First United Methodist Church observes Annual Men’s Day on June 19, at 10 a.m., at 1025 S. Long Beach Blvd., in Compton, said Pastor Fredrick Johnson. The theme is “There is Neither Slave Nor Free – For You are All One in Christ Jesus” based on Galatians 3:28. The Rev. Dr. Robert Smith will preach. For details, call (310) 639-0775.
Ruach Christian Community Fellowship plans their 2nd Annual Citywide Salute to Black Fathers Breakfast and Awards Ceremony on June 18, at 9 a.m., at the Consolidated Board of Relators, 3725 Don Felipe Drive in Los Angeles, said Pastor Lewis E. Logan II. The donation is $25 for adults and $20 for youth under 13-years-old. Call (323) 815-1916 for information.
Estelle For Humanity hosts the 15th Annual Honor Thy Father Awards on June 19, at 2 p.m., at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 6161 Centinela Ave., in Culver City. Actor Lou Gossett will be the keynote speaker. The ticket donation is $65 and $35 for children ages 4 to 12. Call (424) 304-7699 or (310) 927-8339 for details.
Save Our Sons Prison Ministry meets June 19, at 2:30 p.m., at Crenshaw United Methodist Church, 3740 Don Felipe Drive in Los Angeles, said Pastor Royce Porter, Sr. Geri Silva and Liberated Lifers will discuss “Life Changers Project: Success on Parole.” Also, information on employment, expungement and voting will be available. Call (323) 292-0141 for details.
Baptist Ministers Conference of L.A. and Southern California meets on June 20, at 11 a.m., at Mount Moriah Baptist Church, 4269 S. Figueroa Street in Los Angeles. Pastor James Perkins of True Friendship Missionary Baptist Church will preach. Los Angeles On June 27, Pastor Theo Wilkins of Three Oaks Baptist Church will speak. The Rev. Xavier Thompson is the BMCLA president and Dr. Melvin Wade, Sr., is the host pastor.
Mount Sinai Baptist Church presents its “Tuesday Night in the Truth Summer Preaching Series” during June at 7 p.m., at 3669 W. 54th St., in Los Angeles, said Pastor George E. Hurtt. The preachers are Pastor Shane Scott of Macedonia Baptist Church on June 21 and Pastor George L. Parks, Jr., of New Hope Baptist Church in North Little Rock, AR on June 28. For details, call (323) 291-1121.
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church features Vacation Bible School on June 20-24 at 6:15 p.m., at 2009 West Martin Luther King, Jr., Blvd., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Sylvester Washington. The theme is ‘Jesus, the True Superhero’’ based on Ephesians 6:11. Classes and activities for children, teens and adults will be available. For details, call (323) 293-6448.
Anointed By God Entertainment holds ‘Lyrical Therapy’ June 24 at 8 p.m., at Manazar Gamboa Community Theater, 1423 Gundry Ave., in Long Beach. Several artists will perform. Refreshments will be available. The public is invited to attend.
Ward AME Church hosts the Beverly Hills/Hollywood NAACP ACT-SO Showcase Fundraiser on June 25, at 1 p.m., at Ward, 1175 West 25th Street in Los Angeles, said Pastor John E. Cager II. The program celebrates the academic achievements of local high school students. The ticket donation is $15 in advance, $20 at the door and $10 for students with ID and children ages 5 to 12. If attendees refer mention this Sentinel announcement, tickets are $15 at the door. Checks may be mailed to NAACP ACT-SO, P.O. Box 2349, Los Angeles, CA 90078, to be placed on a list of pre-paid attendees.
Harvest Time Apostolic Church celebrates Sunday Night Surge on June 26, at 5 p.m., at 10022 S. Broadway St., in Los Angeles, said Bishop Raiji Gaines. The theme is “When Your Praise Reaches God” based on Psalms 118:21. Co-Pastor Tracey Weathers of Crossing the Jordan Ministries will be the guest preacher.
Westwood Presbyterian Church hosts a concert featuring award-winning composer Maria Newman on June 26, at 5 p.m., at 10822 Wilshire Blvd., in Los Angeles. Newman will conduct her own work, “Requiem: Missa Mortem Da Pacem” (Mass for Peace) that commemorates the death of a young child from AIDs. Soprano Christina Borgioli, mezzo-soprano Nandani Maria Sinha, tenors Adam von Almen and Larry Dulechan, and baritones Paul Cummings and Dimitri Smith will be featured with the Westwood Master Choir and Chamber Orchestra. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students with ID. For tickets, visit westwoodpres.org or call (310) 474-4535.
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels presents Relics of St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher on July 1-2, at 555 W. Temple St., in Los Angeles. The two 16th-century martyrs exemplified courage and conviction in the face of religious persecution. Archbishop José H. Gomez will welcome the relics by celebrating Mass on July 1, at 12:10 p.m., and the curator will speak from 12:50 p.m. to 2 p.m. On July 2, the relics will remain in a chapel at the Cathedral for veneration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information, call (213) 680-5200.