Baton Rouge


Church Garage Sale: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Union Grove Baptist Church, 327 Tuscaloosa Ave. Items, including clothing, shoes, hats, purses and more, will be priced to go.

HopeKeepers of Baton Rouge-Chronic Illness Support Group: 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.

30th Anniversary Pastor Banquet: 5 p.m., Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 9700 Scenic Highway. Judge John Michael Guidry will speak at the banquet, which will honor the Rev. Jesse B. Bilberry Jr.

Birthday Celebration: 6 p.m., Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, 1743 Convention St. The church will celebrate the Rev. Justin Brooks’ birthday with performances by choirs, quartets and dance/mime ministries.


Intensive Retreat with Anam Thubten: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Agame Yoga and Meditation Cener, 635 Acadian Thruway. Anam Thubten, internationally acclaimed master teacher, will lead the weekend retreat. Registration will start at 9 a.m. (225) 921-3323.


Holy Communion Service: 7 a.m., Israelite Baptist Church, 1841 Thomas H. Delpit Drive. (225) 344-3553.

Lord’s Supper Worship: 10 a.m., Ravens All Faith Church, 1913 North St. (225) 571-1179.

Celebrating St. Katharine Drexel: 10:30 a.m., Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 1565 Curtis St. Saint Katharine Drexel, founder of Xavier University of New Orleans, will be honored during Mass. A reception will follow.

Hebrew Class: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Dunham School, 11111 Roy Emerson Drive. Learn how to read and write Hebrew in a relaxed group setting. No previous language skills required. Classes will be held each Sunday until May 4. or (225) 791-3063.

Monday, Wednesday

March Computer Classes: 6-8:30 p.m., Mirror of Grace Outreach, 921 N. Lobdell Blvd., Suite E. The church will hold free computer classes throughout the month. This week: “Intro to Computers” Monday and “Microsoft Word” Wednesday. Pre-registration is required. (225) 300-4528.


Christian Leadership School: 6 p.m., Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1920 Progress Road. The theme is “Re-Branding the Church for the 21st Century.” Phase 1 will be an introduction to the Old Testament. Phase 2 will be about Baptist doctrine. Phase 3 will be about organizing the church for Christian education. Registration is $6 per person. For more information, call (225) 778-1710 or email


Bread and Soup Supper: 5:30 p.m., Broadmoor Presbyterian Church. The supper will precede the Ash Wednesday worship service at 6:30 p.m. Attendees can make Easter cards for soldiers in the Middle East. The church will also have a pre-service meditation time and a costumed drama on “The Last Temptation of Christ.”


Annual Lenten Lunches: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Paul the Apostle Church, 3912 Gus Young Ave. The lunches will be served on Fridays through April 11. Participants can get the catfish plate or shrimp plate served with potato salad, green peas, roll and dessert. Cost is $8. Delivery is available for five or more lunches. To order, stop by the church or call (225) 387-9506.

CAAA Singles Night: 6:30 p.m., The Londoner, 4215 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd. Capital Area Atheists and Agnostics will hold a mixer for secular singles.

19th Male Chorus Anniversary: 7 p.m., McKowen Missionary Baptist Church, 1255 Louise St. The special guests will be the Regular Baptist Church Male Chorus, of Gretna, and other area groups.

March 8

Life Choice (Pre-Cana): 9 a.m., Catholic Life Center, 1800 S. Acadian Thruway. The one-day program is for engaged couples seeking to get married in the Catholic Church. It combines talks with personal reflection and couple dialogue in a classroom setting.

Focused, Fit And Fabulous — A Seminar For Women: 9 a.m., Fellowship Cathedral, 1450 N. Airway Drive. Floretta Singleterry, a life coach, author, speaker and teacher, will share her principles, tools and strategies for moving forward.

Clothing Giveaway: 10 a.m., Greater Beulah Baptist Church, 955 E. Polk St. The church’s Outreach Ministry is holding its monthly giveaway of clothing for children and adults of all sizes. (225) 343-5610.

2014 Awana T&T Bible Quiz: 1:30 p.m., Family of Faith Church, 10748 Perkins Road. The church will host a bible quiz by the Awana Truth &Training Club. It is open to T&T members, grades 3-6. Registration is $20 per handbook team. Check-in is at 1 p.m.

Marching to Success-Auxiliaries in Ministry Program: 6 p.m., Pleasant Valley Church of God in Christ, 6159 Blueberry St. Judge John Michael Guidry will speak.

March 9

Women’s Day Service: 9 a.m., Gloryland Baptist Church Glory Center, 6745 Greenwell Springs Road. Kim Burrell, of Houston, will be the special guest. Burrell is a national recording artist and pastor. The service will also have a 100-voice women’s choir and the ordination of a deaconess in training. (225) 356-0577.

Return to Life: 3 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, 205 N. Fourth St. The divorce or separation recovery program will rotate among three churches, St. James Episcopal Church, St. Aloysius Catholic Church and First United Methodist Church. St. James will host the series during Lent with sessions beginning March 9. It will end April 12 with a retreat from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The program costs $50 and is limited to 50 participants. To register or for more information, visit

March 10-13

Spring Revival Musical and Services: 7 p.m., Greater Beulah Baptist Church, 955 E. Polk St. The revival will start with a musical at 7 p.m. March 10 featuring the Gospel Determinators. Revival Services will be at 7 p.m. nightly March 11-13. The Rev. Fred Jeff Smith, of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, the Rev. Henry Brown, of First Emmanuel and Star of Bethlehem Baptist churches, and the Rev. S.C. Dixon, of Greater Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, will be the speakers. (225) 343-5610.

March 11-13

J.H. Freeman Leadership School: 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Greater New Guide Baptist Church Christian Education and Family Life Center, 3328 Adams Ave. The school will host a series of classes in March. The classes are “Introduction to the New Testament,” “Creative Ways of Teaching,” “Public Speaking,” “Preparing Young Adults for Marriage,” “Maintaining a Good Marriage and Strong Family,” “History and Theology of Christianity” and “Ministering to Married Couples in the Local Church.” (225) 358-0440.

March 12

Governor’s Prayer Breakfast: 7:30 a.m., Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge, 4728 Constitution Ave. The statewide observance takes place before the opening days of the Louisiana Legislature. It is an interdenominational event. For tickets, visit (225) 925-2244.

Pastor Briefing: 9:30 a.m., Embassy Suites, 4914 Constitution Ave. Louisiana Family Forum will host with former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee as special guest. Pastors will discuss LFF’s adoption initiative and the upcoming legislative session agenda. They will also hear from Tony Perkins, of Family Research Council, and Focus on the Family representatives.

Denham Springs


Crusader’s Ministries Visit: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Agape Baptist Church, 25353 Walker South Road. The Crusader’s Ministries, of Magnolia, Ark., will lead worship at two services. The group is a full-time evangelistic ministry team. (870) 904-3118.


March 11-May 13

Plant Louisiana, Equipping Church Planting Teams: 6:30 p.m., Northshore Baptist Association Office, 11411 McLaughlin Lane. The series helps people start churches. March 11 — “Biblical Foundations for Church Planting”; March 18 — “Community & Context”; March 25 — “First Steps & Ministry Design”; April 1 — “Going Public & Planning for Big Days”; April 8 — “Healthy Systems, Healthy Church”; April 15 — “Pastoral Health”; April 22 — “Administrative Issues”; April 29 — “Leadership Development”; May 6 — “Building Community”; May 13 — “Multiplication.” For more information, email or call (985) 373-2748.



Hungry Retreat Sign Up for Leaders: 4:30 p.m., Crossroads Church, 150 Verona Drive. Leaders are invited to sign up to help during the Hungry Retreat. To sign up, include name, address, phone number and e-mail.

March 8

Bag Mat Ministry: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church, . Learn to make sleeping mats for the homeless using recycled plastic shopping bags. The ministry has made and distributed about 500 mats in the past four years. For more details, email



Healing Service: 6:30 p.m., St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, La. 167. Thomas “Mac” Smith, internationally renowned healer, will visit for a healing service, which will follow a rosary and Mass.


March 14-16

Women’s Retreat: 10 a.m., Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road. The retreat will provide worship, prayer, preaching and fellowship among women. It will end at 7 p.m. March 16. The cost is $50 a day for a commuter; $180 for a double shared room and $210 for a single private room.

St. Francisville

March 9

Church Anniversary: 1 p.m., Galilee Full Gospel Baptist Church, 8052 Galilee Church Road. The church will celebrate its anniversary with Prophet Milton Coats and the Magnolia Full Gospel Baptist Church as the special guests.



March Concert: 6:30 p.m., Good News Fellowship Church, 13101 La. 442 West. Tim Frith and the Gospel Echoes, of Brandon, Miss., will perform with Pastor Mike Vaughn at a free monthly concert. The church will take up a love offering and sell food at a concession stand. (985) 974-0507 or


March 9

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University: 8 a.m., New Pilgrim Baptist Church, 4277 Old Weis Road. Classes will start March 9 and end May 4. To register, visit or call (225) 270-4708.