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.

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.

The Company International sponsors the 8th Annual Women’s Empowerment Conference on May 30 to June 1, at the Doubletree Hilton South Bay in Torrance. Apostle Beverly “Bam” Crawford, TCI founder/president and pastor of Bible Enrichment Fellowship International in Inglewood, and Gabrianna Crawford, TCI vice president who also performs as the artist, Punky G, will host the event. The theme is “Accelerate…Change Your World.” presenters. They include Dr. Jeshana Avent-Johnson, Deborah Ann Smith Pegues, Dr. Kristi Funk, actress Cynthia Pope, nutritionist Jayme Sachii, recording artist Lady Tee, and author Dorinda Walker. For registration and more information, call (310) 330-4700 or visit

Carson Community Deliverance Center Church holds a Women’s Prayer Service on Saturday, June 8th 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.