Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church honors Pastor and Mrs. E. Winford Bell for 21 years of service at 9401 South Zamora Avenue in Los Angeles. On October 4 at 7 p.m., an Appreciation Musical will be held. On October 6 at 3:30 p.m., the celebration concludes with guest churches include Elder Eugene Bryant and New Philadelphia Baptist, Pastor Marvis Davis and New Bethel Baptist, and Bishop Alex Toussaint and St. Andrews Baptist. Call (323) 563-0618 for details.
New Covenant Christian Fellowship Church of God in Christ presents John P. Kee and New Life in Concert on October 5 at 7 p.m., at Fox Theater Pomona, 301 South Garey Avenue in Pomona, said Pastor Danny R. Wooten. Nikki Potts, Yolanda Harris-Dancy and Sean Dancy and The Vision will also perform. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. For tickets, call (909) 593-9133 or visit ticketfly.com.
Praises of Zion Missionary Baptist Church salutes Pastor J. Benjamin and First Lady Thelma Hardwick with a 58th Appreciation Service on October 6, at 3:30 p.m., at 8222 South San Pedro Street in Los Angeles. Guest churches include Pastor Randy Allison and Greater New Unity Baptist, Pastor Virgil Jones and Calvary Baptist, Pastor William Turner and New Revelation Baptist, and Pastor Milton Marshall and Union Baptist. For information, call (323) 750-1033.
House of God Apostolic Church hosts the First Sunday Missionary Fellowship Service on October 6, at 3:30 p.m., at 1790 West 59th Street in Los Angeles. District Elder John Grier is the pastor and Evangelist Karen White is the president. Guests are First Lady Lila Cuomo of the Church of Jesus Christ and Mother Genevia Jones of Tabernacle of Praise. For details, call (213) 361-6993.
Good News Hope and Help, Inc., plans the ‘Raising Awareness Gospel Concert’ on October 6 at 5 p.m., at Mount Rubidoux SDA Church, 5120 Victoria Avenue in Riverside. The event benefits the ALS Association and MS Society. Performers include Megan Thomas, Cocoa Brown, Rock Boy Fresh, Silent Praz and Pastor Theo Wilkins and Sounds of Praise. Tickets are $20. Call (951) 276-1676 for information.
Blessed Sacrament Church presents Italian musician Stefano Maso in concert on October 10 at 7:30 p.m., at 6657 Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. He will play on the church’s historic Casavant Organ, which was built in 1928. Call (323) 462-6311 for details.
Pentecostal Temple Church holds the Gifted Children Talent Search for ages 2 to 17 on October 19 at 1717 Bullis Road in Compton. Individuals and groups can compete for $25, $50, and $100 prizes. For details, call (310) 742-7765.
Gospel Music Workshop of America – L.A. Chapter will recognize Dr. Rodena Preston Williams with a luncheon on October 26, at the Airport Marina Hotel, 5955 West Century Boulevard in Los Angeles. Tickets are $75. Souvenir Journal ads are also available. For information, call (800) 228-9290 or (323) 394-0850.