Ward AME Church plans a free forum on wrongful convictions on March 17, at 6:30 p.m., at 1177 W. 25th St., in Los Angeles. The Legal Redress Committee of the National Association for Equal Justice in America sponsors the event. The participants are Michael S. Jones and representatives from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the State Attorney General’s Office, the District Attorney’s Wrongful Convictions Unit and a private attorney. Call (310) 608-5878 for details.
Christ Our Redeemer AME Church co-hosts “The Dancer In Me Sacred Arts & Music Training Institute on March 18-20, said Pastor Mark Whitlock and Rev. Stephanie Adams, co-host. Classes will be held at UC Irvine and Christ Our Redeemer, 45 Tesla in Irvine. The event features professional facilitators and ministers of dance, music, drama, and the Word. To register, call (562) 293-1700 or visit dim2016.eventbrite.com.
First United Methodist Church presents its Annual Prayer Breakfast on March 19, at 9 a.m., at 1025 S. Long Beach Blvd., in Compton, said Pastor Fredrick Johnson. The church’s Prayer Group sponsors the event. The theme is “Be Still, God is at Work” based on Psalm 46:10-11. The speaker is Pastor Walter Tucker of Truth and Love Christian Church in Carson. For details, call (310) 639-0775.
Sewing Circle & Artistic Fingers of the First Jurisdiction of Southern California sponsors a tea and fashion show extravaganza on March 19, at 3 p.m., at the Hale, Morris, Lewis Manor, 1307 W. 105th St., in Los Angeles. The theme is “Let the Church Say Amen.” A round table discussion will feature Elder Bishop Princeton Parker, Evangelist Missionary Karen Cox, Bishop Ron and Lady LaVette Gibson and Mother Sue McCoo. The donation is $20. For information, call Idrose Bondurant at (323) 779-2496.
Calvary CME Church presents “The Carpenter,” a play depicting the life of Christ in words and music, will be held Sunday, March 20, at 4 p.m., on the church campus at 135 Glorieta St., in Pasadena, said Pastor John Deron Johnson. The production is written and directed by Howlett Smith. The donation is $20. To learn more, call (626) 791-0710.
Clergy Women Toastmasters plan a Good Friday Speak-A-Thon on March 25, at 7:30 a.m., at Crenshaw United Methodist Church, 3740 Don Felipe Dr., in Los Angeles, said the Rev. Helena Titus, president. Speakers will preach “The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross.” Also, a light breakfast will be served. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hays Tabernacle CME Church hosts “The Seven Last Words” on March 25, at 12 p.m., at 10121 S. Central Ave., in Los Angeles. The Southern California Region Ministerial Alliance and Women’s Missionary Society sponsor the event. The preachers are the Reverends Antonio Owens, Jacqueline Maye, Emma Burrus, Dr. Gloria Marshall, Mark A. Hardin, Dr. Darryl J. Wesley and Willie B. Boyd, Jr.
King Jesus Bibleway Church of God in Christ holds an Old Time Holiness Fellowship on Sundays at 5:30 p.m., at 11737 S. Figueroa St., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Arthur Houston. The service is co-sponsored by the United Saints in Service for Jesus (USIS). Sis. Stephanie Johnson the USIS lead evangelist. The public is welcome to attend.