Allegheny East Conference

Story by LaTasha Hewitt

The Pine Forge Academy (PFA) choir’s motion picture This is My Black was recently nominated for a National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Award in the Outstanding Breakthrough Creative category.

The musical, featuring the PFA choir, depicts the struggle and triumph of black teenagers in today’s time. It has been featured at several film festivals throughout the United States.

Fourth Street Friendship members with with Buffalo soldiers volunteers at an event for those experiencing homelessness

Story by V. Michelle Bernard, with reporting by Rocky Twyman / Images by Tijuana Griffin

Members of Allegheny East Conference’s Fourth Street Friendship church in Washington, D.C., operate a soup kitchen every Sunday, and this past Christmas, which fell on a Sunday, was no exception.

An estimated 50 people experiencing homelessness attended the event to enjoy a gourmet holiday meal and free winter caps, gloves and thermal underwear to prepare for the cold months ahead. 

Story by LaTasha Hewitt

Allegheny East Conference's New Life church in Gaithersburg, Md., recently hosted a stewardship emphasis series titled, “Money Moves.” Anthony O’Neal, financial literacy influencer and author, jumpstarted the series by delivering a message for worship service, followed by a Q & A session.

O’Neal’s message focused on how Christians should be stewards of God’s money. He shared four principles to help individuals in their journey to financial freedom: make the money, manage the money, multiply the money, and make the money matter. Following his message, attendees asked questions on topics ranging from investing to business ownership.