Metro-Urban Institute Palm Sunday Service Held at 3:30 p.m.

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary’s Metro-Urban Institute will host a Palm Sunday celebration “Praise the Presence” Sun., April 5 in the Hicks Chapel. Performances include mime, dance, spoken word, individual and group act, as well as local teen and gospel songstress DaMarra Chanel Underwood. WAMO’s “Brother Marlon” Martin will also serve as Master of Ceremony. The event begins at 3:30 p.m.; doors open at 3:00 p.m.

Performers include Char Biggs, Leslie Boone, Cynthia Jennings-Davis, Tina King, Tori Lawson, L.O.S. Lyric of Christ, Macedonia of Duquesne Mime Ministry, Eric McIntosh, Paige McIntosh, Anthony Rivera, Jacquie Sledge, David Thornton, Voices of Valley View, DeNeice Welch, and Brian Wright Sr.

Brother Marlon is the Sunday morning DJ on WAMO 106.7, the #1 rated gospel show in Pittsburgh. A member and ordained elder of the Higher Call World Outreach Church in Homestead for over 10 years, Martin answered the call to ministry in 1998.

The event is open to the public. A free will offering will be collected during the service. Donations support the Metro-Urban Institute’s Urban Church Network, a group dedicated to increasing awareness and capacity of the faith community.

Contact the Metro-Urban Institute at 412-924-1393, e-mail, or visit to learn more.

Trusting in God as revealed in Jesus Christ of the Holy Spirit, the Metro-Urban Institute encourages inter-disciplinary and inter-faith approaches to solving social problems and reconciling human beings to God and to one another.

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a graduate professional institution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Founded in 1794, the Seminary is located in Pittsburgh, Pa. and approximately 380 students are enrolled yearly in the degree programs. The Seminary prepares leaders who proclaim with great joy God’s message of good news in both word and deed. PTS is rooted in the Reformed history of faithfulness to Scripture and commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.