Revelation 7:9 sponsor a Faith and Justice Forum on Jan. 20, at 9 a.m., at Mariners Church, 5001 Newport Coast Dr., in Irvine. Three police officers will share the challenges of serving the community in today’s stressful environment. Free breakfast will be served. To register, visit rev79.org or call (949) 573-0808.
Great Shepherd Missionary Baptist Church salutes Pastor Darryl and Lady Ramona Moore with appreciation services on Jan. 21 and 28, at 3 p.m., at 6407 S. Normandie Ave., in Los Angeles. The theme is “Our Pastor: Kingdom Building by the Word of God” based on Jeremiah 1:9-10. The guest preachers will be Pastor William Florence, Jr., of Greater Philippians Missionary Baptist Church on Jan. 21 and Pastor Michael Augustine of Live Oak Missionary Baptist Church on Jan. 28.
Sermon on the Mount Missionary Baptist Church celebrates the first anniversary of Pastor Kwame Crosby on Jan. 21, at 3:30 p.m., at 5509 S. Western Ave., in Los Angeles. The theme is “Our Pastor Equipping the Saints for the Work of the Ministry” based on Ephesians 4:12. The public is invited to attend. Call (323) 292-7771 for information.
Baptist Ministers Conference of L.A. and Southern California meet on Jan. 22, at 11 a.m., at Mount Moriah Baptist Church, 4269 S. Figueroa Street in Los Angeles, said the Rev. Xavier Thompson, BMCLA president. The Rev. Johnteris D. Tate is the host pastor. The Rev. Prentiss E. Lewis of Greater Starlight Missionary Baptist Church will preach. On Jan. 29, Dr. Manuel Scott, Jr., will conduct a seminar entitled “The Church in Crisis” and on Feb. 4, Bishop Jawane Hilton of City on the Hill Church will bring the message. To learn more, email [email protected].
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.
Musicians in Action hold the Iron Sharpens Iron Music Ministry Summit on Jan. 27 at 6:45 p.m., and Jan. 28 at 8:15 a.m., at People’s Independent Church of Christ, 5856 West Blvd., in Los Angeles. Workshops include Choir Decorum, Vocal Training and the Purpose of a Church Choir. To register, call (323) 777-3213.
First Zion Missionary Baptist Church plans Annual Building Fund Day on Jan. 28, at 3 p.m., at 4715 S. Normandie Ave., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Frank Bryant, Jr. The theme is “Building on the Right Foundation” based on 1 Corinthians 3:10. Pastor D. Wright of Rock of Ages Baptist Church will preach. For details, call (323) 296-2047.
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.
Carson Community Deliverance Center Church holds a Women’s Prayer Service on Feb. 10, 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.