- RECOVERY SUPPORT ADDIS WOMEN’S GROUP: 6 p.m., Church at Addis, 6781 La. 1. Group is for individuals seeking freedom from destructive habits. Free. (225) 776-1652.
- 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 follows at 7:30 p.m. (225) 775-3127.
- FAMILY PICNIC: 8 a.m., Greater King David Baptist Church, 222 Blount Road. Ends at noon.
- DAY OF RENEWAL: 9 a.m., Our Lady of Mercy Parish Activity Center, 445 Marquette Ave. “Jesus Heals the Heart” will be the theme for the Day of Renewal, which will include praise and worship, reflections and music by Cindy Scardina, faith witnesses and a Eucharistic procession and benediction. Lunch will be provided. Bring writing materials for journaling. Call (225) 636-2464 or (225) 346-8873.
- WELLNESS HEALTH DAY: 9:30 a.m. Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church. Wellness sessions include kidney health, diabetes management; healthy cooking demonstrations for weight management, hypertension and diabetes control. Free cholesterol, blood pressure, glucose, vision and hearing screening. Door prizes will be awarded and lunch will be served.
- “PULPIT SWAP”: 11 a.m., The Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4555 Fairfields. Pastor Bryant Herbert, of Natchez/Fayette/Woodville, Mississippi, Seventh-day Adventist Church, will speak. On Aug. 29 Berean’s Pastor Robert Davis will speak to Herbert’s congregation at 11 a.m. services. On each swap date, the respective churches will be open and conduct worship for those who are not participating in the exchange.
- PASTOR’S ENCOURAGEMENT DAY: 7:30 a.m., Jordan Stone Baptist Church, 8524 Thelma St.
- WORSHIP SERVICE: 9 a.m., Charity Christian Center Church, 871 O’Neal Lane. Transportation provided by calling (225) 272-8259.
- NEW MEMBERS CLASS: 9:30 a.m., Promised Land Baptist Church, 7234 Plank Road. First Lady Sharon Plain, Rev. John Bowman and the Beech Grove Baptist Church, of Jackson, will be guests.
- YOUTH SUNDAY: 11 a.m., Promised Land Baptist Church, 7234 Plank Road.
- MEN’S & WOMEN’S DAY: 11 a.m., Little Rock Missionary Baptist Church, 2585 Sherwood St. Samuel Pierre will speak on the theme “A Cooperative Effort.” Colors for the day are red for the women and black and white with a touch of red for the men.
- MEN’S & WOMEN’S DAY: 11 a.m., The Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1204 St. Joseph St. The Rev. Geoffrey Sykes, pastor of Greater St. Mary Baptist Church of Plaquemine, will speak. Refreshments following.
- FAMILY & FRIENDS DAY: 4 p.m., Israelite Baptist Church of South Baton Rouge, 1841 Thomas Delpit Drive. The Rev. Edward Howard, pastor of Greater Mount Gideon Baptist Church, will speak on the theme “It’s Time to Come Home.”
praise & worship: 6 p.m., Greater Mount Canaan Baptist Church, 5820 Evangeline St. Program to honor Carolyn Gee. Guests include The Veal Brothers, Legendary Lighthouse Gospel Singers, Gospel Determinators and more.
- CONCERT: 6 p.m., First Presbyterian Church Baton Rouge, 763 North Blvd. Nashville, Tennessee, recording singer/songwriter Buddy Greene, co-writer of the Christmas favorite, “Mary Did You Know?”, and keyboard player Jeff Taylor will perform. Free. At 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., Greene will lead worship.
- BIBLICAL STUDIES DIPLOMA PROGRAM: 6 p.m., Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 185 Eddie Robinson Senior Drive. Courses will be taught by seminary trained instructors and experienced pastors. For more information, visit srbi-br.org. or contact the Rev. Mary W. Moss, director of The Southeast Regional Institute, at (225) 772-0307 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Thelma Jones, registrar at (225) 202-4279 or email email@example.com.
- COMPUTER TRAINING CLASSES: 5:45 p.m., Mirror of Grace Outreach, 921 N. Lobdell Blvd., Suite E. Pre-registration is required. For information, (225) 300-4528.
- NOON PRAYER: Hope Christian, 5013 Windfall Court. (225) 355-8194.
- WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS: 6 p.m., Berean Wellness and Community Support Center, 5100 Osborne Ave. For topics, call (225) 355.4444 or visit bereanbatonrouge.com.
- BBQ FUNDRAISER: 10 a.m., Mirror of Grace Outreach, 921 N. Lobdell Blvd., Suite E. Dinner includes chicken or pork chop, dirty rice, baked beans, cake and a soda. $8 per plate. Free delivery of five or more orders or more information and directions, call (225) 300-4528.
- FRIDAY NIGHT WORSHIP: 6 p.m., Foster Road Baptist Church, 11333 Foster Road. Brother Huey Moak, of Fellowship Baptist Church, will speak. Meal begins at 6 p.m., followed by worship service at 7 p.m.
- DIOCESAN WORKSHOP: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Catholic Life Center Main Auditorium, 1800 S. Acadian Thruway. Lisette Borné, a spiritual director and the associate director of seminarians for the Diocese of Baton Rouge, will speak at the “Family Choices: Transitions in Aging” workshop sponsored by the diocese, Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area and Baton Rouge General Hospital. Darryl Ducote, the Rev. Donald Blanchard, the Rev. Gerald Burns, Roxane Bingham, Rebecca Herbst, Jon Salter, Jeri Shread and Elizabeth Johnston are additional presenters on discussions ranging from Creativity in Retirement to Safe Proofing the Home, Transitions in Home Care and Tending to the Needs of the Dying. Registration is $15, $20 for walk-ins. To register, call (225) 242-0323 or at mfldiobr.org.
- GOSPEL EXPLOSION: 6:30 p.m., St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church Youth Department, 1334 Napoleon St.
Sunday, Aug. 30
- FAMILY & FRIENDS DAY: 11 a.m., Sweet Home Baptist Church, 343 West Buchanan St. Rev. Jermaine Brumfield, Sr., of Mount Gillion Baptist Church in Prairieville will speak.
Mission Program: 11 a.m., Greater Mount Gideon Baptist Church, 205 Alice St. The Rev. Emma Woods, mission director, will speak.
- PASTORAL ANNIVERSARY: 3 p.m., Salvation Christian Fellowship Church, 63032 La. 1091 Pearl River. Honoring Elder Darryl W. Smith and lady Louise Smith for nine years of service.
- PRAISE & WORSHIP SERVICE: 9 a.m., Beachum Grove Baptist Church, 8877 Battle Road. (225) 683-8119.
- CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC HEALING MASS: 6:30 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church, 5710 La. 16. (225) 675-8550.
- CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC PRAYER MEETING: 7 p.m., St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1022 N. Burnside Ave.
- Monday, Aug. 31
- FELLOWSHIP SERVICE: 11 a.m., St. Matthew Baptist Church of Plaquemine, 22910 Warren St.
Sunday, Aug. 30
- FAMILY & FRIENDS DAY: 2 p.m., Galilee Full Gospel Baptist Church, 7052 Galilee Church Road. Pastor Richard London Sr. and the F.T. Missionary Baptist Church will be guests.
Sunday, August 23
- MIRACLE & DELIVERANCE SERVICE: 9 a.m., New Fellowship Baptist Church, 4756 La. 412 E. Worship service follows at 10 a.m.
- WORSHIP SERVICE: 1:30 a.m., St. James Church, 10151 Noel Thomas Lane.
- BIBLE STUDY: 10 a.m., New Fellowship Baptist Church, 4756 La. 412 E.
- THE EAST FELICIANA MINISTERS CONFERENCE PARISHWIDE REVIVAL: 7 p.m., Pine Grove Baptist Church, La. 412. The Rev. Michael A. Otkins Sr. will speak.
- THE COMPASSION EXPERIENCE: 9 a.m. to 5:40 p.m. Saturday, 8:20 a.m. to 5:40 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5:40 p.m. Monday, Live Oak United Methodist Church, 34890 La. 16. Through over 3,000-square-feet of interactive exhibit space, visitors will step inside daily life in a developing country, visiting homes, markets and schools.
- FAMILY & FRIENDS DAY: 2:30 p.m., Greater Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church, 32425 Bowie St. The theme is “Unity and Diversity, and Togetherness and Individuality.” Pastor Timothy Campbell and the Greater Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church of Donaldsonville, will be guests.
- HOMECOMING & CHURCH ANNIVERSARY: 2 p.m., Asphodel Baptist Church, 4091 La. 68. In celebration of the church’s 139th year. Guest speakers will be the Rev. Sam Williams Jr., of Holly Grove Baptist Church.