Carson Community Deliverance Center Church holds a Women’s Prayer Service on Saturday, July 13 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.

West Angeles Church of God in Christ presents its 3rd annual B.L.O.O.M. (Be Lifted Out of Mess) Luncheon on July 13, at 10 a.m., 3600 S. Crenshaw Blvd., in Los Angeles, said Bishop Charles E. Blake, pastor. Presenters include Elder Charles Blake, Jeanine Blake, palmist Ayanna Bereals and author Simon T. Bailey. The donation is $35. On July 14, Bailey will be the guest speaker at the 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. services. Visit for details.

Murph Chapel-St. Paul AME Church plans its 3rd Annual Back2School-StayNSchool Backpack Giveaway on July 13, at 10 a.m., at 1381 Pass and Covina Road in Valinda, said Pastor Tracey Johnson. Food, music and other items will be distributed to all students in attendance. To learn more, call (626) 917-3686 or email [email protected].

Park Hills Community Church plans Vacation Bible School on July 15-19, from 9 a.m. to Noon, at at 5245-47 Overdale Dr., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Lawrence Dove. The theme is “ROAR – Life is Wild, God is Good!” Classes will be available from Pre-K to high school. Register online at or on campus on July 15, at 8:30 a.m. July 15. For information contact: Linda Harrington, VBS Director

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Brookins-Kirkland Community AME Church presents the Youth Gospel Explosion on July 21, at 3 p.m., at 3719 W. Slauson Blvd., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Mary S. Minor. Several young people will perform. Also, Vacation Bible School takes places July 22 to 26. The Christian Education Commission, directed by Exhorter Gwen Williams, sponsors the event. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m., and classes for children and adults start at 7 p.m. To learn more, call (323) 296-5610.

First New Christian Fellowship Baptist Church offers free meals for children ages 18 and younger through August 9, at 1555 West 108th Street, in Los Angeles, said Pastor Norman S. Johnson, Sr. The FNCF Community Development Corporation sponsors the program. Meals are served weekdays, 7 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. The meals are a component of the Summer Food Service Program, sponsored by the California Department of Education’s Nutrition Services Division. For information, call (323) 756-2541.

Bethany Prayer Temple holds Community Day on Aug. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 612 W. 95th St., in Los Angeles, said Pastor A.R. Lancaster. Free clothing, shoes, health information and more will be available.To learn more, call (323) 777-9765.

Ward AME Church plans the Young, Gifted and Blessed Scholarship Concert on Aug. 10, at 3 p.m., at 1177 W. 25th St., in Los Angeles, said Pastor John E. Cager III. Performers include “The Voice” finalist Jordyn Warren, soloist Daryn Dean, hip-hop artist Don “DJ” Johnson, spoken word artist Jasmin Jones and Grammy award-winner Rockies Robbins. The donation is $45 for VIP seating, $30 general admission and $15 for youth. Call (213) 747-1367.