Abundant Grace Bible Church honors their pastor, Bishop Michael V. Jenkins, with a birthday luncheon on Nov. 2, at 11 a.m., at Greater New Light Missionary Baptist Church, 1154 E. 92nd St., in Los Angeles. Dr. Patrick D. Ross is the host pastor. The donation is $30. For tickets, call or text (310) 896-5741.
Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Southern California and the Black Jewish Alliance presents the Heschel/King Forum – Confronting White Supremacy on Nov. 3, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Holman United Methodist Church, 3320 W. Adams Blvd., in Los Angeles, said Pastor William Smart, SCLC president. The Rev. James Lawson and Rabbi Sharon Brous will be the keynote speakers. Sessions include “Jews of Color,” “Criminal Justice,” “Violence & Gun Control,” “Youth Activism” and more. Admission is free, but registration is required by required (213) 268-3082.
Founder’s Church of Religious Science and Dr. Arthur Chang, senior minister, appear on KCET’s “Lost L.A.” series on Nov. 5, at 8:30 p.m. The program will highlight the work of pioneering African American architect, Paul R. Williams, who designed Founder’s edifice, Second Baptist Church and the LAX Theme building. Chang will share insight into the original blueprints by Williams, which are still in Founders possession.
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.
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 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@example.com.
Brookins-Kirkland Community AME Church plans Thanksgiving Service on Nov. 28, at 9 a.m., at 3719 W. Slauson Ave., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Mary S. Minor. Testimonies and praise reports will be shared. The public is invited to attend. To learn more, call (323) 296-5610.