Mount Gilead Missionary Baptist Church plans a community forum on January 17 at 6 p.m., at 9201 South Normandie Avenue in Los Angeles, said Pastor William Monroe Campbell. Topics include organizing our community, holding leaders accountable, LAUSD election and the exclusive of South Los Angeles in President Obama’s Promise Zone Initiative. For details, call (323) 755-4319.
Save Our Sons Prison Ministry holds their 2014 planning meeting on January 19, at 2:30 p.m., at Crenshaw United Methodist Church, 3740 Don Felipe Drive in Los Angeles, said Pastor Derrick-Lewis Noble and Dr. Delores Alleyne. For information, call (323) 292-0141.
Southern California Region Ministerial Alliance celebrates the life, vision and dream of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on January 19, at 4 p.m., at Lewis Metropolitan C.M.E. Church, 4900 South Western Avenue in Los Angeles, said the Rev. Joseph C. Gardner, president. The Rev. Dr. James A. Rumph is the guest preacher and the Rev. Wendell M. Oldham is the host pastor.
Village Missionary Baptist Church recognizes the 7th Anniversary of Pastor W. Charles Harris on January 19, at 4 p.m., at 1521 East 11th Street in Los Angeles. The guest preacher is Pastor Darnell Dyson of Greater Faith M.B. Church. On January 26, Pastor Patrick Ross of Greater New Light Baptist Church will preach. Call (323) 569-8819 for information.
Helen Diller Family Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2014 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards for California teens. The $36,000 awards are given annually to up to 15 volunteers. The deadline to apply is January 19. To enter, visit dillerteenawards.org.
Musicians in Action hold the Iron Sharpening Iron Music Ministry Summit on January 24 at 7 p.m., and January 25 at 8 a.m., at Peoples Independent Church of Christ, 5856 West Boulevard in Los Angeles. Bishop Craig A. Worsham is the host pastor. Registration is $25 and includes lunch and materials. For information, call (323) 777-3213.
Los Angeles Bible Training School presents the Men’s Conference 2014 on January 25 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Citizens of Zion Baptist Church, 12930 North Lime Avenue in Compton, said LABTS President Paul Felix. The speakers include Pastor Philip DeCourcy of Kindred Community Church, Pastor Carl Hargrove of Fairview Heights Baptist Church, Pastor Ronald E. Roberts of Baldwin Hills Baptist Church and Pastor Robert Scott of Community of Faith Bible Church. Registration is $10. After January 16, the fee is $20. To register, call (323) 588-3711.
Southside Bethel Baptist Church plans a Homebuyers Workshop on January 25 at 10 a.m., at 10400 South San Pedro in Los Angeles, said Pastor Frederick Howard. Information will be shared on resolving credit issues and obtaining appropriate mortgages. For details, call (888) 210-5910, ext. 6002.
Pilgrim’s Hope Bible Church celebrates its 51st Anniversary on January 26 at 5 p.m., at 7016 South Compton Avenue in Los Angeles, said Pastor Joe L. Smith, Jr. Guests include Pastor Rodney J. Howard of Israel Baptist Church, Pastor Reginald Payne of Full Gospel Baptist Church and Travelers Rest Baptist Church.
Crenshaw Christian Center hosts the winter trimester of Apostle Frederick Price Ministry Training Institute starting January 28 at 7 p.m., at 7901 South Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles. The instructors are Apostle Price, Elder Robert Bolden, Minister Terri McFadden-Solomon and Dr. Michelle McIntosh. To enroll, call (323) 758-3777, ext. 4660 or visit afpmti.net.