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Highly Anticipated City-Wide Worship Experience Expected to Host Tens of Thousands of Attendees This Sunday

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LONG BEACH, CA- The Fifth Annual Long Beach Gospel Fest, founded by Pastor Wayne Chaney, Jr. and wife Myesha of the Antioch Church of Long Beach, just added Grammy-nominated star of WEtv’s hit series Mary Mary, Tina Campbell, to this year’s star-studded lineup for the highly anticipated citywide worship event. Showcasing some of the best gospel artists in music today, Campbell joins previously announced multi-award winning performers Tasha Cobbs, Deitrick Haddon, Kierra Sheard, Jonathan Nelson, Myron Butler, Jessica Reedy, Brian Courtney Wilson and more. The free, open-to-the-public event takes place on Sunday, July 19, at Marina Green Park.

Inspiring fans on the shores of Long Beach since its inception in 2009, the successful annual event is one of the city’s premier summer festivals.  Anticipating more than 20,000 attendees, the Festival experience includes a monumental morning worship service led by Pastor Chaney, followed by the afternoon concert with Gospel’s top performers.  A special tribute with clergy and performing talent honoring the victims of the Charleston Emanuel AME Church mass shooting is planned. In addition to the worship service and concert, a vibrant marketplace with vendors for food, merchandise, and fun family-friendly activities is accessible to festival goers throughout the day.

The Gold Experience ($50) is also available to attendees who prefer to enhance their Festival experience through priority check-in, reserved seating, vendor concierge service and artist meet and greets. Tickets are available online.

Marina Green Park is located at 386 E. Shoreline Drive in Long Beach. The worship service will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by the concert at 12:30 p.m.  Red carpet arrivals begin at 3 p.m.  Vendor and sponsorship opportunities are still available for a limited time only; for more information, tickets, and updates, please visit www.longbeachgospelfest.com.

 

LA Sparks Off To Hot July!

SparksBy Johnni Matthews

The Los Angeles Sparks came home to Staples Center from a three game road trip on Thursday, July 2 to play three homes games in a 96 hour period.  Coming home to their own beds and their faithful fans, the Sparks were ready to put a spark in July!

The Sparks took care of business against the San Antonio Stars on Thursday night 86-81, then played a back to back Friday night against the Tulsa Shock when the Sparks’ fans witnessed Kristi Toliver score 43 points to break a franchise record set by Lisa Leslie’s 41 points.  The Sparks won 98-95!

Sunday, July 5 the defending WNBA Champions, Phoenix Mercury came to town for the first time this season.  The game was well played requiring an extra five minutes to decide the winner with the Mercury sliding by the Sparks 94-91 in overtime.

The LA Sparks have eight more games in the month of July to continue to make it a hot July!  The Sparks hit the road again for another three game road trip before returning home to Staples Center on July 16 against the Atlanta Dream coached by former LA Sparks Coach and Lakers great, Michael “Coop” Cooper.  Game will be an early 12:30 p.m. (PST) tip off.

 

Please Help Save 777 Community Warehouse

777-Community-WarehouseOur Beloved 777 Community Warehouse – a Nonprofit Public Benefit Organization located in San Bernardino, California – needs your help! Every Tuesday, from 10 am to 2 pm (and by appointment on all other days) the Food and Clothing Ministry of 777 Community Warehouse is open to the homeless population and anyone in the community who is in need of clothing and food. According to an exclusive study done by Graduate students from the University of Redlands, 777 is in a prime location in regards to the homeless population and the far distance of sparsely located food banks in San Bernardino (2015). Unfortunately, the Warehouse has recently fallen on hard times and is in immediate need of donations.

During the dates of July, 17th – July 20th 777 Community Warehouse will be hosting a marathon of fundraisers, entitled “Save 777”. There will be various live entertainers volunteering their time to entertain those that would like to contribute a donation. These entertainers include local acts, such as Marwan Freeman (from the Frienz Band), CATERPILLAR FLIGHT, and the Young Ladies in Training (from the C.H.O.R.D.S. children’s music program) just to name a few.

In addition to the live entertainment, there will so be a Flea Market with various donated items for sale. These items range from beautiful one of a kind consignment items (such as, antique chinaware and mink coats) to African essential oils and African Shea butter. If you are limited to donating items of value, we will gladly accept those donations as well.

777 Community Warehouse as an experience

To date, Mr. Walker has transformed the warehouse into the community resource and event center that he envisioned, presenting the community with a beautifully furnished, art decorated environment for population of San Bernardino to enjoy. 777 Community Warehouse is designed to accommodate conferences, meetings, business/social mixers, performing arts presentations, visual arts presentations, religious services, educational seminars, musical concerts, wedding receptions, quinceaneras , and other events that support the needs of the community in a spirit of excellence.

Again we ask for your help so that our team at 777 Community Warehouse can continue helping the San Bernardino community by contributing to the expansion of community peace, cultural awareness, artistic expression, educational enlightenment, and consciousness building for personal/collective growth.

For other inquires please contact 777 Community Warehouse, located at 777 South Allen Street, San Bernardino CA 92408. Phone: 909-890-0999.