Komedy Explosion, ‘Beautiful Poison’ set for November

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Our very own West Angeles Performing Arts Theater is pleased to
present the following events:

November 13 – 14
“BEAUTIFUL POISON,” A Gospel Play

November 21

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E-WASTE DRIVE ON THE CATHEDRAL PARKING LOT
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

And, back by popular demand…

November 21

CLEAN KOMEDY EXPLOSION

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7:30 p.m.
Hosted by Edwonda White

For more information on these and many other family friendly and
inspirational offerings from the Performing Arts Theater, please contact
the Church Office at (323)733- 8300

 

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WestA Boy Scouts: Popcorn Sale, First Impression Seminar

The West Angeles Boy Scouts will be selling Boy Scout popcorn after service on Oct 11 and Oct 18, so please stop by our tables and support your West Angeles Boy Scouts.

The West Angeles Boy Scouts will also be hosting a special event to assist our young men in making the right impression. Examples of grooming, attire and personal decorum will be demonstrated in a presentation highlighting proper compartment for today’s young Christian men. Tickets to this special event are available at The Brotherhood Table on the concourse or through the church office.

COGIC Signs 3-Year Agreement to Keep Holy Convocation in St. Louis

Memphis, TN (July 20, 2015) The Church of God in Christ has signed a new three-year agreement that will keep its largest convention in St. Louis, MO, through 2019.

The oldest African American Pentecostal denomination, the Church of God in Christ (COGIC), has decided to keep its largest annual convention, the Holy Convocation, in the city St. Louis, MO. The convention, which has exceeded over 30,000 attendees yearly since coming to St. Louis in 2010, has brought nearly $150 million to the regional economy over the past five years.

Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. says, “The Church of God in Christ Holy Convocation is returning to St. Louis, Missouri, and the delegates and leaders of our denomination are excited. St. Louis has been the new home for our largest convention for five years now, and the hospitality that we have received while here has been great.”

Keith Kershaw, COGIC Director for the Office of Convention Planning says, “We have chosen to return to St. Louis through 2019 because we like St. Louis and from every indication, the city likes that we are a part of its convention schedule. As one of the largest, if not the largest convention (i.e. 2010-2013), St. Louis fits our needs and has proven to be a great match.”

The 2015 Holy Convocation is sure to have an overflow attendance. Special guest speakers recently announced include Bishop T.D. Jakes and Bishop Paul S. Morton.

About the Church of God in Christ:

The Church of God in Christ is the fourth largest Protestant religious denomination and the largest African American Pentecostal church in the United States, with churches in 63 countries worldwide and an estimated membership of nearly 6.5 million adherents.

Church of God in Christ PR

[email protected]

www.cogic.org

One Day Men’s Retreat

The Brotherhood is pleased to present a One Day Men’s Retreat, Friday July 10th at the North Campus. You will be blessed by anointed worship and the profound insight of Dr. Kenneth Hammonds, followed by a time of fellowship in the beautiful Crystal Room.

Save the date!

The Brotherhood would also like to invite you to their monthly breakfast, Saturday, July 18th. Don’t miss this opportunity to fellowship, share and learn with your Brothers in Christ! If you are a man at West Angeles, you are part of The Brotherhood!!!

Flyer Verbiage:
The Brotherhood Organization Presents A
One Day Men’s Retreat
Friday, July 10th at 7:00PM
North Campus Sanctuary

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Bubbles For Books

The Young Adult and Collegiate Ministries are hosting their annual ‘Bubbles 4 Books’ Car Wash at the 30th Street Parking Lot on July 20th from 8am – 1pm. Come on and get your car CLEANED!! The cost for cars is $10:00 and SUVS are $15.00.

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Kids Sports Camp set for July 27…enroll today!

At the 2015 edition of Kids Sports Camp, the kids will experience that God is everywhere! They will learn and discover that God is in the things they do and the places they go, because God is in them!

Parents can rest assured that the KUC staff will nurture their kids in a safe environment, as they learn to cooperate with their peers, and be a team player and a source of encouragement for those around them. This will enhance each child’s spiritual growth and accountability.

Each day will will include physical warm-up sessions, arts and crafts, biblical application, snacks, and a variety of sports activities at a local park. Snacks will be provided, but each child will need to bring their own sack lunch or money to purchase food from local vendors.

We are looking for adult volunteers ages 18 and over. Volunteers must have a love and understanding of children, a willingness to mentor and a creative spirit.

This year’s Sports Camp is sponsored by West Angeles KUC Ministry and will be contingent upon the number of kids enrolled by the pre-registration date of Friday, July 17.

Enroll today at the church office!

VIDEO: Denzel Reminds to ‘Put God First’

He’s regarded as one of the best actors in Hollywood. And now, he’s recognized as a great commencement ceremony speaker.

Denzel Washington delivered a rousing speech at the Dillard University Commencement Ceremony on May 9, reminding the students and families in attendance of what the common ingredient is in having a successful life and career.

“Put God first in everything you do,” Washington said. “Everything that I have is by the grace of God, understand that. It’s a gift. I didn’t always stick with him, but he stuck with me.”

In lieu of recent reports from the Pew Research Center, that the Christian population in America and internationally has dropped dramatically over the past seven years, Washington’s speech seemed to be just in time. 

Watch the entire speech below:

 

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REPORT: Christian Population Dropping in America

From 2007 to 2014, the percentage of Americans that identify themselves as Christian has dropped from 78 percent to 71 percent, which amounts to five million adults in the seven year gap, according to a recent study conducted by the Pew Research Center.

Furthermore, in 2007, 36 million adults identified themselves as unaffiliated with any religious group. But that number that has jumped considerably to 56 million in 2014.

Click HERE to read the Associated Press story.

Click HERE to read the New York Times story.

The Pew Research Center offered no concrete answer as to why the Christian population has dropped.

So, why do you think there are less Christians in America? Please, share your respectful thoughts in the comments section.

AIM to Inspire

The Youth Department is pleased to announcement its first online donation campaign and we need you!

Each year, the Church of God in Christ, Inc., hosts an annual summer convention called Auxiliaries In Ministry (AIM), geared toward leadership training, spiritual growth, education, World Missions training, and fellowship. This convention will be held in Tampa, Florida this year with the goal to achieve effectiveness in ministry.

POINT. AIM. and DIRECT. our Youth’s path to a brighter future in ministry.

 To donate now, click here!

 

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New Additions to Crystal Room Food Service!

Exciting things are happening in the West Angeles Food Service Department.

Not only will you continue enjoying a delicious and wholesome breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and dinner at 12:30 p.m. in the Crystal Room, but pick-up/carry out DINNER service is now also available.

In addition, LIVE music will now be provided by Anthony Wilkins and company.

Come and dine with us in YOUR West Angeles Crystal Room each Sunday. You will be glad you did!

We look forward to seeing you!