ADDIS

Sunday, Oct. 4

  • RECOVERY SUPPORT ADDIS WOMEN’S GROUP: 6 p.m., Church at Addis, 6781 La. 1 S. For individuals seeking freedom from destructive habits. (225) 776-1652. www.facebook.com/recoverysupportaddis.

Friday, Oct. 9

BATON ROUGE

Saturday, Oct. 3

  • BIBLE ON THE BAYOU: 7 a.m., St. Alma Baptist Church. Retreat will include the following facilitators: Pastor Donald Boutte, Pastor Angela Domingue, Pastor Errol Domingue, Minister Rickey Draper, Pastor Fred Jeff Smith and Bishop Charles E. Wallace. The closing retreat preacher will be the Rev. Lamar Batiste. Retreat will offer classes from three tracks: Mission and Ministry, Music and Social Justice. Space is limited. To pre-register, contact (225) 627-5390.
  • 11TH ANNUAL WOMEN CONFERENCE: 8:30 a.m., First Little Rock Missionary Baptist Church, 312 S. 17th St. The Revs. Marva Coleman and Gwendolyn Sneal will be guest speakers. Theme: ‘Living a Life of Integrity.’ $15.
  • FAMILY AND FRIENDS DAY: 10 a.m., Fairview Baptist Church, 1636 Braddock St. A community picnic with Bishop Gregory White of Beech Grove Baptist Church. Representatives will be available to assist with first time home buyers program, credit counseling, and other programs. (225) 774-5565.
  • OAKWOOD LIVE: 11 a.m., Berean Seventh Day Adventist Church, 4555 Fairfields. Oakwood University of Huntsville, Alabama, will bring music and preaching to the church. Pastor Ronald Pollard, director of Missions and Campus Ministry at Oakwood, will speak. Free.
  • FOURTH DISTRICT USHERS’ MINISTRY BI MONTHLY MEETING: 2 p.m., St. Mary Baptist Church, 1252 N. Acadian Thruway E.

Sunday, Oct. 4

  • SUNDAY SCHOOL: 8 a.m., In His Hands Baptist Church, 8767 Gov. Claiborne Drive.
  • WORSHIP SERVICE: 9 a.m., Charity Christian Center Church, 871 O’Neal Lane. Pastored by Dr. Linda Bradford. Transportation provided, (225) 272-8259.
  • WORSHIP AND COMMUNION SERVICE: 10 a.m., Greater Mount Gideon Baptist Church, 205 Alice St. The Rev. Emma Woods will speak.
  • BREAST CANCER AWARENESS PROGRAM: 11 a.m., Promised Land Baptist Church, 7234 Plank Road. Everyone is asked to wear a shade of pink. Door prizes will be given out.
  • WOMEN’S DAY PROGRAM: 1 p.m., First Little Rock Missionary Baptist Church, 312 S. 17th St. The Rev. Tammy Traylor of World of Deliverance Ministries will speak.
  • EVENING WORSHIP: 5 p.m., Greater Mount Gideon Baptist Church, 205 Alice St. The Rev. Emma Woods will speak.
  • BROADMOOR PRESBYTERIAN BORG-CROSSAN BIBLE STUDY: 6 p.m., Naylor Hall, 9340 Florida Blvd. Admission free with purchase of book, “The First Christmas” by Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan, available at Amazon.com.
  • DEACON AND DEACONESS APPRECIATION SERVICE: 8 p.m., First Alpine Baptist Church, 1855 Chestnut St. Adell Brown Jr., Interim Chancellor at the Southern University Ag Center, is the guest speaker. Free.

Monday, Oct. 5

Baton Rouge

  • NURSING HOME VISIT: 10 a.m., Heritage House Manor, 1335 Wooddale Blvd. The Rev. Emma Woods and Greater Mount Gideon Baptist Church members will visit nursing home. The Rev. Gus Henderson will speak.
  • BUSINESSMEN’S STUDY “TREADING WATER IN AN EMPTY POOL”: noon, Christ in the City, 320 Third St. Bring lunch.

Tuesday, Oct. 6

  • COMPUTER TRAINING: 1 p.m., Mirror of Grace Outreach, 921 Lobdell Ave. Introduction to Computers, Basic Microsoft Word, and Internet & Social Media Training. Students who attend all classes will receive a certificate of completion. Pre-registration required. For information and registration, (225) 300-4528.
  • FREE TUTORING: 6 p.m., Broadmoor Presbyterian’s Naylor Hall, 9340 Florida Blvd. Free tutoring for middle and high school students with qualified tutors. Those attending for the first time must have an ID and be accompanied by an adult. Volunteer tutors are also needed. For information, call Mike Zobrist at (225) 336-4189.

Wednesday, Oct. 7

  • WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS: 6 p.m., Berean Wellness and Community Support Center, 5100 Osborne Ave. The topics for each are “Healthy Families,” “Healthy Finances,” “Healthy Bodies,” “Healthy Spirits” and “Healthy Communities.” (225) 355-4444. bereanbatonrouge.com.
  • WORSHIP SERVICE: 6 p.m., In His Hands Baptist Church, 8767 Gov. Claiborne Drive.
  • EVENING SERVICE: 6:30 p.m., St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 17510 Monitor Ave. Mid-week Wesleyan Communion Service. Free. www.SAUMCBR.com.
  • CHILDREN’S CHURCH: 7 p.m., Promised Land Baptist Church, 7234 Plank Road.

Thursday, Oct. 8

  • “THIS I BELIEVE” SERIES: 12:15 p.m., Christ in the City, 320 Third St. Author, radio host and founder of The Kingdom Group Elmo Winters will speak. Bring lunch. (225) 397-6393.
  • TUTORING: 6 p.m., Broadmoor Presbyterian’s Naylor Hall, 9340 Florida Blvd. Free tutoring for middle and high school students with qualified tutors. Those attending for the first time must have an ID and be accompanied by an adult. Volunteer tutors are also needed. For information, call Mike Zobrist, (225) 336-4189.
  • GRIEFSHARE: 6 p.m., Grief Recovery Center, 4939 Jamestown Ave. A 14-week grief support/seminar program, open to anyone who has experienced loss through the death of someone close.
  • CONCERT: 7 p.m., Florida Boulevard Baptist Church, 10915 Florida Blvd. Concert of The Big Daddy Weave - My Story Tour, featuring Jason Gray and Citizen Way. Tickets are $15 and available through iTicket.com or (800) 965-9324. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 10

  • REUNION: 11 a.m., Brookstown Baptist Church, 11998 Plank Road. A reunion for past members of the church in the Fellowship Hall. For more information, contact (225) 261-2548.
  • PUBLIC SQUARE ROSARY: noon, Catholic Life Center, 1800 S. Acadian Thruway. Meet in the smaller parking lot on Hundred Oaks. Children are welcome. Bring rosary and a lawn chair. (225) 769-0271.

Sunday, Oct. 11

  • THE LORD’S SUPPER: 11 a.m., Promised Land Baptist Church, 7234 Plank Road.

Tuesday, Oct. 13

  • MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO OUR CANCER SURVIVORS: 11 a.m., Oak Lodge Reception Center, 2834 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd. Baton Rouge Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon will have guest singer, Michelle Holland, who will honor cancer survivors with a musical tribute. Cindy Cox will share her “Mistaken Identity” life from a history which ranges from the wife of a professional boxer to a minister’s wife. To make reservations, call Sherry at (225) 362-3588 or sherry316@cox.net. All reservations must be honored. $22.

Saturday, Oct. 17

  • SENIOR RESOURCE FAIR: 9:30 a.m., St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 8833 Goodwood Blvd. Free flu and pneumonia vaccines.
  • HOT MEAL AND CLOTHING FOR THE NEEDY: 11 a.m., Sweet Home Baptist Church, 343 W. Buchanan St. (225) 343-0322.

CENTRAL

Saturday, Oct. 10

  • SATURDAY FUN DAYS: 10 a.m., Blackwater United Methodist Church, 10000 Blackwater Road. Games in the gym, including golf, bowling, fishing, ring toss and hay rides. Baked goods and food booths will also be available. Families can wander through the pumpkin patch, take pictures, and take home a pumpkin or two. $2. (225) 261-4646. pumpkinpatchbumc@gmail.com

CLINTON?

Sunday, Oct. 11

  • 135TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY: 2 p.m., St. Peter United Methodist Church, 10087 St. Peter Lane. Guest speaker will be The Rev. Clifton C. Conrad, pastor of Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge.

ETHEL

Sunday, Oct. 4

  • PRAISE AND WORSHIP SERVICE: 9 a.m., Beachum Grove Baptist Church, 8877 Battle Road. 11 a.m., The Lord’s Supper. (225) 683-8119.

GONZALES

Tuesday, Oct. 6

  • CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC PRAYER MEETING: 7 p.m., St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1022 N. Burnside Ave.

MORGANZA

Sunday, Oct. 11

  • HOMECOMING: noon, Little Rock Baptist Church, 7191 La. 1. The church celebrates its 141st anniversary. Evangelist Trena Richard will speak.

PAULINA

Sunday, Oct. 11

  • GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN, A CEMETERY AND MOURNING EVENT: 12:30 p.m., St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 2130 Rectory St. and La. 44. Costumed re-enactors will present historical performances in the church and cemetery. Local famous and infamous citizenry will be “resurrected” to tell their stories. Costumed visiting spirits from St. Michael’s Catholic Church Cemetery will act as tour guides. John Gray will provide musical accompaniment for the funeral dirge and second-line out of the cemetery. Inside the church, local vocalists will provide the entertainment. $10- $12. For more information, (225) 869-8148 or crazybouthistory@bellsouth.net.

PLAQUEMINE

Sunday, Oct. 4

  • PASTOR’S ANNIVERSARY: 3 p.m., Second Baptist Church, 24830 Railroad Ave. Celebration of the 10th anniversary of Pastor Mark I. Stewart Sr. and first lady Clonise Stewart. The theme is “Celebrating God’s Faithfulness” and guest speaker will be the Rev. Geoffery O. Sykes, pastor of Greater St. Mary Baptist Church and Union Baptist Church.

PONCHATOULA

Monday, Oct. 5

  • TAIZE: 7 p.m., Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road. A simple and meditative Taize worship which promotes serenity in all who take part in it. The prayer consists of music, scripture readings and reflection.

Tuesday, Oct. 6

  • SPIRITUAL BOOK SHARING: 10 a.m., Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, Helps deepen friendship with God by examining how to approach God, at any time and with any problem, in complete honesty. Presentation also reflects on how secrecy can hurt families, the Church, and individuals, and get in the way of a connection with God. Fee is $50, includes book and material.

Wednesday, Oct. 7

  • SCRIPTURE 101: 10 a.m., Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road. The first four sessions will consist of a survey of the Old Testament and the second four sessions will cover the New Testament. RSVP, (225) 294-5039.

Saturday, Oct. 10

  • WRITE FROM THE SOURCE: 8:30 a.m., Rosaryville Spirit of Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road. Calligraphy is an ancient art using writing and letter forms as artistic expression. Session will explore different alphabets and the tools to make them. No experience is necessary. All tools and materials will be provided. There will be an introduction to illumination with hands on gilding using gold leaf with examples from medieval manuscripts to the contemporary work in the St. John’s Bible. $50, includes lunch. Supply fee, $10.

Wednesday, Oct. 14

  • ROSARY FOR PEACE: 6 p.m., Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road. (985) 222-5922.

ST. FRANCISIVLLE

Sunday, Oct. 4

  • MALE CHORUS: 11 a.m., Sherobee Baptist Church, 10064 Jones Vaughn Creek Road. Minister Darryl Roan will speak.

Sunday, Oct. 11

  • HOMECOMING PROGRAM: 2 p.m., Sherobee Baptist Church, 10064 Jones Vaughn Creek Road. The Rev. John Thompson, of Greater Hollywood Baptist Church, will speak.

Tuesday, Oct. 13

  • NURSING HOME VISIT: 10 a.m., St. Francisville Country Manor, 15243 La. 10. The Rev. Emma Woods and the Sherobee Missionary Baptist Church Mission Ministry will visit. Hannah McQuirter will speak.

Saturday, Oct. 17

  • GREATER HOLLYWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH GOSPEL FESTIVAL: 10 a.m., West Feliciana Parish Parks and Recreation, Hardwod Park, 10166 W. Feliciana Parkway. (225) 784-8450.

SLAUGHTER

Sunday, Oct. 4

  • WORSHIP SERVICE: 10 a.m., New Fellowship Baptist Church, 4756 La. 412 E.
  • WORSHIP SERVICE: 11:30 a.m., St. James Church, 10151 Noel Thomas Lane.

Wednesday-Sunday, Oct. 7-11

  • MISSIONS CONFERENCE: 7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sunday, Grace Baptist Church, 9150 La. 19. Four missionary families who are preparing to work in various countries will be guests.