Macedonia Baptist Church

Macedonia Baptist Church Hosts Wellness Family Health Fair

The Fall into Wellness Family Health Fair, aiming to address economic, health, and social disparities in the Watts community, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Macedonia Baptist Church, 1751 E. 114th Street, in Los Angeles. Free immunizations and health screenings will be available along with food, music and other resources. Community and hospital volunteers will staff booths featuring art and educational activities for children, first aid training, and job opportunities for adults. Macedonia Baptist Church, Macedonia Community Development Corporation, Charles Drew University, and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles are hosting the event, which

Pastor Scott and Macedonia CDC Sponsor Virtual Job Training Workshop

Investments are coming to South L.A. from “Build Back Better,” the Olympics, and other construction projects in the region.  Many of these dollars have a local hire component and Pastor Shane Scott, chair of Macedonia Community Development Corporation, wants to make sure that  workers in South L.A. can take advantage of these employment opportunities.  

Faith Community Mourns Loss of Mary L. Winston

Mary Louise Winston made a distinctive mark on South Los Angeles as a child of God, community activist and savvy businesswoman. She passed away on Nov. 27 and her life was recently celebrated by family, friends and Macedonia Baptist Church.

Macedonia Baptist and Drew Child Development Corp. Host COVID-19 Pop-up Clinic

Charles R. Drew University and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles co-sponsor the community event During this unprecedented time of economic and racial unrest, the situation is compounded by daily media reports that COVID-19 is disproportionately impacted Black and Latino communities and these ethnicities are receiving COVID-19 vaccines at a dramatically lower rate than other communities. Being the pillars of the South Los Angeles community, Macedonia, Baptist Church, Drew Child Development Corporation, Charles R. Drew University and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles united to make a difference by committing to increasing vaccination access to those in underserved neighborhoods by sponsoring an innovative pop-up

Macedonia CDC Receives Grant to Support Business Accelerator Program

Macedonia Community Development Corporation announced a $150,000 grant from the Amgen Foundation on Jan. 26, to support its Watts Entrepreneur Business Accelerator (WEBA) program. The program provides technical assistance and access to capital to entrepreneurs and existing businesses in Watts and surrounding communities as well as businesses that hire Watts residents. “The generous support of the Amgen Foundation allows us to continue meeting the needs of local entrepreneurs and equipping them to be successful,” said the Rev. Shane Scott, Macedonia CDC Chairman/CEO and pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church in the Watts area of Los Angeles. “This is a great example

Call 2 Worship – December 12

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church plans the 5th Annual Jingle Jam Toy Giveaway on Dec. 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2009 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., in Los Angeles, said Bishop Sylvester Washington, pastor. In partnership with Ella’s Foundation, 400+children will receive toy bags and bikes. Also, music, food, games, a VIP Pamper Pop Up, interactive Christmas stories will be offered. For details, call (323) 293-6448. First AME Church – L.A. presents a Christmas musical, “Straight Outta Bethlehem,” on Dec. 15, at 4 p.m., at 2270 S. Harvard Blvd., in Los Angeles, said Pastor J. Edgar Boyd.  The Sunday

Call 2 Worship – December 5

First AME Church – L.A. sponsors a free mental health forum entitled, “Coping with Stress and Loss During the Holidays,” on Dec. 7, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., in FAME Church’s Allen House, 2249 S. Harvard Blvd., in Los Angeles, said Pastor J. Edgar Boyd.  The Rev. Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis, a licensed psychologist, will offer tips to minimize anxiety and stress. On Dec. 15, at 4 p.m., Sunday School Department will present their annual Christmas musical, “Straight Outta Bethlehem,” on the FAME plaza level, 2270 S. Harvard Blvd., in Los Angeles. On Dec. 21, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.,

Call 2 Worship – November 28

Grace United Methodist Church welcomes volunteers to assist with their annual distribution of 500 dinners to the homeless on Nov. 29, said Pastor Cedrick Bridgeforth. Participants should meet at 9 a.m., at Grace UMC, 4112 W. Slauson Ave., in Los Angeles, to assemble the dinners and then volunteers will travel to skid row for the distribution. To learn more, call (323) 294-6653. Mount Tabor Missionary Baptist Church observes their 61st Anniversary with several events at 6614 S. Western Ave., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Ticey Brown. On Nov. 30, at 4 p.m., an All-Male Revue is planned with performances by

Call 2 Worship – Nov. 21

KRST Unity Center of Afrakan Spirituality welcomes Maaxeru Tep, author of “The Dangerous System of Social Integration” on Nov. 23, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., at 7825 S. Western Ave., in Los Angeles. The donation is $20. On Nov. 24, at 3 p.m., Runoko Rashidi and Enoch Hankerson will present “Black Man of the Nile: Kings of Kmt and Kush” using artwork and images to discuss the African presence in the Nile Valley. The donation is $10. KRST Unity will also sponsor a trip to the Kemetic Museum in San Jose, CA, on Nov. 29 to Dec. 1. To

Macedonia Baptist Church Celebrates 111th Anniversary

A spirit of rejoicing filled the air as Pastor Shane B. Scott and the members of Macedonia Baptist Church celebrated their 111th anniversary on Oct. 20. The spirited service was centered around the theme, “He Who Began a Good Work in Us,” based on Philippians 1:6. The Rev. Dr. Kenneth Campbell, founder and pastor of the Household of Faith Community Church in Houston, Texas, was the guest preacher. “Celebrating anniversaries helps us to observe the past while anticipating the future,” said Scott. “God has certainly been good to us!” Macedonia Baptist, the oldest African American church in the Watts community,

Wisdom Luncheon With Dr. Betty Price Attracts 500+ Women

More than 500 women filled the ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach to hear Dr. Betty R. Price at the 41st Annual Wisdom From Above Luncheon. The huge gathering, which included music, Bible teaching and lunch, attracted guests from the Los Angeles area as well as Newport Beach, Moreno Valley, Riverside and San Diego. In addition, several people traveled from Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee and Northern California. As Price extended her appreciation to everyone for attending the event, she took a moment to acknowledge two members of Macedonia Baptist Church – Olivette Hester and Arvinola Neal – whom she

Scott Reflects on His ‘Incredible Ride’ at Macedonia Baptist

It’s been a more than eventful stretch for the Rev. Shane B. Scott, who serves as pastor of the historic Macedonia Baptist Church in Los Angeles. In fact, he defines his eight-year tenure as “an incredible ride!” While the period has been marked by ups-and-downs, Scott enjoys serving his congregation and is pleased with the positive impact that he and the members have made in the Watts community. “God has been gracious and the people of Macedonia have also been gracious and patient. I have nothing but gratitude for their loving kindness,” he said, reflecting on his time at the

Macedonia Baptist Church Salutes Pastor’s 7th Anniversary

The members of historic Macedonia Baptist Church will salute the Rev. Shane B. Scott’s seventh anniversary as pastor on Sunday, March 3, at 10 a.m., in the church’s sanctuary located at 1751 East 114th St., in Los Angeles. The theme is “Willing and Eager Shepherd” and the guest preacher will be the Rev. Dr. Freddy J. Clark, pastor and founder of Shalom Church (City of Peace) in Florissant, Missouri. Macedonia Baptist, the oldest African American church in the Watts community, was organized in 1908. Scott has began as the spiritual leader in November 2011 and was officially installed as pastor