Congregational Church of Christian Fellowship, UCC holds its Annual Christmas Concert on December 6 at 7 p.m., at 2085 South Hobart Boulevard in Los Angeles, said Pastor James K. McKnight. Special soloists include Lura Daniels Ball, Cedric Berry, Danielle Cobb, Ashely Faatoaua, Randall Lindsey and Stephanie Williams. For information, call (323) 731-8869.
West Angeles Church of God in Christ presents ‘A Gospel According to Jazz with Kirk Whalum and Friends’ on December 7 at 7 p.m., at 3600 Crenshaw Boulevard in Los Angeles. COGIC Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake is the pastor. Chanté Moore, Gerald Albright, Kevin Whalum and John Stoddart will also perform. Tickets are $20. Call (323) 733-8300 for information.
True Way Full Gospel Church hosts the play, ‘Mega Church vs. Mini Church,’ on December 7 at 7 p.m., and December 8 at 5 p.m., at 326 East 47th Place in Los Angeles, said Pastor Aaron Millsap. Featured actors include Dorothy Watson, James Wright, Apryl Jackson and Wendell Price. Donations are $10-$15. For details, call (323) 285-7550.
Grace Temple Baptist Church plans its Annual Christmas Cantata on December 8 at 5 p.m., at 7017 South Gramercy Place in Los Angeles, said Pastor Miquail Broadous. The Music and Worship Arts Ministry presents the musical featuring the King’s Children. For information, call (323) 971-8192.
Traveler’s Rest Baptist Church shares its Annual Candlelight Musical with the community on December 8 at 5 p.m., at 1417 East Florence Avenue in Los Angeles. The theme is ‘Jesus is the Light of the World.’ Guests include Second Benevolent Church Choir directed by Antwon Combs and Pastor M. Kelly and the Spiritual Siblings Group. Call Alfreda Ruttlen at (310) 704-5022 for details.
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.
Wilshire Ebell Theater presents the Don B. Welch’s, ‘Take It to the Lord…Or Else,’ on December 14 at 8 p.m., at 4350 Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles. The gospel comedy play features Dawnn Lewis, Kenny Lattimore, Shanice Wilson and Pastor Frederick Howard. Tickets are $30-$35 at the box office, Inglewood Tickets (310-671-6400) or Ticketmaster.com.
Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church continues collecting blankets for the homeless until December 22 at 2009 West Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard in Los Angeles, said Pastor Sylvester Washington. Deacon William “Bill” Scott is the co-chair. To contribute, 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.
Gates Millennium Scholars Program offers scholarships to minority students to pay for tuition, fees, books and housing. Every year, 1,000 students receive the award. To apply, visit gmsp.org. The deadline is January 15, 2014.