Second Baptist Church holds its ‘Jazzy Fryday’ music series on March 21 at 7 p.m., at 2412 South Griffith Avenue in Los Angeles, said Pastor William S. Epps. The church’s Drama Ministry, directed by Vickilyn Reynolds, will salute the music of entertainer Pearl Bailey. The $15 donation includes dinner and entertainment. For information, call (213) 748-0318.
Bethel A.M.E. Church presents Midnight Praise on March 21 at 11:30 p.m., at 7900 South Western Avenue in Los Angeles, said Pastor Kelvin T. Calloway. The guest preacher will be Pastor Jawane Hilton of City on the Hill Church in Carson. For details, call (323) 750-3240.
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hosts the 12th Annual African American Family History Conference, Discover Your Roots, on March 22 at 9 a.m., at 1209 South Manhattan Place in Los Angeles. The African American Historical Society of Long Beach and the California African American Genealogical Society co-sponsor the event. For information or to register, visit DiscoverYourRoots.org or call (310) 475-7018.
Brookins Community A.M.E. Church plans its Lay Organization’s Prayer Breakfast on March 22, at 9 a.m. at Hometown Buffet, 12139 Hawthorne Boulevard in Hawthorne, said Pastor Gregory K. McLeod. The donation is $20. On March 23 at 9 a.m., Annual Lay Day takes place at 4831 South Gramercy Place in Los Angeles. Tamika Jones, Brookins Lay President, will be the speaker. Call (323) 296-5610 for details.
RightWay Baptist Church presents an Affordable Care Act workshop on March 22 at 10:30 a.m., in the Urupan Room at Veterans Auditorium, 4117 Overland Avenue in Culver City, said Pastor James E. Wright. The Covered California presentation will share affordable ranges of health care coverage for individuals, families and small businesses. For information, call (310) 692-5504.
Calvary C.M.E. Church presents it Spring Musical featuring the Calvary Voices of Praise on March 23 at 4 p.m., at 135 Glorietta Street in Pasadena, said Pastor John Deron Johnson. The theme is ‘Rejoice’ based on Philippians 4:4. Call (213) 453-1182 or (626) 393-6444 for information.
Second A.M.E. Zion Church celebrates its anniversary on March 30 at 3:30 p.m., at 3612 West 64th Street in Inglewood, said the Rev. Dr. George E. Kent, host pastor and presiding elder of the Los Angeles District. The theme is ‘We Come This Far by Faith’ based on Hebrews 11:1-3. Pastor Phillip A. Lewis of New Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church will preach. On April 5 at 12 p.m., the Western Jamboree will be held featuring western dancing, B.B.Q. dinners and more. The donation is $15. Call (310) 412-1674 for information.
West Angeles Performing Arts Theatre presents the play, ‘Blue God,’ on April 4-5 at 7 p.m., and April 6 at 5 p.m., at 3020 Crenshaw Boulevard in Los Angeles, said Marshawn Metters, writer/director. The faith-based production addresses contemporary issues affecting the modern family. The ticket donation is $25-$35 and available at brownpapertickets.com or inglewoodtickets.com.
Sisters in Ministry sponsors free ministerial training and coaching workshops on April 5 at 8:30 a.m., at New Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 402 East El Segundo Boulevard in Los Angeles, said the Rev. Sonja R. Dawson, host pastor. Sessions include ‘Preaching with Freshness,’ ‘Role of the Worship Leader,’ and ‘Winning Men to Christ.’ The registration deadline is March 31 on a first come, first served basis. Email
Cynthia Perry Ray Foundation holds its 4th Annual Awards Musical Luncheon on April 5 at 12 p.m., at the Holiday Inn Gateway Hotel, 19800 South Vermont Avenue in Torrance, said Dr. Kathye Jenkins, founder/president. The honorees are Dr. Vera Milton, Gabriella Fonseca, Christine Baccus, the Rev. Charles Turner, Adrianne Chivers, Dr. George Bell, Carolyn Johnson and Cassandra Morris. Lady Rose Neale, Pastor Rodney Nichols and Chozyn, the Rev. Kevin Yancy and Elder William Johnson will perform. Paid reservations are required by March 28. The ticket donation is $35 for youth and $55 for adults. Vendor spaces are $50-$75. For information, call (310) 531-8942.
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