Christmas Festival

DEC. 10—Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 250 N. Highland Ave., East Liberty, will host its Light-Up Night Christmas Festival from 6-8 p.m. The evening will feature the Urban Impact choir and include caroling, a live nativity scene, carriage rides, sing-a-longs, refreshments and more. For more information, call 412-361-7788 or visit


DEC. 10—Aspinwall Presbyterian Church, 299 Center Ave., Aspinwall, will host the University of Chicago Motet Choir in Concert at 7 p.m. This is the third in the 2011-2012 Aspinwall Presbyterian Performing Arts Series. The choir contains 24 singers from the college. There will also be a number by the Fox Chapel Area High School Madrigal Singers. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-781-2884.

Holiday Celebration

DEC. 10—R. B. Productions will host a Holiday Celebration at 6 p.m. at Good Hope Baptist Church, 415 Lincoln Ave., East Liberty. The event will feature performances from Save By the Blood, Voices of Christ, Children of El-Shaddia and more. There will be a free will offering. For more information, call 412-271-4529.

Pastoral Anniversary

DEC. 11—Corinthian Baptist Church, 2037 Forbes Ave., Hill District, will host its 33rd Pastoral Anniversary Celebration at 10:30 a.m. This is the pastoral celebration of Rev. Christopher Glover. The theme is “Jesus is the center of my joy” and the guest preacher will be Rev. Christine Glover. There will also be an Anniversary Banquet at 2 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall with Robin Everett at the Worship Leader. For more information, call 412-391-2865.

Praise Party

DEC. 11—Women for Excellence will host the 2nd annual Show Up & Show Out Praise Party at 4 p.m. at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave., Cultural District. Performances include Rev. DeNeice Welch, Karen Arrington, Valetta O’Kelly, Sonya Carter, Brenda Upsher, David Sims and more. The guest speakers will be Jay Gilmer, of PIRC, and Rev. John Welch. Tickets are $15. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit

Christmas Program

DEC. 16—First COGIC Beltzhoover, 615 Taft Ave., Beltzhoover, will host its 5th annual Christmas Program at 6 p.m. There will be worship, fellowship, gifts and more. For more information, call 412-431-9726.

Bus Trip

DEC. 17—Traveling Divas and Gents Bus Tour will host a Bus Trip to “A Christmas Celebration 2011” in Maryland. The celebration will feature performances from BeBe & CeCe Winans, Beverly Crawford, Marvin Sapp, Tye Tribbett and Donnie McClurkin. The tour will leave from Edgewood Town Center at 9 a.m. The cost is $150 and includes a DVD copy of the performance. For more information, call Sylvia Brown at 412-466-115 or 412-862-6750.

Ada’s Promise

DEC. 17—Heir Force of Brown Chapel AME Church, 1400 Boyle St., North Side, will host “Ada’s Promise” at 6 p.m. at the New Hazlett Theater, Allegheny Square East, Allegheny Center, North Side. This is a contemporary Christmas story that reveals an ancient promise and helps a family discover the true meaning of Christmas. Tickets are $10 and benefit the educational ministry of Heir Force. For more information, call 412-321-2240.

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