Brookins-Kirkland Community AME Church hosts the Youth and Young Adult Explosion on July 23, at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., at 3719 W. Slauson Ave., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Mary S. Minor. The public is 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 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.
Baptist Ministers Conference of L.A. and Southern California meets on July 24, at 11 a.m., at Mount Moriah Baptist Church, 4269 S. Figueroa St., in Los in Angeles. Pastor William Turner of New Revelation Missionary Baptist Church will preach. The Rev. Xavier Thompson is BMCLA president and the Rev. Dr. Melvin V. Wade, Sr., is the host pastor.
New Providence Baptist Church observes the 61st Church Anniversary will be observed on July 23, at 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., said Pastor Q.E. McKinney. 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.