Bethel A.M.E. Church hosts Vacation Bible School for youth and adults and dinner on July 17-18 at 5:30 p.m., at 7900 South Western Avenue in Los Angeles, said Pastor Kelvin T. Calloway. The theme is ‘The Jesus Connection…What a Friend.’ Call (323) 750-3240 for details.
Mount Gilead Missionary Baptist Church holds its Vacation Bible School Closing Program and Crafts Display on July 18 at 6:30 p.m., at 9201 South Normandie Avenue in Los Angeles, said Pastor William Monroe Campbell. The theme is ‘The Jesus Connection…What a Friend’ based on I Corinthians 1:9. For information, call (323) 755-1111.
Esther Project Outreach Services plans the Women╒s Youth Symposium 2014 on July 19 at 9 a.m., at the Torrance Cultural Center, 3330 Civic Center Drive in Torrance. The theme is ‘Breaking Down Barriers and Overcoming the Struggle of Low Self Esteem.’ Topics include bullying, teen dating violence, sex trafficking, body image and gang affiliation. Admission is free for ages 25 and under and $20 for ages 26 and up. Call (213) 973-3598 for details.
Faith Community Foursquare Church sponsors a ‘How To’ Senior Fair on July 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 5519 South Avalon Boulevard in Los Angeles, said Pastor D.T. Paredes. The event will offer health screenings and presentations by the Department of Water and Power, L.A. Consumer Affairs Bureau, Alzheimer’s Association and more. For information, call (323) 928-0874.
KRST Unity Center of Afrakan Spiritual Science presents ‘Affordable Care Act - Questions and Answers’ on July 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 7825 South Western Avenue in Los Angeles. George Amadi Hines will discuss the new health care laws. At 12:30 p.m., a community yoga class with instructor Krishna Kaur will be held. On July 26, a ‘Womb Healing Workshop’ for women and girls, hosted by Moma Love Birth Services, is planned at 4 p.m. Call (323) 759-7567-for details.
Price Chapel A.M.E. Church hosts ‘Young Men on the RYSE Teen Talk’ on July 19 at 3:30 p.m., at 4000 West Slauson Avenue in Los Angeles, said Pastor Cedric V. Alexander. Youth can discuss community involvement, volunteering and college with a panel of professional men. Call (323) 299-3960 to participate. On August 5 at 5 p.m., a National Night Out Celebration is set featuring a town hall meeting, home and personal safety demonstrations, law enforcement participation, games for youth and families and light refreshments. For information, call (323) 296-2406.
Olive Gospel Ministries celebrates its album release with an ‘Evening of Thanksgiving’ praise and worship concert on July 19 at 6 p.m., at 2600 South La Brea in Los Angeles. The donation is $20 for singles and $30 for couples. Admission is free for children under 12-years-old. For tickets or information, call (818) 419-6211.
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church presents the 12th Annual Hallelujah Fest on July 20 at 4 p.m., at 2009 West Martin Luther King, Jr., Boulevard in Los Angeles, said Pastor Sylvester Washington. Guests are Pastor Darryl Beard, the Rev. Marvin Dean, Pastor E.R. Lane, Pastor Gharah Degddingesze, Pastor Lester Heath, Pastor Nathaniel Martin, Pastor Roderick Walker and Pastor Johnny Youngblood. For information, call (323) 293-6448.
Baptist Ministers Conference of LA and Southern California features preaching by Pastor K.W. Tulloss of Weller Street Baptist Church at its weekly meeting on July 21 at 11 a.m., at Mount Moriah Baptist Church, 4269 S. Figueroa Street in Los Angeles. On July 28, Pastor C. Lamar Simmons of Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church will preach. The Rev. Xavier Thompson is the BMCLA president and Dr. Melvin Wade, Sr., is the host pastor.
All Souls Christian Center International holds its 30th anniversary on July 23-27 at 7 p.m., at 5125 South Crenshaw Boulevard in Los Angeles. On July 26 at 5 p.m., a banquet will be held at Carson Community Center, 3 Civic Plaza Drive in Carson. Performers are Greg Ottley, Cherose and Agape Streams. The donation is $15-$40. For information, call (323) 291-2235.
Church of Christ-7th Day plans a memorial service and tribute for the late Rev. Ray McCullough on July 26 at 7 p.m., at 5400 South 11th Avenue in Los Angeles. Gospel artist Nysa Shenay will perform as well as other guests. Pastor McCullough, the founder and executive director of AAMEN Ministries, passed away on June 12 at the age of 75. His homegoing celebration and burial were held in Birmingham, AL. For information, email