West Angeles Church of God in Christ plans a Prayer Shut-In and Revival on July 20, at 9 p.m., 3045 S. Crenshaw Blvd., in Los Angeles, said Bishop Charles E. Blake, pastor. Pastor John Hannah will be the guest speaker. On July 21, Hannah will preach at the 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. services in the West Angeles Cathedral, 3600 S. Crenshaw Blvd. At 6:30 p.m., the Christian Education Graduation Celebration takes place at 3045 S. Crenshaw Blvd. Visit westa.org for details.
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.
Glory Church of Jesus Christ hosts the 20th Homeownership Fair on July 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 1801 S. Grand Ave., in Los Angeles. Faith and Community Empowerment (FACE) sponsors the free event, which provides home buyers and homeowners with an opportunity to meet with real estate agents, banks, and industry professionals. Attendees will learn about down payment assistance programs, loan products for home buyers and how to fix, increase and optimize credit. To register, visit facela.org.
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.
Disciples on the Move hosts their 22nd Annual Venice Beach Gospel Crusade Rally on Aug. 24, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the corner of Pacific Blvd., and Windward St., in the Venice district of Los Angeles, said organizer Joann Daughtry. Participants include local clergy, musicians, speakers and artists. Pastors, evangelists, missionaries, witnessing teams and soul winners are also invited to participate. In the past, approximately 350 people accepted Christ and more than 70 were baptized each year. To volunteer, donate or learn more, call (213) 359-3185 or visit disciplesonthemove.com.
Price Chapel AME Church sponsors Annual Steward’s Day on Aug. 25, at 3 p.m., at 4000 W. Slauson Ave., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Benjamin Hollins. The theme is “Stewards…Fasting and Praying for Love and Change Inward & Outward – Love Thy Neighbor.” The Rev. Dr. Francine Brookins and the members of Beth-El AME Church – Fontana will be the special guests. To learn more, call (323) 296-2406.
Los Angeles Bible Training School welcomes registration for the fall semester on Aug. 26 and Aug. 29, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at 2008 E. 87th St., in Los Angeles. The semester runs from Sept. 5 to Dec. 19. Several classes will be held on Mondays and Thursdays in the mornings and evenings. To learn more, call (323) 588-3711 or visit labts.org.