Word of Life Christian Bookstore is collecting new pairs of socks for convalescent patients and the homeless. The campaign, which continues until Dec. 17, will assist Hyde Park Convalescent, Lotus Care Center, Help the Homeless Ministry and New Salvation Ministries. Donations can be deposited at 6321 West Blvd., in Los Angeles.
Brentwood Presbyterian Church plans “Scrooge,” an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” on Dec. 17, at 3 p.m., and Dec. 18, at 6 p.m., at 12000 San Vicente Blvd., in Los Angeles. The free program features original music, Christmas Carols, fanciful costumes, and state-of-the-art virtual sets. To learn more, call Eric David at (310) 746-8103.
Warren Chapel CME Church sponsors “Joy to the World – A Musical Celebration” on Dec. 17, at 7 p.m., at 1039 W. Elberon Ave., in San Pedro, said Pastor Adam Stevenson. Lady Shari Stevenson is the coordinator. For details, call (310) 831-3249.
Second AME Church presents “A Christmas Musical” on Dec. 18, at 3 p.m., at 5500 S. Hoover Ave., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Carolyn Baskin-Bell and Director Dimitri Nickleberry. Guests include Ron Lowe, Jessica Lowe and Larry Davis.
Grant AME Church holds “Season Fest 2016” on Dec. 18, at 3 p.m., at 1129 Alamitos Ave., in Long Beach, said Pastor Michael W. Eagle, Sr. Grant AME choirs and guests will perform gospel, jazz and other holiday musical selections. The donation is $35. Children under age of 12 are free. For information, call (562) 437-1567 or e-mail [email protected]
Brookins-Kirkland Community AME Church joins Bethel AME Church-LA in a joint Christmas Concert on Dec. 18, at 4 p.m., at 3719 W. Slauson Ave., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Mary S. Minor and Pastor Kelvin T. Calloway, respectively. The mass choir of both churches will perform along with guest vocalists and musicians. For information, call (323) 296-5610.
Helen Diller Family Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2016 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards for California teens. The $36,000 awards are given annually to up to 15 volunteers. The deadline for nominations is Dec. 18. For information, visit dillerteenawards.org.
Crenshaw United Methodist Church plans several holiday services at 3740 Don Felipe Dr., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Royce Porter. On Dec. 24, at 7 p.m., the Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service takes place. On Dec. 25, at 10 a.m., Christmas Worship is planned. On Dec. 31, at 7 p.m., New Year’s Eve Watch Service will be held. To learn more, call (323) 292-0141.