St. John’s United Methodist Church holds a free workshop about trade careers on Oct. 20, at 10 a.m., at 1715 Santa Ana Blvd., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Larry Dozier. The session will outline the new workforce development initiative to train and certify individuals to become heating ventilation and air conditioning technicians, refrigeration mechanics and building maintenance engineers. To learn more, call (310) 502-8136 or visit

Bible Enrichment Fellowship International Church hosts the “23rd Annual L.A.M.P.S. Conference” on Oct. 21-24, at 400 E. Kelso St., in Inglewood, said Dr. Beverly “Bam” Crawford, pastor. The theme is “Legacy – Apostolic and Prophetic Synergy.” The leadership and mentoring event provides teaching, counseling, training and a luncheon. For details or to register, call (310) 330-4700.

Miracle Temple Church of God Pentecostal celebrates it 36th anniversary on Oct. 28, at 10 a.m., at 109 W. Buckthorn St., in Inglewood, said Bishop Johnny J. Young, pastor. The theme is “Bringing Unity to the Body” based on Ephesians 4:5.

Greater Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church presents an appreciation service for its choral directors on October 28, at 4 p.m., at 5300 S. Denker Ave., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Rev. DeNon A. Porter. The Music Ministry sponsors the program, which honor the Rev. Harold M. Pittman, Sister Lois L. Gray, Brother Donald R. Hunt, Brother Anthony C. Jones, Sister Seminolia D. Lamar and Sister Debra W. Williams. To learn more, call (323) 759-4996 or visit

Crenshaw United Methodist Church hosts “Light the Night Harvest Festival” on Oct. 31, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at 3740 Don Felipe dr., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Royce Porter. Activities include costume contest, games, jumper, food and candy. Call (323) 291-0141 for details.

Musicians In Action, Inc., plans its 26th Annual Music Ministry Awards Gala on Nov. 3, at 6 p.m., at the Renaissance Airport Hotel, 9620 Airport Blvd., in Los Angeles, said founders Gerald and Jacque Malone. The honorees include Geraldine Coates – Metropolitan Baptist Church, Altadena; Laweta Casiano-Crawford – City of Refuge; Kevin T. Davis – Christ Second Baptist Church of Long Beach & Compton Community Seventh Day Adventist Church; Nichole Buchanan Dodd – Prosperity M.B. Church.; Sonya A. Griffin – Friendship Baptist Church, Yorba Linda; Marquise Henderson – Unity Christian Fellowship and Power of Faith; Christopher E. Johnson – Southern St. Paul Church; Jamelle Jones – New Antioch COGIC and Phillip McQuarters – Bethany Baptist Church. For tickets, call (323) 777-3213 or visit