An interfaith prayer breakfast will be among the highlights as Pastor Carolyn Baskin-Bell and the members of Second AME Church prepare to celebrate their 110th Anniversary.
The prayer breakfast is set for Saturday, August 18, at 9 a.m., in the church edifice located at 5500 S. Hoover St., in Los Angeles. The guest speaker is the Rev. Dr. Barry Settle and his wife, the Rev. Rochelle Settle, will be the guest psalmist.
The Settles are the pastor and first lady of Allen Chapel AME Church in Riverside. Previously, they served as spiritual leaders at Willis Chapel AME in Kansas City, Missouri and First AME in Kansas City, Kansas.
The anniversary celebration continues on Sunday, August 19, at 10 a.m. with a worship service. The Rev. Vicki Hayden Lee, associate minister of the Institutional AME Church in Chicago, Illinois, will be the guest preacher.
“We invite the entire L.A. community to join us as we praise God for His past blessings and look forward to continuing our mission in making a difference in the lives of all people within and outside of the church walls,” said Baskin-Bell.
The celebration theme is “Interfaith Connection: A Faith Journey Through Prayer.” Vivian Tinsley and Regina Howard-Johnson are the anniversary co-chairs.
Second AME was founded in 1908 and throughout its history; the church has been involved in the spiritual and social life of the South Los Angeles community. In addition to a vibrant ministry, Second AME operates an active outreach program that offers free meals and personal care items to those in need.
“We firmly believe that helping those in need will help to shape a better future for the less fortunate,” said Baskin-Bell.
To learn more or obtain tickets to the breakfast (donation $35), call (323) 753-2451.