Platform Workshop for Christian Songwriters takes place on August 13, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Crenshaw Christian Center (CCC), 7900 Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles, said Carol Ross-Burnett, host. CCC Worship Arts co-sponsors the event. Sessions on the craft, ministry and business of music, writing and speaking will be held. Instructors include Babbie Mason, Jeanette Hawes, Keith Echols, Jackie Gouche Farris, Dr. Mary Simms and William A. Brown, Jr. For information or to register, visit

Walking in the Spirit Ministries plans a free Fellowship Breakfast on August 14 and 28, at 11am, at the Sonoma Grill in the Doubletree Hotel, 13111 Sycamore Dr., in Norwalk, said Pastors Tim and Leshia Brooks. The public is invited to attend. Call (213) 248-6343 for information.

Faith Way Missionary Baptist Church salutes Pastor Reginald and First Lady Shonda Ridgeway, Sr., on August 14, at 3:30 p.m., at 10612 S. Figueroa St., in Los Angeles. The theme is “Pastor Ridgeway: Who Predestined, Called and Justified By God” based on Romans 8:30. The guest preacher is Pastor Xavier L. Thompson of Southern St. Paul Church.

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church sponsors Hallelujahfest 2016 on August 14 at 4 p.m., at 2009 West Martin Luther King Boulevard in Los Angeles, said Pastor Sylvester Washington. The theme is “Let Everything That Hath Breath, Praise the Lord” based on Psalm 150. Guests preachers include Pastors Darryl Beard, Torrey Collins, Marvin Dean, Gharah Degeddingseze, Lester Heath, Roderick Walker and Johnnie Youngblood. Call (323) 293-6448 for information.

Bethel Missionary Baptist Church hosts a Health Fair and Back-to-School Rally on August 20, at 11 a.m., at 10905 S. Compton Ave., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Reginald A. Pope. The Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Watts Healthcare Foundation and Watts Area Ministers, Inc., co-sponsor the event. Free cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure screenings and information will be available. Also, free school supplies will be distributed. For details, call (323) 566-5286.

Musicians In Action holds the “Gospel Plays Classical” recital on August 20, at 5 p.m., at People’s Independent Church of Christ, 5856 West Blvd., in Los Angeles. Youth and adults will perform classical compositions. Featured musicians include Alene Fritz-Carter, Ron Lowe, William Sims and Kai Ridley. To learn more, call (323) 777-3213.

Mount Tabor Missionary Baptist Church celebrates the 10th anniversary of Pastor Ticey and First Lady LaSonja Brown on August 21 and 28, at 8 a.m., 11 a.m., and 3:45 p.m., at 6614 S. Western Ave., in Los Angeles. On August 26, an appreciation/birthday banquet will be held at the Carson Community Center. Call (323) 753-3189 for details or banquet tickets.

Divine Deliverance Ministries presents “The Miriam Experience 2016” on August 26 at 7 p.m. and August 27 at 12 p.m., at 4120 11th Ave., in Los Angeles, said Lady Ladora King, host. Recording artist and Evangelist Jekalyn Carr will speak. The donation is $30 per person or $25 per person for groups of 10 or more. To register, visit or call (310) 696-3332.

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