First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Los Angeles is celebrating 150 years of ministry, mission, and message. The year-long celebration will continue through May 2023 and include various events and activities to commemorate the oldest Black Church established in the city of Los Angeles. ... read more »
The Rev. G. Mansfield Collins made a huge footprint during his nearly 102 years of life. His impact was clearly apparent as hundreds filled the sanctuary of Bryant Temple AME Church to salute Collins’ legacy. During an uplifting memorial service on Oct. 10, Collins’ enduring love for God, family and community was celebrated through music, reflections and presentations. ... read more »
A huge crowd witnessed history when Heather Hutt was appointed to represent the L.A.’s 10th Council District on Friday, Sept. 2. The Los Angeles City Council voted 10-2 for Hutt to serve as interim council member, making her the first woman and the first Black woman to hold the position. ... read more »
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. ... read more »
Congressman Jim Clyburn (D-SC), the third most powerful leader in the U.S. House of Representatives, urged Angelenos to support Karen Bass for mayor of Los Angeles on May 3, at an event hosted by Danny J. Bakewell, Sr. at the L.A. Sentinel. ... read more »
Although the California Department of Public Health announced the statewide reopening of places of worship on May 25, L.A.-area faith leaders are not rushing to resume religious services on Sunday, May 31. ... read more »
First AME Church of Los Angeles, the city’s oldest church founded by African Americans, will celebrate its 147th Anniversary on Sunday, May 19. Former members and friends have been invited to attend this “homecoming” celebration. ... read more »
Jasmyne Cannick, well-known communications strategist, community advocate and journalist, received the Trailblazer Award from First AME Church Women’s Missionary Society on March 31.
The annual award is presented to women who have made significant contributions to their community and nation. ... read more »
The L.A. Sentinel Religion section continues to celebrate Women’s History Month by highlighting Los Angeles-area “Champions of Faith,” which features ordinary people inspired by their faith to make a difference in the community.
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Parishioners and guests of First AME Church of Los Angeles (FAME) adorned African attire and enjoyed the drumbeats of Africa at FAME’s annual citywide kick-off celebration of African American Heritage Month on Feb. ... read more »