First AME Church of Los Angeles

Biddy Mason Wellness Center – A Healthy Resource for South L.A.

The Biddy Mason Community Wellness Center will be a health and medical resource for South L.A. residents. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the facility takes place on Friday, September 29, at 11 a.m., at 2249 S. Hobart Street in Los Angeles.

FAME Church Celebrates 150 Years of Serving the L.A. Community

For the past year, the members of First AME Church LA, also known as FAME, have been honoring their heritage and celebrating 150 years of serving the Los Angeles community. On Friday, June 30, the congregation will host a black-tie dinner and awards show in Hollywood to commemorate its achievements and the leadership of Pastor J. Edgar Boyd.

Call 2 Worship – Sept. 8

Many uplifting activities are occurring in the faith-based community throughout greater Los Angeles. Here is a listing of a few of those events.

Call 2 Worship – August 25

Many uplifting events are taking place in greater Los Angeles. Here is a list of some of those activities.

First AME – L.A. Hosts ‘Rock the Vacx’ Clinic

Free vaccinations are available at the ‘Rock the Vacx’ Clinic hosted by First AME Church of Los Angeles.  Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines are open to children ages 5 and up as well as adults.

Biddy Mason Foundation Serves Foster Youth

Biddy Mason Charitable Foundation develops a range of programs, services and initiatives to ensure the success of young people in the L.A. County system.

First AME Hosts MAX-VAX COVID Response

First AME Church of Los Angeles and USC Pharmacy will mount an attack against the COVID-19 virus by hosting a testing and vaccination event.

First AME to Host City’s African American Heritage Month Worship Service

The city of L.A.’s annual worship service commemorating African American Heritage Month takes place on Sunday, Feb. 14, at 10 a.m., at First AME Church of Los Angeles.  As in the past, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and Our Authors Study Club will join with Pastor J. Edgar Boyd and the members of FAME to sponsor the virtual celebration. The service, which can be viewed online at, will focus on the theme, “National Healing in a Time of Global Challenge.” According to AAHM Chair Mike Davis and Pastor Boyd, special recognition will be extended to leading health scientists and medical

Jones Shares How to Find Hope When Dealing with Grief

When pain occurs repeatedly, faith and trust in God is the only lifeline. At least, that’s what saved Alicia S. Jones.In her new book, “Sentenced to Live,” Jones recounts the grief and sadness of losing her first two babies to health complications and birthing a third child, who has cerebral palsy. But instead of constant mourning, Jones relies on her unwavering faith to emerge joyful and encouraged. “This book is an insight into my journey through motherhood.  My goal is to offer hope for those who are going through grief and loss. For me, it was prayer, purpose and patience that

Through Christ, Williams Moves Smoothly Between Ministry and Academia

Life has been a memorable journey for the Rev. Dr. Helen Easterling Williams. From picking cotton in South Carolina and attending revivals at Morning Star Baptist Church, she’s now an associate minister at AME Church in Los Angeles and dean of the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University. While some may be surprised by her trajectory, Williams is not in that number. In her opinion, understanding her past has served as a springboard to her future and she credits “humble beginnings as a major factor in my development of strong and positive character traits and of a

Call 2 Worship – February 6

True Friendship Missionary Baptist Church salutes Pastor James and First Lady Evelyn Perkins with the 25th Love Celebration Luncheon on Feb. 8, at 11 a.m., at the Proud Bird’s Dolittle Room, 11022 Aviation Blvd., in Los Angeles. The donation is $65. To learn more, call Rebecca Kirksey-Weston at (562) 544-1530 or Sara Delois Haynes at (323) 804-7305. Holman United Methodist Church observes Anniversary Sunday on Feb. 9, at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m., at 3320 W. Adams Blvd., in Los Angeles, said Interim Pastor Paul A. Hill. On Feb. 23, at 4 p.m., the Holman choir presents the 60th Annual

Call 2 Worship – January 30

The United House of Prayer for All People celebrates its Centennial Anniversary through Feb. 2, at 1029 E. Vernon Ave., in Los Angeles, said Apostle Rodney Lattisaw. “Sweet Daddy” Grace founded the organization in 1919. Bishop C.M. Bailey, presiding prelate, will be the special guest. For information, call (301) 943-2457. Yes We Can Worship Center invites donations for their distribution to the homeless on Feb. 1, at HOPICS, 5715 S. Broadway in Los Angeles, said Pastor Sherman D. Manning. Donations such as toiletries, clothing, school supplies, gift cards and financial contributions are encouraged. To participate, call (213) 858-2608 or email [email protected]. The

Call 2 Worship – December 19

First AME Church – L.A. holds their annual Christmas Giveaway on Dec. 21, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., at 2270 S. Harvard Blvd., in Los Angeles, said Pastor J. Edgar Boyd. Gently used coats, jackets, sweaters, hats, gloves and scarves will be distributed. For information, call (323) 735-1251. Grant AME Church sponsors their 11th annual Toys, Clothes and Food Giveaway on Dec. 21, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at 10435 S. Central Ave., in Los Angeles, said Pastor J. Arthur Rumph. Also, on Dec. 22, at 9:30 a.m., the Christmas Music and Arts Worship Service takes place in the