• SERVICE: 8:45 a.m., Mount Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 13450 Scenic Highway. The Rev. Theodore J. Smith, of Damascus Baptist Church in Magnolia, Mississippi, will speak. The theme is “Something to Shout About.”



  • WORSHIP SERVICES: 11 a.m., New Covenant Christian Center, 6515 Myrtle St., (225) 775-3127.


  • CAPA MEETING: 11:30 a.m., Cornerstone Fellowship Church, 9611 Blackwater Road. Meeting of Central Area Pastors Association.


  • HOUR OF POWER PRAYER: 6:30 p.m., New Covenant Christian Center, 6515 Myrtle St. Bible study follows at 7 p.m.


  • FELLOWSHIP FRIDAYS: 6 p.m., New Covenant Christian Center, 6515 Myrtle St. Men’s fellowship every first and third Fridays; Women’s every second and fourth.



  • PRAYER BREAKFAST: 9 a.m., The Unity Center, 910 N. Acadian Thruway. State Sen. Sharon Weston Broome will speak. Residents of the Eden Park area are invited. The theme is “Building Community: A Safe Place to Live, Work and Play.” For more information, call Dr. Mary W. Moss at (225) 772-0307.
  • REJOICE IN CHRIST: 6 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meeting house, 10335 Highland Road. The reenactment of the Christmas story with a live nativity. Donations of non-perishable food will be accepted for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. For more information, contact or visit
  • LIVING NATIVITY: 7-9 p.m., Florida Boulevard Baptist Church, 10915 Florida Blvd. Journey through multiple scenes depicting the life of Jesus Christ featuring a cast of characters, live sheep and Bubbles the camel. This drive-through event is family friendly and free.
  • O HOLY NIGHT CHRISTMAS CONCERT: 7 p.m., Bethany South Church Warehouse, 10877 Reiger Road. Children’s pageant and toy drive. Prizes will be given and food will be available. For more information, call (214) 876-9482 or visit


  • YOUNG PEOPLE’S PRE-CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: 7 a.m., Little Rising Sun Baptist Church, 1275 S. 16th St. The Rev. Emma Woods will speak.
  • ANNUAL USHER MINISTRY ANNIVERSARY: 8 a.m., St. Joseph Baptist Church, 2510 Tennessee St. The Rev. Anthony D. Burton, pastor of Greater Hollywood Baptist Church, will speak.
  • WORSHIP SERVICE: 9 a.m., Charity Christian Center Church, 871 O’Neal Lane. Pastored by Dr. Linda Bradford. Transportation provided. For more information, contact (225) 272-8259 or
  • SUNDAY SCHOOL: 9:30 a.m., Promised Land Baptist Church, 7234 Plank Road.
  • CHRISTMAS CANTATA: 9:45 a.m., St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 17510 Monitor Ave. “I Hear the Prophet Calling” featuring the Chancel Choir and an orchestra. Childcare provided. Free. For more information, visit
  • CHOIR FESTIVAL: 10:30 a.m., Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 9340 Florida Blvd. Church Choir, led by Judy McGehee, will share special Christmas music with the congregation.
  • APPRECIATION, BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION: 11 a.m., Greater Mount Gideon Baptist Church, 205 Alice St. An appreciation and birthday celebration program for Pastor Edward Howard. The Rev. Emma Woods will speak.
  • PASTOR APPRECIATION DAY: 11 a.m., Fairview Baptist Church, 1636 Braddock St. The Rev. Gus C. Spurlock will be honored on his sixth anniversary. Special guest will be the Rev. Derrick Williams, of Centerville, Mississippi.
  • THE LORD’S SUPPER: 11 a.m., Promised Land Baptist Church, 7234 Plank Road.
  • REMEMBERING OUR CHILDREN: 6 p.m., St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church, 14040 Greenwell Springs Road. Candlelight service to celebrate the life, love and light of those children gone too soon. A reception will follow the service. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Promised Land Baptist Church, 7234 Plank Road.


  • PRAYER: noon, Hope Christian Center, 5013 Windfall Court. (225) 355-8194.
  • WEDNESDAY SERVICE: 6 p.m., In His Hands Baptist Church, 8767 Gov. Claiborne Drive.


  • BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE: Noon, Christ in the City, 320 Third St. For more information, contact the Rev. David Melville at (225) 397-6393.

A Service of Lessons and Carols: 7 p.m., University United Methodist Church, 3350 Dalrymple Drive. The evening is a series of sacred readings interspersed with the singing of Christmas carols, hymns and choral music. Open to the public. Free child care will be provided.

Saturday, Dec. 19

  • CAROLYN GEE’S TOY & CLOTHING GIVEAWAY: 9 a.m., Greater Mount Canaan Baptist Church, 5820 Evangeline St. Bring a child. For more information, call (225) 229-0762.
  • HOT MEAL & CLOTHING: 11 a.m., Sweet Home Baptist Church, 343 W. Buchanan St. Sweet Home Baptist Church Helping Hand Ministry will be giving a hot meal and clothing to those in need. (225) 343-0322.

Sunday, Dec. 20

  • YOUNG PEOPLE’S PRE-CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: 11 a.m., Beech Grove Baptist Church, 9455 Elm Grove Garden Drive. The Rev. Emma Woods will speak.
  • CHRISTMAS SERVICE: 5 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, 208 N. 4th St. Christmas service of readings, choral anthems and congregational carols in the format of King’s College in England. Features the St. James Treble Choir of singers in grades 5-10.

Monday, Dec. 21

  • URSING HOME VISIT: 10 a.m., Heritage House Manor, 1335 Wooddale Blvd. The Greater Mount Gideon Church’s Mission Ministry with director the Rev. Emma Woods will visit for a pre-Christmas program and gifts. The Rev. Gus Henderson will speak.

Thursday, Dec. 24

  • CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES: 5, 7 and 10 p.m., St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 17510 Monitor Ave.
  • CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE: 6 p.m., Keep Up the Faith Don’t Give Up the Hope Five Fold International Ministry, 6749 Perimeter Drive.

Satruday, Dec. 26

  • WOMEN BRINGING WOMEN/LEOLA’S AFTER-CHRISTMAS PARTY: 6:15 p.m., Family Life Church Fellowship Hall, 12112 Florida Blvd. Semi-formal dress with an emphasis on red. The first 50 women will receive a free gift bag filled with goodies. Every woman who brings a guest will receive a free gift. (225) 202-4352 or


  • AUTHOR TALK: 10 a.m,. Glory of God Worship Center, 1114 Rodeo Drive. Kate McVeigh, author of best selling Christian books “The Blessing of Favor,” “Conquering Intimidation” and “Get Over It” will be speaking. For more information, contact (225) 791-4464.



  • PASTOR’S ANNIVERSARY: 4 p.m., Beachum Grove Baptist Church, 8877 Battle Road. The church will celebrate the Rev. Sterling Wright’s 23rd year. The Rev. Perry Wrights and the congregation, of Promised Land and Traveler’s Rest Baptist Church will be special guests.


  • WHAT IF JESUS NEVER CAME: 10:30 a.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Monday, St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, 5956 La. 19. The Rev. Joseph Washington will present the Christmas production.

Sunday, Dec. 20

  • YOUTH WORSHIP SERVICE: 9 a.m., Beachum Grove Baptist Church, 8877 Battle Road. For more information, contact (225) 683-8119.



  • CHARISMATIC PRAYER MEETING: 7 p.m., St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1022 N. Burnside Ave.



  • WORSHIP SERVICE: 11:30 a.m., New Charleston, 3534 Cottage St. For more information, contact (225) 634-5370.

Sunday, Dec. 20

  • YOUTH WORSHIP SERVICE: 11:30 a.m., New Charlestone Baptist Church, 3534 Cottage St. (225) 634-5370.


Sunday, Dec. 20

  • YOUTH CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: 7:30 a.m., The Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church, 58165 Barrow St. Guest speaker will be Mr. Kevin Brown of Conyers, Georgia.
  • CHRISTMAS CONCERT: 4 p.m., St. Peter Baptist Church, 58116 Court St. The Iberville Parish Mass Choir presents its annual “The Sounds of Christmas Concert,” under music coordinator, the Rev. Van Smith Jr., with directors Alcide Simmons, Bobby Williams, Donald Richardson Jr. and Chris Howard. Special guests will be Jimmy Ramirez; Clarence Jones, founder of the Heritage Ensemble; saxophonist Carl Watkins and trumpeter John Gray.



  • CHRISTMAS MUSICAL: 7 p.m., Shiloh Baptist Church, 950 Seventh St. The West Baton Rouge Mass Choir will hold its annual musical. The St. John the Baptist Church will be special guests. The public is invited.



  • FAMILY & FRIENDS DAY: 2 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, 15630 Live Oak St. Pastor Arnold Brown, of the St. Peter and Shiloh United Methodist churches, will be special guest.



  • WORSHIP SERVICE: 10 a.m., New Fellowship Baptist Church, 4756 La. 412 E.
  • WORSHIP SERVICE: 11:30 a.m., St. James Church, 10151 Noel Thomas Lane. Join Bishop Christopher & Lady Eleanor Huddleston for the worship experience.
  • “THE GREATEST GIFT”: 6:30 p.m., Grace Baptist Church, 9150 La. 19. A Christmas musical and drama.