Kurt Carr LIVE in Concert

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This Sunday, March 17th, Kurt Carr and the Kurt Carr singers will be LIVE in concert at West Angeles for the 8AM and 11AM service.  New tracks from his newly released album, “Blessed This House” available now where Gospel Music is sold!

Young Adult BBQ

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Join the West Angeles Young Adult Ministry for a great time of food, fun, fellowship, and friendship at Kenneth Hahn Park!

Family Affair BBQ and Picnic

Saturday, March 23, 2013

At Kenneth Hahn Park located at 4100 S. La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles Ca. 90008

Click the link below to register in advance for your food! Just $6!

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Carpooling is encouraged as the park requires $6 per vehicle. **

Daylight Savings Time

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You will want to think about going to bed early on Saturday, March 9th otherwise you might miss church on March 10th! Daylight Saving Time starts at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 10. That means you will spring ahead and move your clocks forward one hour — and, unfortunately, lose that hour of sleep.

The benefit is that we will get more sunlight later in the evening and it is a pleasant sign that spring is just around the corner. Spring 2013 officially starts on Wednesday, March 20.

Black History Month

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Every year the theme for Black History Month is announced annually by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) in Washington DC, which also offers “theme kits” for every African American History year. Dr. Carter G. Woodson realized the importance of providing a theme that would focus the attention of the public when he established Negro History week in 1926.

2012’s theme focused on “Black Women in American Culture and History”. This year’s theme:  “At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality” addresses a complex topic of huge importance.

  • 2013 marks the 50th and 150th year anniversaries, respectively, of two parallel events, occurring in 1863 and 1963.
  • In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln’s deeply controversial Emancipation Proclamation was enacted, freeing all slaves in the United States.
  • A full century later, 1963, marked a tipping-point in the civil rights movement: the March on Washington, an event that is remains in living memory of many older Americans today.

 

Download The Meaning and Making of Emancipation, an e-book commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation featuring documents held in the National Archives.

How to Save Your Bank Account During Christmas!

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1. Start a Christmas Savings Account

Enjoy the beauty of Christmas without the pressure to go into debt by saving a little toward the holiday throughout the year.  If you didn’t have a savings this year, then start now for next year.  If you need some help, some credit unions and banks offer Christmas Savings Accounts that let you decide on an amount to contribute during the months of January to October.  In November you’ll get a check to cover all your holiday expenses and gift giving.  Imagine, putting away $50 a month beginning in January would mean next November you’d have a check for $500 – A great step toward a stress-free Christmas.

2. Be Intentional

As you’re preparing to give, take a moment to refocus on the reason for your giving. Focus more on showing your appreciation for the person, and resist the urge to think that the best gifts always have a large price tag. Be intentional in your giving by thinking about those you’d like to bless. Honor them with gifts that express their uniqueness and what you know about them and you’re on your way to being a master giver.

3. Have a Plan

In most things a little planning goes a long way and giving is no different.  Taking the time to make your list, research items online and prepare a budget before you head to the mall can help you save both time and money, so don’t skip this step.

4. Pay Cash

It’s much easier to overspend with credit because you don’t see the money leaving your hands.  When you’re purchasing with cash you’ll make better decisions because we innately have more of an emotional experience when our hard-earned cash leaves our hands.  So leave the credit cards at home and then you’ll know when the cash is gone, you’re finished shopping.

5. Limit your Shopping to One Day

Once you’ve completed steps 1 – 4, all that’s left is to go shopping.  Consider planning to devote one day to completing all your shopping.  This way you’ll avoid impulse buying.  Multiple trips to stores increase the likelihood that you’ll find more reasons to bust the budget.  With steps 1 – 4 in place, step 5 should be a breeze

 

Written and Illustrated by G. Sharp

Give the Gift of “Ministry on the Go”

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What better gift to give  this Holiday Season then to share the almighty and luminescent, Living Word of God.  Introduce your loved ones and friends to West Angeles’ Shop.WestA.TV where you can have access to the Gospel of Jesus Christ from anywhere in the world!

Candlelight Service

The candlelight service here at West Angeles is a tradition that Bishop Blake affectionately calls his favorite Holiday service. With the only light coming from a single candle held by Bishop Blake, this presentation illuminates the massive meaning behind, “so let your light shine” in Matthew 5:16 in the North Campus Sanctuary.

Here are a few videos from past Candlelight Services
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What Are You Thankful For?


With Thanksgiving only a few days away there’s so much excitement to be felt. I already went grocery shopping earlier in the week to avoid headaches and chaos and I know exactly what I am cooking this year.  But despite the yummy food that’s on the agenda, I can’t wait for what I call, “Roundtable Thanking.” It’s a tradition of my family to eat and then sit around our dining room table while we take turns saying what we are thankful for.

For many like me 2012 has proved to be a hectic year combined with a few beautiful surprises.  Restraint was held when a few choice words wanted to slip out to a boss and somehow rent was made, bills paid, and children kept healthy and happy.  I promised myself a worry free Holiday Season! I will not worry about portion control or my waist line as I pretend that I only had one slice of pecan pie when really I’m on my second. I will not worry about spilling my grandma’s treasured stuffing on the floor. I will not worry if my crab mac-n-cheese may not sit right with someone because I know it’s the BOMB. This year, for the first time in my life—I feel that I am truly on the path that God has called of me. I’m content in multiple areas of my life and I can sleep peacefully without worrying about tomorrow.

This year I am:

I’m thankful for forgiveness.
I’m thankful for peace.
I’m thankful for healing both physically and emotionally.
I’m thankful for grace and mercy.

As you are preparing meals for Thanksgiving or making flight preparations-what are you thankful for? What were you able to overcome with the power of the Lord? This year I’d like to call Thanksgiving “Testimony Thanks.” I invite you to share with us below.

Reminder: West Angeles Offices will be closed for the Holidays for us to spend time with our family in friends. We would however like to invite you to our Thanksgiving service in the North Campus Sanctuary on Thursday, November 23rd at 10:00AM

Bishop Charles E. Blake Prays for Hurricane Sandy Sufferers

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On Monday October 29th, Hurricane Sandy shock the Northeast coast of the United States. Sandy, ripped through the land wreaking havoc on the power grid-knocking out power lines, flooding streets, creating fires,  and isolating thousand of Americans. CNN reports that 7.5 million customers remain without power as of Tuesday morning, according to CNN estimates.

Bishop Charles E. Blake extends prayers for all those effected by Sandy. West Angeles staff  is standing in agreement with Bishop Charles E. Blake uplifting families and evacuees and trusting that God will restore all damage that has been done.

For a complete report, take a look at The New York Times’ website as reporters are on ground and providing real-time details.

Photo taken by Michael Kirby Smith for the New York Times

Mobile Streaming

Ladies and Gentlemen, Saints of the Most High God:

I am proud to announce that West Angeles Church now has mobile streaming!! This was put in place a few months back while we continued to test and see how it worked. “Didn’t we already have that?” You may ask. We had the means to stream to your Android devices without additional software needed however for the Apple devices we encouraged you to install Skyfire to view West Angele’s Services online. Long story short, all you need to do now from any browser, from any machine, from any where in the WORLD is simply type in Westa.TV and you can have access to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

We praise God for having a visionary CEO and Pastor, Bishop Charles E. Blake, who propels us to be innovative and a COO, Gladys Ross, who leads us to push the envelop in technological ingenuity.

Warm Regards,

Sister Antoinette R. Banks
Lead Website Manager, WestAngelesChurch.org