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First AME Church Observes 150 years of Ministry, Mission and Message
November 2, 2022
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 »
Joyous Celebration Salutes Life of Rev. G. Mansfield Collins
October 12, 2022
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 »
Congratulations, Councilmember Heather Hutt! 
September 8, 2022
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 »
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CD 10 Community Voices Big Support for Heather Hutt 
August 4, 2022
As word spread that Heather Hutt is now the Caretaker for Council District 10, residents throughout the region voiced their support for her appointment.   ... read more »
First AME – L.A. Hosts ‘Rock the Vacx’ Clinic
May 11, 2022
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 »
Majority Whip Jim Clyburn Comes to L.A. in Support of Karen Bass for L.A. Mayor 
May 5, 2022
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 »
First AME Plans Annual Missionary Day
May 26, 2021
The Sarah Allen Women’s Missionary Society of First AME Church-Los Angeles, will hold its Annual Missionary Day on Sunday, May 30, at 12 noon.  According to Pastor J. ... read more »
L.A. Faith Leaders Decline to Reopen Local Churches on May 31
May 28, 2020
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 »
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Kirkland Preaches at Grant AME
August 14, 2019
The Right Rev. T. Larry Kirkland, Sr., retired AME bishop, will preach on Aug. 18, at 9:30 a.m., for the 113th anniversary of Grant AME Church, ... read more »
FAME’s Women’s Ministry Holds Special Service
June 5, 2019
First AME Church of Los Angeles’ Women’s Ministry will host a worship service entitled, “Women Who Slay,” on Saturday, June 8, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., ... read more »
FAME Church Celebrates 147 years
May 15, 2019
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 Receives FAME WMS Trailblazer Award
April 3, 2019
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 »
As Minister and Educator, Randall Displays Love of God
March 20, 2019
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.           ... read more »
FAME Hosts Citywide Kick-Off of African American Heritage Month
February 13, 2019
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 »
FAME Church to Host President’s State of the Union Address
February 4, 2019
Community members are invited to come together on Tuesday, February 5, at 6 p.m., to watch the President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address at First AME Church,  ... read more »
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