Great Beginnings for Black Babies, Inc. hosts its annual Celebrate Healthy Babies extravaganza May 27, at 11 a.m., at Zion Hill Baptist Church, 7860 10th Avenue in Los Angeles. The Rev. Seth Pickens is the host pastor. The theme is “It Takes a Village to Raise a Child: Straight Out of Africa-We Are Who We Were.” Activities include a Children’s Village, griot storytellers, puppeteers, jugglers, African dancers, drummers, resource vendors and free lunch. African attire is encouraged. For information, call Anne Kaough, at (310) 677-7995 or visit gbbb-la.org.
People’s Independent Church of Christ celebrates “The Women of Faith Empowerment Weekend” at 5856 West Blvd., in Los Angeles, said Bishop Craig Worsham, pastor. On May 28 at 10 a.m., the Mary Virginia Green Annual Prayer Breakfast takes place. The Rev. Dr. Gloria Zurveen, founder and publisher of Pace News, will be the guest speaker. On May 29 at 8 a.m., Minister Pam Duckworth, who heads the PICC Women’s Ministry, will speak. At 11 a.m., Dr. Tamarra V. Johnson, pastor of Dominion International Church Cathedral in Norfolk, VA, will preach. At 4 p.m., Elaine Gibbs and Dr. Rodena Preston and the Gospel Music Workshop of America – L.A. Chapter Mass Choir will perform. For tickets or information, call (323) 296-5776
Los Angeles NAACP ACT-SO sponsors its 2016 Annual Celebrity Salad Luncheon on May 28 at 11 a.m., at Messiah Baptist Church, 4500 West Adams Blvd., in Los Angeles. The Rev. Perry J. Jones is the host pastor. L.A. fire Commissioner Jimmie Woods Gray, Henry Purnell and Trussie Norris will receive the Outstanding Achievement & Community Service Award. The donation is $15.
Amos Memorial CME Church hosts the Southern California Region (SCR) Children’s Prayer Breakfast on May 28, at 9 a.m., at 2445 W. Washington Blvd., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Pansy Washington. The SCR Department of Christian Education sponsors the event. The public is invited to attend.
Brookins-Kirkland Community AME Church concludes its Cell Phone Fundraiser on May 28, at 1900 W. 48th St., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Mary S. Minor. The Men’s Ministry sponsors the campaign. Items accepted are old smartphones, cellphones X-box, Playstations, iPads, and ipods. For information, call David Moss (323) 243-1866 or Travis Roberts at (310) 920-2109.
Phillips Temple CME Church welcomes the Rev. Asberry Charles on May 29 at 10:30 a.m., at 971 E. 43rd St., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Bernard Jackson and Missionary President Terri Dyer. The Rev. Charles, pastor of Los Angeles Dominion Power Christian Center, Inc., will be the guest preacher. Lunch will be served following the worship.
Silver Lining of Hope Crusade, Inc., holds a rally to protest senseless murdering of youth on June 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the corner of Crenshaw and Manchester Boulevards in Inglewood, said the Rev. Dr. E. Winford Bell, SLHC organizer and president. The Inglewood Police Department is supporting the event. For information, call Dr. Bell at (213) 840-7175 or Carolyn Clark at (714) 739-8626.
Carson Community Deliverance Center Church holds a Women’s Prayer Room Service on June 11, 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.