Pastoral anniversary

MARCH 9—Triedstone Baptist Church, 18 Harriet St., Rankin, will host the Pre-Pastoral Anniversary at 7 p.m. Reverend Nathaniel Pennybaker will celebrate seven years with his congregation. There will be services through March 12. Guests include Bishop Michael Golphin, Rev. Rodney A. Lyde and Rev. June Jefferies. There will also be a concert on March 12 at 5 p.m. featuring Aaron Clark and Ministry. The Pastoral Anniversary will be on March 13 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Darryl Grayson and dinner will follow immediately. The celebration will then continue at 5 p.m. at New Hope Church in Braddock with Rev. Dr. William H. Curtis as the guest preacher. For more information, call 412-271-3000 or e-mail

Lenten services

MARCH 9—Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 90 Port Perry Rd., North Versailles, will host their Lenten services at 7:15 p.m. Every Wednesday through April 6 a special Word will be presented. Guest preachers include Pastor Robert Tedder, Pastor Earlene Coleman, Rev. Melvin Rippy, Pastor James Mathews and Pastor John Knight. For more information, call 412-823-2841.

Young, Gifted and Black

MARCH 12—The Young Adult Christian Ministry of St. Mark AMEZ Church will host their 4th Annual Young, Gifted and Black Award Dinner at 4:30 p.m. at Churchill Country Club, 800 Beulah Rd., Churchill. Young adults ages 21-41 will be honored for their service in their community, church and profession. Judge Dwayne Woodruff will be the guest speaker. Tickets are $35. For more information, call 412-241-7699.

Jerk/jerkette seminar

MARCH 12—The Singles Café and TwoGether Pittsburgh will host the “How to Avoid Falling For a Jerk or Jerkette” seminar from 5-8 p.m. at Panera Bread, 5430 Centre Ave., Shadyside. The books, materials and food will be provided. There will also be sessions on March 26 and April 9. For more information, call Tonya Smith at 412-628-0100.

Pastoral anniversary

MARCH 12—Second Baptist Church of Homestead, 108 W. 12th Ave., Homestead, will host a 40th Pastoral Pre-Anniversary Celebration for Rev. Donald P. Turner at 5 p.m. There will be a special word on March 13 at 10:30 a.m. from Bishop Jonathan Stewart and Rev. Lance Whitlock at 4 p.m. There will be nightly services from March 14-16 at 7 p.m. Also on March 19 at 4 p.m. there will be a banquet at Churchill Country Club with Rev. Samuel Newton followed by a Service on March 20 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Newton and Rev. J. Douglas Burwell at 4 p.m. For more information, call Aldine Coleman at 412-398-4107 or e-mail

March seminar

MARCH 13—The Greater Works Outreach, 301 College Park Dr., Monroeville, will host their March seminar: “A New Awakening to the Prophetic” at 7 p.m. Pastor Eric Butler and Pastor Gary Matrik will conduct the teaching and preaching of the seminar. The seminar will run through March 15. All are welcome, admission is free and childcare will be provided. For more information, call 724-327-6500 or e-mail Rev. Toni M. Vidra at tvidra@greaterworks­out­

Spring brunch

MARCH 17—The State Women’s Department of the Second Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of Pennsylvania will host a Spring Brunch at 11 a.m. at the Saints Fellowship Hall of the Church in the Round COGIC, 845 Griffith St., Aliquippa. The brunch is for State Supervisor Mother Vineda Martin and will include the first Queen Esther/ Jurisductional King Pagent. For more information, call 412-608-2166 or 724-375-5528 ext. 133.

Youth explosion

MARCH 19—The Pennsylvania Baptist State Convention Inc. Western Region Youth & Young Adult Ministry will host the “Expect the Great 2011” Youth Explosion at 4 p.m. at Shiloh Community Missionary Baptist Church, 6940 Frankstown Ave., Homewood. Come experience some of Pittsburgh’s youth at their best. For more information, call 412-441-8710.

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