Preaching Seminar: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 763 North Blvd., with the Rev. Robert Smith, an associate professor from Beeson Divinity School at Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., leading. Smith’s wife, Wanda Taylor-Smith, will lead a workshop for women. Robert Smith will preach during the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.

Women of Unity Conference: 9 a.m., Greater St. Paul Baptist Church, 3711 La. 1, Port Allen. $20.

Prayer Breakfast: 9 a.m., New Freedom Missionary Baptist Church, 388 N. Beck St., with the SJM Chorus singing.

Prayer Breakfast: 9 a.m., Plymouth Rock Baptist Church, 58830 Iron Farm Road, Plaquemine, John B. Camp, CNN senior correspondent and Peabody Award recipient, as speaker.

Young Peoples Department Monthly Workshop: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Nazarene Baptist Church, 1707 Spanish Town Road, for ages 5 to 18. A rites of passage program will be conducted. Girls should wear white attire. Boys should wear white shirts with dark pants.

SCHOOL UNIFORMS GIVEAWAY: 10 a.m. to noon, First Unity Church, 6262 McClelland Drive.

Coffee and Jazz Mixer: 10:30 a.m., The Red Shoes, 2303 Government St. Andrea Blackley will share how she went from being a schoolteacher to a successful stay-at-home business owner.

An Evening of Elegance: 4 p.m., New Jerusalem Baptist Church, 1627 Thomas H Delpit Drive, in honor of Leola R. Smith, the wife of the Rev. Van Smith.

Liturgical and mime dance show: 6:45 p.m., New Light Missionary Baptist Church, 650 Blount Road.

LIGHTHOUSE SINGERS Anniversary: 7 p.m., McKowen Missionary Baptist Church, 1255 Louise St., featuring such performing groups as the Williams Family, the Veal Brothers and the True Believers with Teddy Cross.


Men’s Day Program: 8 a.m., Plymouth Rock Baptist Church, 58830 Iron Farm Road, Plaquemine, with the Rev. Kenneth C. Terry, author, social worker and an associate minister, as guest speaker.

Return to Two Services: 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., University Presbyterian Church, 3240 Dalrymple Drive, with an activities fair will be held between services.

Family AND Friends Day: 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Resurrection Life Family Ministries, 722 N. Carrollton Ave., with the Rev. Patricia Chambers speaking in the morning and the Rev. Jon D. Bennett speaking in the afternoon.

Rediscover Rosaryville: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road, Ponchatoula, an open house including tours, family activities, brunch and a 1 p.m. Mass.

Egypt Mission Lecture: 10:30 a.m., Church of the Highlands, 17240 Perkins Road, with missionary Sandy Earle, of Independence, Kan., talking about what it was like to be in Egypt during the start of the recent revolution.

Men’s Day Program: 11 a.m., Neely United Methodist Church, 1755 Thomas H Delpit Drive, with 1st Circuit Court of Appeal Judge John Michael Guidry as guest speaker.

Communion Service: 11 a.m., New Beach Grove Baptist Church, 4420 Crown Ave.

Holy Communion Service: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 318 Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive.

35TH Church Anniversary: 11 a.m., Promised Land Baptist Church, 7234 Plank Road, with the Rev. Andrew Chears, of Byhalia, Miss., and his St. Paul Baptist Church as guests.

117th anniversary Founders Day: 11 a.m., Roberts’ United Methodist Church, 201 Julia Street, Denham Springs, with the Rev. Davis Clark as speaker.

Lord’s Supper: 11:30 a.m., St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 10151 Noel Thomas Lane, Slaughter.

Fresh Start Sunday: noon, Broadmoor United Methodist Church, 10230 Mollylea Drive, with music, food and activities for children.

Family AND Friends Day Program: 1 p.m., Apostolic Assembly of Christ Temple, 46899 La. 16, Pine Grove, with Elder Lester Ricard, of Pride, as guest speaker.

12th Deacon AND Deaconess Anniversary: 1 p.m., Greater St. Michael Baptist Church, 1619 N. 37th St., with Bishop Harris Hayes and the Good Shepherd Full Gospel Missionary Baptist Church as guests.

“Phenomenon Bruno Groening: On the Tracks of the Miracle Healer”: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., The Red Shoes, 2303 Government St., a film about a healer in Germany after World War II.

137th Church Anniversary: 2 p.m., Saint Alma Baptist Church, 12861 La. 416, Lakeland, with the Rev. Ronald Williams as speaker, music from the Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church choir and a post-service dedication of the Rev. Cenas Jones Sr. Equipping Center and unveiling of the St. Alma Legacy Wall.

125th CHURCH Anniversary: 3 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, 15630 Live Oak St., Rosedale, with the Rev. Clifton C. Conrad Sr. and the Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church as guests.

Pastor and First Lady THIRD ANNIVERSARY Appreciation: 3 p.m., New Philadelphia Full Gospel Baptist Church, 7317 Hanks Drive., in honor of the Rev. C.L. Shepherd Sr. and his wife, Paula, with the Rev. George Veal, the Richland Baptist Church and the Mount Calvary Baptist Church as guests.

27th Church Anniversary: 3 p.m., Oak Grove Baptist Church No. 1, 8755 Port Hudson Pride Road, Zachary, with the Rev. Thomas H. Lewis as guest speaker.

Family and Friends Day: 3 p.m., Peter Rock Missionary Baptist Church, 4567 Ave. G, Zachary, with the East and West Feliciana parishes’ combined choirs and Male Chorus as musical guests.

Women’s Day Program: 3:30 p.m., Greater Greene Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1232 N. 32nd St., with Joyce Louden as guest speaker.

12th Church Anniversary: 6 p.m., Higher Ground Outreach Ministries, 3515 N. Sherwood Forest Drive, with Janet Floyd, of Monroe, speaking. The celebration continues at 7 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Marvin Sapp of Grand Rapids, Mich., as speaker and at 7 p.m. Tuesday with Bishop Liston Page, of Patterson, N.J. Musical guests include Lowell Pye, Stephanie Pride and Christina Bell.

A NIGHT OF PRAISE: MEET ME AT THE RIVER: 6 p.m. Amite Baptist Church, 7100 Amite Church Road, Denham Springs, featuring the sanctuary and children’s choirs, soloists, the praise team and the release of the music ministry’s latest CD.

Special Miracle AND Healing Service: 7 p.m., Life Changers Christian Center Church, 9714 Greenwell Springs Road.


Revival Services: 7 p.m., Greater Morning Star Baptist Church, 1002 Mavis Drive, a three-day event with the Rev. Charles L. Burrs Jr. speaking on Monday and Friday, and the Rev. Irma Edwards speaking on Wednesday.

EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH AID ASSOCIATION DISTRICT CHORUS Rehearsal: 7 p.m., Little Rising Sun Baptist Church, 1275 S. 16th St.


Unsealing Daniel’s Mysteries series: 7 p.m., Denham Springs Seventh-day Adventist Church, 270206 La. 16, Denham Springs, with refreshments and child care. This series will meet at 7 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays through Sept. 10. (225) 754-2376.


NETWORKING MIXER FOR WOMEN: 7 p.m., The Red Shoes, 2303 Government St. At the event, “Striving for the Come Up,” a documentary about what women entrepreneurs deal with as mothers and business leaders.

August 27

Wellness Workshop: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 9700 Scenic Highway, with sessions on diabetes management as well as healthy cooking demonstrations, free health screenings, lunch and door prizes.

Family and Friends Day: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., New Light Baptist Church, 17954 S. Spur Lane, Baker.

Community Outreach FAIR AND Parade: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., One Way Deliverance Ministries, 1695 Wooddale Blvd., with resources for families, a kids zone, entertainment, free food and makeovers. (225) 927-3072.

A Vision for Provision: Feeding God’s People: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., First Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, 575 Education St., with lunch for the less fortunate.

Men Day Program: 6 p.m., Greater Hollywood Baptist Church, 8819 Sligo Road, St. Francisville, with the Rev. John L. Bowman and the Beach Grove Baptist Church as guests.

Jonny Diaz: 7 p.m., Ohana Pier, 1321 Gause Blvd. Suite 3, Slidell.


BUILDING THE CITY OF GOD: CATHOLIC PERSPECTIVES ON LIFE IN LOUISIANA: 9 a.m. to noon, Sept. 17, St. Joseph’s Academy Dining Hall, 3080 Kleinert Ave., a St. Joseph Spirituality Center program presented by the Rev. Fred Kammer, who will discuss the 2009 Human Development report on Louisiana and its implications for living a Christian life. (225) 383-3349.

SHANE AND SHANE CONCERT: 6 p.m. Aug. 29, Greenwell Springs Baptist Church, 19421 Greenwell Springs Road, Greenwell Springs, with Bethany Dillion and Freely opening and an iPad given away during the concert. $10 for advance tickets. $12 at the door.