Church Circuit…WGBN’s ‘Hot or Not’ talent contest


NOV. 25—Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 90 Port Perry Rd., North Versailles, will host a Pre-Thanksgiving Day Service at 7 p.m. The guest preacher and congregation is Rev. Katherine Brundage and Morning Star Baptist Church. For more information, call 412-823-2841.


NOV. 28—Bonded Ministries will host BONDED in Concert at Kerr Café, 157 Bridge St., Verona. All are welcome. For more information, call Minister Jason Jackson at 1-800-492-0262 or e-mail bondedministries@

CONTESTANTS AND PERSONALITIES—Some of the contestants and radio personalities in WGBN’s gospel radio contest “Hot or Not” at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater. The combination panel and audience response selected the best performers. Some of the performers are, from left: Aisha, J.E. Gamble, Donna Baxter, Clarissa Drewery, Princess Miller, Jalyne Pryor, Danielle Smith and Russell Carter.


NOV. 29—The Madame Mary Cardwell Dawson Branch of the National Association of Negro Musicians Inc. will host a Concert at 4 p.m. at Carrone Baptist Church, 7119 Frankstown Ave., Homewood. Refreshments will be served and a free will offering will be collected. For more information, call 412-241-1881.

Installation service

NOV. 29—New Grace Missionary Baptist Church, 7711 Tioga St., Homewood, will host the Installation Service of Rev. Aaron L. Watt Sr. at 4 p.m. at Shiloh Community Missionary Baptist Church, 6940 Frankstown Ave., Homewood. The preacher will be Rev. Hubert D. Hutcherson, along with his choir and congregation. For more information, call 412-241-1951.


NOV. 29—Northside Institutional Church Youth and Young Adults Choirs will host their 8th Annual Ultimate Worship Experience “Cry Out” Concert at 6 p.m. at Trinity AMEZ Church, 3105 Allendale St., West End. There will be praise and worship with James Ziegler and Another Level and special guests Unity of Higher Call Dance Ministry and Parrish Davenport & the Anointed Mime Ministry. For more information, call 412-390-7697.

Christmas concert

DEC. 6—The Music Department of Bethel AME Church, 2720 Webster Ave., Hill District, will host a Christmas Season Concert at 5 p.m. The concert will feature the C.H. Foggie/Allegheny AMEZ Conference Choir under the direction of James White. There will be a free will offering taken. For more information, call 412-683-2160 or visit


ONGOING—Pentecostal Temple COGIC, 6300 East Liberty Blvd., East Liberty, will host an After School Enrichment Program from 5-6:30 p.m. Every Tuesday and Thursday students from kindergarten through high school will receive tutoring services, homework assistance and education enrichment. For more information, call 412-361-7000.

Tai chi classes

ONGOING—The Health Ministry of East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Highland Ave., East Liberty, will offer Tai Chi classes every Thursday from 6-7 p.m. Judy Crow will be the instructor. The class will also be offered every Tuesday at 10 a.m. A donation of $3 per class is requested. It is open to the public. Call Rev. Patrice Fowler-Searcy at 412-441-3800, ext. 30.

LIVE service

ONGOING—Mount Ararat Baptist Church, 271 Paulson Ave., East Liberty, will host their “Saturday Night LIVE Service” from 7-8:30 p.m. Every Saturday night tune in and get the word either in person or listen online. Dr. William Curtis is the senior pastor. Call 412-441-1800 or visit

ONE church

ONGOING—ONE Church will host Sunday Services at 1 p.m. at 937 Liberty Ave., Downtown. Reverend Deryck Tines is the pastor. This is the service where everybody gathers as ONE in worship. Services will be held every Sunday. Call 412-261-1692 or e-mail

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