CHURCH FAMILY— (Photos by Rossano P. Stewart)

Friends and Family of Monumental Missionary Baptist Church, in the Hill District, joined together to bid a final farewell to Rev. Thomas Smith at a Retirement Banquet on March 28 at the Hilton Garden Inn, in Oakland. The former pastor left the city after years of being a minister and an activist. He retired from the church in December and left the city March 31. See the full story in the April 2-8, 2014 edition.


A TOAST—Charita Bush, the mistress of ceremony, and Deaconess Dorothy Stanley give the pastor a toast.


DEACON ROBERT GREEN Providing words of wisdom


BILL ROBINSON Reading a special proclamation


DEACON FRANK BOYD Giving a warm welcome


REV. GLENN GRAYSON Sharing fond memories


LEADERSHIP FOR THE FUTURE—Dancers Ginger and Taylor Bush with Esther Bush, president and CEO of the Greater Pittsburgh Urban League. The two are college freshman, with no relation to Esther Bush.

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