Top: Joni Jones, 58, of Homewood, bows her head as Pastor Leroy Robinson leads a prayer during Women’s Day Service at Christ Temple Apostolic Church in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Homewood on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014.
"Society always says that the Homewood area is not a safe area to be in," wrote missionary of Christ Temple Apostolic Church Sister Lisa Price in an explanatory note of the church’s Women’s Day events to the Tribune-Review. "We are here to encourage to women throughout the community and other women in the church. It’s the good in us who want to give someone a positive outlook on life." The day included a dinner and a special praise service open to the public.
Following frames: Bishop Rudy Dyke (center), 87, of Wilkinsburg, prays with Novia Wilborn (left) as Pastor Leroy Robinson (top right) leads a prayer.
Mother Mary Williams, 89, of Homewood, stands amongst the pews during Women’s Day Service at Christ Temple Apostolic Church in Homewood. Williams is the oldest member of the congregation; she accredits her longevity to getting out of the house and Jesus.
Bishop Rudy Dyke (left), 87, of Wilkinsburg, talks with Novia Wilborn in the entryway of Christ Temple Apostolic Church in Homewood. Wilborn is collecting signatures of people who will pray with her for her family in Jamaica.