Congregational Church of Christian Fellowship UCC will host the University of Southern California’s ‘Saved by Grace’ Gospel Choir and members of its Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs (CBCSA) on October 7, at 11 a.m., at 2085 South Hobart Boulevard in Los Angeles. Rev. James K. McKnight is pastor and Carol Hall Holliday is event coordinator. A soul food dinner will follow the service. Visit cccf-ucc.org for details.
Christ Second Baptist Church will observe its 105th Anniversary and Homecoming Service on October 7, at 1471 Martin Luther King, Jr., Avenue in Long Beach, said Pastor Welton Pleasant II. The theme is ‘Celebrating Our Legacy: Pursuing Our Destiny’ based on Proverbs 22:28 and Philippians 3:14. At 9:40 a.m., the speaker will be Pastor Jerry M. Carter of Calvary Baptist Church in Morristown, NJ, and at 3:30 p.m., Bishop Alexis Thomas of Pilgrim Baptist Church in Phoenix, AZ, will preach. The celebration continues on October 10, at 7 p.m., with Pastor H.B. Charles of Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, FL. For information, call (562) 599-3421.
First A.M.E. Church will salute the Rev. Reuben Ford with ‘Pastor’s Appreciation Day’ on October 7, at 11 a.m., at 1823 Michigan Avenue Front in Santa Monica. The Rev. Dr. Cecil ‘Chip’ Murray will be the guest preacher. Call (310) 450-0331 for details.
New Jerusalem Primitive Baptist Church will honor Pastor Rayfield R. Worthy on October 7, at 3 p.m., at 1925 East 87th Street in Los Angeles. The theme is ‘Worthy of Appreciation and Honor for your Faithful and Dedicated Service’ based on I Thessalonians 5:12-13. Call (323) 586-9625 for information.
Praises of Zion Missionary Baptist Church will conclude the 57th Appreciation Services for Pastor and Lady J. Benjamin Hardwick on October 7, at 3:30 p.m., at 8222 South San Pedro Street in Los Angeles. The theme is ‘Our Pastor, Still About Jesus’ based on Hebrews 12:1-2. Pastor Virgil Jones of Calvary Baptist Church will bring the message. For information, call (323) 750-1033.
Greater Starlight Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate the 21st Anniversary of Pastor Prentiss and Lady Gloria Lewis every Sunday in October at 4 p.m., at 8018 South San Pedro Street in Los Angeles. The public is invited to attend. Call (323) 753-0224 for details.
Broadway Community Church will be the site of a free school supplies distribution on October 20, at 1 p.m., and a praise celebration at 4 p.m., at 7329 South Broadway in Los Angeles. The Rev. Lamar Young is the host pastor. The event is sponsored by United Christian Missionary Baptist, Progress Baptist, Greater Philippians Missionary Baptist and Live Oak Missionary Baptist Churches. The donation is $10. For details, call (323) 750-8226.
Christ Temple Church of Christ (Holiness) USA will observe its 95th Anniversary on October 21, at 3125 West 54th Street in Los Angeles, said Bishop Emery Lindsay, pastor. The theme is ‘Remembering the Past – Pressing Toward the Future’ based on Deuteronomy 32:7. At 11 a.m., the Rev. Bingham will speak and at 3:30 p.m., Bishop Vernon Kennebrew, national prelate of Church of Christ (Holiness) USA, will preach. Call (323) 295-4166 for information.
Church of the Living God Temple #44 will hold The Voice of the Ghetto’s Fall Concert on October 28, at 3:30 p.m., at 9800 South Western Avenue in Los Angeles. The Rev. Harry L. Hendricks is the host pastor. For information, call (323) 757-3312.
Blessed Ministries Interdenominational Ministry has opened early registration for the 9th Healing and Deliverance Conference on April 25-27, 2013, at the Four Points Sheraton in Los Angeles, said Apostle Charlezetta Nixon. The theme is ‘Generational Breakthrough.’ The fee for adults is $80 until October 31, $90 until December 31 and $100 in 2013. The young adult fee is $50. Register online at blessedministriesusa.com or call (888) 364-8014.