Amos Memorial C.M.E. Church is seeking donations to assist a young disadvantaged family, said Rev. Pansy Washington. Amos' Women's Missionary Society is sponsoring the effort. Household items, new clothing, games, toys, a Christmas tree and gift certificates are requested. To contribute, call (323) 732-8195.
Women of Vision Ministries announced an early bird deadline of December 31 to register for $25 for its Radical Restoration Conference. Pastor Sarah Morgan will host the event on May 3-6, 2012 at the Marriott Hotel, 2500 Hollywood Way in Burbank. Presenters include Apostle John Eckhardt, Pastor Chi Chi Bismark, Bishop Peter Morgan, Psalmist Brenda Ellis, Stacey Campbell and Terry MacAlmon. Register online at womenofvisionla.org or call (310) 672-1500.
Saints of Value World Ministries will hold an Open House Dinner on January 5, at 5 p.m., at 12110 East Firestone Boulevard in Norwalk. Dr. Earnestine Poole Anderson is guest speaker at the free event. For information, visit saintsofvalue.org.
Jewish Community Federation is accepting nominations for its Social Action Awards for California teens. The $36,000 awards are given annually to up to five young volunteers who demonstrate leadership and commitment to making the world a better place. To enter, complete the online nomination form at jewishfed.org/teenawards/process. The deadline is January 6.
Beulahland Baptist Church will offer Basic Spanish Classes from January 10 to March 13, at 6 p.m., at 515 East 154th Street in Gardena. Dr. Anthony Lloyd is pastor. Also, classes will be held January 11 to March 14 at United Gospel Outreach, 7225 South Main Street in Los Angeles. Rev. Joseph and Mrs. Evelyn Curtiss are the directors and Rev. J.A. Edwards is Spanish instructor. Call (323) 758-2733 for registration information.
Gates Millennium Scholars Program is accepting applications from outstanding minority students with significant financial need. The renewable grants, sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates, can be applied towards education at any U.S. college or university. Apply online at gmsp.org or call toll-free (877) 690-4677. The deadline is January 11.
God's House of Deliverance for All People Full Gospel Church will honor Brother Johnny Ross on January 15, at 3:30 p.m. at New Temple M.B. Church, 8734 South Broadway in Los Angeles, said Dr. Mary Prejean, pastor and founder of God's House. Musicians, choirs and soloists are welcome to participate in the salute by calling Angela Sanders at (323) 253-1782 or Marciel Gardner at (818) 472-8054. Please respond by December 28.
Presgram/Family Media will present Mega XI ‘Zion Day' on January 22, at 5 p.m., at 801 E. Carson Street in Carson. The concert will feature George Dean and The Gospel Four, Brothers of Excellence, the Heavenly Voices, Mrs. Vickie Williams-Cotton and Pres Blackmon as M.C. For details, call (323) 616-7802.
Holman United Methodist Church will host a practical theology course sponsored by Claremont School of Theology from January 23 to May 7 at 3320 West Adams Boulevard in Los Angeles. Rev. Dr. Henry L. Masters is senior pastor and Rev. Dr. Monica A. Coleman is class instructor. The course is available for academic credit, Continuing Education Units, or personal enrichment. For details or to register, visit cst.edu/holmantheology/