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Statue atop St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church, Pittsburgh

 

PITTSBURGH PLACES OF WORSHIP


Pittsburgh, PA

Bethel AME Church

DESCRIPTION: Though its congregation began meeting in 1808, this AME church was chartered in 1818 and it is the oldest African American church congregation in Pittsburgh; Rev. Paul Quinn arrived in 1822 as a full time pastor; the congregation settled in its current location in 1959

SUNDAY WORSHIP: 11a

ADDRESS: 2720 Webster Ave

PHONE: 412-683-2160

WEBSITE: http://www.bethel-ame-pgh.com

St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church
DESCRIPTION: Established in 1889, St Benedict became of inspiration to Hill District residents since the 1950s, the church has been a welcome gathering center for many civil and human rights meetings; it is also famous for installing of the first statue of a Moor on a catholic church in America in 1968; by 1970 the first African American pastor of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, Fr. Augustus Taylor Jr., was installed

WORSHIP:

ADDRESS: 91 Crawford Street

PHONE: 412-281-3141

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Macedonia Baptist Church
DESCRIPTION: Many a distinguished pastor has led this dubious and caring congregation which is one of the bedrocks of the Hill District; nearly every imaginable outreach ministry can be had here for men, women, children, singles choir, fitness, Tae Bo and bible study; “Never have I felt so warmly welcomed in only four months as a church member before moving to California. For that reason Macedonia will always be my church” by publisher, Thomas Dorsey; a Christian bookstore is located in the basement of the church; part of the church was built over Ammons Field

SUNDAY WORSHIP: 8a & 10:45a

ADDRESS: 2225 Bedford Ave

PHONE: 412-281-8437

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Wesley Center AME Zion Church
DESCRIPTION: First organized in the home of Edward Parker in 1836, then moved to a one-room church (called “Little Jim”) on Peru Way; the congregation has steadily grew through several church edifices until 1944 when it moved to this historic building; still one of the largest AME churches in greater Pittsburgh remains viable with numerous community outreach programs

SUNDAY WORSHIP: 11a

ADDRESS: 2701 Centre Ave

PHONE: 412-621-9612

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First Church of God in Christ
DESCRIPTION: Founded in 1924, it is the first COGIC in greater Pittsburgh; moved to the current edifice in 1996

SUNDAY WORSHIP: 11:15a

ADDRESS: 2502 Centre Ave

PHONE: 412-621-9162

WEBSITE: http://www.netministries.org/see/churches/ch15711

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