St. Mark A.M.E. Church will host the Los Angeles Alliance of Ministers and Pastors Briefing Breakfast featuring Bishop Noel Jones on September 7, at 9 a.m., at 12923 Avalon Boulevard in Los Angeles, said Pastor Michael W. Eagle. United Job Creation Council sponsors the free event focused on education, employment and economic prosperity of youth. To RSVP, call (323) 432-3976.
Free Dental Emergency Day takes place on September 8, at the office of Dr. Vijay Patel, 601 East Foothill Boulevard in Claremont. Those in need of dental emergency services and can’t afford dental treatment will receive free dental care. For details, call (909) 625-4101 or email
Wilshire Ebell Theatre will present Don B. Welch’s ‘Hallelujah Mahalia’ on September 8, at 5 p.m., at 4401 West 8th Avenue in Los Angeles. The stage play is based on the life of gospel legend Mahalia Jackson. Tickets are $35 and available at the box office, Ticketmaster.com, or Inglewood Tickets at (310) 671-6400.
New Jericho Christian Church will celebrate the purchase of its new sanctuary on September 9, at 2 p.m., at 3010 West 48th Street in Los Angeles, said Pastor Wendell and Lady Trevina Davis. Guest preacher is Pastor Roderick Walker of Tabernacle of Praise Baptist Church. Also, New Jericho is seeking directors for the choir and Christian Education. Call (323) 750-0092 for information.
Praises of Zion Missionary Baptist Church will observe the 57th Appreciation Services for Pastor and Lady J. Benjamin Hardwick on September 9, at 3:30 p.m., at 8222 South San Pedro Street in Los Angeles. The theme is ‘Our Pastor, Still About Jesus’ based on Hebrews 12:1-2. Guests on September 9 will be Pastor Tyrone Skinner and Metropolitan M.B. Church of Pasadena. For information, call (323) 750-1033.
Greater New Light Missionary Baptist Church will salute the 4th Pastoral Anniversary of Dr. and Lady Patrick D. Ross on September 9, at 1154 East 92nd Street in Los Angeles. The theme is ‘Our Pastor: Anointed of God, Leading with the Power of Praise’ taken from Psalm 28:6-9. Guests will be Pastor Marvis Davis of New Bethel Baptist Church at 11 a.m., and Pastor Terry Brown of Liberty Baptist Church at 3:30 p.m. Call (323) 567-1993 for information.
Park Hills Community Church RCA will sponsor a World Day of Prayer observance on September 13, at 12 noon in the Fellowship Hall at Overdale and Northridge Drives in Los Angeles, said Pastor Lawrence Dove. The theme is ‘Reach In, Reach Out, We Can Change the World.’ For information, call (323) 294-1421.
City of Refuge will unite with Consultant Entertainment for the 15th Annual Back 2 School Conference and Concert on September 15, at 10 a.m., at 14527 South San Pedro Street in Gardena, said Bishop Noel Jones, pastor. Topics cover fashion design, song writing, graphic design, financial planning, voiceovers/commercials, and nutrition. Presenters include Clotee McAfee, Haskel Jackson, Kym Branch, April Simmons, Randy Jones and Niele Anderson. For details, call (310) 516-1433.
New Vision C.M.E. Church will host ‘Youth Community Day’ on September 23, at 8368 Beech Street in Fontana, said Pastor E. Earl Hamer. The celebration features praise dancers, youth choirs, praise teams, poetry and refreshments. Local youth ministries are invited to participate by calling (951) 966-7655 or (714) 998-3918.
Grace Chapel will sponsor ‘The Art of Marriage,’ a six session video event, on September 28, at 7 a.m., and September 29, at 9 a.m., at 1125 Centinela Avenue in Inglewood. The Rev. Charles Williams is pastor. Registration (lunch included) is $50 for couples and $35 for singles. The deadline is September 14. Email
Price Chapel A.M.E. Church will celebrate its 65th Anniversary on September 30, at 4000 West Slauson Avenue in Los Angeles, said Pastor Cedric V. Alexander. The theme is ‘One Body in Christ’ based on 1 Corinthians 12:12. Call (323) 296-2406 for details.