Murph Chapel-St. Paul AME Church presents “Back to School – Stay in School” on Aug. 4, at 10 a.m., at 1381 Pass and Covina Rd., in Valinda, said Pastor Tracey Johnson. Caring Adult Foundation, Love My Neighbor Foundation and the NAACP San Gabriel Chapter co-sponsor the event. Mayor Lloyd Johnson is the guest speaker. Free backpacks and supplies will be distributed to students. Call (626) 917-3686 for details.

Carson Community Deliverance Center Church holds a Women’s Prayer Service on August 11 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.

Congregational Church of Christian Fellowship hosts the Sally Bell Mentor Group’s 2018 Combined Award Ceremony on August 11, at 5 p.m., at the 2085 S. Hobart Blvd., in Los Angeles, said Pastor James K. McKnight. Winners of the SBMG Essay/ Poetry event and the Young Artists will perform. Shirley Starke-Wallace will be honored as the 2018 Art Angel of the Year. To learn more, email [email protected].

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church plans a Pre-Anniversary Musical honoring Bishop Sylvester and First Lady Earlee Washington on August 26, at 3:30 p.m., at 2009 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., in Los Angeles. Trinity, Praise Unlimited 2.0, and the Pleasant Hill Choir will perform along with other guests. Call (323) 293-6448 for details.

Greater Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church salutes Pastor DeNon and First Lady Michelle Porter on August 26, at 8 a.m., 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., at 5300 S. Denker Ave., in Los Angeles. The theme is “Our Pastor: A Man of God Preparing the People of God By Teaching and Peaching the Word of God” based on Ephesians 4:11-12. Pastor Terrance Phillips of Prosperity Missionary Baptist Church will be the guest preacher. To learn more, call (323) 759-4996.

The Answer City Church hosts Ishmael Terry in “The Comeback Concert” on August 26, at 7 p.m., at 7510 S. Vermont Ave., in Los Angeles. Guest performers include recording artist Leah Marie and the Greater L.A. Cathedral Choir. The donation is $10.