First AME Church – L.A. holds their annual Christmas Giveaway on Dec. 21, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., at 2270 S. Harvard Blvd., in Los Angeles, said Pastor J. Edgar Boyd. Gently used coats, jackets, sweaters, hats, gloves and scarves will be distributed. For information, call (323) 735-1251.
Grant AME Church sponsors their 11th annual Toys, Clothes and Food Giveaway on Dec. 21, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at 10435 S. Central Ave., in Los Angeles, said Pastor J. Arthur Rumph. Also, on Dec. 22, at 9:30 a.m., the Christmas Music and Arts Worship Service takes place in the sanctuary. To learn more, call (323) 5674-1151.
Miracle Temple Church of God Pentecostal hosts their annual Community Christmas Luncheon on Dec. 21, at 1 p.m., at 109 W. Buckthorn St., in Inglewood, said Bishop Johnny Young, senior pastor. The event will be held in the fellowship hall and is open to the public.
Brookins-Kirkland Community AME Church plans Christmas Musical on on Dec. 21, at 3 p.m., at 3719 W. Slauson Ave., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Mary S. Minor. The Music Ministry sponsors the event. On Dec. 22, at 7:45 p.m., an intergenerational Christmas program will be held in the sanctuary, followed by Christmas worship at 9 a.m. The public is invited to attend. For details, call (323) 296-5610.
McCarty Memorial Christian Church holds Christmas worship service on Dec. 22, at 10:45 a.m., at 4101 W. Adams Blvd., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Edward Anderson. At 5 p.m., a Christmas concert will be held. Performers include the McCarty Connection Choir directed by Dr. Lisa Enders-Tunstill, the Extended Ensemble and the Dozier Family Singers. To learn more, call the church office at (323) 731-4131.
First United Methodist Church of Compton presents musician and composer Charles Barnes in concert on Dec. 29, at 10 a.m., at 1025 S. Long Beach Blvd., in Compton, said Pastor Arnetha Inge. Barnes just released a new CD, “You’re So Good Thank You Lord.” For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.