West Angeles Church of God in Christ plans Men’s Weekend starting with the 50th anniversary gala on Oct. 18, at 6:30 p.m., at LA Grand Hotel Downtown, 333 S. Figueroa St., in Los Angeles, said Bishop Charles E. Blake, pastor. The Brotherhood Organization sponsors the event. The donation is $65. On Oct. 20, at the 8 a.m., 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. worship services, Bishop Jack Vaughn will preach and the Sons of Thunder Men’s Choir will sing. For information, visit wasta.org.
Save Our Sons Prison Justice Ministry discusses “Women in the Justice System: Our Girls at Risk of Drugs, Prison and Sex Trafficking” on Oct. 20, at 2:30 p.m., at Crenshaw United Methodist Church, 3740 Don Felipe Dr., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Royce Porter, Sr. The public is invited to attend. For information, call (323) 292-0141.
Salvation Army Compton Corps presents musician and composer Charles Barnes in concert at 736 E. Compton Blvd., in Compton. He just released a new CD, “You’re So Good Thank You Lord.” He will perform on Oct. 23 at 4 p.m., Oct. 25 at 5 p.m., and Nov. 25 at 5 p.m. On Dec. 29, at 10 a.m., he will appear at First United Methodist Church of Compton, 1025 S. Long Beach Blvd., in Compton. For information, email [email protected]
Lincoln Memorial Congregational Church and The Gailen and Cathy Reevers Center celebrate legendary Black entertainers of the Sugar Hill District on Oct. 25, at 7 p.m., at 4126 Arlington Ave., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Wendell Miller. The program features vocalists, dancers and story-tellers. On Oct. 26, at 10 a.m., a Community Festival and Resource Fair takes place. The Gospel Jazz Quartet will perform. For details on both events, call (323) 293-8535.
Omega Educational Foundation plans its 26th annual Youth Leadership Conference on Oct. 26, at 8 a.m., at USC Taper Hall. The Omega Psi Phi Tau Tau Chapter sponsors the free event. Males ages 8 to 18 are welcome to attend to learn about goal-setting, health and wellness, social responsibility, academic growth and conflict resolution. The event includes free lunch, book, t-shirt and backpack. To register, contact Ricky Lewis at (323) 658-2995 or [email protected].
First United Methodist Church – Compton holds a Women’s Day Celebration and Recognition Luncheon on Oct. 26, at 10 a.m., at 1025 S. Long Beach Blvd., in Compton, said Pastor Arnetha Inge. The theme is “Women Having Faith to Follow God’s Call. Cassandra Harvey and Kawana Lee are the co-chairs.
Miracle Temple Church of God Pentecostal celebrates their 37th anniversary on Oct. 27, at 10:15 a.m., at 109 W. Buckthorn St., in Inglewood, said Bishop Johnny J. Young, senior pastor. The theme is “Unity” based on Ephesians 4:5. The public is invited to participate.
More Sure Word Midwest College of Theology hosts an open house of the L.A. satellite school on Nov. 16, at 2 p.m., at 2829 W. Vernon Ave., in Los Angeles, said Dr. King D. Felton, campus president. The accredited college will offer associate, bachelor, master’s and doctoral degrees. To enroll or for information, call (323) 291-2159 or visit moresurewordcot.org.