Silver Lining of Hope Crusades plans its general meeting on November 20, at 7 p.m., at Mount Olive 2nd Missionary Baptist Church, 9401 S. Zamora Ave., in Los Angeles, said Pastor E.W. Bell, president. On December 4 at 6 p.m., the group will partner with Inglewood Park Cemetery/Mortuary for a joint Prayer Vigil and Encouragement Service for families of victims of violent crimes at The Tabernacle of Faithful Central Bible Church, 321 N. Eucalyptus Ave., in Inglewood. Pastor Xavier Thompson of Southern Missionary Baptist Church will preach. Call (213) 840-7175 for details.
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church presents the ‘Distinguished Shepherds Award Celebration’ on November 21, at 11 a.m., at the Carson Community Center, 801 E. Carson St., in Carson. Pastor Sylvester Washington, along with several local pastors, will be honored. The donation is $65. For information, call (323) 293-6448.
Windsor Hills Christian Book Center plans a Thanksgiving Brunch on November 21, at 2 p.m., at 4438 W. Slauson Ave., in Los Angeles. The public is invited to attend. To RSVP, call (323) 290-3079 between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Episcopal Church of St. Philip the Evangelist, the city’s first Black Episcopal parish, celebrates its 108th anniversary with a luncheon on November 22, at 2800 Stanford Ave., in Los Angeles, said Rev. Dr. Glenn M. Libby, rector. Many long-time church members will be honored. The donation is $25. For information, call (323) 232-3494.
McCarty Memorial Christian Church presents a Christmas Cantata, ‘One Wise Man,’ on November 22, at 4 p.m., at 4101 West Adams Blvd., in Los Angeles. Friends of the William Grant Still Art Center, Sally Bell Mentor Group, McCarty Memorial Conservatory and Mentors for Youth and Adults Worldwide sponsor the event. Shirley Banks, Delores Kerr, Jonathan Page, Loretta Tolbert, Dorla Usher and Lynn Woods will perform. For details, call (323) 778-3002.
Crusade Christian Faith Center hosts ‘Ignite the Fire’ on December 3, at 7 p.m., at 801 S. La Brea Ave., in Inglewood, said Pastor Virgil D. Patterson, Sr. The Rev. Laurel Bunker will preach. On December 4, a praise and worship concert will be held.
Holman United Methodist Church celebrates its 70th anniversary with a gala on December 4, at 6 p.m., at the Omni Hotel, 251 S. Olive St., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Kelvin Sauls. Marian Wright Edelman, founder of the Children’s Defense Fund, will receive the James M. Lawson, Sr., Humanitarian Award. KJLH broadcaster Aundrae Russell and Christian comedian J-Redd will emcee. Dr. Rosa Hill and John Sweeney, Esq., are the anniversary co-chairs. For information, call (323) 731-7285.
Agape Christian Fellowship holds ‘The Splendor of Christmas’ on December 5, at 5 p.m., at 12700 S. Main St., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Edward L. Haygood. The Leap-4-Joy dance ministry sponsors the event. Call (323) 757-0254 for information.
Emmanuel Church of God in Christ hosts a musical on December 12, at 6:30 p.m., at 1399 E. 33rd St., in Los Angeles, said Supt. Wilbert Jones, pastor. On December 13 at 3:30 p.m., Bishop Joe Ealy, presiding prelate of the First Jurisdiction of Southern California, will preach.