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8:00 AM Pre-Recorded Broadcast


8:00 AM In-Person in July

Temple Baptist Church

Listen Live! on 102.3 KJLH

11:00 AM



11:00 AM


Meeting ID: 820 095 7809 Passcode: 550964


Meeting ID: 812 6358 2291

Passcode: 294918



1:00 PM

July 9th & 23rd

Meeting ID: 825 6198 0320

Passcode: 043262


Prayer Meeting

6:00 PM

Bible Study

7:00 PM

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Embracing God

Printable Study

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Meeting ID: 875 1168 8125

Passcode: 346452

Zoom Chats with

Pastor Epps

3rd Sundays

1:00 pm

(No Zoom chat in July)

Meeting ID: 829 3868 3896

Passcode: 447549

Dial-in Instructions

(for all Zoom events)

Dial-in: 1-669-900-6833

~Next Newsletter~

July 16th, 2023

July 2, 2023

July, the seventh month, begins the second half of the year. We have completed 181 days. We have 184 days left to complete 2023.

Please note that we will have In-person Worship Services every Sunday for the month of July at Temple Baptist Church, 850 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles at 8:00 am.

Tuesday, July 4, 2023, is Independence Day and is observed as the birth of our nation.

The nation was born out of a commitment to create a country based on the creed that "All people are created equal and entitled to certain inalienable rights among them life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." This is the way the Declaration of Independence says it. The challenges which occasioned the birth of America still require the determination and resolve "to form a more perfect union"; realizing that we are a work in progress. 

Given the rise in nativist interest, some support the policy of protecting the interest of native-born or established inhabitants against those of immigrants and others, ignoring the Fourteenth Amendment which granted citizenship to all persons born or naturalized in the United States, including formerly enslaved people and provided citizens with equal protection under the law. The strife between truth and falsehood is so prevalent today that it is ludicrous. It has been quoted by Voltaire, “Anyone who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.”

Imagine how prevalent conspiracy theories that embrace falsehood over the fact and untruth over truth. The contentious conversations with vitriolic verbiage promoting violence are injuriously deadly, to say the least. While we may have come a long way and made many strides, the struggle continues to maintain and sustain those accomplishments as they will be caught in the drag of yesterday, as the composer put it, “A fool will lose tomorrow, reaching back for yesterday.”

Sunday July 16, 2023 Mid-Year Church Meeting 

(Agenda / Prayer / Verification of Quorum /Minutes of the Annual Meeting January 2023 and Informational Meeting April 2023/ Pastor’s reflections / Diaconate Reflections /Trustees Reflections - (Chairman’s Report, Updates on Structural Repair, In-person Worship, Investment Committee, Henderson Community Property) / Budget and Finance Commission budget for July – December 2023 /Presentation by Chair of the Leadership Committee preparing for our return to our sacred space / Projection of Calendar of Events for the remaining portion of 2023 /Conclusion and Adjournment / Benediction.)

Sunday, July 23, 2023 is being observed as Male Emphasis Day. Our men from the Men’s Breakfast Club will be leading in worship.

Sunday July 31, 2023, Missions Emphasis Sunday

Thank you for your continued commitment to this fellowship of faith.  Your patience and perseverance have been exception as we have faced the protracted absence from our sacred space due to the pandemic and structural damage. It will not be as long as it has been. “Be not weary in well doing for we shall reap if we faint not.” Galatians 6:9.

I want to commend those who have risen to the occasion to do what has been necessary to navigate us through the long season of adjustment. The commitment of your capacity, skill set, and willingness to do what was necessary to maintain ourselves as a fellowship simply a marvelous indication of your love of the Lord. Thank you.

Continue to give commensurate with your capacity through the mail, Givelify, and Zelle. When we return there will be other obligations that will require that we have to raise our level of contributions to make the adjustments necessary to function adequately.

With every good wish, I am,

Yours in Celebration of God’s Love,


Dr. William S. Epps, Senior Pastor

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


Saturday, July 8th

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.

Sunday Afternoon

July 9th

Grief Recovery

1:00 PM

Meeting ID: 825 6198 0320 

Passcode: 043262

Dial-In: 1-669-900-6833


***MID-YEAR Church Meeting***

Sunday, July 16th

1:00 PM

All members will receive an email with the zoom information as well as a link prior to the meeting.

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

***Debbie Fleming lost her brother, Larry Dale Plaxco. Condolences may see 2411 S. Central Ave., Apt. 102, Los Angeles, CA 90011.

***Lisa Johnson, the wife of Waverly Johnson, lost her mother, Apostle Barbera Gould who was responsible for establishing churches and training ministers all over the U.S. and Africa. Condolences may be sent to The Johnson Family, 681 Windham Dr., Claremont, CA 91711.

***Rev. Dr. Randolph Bracy, The founding Pastor of New Covenant Baptist Church in Orlando, FL passed on Father's Day. Member, Ray Lewis III also passed. Sylvia Braswell attends this church in Orlando. 

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

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Member News

Welcome Little One!

Congrats to member Carmel & Jesse Garcia on the birth of their son, Izan Elio Garcia born on Tuesday, June 27, 2023! he was 8 pounds, 7 ounces, and 20 inches long!

Happy Grandparents are members Curtis and Carla Mitchell!


Do your due diligence to keep yourself and others safe.






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A Christian Approach to Vaccine Hesitancy

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COVID-19 At-Home Test Kits are back!

You can now order another round of free rapid COVID-19 test kits through the government, A total of 4 test kits can be ordered per household.

Let's stay connected! Do you have good news to share with the congregation? We want to hear it! Read more about the protocols for sending in information HERE.

Second Baptist Church Los Angeles

2412 Griffith Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90011 

Phone: (213) 748-0318

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