Strawberry fest

JUNE 10—Shadyside Presbyterian Church, 5121 Westminster Place, Shadyside, will host its Strawberry Festival from 5:30-8:30 p.m. This will be a traditional evening of fun, games and delicious food to celebrate the impending arrival of summer and support for the non-profit organization, Sojourner House MOMS. For more information, call Peter Bodnar at 412-682-4300 ext. 116 or email

Holy convocation

JUNE 10—The Pennsylvania Diocese Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith Inc. will host its “Apostolic Explosion” Holy Convocation at 7:30 p.m. at EL-BethEL Temple Church, 800 South Ave., Wilkinsburg. The two-day meeting, June 10-11, will include guest speakers Elder Dane Clark and Bishop Raymond Keith with music by Zion Apostolic Church, the Western Pennsylvania District Choir and the Pennsylvania State Choir.


JUNE 11—First AME Church, 177 Mitchell Ave., Clairton, will host a New Beginning Banquet at 5 p.m. at Rostraver Ice Garden, 101 Gillitin Rd., Belle Vernon. Bishop C. Garnett Henning Sr., presiding prelate of the Third District of the AME church will be the guest speaker, along with Rev. Dr. Jerome Stevenson and Rev. William C. Callaway. For more information, call Roz Dixon at 412-384-7194.

Taken & shaken

JUNE 12—Greater Works Outreach, 301 College Dr., Monroeville, will host the Taken & Shaken: Turning Tragedy into Triumph message series at 9 a.m. The topic will be “Pain Relief.” Every Sunday in June, the series will focus on various topics to help individuals cope with trials and tribulations. The messages will also be given at 11 a.m. For more information, visit

Pastoral anniversary

JUNE 12—Second Baptist Church, 324 Mansfield Blvd., Carnegie, will host a Pastoral Anniversary Celebration at 11 a.m. This is the 5th Pastoral Anniversary of Rev. E. LaRue Davis. The guest speaker will be Rev. John McKenney of Virginia. There will be a banquet on June 11 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Noreen Adams as the guest preacher. For more information, call Viola Burgess or Lavonda Johnson at 412-276-6606.


JUNE 15—Morningside COGIC, 5173 Dearborn St., Garfield, will host its Revival at 7 p.m. Guest speakers will be John Moon, Wayne Oglesby Jr. and John Wright. All are welcomed. For more information, call 412-361-9865.

Church anniversary

JUNE 12—Jerusalem Baptist Church, 123 Steuben St., West End, will host its 110th Church Anniversary at 4 p.m. The guest preacher will be Pastor Robert Tedder and the Union Baptist congregation. The theme is “We Come This Far By Faith.” All are welcome. For more information, call 412-921-5972.

Pastoral anniversary

JUNE 17—Shiloh Community Missionary Baptist Church, 6940 Frankstown Ave., Homewood, will host a 20th Pastoral Anniversary Celebration at 6 p.m. at The Doubletree Hotel, 135 Mall Blvd., Monroeville. This is the pastoral anniversary of Rev. Hubert D. Hutcherson. There will be a semi-formal celebration banquet followed by a special worship service on June 19 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Steven Avinger as the guest. Registration is requested by June 12. For more information, call 412-441-8710.


JUNE 18—Northside Institutional COGIC, 302 W. North Ave., North Side, will host its New Edifice Dedication Weekend Celebration at 12 p.m. There will be a dedication service with the Most Reverend J. Delano Ellis II and on June 19, national recording artist and minister, Min. Jonathan Dunn, both of Ohio. For more information, call 412-231-5683 or email

Father/son breakfast

JUNE 19—St. John the Evangelist Baptist Church, 4537 Chatsworth Ave., Pittsburgh, will host a Father & Son Breakfast at 6:30 a.m. The guest preacher will be Rev. Dr. Jerome Stevenson and the Calvary Baptist Church choir. Registration is requested by June 12. For more information, call 412-521-0994.

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