Pastor Carolyn Baskin-Bell

Brookins-Kirkland AME Hosts Fall Revival

Spiritual renewal tops the agenda for the virtual Fall Revival hosted by Brookins-Kirkland Community AME Church. The three-day virtual gathering begins Tuesday, Sept. 21 through Thursday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m., via Zoom. The theme is “Wait On The Lord” based on Isaiah 40:28-31. According to Pastor Mary S. Minor, the revival will be preceded by Friends and Family Day on Sunday, Sept. 19, at 9 a.m. Elder Aquyla Walker, the young adult overseer at Greater Zion Church Family in Compton, will deliver the message. The revival will feature Pastor Roderick Walker of New Mount Zion Church on Sept. 21,

First AME-Santa Monica Celebrates 100th Year Anniversary

The Right Reverend Clement W. Fugh, presiding prelate of the Fifth Episcopal District of the AME Church, will be the guest preacher for the Centennial Anniversary of First African Methodist Episcopal Church (FAME) of Santa Monica By the Sea on Sunday, September 12, at 11 a.m., via Zoom. The theme is “Voices: Cherishing the Past, Embracing the Present, Welcoming the Future,” said Pastor Carolyn Baskin-Bell, who also welcomed the public to tune in for the worship service. “All are invited to join us in our Zoom worship center and hear a dynamic word preached by Bishop Fugh,” said Baskin-Bell. “This

Community Lenten Caravan Ends with Donations to Worthy Causes

The Community Lenten Caravan (CLC), a series of services hosted by eight AME churches, concluded the April 17 worship at Bethel AME-L.A. by assisting others. Continuing their long tradition, the pastors of the sponsoring churches presented financial donations to the Long Beach/Lakewood Department of Children and Family Services and the Rev. Dr. Francine Brookins, pastor of Bethel AME in Fontana and a candidate for bishop in the AME Church. Bishop Clement W. Fugh, presiding prelate of the AME Church Fifth Episcopal District, was also on hand to congratulate the recipients and lend support to Brookins’ candidacy. “Francine has a tremendous

Fugh Preaches at Second AME’s ‘Super Sunday’ Service

In a play on Super Bowl LIII, Pastor Carolyn Baskin-Bell and the members of Second AME Church will host Super Sunday Worship on Feb. 3, at 10 a.m., in their sanctuary located at 5500 S. Hoover St., in Los Angeles. The guest preacher will be Bishop Clement W. Fugh, presiding prelate of the Fifth Episcopal District of the AME Church. He will expound on the theme, “Worshipping, Witnessing and Working by the Power of the Holy Spirit,” which is based on John 20:19-21and Acts 2:1-21. “Sunday is Consecration and Commitment Sunday at Second and Bishop Fugh comes to preach a

Arise and Shine! For Your Light has Come!

Scripture: Isaiah 60:1-3 During this Advent season, we light the designated candle on the Sundays prior to the celebration of Christmas. It is the season of expectation, anticipation and preparation for the coming of Jesus Christ.   It is a time to receive the hope, peace, joy and love into our hearts anew! Light is a physical, spiritual and supernatural phenomenon. Genesis 1 states, “God said, ‘Let there be light!’”   Light is a source of energy, which provides food and nourishment for every living thing. Humans, plants, animals and every creature of the earth benefits from light. Light provides vision by

Bethel AME Salutes Pastor and Wife’s Decade of Service

The members of Bethel AME Church will celebrate a decade of service by Pastor Kelvin and First Lady Jacquelyn Calloway with three events at their campus located at 7900 S. Western Ave., in Los Angeles. Activities kick-off with a worship service on Friday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. The special guests will be Pastor Larry E. Campbell of First AME Church-Pasadena and Pastor Carolyn Baskin Bell of Second AME Church. An “All-White Jazz Affair” takes place on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 4 p.m. On Sunday, Sept. 16, the Rev. Bill Hence, Bethel associate minister, will preach at 7:45 a.m. The

Hayden Lee Preaches at Second AME Anniversary

The Rev. Vicki Hayden Lee will be the guest preacher at 110th Anniversary Celebration of Second AME Church on Sunday, August 19, at 10 a.m., at 5500 S. Hoover St., in Los Angeles. According to Pastor Carolyn Baskin-Bell, the theme is “Interfaith Connection: A Faith Journey Through Prayer.” Vivian Tinsley and Regina Howard-Johnson are the anniversary co-chairs. Hayden Lee is the associate minister of Institutional AME Church in Chicago, Illinois. Also, an Interfaith Prayer Breakfast is set for on Saturday, August 18, at 9 a.m. The donation is $35. The Rev. Dr. Barry Settle is the guest speaker and his

Interfaith Breakfast Highlights Second AME Anniversary

An interfaith prayer breakfast will be among the highlights as Pastor Carolyn Baskin-Bell and the members of Second AME Church prepare to celebrate their 110th Anniversary. The prayer breakfast is set for Saturday, August 18, at 9 a.m., in the church edifice located at 5500 S. Hoover St., in Los Angeles. The guest speaker is the Rev. Dr. Barry Settle and his wife, the Rev. Rochelle Settle, will be the guest psalmist. The Settles are the pastor and first lady of Allen Chapel AME Church in Riverside. Previously, they served as spiritual leaders at Willis Chapel AME in Kansas City,

Second AME Church Celebrates 110th Anniversary

Pastor Carolyn Baskin-Bell and the members of Second AME Church will observe more than a century of Christian and community service during their 110th Anniversary Celebration. The rejoicing activities kick-off on Saturday, August 18, at 9 a.m. with an Interfaith Prayer Breakfast and continue on Sunday, August 19, at 10 a.m. with a worship service. Both events will be held in the church edifice located at 5500 S. Hoover St., in Los Angeles. “We invite the entire L.A. community to join us as we praise God for His past blessings and look forward to continuing our mission in making a

AME Lenten Caravan Donates to Nonprofits

Eight AME churches recently united to present the Community Lenten Caravan (CLC), a series of services held in L.A. and Pasadena leading up to Resurrection Sunday. The goals were spiritual renewal for believers and raising funds to assist two local nonprofits. School on Wheels of Los Angeles and Alkebulan Cultural Center of Pasadena received all of the proceeds from the CLC services. Above, the nonprofit representatives (center) pose with CLC Pastors (from left) Dwaine Jackson, Darryl Walker, Benjamin Hollins, Kelvin Calloway, John Cager III, Carolyn Baskin-Bell, T.C. Johnson, Mary S. Minor and Larry Campbell. (Jacquelyn Calloway photo)

AME Women In Ministry Plan Annual Convention

The Southern California Conference AME Women In Ministry (SCC WIM) will host their Annual Convention on Wednesday, Oct 25, from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Los Angeles Hilton Airport Hotel. The symposium will be among the featured activities at the Southern California Annual Conference of the 5th Episcopal District of the AME Church. Bishop Clement W. Fugh is the presiding prelate, the Rev. Darryl Walker of New Philadelphia AME Church is the host pastor, and the Rev. Carolyn Baskin-Bell is the 5th District Women In Ministry president. “We are looking forward to an exceptional gathering of learning, fellowship

Fugh Headlines SCC Lay Revival

Bishop Clement W. Fugh, presiding prelate of the AME 5th Episcopal District, will headline the 7th Annual Community Revival starting Thursday, May 11 through Friday, May 12, at 7 p.m. The services, sponsored by the Southern California Conference Lay Organization (SCCLO) of the AME Church, will be held at Second AME Church, 5500 S. Hoover Ave., in Los Angeles. The theme is “Laity Called to be a Holy Nation.” A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Fugh was elected and consecrated as the 131st bishop in 2012. Four years later, he was assigned to his current position where he serves as chief

Price Chapel AME Plans Women of Faith Revival

Life-changing messages are promised at the “Women of Faith Summer Revival” at Price Chapel AME Church, 4000 West Slauson Avenue in Los Angeles. The three-night worship experience, presented by the Steward Board, starts Wednesday, June 1, and continues through Friday, June 3. The services start at 7 p.m., followed by a reception on June 3.  The theme is “Spiritual Transformation and Renewal Through God’s Holy Word” based on Romans 12:2. “I encourage the greater Los Angeles community to join us and hear the word of God delivered with power by our guest revivalists, Pastor Mary S. Minor of Brookins-Kirkland Community