C.M.E. Leadership Training School opens on December 13 at 9:30 a.m., at Phillips Temple C.M.E. Church, 971 East 43rd Street in Los Angeles. Bishop James Walker is presiding prelate, and the Rev. Bernard Jackson is host pastor. At 7:30 p.m., worship will be held. On December 14, the Mid-Winter Council business session convenes at 10 a.m. At 12:15 p.m., the Closing Worship Service will be held. For information, call (323) 233-4783.
Wilshire United Methodist Church holds ‘Glorious Celebration of the Season in Song’ on December 14 at 7 p.m., at 4350 Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, said Pastor Sam B. Kim. The Creative Arts Ministry sponsors the event. The Gwen Wyatt Chorale will perform. Call (323) 292-9227 for information.
National Association of Negro Musicians sponsors its ?Music, Musicians and Fellowship for the Holidays Christmas Luncheon on December 14 at 11:30 a.m., at the Airport Hilton Hotel, 5711 West Century Boulevard in Los Angeles. The $32 donation includes 3 hours free parking. For information, call Arvis Jones at (213) 924-3510.
Ward A.M.E. Church presents its Annual Christmas Concert, ‘One Night With The King,’ on December 15 at 5 p.m., at 1177 West 25th Street in Los Angeles, said Pastor Taurus L. Myhand. Ward?s Music Ministry will perform. Ron Lowe is the minister of music. For information, call (213) 747-1367.
Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church presents its Christmas Musical on December 15 at 5 p.m., at 2009 West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Los Angeles, said Pastor Sylvester Washington and Senior Choir President LaJuan Yerger. Also, the church continues to collect blankets for the homeless until December 22. For details, call (323) 293-6448.
Bethel A.M.E. and Brookins Community A.M.E. Churches celebrate with a Holiday Musical on December 15 at 5 p.m., at 4831 South Gramercy Place in Los Angeles, said Pastors Kelvin T. Calloway and Gregory K. McCloud. Choirs, soloists and musicians from both churches will perform. For information, call (323) 296-5610.
Grant A.M.E. Church – Long Beach hosts ‘Celebrating the Spirit of Christmas’ on December 15 at 5 p.m., at 1129 Alamitos Avenue in Long Beach, said Pastor Michael W. Eagle. Featured are David Shirley and the Redeemed Souls, Greg Walker and the Michael Session Quartet. Prez Blackmon will emcee. The donation is $20. Call (562) 437-1567 for information.
Trinity Baptist Church will host its 6th Annual Blanket Drive on December 21, at 11 a.m., at 2040 West Jefferson Boulevard in Los Angeles, said Pastor Alvin Tunstill, Jr. Brother Brian Ferguson heads the church‘s Homeless Ministry campaign to collect full, king or queen blankets for the homeless. To learn more about donations, call (323) 734-4571 or (323) 735-0044.
Transfiguration Catholic Church presents its Christmas Concert on December 22 at 7 p.m., at 2515 West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Los Angeles, said Pastor Michael Tang. The theme is ‘Hail True Body born of the Virgin Mary.’ The choir and guests will perform. For details, call (323) 291-1136.
Guidance Church features ‘A Christmas Extravaganza’ on December 22 at 9:30 a.m., at 7225 Crenshaw Boulevard in Los Angeles, said Dr. Nirvana R. Gayle, spiritual director. The service will include Erica Dymakkus-Amun, Irisna Gayle, Crystal Lauth and the spoken word by Dr. Gayle. Call (310) 753-5823 for details.