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Word of Encouragement Community Church
In Honor of Father’s Day, An Open Thank You Letter!
June 12, 2019
Father’s Day in the Black community is often met with understandable tension from many sides. We are always grieving the profoundly missing element of men/fathers that make our families and communities whole. ... read more »
Pastor Najuma Smith Pollard on Maintaining Faith in the Midst of Grief
April 24, 2019
Rev. Dr. Najuma Smith-Pollard shares her response to her son’s death by violence Surviving the death of a loved one is rarely easy. When that loved one is killed by the hands of another, ... read more »
Word of Encouragement Marks 4th Year of Ministry
April 11, 2018
Founding Pastor Najuma Smith-Pollard and WOE congregation plan breakfast celebration In 2014, after four years of much prayer and preparation, the Rev. Dr. D. Najuma Smith-Pollard founded Word of Encouragement Community Church (WOECC) in Los Angeles. ... read more »
Religion and homelessness intersect at USC Roundtable
November 1, 2017
  Religion and homelessness intersected on October 18 at a high-level roundtable hosted by the University of Southern California. More than 50 religious and civic leaders, ... read more »
The Voice of Our Fathers!
June 17, 2015
Proverbs 4:1 – “Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction; pay attention and gain understanding.”  When I was a child, I was a bonified ‘Daddy’s Girl.’ Even though I did not grow up with my father in the home, ... read more »

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