BAKER

Friday

  • AUTHOR APPEARANCE: 7:30 p.m., Bethany World Prayer Center, 13885 Plank Road. Sandi Krakowski, author of “#BEMORE: 77 Secrets to Your Powerful Life,” will talk about the message and inspiration behind her book. Free. VIP admission is at 6 p.m. Cost is $97 and includes question-and-answer session with the author, front-row seating and an autographed copy of her book.

BATON ROUGE

Saturday

  • NEW WORSHIP SCHEDULE: The Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4555 Fairfields Ave. Early morning prayer service is 9-10 a.m. followed by Sabbath school lesson study from 10-11:15 a.m. Worship service begins at 11:30 a.m. (225) 907.4663.

Sunday

  • REDEDICATION AND CONSECRATION: 8 a.m., Donaldson Chapel Baptist Church, 2501 Gracie St. Guest pastor is the Rev. Perry Wrights Jr., of the Promised Land Baptist Church.
  • RETREAT IN SPANISH: 9 a.m., St. Joseph’s Academy Chapel, 3080 Kleinert Ave. “Healing Life’s Hurts (or Don’t Forgive Too Soon)” is the theme. The retreat begins with Mass and includes presentations, time for quiet reflection, lunch and fellowship. Registration required. (225) 383-3349 or stjocenter.org.

sunday services: Promised Land Baptist Church, 7234 Plank Road. Sunday School and new members classes are Sundays at 9:30 a.m.; worship service is at 11 a.m. Sundays; Holy Communion Services are at 11 a.m. on second Sundays; Youth Ministry is at 11 a.m. fourth Sundays; Sisterhood Ministry is first Sunday before fifth Sunday at 11 a.m.; Brotherhood Ministry is fifth Sundays at 11 a.m.

Monday-Wednesday

  • MINISTRY COMMITMENT REVIVAL: 7 p.m. nightly, Greater Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 3155 Victoria Drive. The Rev. Terry K. Anderson, pastor of Lilly Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Houston, will preach.

Wednesday

  • EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH WOMAN’S AUXILIARY MEETING: 3 p.m., Nazarene Baptist Church, 1707 Spanish Town Road. All members are asked to attend.

Thursday

  • AGLOW COMMUNITY LIGHTHOUSE MEETING: 10 a.m., Baton Rouge Garden Center, 7950 Independence Blvd. Sonja Clark, state Aglow area team president, will speak.

Friday

  • MALE CHORUS ROUND UP: 7 p.m., Good Shepherd Baptist Church, 2863 Mission Drive.

Sunday, Jan. 18

  • CHURCH ANNIVERSARY: 8 a.m., Greater Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 3155 Victoria Drive. Celebration of the church’s 19th anniversary. The Rev. Dr. George W. Waddles Sr., pastor of Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church of Chicago, will preach.
  • UNITED METHODIST WOMEN: 10 a.m., St. Mark United Methodist Church, 6217 Glen Oaks Drive. On United Methodist Women Sunday, the theme is “Membership for Mission: Making It Happen.” Edna Brown Hickman, president of the South Central Jurisdiction United Methodist Women, will speak. (225) 357-6150.
  • CATHOLIC RELIGIOUS EMBLEMS COUNSELORS TRAINING: 1 p.m., Our Lady of Mercy, 445 Marquette Ave. Boy Scout, Cub Scout or Girl Scout units that offer Catholic Religious Emblems must have a trained counselor to facilitate the program. Any counselor whose training is over three years old is invited to be retrained. (225) 753-7046 or info.ccosbr.net.

Jan. 19-21

  • ST. GEORGE PARISH MISSION: 7 p.m. nightly, St. George Catholic Church, 7808 St. George Drive. The Rev. Whitney Miller, of the Diocese of Lake Charles, will speak about Pope Francis’ recent teachings on joy, mercy and spiritual happiness. Email karenf@st-george.org

Monday, Jan. 19

  • MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. PARADE/MARCH: 8 a.m., Mount Zion First Baptist Church, 356 East Blvd. The commemoration program includes representatives from Baton Rouge’s varied faith community, civic and community entities and governmental leaders. It will culminate with a march for peace from the church to the Baton Rouge River Center. visitbatonrouge.com.

Jan. 23-24

  • PARENTING CONFERENCE: Cross Point Baptist Church, 14965 Airline Highway. “Shepherding a Child’s Heart Parenting Conference” lead by author Dr. Tedd Tripp. Tickets are $20 before Jan. 16; $25 afterwards. Purchase tickets at crosspointchurch.org.

Saturday, Jan. 24

  • A MATTER OF LIFE AND LOVE: University Presbyterian Church, LSU Campus. A regional conference of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians. The Rev. Cynthia Rigby, W.C. Brown Professor of Theology at Austin Theological Presbyterian Seminary, will speak. There will be worship and workshops. covnetpres.org.

Thursday, Jan. 29

  • COMMUNICATIONS WORKSHOP: 9 a.m., First United Methodist Church, 930 North Blvd. A half-day training session on communications for pastors, communications staff, volunteers and church leaders led by Scott Vaughan, a former newspaper publisher and denominational marketing strategist. Cost is $25. Advanced registration required. umf.org or (225) 346-1535.

ETHEL

Sunday

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

LAFAYETTE

Saturday

  • BAG MAT MINISTRY: 9 a.m., Grace Presbyterian Church, 518 Roselawn Blvd. Learn to make sleeping mats for the homeless from recycled plastic shopping bags. Bring a lunch and stay for the day or just an hour. Good project for youth service groups. Mats4Homeless@gmail.com

PLAQUEMINE

Sunday, Jan. 18

  • MLK PROGRAM: 11 a.m., St. Matthew Baptist Church, 22910 Warren St. Pastor Chris D. Butler of Mount Cyrene Baptist Church in Plaquemine, will speak at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. program.
  • CONTEMPORARY SERVICE: 11:15 a.m., First United Methodist Church, 23645 Church St. The church is holding a new contemporary service, “Church Street,” which includes a praise band and interaction with the congregation.

PONCHATOULA

Tuesday

  • SPIRITUAL BOOK READING: Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road. Sister Mary Noel will reading from Henri Nowen’s book. $20. (225) 294-5039 or sdavis@oppeace.org.

Friday, Jan. 23

  • MEN’S EMMAUS RETREAT: 5 p.m., Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road. The weekend retreat for men is sponsored by the St. Dominic Catholic Church in New Orleans. It ends at the 5:30 p.m. Mass Sunday. (504) 481-0411.

PORT ALLEN

Friday

  • CHOIR CELEBRATION: 7 p.m., Shiloh Baptist Church, 950 Seventh St. The West Baton Rouge Parish Mass Choir will honor its president, Betty J. Dunn, for 13 years of service. The Rev. Perry Wright Jr. will speak.

Monday, Jan. 19

  • MLK CELEBRATION: 10 a.m., New Poplar Grove Baptist Church, 2303 Court St. The West Baton Rouge Parish Mass Choir will hold its Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. service. The Rev. Kenneth Johnson and the Rev. David Thomas will speak.

ST. FRANCISVILLE

Sunday

  • YOUNG ADULT AND YOUTH PROGRAM: 11 a.m., Sherobee Missionary Baptist Church, 10064 Jone Vaughn Creek Road. The Rev. Darryl Roan will speak.
  • PASTOR ANNIVERSARY: 2 p.m., St. Peter Baptist Church, 9109 Tunica Trace. In celebration of the Rev. Olton Scott’s 11th year. The Rev. Dennis Lawrence along with his churches, The Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and the The Six Ward Baptist Church, will be guests. (225) 408-9134.

SLAUGHTER

Sunday, Tuesday

  • WORSHIP SERVICE, BIBLE STUDY: 10 a.m. Sunday for worship service, 7 p.m. Tuesday for bible study. New Fellowship Baptist Church, 4756 La. 412 E. Miracle and Deliverance Services are at 6 p.m. on the first and fourth Sundays.

ZACHARY

Saturday, Jan. 17

  • FOURTH DISTRICT YOUNG PEOPLE MEETING: 10 a.m., Redwood Baptist Church, 6480 Machost Road. (225) 778-1710 or Coleman1254@att.net. All Fourth District Church youth leaders and sponsors are asked to attend this important planning meeting.