Several churches throughout the greater Los Angeles area will present worship services to observe the death and resurrection of Christ Jesus. The following is a list of some of the events.
New Antioch Church of God in Christ, 7826 S. Vermont Ave., in Los Angeles, invites the community to their Resurrection Day services on Sunday, April 21, at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Superintendent Jeffrey M. Lewis, senior pastor, said, “By attending this service, you will learn about the impact of God’s resurrecting power, God’s sovereignty over life and death and about the eternal promise of being resurrected unto eternal life due to the belief in His son, Jesus Christ.” For more information, call (323) 778-7965 or visit newantiochcogic.org.
The Liberty Church, 14725 S. Gramercy Pl., in Gardena, continues the Easter Trilogy sermon series by Pastor David Cross, entitled “The Real G. O. A. T. – Greatest of All Time,” on Sunday, April 21 at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Also, the Drama Ministry will feature the play, “I Sent My Son,” and Easter bags will be distributed to youth, ages 2-to-12, attending Children’s Church. “The Easter Trilogy began on Palm Sunday with the sermon entitled ‘CREED,’ which encouraging us to reclaim our God- given inheritance,” said Cross. “The trilogy will conclude on Sunday, April 28, at 10 a.m., (one service only) with an illustrated sermon entitled “The Testimony of A Goat, Sheep & Rooster” that will include live animals. Also, a petting Zoo for the children will be present.” To learn more, call (310) 715-8400.
Trinity Baptist Church, 2040 West Jefferson Blvd., in Los Angeles, will observe Good Friday with the “Seven Last Words” on April 19, at 12 p.m., announced Pastor Alvin Tunstill, Jr. “We will be blessed to hear the Rev. S. Damon Mays, the Rev. Douglas Nelson, Elder Dominique White, the Rev. Andrew Taylor, the Rev. Ronald Lewis, Minister Zaina Rene’ and the Rev. Bruce Jackson in the Trinity sanctuary,” said Tunstill. On Sunday, April 21, the children and youth will present the Sunday School Easter program at 8:45 a.m. The Easter service takes place at 10 a.m. “You are welcome to join us for these services in celebration of Trinity’s Holy week,” added Tunstill. Call the church office at (323) 735-0044 for additional information.
Agape Church of Los Angeles, 3725 Don Felipe Dr., in Los Angeles, will host three Holy Week services, according to Bishop Craig A. Worsham, pastor. Maundy Thursday worship will take place on April 18, at 7 p.m. With a theme of “A Service of Love and Reflection,” the program will include feet washing and Holy Communion.
On Sunday, April 21, at 8 a.m., retired AME Bishop Theodore Larry Kirkland, Sr., will preach followed by continental breakfast. At 11 a.m., Worship will bring the message. After the worship, brunch will be served and the Children’s Ministry will present “Eggstraveganza.” Worsham said, “We invite the public to join us on this most holy of all days as we praise, rejoice and worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.” To learn more, call (323) 295-5571 or visit agapela.org.
Bethel AME Church, 7900 S. Western Ave., in Los Angeles, will hold Sunrise Service at 5:30 a.m., on Resurrection Sunday, April 21, said Pastor Kelvin T. Calloway, Sr. Also, breakfast will be served at 7 a.m., followed by the worship service at 9 a.m. For information, call (323) 750-3240.
Brookins-Kirkland Community AME Church, 3719 W. Slauson Ave., in Los Angeles, plans Resurrection Sunday services on Sunday, April 21, said Pastor Mary Minor. At 7:45 a.m., the Christian Education Department will present an intergenerational Easter program and at 9 a.m., Resurrection Sunday worship will be held. Call (323) 296-5610 for more details.
Clergy Women Toastmasters will present the “Seven Last Sayings of Jesus from the Cross” on Friday, April 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at Crenshaw United Methodist Church, 3740 Don Felipe Dr., in Los Angeles, said Patti Titus, CWTM president. The preachers will be the Rev. Joyce L. Randall, Pastor Sonja R. Dawson, Minister Megashia Jackson, Pastor Royce Porter, Minister Brenda Daniel, the Rev. Judi Wortham-Sauls and Dr. Jean Perez. For information, email [email protected]
Congregational Church of Christian Fellowship, 2085 South Hobart Blvd., in Los Angeles, will hold Good Friday service on April 19, at 12 p.m. Pastor James K. McKnight also announced that he will preach on Easter Sunday, April 21, at the 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship. Donald Perry will minister in song. Also, an Easter egg hunt will take place following the 11 a.m. service. For information, email [email protected]
First AME Church, 2270 S. Harvard Blvd., in Los Angeles, will hold Resurrection Day Services at 6 a.m., 10 a.m., and 12 p.m., announced Pastor J. Edgar Boyd. The public is invited to attend. To learn more, visit famechurch.org.
Holman United Methodist Church, 3320 W. Adams Blvd., in Los Angeles, will feature parts two and three of Handel’s “Messiah” on Friday, April 19, at 6 p.m., said Bishop Warner Brown, pastor. William Campbell, Jr., will direct the Holman choir accompanied by Robert Johnson, Jr. For more details, call (323) 731-7285.
Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Greater Pasadena will host Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday, April 21, at 6 a.m., at the Farnsworth Park amphitheater, Lake Avenue and Mount Curve Avenue in Altadena. Delivering the sermon will be the Rev. Dr. Larry Campbell, pastor of First AME Church – Pasadena and president of IMAGP. Altadena Baptist Church will hold a fellowship breakfast after the service at 791 E. Calaveras St., in Altadena. Call (626) 797-8970 for information or visit altadenabaptist.org.
Love, Peace and Happiness Family Church, 4951 S. Figueroa St., in Los Angeles, will sponsor a Good Friday Service on April 19, at 11 a.m., Bishop Leon Martin, pastor. Resurrection celebration services are set for Sunday, April 21, at the ministry’s locations in L.A. at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m., and at 8 a.m., at 400 S. Santa Fe Ave., in Compton. “These services will be life-changing and we invite everyone from the surrounding communities to attend. You will experience the power of God, great music and a powerful word,” added Bishop Martin. For information, call (800) 757-6552 or visit lphfamily.org.
McCarty Memorial Christian Church, 4101 W. Adams Blvd., in Los Angeles, will hold Resurrection Day worship at 10:45 a.m., said Pastor Edward Anderson. A light lunch will be served following the service. To learn more, call (323) 731-4131 or email [email protected].
Southern California Conference Ministerial Alliance presents “The Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ” on Friday, April 19, at 12 p.m., at First AME, 2270 S. Harvard Blvd., in Los Angeles. The preachers will be Pastors Kelvin Calloway, Melanie Mays, Larry Campbell, Leticia Stewart-Smith, Mark Whitlock, Joyce Kitchens and J. Edgar Boyd, who is also the host.