BAKER

Sunday

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

Wednesday

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

BATON ROUGE

Saturday-Sunday

  • ST. JUDE CHURCH FAIR: 11 a.m., St. Jude Church, 9150 Highland Road. A community event in a family environment to promote fellowship, faith and fun while raising funds for the school and church. There will be big rides, games, bingo, food and drinks. facebook.com/stjudefair/.

Saturday

  • WOMEN’S RETREAT: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Jefferson Baptist Church, 9135 Jefferson Highway. The theme is “Enthralled,” and the speaker is Allison Allen, author and actress. Laura Cooksey will provide music. Tickets are $25 at the door. Register at jeffersonbaptistwomen.com. At the conclusion of the event, a Women Helping Women Expo, featuring women of JBC who have a personal business to promote, will be held. women@jeffersonbaptist.org.
  • AGAPE AND EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH WOMEN’S CONFERENCE: 9 a.m., Ebenezer Baptist Church, 1915 Fairchild St. Tonja Granville is the keynote speaker.
  • COMMUNITY OUTREACH DAY: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Glen Oaks Baptist Church, 7200 Maplewood Drive. Activities are scheduled at BREC Maplewood Park, 6200 Maplewood Drive. Activities include health screenings for high blood pressure, diabetes, hearing, vision, cholesterol and HIV. There will be community and social information booths, a job fair, voter registration, prizes, free food, games, crafts and entertainment.
  • DAUGHTERS OF NAOMI: 10 a.m., Camphor Memorial United Church, 8742 Scenic Highway. Saundra Yancy McGuire, author of the book, “Teach Students to Learn,” will speak on “Power Learning for Jesus: Metacognition is the Key.”
  • Sunday, April 10

    • YOUTH PROGRAM: 7 a.m., Little Rising Sun Baptist Church, 1275 S. 16th St. The Rev. Emma Woods will speak.
    • WORSHIP SERVICE: 7 a.m., Oasis Christian Church, 4524 E. Brookstown Drive. (225) 355-8274 or occbr.org.
    • SUNDAY SCHOOL: 8 a.m., In His Hands Baptist Church, 8767 Gov. Claiborne Drive.
    • FAMILY & FRIENDS DAY: 11 a.m., Nazarene Baptist Church, 1707 Spanish Town Road. Pastor Murlon Webb, of Star Hill Baptist Church, will speak.
    • SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY DAY: 11 a.m., Bethel A.M.E. Church. 1358 South Blvd. The church will celebrate its second Annual “Southern University Day.” All faculty, staff, students and alumni invited to attend. (225) 270-7946, (225) 284-0660.
    • FAMILY & FRIENDS DAY: 2 p.m., Greater Divine Baptist Church, 6045 Hooper Road. The Rev. Gerald Vinnett, of the Fifth African Baptist Church of St. Rose, will speak. (225) 354-0459.
    • SOUNDS OF COMMUNITY: 4 p.m., Greater New Guide Baptist Church, 3445 Fairfields Ave. Free concert by Heritage choir, the Greater New Guide Baptist Church Youth Choir and other local congregations.
    • PASTOR’S ANNIVERSARY: 6 p.m., Greater Mount Canaan Baptist Church, 5820 Evangeline St. The Rev. Levie “Ash” Wright will celebrate his fourth year as pastor. The Rev. Leroy Taylor, of the New Zion Baptist Church in Denham Springs, will speak. (225) 229-0762.
    • COMPLINE: 7 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church of Baton Rouge, 205 N. Fourth St. From the ancient monastic practice of ending the day in prayer and praise of God, this serene service features a small group of singers leading prayers and chants you may join. Its principal parts are a confession to clear the conscience, then a psalm, short lesson and hymn, all about quiet sleep and confidence in God’s protection. (225)387-5141 or church@stjamesbr.org.

    Monday

    • MEMORIAL SERVICE: 6:30 p.m., Jefferson Baptist Church, 9135 Jefferson Highway. Cardinal Hospice will host a memorial service for friends and families of individuals who were lost over the years in a night of remembrance and reflection. Services conducted by Chaplain Jimmy Womack.

    Tuesday

    • TUTORING: 6 p.m., Broadmoor Presbyterian, Naylor Hall, 9340 Florida Blvd. Free tutoring for middle and high school students with qualified tutors. Those students attending the first time must have an ID and be accompanied by an adult. Volunteer tutors are always needed. Mike Zobrist, (225) 336-4189.

    Wednesday

    • WORSHIP SERVICE: 6 p.m., In His Hands Baptist Church, 8767 Gov. Claiborne Drive. (225) 810-3841 .

    Thursday

    • “SO GREAT A SALVATION” A STUDY OF THE WORD: 7 p.m., Greenwell Springs Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road. Understand how there is liberty from sin, shame and defeat through the Life of Christ. Contact Shaun Robinson at (225) 267-7756 to register. Family-friendly. btbn.tv.

    Friday

    • NARNIA, THE MUSICAL: 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 763 N. Blvd. Based on C.S. Lewis’ classic, “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” fpcbr.org.

    Saturday, April 16

    • FREE CLOTHES DRIVE: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mount Herman Baptist Church, 1293 North 36th St. The church’s Women’s Society is hosting a clothing drive providing clothes to anyone in need. Donations can be made at 9 a.m. at the church.
    • CLASSIC CAR & TRUCK SHOW: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Greenwell Spring Baptist Church, 19421 Greenwell Springs Road. Check-in time is 10-11 a.m. for those who want to show a car. The cost is $10 per car. Owners of classic cars who want to register a car can call (225) 261-2246 or email nathan@greenwellsprings.com. Admission is free for those who want to look at the cars. Awards will be given out at 2 p.m.
    • FOURTH DISTRICT YOUNG PEOPLE MONTHLY WORKSHOP: 10 a.m., Louisiana Baptist Student Center, Southern University, 801 Harding Blvd. To help young people understand what faith is while becoming involved in their communities. All Fourth District youth groups are asked to bring their church and parish banners to this event. For more information, (225) 778-1710 or Coleman1254@att.net.
    • DAUGHTERS OF NAOMI: 10 a.m., Camphor Memorial United Church, 8742 Scenic Highway. Jean Stepter will minister on “The Power of Journaling.”
    • NARNIA, THE MUSICAL: 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 763 N. Blvd. Based on C.S. Lewis’ classic, “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” fpcbr.org.

    Sunday, April 17

    • ISTROUMA GO DAY: 9 a.m., Istrouma Campus, 10500 Sam Rushing Drive. Volunteers will put their faith into action, spending their morning serving by painting housing complexes, visiting nursing home residents, planting flower beds, throwing block parties, cleaning apartments for the elderly and disabled and more. Everyone is invited to be a part of Go Day and join a project team. For more information, istrouma.org/go.
    • YOUTH PROGRAM: 11 a.m., Beech Grove Baptist Church, 9455 Elm Grove Drive. The Rev. Emma Woods will speak.
    • FAMILY & FRIENDS DAY: 11 a.m., Jordan United Methodist Church, 4619 Stearns St. Pastor Fredrick Sweetwyne will speak.
    • NARNIA, THE MUSICAL: 2 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 763 N. Blvd. Based on C.S. Lewis’ classic, “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” fpcbr.org.
    • ORGANIST PERFORMANCE: 3 p.m., University United Methodist Church, 3350 Dalrymple Drive. Acclaimed organist Christopher Houlihan will give a performance that is free and open to the public.

    Friday, April 22

    • SPRING MUSICAL & PRAISE CELEBRATION CONCERT: 6:30 p.m., United Believers Baptist Church, 10915 Florida Blvd. The theme is “Our Highest Offering: Total Praise to the Lord!” (225) 272-3740.

    DENHAM SPRINGS

    April 23

    • PRISCILLA SHIRER SIMULCAST: 9 am., Live Oak United Methodist Church, 34890 La. 16. Doors open at 8 a.m. Admission is $20 and includes lunch. Purchase tickets at eventbrite.com. For the past 16 years, Shirer has been in full-time ministry to women. She and husband Jerry have founded Going Beyond Ministries. She is the author of more than a dozen books and Bible studies. Her latest study is “Breathe: Making Room for Sabbath Margin.”

    ETHEL

    Saturday

    • MEN’S PRAYER BREAKFAST: 9 a.m., Beachum Grove Baptist Church, 8877 Battle Road. Hosted by the Deacon Ministry. Donation of $8. The Rev. Ernest Lusk, of Beachum Grove, will speak. (225) 683-8119.

    Sunday

    • PRAISE & WORSHIP SERVICE: 9 a.m., Beachum Grove Baptist Church, 8877 Battle Road. (225) 683-8119.

    Sunday, April 17

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

    JACKSON

    Sunday

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

    Sunday, April 17

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

    JEANERETTE

    Wednesday

    • NATURAL AND SPIRITUAL HEALING TRADITIONS OF SOUTH LOUISIANA: 6 p.m., Jeanerette Museum, 500 E. Main St. UL-Lafayette cultural anthropologist Ray Brassieur will lead the talk on traditional healing practices, herbs and plants. This free program is for adults. Seating may be limited. jeanerettemuseum.com.

    MARINGOUIN

    Sunday, April 24

    • FAMILY FESTIVAL: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 11140 La. 77. A barbecue chicken dinner will be for sale for $7, and there will be a $1,000 raffle and face painting for youngsters. (225) 625-2438.

    PORT ALLEN

    Saturday, April 16

    • WOMEN’S PRAYER BREAKFAST: 9 a.m., Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 950 Seventh St. The theme is “The Power of Prayer Available to All.”

    ST. FRANCISVILLE

    Tuesday

    • NURSING HOME VISIT: 10 a.m., St. Francisville Country Manor, 1558 La. 10. The Rev. Emma Woods is director, and Sister Mary Bolling will speak.

    Sunday

    • YOUTH & YOUNG ADULT PROGRAM: 11 a.m., Sherobee Baptist Church, 10064 Jones Vaughn Creek Road. Minister Robert Gilmore will speak.

    ZACHARY

    Sunday

    • WORSHIP SERVICE: 9 a.m., Open Door Fellowship Life Center, 4415 Ave. A. (225) 654-1000.

    family & Friends day: 2 p.m., Mount Wade Baptist Church, 21255 Reames Road. The Rev. Derrick J. Shavers, of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, will speak.

    Thursday

    • BACK-TO-THE-BIBLE STUDY HOUR: 7:30 p.m., Open Door Fellowship Life Center, 4415 Ave. A. (225) 654-1000.

    Friday, April 22

    • MEN’S NIGHT OF WORSHIP: 7 p.m., New Pilgrim Baptist Church, 4277 Old Weis Road. Pastor Robert L. Scott Jr., of Nathaniel Baptist Church in Centreville, Mississippi, will speak. Male choirs from the surrounding area will be featured in the church’s Brotherhood of Ministry program, which is open to all men.

    CENTREVILLE, MISS.

    April 12-14

    • DR. JOHN HENRY SCOTT SR. BIBLE INSTITUTE: 6:30 p.m., Nathaniel Baptist Church, 5032 La. 33 South. Instructors are Pastor Bernard Thomas, Travelers Rest Baptist Church, Vicksburg, Mississippi; youth instructors are Sister Rosalyn Scott - high school; Sister Christy Turner - middle school, and Sister Amanda Jones - elementary school. The theme is “Autopsy of a Deceased (Dead) Church.”