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June 4th, 2023

SBC LA Senior Ministry
Were you born in or before 1973? Has AARP contacted you yet ?
Are you near retirement, or thinking about it soon?
If you responded "Yes" to any of the questions above, you are a Second Baptist Senior.
Please contact one of the following members to add your name and information to the membership list!
*Barbara Webb 310-429-9179
*Gail Quarles 323-754-0724
*JoEvelyn Payne 323-678-1338

May 21, 2023

Sunday, May 21st is the 138th Church Anniversary of this congregation of believers in Christ. We have maintained an uninterrupted presence in the Los Angeles community since 1885 and 97 years at our current location. Our legacy continues with the commitment, faith and love with which we began. We say with the psalmist, "This is the Lord's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes. This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it," Psalm 118:23-24. We rejoice and praise the Lord for 138 years of continuous witnessing to the reality of the Presence of the Lord in our lives as a fellowship of faith. 

Sunday, May 28th is observed as Memorial Sunday. We acknowledge the observance of Memorial Sunday and the sacrifices that have been made by those serving in the armed forces of the United States, past and present, as well as our members whose contributions to the church are remembered.     

We are on our way to inherit the promises of God. Come with us and you will share in all the good things the Lord will do for us. The best is yet to come. 

Dr. William S. Epps, Senior Pastor

"Service is the price you pay for the space you occupy"

An update on our


Keith McDonald & Valerie McDonald

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Sunday Afternoon

May 28th

Grief Recovery

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Saturday, May 27th

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

*vaccination clinic ends at 11 AM

If you'd like to volunteer to help with this food giveaway or future giveaways, please send an email to and your name will be forwarded to Ella Quinlan-Oatis and Jackie McMahon.

If you'd like to pre-register for the vaccine, click here. It is recommended that participants bring their ID and insurance card if there is any.

Hello Second Baptist Church Family! The SBC Prayer Wheel is still TURNING! Please continue to pray for the following prayer requests:

1. Church Leadership
2. Church Congregation
3. Worship Site
4. Building Repair
5. Church Finance
6. Henderson Building
7. Plans To Return Back To Our Sacred Space

And Moses said to Hobab the son of Reuel the Midianite, Moses' father-in-law, "We are setting out for the place of which the LORD said, "I will give it to you." Come with us, and we will treat you well, for the LORD has promised good things to Israel."  Numbers 10:29

Our prayers are with those who have recently lost loved ones. May God give you strength and comfort during this time of bereavement.

***Geri Lyn Keenan lost her husband, Tim; son-in-law of Gennie Hogg, on May 7, 2023. The service of memory will be held on June 1st at 11:00 AM, at The Faith Family Church, Henderson, NV 89014. Send condolences to The Keenan Family at 112 Ocotillo St., Henderson, NV 89015.

***Barbara Tessema, the wife of Gatachew and the daughter of the late Ida B. Jones passed May 1, 2023. Service of memory was held May 20th. Condolences may be sent to The Tessema Family at 1819 S. Burnside Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90019

***We regret to announce the passing of Frederick Reginald Hines, the husband of member Yolanda Hines and the brother of member Linda Wilson. The service of memory is scheduled for Friday, May 26th at 2:00 pm, at Mc Kay's Funeral Home, 3918 Marine Ave., Lawndale, CA 90260. Condolences may be sent to Yolanda Hines & Family, 16008 Arcturus Ave., Gardena, CA 90249; Linda Wilson & Family, P.O. Box 451727, Los Angeles, CA 90045

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Dr. J. Michelle Woods!
“Caritas cum scientia” - Heart with science. As our school motto, heart is essential to medicine and science, and in similar fashion, as our school’s beloved leader for almost two decades, Dr. J. Michelle Rainey Woods led King/Drew Magnet High School “Caritas cum dux” – Heart with leadership.
"For 17 years, Dr. Woods built relationships with her staff and students from a deep sense of understanding and compassion that forged a sense of community that was “family,” unique in the district and as essential to King/Drew as its DNA. A true example of service-leadership, she was fearless to do, say, and stand for her students and staff whenever needed. She carried the legacy of our school’s original vision and mission of integrity, equity, excellence forward with unrivaled commitment and grace. Dr. Woods is not only the heart of this community, but she is also the embodiment of the best we aspire to be in service, in humanity, and in love."
The King/Drew Community formally invites and requests your presence at King Drew Magnet High School of Medicine and Science for our 40th Anniversary Celebration and the Dr. J. Michelle Rainey Woods Administration Office Dedication, as we present Dr. J. Michelle Rainey Woods with the Leadership of Excellence Award on Friday, June 2nd at 4:30 p.m. in our school’s lobby. Please  RVSP here. 

Congratulations to the Newlyweds!

Titi and Chelsea exchanged vows before a beautiful sunset at the Angeles National Golf Course on April 29th, 2023!

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