Holman United Methodist Church will hold ‘A Season of Thanksgiving' on October 27, at 6 p.m., at the Omni Hotel, 251 South Olive in Los Angeles, said Pastor Henry L. Masters. Honorees are Ron Hasson, NAACP Beverly Hills/Hollywood president, and Karen Slade, KJLH Radio General Manager. On October 30, at 4 p.m., an Inaugural Festival of Sacred Music will be held at 3320 West Adams Boulevard in Los Angeles. William Campbell Jr., is choir director. Participating choirs are Compton High School, Echoes of Praise of Grant A.M.E. Church, Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church choir and Holman's choir. For information, call (323) 731-7285.
Second Baptist Church will host the Jazzy Fish Fry music series starting October 28, at 6 p.m., at 2412 Griffith Avenue. Dr. William S. Epps is pastor. The concert will feature Second Baptist musicians and guest musicians. The donation is $6. For information, call (323) 216-0230 or (213) 748-0318.
COGIC First Jurisdiction of Southern California will host the ‘Fresh Fire' youth-led service on October 28, at 7 p.m., at Gospel Memorial Church of God in Christ, 1480 Atlantic Avenue in Long Beach. Bishop Joe L. Ealy is Presiding Prelate and host pastor. All young people are invited to the worship sponsored by the State Youth Department. For information, call (562) 599-7389.
St. Paul Presbyterian Church will hold the 16th Annual Prayer Brunch sponsored by the Women's Association on October 29, at?10:30 a.m., at 5100 Coliseum Street in Los Angeles. Rev. Ann Hayman is interim pastor and guest speaker is Bishop Mildred B. Hines, presiding prelate of the Western West Africa Episcopal District of the A.M.E. Zion Church. The donation is $15. For information, call (323) 292-0471 or (323) 294-2917.
Second A.M.E. Zion Church will sponsor its Annual Friends and Family Festival on October 29, from 12 noon to 4 p.m., at 3612 West 64th Street in Inglewood. Rev. George E. Kent is pastor and Linda Henry-Johnson is chairperson. Ethnic and cultural entertainment, free food, crafts, vendors, games and more will be featured. On October 30, Friends and Family worship will be held at 10 a.m. For information, call (310) 412-1674.
Rightway Baptist Church will celebrate Annual Friends And Family Day on October 30, at 9 a.m., in the Kaizuka Room at 4117 Overland Avenue in Culver City. Rev. James Wright, J.D., is pastor. The theme is ‘United In Love' based on John 13:34. The public is invited. For information, call (310) 410-0513 or email
Village Baptist Church will hold a book signing for Pastor Virgil Jones on October 30 at 1 p.m., at 1521 East 111th Street in Los Angeles. Pastor Jones, who leads Calvary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, wrote ‘Healing and Deliverance by the Finger of God.' Call (323) 569-8819 or (310) 418-0582 for details.
Southern Missionary Baptist Church will conclude its Shepherd's Month observance on October 30, at 3:30 p.m., at 4678 West Adams Boulevard in Los Angeles, said Pastor Xavier Thompson. Guests will be Pastor Joe L. Gates, Sr. and Travelers Rest Baptist Church and Pastor Torrey Collins and St. Rest Baptist Church. Call (323) 731- 2703 for details.
Abundant Life Christian Church will hold its 28th Anniversary Celebration for Pastor John E. Tunstall IV and First Lady, Dr. Lisa Tunstall, on October 30, at 4 p.m., at 3500 South Normandie Avenue in Los Angeles. Call Dr. Matt Harris at (909) 802-9798 for details or email
St. Philip's Episcopal Church will present the Gwen Wyatt Chorale in concert as part of its 104th Anniversary on November 6, at 3 p.m., at 2800 Stanford Avenue in Los Angeles. A reception will follow. The donation is $10. For information, call (323) 323-3494.
St. Andrews Missionary Baptist Church will hold closing services recognizing the 20th Anniversary of Bishop Alex and Lady Anjel Toussaint on November 6, at 3:30 p.m., at 1794 West 36th Place in Los Angeles. Pastor Roderick Walker of Tabernacle of Praise Baptist Church in Los Angeles will be guest preacher. The theme is ‘Our Pastor, A Servant of God, Who Said Here Am I, Send Me' from Isaiah 6:8. Call (323) 735-0201 for details.