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Pilgrim’s Hope Bible Church holds its ‘Sow-A-Seed’ Shopping Spree and Back-to-School event on August 3 at 12 p.m., at 7016 South Compton Avenue in Los Angeles. The Ladies Of Virtuous Essence Women’s Ministry is the sponsor. The event provides clothing and school supplies for families in need. To participate or make a donation, call (323) 581-7672.
Good News Hope and Help, Inc., presents a Clean Comedy Show on August 3 at 6 p.m., at Good News Community Church, 178 Iowa Avenue in Riverside. Eric Blake will host and Clayton Thomas will perform. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For information, visit gnhhcleancomedyshow.eventbrite.com.
Congregational Church of Christian Fellowship UCC observes the eighth anniversary of Pastor James K. McKnight on August 4 at 4 p.m., at 2085 South Hobart Boulevard in Los Angeles. Bishop Broderick Huggins of Oxnard will participate. For information, call (323) 731-8869 or email
Crenshaw Christian Center sponsors the 2013 Women’s Retreat hosted by Dr. Betty Price on August 7-10, at the JW Marriot, 74855 Country Club Drive in Palm Desert. Sessions and activities will focus on the theme, ‘Dare to Dream.’ Dr. DeeDee Freeman of Spirit of Faith Christian Center is the guest speaker. To register, call (323) 758-3777, ext. 4297.
Calvary Community Church of God in Christ hosts the 17th Annual Women’s Pentecostal Convention on August 7-10 at 950 West Alondra Boulevard in Compton. Pastor Edward G. McLachlan, D.R.E., is the Jurisdictional Prelate and Mother Marjorie Y. Booker, Ph.D., is the Jurisdictional Supervisor. For details, call (424) 785-7088.
Price Chapel A.M.E. Church holds a Ladies Full Tea on August 10 at 11 a.m., at 4000 West Slauson Avenue in Los Angeles, said Pastor Cedric V. Alexander. The Priscilla Matlock Women’s Missionary Society sponsors the event. The donation is $25 for adults and $9 for youth. Hats are encouraged. Call (323) 296-2406 for details.
Crenshaw United Methodist Church features a book-signing by Pastor Derrick Noble on August 17 at 4 p.m., at 3740 Don Felipe Drive in Los Angeles. Pastor Noble wrote ‘Jesus, the Hope of Every Generation.’ Percussionist Fred Dinkins will perform. Call (323) 292-0141 for information.
Relevé Entertainment presents Merge Summit 2013 on August 22-24 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, 506 South Grand Avenue in Los Angeles. The faith-based conference includes education, inspiration and entertainment by leading Gospel artists and top Black actors. Visit themergesummit.com for agenda and speaker list.
Harvest Crusades holds its 2013 SoCal Harvest Program with Pastor Greg Laurie on August 23-25 at 7 p.m., at the Angel Stadium, 2000 East Gene Autry Way in Anaheim. The free event features music by TobyMac, Colton Dixon, and more. For information, call (847) 347-5206.