True Friendship Missionary Baptist Church plans appreciation services for Pastor James and First Lady Evelyn Perkins at 7901 South Van Ness Ave., in Inglewood. On Feb. 22, at 7 p.m., “An Evening of Celebration in Songs” will take place will many guest artists. On Feb. 24, at 8 a.m., Pastor C. D. LeGrande of Great Hope Baptist Church will preach; at 10:45 a.m., the Rev. Dr. Henry Brown of McCoy Memorial Baptist Church will bring the message; and at 3 p.m., Pastor R.A. Williams of McCoy Memorial Baptist Church will deliver the sermon. For information, call (323) 750-7304.
Murph Chapel-St. Paul AME Church holds Annual Soul Food Sunday on Feb. 24, at 10 a.m., at 1381 Pass and Covina Rd., in Valinda, said Pastor Tracey Johnson. The services includes recognition of community changers Patricia Jones, Omega Delta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; Hayley Athena, president of the Love My Neighbor Foundation; Michael Flowers, West Covina Unified School District superintendent; and T.J. Campbell, president of the San Gabriel Valley NAACP. Also, refreshments will be served following the service. Call (626) 917-3686 for details.
Walker Temple AME Church celebrates its 68th anniversary on Feb. 24, at 3 p.m., at 2525 Trinity St., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Marvin MacKenzie. The theme is “Still Standing: ‘Not by strength nor by power, but by My Spirit says the Lord’ based on Zechariah 4:6. The Rev. Rethis Murray, pastor of Holy Trinity AME in Long Beach, will be the guest preacher. For details, call (213) 747-7454.
Carson Community Deliverance Center Church holds a Women’s Prayer Service on March 9, at 10 a.m., at 555 E. 220th St., in Carson. The public is invited to attend for worship and prayer. For information, call (310) 835-7905.
Holman United Methodist Church features its 59th annual Concert of Negro Spirituals on Feb. 24, at 4 p.m., at 3320 W. Adams Blvd., in Los Angeles, said Bishop Warner Brown Jr., pastor. William Campbell Jr. will direct the Holman choir and Robert Johnson Jr. will accompany on the organ. The donations are $15, $25 and $50. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Jester Harrison Scholarship Fund. For tickets, call (323) 703-5868.
The Celebration of Life Service for Bishop L. Daniel Williams takes place on March 1, at 11 a.m., at Citizens of Zion Baptist Church, 12930 S. Lime Ave., in Compton, said Pastor Bobby Newman, Jr. Bishop Rudolph W. McKissick, Sr., Williams’ father in the ministry, and Bishop Rudolph W. McKissick, Jr., both of Bethel Baptist Institutional Church in Jacksonville, FL, will give eulogies. Serving in the ministry for 44 years, Williams was prominent in both the faith and civic communities. He worked with faith leaders, elected officials and community members to address social issues affecting disadvantaged people. Also, He served nine years as president of the Baptist Ministers Conference of L.A. and Southern California. To learn more about the services, email [email protected]
Greater New Bethel Baptist Church hosts the Fellowship Baptist District Association Evangelical Board on March 4-6, at 12 p.m. and 7 p.m., at 601 E. 99th St., in Inglewood, said Pastor Rickey T. Fennell Jr., host. Speakers include Dr. Kenneth Hall, Dr. Welton Pleasant, Dr. Joe B. Hardwick, Dr. R.A. Williams and Dr. Ralph D. West.
Greater Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church presents its 17th Annual Women’s Conference on March 8-9, and Women’s Day on March 10, at 5300 S. Denker Ave., in Los Angeles, said Pastor DeNon A. Porter. Also, the Women’s Chorus Musical is March 10, at 4 p.m. The theme is “Women of God, Being Kind to All, Challenging One Another With The Word of God.” Sister Valencia Evans and Sister China Maxey are the co-chairs. To learn more, call (323) 759-4996.