Bethel AME Church celebrates National Back To Church Sunday on September 18, at 7:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., at 7900 Western Ave., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Kelvin T. Calloway. Refreshments will be served following the 10:45 a.m. service. The public is invited to attend. Call (323) 750-3240 for information.
Don B. Welch Productions presents “Give Me That Old Time Religion” play on September 17, at 7 p.m., at Barnsdall Gallery Theatre, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., in Los Angeles. The cast includes Delores Lakey Stewart, Renda Pettis, Celestial Johnson, Pastor Sherman Gordon, Brandon Harrison and Pastor Frederick Howard. Welch is the writer/director and Kenny Ford is the musical director. The donation is $35. For tickets, call (888) 210-5910.
Walker Temple AME Church opens their Annual Women’s Conference with a free worship service on September 23 at 7 p.m., at 2525 Trinity St., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Rosalynn Brookins. The theme is “Warrior Women: Operating in the Prophetic.” Apostle Beverly “Bam” Crawford will preach. On September 24 at 9 a.m., prophetic workshops are planned featuring Rev. Dr. Mary Minor, Rev. Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis, Pastor Thembekila Smart and Prophetess Rachelle Potts. Registration is $50. For information, call (213) 747-7454.
First United Methodist Church plans Annual Women’s Day on September 25, at 3 p.m., at 1025 S. Long Beach Blvd., in Compton, said Pastor Arnetha E. Inge. The theme is “Christian Women Serving with Faith” based on 2 Timothy 1:5. Dr. Leandrea Fields-Robinson-Cowen, a retired LAUSD educator, is the guest speaker. Call (310) 639-0775 for details.
International Intercessory Covenant Prayer Ministry sponsors the “Destiny Calling Conference” at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel, 6101 W. Century Blvd., on Los Angeles, said Apostle Brook Crawford, host. On September 23, registration starts at 5:30 p.m. and worship begins at 7 p.m. On September 24, services are set for 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Participants include Apostle Ethel Gladden, Pastor Joyce Kitchen, Arlyne Surge365, Dr. Lillian Ong-Hon and Evangelist Gaynelle Dawson. Saxophonist J. Boykin and vocalist Dr. Karen Taylor will perform. The donation is $30. For details, email [email protected]
Fifty-Fourth St. Seventh Day Adventist Church holds their Seeds of Truth Revival through September 24, at 1973 W. 54th Street in Los Angeles, said Pastor Adolphus Garnett. Worship services will be held weeknights at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., and Sundays at 5 p.m. Also, free giveaways and child care will be available. To learn more, call (323) 292-2762.
Pilgrim’s Hope Bible Church observes Annual Women’s Day on September 25, at 9:45 a.m., 7016 Compton Ave., in Los Angeles, said Pastor T. Delbert Robinson. The theme is “Classic Christian Women” based on Romans 12:1. The church’s Ladies of Virtuous Essence (L.O.V.E.) Ministry sponsors the service. Sister Francine Atlas is the L.O.V.E. director and Sister Cynthia Revels is the program chair.
Bethel School of Evangelism begins a 10-week session on September 26, at 7 p.m., at 10905 S. Compton Ave., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Reginald A. Pope. The curriculum includes “Train to Explain” – 1 Peter 3:15, “Discover Key to Freedom” – John 8:32 and “Access Power to Proclaim” – Acts 1:8. To register, call (323) 566-5286.
WHW Ministries holds its ‘27th Annual Methods of Expository Preaching and Teaching Conference’ on October 3–7, at the Los Angeles Hilton Hotel, 5711 West Century Boulevard in Los Angeles. Dr. R. A Williams, pastor of McCoy Memorial Baptist Church in Los Angeles, is the WHW president. Several workshops will be held on preaching, teaching and effective ministry. Dr. Frank Ray and Dr. Rufus Smith of Memphis, TN; Dr. H. Wayne House and Dr. Bill Mounce of Faith Seminary in Tacoma, WA, will participate. Rev. Dr. J. Benjamin Hardwick of Praises of Zion Baptist Church will be honored. To register, call (888) 949-2378 or visit whwministries.com.
Eagle Wings of Enlightenment Center issues a call for prayer and fasting through October 7 eliminate the violence between law enforcement and African American men. Shri Natha Devi Premananda, founding minister, said, “We ask all religions, denominations, faiths and sacred paths to join us during these 33 days with steadfastness to transform the hearts of all men.” To learn more, call (323) 779-0120.
Baptist Church of the New Covenant plans a retirement celebration service for Bishop L. Daniel Williams on October 16, at 7 p.m., at Citizens of Zion Baptist Church, 12930 S. Lime Ave., in Compton. The guest preacher is Bishop Rudolph McKissick, St., of Bethel Baptist Institutional Church in Jacksonville, FL.