Greater Zion Church Family will sponsor free ‘Let's Move Flashmob LA' rehearsals starting September 2 at 6 p.m., to perform in the Taste of Soul Festival on October 17. Rehearsals will be held each Friday at Greater Zion, 2408 North Wilmington in Compton and every Saturday at Hype Studios, 1951 West Carson Street in Torrance. For details, call (310) 639-6025 or (310) 320-4386.
H.O.P.E.'s House Christian Ministries will hold a free Layoff Proof Empowerment Seminar with Desmond Blackburn on September 9, at 7 p.m., at 10654 Balboa Boulevard?in Granada Hills. Rev. Charles and Rev. Andrea Humphrey are the pastors. Topics include business development and sales training. Register at www.layoffproof.com or call (818) 368-3443.
Congregational Church of Christian Fellowship will celebrate its 3rd Annual Friends and Family Day on September 11, at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m., at 2085 South Hobart Boulevard?in Los Angeles. Rev. James K. McKnight is pastor. The theme is ‘Victory In Jesus.' At 4 p.m., a concert will be held featuring traditional, spiritual, classic hymns and contemporary gospel songs performed by the Friends and Family Day Choir and special guests. A Service Faire and Cookout will follow the concert. Neimaya Ward is choir director and Lura Ball is chairperson. For details, call (323) 732-8869 or email
Second A.M.E. Church will hold a Women's Day Fundraiser and Jazz Brunch on September 11, at 1:30 p.m., at 5500 South Hoover Street in Los Angeles. Rev. John Cager is pastor and Dr. Rodena Preston and Friends will perform. The donation is $20. On September 18, Annual Women's Day will be celebrated at 11 a.m. The theme is ‘Women Standing on God's Promises' based on Deuteronomy 4:30-31. Call (323) 753-2451 for information.
Bethel M.B. Church of South L.A. will accept pre-registration for its Evangelism Training and Bible Classes starting September 11, said Pastor Reginald A. Pope. Adult and youth classes on Evangelism 101 - 106 C and the Power of Prayer and Praise begin September 26, at 7:30 p.m., at 10905 S. Compton Avenue in Los Angeles. The school, staffed by certified facilitators, is designed to equip the believers to do the work of the ministry as recorded in Ephesians 4:11-15. For information, call (323) 566-5286, email
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church begins its Christian Education Institute Classes at 2009 West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Los Angeles, said Pastor Sylvester Washington. On September 13, at 6:30 p.m., Evangelism Classes 101 - 106C will be held. On September 14, at 6:30 p.m., the sessions offered are Assurance of Salvation and Christian Living, The Gospels: An Expose on The Gospel Writers, The Book of James: Growing Into Practicality, Book of Acts, Ephesians and Christian Survival Kit For the 21st Century. To register, call (323) 293-6448.
Zoe Christian Fellowship of L.A. will present its New Testament Bible Symposium, a series of 15 classes, on September 17, at 10:30 a.m., at 5315 West Adams Boulevard in Los Angeles. Bishop Frank Stewart is pastor. On September 24, Zoe will hold a Community Health Fair at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free event includes food, entertainment, health and dental screenings, HIV testing, and information on alternative medicine by Dr.Rabb. Also, nutritionist Sharron Winbush will demonstrate the benefits of juicing and healthy cooking. ?? Call (323) 931-1477 for details.
Price Chapel A.M.E. Church will hold a Gentlemen's Cook-off Competition on September 17, at 3 p.m., at 4000 West Slauson Avenue in Los Angeles. Rev. Dr. Elmer Redding is pastor and Michael Madison is chairperson. All men are invited to participate. Registration is $25. For information, call (323) 296-2406.
Twinbiz Theatre Ministry in conjunction with Lucy Florence Coffeehouse holds the monthly Reader's Theatre every Sunday at 1 p.m., at 5671 Pico Boulevard in Los Angeles. The program includes brunch, staged readings and conversation. The donation is $25. For reservations, call (323) 747-5364.
Bryant Temple A.M.E. Church hosts Bible Study each Tuesday at 7 p.m., at 2525 West Vernon Avenue in Los Angeles. Pastor Clyde Oden teaches along with Rev. Dr. Cecil "Chip" Murray, Rev. Dr. Monica Coleman of Claremont School of Theology, and Pastor Mark Whitlock of Christ Our Redeemer A.M.E. Church. Call (323) 754-8074 for information.