West Angeles Church of God in Christ hosts the “Gospel According to Jazz” Christmas Concert on Dec. 21, at 7:30 p.m., at 3045 S. Crenshaw Blvd., in Los Angeles. COGIC Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake is the host pastor. Kirk Whalum, Jonathan Butler, Shelèa, John Stoddart and Kevin Whalum will perform Christmas classics and soulful versions of sacred instrumentals. For tickets or information, call (323) 609-3498.
Brookins-Kirkland Community AME Church plans an intergenerational Christmas program on Dec. 24, at 8 a.m., at 3719 W. Slauson Ave., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Mary Minor. At 9 a.m., Christmas Worship Service will be held. For information, call (323) 296-5610.
Crenshaw United Methodist Church hosts Christmas Eve Morning Service on Dec. 24, at 10 a.m., at 3740 Don Felipe Dr., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Royce Porter. The mass choir, praise dancers and dramatic artists will perform. On Jan. 6, at 6 p.m., the Watoto Children’s Choir from Uganda will perform. To learn more, call (323) 291-0141.
Temple Israel of Hollywood, Hollywood United Methodist Church and Franklin and ILM Foundation sponsor Christmas dinner for 1,000 people on Dec. 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Hollywood UMC, Highland and Franklin Avenues in Los Angeles. Also, toys and personal care items will be distributed to children and adults. Volunteers are welcome but spots are limited and advance sign up is required. Visit tioh.org for information.
Faithful Central Bible Church holds The Original Praise Party on Dec. 31, at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m., in The Tabernacle, 321 N. Eucalyptus in Inglewood, said Bishop Kenneth C. Ulmer, pastor. Anita Wilson will perform and Bishop Ulmer will preach. To learn more, call (800) 883-3675.
First AME Church plans New Year’s Eve Watch Night Service on Dec. 31, at 9 p.m., at 2270 S. Harvard Blvd., in Los Angeles, said Pastor J. Edgar Boyd. The service includes carnival festivities from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Hour of Power from 11 p.m. to midnight. For details, call (323) 731-1251.
Watts Area Ministers hosts their Pre-Annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration on Jan. 6, at 11 a.m., at the Martin Luther King Shopping Center, 103rd St. and Compton Ave., in Los Angeles, said the Rev. Dr. Reginald Pope, WAM president. The theme is “Fighting to Fulfill the Dream.” The celebration includes a peace march led by the Black Diamond Drill Team, scholarships presented to students, music and refreshments. Pastor John Hopkins of the True Vine Baptist Church of Lynwood will be the keynote speaker. The public is invited to attend. Call (213) 713-7108 for information.
Lend An Ear presents Gospel Skate Night every Monday at 6:30 p.m., at World On Wheels, 4645 Venice Blvd., in Los Angeles. The donation is $15. For information, call 877-9LENDANEAR.
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