New Hope Baptist Church

James W. Sweeney Obituary

James W. Sweeney was born in Fresno, California on July 28, 1948, to the union of Lonnie Lee Sweeney and Evelyn Randle. He is the younger of two sons born to this union. Sweeney’s parents, and his brother Sherman Sr., preceded him in death.

Call 2 Worship – October 4

Faith Community Foursquare Church plans a prayer breakfast on Oct. 6, at 9 a.m., at Hometown Buffet, 3520 W. Carson St., in Torrance, said Pastor D.T. Paredes. The emphasis will be on praying for Black men. The donation is $25. Also, the church will hold four Pastor’s Appreciation Services on Oct. 21, and Oct. 28, at 10 a.m., and 3 p.m., at 5519 S. Avalon Blvd., in Los Angeles. To learn more, call (323) 432-2137 New Hope Baptist Church presents “The Maya in Me” play on Oct. 6, at 7 p.m., at 5200 S. Central Ave., in Los Angeles, said

Call 2 Worship – September 27

Experience Christian Ministries presents “Out of the Box, But in the Word,” their 4th annual R&B concert, on Sept. 29, at 5 p.m., at 326 E. 47th Place in Los Angeles, said Pastor Shep Crawford. The event will showcase individuals and groups in the faith community singing R&B love songs. Performers include Pastor Michael Saunders of Beacon Light Baptist Church, Pastor Wayne Chaney and praise and worship leader Alex Arowora of Antioch Church of Long Beach, Sr., and Heirfore Laweta Crawford, director of the Greater Los Angeles Cathedral Choir. The ticket donation for the event is $15 in advance and $20 at

Call 2 Worship – September 20

Brookins-Kirkland Community AME Church sponsors a revival on Sept. 20-21, at 7 p.m., at 3719 W. Slauson Ave., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Mary S. Minor. The revivalists are Pastor Darryl Walker of New Philadelphia AME Church and Pastor Roderick Walker of Tabernacle of Praise Baptist Church. The public is invited to attend. For details, call (323) 296-5610. Pilgrim’s Hope Bible Church plans the 55th Annual Women’s Day Service on Sept. 23, at 7016 S. Compton Ave., in Los Angeles, said Pastor T. Delbert Robinson. The L.O.V.E. (Ladies of Virtuous Essence) Ministry sponsors the event. The theme is “Kingdom Women