White Rock Baptist Church

5240 Chestnut St.

The church will be celebrating pastor appreciation day for the Rev. William J. Shaw March 10 at 10 a.m. The Rev. James Forbes Jr., senior pastor of Riverside Church, will be the guest preacher. The Rev. William J. Shaw is pastor. For more information, call (215) 474-1738.

First Baptist Church

925 Summit St.


The 13th pastoral anniversary service of the Rev. Raymond A. Merriweather will be held March 10 at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Gus Roman, pastor emeritus of Canaan Baptist Church of Philadelphia, will be the guest preacher. The anniversary colors will be red and black. The Rev. Raymond A. Merriweather is pastor. For more information, call (610) 586-0179.

St. Andrews Fellowship Baptist Church

4910 Wayne Ave.

The National Christian Fellowship Conference Northeast Women’s Auxiliary presents a one night revival March 13 at 7:30 p.m. Evangelist Sonya Golden will be the revivalist. For more information, call (215) 842-1140.

Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church

2800 W. Cheltenham Ave.

The men’s health initiative event will be held March 16 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The event will feature free health screenings, health lectures by local physicians, activities such as chess, card games, video games, and free barber services. A job fair will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. and the event will also include complimentary breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Rev. Alyn E. Waller is pastor. For more information, call (215) 276-7200.

Berean Presbyterian Church

2101 N. Broad St.

The men’s ministry presents a jazz concert featuring Aaron Graves and his all-star jazz band with special guests March 16 from 2 to 5 p.m. Tickets are necessary for the event. For more information, call Tyrone Ruley (215) 627-1502 or Carl Holmes (610) 828-1053.

Elmwood Community Methodist Church

4523 Chester Ave.

The church plans a series of celebratory events to mark its 90th anniversary. A banquet will be held on March 16 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Anthony’s Caterers Ballroom, 2401 South Swanson St. Radio personality Marcus D. Wiley of 107.9 FM will be the host. Tickets are necessary for the event. A two-day revival will be held March 14-15. Evangelist Tasha T. Miller, first lady of the Memorial Church of God in Christ in Haverford, will be the guest speaker for both days. On March 17 at 11 a.m. the church anniversary will be held. The Rev. Dr. Haywood A. Robinson, III, pastor of The People’s Community Baptist Church, in Silver Spring, Maryland, his choirs and congregation will be the special guests. The Rev. Steven E. Adkins is pastor. For more information, call (215) 387-1771.

West Philadelphia Baptist Congress of Christian Education

The 60th annual speaker’s contest will be held on March 16 at 1 p.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1411 S. 50th St. Christian youth from 12 Baptist churches in Philadelphia will be the participants and separated into three divisions. Participants will be scored by judges for each division on memorization, delivery, pronunciation, eye-to-eye contact, posture, and originality. For more information, call Nova Johnson-Derry at (215) 915-6842 or email her at novajohnson5@gmail.com.

St. Thomas Church Whitemarsh

Bethlehem Pike and Camp Hill Road

Ft. Washington

The C.S. Lewis festival weekend will be held March 22-24. “Dessert with The Downings” will be held March 22 at 7 pm. Guests will enjoy British desserts followed by a special program. On March 23 at 9 a.m. British tea will be followed by an event with 10 distinguished speakers. A forum will be held March 24 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The presentation will be given by Dr. Michael Ward. For more information, call (215) 233-3970.

Bensalem Presbyterian Church

2826 Bristol Road


An African-American spirituals program featuring bass-baritone soloist Ronald Campbell will be held March 20. Refreshments will be at 6 p.m. and a Lent service will be held at 7 p.m. For more information, (215) 757-7800.

chill@phillytrib.com (215) 893-5716

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