Prophetic Seminar on April 9

If you want to learn more about the prophetic, come to our three week seminar,

Saturdays April 9, 16 & 23 @ 11 a.m. Classes will be held at the North Campus.

 

Christmas Sunday at West Angeles

Sunday, December 20 – Christmas Sunday
The Music and Worship Arts Ministry will bless our hearts with joyful music in preparation for a powerful Word from our pastor as we celebrate the birth of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Services at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.

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Bishop Charles E. Blake Says #PrayforCharleston

The Church of God In Christ extends truly deep and sincere condolences to the families of the 9 innocent victims who lost their lives during a Bible study at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church on Wednesday, June 17th in Charleston, South Carolina.

We join with the millions of voices throughout the world in decrying the senseless shooting of worshippers at Mother Emanuel Church. Sadly, we are living in an increasingly perilous time.

We believe this particularly egregious hate crime to be indicative of the bitter fruit that hate always produces.

Hate crimes against the African American community are instigated by powerful voices that misinform susceptible individuals about the desperate plight of our community. Instead of honestly addressing the systemic causes, voices of ignorance and hatred attribute problems within the African American community to race. Buying into this lie justifies actions such as we witnessed in Charleston, SC last night.

The tragedy at Mother Emanuel Church is yet another wake up call to the entire African American Church, calling for effectual prayer coupled with sustained action. In this moment, our hope is that the Body of Christ will come together in unity, as never before, to address the violence, the poverty, the racism, the economic disenfranchisement and inequality that is ripping the fabric of our communities and indeed the entire nation apart.

While it is certainly difficult to comprehend such senseless acts of hate and terror, we stand in solidarity with Christians everywhere, believing that the peace of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, surpasses all of our understanding. May the hearts of the victims’ families be comforted by this sustaining truth alone.

Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr.
Presiding Bishop
Church of God in Christ, Inc.

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State Youth Skate Night

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West Angeles Young Adult Ministry is teaming up with the State Youth Department for their annual Gospel Skate Night. As we move into the New Year with great expectation, our goals are simple: Create Vertical and Horizontal Relationships, Build a Spiritual-Based Community and Develop Future God-Minded Leaders.  Our 2014 calendar is set to have a powerful impact on the youth we serve, empowering them to impact their generation!

Gospel Skate Night
Friday, January 31, 2014
Cost: $9.00
Skate Depot
11113 183rd Street
Cerritos, CA 90703

This is a State Youth Department fundraiser, preparing us for our Annual State Youth Congress and upcoming events!

 

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was a pastor, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the Civil Rights Movement. Dr. King’s focus was on nonviolence heavily based on Christian beliefs which would lead his orchestration of boycotts and other peaceful methods to demonstrate injustice and appeal for peace.

Born Michael King, his father changed his name in honor of German reformer Martin Luther.

Martin Luther King was seen by some as a radical and a troublemaker, says the Washington Post.  Vincent Harding, one of King’s colleagues, once said, “A dangerous Negro, now a national hero. How shall we work with that?” In 1963 Martin Luther King, Jr. was called the most dangerous Negro in the United States because he posed a threat to the very precious ideals. The truth is that he had considerable faith in America. He believed that when people saw the unfairness of the caste system that had grown up in their country — in a nation founded on the principles of equality before the law, the opportunity to advance in life according to one’s merits, the right to choose the people who govern us — they would understand how truly un-American it was and it would all come to an end, and much of it has.

In the final years of his life, King expanded his focus to include poverty and the Vietnam War, alienating many of his liberal allies with a 1967 speech titled “Beyond Vietnam“.

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. preached nonviolence, practiced it and led a great movement guided by its principles. We are reminded of his legacy today and pay homage to one of the greatest American heroes of all time. 

Click here for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I have A Dream" speech.

Top 10 Quotes of Bishop Charles E. Blake

Of the daily encouragements that Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake has either tweeted about or shared with you on Facebook–below is the TOP 10 quotes of Bishop Charles E. Blake. Be encouraged and most of all, be blessed.

1.If God can raise the dead, He can deal with your problems! 563 likes 73 shares

2. Let Go of harmful, non-productive regrets and sorrows about past failures, past hurts and past defeats! Nothing deserves a funeral everyday! 250 likes 73 shares
3.Hold on until you get your miracle! Every miracle confirms the purpose of God. 317 likes 43 shared
4. Read the bible! That should be your main textbook for your life! 413 likes 41 shared
5.Child of God, don’t be so quick to go your own way. Stay under the blood of Jesus. 387 likes 71 shares
6. When you begin to honor God, the flesh knows it’s about to be defeated. 271 likes 46 shares
7.Morning Prayer:

Search my mind, Search my will, Search my heart; Search me, O Lord.
I want to be what you want me to be.
I want to live like you want me to live.
I want to give you glory; I want to give you praise.
Every day I want to go higher; every day I want to be better.
Every day I want your power resting on me in Jesus Name. Amen. 263 likes 83 shares

8. Man looks on the outward appearance but God looks at the Heart…Work on your Heart! 286 likes 53 shares
9. Nobody can take care of you like God can! 678 likes 45 shares
10. Make up in your mind that you are not going to quit until you get to where you need to go! 359 likes 58 shares
11. I choose to elevate my vision so BIG that there’s no way I can do it without a miracle from God! 316 likes 51 shares

 

Does Your Soul Say ‘Yes’?

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Do you yearn in your soul to draw closer to God and have an  intimate relationship with Him? Join us for “My Soul Says, Yes, Lord!” workshop. Our journey toward the depths of God’s love will be facilitated by Elder Oscar and Mrs. Lita Owens using an interactive, devotional workbook written by them. It is a 12-month Christian Education workshop to help us cooperate with the Holy Spirit’s power to transform us toward the image of Jesus Christ.

The first session begins Sunday, January 19th at 2:00 PM, in the Multi-Purpose building, room 8. We’re encouraging everyone who plans to attend the workshop to eat in the Crystal Room after 11am service on the 19th, and then meet in the multi-purpose building in Room 8 at 2pm. For more information, call (323) 733-8300, ext. 2345 or email Elder Owens at [email protected]

Watch Night Service

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Let go of 2013 and Let GOD in 2014!  Join Bishop Charles E. Blake and West Angeles Church of God in Christ Tuesday, December 31st at 10:00PM in the Cathedral.  Thousands of saints will be on their knees praying their way into a New Year. Come with expectancy in your hearts and reverence in your spirit!

Consecration Month

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The very word consecrate means to declare or set apart…be removed from.  In some versions the word consecrate means to make hallow or vulnerable.  As we anticipate January’s Consecration Month, I want to remind you that you are making yourself vulnerable to the word of God!

Just for you, we have an updated version of the Consecration Calendar complete with new rejuvenating scriptures and prayer focusesConsecrate yourselves, therefore, and be holy, for I am the Lord your God.(Leviticus 20:7) What I find so interesting about the above scripture is the sentence structure.  The adverb “therefore” modifies the transitive verb “consecrate” which is essentially telling the reader that if you declare or set apart, dedicate yourself for a sacred purpose, if you irrevocably devout yourself to God, there is NO WAY you cannot be holy,  in pleasing God, for ‘He’ is holy! (Leviticus 11:45).  Fantastic guidelines to live by–wouldn’t you agree?

Consecration Calendar (2014)