Miracle Christian Fellowship Church presents “Moving Forward” on Feb. 2-4, at 7 p.m., at Ramada Plaza LAX, 5250 W. El Segundo Blvd., in Hawthorne. Pastor Solomon Akharamen is the guest preacher. Testimonies, anointing and prayers will be offered.. To learn more, call (832) 486-9665.
Mount Olive Lutheran Church hosts “Community Sing featuring Melanie DeMore” on Feb. 4, at 7 p.m., at 1343 Ocean Park Blvd., in Santa Monica. A renowned vocalist and songwriter, DeMore’s music features African-American folk music, spirituals, traditional ballads and her own original compositions. The suggested donation is $20.
Baptist Ministers Conference of L.A. and Southern California meet on Feb. 5, at 11 a.m., at Mount Moriah Baptist Church, 4269 S. Figueroa Street in Los Angeles, said the Rev. Xavier Thompson, BMCLA president. Bishop Jawane Hilton of City on the Hill Church will bring the message. To learn more, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
First United Methodist of Compton plans a Valentine Dinner-Dance-Concert on Feb. 10, at 6 p.m., at 1025 S. Long Beach Blvd., in Compton, said Pastor Arnetha E. Inge. First’s United Methodist Men sponsor the event. Eric Moore is UMM president. The donation is $35. For tickets, call (310) 639-0775.
Congregational Church of Christian Fellowship presents a Pre-Valentine’s Day Father-Daughter Worship Service on Feb. 11, at 11 a.m., at 2085 S. Hobart Blvd., in Los Angeles, said Pastor James K. McKnight. “In light of disturbing news of sexual harassment, all fathers and daughters are invited to worship together at this special service. Together, we will celebrate, give thanks to the Lord for each other and reaffirm or help restore this first, best example of loving, healthy, life-long, male-female relationship,” he said.
Skirball Cultural Center and Beyond Baroque, L.A.’s oldest literary arts organization, celebrate writer/activist James Baldwin on Feb. 11, at 2 p.m., at 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., in Los Angeles. Actress Alfre Woodard, actor Jussie Smollet and poet Robin Coste Lewis will participate. On Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m., the Skirball and the Gateway Educational Foundation will host “Passing the Torch—From Selma to Today, Lessons from Leaders of the Civil Rights Movement.” Ambassador and minister Andrew Young, Dr. Bernard Lafayette Jr., and Dr. Clarence B. Jones will share strategies to transform public policy today. For information and tickets, visit skirball.org.
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church offers Christian Education Institute Classes on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., at 2009 West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Los Angeles, said Bishop Sylvester Washington, senior pastor. The sessions include Introduction to Evangelism, Methods and Techniques of Evangelism, Group Counseling and Responding to False Doctrines. Call (323) 293-6448 for registration and information.