Photo provided by TASHA HICKERSON -- Anniversary celebration -- The Voices of Distinction will celebrate their 14th anniversary at 6 p.m. Sunday at Promised Land Baptist Church, 7234 Plank Road. Scheduled guests include The Eternal Light Gospel Singers, of Arkansas; the Williams Family, of Baton Rouge; Light House Senior Gospel Singers and the Crown Seekers. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children at the door. Doors open at 5 p.m.



vacation bible school: 6-8 p.m., Shady Grove First Missionary Baptist Church, 16443 Plank Road. Classes for all ages.

Baton Rouge


Gospel Fest: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., ACTS Outreach Ministries, 6892 Hooper Road. Gospel music, food and entertainment. Free. (225) 246-0374.

Life Choice (Pre-Cana): 9 a.m., Catholic Life Center, 1800 S. Acadian Thruway. The program is for engaged couples seeking to get married in the Catholic Church. It combines talks with personal reflection and couple dialogue in a classroom setting.

Clothing Giveaway: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Greater Beulah Baptist Church, 955 E. Polk St. Clothing available for children and adults in all sizes. (225) 343-5610.

So i am worship Dance Workshop: 10:30 a.m., Elevate Church of Baton Rouge (Miracle Place Church-Central), 9466 Greenwell Springs Road.

la. missionary baptist state convention: 6:30 p.m., Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church Family Life Center, 9700 Scenic Highway. Judge John Michael Guidry will speak to the convention’s Laymen’s Department Boys to Men Banquet. (225) 775-2740.


Revival: 9 a.m., Greater Divine Missionary Baptist Church, 6045 Hooper Road. Pastor Mark Litt will speak.

Religious/Teaching Service: 9 a.m., Mount Moriah Family Baptist Church, 15366 Old Hammond Highway.

Youth observance: 9 a.m. Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1358 South Blvd. Brother Darrius Marvin Williams, youth minister at New St. John Baptist Church, will speak.

Women’s day celebration: 11 a.m., Neely United Methodist Church, 1755 Thomas H. Delpit Dr. The Rev. Demetria Jones-Smith, of Shiloh Baptist Church, will speak. The theme is “Women of God Putting on the Whole Armor of God.”

Masquerade: 11 a.m., Full Gospel UPC, 6729 Mickens Road. Play about a married couple who has entered a spiritless phase of their relationship while trying to raise a teenage daughter and care for an elderly dad. Admission is free. Donations are welcome. (225) 357-9696.

Revelation of Seven Churches: 4 p.m., The New Christland Baptist Church, 5685 Robertson St. (225) 223-5414 or (225) 284-9600.

2014 commencement: 6 p.m., St. John Baptist Church, 820 New Rafe Meyer Road. St. John Bible Institute commencement. The Rev. David Jones, pastor of St. John Baptist Church in Jeanerette, will speak. For information, call (225) 774-1468.

How it all began: 7 p.m., Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 4455 Jones Creek Road. Creation seminar, open to all.


Summer Bible Camp: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Higher Ground Outreach Church, 3730 N. Sherwood Forest Drive. Camp is for ages 4 -12, and will end Aug. 1. Registration is $45 and includes camp shirt. Fees are $70 per week and includes daily breakfast, lunch and snack. A field trip will be held each Friday. (225) 273-6115.

Vacation Bible School: 6-8 p.m., St. Mary Baptist Church, 1252 N. Acadian Thruway E. Theme is “Jesus Family Reunion: The Remix.”

Vacation Bible School: 6-8 p.m., St. Paul the Apostle Church, 3912 Gus Young Ave. (225) 383-2537 or


Excel Computer Training: 6-8:30 p.m., Mirror of Grace Outreach, 921 N. Lobdell Blvd., Suite E. The class will provide basic training for individuals with little or no computer experience. Part 1 is Tuesday; Part 2 on Wednesday. Pre-registration is required. (225) 300-4528.


Vacation Bible School: 6-8:30 p.m., The New Christland Baptist Church, 5685 Robertson St. (225)-284-9600 or (225) 485-9627.


Vacation Bible School: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Florida Boulevard Baptist Church, 10915 Florida Blvd. Franklin Avenue Baptist Church’s VBS.


Lunch and Learn: Noon, New Hope Baptist Church, 5356 Greenwell Springs Road. The theme for the free lecture series is “Eat Healthy, Be Active, Live Well.” A light lunch will be provided. Registration is required. (225) 926-0246

June 27-28

evangelistic rally: 6 p.m. Friday, June 27; 8 a.m. Saturday, June 28, Magnolia Baptist Church, 960 E. Buchanan St. At 6 p.m. Friday, a prayer service will be held followed by a musical. Evangelistic Rally begins Saturday with class for all ages, followed by a trip to the streets of south Baton Rouge to speak to those lost and/or unchurched. They will be invited to Magnolia where Pastor J. Bertell Davis will speak. Dinner, prayer, singing and counseling will follow. (225) 383-2913.

June 27-29

Women’s Conference: 5-7 p.m., Mount Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 13540 Scenic Highway. The theme will be “Collecting Jewels for Jesus.” Pastor Keith A. Branch will speak. (225) 775-3845 or email

June 28

Revival: 9 a.m., Greater Divine Missionary Baptist Church, 6045 Hooper Road. Dr. Betty Vandiver will speak.

Religious/Teaching Service: 9 a.m., Mount Moriah Family Baptist Church, 15366 Old Hammond Highway.

Fifth Sunday Service: 9-11 a.m., New Christland Baptist Church, 5685 Robertson St. Minister Loretta Chanet will speak. (225) 284-9600

Men’s Day Program: 11 a.m., Sweet Home Baptist Church, 343 W. Buchanan St. The Rev. Ronald T. Williams will speak.

Musical Extravaganza: 4 p.m., Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1358 South St. It will feature Evelyn Harrell, Holly Earls, Kathy Celestine, The Smith family and Clarence Jones.



Women’s Day Celebration: 7:45 a.m., Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Billups Lane. Theme is “Women of Purpose.” (225) 749-3251.



Homecoming and Family & Friends Day: 1 p.m., Asbury United Methodist Church, 9269 Beechgrove Road.

Denham Springs


10th Annual Comedy Improv Workshop: Noon to 4 p.m., New Covenant Baptist Church, 215 Florida Ave. Josh Toups will teach high school students how to be improvisational comedians. The cost is $200. (225) 937-9622.



juneteenth celebration: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Providence No. 2 Baptist Church, 3781 La. 19. “Transforming the Minds and Bodies of This Generation for a Better Today and Tommorrow” is the theme for this East Feliciana event. Sponsored by the East Feliciana African American Artistic and Cultural Foundation, Providence No. 2 Baptist Church, Mount Calvary Baptist Church and Richland Baptist Church. Festivities will include singing, re-enactments, liturgical dancing, children’s games, instrumental music, samplings of ethnic foods and various health presentations. For information, call Elaine M. Raby at (225) 405-4800, Gertrude Steinback at (225) 683-5527, Lee Thomas at (225) 683-4108, Dorothy Shropshire at (225) 683-5742 or LoRetta Bradford at (225) 683-5038.

June 24-26

vacation bible school: 6:30-8:30 p.m. nightly, Freeman Baptist Church, 4628 La. 955 W.


June 29

Women’s Missionary: 8 a.m., Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1420 S. Darla Ave. The Rev. Mary Simms Guy, director of Greater New Orleans Greensburg Christian Education and coordinator for the Louisiana Conference Women in Ministry Conference, will speak.


June 28

Prayer Healing Service: 8:30 a.m., Calvary Christian Center, 47217 Randall Road.


June 23-27

vacation bible school: 6-8:40 p.m., Magnolia Baptist Church, 21455 La. 442. Theme is “Arrow Island: Choosing God’s Way.” Classes are for kindergarten through sixth grade. A light supper will be served at 6 p.m. (225) 567-5416.



From The Heart Women’s Conference: 7 p.m., The Family Church, 223 Stone Ave.



Men’s & Women’s Day: 2 p.m., St. Alma Baptist Church, 12861 La. 416. The Rev. Fred Jeff Smith, of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, will deliver the gospel and Shiloh’s Male Chorus will provide the music. (225) 627-5390 or


June 29

Tridentine Mass: 12:30 p.m., St. Stephen The Martyr Catholic Church, 22494 La. 22. The Extraordinary Form of the Mass of the Roman Rite will be offered. (504) 899-1378.



Weird Animals Vacation Bible School: 6-8:30 p.m., Dutchtown Baptist Church, 36495 C. Braud Road. For age 4 through sixth grade will participate in Bible-learning activities, songs, teamwork-building games and test out science gizmos. Registration is free. or (225) 673-6612.



147th Year Homecoming: 2 p.m., New Hope Baptist Church, 1405 La. 409. Dr. George C. Pierce and the congregation of Mount Baptist Church will be the special guest.

St. francisville


140th anniversary: 11 a.m., Star Hill Baptist Church of St. Francisville, 12331 Powell Station Road. Celebration of the church’s 140th year. The Rev. Barry Guy and the Elm Park Baptist Church will be special guests.

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worship service: 3 p.m., Greater Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church, 32425 Bowie St. “What did the Blood of Jesus Bring to Your Life” is the theme. Presenters include Pastor Edward and Lady Geraldine Armstead, of Greater Little Union Missionary Baptist Church in Fordoche; Pastor John and Lady Lucile Batiste, of Braziel Baptist Church in White Castle; Pastor Louis and Elder Brenda Deggs, of Word of His Power Ministry in Baton Rouge; Pastor Alton and Lady Gale Preston, of Lutcher Chaptel United Methodist Church, in Lutcher; Pastor Michael and Lady Marilyn Washington, of New Vision Ministries in Donaldsonville; and Bishop Kendrick and Evangelist Nicole Whaley, of Congregation Church of God in Plaquemine. Special guests include Kanavis Egland on trombone; Arial Preston, liturgical dance artist of LaPlace; soloist Sister Glinder Young; Maestro Brother Bobby Williams; and narrator Sister Cordelia Brooks.