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Good Friday services set

Virgie W. Murray | 3/19/2008, 5 p.m.

The service will begin at noon and continue until 3 p.m., at the West Angeles Church of God in Christ, 3045 Crenshaw Blvd. The Most Rt. Rev. Charles E. Blake, the presiding prelate and host pastor, invites the public to hear The Seven Last Sayings of Christ, by ministers and lay persons. The music will be provided by the Jurisdiction Choir and soloists.
Historic Second Baptist Church will present its Annual Community Good Friday service on March 21, from noon to 3 p.m. This service held in the Living Room of the Faithful Central Bible Church on Florence Ave., will feature the sons of Second Baptist Church. Dr. William S. Epps, senior pastor, invites the public to attend.
The Southern California Conference of the AME Church will gather at historic First AME Church, 2270 S. Harvard for its Good Friday service on March 21. The Seven Last Words of Christ will be presented from noon to 3 p.m. The Conference Choir and soloists will provide the music and seven pastors will deliver meditations on the seven words. The Rt. Rev. John R. Bryant is the presiding prelate and Dr. John H. Hunter is the host pastor.
The Southern California region of the CME Church will come together for its Good Friday service on March 21, from noon to 3 p.m. The service will be held at Hays Tabernacle CME Church, 10121 S. Central Ave. The Seven Last Words of Christ will feature seven pastors of the region. The Rev. Joseph Gardner is the host pastor and the Rt. Rev. Henry M. Williamson is the presiding prelate.
Trinity Baptist Church, 2040 W. Jefferson Blvd., schedules its Good Friday service, March 21, from noon to 3 p.m. The Seven Last Words of Christ will be presented by seven pastors. The Rev. Alvin Tunstill Jr. is the pastor.
The Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church, 5300 S. Denker Ave., will host Good Friday service on March 21, from noon to 3 p.m. The Seven Last Words of Christ will feature seven ministers. Music will be provided by the choir and soloists. Dr. Solomon L. Drake, pastor, urges the public to attend.
Congregational Church of Christian Fellowship, UCC, Rev. James K. MicKnight, pastor. 2085 So. Hobart Blvd. (near Western Avenue and Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90018 (323) 731-8869. Good Friday, 12 noon - 1:30 p.m., Easter Sunday, 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Good Friday, 12 noon - 1:30 p.m.
First Goodwill Baptist Church, 11th Annual Good Friday Celebration, 6900 So. Compton Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90002, 7:30 p.m., Theme: "When The Singers Speak." Vocalists will bring the Last Seven Saying of Christ to life, along with other Musical Guests. Admission is free. For information, contact Min. Lamont Bradley (323) 993-858. www.LordBeforeUs.com.
McCoy Memorial Baptist Church, 802 E. 46th St., Los Angeles, CA 90011, Good Friday Service "7 Last Sayings" of Jesus Christ, 7 p.m., Dr. R. A. Williams Jr., pastor. For information, contact Marie Haywood, (323) 231-4271. www.mccoymbc.com.
*Los Angeles Mission. 5th and Wall Streets, downtown Los Angeles. Good Friday - Foot Washing, food and shoe giveaway Etnies who is donating 2,000 pairs and staff for proper fitting. 11 a.m. - Food service begins. 11:30 a.m. Foot washing begins. Easter Week foot washing is a Christian tradition memorializing that Jesus washed the feet of his disciples the night before he was crucified. Many who are on the streets seldom have normal loving human contact and this outreach of food, foot washing with podiatric care and new shoes is a way of inviting them to learn about the Missions services, including its long term program of restoration in order to get off the streets permanently.