Holman United Methodist Church welcomes the Rev. James Lawson as the guest preacher on Jan. 19, at the 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. services at 3320 W. Adams Blvd., in Los Angeles, said Interim Pastor Paul Hill. Also, Holman will host Lawson’s Nonviolence Workshop on Jan. 25, at 9 a.m. Refreshments will be served. For details on both events, call (323) 703-5868.
Second Baptist Church starts the Health and Wellness Church Challenge on Jan. 19, at 1:30 p.m., at 2412 S. Griffith Ave., in Los Angeles, said Pastor William S. Epps. The American Heart Association and WW sponsor the free program, which consists of 12 weekly sessions. The public is invited and there is no charge to join. To learn more, call Helen Starks at (323) 216-0230, or email [email protected].
Save Our Sons Prison Justice Ministry discusses “Coming Home: Re-entry Tips, Tactics, Pressures and Problems” on Jan. 19, at 2:30 p.m., at Crenshaw United Methodist Church, 3740 Don Felipe Dr., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Royce Porter, Sr. A panel will of returning people will share strategies for surviving after incarceration. For information, call (323) 292-0141.
Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church salutes Pastor C. Lamar Simmons with the “25/35/45 Milestones Celebration” on Jan. 19, at 6 p.m., at Good Shepherd Baptist Church, 510 W. 53rd St., in Los Angeles. The Rev. Dr. Renandez Grim is the host pastor. Gospel recording artists Zacardi Cortez and Tim “Bishop” Brown will perform. The ticket donation is $20. For more details, call (323) 334-0759.
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church hosts the Interfaith Solidarity Network’s “Annual MLK Breakfast” on Jan. 21, at 8:30 a.m., at 5619 Lindley Ave., in Tarzana, said the Rev. Vernon Kemp. The Rev. James M. Lawson, Jr., a civil rights icon and confidente of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, will speak. To learn more, call Brenda Gazzar at (818) 606-7089.
Yes We Can Worship Center invites donations for their distribution to the homeless on Feb. 1, at HOPICS, 5715 S. Broadway in Los Angeles, said Pastor Sherman D. Manning. Donations such as toiletries, clothing, school supplies, gift cards and financial contributions are encouraged. To participate, call (213) 858-2608 or email [email protected].
The United House of Prayer for All People celebrates its Centennial Anniversary on Jan. 30 through Feb. 2, at 1029 E. Vernon Ave., in Los Angeles, said Apostle Rodney Lattisaw. “Sweet Daddy” Grace founded the organization in 1919. Bishop C.M. Bailey, presiding prelate, will be the special guest. For information, call (301) 943-2457.
The Virtuous Woman, Inc. presents two workshops to assist young adult victims of sex trafficking or sexual assault on Feb. 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., said the Rev. Deborah Manns, instructor. The Rev. Dr. D. Najuma Smith-Pollard will also facilitate. The donation is $40 and after Jan. 20, $50. Call (310) 270-7520 to register or for more information.
Church Women United – Los Angeles Unit meets Feb. 7, at 10 a.m., at Grant AME Church, 10435 S. Central Ave., in Los Angeles. L.A., Christian women and men of all denominations are invited to participate in the prayers, programs and outreach to the underserved.
True Friendship Missionary Baptist Church salutes Pastor James and First Lady Evelyn Perkins with the 25th Love Celebration Luncheon on Feb. 8, at 11 a.m., at the Proud Bird’s Dolittle Room, 11022 Aviation Blvd., in Los Angeles. The donation is $65. To learn more, call Rebecca Kirksey-Weston at (562) 544-1530 or SaraDelois Haynes at (323) 804-7305.