Guidance Church hosts a free community forum on ‘The Future of African American Men’ on March 1 at 9 a.m., at 7225 Crenshaw Boulevard in Los Angeles, said Spiritual Director Nirvana R. Gayle. The purpose is to bring hope and affirmation to men and build bridges between generations. Call (323) 778-0773 for information.
Christ Second Baptist Church honors Pastor Welton and First Lady Teresa Pleasant with an appreciation celebration on March 2 at 3 p.m., at 1471 Martin Luther King, Jr., Avenue in Long Beach. The theme is ‘A Pastor Walking in Divine Favor.’ Pastor Brian Hunter of Berkeley Mount Zion M.B. Church will preach at 9:40 a.m., and Pastor George E. Hurtt of Mount Sinai speaks at 3 p.m. For information, call (562) 599-3421.
KRST Unity Center of Afrakan Spiritual Science holds ‘We Are All Africans’ by Dr. Kwando Obengon on March 2 at 6 p.m., at 7825 South Western Avenue in Los Angeles. The donation is $10. On March 16, the Financial Literacy 101 workshop will be instructed Stephanie Aubry. Call (323) 759-7567 for information.
Murph Chapel – St. Paul A.M.E. Church presents its Lenten Revival on March 4-6 at 7 p.m., at 1381 Pass & Covina Road in Valinda, said Pastor Mary S. Minor. The revivalist is Pastor Darryl Walker of New Philadelphia A.M.E. Church. On March 9 at 3 p.m., Annual Usher Day will be held. Call (626) 917-3686 for details.
The Conference International plans the 3rd Annual Women’s Empowerment Conference on March 6-8, at the Hyatt Regency, 200 South Pine Street in Long Beach, said Dr. Beverly ‘Bam’ Crawford, host. The theme is ‘Tree of Life’ based on Psalm 3:18. Speakers include Pamela McGee, Dr. Brook Bello and Dr. Lynn Goodloe. Registration is $230-$530. For information, visit thecompanyinternational.org.
Church of Jesus Christ Apostolic Faith hosts an appreciation service for William E. Johnson on March 7 at 8 p.m., at 3719 West Slauson Avenue in Los Angeles. The Rev. Michelle Beal is the host pastor. Barbara Bryant will emcee and Echoes of Worship, Nikki Potts and more will perform.
Macedonia Baptist Church salutes Pastor Shane B. Scott on March 9 at 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., at 1751 East 114th Street in Los Angeles. The guest preacher is Pastor Franklyn Richardson of Grace Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, NY. Call (323) 569-9561 for information.
Israeli American Council sponsors its 6th Annual Fundraising Gala on March 9 at 5:30 p.m., at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. Noam Bardin, CEO of Waze, and Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer will speak. The Israeli rock group, Ethnix, will perform. For information, call (818) 466-6411.
Gospel Music Workshop of America holds the 2014 GMWA Board Meeting on March 10-13, at Hilton Airport Hotel, 5711 West Century Boulevard in Los Angeles. Bishop Albert Jamison is the chairman and Dr. Rodena Preston Williams is the L.A. Chapter representative. The agenda features daily sessions and nightly services including a musical on March 10. To register, visit gmwanational.net.
Barnsdall Gallery Theater features ‘Be Careful What You Pray For’ on March 14-15 at 7:30 p.m., at 4800 Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. The play, loosely based on the book of Hosea, tells about God’s redemptive love. Shirl Sigee, founder of One 8 Productions, is the writer and director. For tickets, call (562) 212-0216.
Lord Before Us Productions and Power House COGIC present ‘Laughter & Lyrics’ on March 21 at 8 p.m., at 2081 Third Street in Riverside. Supt. C. Anthony Green is the host pastor. Guests include Rock Boy Fresh, Cizzle C, Wendy Cox, Errol Gillett, Minister Lamont Bradley and more. Call (323) 993-8581 for information.