COGIC Southern California First Jurisdiction Business & Professional Women present their annual BPW Phenomenal Women’s Personal Development Conference on May 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 6161 Centinela Ave., in Culver City.  The theme is “God’s Unlimited Power Unleashed in the Lives of Women@Work.” L.A. Superior Court Judge Patricia J. Titus will be the keynote speaker. Bishop Joe L. Ealy and U.S. District Court Judge Andre Birotte, Jr. will be honored. The donation is $40. Call (323) 293-7737 for details.

Crenshaw United Methodist Church holds the Save our Sons Prison Ministry meeting on May 19, at 2:30 p.m., at 3740 Don Felipe Dr., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Royce Porter, Sr. The topic will be “My Story: 20 Years in Prison.” A former inmate will discuss life before conviction, strategies for success on parole and integrating back into society.  Call (323) 292-0141 for information.

Park Hills Community Church plans the 32nd annual Women’s Day service on May 19, at 11 a.m., at 5247 Overdale Dr., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Lawrence Dove. The theme is “Mighty Women of God, Chosen for Service” based on John 15:16. Elder Reva Turner, Lessie Avent and Mary Lou Reeves will be honored for their outstanding contributions to the church. Valerie Johnson is the Women’s Ministries president and First Lady Yolanda Dove is the program chair. Visit for details.

L.A. Department of Recreation and Parks and several city, county and community groups host Senior Fraud Awareness Day on May 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Felicia Mahood Senior Center, 11338 Santa Monica Blvd., in Los Angeles. The free event features informational booths, musical performances and refreshments.

Grace United Methodist Church plans a “Karaoke Fundraiser” on May 25, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at 4112 W. Slauson Ave., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Cedric Bridgeforth. The program, open to all ages, will feature Stan the Prayed-Up Man, music, line dancing, games and refreshments. The donation is $10 for adults and $5 for youth. On June 29, the “Back-to-Church Comedy Show” takes place at 5 p.m. Lester Barrie and Friends will perform along with professional comedians. All ages are welcome. The donation is $20. To learn more about both events, call (323) 294-6653 or visit

Brookins-Kirkland Community AME Church observes Annual Lay Day on May 26, at 9 a.m., at 3719 W. Slauson Blvd., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Mary S. Minor. The BKCAME Lay Organization will participate as worship leaders. Lay President Tamika Jones will be the speaker. To learn more, call (323) 296-5610.

Church of God Pentecostal salutes Bishop Johnny Young and Dr. Brenda Davis-Young on May 19, at 10:15 a.m., at 733 S. Grevillea Ave., in Inglewood. The celebration will include a tribute for Bishop Young’s 68th birthday on May 15. For information, call Kathy Givens at (310) 419-7335.

Pilgrim’s Hope Bible Church celebrates the 3rd Pastoral Anniversary of the Rev. Dr. T. Delbert and First Lady Jasmine Robinson May 26, at 5 p.m., at 7016 S. Compton Ave., in Los Angeles. The theme is “A Church Connected to its Covering” based on 2 Samuel 5:1 and 1 Chronicles 11:1. Bishop Milton M. White, pastor of Victory Full Gospel Baptist Church in Pasadena, will be the guest preacher. Elder Evelyn Worline and Brother Jerol Crawford are the anniversary co-chairs. To learn more, call (323) 581-7672.

Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation and the County of Los Angeles present Contracting/Procurement Workshop on May 28, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, 4708 W. Washington Blvd., in Los Angeles. Representatives from the county’s Internal Services and Public Works Departments will discuss how to register businesses, become a certified vendor, contracting opportunities and strategies to win bids. To RSVP, call Erika Jackson at (323) 753-2335.