Greater New Bethel Baptist Church will celebrate the retirement of Pastor Earl A. Pleasant on July 29, at 7 p.m., at the LAX Westin Hotel, 5400 West Century Boulevard in Los Angeles. The speaker will be Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, pastor emeritus of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago IL. For ticket information, call Beverly Allen at (323) 753-6390.
Bethany Baptist Church will feature the Los Angeles Gospel Messengers on July 30, at 6 p.m., at 4115 West Martin Luther King Boulevard in Los Angeles. Rev. Quincy Fielding Jr. will direct. Guests are Saxophonist Donald Hayes, Glad II Praise Dancers, and Gashon Holden and the Celestial Voices Chorale. The donation is $10. Call (877) 999-5246 for details.
Walking in the Spirit Ministries will present ‘Preaching and Teaching on the Ministry of Tithing' on July 31, at 11 a.m., said Pastors Tim and Leshia Brooks. The service will be held at Guesthouse Hotel, 12500 Firestone Boulevard, Suite 5111 in Norwalk. For details, call (213) 248-6343 or visit www.walkinginthespirit.com.
Ward A.M.E. Church will hold ‘Men's Motown Memories' sponsored by the Men of Ward on August 5, at 7 p.m., at 1177 West 25th Street in Los Angeles. Rev. Joseph Nixon is pastor. All are invited to participate in the karaoke format and enjoy catfish, spaghetti, salad, and dessert. The donation is $15. Call (818) 613-1344 for more details.
Pilgrim's Hope Bible Church hosts its 3rd Annual ‘Sow-A-Seed' Shopping Spree and ‘Back-to School' Event on August 6, at 9 a.m., at 7016 South Compton Avenue in Los Angeles. Rev. Joe L. Smith is pastor. The free event provides local women with clothing, shoes, accessories and toiletry items and school supplies for children. For details or to donate items, call (323) 581-7672.
St. Mark A.M.E. Church will present ‘5 on 5 at 5! It's A Man's Day' on August 6, at 5 p.m., at 12923 Avalon Boulevard in Los Angeles. Pastor Michael W. Eagle said five ministers will preach on five topics. They are Rev. Norman D. Copeland on awareness, Rev. Dr. Julius Rogers on hopefulness, Bishop Roy Petit on faithfulness, Rev. Eagle on forgiveness, and Rev. Marvis Davis on thankfulness. For information, call (310) 329-3443 or visit www.stmarkamela.org.
Disciples On the Move will hold its Gospel Crusade Rally on August 20, at 11 a.m., at the Venice Beach Boardwalk. Judy McAllister and David Daughtry will be the guests along with various choirs, artists and speakers. The event is free. Call (323) 766-1194 for information.
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.