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Curry Temple C.M.E. Church will hold Family Prayer Hour on December 30 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., at 322 West Rosecrans Avenue in Compton, said Pastor Byron L. Smith, Sr. At 10:30 a.m., the Rev. Debra Manns will preach for the Missionary Service. For information, call (310) 632-8104.
Walking in the Spirit Ministries will hold its Friends & Family Service on December 30 at 11:30 a.m., at the Guesthouse Hotel, Jasmin Room, 12500 Firestone Boulevard in Norwalk. The guest speaker is Lawrence Martinez of Calvary Chapel in Chino Hills, said Pastors Tim and Leshia Brooks. Call (213) 248-6343 for details.
Evening Star Missionary Baptist Church presents the ‘Letting Go Crazy for Good Boot Camp’ on December 30 at 3:30 p.m., at 211 West 59th Street in Los Angeles. Pastor Keith B. Williams said the workshop is designed to supply women with tools to make good decisions during stressful times. Registration is free. For details, call (323) 231-2391.
Blessed Ministries Interdenominational Ministry offers early registration for the 9th Healing and Deliverance Conference in April 2013, said Apostle Charlezetta Nixon. The theme is ‘Generational Breakthrough.’ The fee is $90 until December 31 and $100 in 2013. Young adult fee is $50. Register at blessedministriesusa.com.
Mount Moriah Baptist Church will sponsor the New Year’s Day Prayer Bowl on January 1 at 9 a.m., at 4269 South Figueroa Street in Los Angeles. Pastor Melvin V. Wade said guest preachers are Bishop L. Daniel Williams, Bishop T. Larry Kirkland, Sr., Bishop Andrew C. Turner II, Pastor Wayne Chaney, Jr., Pastor Xavier L. Thompson, and Pastor Michael J. T. Fisher. Call (323) 846-1950 for information.
Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church begins Evangelism courses on January 8 at 6:30 p.m., at 2009 West Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard in Los Angeles. Pastor Sylvester Washington and staff will instruct the classes. To register, call (323) 293-6448 or email
Brookins Community A.M.E. Church will sponsor a free legal clinic session on January 12 at 2 p.m., at 4831 South Gramercy Place in Los Angeles, said Pastor Gregory K. McLeod I. Experts attorneys will share counsel on family law, probate, and criminal expungements. Call (323) 296-5610 for details.
Pilgrim’s Hope Bible Church observes its 50th Anniversary with a luncheon on January 19 at 11 a.m., at the Grand Event Center, 4101 East Willow Street in Long Beach. The Rev. Joe L. Smith is the pastor. For information, call (323) 581-7672.
Jewish Community Federation is accepting nominations for the Helen Diller Awards for California teens. The $36,000 awards are given annually to up to five volunteers. To enter, visit jewishfed.org/diller/teenawards or email
The deadline is January 20.
First Presbyterian Church will feature pianist Mario Feninger at its concert series on January 27 at 3 p.m., at 100 North Hillcrest Boulevard in Inglewood. The Rev. D. Harold E. Kidd is host pastor. For details, call (310) 677-5133.