Carson Community Deliverance Center Church holds a Women’s Prayer Service on Sept. 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 AME Church presents its 9th Annual Gospel Comedy Explosion on Sept. 14, at 4 p.m., at 2270 S. Harvard Blvd., in Los Angeles, said Pastor J. Edgar Boyd.  Ramona Stephens will serve as host. The donation is $10 in advance and $15 at the door.  For information or tickets, call the FAME Business Office at (323) 735-1251.

Save Our Sons Prison Justice Ministry discusses “Kids on the Edge: Keeping Our Children Out of the Criminal Justice System” on Sept. 15, at 2:30 p.m., at Crenshaw United Methodist Church, 3740 Don Felipe Dr., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Royce Porter, Sr. A panel of former inmates will share insight and information. For information, call (323) 292-0141.

Price Chapel AME Church observes its 72nd anniversary on Sept. 15, at 3 p.m., at 4000 W. Slauson Ave., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Benjamin Hollins. Pastor John E. Cager III and Ward AME Church will be the guests. For details, call (323) 296-2406.

Compton Alumni Association holds their 19th Annual Alumni Picnic on Sept. 21, at 10 a.m., at Compton High School soccer field, 602 S. Acacia St., in Compton. Compton Unified School District trusttes co-sponsor the event. A deejay, food vendors and memorabilia will be available. Email comptonhighalumni for details or visit

Holman United Methodist Church plans an Usher Day Celebration on Sept. 22, at 3 p.m., at 3320 W. Adams Blvd., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Paul Hill. The theme is “Servants of All” based on Matthew 23:11. Pastor Gary Bernard Williams of St. Mark United Methodist Church will be the guest preacher. To learn more, call (323) 703-5868 or visit

West Angeles Church of God in Christ presents the “When We Worship Revival” on Sept. 26-28, at 3045 S. Crenshaw Blvd., in Los Angeles, said COGIC Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr., pastor. The Music and Arts Department, directed by Dr. Judith McAllister, sponsors the event. On Sept. 26-27, prayer begins at 6:30 p.m. and services start at 7 p.m. Dr. Matthew Stevenson III and Evangelist Vandalyn Kennedy will speak. The Afterglow of Worship takes place on Sept. 27, after the service. For information, call (323) 733-8300, ext. 2017.