Crenshaw United Methodist Church

Call 2 Worship – October 25

First New Christian Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church plans Women’s Day events at 1555 W. 108th St., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Norman Johnson. The theme is “Women of the Spirit: Seeking a More Excellent Way” based on I Corinthians 12:4-5, 27-31. On Oct. 27, a prayer breakfast takes place at 9 a.m. Santa Monica College Professor Nichole Blackwell will speak. On Oct. 28, at 11 a.m., U.S. Rep. Karen Bass will speak. Miracle Temple Church of God Pentecostal celebrates it 36th anniversary on Oct. 28, at 10 a.m., at 109 W. Buckthorn St., in Inglewood, said Bishop Johnny J. Young,

Call 2 Worship – October 18

St. John’s United Methodist Church holds a free workshop about trade careers on Oct. 20, at 10 a.m., at 1715 Santa Ana Blvd., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Larry Dozier. The session will outline the new workforce development initiative to train and certify individuals to become heating ventilation and air conditioning technicians, refrigeration mechanics and building maintenance engineers. To learn more, call (310) 502-8136 or visit Bible Enrichment Fellowship International Church hosts the “23rd Annual L.A.M.P.S. Conference” on Oct. 21-24, at 400 E. Kelso St., in Inglewood, said Dr. Beverly “Bam” Crawford, pastor. The theme is “Legacy – Apostolic

Call 2 Worship – June 14

Windsor Hills Christian Book Center sponsors an inventory reduction sale through June 16, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., at 4438 W. Slauson Ave., in Los Angeles. Books, Bibles, gifts and church supplies will be reduced up to 50% off. Bethel Missionary Baptist Church holds a revival on June 14-15, at 7 p.m., at 10905 S. Compton St., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Reginald A. Pope. The scriptural reference is Ephesians 4:11-12. The evangelist is the Rev. Don Pope II, pastor of Examples of Christ Christian Church in Bossier City, Louisiana. The services will include preaching, teaching, prayers and music. For

Call 2 Worship – May 17

Park Hills Community Church, Reformed Church in America, celebrates their 31st Annual Women’s Day on May 20, at 11 a. m., at 5247 Overdale Drive in Los Angeles, said Pastor Lawrence K. Dove. The theme is “Women of God, Believing in the Power of Prayer and Praise,” based on 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24. The Rev. Dr. Arnetha E. Bell-Inge, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Compton, will be the guest preacher. Noted composer and educator Professor Iris Stevenson will direct the Women’s Day Chorus. Minister Yolanda Dove is president of the Women’s Ministries and Mrs. Reva Turner is event chair. For

Call 2 Worship – March 8

Greater Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church plans the 16th Annual Women’s Conference on March 10, at 9 a.m., at 5300 South Denker Avenue in Los Angeles, said Pastor DeNon Porter. The theme is “Christian Women: Trusting in God and Bound Together by His Love” based on are 1Peter 5:1-11. On March 11, at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m., the Women’s Chorus will sing and at 3:30 p.m., the Annual Women’s Musical will be held. Rosalind Maye Higgins is the guest soloist. For information, call (323) 759-4996. Carson Community Deliverance Center Church holds a Women’s Prayer Service on March 10, at 10 a.m.,

Save Our Sons Welcome Porter-Smith and Duvernay

Community activists Thomas Porter-Smith and Tiffany Duvernay will be the special guests at the Save Our Sons Prison/Justice Ministry meeting on Sunday, January 21, at 2:30 p.m., at Crenshaw United Methodist Church, 3740 Don Felipe Dr., in Los Angeles. The Rev. Royce Porter, Sr., is the host pastor. Porter-Smith and Duvernay will outline available services to assist prisoners and the formerly incarcerated. The public is welcome to attend. For information, call Crenshaw UMC at (323) 292-0141.    

Call 2 Worship – January 4

Watts Area Ministers hosts their Pre-Annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration on Jan. 6, at 11 a.m., at the Martin Luther King Shopping Center, 103rd St. and Compton Ave., in Los Angeles, said the Rev. Dr. Reginald Pope, WAM president. The theme is “Fighting to Fulfill the Dream.” The celebration includes a peace march led by the Black Diamond Drill Team, scholarships presented to students, music and refreshments. Pastor John Hopkins of the True Vine Baptist Church of Lynwood will be the keynote speaker. The public is invited to attend. Call (213) 713-7108 for information. Crenshaw United Methodist Church welcomes

Call 2 Worship – December 28

Faithful Central Bible Church holds The Original Praise Party on Dec. 31, at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m., in The Tabernacle, 321 N. Eucalyptus in Inglewood, said Bishop Kenneth C. Ulmer, pastor. Anita Wilson will perform and Bishop Ulmer will preach. To learn more, call (800) 883-3675. First AME Church-L.A. plans New Year’s Eve Watch Night Service on Dec. 31, at 9 p.m., at 2270 S. Harvard Blvd., in Los Angeles, said Pastor J. Edgar Boyd. The service includes carnival festivities from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Hour of Power from 11 p.m. to midnight. For details, call (323)

Save Our Sons Ministry Features Quarles

  Attorney Vonya Quarles will outline the new laws affecting the sentences of current prison inmates at Save Our Sons Prison Ministry meeting on Sunday, October 15, at 2:30 p.m. Her presentation, which will cover legislation such as Propositions 47, 57 62, 63, 66 and SB 261, will be held at Crenshaw United Methodist Church, 3740 Don Felipe Dr., in Los Angeles. The Rev. Royce Porter is the senior pastor. A veteran advocate of improving the prison system, Quarles brings a unique perspective to the topic as she described herself as “a formerly incarcerated woman who is the daughter of

Kamlager Speaks at Save Our Sons Meeting

Save Our Sons Prison Justice Ministry will present Sydney Kamlager, president of the L.A. Community College District Board Of Trustees, on Sunday, September 17, at 2:30 p.m., at Crenshaw United Methodist Church, 3740 Don Felipe Drive, in Los Angeles. The Rev. Royce Porter is the host pastor. Kamlager will discuss “Getting an Education Without a Lifetime of Debt” and share details about tuition wavers as well as aid for former foster youth, students who are parents and some LAUSD graduates. Also, refreshments and games will be available. To learn more, call (323) 292-0141.

Save Our Sons Plans Father’s Day Event, Youth Essay Contest

Save Our Sons Prison/Justice Ministry will host a Father’s Day Family Celebration and Youth Essay Contest on Sunday, June 18, at 2:30 p.m., at Crenshaw United Methodist Church, 3740 Don Felipe Drive in Los Angeles. Pastor Royce Porter announced that Terrance Stewart, M.Ed., who received the 2017 National Father of the Year from the National Fathers and Families Coalition, and James “Dat Yoga Dude” Woods, MFTI, will be the guest speakers.  The program will also include a free banquet and prizes for the essay winners who attend the event. Young people are encouraged to submit essays on the theme, “What a Father Means

Local Ministries Plan Good Friday and Resurrection Day Services

Several churches and organizations in the Los Angeles area will hold Good Friday and Easter Sunday worship services to commemorate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The following list highlights the activities of some of the sponsoring ministries who invite the public to attend. People’s Independent Church of Christ Bishop Craig A. Worsham and his congregation will host Good Friday worship on April 14, at 12 p.m. The Rev. Dr. E.V. Hill II will preach. Also, services are set for 6:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., on Resurrection Sunday. A fellowship breakfast will be held at 8 a.m.

Save Our Sons Feature ‘Ask a Lawyer’

Save Our Sons Prison Ministry will feature criminal defense Attorney MaryEtta Marks at their meeting on Sunday, March 19, at 2:30 p.m., at Crenshaw United Methodist Church, 3740 Don Felipe Drive in Los Angeles. According to Pastor Royce Porter, Sr., Marks will answer legal inquiries and questions about the law during the presentation, “Ask a Lawyer: Everything You Wanted to Know, But Were Afraid to Ask.” Marks, who has more than 25 years of experience, is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and a former Los Angeles County deputy public defender. For information about the meeting, call

Kamlager Speaks at Save Our Sons

Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) Trustee Sydney Kamlager will share insight and advice on obtaining a college degree or a skilled trade at the monthly meeting of the Save Our Sons Prison Ministry. The gathering takes place on Sunday, July 17, at 2:30 p.m., at Crenshaw United Methodist Church, 3740 Don Felipe Drive in Los Angeles. The Rev. Royce Porter is the host pastor. A proponent of affordable higher education, Kamlager will speak on “A Gift of Hope: Access to Community College” and outline LACCD programs that assist minority students such as the free tuition initiative for LAUSD graduates. Also,

Save Our Sons plans youth session on college and careers

The Straight Talk Program and the Save Our Sons Ministry presents “A Gift of Hope,” a free seminar on attending college and/or starting a career. The event will be held on Sunday, March 20, from 2:30 to 5:30 pm, at Crenshaw United Methodist Church, 3740 Don Felipe Drive in Los Angeles.  All teens, especially foster and group home youth, are encouraged to attend. The program will feature testimonies from high school seniors and Straight Talk founder, Phyllis McNeal. To RSVP, email [email protected] or call (951) 272-5747.