Guidance Church welcomes the Rev. Ben Vereen, noted actor/singer, as guest preacher on July 13 at 10 a.m., at 7225 Crenshaw Boulevard in Los Angeles, said Minister Nirvana R. Gayle, spiritual director. On July 20, Bishop Barbara King will be honored at 10 a.m. Call (310) 753-5823 for information.
Greater New Bethel Baptist Church celebrates the 39th Appreciation of Pastor Earl A. Pleasant on July 13, at 601 East 99th Street in Inglewood. Dr. Joel Taylor of St. Paul Baptist Church in Chicago, IL, will preach at 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Call (310) 677-1663 for information.
Baptist Ministers Conference of LA and Southern California features preaching by Pastor L.A. Kessee of Bethany Baptist Church at its weekly meeting on July 14 at 11 a.m., at Mount Moriah Baptist Church, 4269 S. Figueroa Street in Los Angeles. On July 21, Pastor K.W. Tulloss of Weller Street Baptist Church will speak and on July 28, Pastor C. Lamar Simmons of Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church will preach. The Rev. Xavier Thompson is the BMCLA president and Dr. Melvin Wade, Sr., is the host pastor.
Bethel A.M.E. Church hosts Vacation Bible School for youth and adults on July 14-18 at 5:30 p.m., at 7900 South Western Avenue in Los Angeles, said Pastor Kelvin Calloway. The theme is ‘The Jesus Connection…What A Friend.’ Dinner will be served each night. Call (323) 750-3240 for details.
Mount Tabor Missionary Baptist Church plans its Annual Summer Revival on July 15-17 at 7 p.m., at 6614 South Western Avenue in Los Angeles, said Pastor Ticey M. Brown. The evangelist is Pastor Reggie Bachus of Mount Olive M.B. Church in Brooklyn, NY. For information, call (323) 753-3189.
Southern Missionary Baptist Church holds Vacation Bible School for youths and adults on July 16 – 19, at 6 p.m., at 4678 West Adams Boulevard in Los Angeles, said Pastor Xavier Thompson. The theme is ‘Jesus Paid It All.’ Also on July 19, a festival will be held featuring food, face painting, jumpers and more. Call (323) 583-0729 for details.
Faith Community Foursquare Church sponsors a ‘How To’ Senior Fair on July 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 5519 South Avalon Boulevard in Los Angeles, said Pastor D.T. Paredes. The event will offer health screenings and presentations by the Department of Water and Power, L.A. Consumer Affairs Bureau, Alzheimer’s Association and more. For information, call (323) 928-0874.
KRST Unity Center of Afrakan Spiritual Science presents ‘Affordable Care Act – Questions and Answers’ on July 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 7825 South Western Avenue in Los Angeles. George Amadi Hines will discuss the new health care laws. At 12:30 p.m., a community yoga class with instructor Krishna Kaur will be held. On July 26, a ‘Womb Healing Workshop’ for women and girls, hosted by Moma Love Birth Services, is planned at 4 p.m. Call (323) 759-7567 for details.
Olive Gospel Ministries celebrates its album release with an ‘Evening of Thanksgiving’ praise and worship concert on July 19 at 6 p.m., at 2600 South La Brea in Los Angeles. Several guest soloists and musicians will perform. The donation is $20 for singles and $30 for couples. Admission is free for children under 12 years old. For tickets or information, call (818) 419-6211.
Brookins Community A.M.E. Church observes Annual Missionary Day on July 20 at 9 a.m., at 4831 South Gramercy Place in Los Angeles, said Pastor Gregory McLeod. Dr. Kaye Lindsey is the guest speaker and Mrs. Katie Johnson is the WMS president. For details, call (323) 296-5610.
First A.M.E. Church features Vacation Bible School on July 21-25 at 5 p.m., at 2270 South Harvard Boulevard in Los Angeles, said Pastor J. Edgar Boyd. Classes will be held from pre-school to adults and free dinner will be served each night. Call (323) 730-7750 for details.
Crenshaw Christian Center hosts the Fellowship of International Christian Word of Faith Ministries Annual Convention on July 22-24 at 9 a.m., at 7901 South Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles. The hosts are Apostle Frederick and Dr. Berry Price and Dr. Michael and Dr. Deedee Freeman. Evening worship is at 7 p.m., each night. On July 23, a carnival and concert are planned. To register, call (800) 727-1374 or visit ficwfm.org.