Southern California Evangelistic Jurisdiction COGIC began its 18th Annual State Women's Convention on April 18 and will conclude on April 21, at the Crown Plaza Hotel, 17941 Von Karman Avenue in Irvine. Day and evening sessions will be presented. Bishop C.E. Milton is Jurisdictional Prelate, Mother Veordia Graves is State Supervisor, and Supervisor Gloria Lynch is the Thursday evening guest speaker. For details, call District Missionary Gwendolyn Jones at (626) 673-6929.
Southern California LA/SD/LV District will hold its Annual Conference on April 19-21, at Grant A.M.E. Church, 10435 South Central Avenue in Los Angeles. Presiding Elder Roosevelt and Dr. Kaye Lindsey are the hosts and the Rev. Dr. Vernon Burroughs is pastor. Participants include Bishop T. Larry Kirkland, Sr., and Pastors Carrie L. Humphrey, Gayle Davis-Culp, Carolyn Baskin-Bell, Laurie McDonald and Rosalynn Brookins. For information, call (323) 564-1151.
Congregational Church of Christian Fellowship will sponsor a free Electronic Waste Recycling Event on April 21, at 8 a.m., at 2085 South Hobart Boulevard in Los Angeles. Rev. James K. McKnight is pastor. Computers, phones, TVs, cameras, and small appliances will be accepted. For details, call (323) 732-8869.
St. John's Episcopal Cathedral will host a book signing by the Rev. Dr. Cecil ‘Chip' Murray on April 21, at 4 p.m., at 514 West Adams Boulevard in Los Angeles. Dr. Murray will sign copies of his new book, ‘Twice Tested by Fire.'
Ward A.M.E. Church will sponsor the 2012 Lay Organization Ministry Weekend on April 21-22, at 1177 West 25th Street in Los Angeles, said Pastor Joseph C. Nixon. The Talent, Education and College Fair is set for Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, the Lay Worship Service will be held on Sunday at 10 a.m., and the ‘Festival of Choirs,' sponsored by the Sanctuary Choir, on Sunday at 3 p.m. Mrs. Bridget Quilter is Lay president and Ron Lowe is Minister of Music. For information, call (213) 747-1367.
Windsor Hills Christian Book Center will host a reception honoring the Rev. Dr. Kelvin T. Calloway on April 22, at 3 p.m., at 4438 West Slauson Avenue in Los Angeles. He is pastor of Bethel A.M.E. Church and a candidate for A.M.E. Bishop in 2012. Call (323) 290-3079 for information.
Altadena Christian Children's Center will celebrate ‘Excellence Through Diversity' on April 28, at 6 p.m., at Neighborhood Church, 301 North Orange Grove Boulevard in Pasadena. Food stations, music and silent auctions will be featured. The donation is $75. Call (626) 798-0574 or (626) 797-6142 for details.
Judson Baptist Church will salute the 14th Ministerial Anniversary of Pastor and Lady Johnny V. Baylor on April 29, at 5 p.m., at 451 East 223rd Street in Carson. Bishop Craig Johnson is guest speaker. On May 6, at 5 p.m., Dr. R. A. Williams will preach. For information, call (310) 834-2640.
Saints of Value World Ministries is offering Television Production Workshops through April 30, at 6 p.m., at 12110 East Firestone Boulevard in Norwalk. Dr. Vickie Lee-Johnson is director. To register, call (562) 483-3745 or visit SaintsOfValue.org.