Macedonia Community Development Corporation

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.  

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

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

Macedonia Baptist Church Observes 108th Anniversary

A spirit of thankfulness surrounds Pastor Shane B. Scott and the members of Macedonia Baptist Church as they prepare to observe their 108th anniversary. The celebration will be held on Sunday, October 16, at 10 a.m., in the sanctuary located at 1751 E 114th St., in Los Angeles. “Our theme is ‘Great Is Thy Faithfulness – Macedonia Moving Forward’ with Lamentations 3:21023 as our scripture reference,” said Pastor Scott. “We invite greater Los Angeles to attend our worship service.” The Rev. Dr. Freddy J. Clark, pastor and founder of Shalom Church (City of Peace) in Florissant, Missouri, will be the