Baton Rouge

April 18-22

Christian Bible College events: Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 9700 Scenic Highway. April 18, 7 p.m. musical service; April 19-21, 3 p.m. daily conference classes and 7 p.m. nightly worship services; April 22, 11 a.m. presidential luncheon. For more information, call (225) 774-8971 or (225) 315-7097, email or or visit The conference is open to the community. There is a nominal charge.

Saturday, April 22

Community Outreach Ministry: 10 a.m., Highest Praise Family Worship Center, 1965 Highland Road. (225) 733-4648.

Youth Ministry: 5 p.m., The Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4555 Fairfields St. A free social will follow at 7 p.m. in the church's annex. (225) 356-4052.

Hall Being Honored: 5:30 p.m., Mount Pilgrim Educational Center, 9100 Scenic Highway. Elder Marshall Hall will be honored for his 90th birthday and 35 years of faithful dedication. The theme is "May the Work I've Done Speak for Me." (225) 229-9545.

Sunday, April 23

Women's Day Program: 7:30 a.m., Greater King David Baptist Church, 7305 Harry Drive.  (225) 927-4035.

Usher Appreciation Service: 8 a.m., Mount Herman Baptist Church, 1293 N. 36th St. The Senior Usher Ministry will celebrate its 64th year appreciation service.

Sunday School: 9:45 a.m., Greater King David Baptist Church, 222 Blount Road. (225) 775-2343.

Youth Ministry Worship Service: 10:30 a.m., Highest Praise Family Worship Center, 1965 Highland Road. (225) 733-4648.

Anniversary Service: 10:55 a.m., New Zion Baptist Church, 2319 Third St. The church is celebrating its 96th anniversary with a theme of "Faithfully and Consistently Working in the Will of God." The Rev. Kenneth G. Thibodeaux, of The Asia Baptist Church in New Orleans, will speak.

Youth Ministry Worship Service: 10:30 a.m., Highest Praise Family Worship Center, 1965 Highland Road. Pastor Cynthia Howard-Anderson will lead the service. (225) 733-4648.

Women's Day Program: 11 a.m., Greater King David Baptist Church, 222 Blount Road. (225) 775-2343.

Youth Sunday Service: 11 a.m., Promised Land Baptist Church, 7234 Plank Road. (225) 358-7772.

Dances of Peace & Harmony: 1 p.m., Unity Baton Rouge, 15255 Jefferson Highway. A dance of unity, peace and integration will be performed. Call Elizabeth at (225) 362-2511 or Unity BR at (225) 755-3043.

Workshop for Separated & Divorced: 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 2025 Stuart Ave. A workshop for those struggling to re-create their lives after a failed marital relationship. Presenters include Marianne Skrobiak and the Rev. Jamin David. Open to anyone who has been through separation or divorce. Cost is $10 at the door. For more information, contact Angela Falgoust at (225) 343-6657, ext. 3031, or register by email at

Senior Field Trip: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., The Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4555 Fairfield St. The church's senior citizens group is sponsoring a field trip to the West Baton Rouge Parish Museum. Admission to the museum is $2.06. (225) 356-4052.

Wednesday, April 26

Bible Study: Noon, Greater King David Baptist Church, 7305 Harry Drive. (225) 927-4035.

Discussion: 3 p.m., East Baton Rouge Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Be part of a pilot curriculum on “Race Relations: The Journey to Right Relationships” written by Rev. Robin McCullough-Bade on behalf of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Bible Study: 6:30 p.m., Greater King David Baptist Church, 222 Blount Road. (225) 775-2343.

Midweek Service: 7 p.m., Promised Land Baptist Church, 7234 Plank Road. (225) 358-7772.

April 24-27

Christian Classes: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 1414 Sora St. The Christian Leadership School is offering free classes April 24-27. Classes are open to the public. (225) 775-7372.

April 25-27

Christian Education Workshop: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., McKowen Missionary Baptist Church, 1255 Louise St. Nationally accredited classes include stewardship, the church worship experience and church growth. For more information, contact Dr. Felicia Graves, director of Christian education at (225) 939-9615 or email

Thursday, April 27

Women in Spirit: Noon, St. Joseph Cathedral Parish Hall, 412 North St. Dianne Hanley, executive director of St. Joseph Spirituality Center, will speak on "Enlivened by the Spirit to Respond." The interfaith program includes complimentary lunch and time for networking with other women who represent a spectrum of ethnic origins and religious affiliations. To RSVP, email or call (225) 387-5928.

Art & Soul: 6:30 p.m., B'nai Israel Synagogue, 3354 Kleinert Ave. Fundraising event that includes a live and silent auction, wine and signature cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and a performance by Bill Grimes and his quartet. Proceeds from the event support the synagogue's youth educational programs. For more information, including bidding online for auction items or buying raffle tickets, visit

Bible Study: 6:30 p.m. Highest Praise Family Worship Center, 1965 Highland Road. The Rev. Curtis Wright will lead the study. (225) 733-4648. 

Friday, April 28

Dr. Mary Whitley Moss Endowment Scholarship Banquet: 7 p.m., Embassy Suites by Hilton, 4914 Constitution Blvd. Speakers will be Dr. Robert Smith, Charles T. Carter Baptist chair of divinity Christian preaching at Beeson Divinity School of Samford University. Music will be provided by Everrett Parker. For more information, contact Minister Katie Watson at or the Rev. Eva Collins at (225) 502-2649.

Soul Winning Conference: 7 p.m., Greater New Galilee Baptist Church, 9185 Wilbur St. (225) 775-4638.

April 28-30

Festival of Two Rivers: St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 14040 Greenwell Springs Road. Hours are 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. April 28, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. April 29 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 30. The theme of this year's festival is "Rebuilding Through Faith." There will be food, rides, games, bingo, entertainment and a cash raffle. A spaghetti supper will be served beginning 5 p.m. April 29, and barbecue chicken dinners will be served beginning 11 a.m. April 30. Entertainment on April 28 will be The Chee-Weez band; on April 29, Big River Express will take the stage. The main attraction at 5 p.m. April 29 is the Kiss the Goat event. 

Convention 220: Grace Life Fellowship, 10210 Barringer Foreman Road. The topic is "Freedom in Christ: Living the Life of Liberty!" Speakers are radio host and author Pastor Andrew Farley; local author Pastor Frank Friedmann and Pastor John Lynch. Sign up at For more information, visit or (225) 769-8844.

Saturday, April 29

Family and Finances: 10 a.m., True Vine Baptist Church, 905 Grebe St. The Beautiful Vines Ladies Fellowship will have a workshop on Family and Finances God's Way. Speakers include Dr. Gwen Perry, Dr. C. Fisher and Dr. Cheryl M. Brandon.

Canvas Event: 10 a.m. to noon, Capital City Event Center, 6955 Florida Blvd. One Touch Ministry's painting event. Registration ($55 in advance, $60 at the door) covers cost of painting materials and includes hands-on instruction by artists. Tickets available at

Sunday, April 30

Praise and Fellowship Service: 7:30 a.m., Jordon Stone Baptist Church, 8523 Thelma St. The Rev. Emma Woods will speak. (225) 775-6621.

Sunday School: 9:45 a.m., Greater King David Baptist Church, 222 Blount Road. (225) 775-2343.

Mission Program: 11 a.m., Greater Mount Gideon Baptist Church, 205 Alice St. The Rev. Emma Woods will speak. (225) 218-4384.

Founders' Day: 3 p.m. Highest Praise Family Worship Center, 1965 Highland Road. Honoring Pastor Cynthia Howard-Anderson and Elder Hardy Anderson in a "Celebration of Love." Minister Robert Williams III, of Good Shepherd Full Gospel Baptist Church, will deliver the message. The Divine Presence Dance Ministry will also participate along with other speakers. Everyone is invited.

Saturday, May 6

Women Without Walls, Reaching Beyond: 10 a.m., Oasis Christian Church, 4524 E. Brookstown Drive. For those in need, free clothes for men, women and children along with shoes, purses and other items. Free meal served. For more information, call (225) 355-8274 or email Minister Catherine W. Porter at

Denham Springs

Saturday May 6

Concert: 11 a.m., Grace Bible Fellowship, 1000 Cockerham Road. Mother-daughter banquet featuring a concert by Jim and James Linden Hogg.


April 21-23

St. Mark Light Lane Festival: Friday 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., St. Mark Catholic Church, 42021 La. 621. Toddler and Tots parade, car show, live entertainment, food, rides, sweets baking competition, mini pot competition, live and silent auction and more. Contact Kathleen at (225) 717-1083 for more information.


Sunday, May 7

Family Festival: Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 11140 La. 77. Barbecue dinners, live auctions, raffle drawings and face painting for the children. For more information, call (225) 625-2438.


Sunday, April 23

Pastor Installation Service: 7:30 a.m., Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church, 58165 Barrow St. (225) 687-2615.


Sunday, April 23

Concert: 10 a.m., Carpenter's Chapel United Methodist Church, 41181 La. 933. Jim and James Linden Hogg will be in concert.


Sunday, April 23

Service: 11:30 a.m., St. James Baptist Church, 10151 Noel Thomas Lane. Bishop Christopher Huddleston will speak. (225) 683-8228.

Woodville, Mississippi

Saturday, May 6

Wilson Benefit: 5:30 p.m., Pleasant Green Baptist Church, 788 Gaylord St. A benefit for Brother Lee Dell Wilson, a three-time stroke survivor. Speakers include the Rev. Matthew Rickey Maiden, Pastor Larry Andrews Sr., the Rev. Carvider Henley, Sister Delores Scott and Sister Frances Bailey.