Faith Community Foursquare Church and The Connection Church host a free Community Outreach event on April 16, at 10 a.m., at 5519 S. Avalon Blvd. in Los Angeles. Activities include jumpers, games, music, face painting and free refreshments. L.A. Councilman Curren Price and members of the L.A. Police Department and L.A. Fire Department will attend. For information, call Sister Nathalie Page at (323) 928-0674.
First United Methodist Church observes 148th anniversary on April 17, at 10 a.m., at 1025 S. Long Beach Blvd., in Compton, said Pastor Fredrick Johnson. The theme is “We Are All One in Christ.” Dr. Darnell Holmes, former pastor of First UMC and adjunct professor at King University and Seminary, will preach. For details, call (310) 639-0775.
St. John Missionary Baptist Church plans its Annual Women’s Day Service on April 17, at 936 W. 49th St., in Los Angeles, said Pastor James A. Brooks. The theme is “Chosen Women of God: Working Together in Unity” based on Psalm 133:1 and I Corinthians 1:10. At 11 a.m., Attorney Eva Greene will speak and at 3:30 p.m., Mrs. Nadine Gills-Ward will deliver the message. For information, call (323) 752-0855.
First African Methodist Episcopal Church observes Youth Day on April 17, at the 8 a.m. and 11 a.m., at 1700 N. Raymond Avenue in Pasadena, said Pastor Larry Campbell. U.S. Congressman Elijah Cummins of Maryland will speak at 8 a.m. A tree planting ceremony will take place following the 11 a.m. service.
Save Our Sons Prison Ministry meets April 17, at 2:30 p.m., at Crenshaw United Methodist Church, 3740 Don Felipe Drive in Los Angeles, said Pastor Royce Porter, Sr. “Report Card Rewards: Helping Foster Kids Succeed in School” will be discussed by a panel of youth, providers and church members. Also, wallet cards on “What to Do When the Police Stop You” will be distributed. Call (323) 292-0141 for information.
City of Refuge welcomes Colonel William Harrison, former police chief of Capitol Heights, MD, on April 21, at 9 a.m., at 14527 S. San Pedro St. in Gardena, said Bishop Noel Jones, senior pastor. Harrison will join local clergy in a panel discussion on crime and prevention. The public is welcome to attend. For information, call the City of Refuge at (310) 516-1433.
Sally Bell Mentor Group observes the 20th Anniversary of “April is Poetry Month” with an essay/poetry completion. The contest takes place throughout April and features cash prizes. The deadline for submissions is April 29. For rules and entry form, email email@example.com.
Greater Los Angeles Cathedral Choir presents “Spring Sing 7 – The Big Band Experience” on April 23, at 6:30 p.m., at Harbor Christian Center, 1551 Wilmington Blvd., in Wilmington. Performers include Major, Shanta Atkins, Barry Brewer and Jamelle Jones and Freed. The donation is $10 in advance and $15 at the door. For tickets, visit glaccsings.com.