HEALTH FAIR: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Greater First Church, Emmett W. Bashful/Huel D. Perkins Fellowship and Activity Center, 4669 Groom Road. Discussion of diabetes, diagnosis, treatment and preventative measures. Door prizes.
CHURCH ANNIVERSARY: 3 p.m., Evening Star Baptist Church, 16301 Al Sanford Road. Pastor Henry Brown, of Emmanuel Baptist Church, will speak.
ARISE & CELEBRATE: 7 a.m., Second Baptist Church, 914 N. Acadian Thruway W. Greater Louisiana Baptist Convention Women’s Conference. Starts with breakfast, followed by praise and break-out sessions. Luncheon speak is Janet Jamieson, of Friendship Baptist Church of Chicago. Registration is $30. (225) 926-0246.
PRAYER BREAKFAST: 9 a.m., Greater St. John Baptist Church, 143 East Washington St. The Rev. Emma Woods will speak.
CHURCH FAIR: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. James Baptist Church, 1105 N. 44th St. Singing, Christian poetry, food and more.
CLOTHING GIVEAWAY: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Greater Beulah Baptist Church, 955 E. Polk St. Clothing is available for children and adults in all sizes. Free. greaterbeulahbc.com
FREE FLEA MARKET: 11 a.m., Belaire High School, 12121 Tams Drive. My Father’s House Outreach Center will host. Items include clothes, shoes, books, furniture, toys and more.
THE YOUNG ADULTS MINISTRY IN SERVICE: 1 p.m., Southern University. YAMS should meet outside the mini-dome. Youth church is at 3 p.m. Nov. 1 is the deadline for the Food Bank drive.
CONCERT: 4 p.m., Mount Pilgrim, 9700 Scenic Highway. Dr. Eric A. Yancy will perform. (225) 933-7475. thursdayproductions.com
MUSICAL: 6 p.m., Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 1414 Sora St.
82ND YEAR CHURCH ANNIVERSARY: 8 a.m., First Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, 575 Education St. Church’s celebration of 82 years. Pastor Derrick T. Williams, of Liberty Mississippi Baptist Church, will speak. (225) 933-8815.
87TH YEAR CHURCH ANNIVERSARY: 8 a.m., St. Joseph Baptist Church, 2510 Tennessee St. The Rev. David Ferguson, pastor of the New Ark Baptist Church, will speak.
WOMEN’S DAY: 10 a.m., St. Mark United Methodist Church, 6217 Glen Oaks Drive. The theme is “Sisters with a Purpose — Making It Happen.” Yvette Richards, the national president of United Methodist Women’s Organization, will speak.
COLLEGE & YOUNG ADULT WORSHIP: 10:45 a.m., Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 1414 Sora St. The Rev. Errol Domingue will speak. Fellowship and dinner will follow.
DEDICATION SUNDAY: 11 a.m., University Presbyterian Church, 3240 Dalrymple Drive. Dedication of new and repurposed facilities at worship service, featuring a commissioned anthem and a new poem by Louisiana poet laureate Ava Haymon. A potluck and self-guided tours follow the service. (225) 383-0345.
HOLY COMMUNION SERVICE: 11 a.m., New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 318 Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive. Pastor Green will speak and the Senior choir will perform under the direction of Dwight Anderson.
MEN’S DAY: 11 a.m., Nazarene Baptist Church, 1707 Spanish Town Road. The theme is “Men of Valor: Be Courageous and Stand Strong.” The Rev Charles Allen, pastor of Friendship Baptist Church, will speak.
“GRAND DAY” MASS & STREET PARTY: Noon, St. Joseph Cathedral, 412 North St. The Rev. Paul D. Counce, pastor of the cathedral, will preside at this celebration — a “Children’s Liturgy” — by preaching to and about younger generations. The outdoor street party celebration following the Mass will showcase the day’s theme, Jesus the Good Shepherd. There will be a petting zoo of farm animals along with Bubbles the camel, pony rides, face painting and food. cathedralbr.org.
PASTOR’S ANNIVERSARY: 1 p.m., The St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 1334 Napoleon St.
BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS: 3 p.m., Raising Cane’s Dog Park, City Park, 1442 City Park Ave.
HARVEST FESTIVAL: 4-6 p.m., University United Methodist Church. 3350 Dalrymple Drive. Everyone invited; costumes encouraged. Food and drinks, games and prizes, a chili cook-off, inflatables, and face painting. universitymethodist.org or (225) 344-0343. Free.
WORSHIP IN PINK: 6 p.m., New Life Ministries, 5521 Airline Highway. A service to acknowledge breast cancer awareness month. The theme is “The Power of Faith.” Valencia Davis, a breast cancer survivor who is a member of the Sisters Networking with Sisters support group of Baton Rouge, will speak. A breast educator will be present. (225) 328-0661.
EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH AID ASSOCIATION ANNUAL SESSION: Little Rising Sun Baptist Church, 1275 South 16th St. Sunday School from 9:30 a.m. to noon and youth ministry at 1 p.m.; Bible class 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 20-23, with parent body in session at 1 p.m. each day. Nightly sessions are at 7. (225) 387-2421.
SOUTHEAST REGIONAL BIBLICAL INSTITUTE: 6 p.m., Baton Rouge Community College, Small Business Training Center, 350 N. Donmoor. Basic Level — Introduction to the New Testament; Advanced Level — Introduction to the Black Church History. The Rev. Mary W. Moss (225) 772-0307.
PROPHECY BIBLE STUDY: 7 p.m., The Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4555 Fairfields. Books of Daniel and Revelation.
HIV MINISTRY: 9 a.m., Dr. Leo S. Butler Community Center, 950 E. Washington St. HIV ministry transition steps to develop an HIV-compassionate church. The topics include: How HIV impacts your local community, a sociological understanding of the disease, who is at risk for infection, how to recognize religious-based stigma, methods and strategies for HIV Ministries and Outreach. The workshop discussion is facilitated by the Rev. Joseph Collins, author of the curriculum and co-founder of the Ministers’ Roundtable of Texas. The workshop is free on a first-come basis to clergy and other qualified participants.
PASTOR ANNIVERSARY: 7 p.m., The BREC Ballroom, 6201 Florida Blvd. Rose Hill Church is celebrating the 10-year pastoral anniversary of the Rev. Danny M. Donaldson Sr. and Lady Charmon Donaldson. The celebration will begin with a birthday jazz band dinner at 7 p.m. Friday and culminates Oct. 26 at all services, Rose Hill Church, 3765 N. Acadian Thruway. $40-$75. (225) 448-2537.
GOSPEL FEST: Vocal workshop on Friday, followed by an indoor festival from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, and a musical at 5 p.m. Sunday. Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 9700 Scenic Highway. (225) 775-2740.
Saturday, Oct. 25
“IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE MIRACLE HEALER”: 11 a.m., The Red Shoes, 2303 Government St. A film in three parts (each about 95 minutes) with two intermissions. This film tells the story of Bruno Groening, who was called upon by God to cure the incurable. Admission is free, donations accepted. Organizer is Bruno Groening Circle of Friends, (225) 751-2369, bruno-groening.org/english.
“WHY WE SING” YOUTH MUSICAL: 6:30 p.m., Full Gospel UPC, 6729 Mickens Road. Food and fellowship. RSVP requested. Kimberly Haynes (225) 892-2325 or Khaynes.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, Oct. 26
PASTOR ANNIVERSARY: 7:30 a.m, 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., Rose Hill Church, 3765 N. Acadian Thruway. Celebrating the 10-year pastoral anniversary of the Rev. Danny M. Donaldson Sr. and Lady Charmon Donaldson.
Pastor Anniversary: 8 a.m., Donaldson Chapel Baptist Church, 2501 Gracie Street. In celebration of the Rev. Tommie N. Gipson Jr.’s 17 years of service. The Rev. Sam Parker will speak.
PURPLE HEARTS & PINK SOULS: 9 a.m., Higher Ground Outreach Church, 3730 Sherwood Forest. Free and informative event to learn the signs, preventions and interventions to combat domestic violence and breast cancer awareness. Free. Higher Ground Outreach Church Women of Wisdom Fellowship. (985) 517-2523. teamhigher.com
HOMECOMING: 11 a.m., Little Rock Missionary Baptist Church, 2585 Sherwood St. The Rev. Terry Joseph, of New Zorah Baptist Church in Morgan City, will speak on the theme “Together Again.” (225) 355-1632
FAMILY & FRIENDS DAY: 11 a.m., St. John Baptist Church, 820 New Rafe Mayer Road. After service, worshipers are invited to lunch at G.R. Clark Memorial Park.
TO KNOW THE LOVE OF GOD: 7 p.m., St. Jean Vianney Catholic Church, 16166 S. Harrells Ferry Road. The Rev. Doug Doussan, pastor of St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church in New Orleans, will present the mission. Monday’s session will focus on the implications of God’s love for us. Tuesday’s session will explore how we can respond to God’s love in prayer and fulfill our call to be missionary disciples of Christ.
FALL REVIVAL: Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 1414 Sora St. The Rev. Thomas Bessix, of New Gideon Baptist Church, will speak.
Friday, Oct. 31
OCTOBER JUBILEE: 6 p.m., New Ark Baptist, 1344 Terrace St.
HEROES UNMASKED FALL FESTIVAL: 6-8 p.m., Victory Harvest Church, 3953 N. Flannery Road. A safe alternative to Halloween for young children. There will be games, candy, prizes, food and fun, including a giant slide, hay ride and the fire safe house.
HEALING ON THE SPIRITUAL PATH — A PHYSICIAN’S POINT OF VIEW: 3 p.m., Bluebonnet Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Dr. M. Machacek-Dobay, of Austria, will speak. Bruno Groening (1906-1959), had very precise, intuitive knowledge of healing energy, and many people have been helped by this ancient knowledge. Medical doctors and psychologists in all major specialties work together in the Medical Scientific Group, a part of the Bruno Groening Circle of Friends, to record and verify these spiritual healings. Medically documented healings will be explained; people healed, even from so-called “incurable” diseases, will share their experiences; others will share stories about liberation from addiction, depression and anxiety. Free. (225) 751-2369.
ROOTS & PROMISES, A GENESIS MUSICAL: 7 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 763 North Blvd. Free.
Sunday, Nov. 2
HOLY COMMUNION SERVICE: 7 a.m., Israelite Baptist Church, 1841 Thomas H. Delpit Drive.
LORD SUPPER WORSHIP: 9 a.m., Ravens All Faith Church, 1913 North St.
GUEST PREACHER: 10:45 a.m., Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 9340 Florida Blvd. The Rev. Dr. Martha Robson, recently retired Presbyterian minister in New Orleans, will speak. A native of Baton Rouge, Robson was the first woman ordained by the Presbytery of South Louisiana in the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. , in 1982.
Monday, Nov. 3
“HOW TO TALK ABOUT AND DEFEND YOUR CATHOLIC FAITH”: 6:30 p.m., St. Bernard Catholic Church of Breaux Bridge, 204 N. Main St. John Martignoni is founder and president of the Bible Christian Society, an apostolate dedicated to explaining and defending the Scriptural foundations of the Catholic faith. He presents talks around the country and hosts EWTN’s “Open Line” program every Monday at 2 p.m. The event is free, however donations are accepted.
Sunday, Oct. 26
FEAST ON THE LEVEE: 11 a.m., St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 482 S. Kirkland Drive. Cajun food fest, cake baking contest, sweet shop, silent auction, raffles, Games2U for the kids plus a 5K race at 8 a.m. with registration at 7:30 a.m. Live Music by Choupique from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; The Issue from 3:30-7 p.m. wbrchamber.org/calendar/10-2014/events/feast-on-the-levee-7088.html
YOUTH SERVICE: 9 a.m., Beachum Grove Baptist Church, 8877 Battle Road. Sunday School begins at 8 a.m. (225) 683-8119.
HOMECOMING: 10:30 a.m., Ethel Baptist Church, La. 19. Joint homecoming of Ethel Baptist and Ethel United Methodist Church. Registration begins at 10 a.m. The Rev. Moody Adams will speak and members of both churches will make up the choir.
Saturday, Oct. 25
PASTOR ANNIVERSARY: Tower of Strength Outreach Center, 690 Kelly St., Baton Rouge. The Fairview Baptist Church of Ethel will celebrate Pastor Yoyo Hill for 10 years of service. Tickets are $20 and will not be sold at the door. Call Johnathan Hill at (225) 955-3075.
Sunday, Oct. 26
ANNIVERSARY WORSHIP SERVICE: 1:30 p.m., Fairview Baptist Church, 5375 Greenbriar Road. In honor of Pastor Yoyo Hill’s 10 years of service. Pastor Dalton Hill, of the Oak Grove Baptist Church, will speak.
HARVEST CELEBRATION: 2:30 p.m. Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 2518 Maringouin Road West.
Sunday, Nov. 2
HOMECOMING FAMILY & FRIENDS DAY: 11 a.m., St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church, 6223 Sixth Ave. The Rev. Thomas J. Brown Jr., of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, will speak.
140 YEAR CHURCH ANNIVERSARY: 11 a.m., St. Matthew Baptist Church, 22910 Warren St. The Rev. Shannon Warner, pastor of the Macedonia Baptist Church of Plaquemine, will speak.
PASTOR APPRECIATION: 5 p.m., Mount Zion Inner City, 24400 Eleanor Drive. In honor of the Rev. Ricardo L. Handy Sr. for 17 years of pastoring and 20 years of preaching. Pastor Clinton McFarland will speak and Joel Jones and Workshop Choir will perform.
CENTERING PRAYER: 7 p.m., Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road. A method designed to facilitate the development of Contemplative Prayer. Free. (225) 294-5039.
HOMECOMING SERVICES: 10:15 a.m., Sandy Creek Baptist Church, 22834 Liberty Road. Brother Carey Long will lead the music and Brother Dale Phillips will speak. Followed by dinner on the grounds.
LORD’S SUPPER: 11:30 a.m., St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 10151 Noel Thomas Lane. Join Pastor Christopher and Lady Eleanor Huddleston.
RAISE THE PRAISE PART FIVE: 6:30 p.m., Magnolia Full Gospel Baptist Church, 7910 U.S. 61 N. A pre-anniversary musical celebration to honor Prophet Milton and First Lady Rose Coats. Zacardi Cortez and MFGBC Music Ministry will perform.
Sunday, Oct. 26
PASTOR’S APPRECIATION WORSHIP SERVICE: 2 p.m., Magnolia Full Gospel Baptist Church, 7910 U.S. 61 N. In celebration of Prophet Milton and First Lady Rose Coats’ 23 years of service. Brother Robert Temple, of Friendship Pentecostal Holiness Church in Oklahoma City, will speak.
MUSICAL PROGRAM: 6 p.m., St. Paul No. 1 Baptist Church, 13464 Tunica Trace. Performance by The Gospel Wonders, with special appearance by Spiritual Voice of Christ and the True Light Singers. (225) 635-5921.
HOMECOMING: 3 p.m., Redwood Baptist Church, 6480 McHost Road. Redwood Baptist Church and Pastor Jesse Williams will celebrate Homecoming. Pastor Joe Connelly and the Wesley United Methodist Church will be special guests. Free. (225) 654-6326.
Friday, Oct. 31
FALL FESTIVAL: 6-8 p.m., First Baptist Church of Zachary, 4200 Main St. Children through grade 6 and their families are invited for face painting, hay rides, snacks and candy. Costumes are encouraged (nothing scary). Admission is one bag of candy, but no one will be turned away. (225) 654-2755.