Western Baptist State Convention plans its 126th Annual Session on August 6-11, at Pilgrim Progressive Baptist Church, 4995 A St., in San Diego. The Rev. Dr. J. Benjamin Hardwick, pastor of Praises of Zion Baptist Church in Los Angeles, is WBSC president and the Rev. Dr. Joseph Foxworth is the host pastor and WBSC executive secretary. For the schedule of events, call (323) 750-1033.
Bethany Prayer Temple holds Annual Community Day on August 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 612 W. 95th Street in Los Angeles, said Elder A. Lancaster, pastor. Free clothing, shoes, toys and health screenings will be available. To learn more, call Bernie Edwards at (310) 714-5168.
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.