Brookins-Kirkland Community AME Church hosts the Youth and Young Adult Gospel Explosion on July 20, at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., at 3719 W. Slauson Ave., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Mary S. Minor. All young people as well as the public are welcome to attend. To learn more, call (323) 296-5610.
Vacation Bible School Classes for Children and Adults will take place at several local churches. They include Praises of Zion Baptist Church, 8222 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, July 17-21; Hollypark United Methodist Church, 13000 Van Ness Blvd., Gardena, July 17-21; and Southside Bethel Baptist Church, 10400 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, July 24-28; and Crenshaw United Methodist Church, 3740 Don Felipe Drive, Los Angeles, July 26-28. Brookins-Kirkland Community AME, 3719 W. Slauson Ave., Los Angeles and Price Chapel AME, 4000 W. Slauson Ave., Los Angeles will hold joint VBS classes, July 24-28.
Faith Community Foursquare Church sponsors its 5th annual “Senior ‘How To’ Informational Fair” on July 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 5519 S. Avalon Blvd., Los Angeles, said Pastor D.T. Parades. Social services information and assistance will be available for low-income senior citizens including Medi-Cal, food stamps and Lifeline enrollment as well as health screenings. For information, call (323) 928-0674.
Calvary Church of God In Christ observes Pioneer Day honoring their founder, the late Bishop Benjamin J. Crouch, on July 15, at 1 p.m., at 1415 E. Ramsey St., on Banning. The theme is “Now Give Me This Mountain” based on Joshua 14:12. Superintendent Logan H. Westbrooks of Faith Temple COGIC in Azusa will emcee, International Evangelist Regina Peel of Living Praise Christian Center in Palmdale will speak and the Morgan Sisters will sing.
Baptist Ministers Conference of L.A. and Southern California meets on July 17, at 11 a.m., at Mount Moriah Baptist Church, 4269 S. Figueroa St., in Los in Angeles. The Pastor Donald Robinson of Community Missionary Baptist Church will preach. On July 24, Pastor William Turner of New Revelation Missionary Baptist Church will speak. The Rev. Xavier Thompson is BMCLA president and the Rev. Dr. Melvin V. Wade, Sr., is the host pastor.
New Providence Baptist Church plans the Hot Summer Night Revival on July 18, at 7 p.m., at 10200 S. Normandie Ave., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Q.E. McKinney. The revivalist is Pastor William Turner of New Revelation Baptist Church in Pasadena. On July 23, the 61st Church Anniversary will be observed at 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Call (323) 754-3779 for information.
Ward AME Church hosts its 115th Anniversary Cruise on August 13, at 3 p.m., said Pastor John E. Cager III. Pastor Nathaniel W. Martin will emcee and Greg Walker, Kathy Westfield and The Ward Revelators will perform. The donation is $75. For tickets, call (213) 747-1367.