Church Circuit

Showcase auditions

AUG. 12—Jesus Anoints Me Ministry will host Auditions for its Talent Showcase at 5 p.m. at Central Baptist Church, 2200 Wylie Ave., Hill District. The theme is “I’m Not Scared.” Registration is requested. For more information, call Minister Kay Brown at 412-400-5469 or visit

Cantaloupe jubilee

AUG. 13—Unity Baptist Church, 1023 Talbot Ave., Braddock, will host their Cantaloupe Day Jubilee 75th Celebration at 7 p.m. They will celebrate 75 years of serving cantaloupe treats to patients. There will be a special tribute to Willa Bea Greathouse. For more information, call Dorothy Lee at 412-241-3777.

Jazz brunch

AUG. 14—First AME Church, 177 Mitchell Ave., Clairton, will host a Jazz Brunch for Musical Legends at 11 a.m. at the Georgetown Centre, Pleasant Hills. There will be music provided by the Smoke Band and several honorees. Tickets are $35. For more information, call Melvin C. Long at 412-952-4520 or Hilda Brantley at 412-233-4215.

Community day

AUG. 14—Bethel AME Church, 2720 Webster Ave., Hill District, will host their Annual Community Day Celebration at 12 p.m. There will be entertainment, vendors and fellowship. There will also be a church service Aug. 15 at 10:45 a.m. For more information, call 412-683-2160.

Women’s day

AUG. 15—Payne Chapel AME Church, 601 Priscilla Ave., Duquesne, will host their Annual Women’s Day at 11 a.m. The guest preacher will be Judith Williams and there will be a 5 p.m. service with Rev. Nicole Colvin. Music will be provided by Payne Chapel’s music department and the Trinity AME Church praise team. For more information, call 412-466-6662.

Youth explosion

AUG. 15—Unity Baptist Church, 1023 Talbot Ave., Braddock, will host its Annual “Back to School Explosion” at 2 p.m.  The theme this year is “Unity in the Community.” This event will feature some of the area’s most talented vocalists, mime ministries and gospel rappers. Free Hot dogs will be given out. The event will take place at the Braddock Avenue and Library Street parking lot. Come out and support our young people as we lift up the name of Jesus. For more information, call 412-271-2667 or visit

Baptist convention

AUG. 15—The Pennsylvania Baptist State Convention Inc. Western Region Women’s Ministry will host their Women of Distinction event from 4-7 p.m. at Longue Vue Country Club, 400 Longue Vue Dr., Verona. The event will recognize several local women for their dedication to the ministry. There will be praise and worship. Reservations are required and the cost is $40. For more information, call 412-731-3232.


AUG. 16—The Pittsburgh Gospel Choir will host Auditions for the 2010-2011 Season from 6-7 p.m. at East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 616 South Highland Ave., East Liberty. They are seeking new volunteer members, especially with tenor and bass voices. The group performs classical, spiritual, traditional and contemporary gospel. Auditions will be held on Mondays during the months of August and September.

Music workshop

AUG. 25—The Music Ministry of Rodman Street Missionary Baptist Church, 6111 Rodman St., East Liberty, will host the Rodman Music Workshop at “The Street” at 6:45 p.m. The workshop will run through Aug. 28 and will be led by Dr. Idella Johnson. There will be a concert on Aug. 28 at 3 p.m. Registration is free but required. For more information, call 412-363-8082.

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