• WORSHIP SERVICES: 11 a.m., New Covenant Christian Center, 6515 Myrtle St. (225) 775-3127.


  • HOUR OF POWER PRAYER: 6:30 p.m., New Covenant Christian Center, 6515 Myrtle St. (225) 775-3127. Bible study follows at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 24

  • SCHOLARSHIP/BIRTHDAY DINNER: 11 a.m. services followed by the dinner, Greater First Baptist Church Emmett W. Bashful/Huel D. Perkins Fellowship and Activity Center, 4669 Groom Road. The annual Anthony Kelley Endowed Scholarship and Birthday Dinner Fellowship and Book Signing. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving student preparing for pastoral or prison ministry at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. For more information or to RSVP, contact Lois Marie Washington at (225) 300-8769, Debbie D. Sigers at (225) 389-3335 or Brenda Johnson at (225) 810-6365 or (225) 778-4788.



  • HOT MEAL AND CLOTHING FOR THE NEEDY: 11 a.m., Sweet Home Baptist Church, 343 West Buchanan St. (225) 343-0322.
  • TRIBUTE TO MLK: 5:30 p.m., St. Alban’s Chapel, 5261 Highland Road. Frederick Peterbark and Lavonte Heard join with pianist Allison Blumenthal to present a musical tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as a prelude to the Commemorative Week Events at LSU. The vocal recital will feature works by African-American composers with texts by King, James Weldon Johnson, Langston Hughes and more. The recital is free and open to the public. (225) 578-8854


  • ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: 8 a.m., St. Joseph Baptist Church, 2510 Tennessee St. The church’s Deacons and Deaconesses will celebrate their 88th anniversary.
  • AFRICAN CHILDREN’S CHOIR: 9 a.m., Florida Boulevard Baptist Church, 10915 Florida Blvd. The African Children’s Choir is a nonprofit humanitarian and relief organization dedicated to helping Africa’s most vulnerable children. No tickets, donations welcome.
  • WORLD RELIGION DAY: 10:30 a.m., Baha’i Faith of Baton Rouge, 4270 Perkins Road. World Religion Day promotes harmony and peace through all religions. Reflections on selected Baha’i readings will be followed by informal dialogue.
  • CHURCH ANNIVERSARY: 11 a.m., Stevendale Baptist Church, 6545 Old Hammond Highway. The church will celebrate its 60th anniversary. A special invitation goes out to Florida Boulevard Baptist Church, which founded Stevendale in 1956. Everyone is invited.
  • YOUTH NEW YEAR PROGRAM: 11 a.m., Beech Grove Baptist Church, 9455 Elm Grove Garden Drive. The Rev. Emma Woods will speak.
  • INSTALLATION SERVICE: 4 p.m., Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 5262 Prescott Road. The 4th District Missionary Baptist Association will install Dr. Andra Johnson.


  • PARISH MISSION: 7 p.m. nightly, St. George Catholic Church, 7808 St. George Drive. The Rev. Philip Chircop will speak on “Practicing Mercy: Kissed by Mercy, Embraced by Love.”


  • MLK DAY SERVICE: 8 a.m., Mount Zion First Baptist Church, 356 East Blvd. Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of diversity and peace through nonviolence with music, dance, speakers and prayer. The Commemoration Program includes representatives from Baton Rouge’s varied faith communities, civic and community entities and governmental leaders. The program will culminate with a march for peace from the church to the Baton Rouge River Center.
  • MLK BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION SERVICE: 10 a.m., Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 9700 Scenic Highway. The East Baton Rouge Parish Ministers’ Conference presents the 28th annual celebration. Immediately following the service, the church’s Family Life Center will be open for with food, board games, basketball, volleyball, skating, bowling and more.
  • DINNER OF ABRAHAMIC TRADITIONS: 6 p.m. Beth Shalom Synagogue, 9111 Jefferson Highway. Atlas Foundation has adopted Abraham’s tradition of hospitality and formed the Dinner of Abrahamic Traditions to host clergy, leaders and academicians of monotheistic religions around the same table to discuss common traditions and shared values. RSVP at

Tuesdays & Thursdays

  • FREE TUTORING: 6 p.m., Broadmoor Presbyterian, Naylor Hall, 9340 Florida Blvd. Free tutoring for middle and high school students with qualified tutors. Those students attending the first time must have an ID and be accompanied by an adult. Volunteer tutors are always needed. For more information, call Mike Zobrist (225) 336-4189. Sessions will also be held on Thursdays.


  • OPEN HOUSE: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Catholic Community Radio, 11924 Sunray Ave. Bishop Robert Muench will bless the facilities at 10 a.m. Visit to find out about Catholic Community Radio’s two broadcast stations, which reach nearly 1 million Catholics in south Louisiana.



  • CONFERENCE: Simlulcast of Trinity Institute’s 45th National Theological Conference “Listen for a Change: Sacred Conversations for Racial Justice, at St. James Episcopal Church, 205 North 4th St. Check schedule at



  • YOUNG PEOPLE’S WORKSHOP: 10 a.m., Providence No. 2 Baptist Church, 3781 La. 19. Fourth District Baptist Association’s Young People’s Department Monthly Workshop to make plans for the 2016 sessions. For more information, call (225) 778-1710 or email Director Linda Coleman at



  • YOUTH WORSHIP SERVICE: 11:30 a.m., New Charleston Baptist Church, 3534 Cottage St. (225) 634-5370.

Saturday, Jan. 23

  • PRE-PASTORAL MUSICAL: 6 p.m., Asphodel Baptist Church, 4091 La. 68. A pre-pastoral musical for the Rev. Roy Miller. Music ministries are being asked to participate. The pastor’s anniversary celebration is 2 p.m. Feb. 28. Guest speaker is the Rev. Lee Allen Pound. For more information, contact Angela Daniels at (225) 267-2765 or the Rev. Dwight Coston at (225) 276-3450.

Sunday, Jan. 24

  • THE LORD’S SUPPER: 11:30 a.m., New Charleston Baptist Church, 3534 Cottage St. (225) 634-5370.



  • MLK CELEBRATION: 10 a.m., Martin Luther King Jr. March, Landry at Bayou Maringouin, followed at 10:40 a.m. with program at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Chuch Hall, 11140 La. 77. Agnes Andrews will speak.



  • WBR PARISH MASS CHOIR: 10 a.m., New Poplar Grove Baptist Church, 2302 Court St. The Rev. Burnell Williams, of the Huddle Church in Addis, and the Rev. Sterling Wrights, pastor of the Beachum Grove Baptist Church in Ethel and the New Charleston Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, will be the morning speakers.



  • MLK CELEBRATION: 6 p.m., St. Peter Baptist Church, 9109 Tunica Trace. The West Feliciana Parish Ministers Conference will hold its annual celebration.



  • WORSHIP SERVICE: 10 a.m., New Fellowship Baptist Church, 4756 La. 412 E.



  • MLK CELEBRATION: 6 p.m., New Pilgrim Baptist Church,, 4415 Old Weis Road. Judge John Michael will speak at the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. The program will be proceeded by a brief march, which begins at 6 p.m. at City Hall and continues to the church.

Monday, Jan. 25

  • COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDY: 9:45 a.m., Plains Presbyterian Church, 22929 Old Scenic Highway. Community Bible Study begins a women’s class with the study of the Book of James and then the Book of Job. The semester runs through May 2. A 30-week course will be held in the fall. Women from all churches are invited to attend the two-hour classes. There also is a program for infants through preschool-age children. Registration is $35 per woman and $10 per child. Pre-registeration is encouraged. Women who are not registered can attend on Jan. 25 and Feb. 1. All children must be pre-registered. Call coordinator Wendy Critch at (225) 394-0188 or email For information on the national program, visit