Rites of Passage

DEC. 7—Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 90 Port Perry Rd., North Versailles, will host its Rites of Passage Celebration at 7 p.m. Minister Justin Hunt of Maryland will be the guest preacher and music will be provided by the Bethlehem Baptist Youth Choir and others. There will also be a Youth Workshop on Dec. 8 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. The theme is “Youth Maturing into Young Adults.” This is for youth ages 12-20. The presenter will be Jonas McLeod. For more information, call 412-823-2841.

Cookie Walk

DEC. 8—Beulah Presbyterian Church, 2500 McCrady Rd., Churchill, will host its Cookie Walk from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Tables will be loaded with every variety of cookie. Guests can purchase a container and fill it up with their favorites. The cookie walk will also take place on Dec. 9 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. The proceeds will go to the youth 2013 mission trip. For more information, call 412-242-4570.

Holiday Prayer Breakfast

DEC. 8—The Women of Power Women of Faith Ministry of Carrone Baptist Church, 7119 Frankstown Ave., Homewood, will host a Holiday Prayer Breakfast at 9:30 a.m. The theme is “Prayer Changes Things.” The cost is $8. For more information, call 412-391-9919.

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Christmas Bazaar

DEC. 8—The YPD of Bethel AME Church, 2720 Webster Ave., Hill District, will host a Youth Praise Celebration and Christmas Bazaar at 10 a.m. This will be a Praise-A-Thon with holiday shopping. The bazaar will run from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and the youth celebration at 12:30 p.m. This is a free event. For more information, call 412-683-2160.

Family & Friends Concert

DEC. 8—Northside Institutional COGIC, 302 W. North Ave., North Side, will host a Family & Friends Concert at 7 p.m. This event is a night of unity with special guests Brother Marlon of WAMO and Evangelist Lisa Thorpe-Vaughn as the hosts. Special musical guests will be Shelia Hunt, Parrish Davenport, James Zeigler, Nikki Porter, Rev. Trini Massie and more. The concert is free, but attendees are asked to bring a toy valuing $10, which will be donated to Toys for Tots. For more information, call Nikki Thorpe at 412-352-9031.

Pastoral Anniversary

DEC. 9—United Vision Baptist Church, 637 Belinda St., Hill District, will host is 34th Pastoral Celebration of Rev. Christopher Glover at 10:15 a.m. The guest preacher will be Rev. Christine Glover of Christ-In-Me Ministries. There will also be an Anniversary Banquet at 2 p.m. with Robin Everett, of Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, as the worship leader. For more information, call 412-765-0133.

Christmas Concert

DEC. 9—The Braddock Community Male Chorus will host its Christmas Concert at 5 p.m. at Watts Community Center, 736 Washington St., Braddock. The concert will feature the Braddock Community Choir singing Christmas songs and other selections. For more information, call Deacon Gerald Smith at 412-818-4116.

Coat Drive

ONGOING—The Outreach Ministry of Northside Institutional COGIC, 302 W. North Ave., North Side, will host a Warm Coat Drive. They are accepting donations for new and gently coats and accessories from children to adult sizes. Donations will be accepted through January 2013. For more information, call Staci Webb-Latimer at 412-628-4951 or email staciwebb70@yahoo.com.

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