BATON ROUGE

Saturday

  • SENIOR RESOURCE FAIR: 9:30 a.m., St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 8833 Goodwood Blvd. Free flu and pneumonia vaccines.
  • HELPING THOSE IN NEED: 11 a.m., Sweet Home Baptist Church, 343 W. Buchanan St. Free hot meal and clothing for those in need.

The Gospel Truth Anniversary Celebration: 7 p.m., The Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church, 6274 Scenic Highway. Special guests will be the CSJ Men, Legendary Lighthouse Gospel Singers, Mighty Gospel Warriors of Bruce, Mississippi and many more. Leroy Combs at (225) 936-0617.

Sunday

  • CHURCH ANNIVERSARY: 8 a.m., First Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, 575 Education St. The church celebrates its 83rd anniversary. Pastor Michael Mallet, of the Greater Beulah Baptist Church, will speak. (225) 288-2993.

church anniversary: 8 a.m., St. Joseph Baptist Church, 2510 Tennessee St. Join Pastor Donald R. Grim as the church celebrates its 88th anniversary.

Friends & Family Day: 11 a.m., Promised Land Baptist Church, 7234 Plank Road. Sponsored by the Combined Choir.

young peoples praise service: 11 a.m., Beech Grove Baptist Church, 9455 Elm Grove Garden Drive. The Rev. Emma Woods will speak.

church anniversary: 3 p.m., Greater Mount Gideon Baptist Church, 205 Alice St. The church celebrates its 82nd anniversary.

harvest festival: 4-6 p.m., University United Methodist Church, 3350 Dalrymple Drive. Fifth annual free festival with events for the whole family. Costumes encouraged. Food and drinks available, games and prizes, a chili cook-off, inflatables and more.

the first christmas: 6 p.m., Naylor Hall, 9340 Florida Blvd. “The First Christmas,” a best-seller by Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan, based on the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, is being taught Sundays and at 10 a.m. Mondays through November by the Rev. Joe Reggin, interim pastor of Broadmoor Presbyterian Church.

Sunday-Thursday

  • AID ASSOCIATION: 9:30 a.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. Monday-Thursday, 1 p.m. daily for Parent Body session, 7 p.m. evening sessions, Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 736 N. 35th St. 89th annual session of the Emmanuel Baptist Church Aid Association, Excell Payne, president.

Monday

  • BUSINESSMEN’S STUDY: Noon, Christ in the City, 320 Third St. Bring lunch. The topic is “Treading Water in An Empty Pool.”
  • WOMEN IN SPIRIT: Noon, St. Joseph Cathedral Parish Hall, 412 North St. A nondenominational program for women seeking spiritual growth and sharing new and affirming perspectives on faith in everyday life.

Tuesday

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

Thursday

  • GRIEFSHARE: 6 p.m., Grief Recovery Center, 4939 Jamestown Ave. Fourteen-week grief support/seminar program, open to anyone who has experienced the loss through death of someone close.

Oct. 23-25

  • MINISTRY ANNIVERSARY: 7:30 p.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday, Jericho International Ministries, 230 Little John Drive. Celebrating five years of ministry.

Saturday, Oct. 24

  • PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS RECOGNITION MASS: 4 p.m., St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church, 14040 Greenwell Springs. All public safety officers, law enforcement officers, fire fighters and first responders will receive a blessing and recognition.

Sunday, Oct. 25

  • YOUTH SUNDAY: 11 a.m., Promised Land Baptist Church, 7234 Plank Road.
  • TRUNK-OR-TREAT 2015: 4 p.m., St. John’s United Methodist Church, 9375 Highland Road. Join us for fun, food and trick-or-treating in a safe, family-friendly environment. (225) 766-4594. stjohnsbr.org/event/trunk-or-treat-2015/.
  • EVENING WORSHIP SERVICE: 5 p.m., Greater Mount Gideon Baptist Church, 205 Alice St. The Rev. Gus Henderson will speak.

Saturday, Oct. 31

  • ANGEL NIGHT OUT: 5 p.m., Baton Rouge Empowerment Foundation 6749 Perimeter Drive.

CENTRAL

Saturday

  • SATURDAY FUN DAYS: 10 a.m., Blackwater United Methodist Church, 10000 Blackwater Road. Games include golf, bowling, fishing, ring toss and hay rides. Baked goods and food booths will also be available. Families are welcome to wander through the pumpkin patch, take pictures and take home a pumpkin or two. $2. (225) 261-4646.

ETHEL

Sunday

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

Sunday, Oct. 25

  • PRAISE AND WORSHIP SERVICE: 9 a.m., Beachum Grove Baptist Church, 8877 Battle Road. Brother Taisuke Gospel Choir, of Japan, will be guests.

GONZALES

Tuesday

  • CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC PRAYER MEETING: 7 p.m., St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1022 N Burnside Ave. (225) 715-2135.

Thursday-Friday

  • FALL CONFERENCE: 7 p.m., Life Cathedral Worship Center, 2103 S. Philippe Ave. The Ladies of Life Fall Conference. Pastor Chris Butler, of Mount Cyrene Baptist Church in Plaquemine, will speak. Host is Elder Tiffany Vallery. (225) 291-2400.

Sunday, Oct. 25

  • LITTLE ANGELS MEMORIAL RIDE & FESTIVAL: 9:30 a.m., Lamar Dixon Expo Center, 9030 S. St. Landry Ave. The Little Angels Foundation’s third annual Family Fall Festival and Little Angels Memorial Ride. Free motorcycle ride, led by The Wild Pigs Motorcycle Club, starts at 10 a.m. and ends at noon. The festival will include music, food and drinks and a car and bike show. thelittleangelsfoundation.org.

JACKSON

Sunday

  • COMMUNION SERVICE: 9 a.m., Asphodel Baptist Church, 4091 La. 68. Hour of power prayer service starts at 8 a.m.

LAFAYETTE

Sunday

  • EW LOCATION: 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., Our Savior’s Church, Midtown location, 101 Marie Antoinette. Come for the opening of the church’s fourth location. oursaviorschurch.com

LIVINGSTON

Sunday, Oct. 25

  • HOMECOMING: 10:30 a.m., Colyell Baptist Church, 19524 La. 42.
  • REVIVAL: 6 p.m., Colyell Baptist Church, 19524 La. 42. Lynn Rodrigue will preach. Jim Richardson will provide music.

PONCHATOULA

Tuesday

  • PEACE & PRAYERS: 7 p.m., Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road. Each night will focus on a holy hour of prayer followed by light snacks and social. Email sdavis@oppeace.org or call (225) 294-5039.
  • SPIRITUAL BOOK SHARING: 10 a.m. Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, Spiritual Book Sharing. Fee is $50, includes book and material.

Wednesday

  • SCRIPTURE 101: 10 a.m., Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road. The first four sessions will consist of a survey of the Old Testament; the second four sessions will cover the New Testament. RSVP by contacting, (225) 294-5039.

Sunday, Oct. 25

  • CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF BATON ROUGE WORLD YOUTH DAY: noon, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 255 N. 8th St. (225) 336-8751.

ST. FRANCISVILLE

Saturday

  • GOSPEL FESTIVAL: 10 a.m., West Feliciana Parish Parks and Recreation, Hardwod Park, 10166 W. Feliciana Parkway. (225) 784-8450. Greater Hollywood Baptist Church Gospel Festival featuring performances by the Lighthouse Gospel Singers, Hollywood Ensemble Choir, Louisiana Rose, Gospel Wonders, Gospel Truth and more. There will also be praise and worship, food and drinks. Call (225) 635-5921.

Wednesday

  • RAISE THE PRAISE: 6:30 p.m., Magnolia Full Gospel Baptist Church, 7910 U.S. 61 N. Featuring national recording artist Evangelist Beverly Crawford.

Sunday, Oct. 25

  • PASTOR’S APPRECIATION SERVICE: 8:30 p.m., Magnolia Full Gospel Baptist Church, 7910 U.S. 61 N. Celebration of the pastor’s 24th year.

SLAUGHTER

Sunday

  • WORSHIP SERVICE: 10 a.m., New Fellowship Baptist Church, 4756 La. 412 E.
  • WORSHIP SERVICE: 11:30 a.m., St. James Church, 10151 Noel Thomas Lane. Join the Rev. Christopher and ; Lady Eleanor Huddleston for worship.