The Church of the Holy Cross, 7507 Kelly St., Homewood, will host their 135th anniversary with a banquet at Churchill Valley Country Club, 800 Beulah Rd., Churchill. There will be a church service Sept. 12 at 10:30 a.m. followed by a dinner. Tickets for the banquet are $60 and $20 for the dinner. For more information, call Louise Hammond at 412-661-5624 or the church at 412-242-3209.
SEPT. 11—The Pastor’s Aide of Miller Street Baptist Church, 2325 Miller St., Pittsburgh, will host a Pancake Prayer Breakfast at 10 a.m. The guest preacher will be Dr. Steven J. Russell Jr. of Calvary Baptist Church in Baltimore. Tickets are $8. For more information, call Rev. Lorraine Scott at 412-628-7140.
Sweet potato festival
SEPT. 11—Payne Chapel AME Church, 601 Priscilla Ave., Duquesne, will host their annual Sweet Potato Festival from 12-7 p.m. There will be numerous foods made from sweet potato recipes, dinners, fun, fellowship and a flea market. For more information, call 412-466-6662.
SEPT. 12—St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1066 Washington Rd., Mt. Lebanon, will host the Inaugural Celebration of Refuge at 6 p.m. It targets young adults and others seeking a more non-traditional worship experience. The guest musician will be Kate Eaton and Bryan Sable will lead the music for the worship service. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call Rev. Kris Opat at 412-531-7153, ext. 35 or visit http://www.stpaulspgh.org.
Back to school
SEPT. 11—Lost But Not Forgotten Outreach and On the Wall Ministries will host the Third Annual Back to School Bash from 3-7 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Project Swimming Pool, Charles St., North Side. There will be words of encouragement for students, fun, giveaways, food and more. For more information, call 412-969-8423 or 412-969-2661.
SEPT. 12—The First Baptist Church of Bridgeville, 665 Bower Hill Rd., Bridgeville, will host the 2nd Pastoral Anniversary of Rev. Tony Armstead at 11 a.m. The speaker will be Rev. Dr. Delano R. Paige. There will be a dinner immediately following the service. For more information, call 412-221-4232.
SEPT. 13—The Pittsburgh Gospel Choir will host auditions for the 2010-2011 Season from 8 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.
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