Nursing home visit: 10 a.m., North Ridge Community Nursing Home, 3612 Baker Blvd. The First Love Missionary Baptist Church Nursing Home Ministry will visit the home. The Rev. Frank Rideau Jr. and Elder Maxine Williams will speak.

Baton Rouge


Building Healthy Communities Health Fair: 8 a.m., Gloryland Baptist Church Glory Center, 6745 Greenwell Springs Road. In conjunction with Mayor Kip Holden’s Healthy Initiative Program, the church will hold a health fair with a morning walk at 8 a.m., vendors and presentations at 9 a.m. There will be free food and drinks, screenings, door prizes and a spacewalk. (225) 356-0577.

Mother and Daughter Conference: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Greater King David Baptist Church, 222 Blount Road, Education and Culture Center. The theme is “Lighting the Way to the Future.” Breakfast, lunch and childcare will be provided free.

Young Girls Empowerment 2014: 9 a.m. to noon, Magnolia Baptist Church, 960 E. Buchanan St. Open to girls ages 7-19. There will be music, prizes, panels, breakout sessions and more. Includes breakfast and lunch. Registration is $10. (225) 615-4968.

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

Women of Distinction Universal Heart-to-Heart Luncheon: 11 a.m., Embassy Suites, 4914 Constitution Ave. Evangelist Christine Banks will present the luncheon with Cathy Moffitt, of Dallas, as guest speaker. Reservations are $35. (225) 654-1000.

Gospel Musical: 6 p.m., Ark of Safety Ministries, 6867 Van Gogh Ave. Sister Shirley Johnson and the Gospel Determinators will hold a musical. All groups are invited.


Youth Empowerment Weekend: 1 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. Sunday, New Ark Baptist Church, 1344 Terrace St. Youth/Teen Ministry will continue its weekend event with a Youth Rally Saturday and a morning service Sunday. (225) 344-0858.


Men’s Day Worship Service: 8 a.m., First Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, 575 Education St. Michael Clayton, former NFL wide receiver, will speak.

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

Sunday Worship Service: 9-11 a.m., The New Christland Baptist Church, 5685 Robertson St. (225) 284-9600.

Youth Program: 11 a.m., Beech Grove Baptist Church, 9455 Elm Grove Garden. The Rev. Emma Woods will speak. (225) 937-1159.

Church Celebration: 9 a.m., builder’s hour; 11 a.m., service, Capital Missionary Baptist Church, 5565 Hooper Road.

Holy Communion Service: 11 a.m., New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 318 Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive. (225) 939-8827.

Women’s Day Program: 11 a.m., Sweet Home Baptist Church, 343 W. Buchanan St. Chandra Kendrick, of Greater St. John Christian Center, will speak. (225) 343-0322.

buona sera, an italian evening celebrating catholic community radio: 5-8 p.m., Our Lady of Mercy Church Parish Activity Center, 445 Marquette Ave. Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio, known as Dr. Italy on EWTN, will be the special guest for this fundraiser, which includes Italian music, foods and wine and a live auction. Tickets are $75. Reserve tickets at or (225) 448-3754.


Vacation Bible School: 5:30-8:15 p.m., Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 9340 Florida Blvd. Theme is “Son Treasure Island: Where Kids Discover God’s Love.” All ages are welcome. Dinner is a one-time price of $10 and starts at 5:30 p.m. Classes will follow with pre-kindergarten through fifth grade classes taking place in the Education Building, sixth- through 12th-grade classes in the Activities Building and adult classes in Naylor Hall. A nursery will be provided. (225) 924-4271.


Computer Training: 6-8:30 p.m., Mirror of Grace Outreach, 921 N. Lobdell Blvd., Suite E. Free computer classes include “Excel Part I” on Monday and Excel Part II on Tuesday. Pre-registration required. Call (225) 300-4528.

Monday-Aug. 1

Summer Bible Camp: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Higher Ground Outreach Church, 3730 N. Sherwood Forest Drive. The Summer Bible Camp for children ages 4 to 12 will run Monday through Friday. Registration is $45 and includes camp shirt; fees are $70 per week. Breakfast, lunch and snack will be served daily. Field trips on Fridays. (225) 273-6115.


Summer sounds: 7 p.m. St. James Episcopal Church, 205 N. Fourth St. Concert features the Everett Parker Gospel Quartet. Parker is the former longtime director of the LSU Gospel Choir. Admission is $10; free for college students with valid ID. A reception follows. Purchase tickets at or by calling (225) 387-5141 or at the door. The St. James Artists’ Guild is showing its work in the Parish Hall Parlor during July, along with works from students from The One Stop Homeless Center. View the exhibit from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8 a.m. to noon on Fridays at concert receptions, and on Sundays before and after services.


Singles Night II: 6:30 p.m., The Londoner, 4215 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd. Secular singles are invited to the social event presented by Capital Area Atheist and Agnostics.

July 26

Infertility — You’re Not Alone: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 11441 Goodwood Blvd. A daylong workshop discussing the struggle of infertility from a Catholic perspective. Keynote speaker will be Angelique Ruhi-Lopez, co-author of book, “The Infertility Companion for Catholics.” Other speakers are Dr. Rob Chasuk, Staci Gulino and Deacon Clayton Hollier. $10 per person, which includes lunch. (225) 242-0323.

July 26-27

Women’s Day Weekend: 10 a.m., New Hope Baptist Church, 5356 Greenwell Springs Road. Theme is “Women of Worship — Empowered by Christ.” Includes a brunch Saturday in the education center and a worship service Sunday at 10:45 a.m.

A Girl and her Pearls Women’s Conference: 1 p.m., Wisdom Rock Ministries, 10128 Florida Blvd. Prophetess Shimike Johnson will speak Saturday and Pastor Nichelle Landry will preach Sunday. Musical guest will be Minister Lori Swain. Mother Pearl Porter will bring “Pearls of Wisdom.” Refreshments will be served.

Aug. 1

Friday Night Worship: 6 p.m., Foster Road Baptist Church, 11333 Foster Road. The church will hold a fellowship meal and worship Friday nights during August in the church gym. The meal will be at 6 p.m., followed by the service. Brother Byron Townsend, of Grace Baptist Church, will speak on Aug. 1. (225) 775-0884.

Men Prayer Conference: 7 p.m., Apostolic Restoration Church, 4224 Beechwood Drive.

Aug. 2

The New ChristLand Church Fair: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., The New Christland Baptist Church, 5685 Robertson St. Fair booths are $50 for members; $75 for others. Purchase booth before Aug. 2. (225) 284-9600.

11th Annual Back-to-School Rally: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., North Baton Rouge Community Center, 2013 Central Road. Sisters of Sophistication, Inc. will present the rally, which will include lunch, door prizes, entertainment, school supplies, face painting, ID cards for children and more. (225) 328-2470 or (225) 603-7610.

HopeKeepers of Baton Rouge: 11 a.m., St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 12663 Perkins Road. HopeKeepers of Baton Rouge is a nondenominational support group for anyone affected by chronic pain or illness, mental or physical. (225) 337-1633.



Spirit Of Pentecost Conference 2014: 7 p.m., Life Cathedral Worship Center, 2103 S. Philippe Ave. Join ministries from around the world for a divine visitation, fresh anointing and a prophetic word with demonstration of God’s power. This is the last day of the conference. (225) 291-2400 or



Women’s Conference: 7 p.m., Crossroads Church, 1006 N. Oak St. The Church of Jesus Christ Apostolic Ministries will host the conference presented by Women of Wisdom. (985)247-5445 or email


July 26

Loud-N-Clear Youth Communicators Class: 10 a.m., The Family Church, 223 Stone Ave. The class will teach practical communication training and technical development to young leaders. Registration is $30 online; $35 at the door.

July 27

Summer Joli Night: 5 p.m., Crossroads Church, 150 Verona Drive. Bring a picnic and enjoy a night of worship, games and a message from Jennifer Barnes Maggio, founder of “The Life of a Single Mom Ministries.” Free. Call the church to register. (337) 234-4308



Vacation Bible School: 6-8:45 p.m., Doyle Baptist Church, 20745 Utah St. Theme is “Wilderness Escape: Where God Guides and Provides.” A meal will be served each night. Pre-register at or (225) 686-2341.



Young People Beginning Experience: Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road. The grieving program is for youth, ages 14-17, who have lost parents or whose parents are going through divorce/separation. It is designed to help teens sort out their emotions and build their self-acceptance. Participants are grouped by age. Cost is $200. Register at For more information, call (225) 294-5039.



Lord Supper: 11:30 a.m., St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 10151 Noel Thomas Lane.

St. Francisville


145th Church Anniversary: 2 p.m., Sherobee Baptist Church, 10064 Jones Vaughn Creek Road. The Rev. Keith Branch, of Mount Bethel Baptist Church, will speak.


Revival: 7 p.m., Sherobee Baptist Church, 10064 Jones Vaughn Creek Road. Dr. Olton Scott will speak at all three services.



Vacation Bible School: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Second Baptist Church, 9515 La. 19, Wilson. Theme is “The Jesus Connection,” with a focus on technology. Transportation is available. Call (225) 719-2329.



Mondays for the Master: 7 p.m., First Baptist Church of Zachary, 4200 Main St. Revival featuring Chuck Pourciau, pastor of Broadmoor Baptist Church in Shreveport.

July 26

Back-to-School Supply and Uniform Giveaway: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, 22911 Reames Road. The church is teaming up with the Chaneyville Community Center to host the giveaway. Call (225) 268-2766.