Sally Bell Mentor Group observes the 20th Anniversary of “April is Poetry Month” with an essay/poetry competition. The contest takes place throughout April and features cash prizes. The deadline for submissions is April 29. For rules and entry form, email [email protected].
Brookins-Kirkland Community AME Church holds a Cell Phone Fundraiser every Sunday from April 21 through May 28, at 1900 W. 48th St., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Mary S. Minor. The Men’s Ministry sponsors the campaign. Items accepted are old smartphones, cellphones X-box, Playstations, iPads, and ipods. For information, call David Moss (323) 243-1866 or Travis Roberts at (310) 920-2109.
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.
Hamilton United Methodist Church concludes Women’s Day celebration on April 24, at 11 a.m., at 6400 S. Figueroa St., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Gary Bernard Williams. The guest preacher is the Rev. Dr. Joy J. Moore, associate dean of African American Church Studies and professor of Preaching at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. To learn more, call (323) 753-4535.
St. John Missionary Baptist Church holds an ordination service for the Rev. James A. Brooks II on April 24, at 4 p.m., at 936 W. 49th St., in Los Angeles, said Pastor James A. Brooks. The Rev. Brooks is the grandson of Pastor Brooks. Pastor Ricardo Bartlett of Greater New Zion Missionary Baptist Church will co-host the event. For information, call (323) 752-0855.
Afro American Chamber Music Society hosts ‘A Royal Symphony Concert” on April 24, at 6 p.m., at Wilshire United Methodist Church, 4350 Wilshire Blvd., in Los Angeles. Performers include the AACMS Orchestra, Azusa Pacific Gospel Choir, Letitia Ugwueke, Gertrude Bradley, Sheila Judson, Perry Hayes, Janise White, David Crawford and Karen Elaine. Also, L.A. Performing Arts students will exhibit their work. Call (323) 574-9750 or (310) 677-8155 for details.
Inglewood Area Ministers Association plan their 33rd Annual Prayer Breakfast on May 5, at 7 a.m., at Los Angeles Airport Hilton Hotel, 5711 W. Century Blvd., in Los Angeles. The theme is “Prayerful Unity for our Inglewood Community” based on Acts 12:5. Bishop Robert T. Douglas, Sr., IAMA president, is the keynote speaker. Tickets are $35. For details, call Rev. Warren G. Henderson at (310) 283-1985.
Light of the World Community Center sponsors a revival featuring Apostle Willie Holmes on May 6, at 7:30 p.m. and May 7, at 6:30 p.m., at 134 S. Central Ave., in Compton, said Pastor Debra Ward. The International Non-Denominational Assemblies sponsors the event. For information, call (424) 205-3039.
Carson Community Deliverance Center Church holds a Women’s Prayer Room Service on May 14, at 10 a.m., at 555 E. 220th St., in Carson. The public is invited to attend for worship and prayer. For information, call (310) 835-7905.