Two services are planned this week for Bishop Sherwood C. Carthen, a prominent Sacramento church and community leader.
A viewing is set for 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Bayside of South Sacramento church, 6528 44th St., Sacramento. A celebration of life is set for 10 a.m. Friday at Capital Christian Center, 9470 Micron Ave., Sacramento.
Bishop Carthen, who died Sept. 25 at 54 years old, served as senior pastor at Bayside of South Sacramento since 2005 and volunteered as chaplain for the Sacramento Kings. He was a driving force in grass-roots efforts to reduce street crime and to improve quality of life in neighborhoods and the African American community.
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