Vacation Bible School classes for children and adults are underway at several local churches through July 28. They include Southside Bethel Baptist Church, 10400 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles; Crenshaw United Methodist Church, 3740 Don Felipe Drive, Los Angeles; and Brookins-Kirkland Community AME, 3719 W. Slauson Ave., Los Angeles.
Southern St. Paul Church presents “The Outpour” worship experience on July 30, at 5 p.m., at 4678 W. Adams Blvd., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Xavier L. Thompson. The Worship and Arts Ministry sponsors the event. The dance, mime and media ministries will perform along with invited guests. The donation is $15 for adults and $5 for children. On August 26, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the “Dare to be Bold” women’s conference is planned and August 27, at 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Annual Women’s Day will be observed.
Carson Community Deliverance Center Church holds Women’s Prayer Service on August 12 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.
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.
Bethel Missionary Baptist Church plans a “Back to School and Health Fair Rally” on August 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 10905 S. Compton Ave. in Los Angeles, said Pastor Reginald A. Pope. Free back to school supplies, haircuts and more will be available. King Drew Medical Center and the Watts Healthcare Corporation will provide free health screening and information. To learn more, call (323) 566-5286 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Murph-Chapel St. Paul AME Church and San Gabriel Valley NAACP presents a “Back to School, Stay in School” on August 19, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., at 1381 Pass and Covina Rd., in La Puente, said Pastor Tracey Johnson. Youth will receive free school supplies and backpacks. Guests include U.S. Rep. Grace F. Napolitano, County Supv. Hilda Solis, West Covina Mayor Corey Warshaw and local fire, police and school officials. Call (626) 917-3686 or (310) 428-4840 for information.