Anniversary Celebration

APRIL 25—Payne Chapel AME Church, 601 Priscilla Ave., Duquesne, will host its 120th Anniversary Celebration at 7 p.m. Through April 29, Payne will celebrate its anniversary with a week of events featuring guest speakers, which includes Rev. Dr. William Curtis, Rev. Geoffrey Tate II, Rev. Dr. Lorraine Williams and more. There will be a banquet on April 28 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Monroeville and worship services on April 29 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Dennis Dickerson and at 4 p.m. with Rev. Rodrecus Johnson Jr. For more information, call 412-466-6662.

Strong Girl Workshop

APRIL 28—Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 90 Port Perry Rd., North Versailles, will host a Strong Girl Workshop from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. This is a workshop for girls ages 13-18 to mentor and encourage young girls to be strong in faith. Presenters will be Denise Baker, Minister Theresa Hunt, Minister Dionne Edmonds, Edith Humphries, Amanda Baker and Rev. Barbara Gunn. There will also be a panel discussion with Rev. William Baker IV and Jonathan White. Registration is requested. For more information, email

Women’s Conference

APRIL 28—The Women’s Ministry of St. James Baptist Church, 7800 Bennett St., Homewood, will host Women of Strength and Courage from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. There will be several workshops, plus lunch. Also, on April 29, there will be a special worship service at 3:30 p.m. with Elder Ellen Carter, along with her choir and congregation. The cost for Saturday is $10. For more information, call 412-247-3928.

Women’s Hat Tea

APRIL 28—Sisters In Sync will host its “I Don’t Look Like What I’ve Been Through” Women’s Hat Tea at 12 p.m. at Missionary Temple Ministries, 238 Penn Circle Ext., East Liberty. Evangelist Marie Lee will be the guest speaker, along with psalmist Pastor Deborah Moncrief and creative dancer Sis. Ryan Kirkland. There will be gifts, vendors, surprises and more. All are welcomed. For more information, call Pastor Karen Jones at 412-335-9234.

Drama Concert

APRIL 28—The Living Tract Drama Ministries of New Birth Baptist Church, 406 W. Grant St., Duquesne, will host its 2nd Annual Drama Concert at 4 p.m. This will be a celebration of Jesus through drama, mime, dance, song, skits and more. The cost is $5. For more information, call Sis. Crystal Beatty at 412-414-5667 or email

Gospel Concert

APRIL 28—Aspinwall Presbyterian Church, 299 Center Ave., Aspinwall, will host the Pittsburgh Gospel Choir in Concert at 7:30 p.m. The choir, led by Herbert V.R.P. Jones, is comprised of individuals from all over the For more information, call Lynne Williams at 412-389-2381.

Church Anniversary

APRIL 29—St. Matthews AMEZ Church, 345 Walnut St., Sewickley, will host its 155th Church Celebration at 11 a.m. There will also be a performance by Wesley Center AMEZ Church’s choir and dinner at 3 p.m. Historical momentos from the church will be on display on April 28 from 6-9 p.m. at United Methodist Church in Sewickley. For more information, call 412741-4239.

Brotherhood Tea

APRIL 29—The Brotherhood Ministry and Male Chorus of Shiloh Community Missionary Baptist Church, 6940 Frankstown Ave., Homewood, will host a Brotherhood Tea at 4 p.m. The theme will be “Favor From the Lord.” This is an annual musical celebration of praise. For more information, call 412-441-8710.

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