Hamilton United Methodist Church observes their 114th anniversary throughout October, at 6400 S. Figueroa St., said Pastor Fredrick Johnson. Dr. Edna Burems is the anniversary chair and Dr. Thelma Eaton and Anthony Lawson are the co-chairs. The theme is “On Fire to Witness for Christ” based on Zechariah 2:5. Guest speakers include former U.S. Rep. Diane Watson on Oct. 15, at 11 a.m.; and the Rev. Rev. Mark Nakagawa on Oct. 29, at 11 a.m. Also, a concert will be held on Oct. 29, at 3 p.m., featuring the Clara Ward Singers, Anthony Lawson, United Male Chorus of L.A., Kym Foley, Hamilton Alumni Choir and Zuri.
New Destiny Purpose Church hosts a Revival on October 12-13, at 7 p.m., at 12101 W. Manchester Blvd., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Reginald Wickman. The evangelist is Elder Cecil Thompson of Grace Temple Church. For information, call (323) 449-9931.
Carson Community Deliverance Center Church holds a special Women’s Prayer Service for October Breast Cancer month on October 14, 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.
First Congregational Church of Los Angeles welcomes Diana Butler Bass as guest speaker on October 15, at 3 p.m., at 540 South Commonwealth Ave., in Los Angeles, said the Rev. Dr. Gwynne Guibord, founder of The Guibord Center. Bass, the author of nine books on American Religion, will discuss finding footing within ourselves, our community and the world in light of the contentious, confusing and chaotic times of the last two years.
Bible Enrichment Fellowship International Church celebrates the 20th anniversary of “Bam Crawford’s Purpose The King Is Coming Any Day” album with a concert on October 20, at 8 p.m., at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd., in Redondo Beach. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Jackie Gouché Farris, Ron Kenoly, Morris Chapman, Beau Williams, Punky G and other guests will perform. For tickets, visit bampurposeconcert.eventbrite.com.
USC Libraries 12th annual Archives Bazaar will showcase Los Angeles minister and civil rights movement pioneer Rev. John N. Doggett, Jr., on October 21, at 9 a.m., the Doheny Memorial Library 3550 Trousdale Parkway, University Park Campus in Los Angeles. was pastor of Los Angeles’ socially progressive church, Hamilton Methodist Church from 1954 to1964. Call (213) 740-2543 for details.
Church One Ministries present Gospel Comedy on October 21, at 7 p.m., at 700 E. 70th St., in Long Beach, said Bishop Todd Erving, pastor. Monty B. Sharpton will host. Performers include Kathy Westfield, Jamming Jay Lamont, Cizzle C, Rudy Moreno and the Anointed Oreos. The donation is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Proceeds will assist The Mozell Sanders Thanksgiving Dinner, Faith Harvest Christmas Outreach and less fortunate families for the holidays.
Southern St. Paul Church hosts Hallelujah Night on October 31, at 6 p.m., at 4678 W. Adams Blvd., on Los Angeles. The youth-oriented event includes live entertainment, carnival games, arts and crafts and refreshments. For information, call (323) 731-2703.