First Ladies Health Initiative sponsors a Back to School Party on July 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the First Ladies Health House, 2249 South Hobart Blvd., in Los Angeles. Free vaccinations will be available for children and free health screenings for adults for diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, hepatitis, HIV/AIDS and various cancers. Also, 1,000 backpacks filled with school supplies will be distributed to students. For details, call (424) 234-8483 or (773) 405-1250.
AME Southern California Conference Women In Ministry presents an Appreciation Luncheon and Comedy Show on July 28, at 12 p.m., at First AME Church, 2270 S. Harvard Blvd., in Los Angeles, said the Rev. Dr. Charolyn J. Jones, SCCWIM coordinator. Presiding Elders Roosevelt Lindsey, Jr., and Allen L. Williams, Sr., will be honored and Ramona Stephens will perform. The donation is $55. For information or tickets, call (213) 448-7304 or email [email protected].
Lewis Metropolitan CME Church honors Rev. Travis A. Morris, pastor and Dr. Garnica Morris, first lady, on July 29, at 10:30 a.m., at 4900 S. Western Ave., in Los Angeles. The Rev. Mark A. Harding, pastor of Hays Tabernacle CME Church and Los Angeles District presiding elder will be the guest preacher. A fellowship luncheon takes place at 1:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Elaine Thompson-Esters is the program chair. For information, call (323) 292-0179.
Murph Chapel-St. Paul AME Church presents “Back to School – Stay in School” on Aug. 4, at 10 a.m., at 1381 Pass and Covina Rd., in Valinda, said Pastor Tracey Johnson. Caring Adult Foundation, Love My Neighbor Foundation and the NAACP San Gabriel Chapter co-sponsor the event. Mayor Lloyd Johnson is the guest speaker. Free backpacks and supplies will be distributed to students. Call (626) 917-3686 for details.
First New Christian Fellowship Baptist Church offers free meals for children ages 18 and younger through August 10, 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. To learn more, call (323) 756-2541.
Carson Community Deliverance Center Church holds a Women’s Prayer Service on Saturday, August 11 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.
Disciples On the Move holds its 21st Annual Gospel Crusade Rally on August 11, at 11 a.m., at the Venice Beach Boardwalk on Pacific and Winward Avenues in Los Angeles, said Joann Daughtery, organizer. Choirs, soloists, artists and speakers will perform at the free event. Call (213) 359-3185 for details.
Congregational Church of Christian Fellowship hosts the Sally Bell Mentor Group’s 2018 Combined Award Ceremony on August 11, at 5 p.m., at the 2085 S. Hobart Blvd., in Los Angeles, said Pastor James K. McKnight. Winners of the SBMG Essay/ Poetry event and the Young Artists will perform. Shirley Starke-Wallace will be honored as the 2018 Art Angel of the Year. To learn more, email [email protected]