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From the desk of Pastor Rev. William "Bill" Dandridge

Our First Sunday May Newsletter

From the Desk of the Pastor

Let’s continue to pray for one another. If there is any community information to share, please let me know and I can place in newsletter. Services continue to be temporarily cancelled as we abide by the policies of the State and local authorities Stay at Home Order to not congregate with more than 10 people now extended through May 15th Update on Worship Services: I took part in a conference call with other faith leaders with the Governor of California’s office. The Directors mentioned that California is working through a four phase process for opening up. It was stated that “In Person Religious Services are part of Phase 3 for opening and at the current time is months away. There will be information coming shortly from the Governor on how we should proceed.

Below is a chart that shows the California 4 phases.

Please note that on the Holy Light MBC facebook account there is a recording of a service from last week and we plan to record another service on Sunday May 3rd.

Anyone who has not received an online stimulus deposit from the IRS can go to the following and check for eligibility. On the site you can give bank information to get a direct deposit.


Weekly Televised Program "Cutting It Straight" with Pastor H.B. Charles Jr. on National Religious Broadcast (NRB) Direct TV Channel 378 (6pm on Saturday)

Also want to thank members who have been faithful in giving during the temporary closure. Reminder that I’m always at the church from 9am to 12pm on every Sunday.

Finally what can we do as a body of Christ during this time that we are experiencing this physical distancing from each other.

  • Continue Reaching Out to One Another – Calls, Emails, texting messages

  • Continue praying for one another

  • Certainly an Opportune Time to Read Scripture and Christian literature

Feel free to reach out to me:  (323) 493-2066 or at



Watch the video from last week (recorded on 4/26/2020)>


DMV Offers Relief to ID Cardholders, Vehicle Owners and Businesses

The California Department of Motor Vehicles announced on Friday, it is waiving late fees and penalties for vehicle registration, extending expiring identification cards, temporary operating permits and motor carrier permits.

With authority granted under today’s executive order signed by Governor Gavin Newsom, the DMV is:

  • Waiving late fees and penalties for vehicle registration renewals due between March 16 and May 31, 2020, and paid within 60 days of the original expiration date. The requirement to have current license plate stickers is also waived for vehicles with registration expiring between March 4 and June 30, 2020.

  • Extending identification cards expiring on or after March 4, 2020, to be valid through June 22, 2020 (60 days from today).

  • Temporarily suspending for 60 days the requirement to submit a transfer of ownership within 10 days for vehicle transfers occurring on or after March 4, 2020, and the requirement to register a vehicle acquired or previously based outside of California within 20 days once registration becomes due.

  • Allowing temporary operating permits that expire on or after March 4, 2020, to be valid another 60 days from today.

  • Lengthening motor carrier permits expiring in March, April and May 2020 to June 30, 2020. A motor carrier permit is required for numerous transportation and commercial activities in California, including transporting property for compensation, hauling with a commercial vehicle weighing more than 10,000 pounds, and transporting hazardous materials.

“These measures can help lighten the burden many Californians are experiencing during this difficult time,” DMV Director Steve Gordon said. The DMV continues to encourage customers to renew their vehicle registration and complete vehicle transfers online or by using the DMV Virtual Field Office. Customers can also get replacement registration cards and license plate stickers online or at the hundreds of DMV kiosks across the state. Replacement cards and stickers at the DMV kiosks cost $22 and print on the spot.

The DMV continues to provide essential services via mail, online, kiosks, call centers, available business partners and virtually to process critical transactions, including eligible driver license and vehicle registration renewals, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Customers can use the Services Advisor on the DMV website to learn their options to complete DMV tasks.

The relief measures are the latest DMV actions during the COVID-19 pandemic, including:

  • Temporarily closing field offices. Following deep cleaning, expansion of virtual services and development of new protocols, the DMV soon will offer in-person services in each region. Information on office openings will be announced by DMV in the near future.

  • Extending all driver licenses that expire between March 1 and May 31, 2020. Drivers 70 years and older are receiving a 120-day temporary paper extension in the mail, and drivers 69 and younger can request a free temporary paper extension online.

  • Keeping expiring commercial driver licenses, endorsements and certificates valid through June 30, 2020.

  • Temporarily waiving required in-person renewals for eligible driver license and identification cardholders with expirations in March, April, and May 2020. Individuals who meet the criteria are able to renew online or by mail.

  • Launching the DMV Virtual Field Office to create new digital options for transactions that previously required an in-person office visit.

  • Canceling all behind-the-wheel drive tests to honor social distancing guidelines.

  • Suspending extended office hours and Saturday service.

For more resources and information to help you and your family combat COVID-19, please visit my website. As you are all aware, this situation is fluid and ever changing. As more information becomes available, we will share with you. Please feel free to contact our office if you have any questions or concerns.


Steven C. Bradford

CA State Senator, SD 35

Capitol Office: State Capitol - Room 2059, Sacramento, CA 95814  /  Tel: (916) 651-4035

District Office: One West Manchester Blvd., Suite 600, Inglewood, CA 90301  /  Tel: (310) 412-6120

Satellite Office: 302 West 5th St., Suite 203, San Pedro, CA 90731   /   Tel: (310) 514-8573

American Red Cross + the YMCA "Emergency Blood Drive"

Make a reservation to donate by entering the sponsor code below at


  • May 4 (10am - 4pm)

  • May 19 (10am - 4pm)


  • Gardena-Carson YMCA: 1000 W. Artesia Blvd., Gardena, CA 90248 (map)

Sponsor Code: YMCAGardena


Sunday School Word Puzzle

Deacon Wendell Jones has provided a Sunday School word puzzle that will provide some spiritual and mental simulation. Thanks to him for providing for this week's newsletter­­!

Download this Puzzle to Print

Download PDF • 65KB



In this time of crisis, please continue to give online or by sending checks to the church address: 1404 West 96th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90047 We are still faithful that more members will give more faithfully in 2020 so we can accomplish more in building the body of Christ in 2020.

The Bible teaches that giving financially to the work of the Lord is a vital part of being a follower of Christ.

Holy Light Missionary Baptist Church offers online giving to help you with your regular, Tithes and Offerings to Holy Light Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, CA. 


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