RECOVERY SUPPORT ADDIS WOMEN’S GROUP: 6 p.m., Church at Addis, 6781 La. 1. A support group for women seeking spiritual freedom from destructive habits. (225) 776-1652 or facebook.com/recoverysupportaddis.
RECOVERY SUPPORT ADDIS MEN’S GROUP: 7 p.m., Church at Addis, 6781 La. 1 South. A support group for men seeking spiritual freedom from strongholds. (225) 218-5630 or churchataddis.com/mens-recovery-support/.
WORSHIP SERVICES: 11 a.m., New Covenant Christian Center, 6515 Myrtle St. (225) 775-3127.
HOUR OF POWER PRAYER: 6:30 p.m. New Covenant Christian Center, 6515 Myrtle St.
BIBLE STUDY: 7:30 p.m., New Covenant Christian Center, 6515 Myrtle St.
FELLOWSHIP FRIDAYS: New Covenant Christian Center, 6515 Myrtle St. Men’s fellowship every first and third Fridays; women’s every second and fourth.
SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM PREREGISTRATION: Gloryland Baptist Church, 2575 Michelli Drive. The camp will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays from June 1 through July 24. There will be reading, cultural and social enrichment activities, music, drama, dance, computer lab, weekly library visits and field trips every Friday for children in pre-K through middle school. Breakfast, lunch and snack provided daily. After-care also offered until 6 p.m. (225) 356-0577.
BLOOD DRIVE: 2-8 p.m., Islamic Center of Baton Rouge, 820 W. Chimes St. The center and the Muslim Students Association of LSU are hosting the Our Lady of the Lake blood drive, which also will include screenings for blood pressure, BMI and more. Free barbecue and T-shirts.
CHARITY CHRISTIAN CENTER’S SERVICES: 9 a.m., Charity Christian Center Church, 871 O’Neal Lane. (225) 272-8252 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Choir Anniversary: 11 a.m., St. Mark United Methodist Church, 6217 Glen Oaks Drive. Judge John Michael Guidry will speak. (225) 357-6150.
Young People’s Services: 11 a.m., Beech Grove Baptist Church, 1955 Elm Grove Garden. The Rev. Emma Woods will speak.
TUREAUD TO SPEAK: 11 a.m. Bethel A.M.E. Church, 1358 South Blvd., A.P. Tureaud Jr., the first African-American student to enroll at LSU, will speak following the 11 a.m. service.
ORDINATION CEREMONY: 3 p.m., Victory International Ministries, 10128 Florida Blvd. Bishop Leon Figgins will deliver the message with Brother Mike and Pastor Nichelle Landry as overseers.
CHURCH DEDICATION: Jehovah Ministry, 6356 Airline Highway. Theme is “I Believe,” with Dr. R.C. White, Dr. Eddie Sulcer, Pastor O.W. Richardson, Pastor M. Hollins and Dr. Henry Roberts.
COMPUTER CLASS: 5:45 p.m., Mirror of Grace Outreach, 921 Lobdell Ave. Topics are Intro to Computer, Microsoft Word, Web Design, PowerPoint and Excel. (225) 300-4528.
GRIEFSHARE: 6 p.m., Grief Recovery Center, 4939 Jamestown Ave. A 13-week grief support/seminar program of First Baptist Church of Baton Rouge. Open to anyone who has experienced the loss through death of someone close. Free. (225) 768-8863.
UNITED USHERS OF LOUISIANA: Friendship Chapel Baptist Church, 2111 North St. The United Ushers of Louisiana will sponsor a bus trip to Atlanta for the Southern Regional Ushers Conference on April 23-25, returning April 26. Cost is $160 roundtrip. (225) 276-3782 or email@example.com.
WOMEN IN SPIRIT: Noon, St. Joseph Cathedral Parish Hall, 412 North St. The Rev. Susie Thomas, pastor of Magnolia and Deerford United Methodist Churches, will speak on the theme “Surprised by God.” Women in Spirit is a nondenominational program for women seeking spiritual growth and sharing new and affirming perspectives on faith in everyday life. Monthly programs include a complimentary lunch. Registration required. (225) 387-5928 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WOMEN’S CONFERENCE: St. John Baptist Church, 820 New Rafe Mayer Road. The theme of the conference is “Standing on the Eternal Promises of God … 2 Corinthians 1:20.” At 7 p.m. Friday, a musical featuring an all-female choir will perform and Dr. Betty Vandiver, of Greater New Galilee Baptist Church, will speak. The conference closes at 11 a.m. Sunday.
Saturday, April 25
BOOK SIGNING: 3:30 p.m., Goodwood Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Pastor Nichelle Landry will sign her new books, “Precision Prayers” and “Study Guide Precision Prayers.”
EBRP WOMAN’S AUXILIARY: 4 p.m., Greater Mount Gideon Baptist Church, 205 Alice St. Women in White program.
SPRING CONCERT: 6 p.m., Jordan United Methodist Church, 4619 Stearns St. The gospel concert will feature the Jordan UMC Contemporary Choir; Arachne Jacobs, a mime ministry performer, and soloist Lourinza Williams. Free. facebook.com/jordanumchurch or (225) 355-3991.
Sunday, April 26
PLANTING SEEDS OF FAITH: 11 a.m., St. Luke Baptist Church. Guest speaker will be St. Luke’s own 5-year-old youth minister Jakobe Cooper.
APPRECIATION SERVICE: 8 a.m., Mount Herman Baptist Church, 1293 North 36th St. The church’s Senior Usher Board will celebrate the 62nd-year appreciation service.
FESTIVAL OF TWO RIVERS: St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 14040 Greenwell Springs Road. There will be food, bands, entertainment, 5K and fun run, rides, games, crafts, a poker run and a chance to win $1000 cash. Session passes and weekend passports for rides are available. (225) 261-4650 or FestivalofTwoRivers.com.
GROWING KIDS GOD’S WAY: 7:15 p.m., Grace Life Fellowship, 10210 Barringer Foreman Road. A conference to provide parents and grandparents hope, encouragement and practical instruction in their duty of raising morally responsible and biblically responsive children. $10. gracelifefellowship.org/events/event-registration.
ST. MARK CATHOLIC CHURCH FAIR: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, St. Mark Catholic Church, 42021 La. 621. The church’s Light Lane Festival includes rides, music, food, a car show, minipot competition, silent auction, bingo and more. tourascension.com/events/st-mark-catholic-church-fair-2/.
Sunday, April 26
USHERS, DEACONS AND DEACONESS ANNIVERSARY: 9:30 a.m., Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 12144 La. 416. The Greater Mount Calvary Baptist Church will be special guests.
Saturday, April 25
GOSPEL EXTRAVAGANZA: 11 a.m., The Little Rock Baptist Church, 7191 La. 1.
2015 MEN’S CONFERENCE: 9 a.m., Second Baptist Church, 24830 Railroad Ave. The theme is “Men of God Embracing the Kingdom: Enlight-Encourage-Empower.” The speakers will be Pastor Rolon A. Glover, Bishop Joseph “AJ” Ford and Bishop Ronald Hardy Sr. The master of service will be White Castle Mayor Gerald “Jermarr” Williams.
Friday, May 1
DOMINICAN LAITY 2015 RETREAT: Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road. The 2015 Sister Veronica Dominican Laity Annual Retreat will be facilitated by Father Brian Pierce. The retreat’s theme is “Lectio Divina in Dominican Life.” Costs for the two-night stay with meals is $170; $140 double occupancy; $70 commuter. Donations will also be solicited for the Retreat Master stipend and other expenses. (225) 294-5039, email@example.com or catholicretreatcenter.org.
PASTOR’S ANNIVERSARY: 4 p.m., Fontania Baptist Church, 100 Mount Pleasant Road. In celebration of Pastor Everette D. Pruitt’s fourth year. Pastor Stanley Plain, of the Rose of Sharon Baptist Church, will be the speaker.
FOURTH DISTRICT YOUNG PEOPLE MONTHLY WORKSHOP: 10 a.m., New Hope Baptist Church, 1405 La. 409. The topic for youngsters, ages 5-25, is “Following Jesus Can Be Hard.” The topic for adult leaders and youth workers is “Positive Living.” (225) 778-1710.