Baton Rouge


Evangelistic Rally: 8 a.m., Magnolia Baptist Church, 960 E. Buchanan St. Rally begins with class for all ages, followed by a trip to the streets of south Baton Rouge to speak to those lost and/or unchurched. They will be invited to Magnolia where Pastor J. Bertell Davis will speak. Dinner, prayer, singing and counseling will follow. (225) 383-2913.

Family & Friends Fun Day: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 9700 Scenic Highway. (225) 775-2740.

Independence day celebration: 5-8 p.m., Jubilee Christian Center, 14595 Florida Blvd. Family, fun, food, music and fireworks. Everyone is invited.


Women’s Conference: 5-7 p.m., Mount Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 13540 Scenic Highway. Theme will be “Collecting Jewels for Jesus.” Senior Pastor Keith A. Branch will speak. (225) 775-3845.


pastor celebration: 8-11 a.m., Greater Beach Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 5352 Ford St. Anniversary celebration of Pastor Keno M.L. Spurlock Sr. and First Lady Lisa Spurlock. Guest speakers will be the Rev. Ronald Robertson, of Capitol Missionary Baptist Church, and the Rev. Donald Robertson, of Greater Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Revival: 9 a.m., Greater Divine Missionary Baptist Church, 6045 Hooper Road. Dr. Betty Vandiver will speak.

Teaching Service: 9 a.m., Mount Moriah Family Baptist Church, 15366 Old Hammond Highway.

Fifth Sunday Service: 9-11 a.m., The New Christland Baptist Church, 5685 Robertson St. Speaker will be Minister Loretta Chanet. (225) 284-9600

Men’s Day Program: 11 a.m., Sweet Home Baptist Church, 343 W. Buchanan St. The Rev. Ronald T. Williams will be guest speaker.

Homecoming Celebration: 11 a.m., Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 9700 Scenic Highway. Theme is “Let’s Go Back to the Old Landmark,” featuring the Rev. Booker Baskin. (225) 775-2740.

Pastor Anniversary: Noon, True Vine Baptist Church, 905 Grebe St. Fourth anniversary celebration of the Rev. Shannon J. Warner. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Gerrard Robinson, of McKowen Baptist Church.

Musical Extravaganza: 4 p.m., Bethel AME Church, 1358 South St. Featuring the Three Divas, Evelyn Harrell, Holly Earls, Kathy Celestine; the Smith Family and Clarence Jones, accompanist.

Fifth Sunday Communion Service: 6 p.m., St. Mary Baptist Church, 1252 N. Acadian Thruway E. Pastor Dennis Hebert, the choir from the Ebenezer Baptist Church and the usher ministry from Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church will deliver the message. (225) 715-4654.


Summer Bible Camp: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Higher Ground Outreach Church, 3730 N. Sherwood Forest Drive. Summer Bible Camp for children ages 4-12 will run Monday through Friday from June 2 to Aug. 1. Registration is $45 and includes camp shirt, fees are $70 per week. Breakfast, lunch and snack will be served daily. Field trips on Fridays. (225) 273-6115.


Red Stick Mobile Farmers Market: 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., Star Hill Baptist Church, 1400 N. Foster Drive. Market includes farm-fresh produce, recipes and food sampling.

July 5

International 78th Anniversary/Homecoming: 9:15 a.m., Berean Seventh-Day Adventist Worship Center, 4555 Fairfields Ave. Theme is “Eyes on the Prize for Christ Jesus.” It begins with Bible study, followed by an 11 a.m. service featuring Pastor Helvius Thompson as speaker and a fellowship dinner in the Wellness Center, 5100 Osborne Ave.

Chronic Illness Support Group: 11 a.m., St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 12663 Perkins Road. HopeKeepers of Baton Rouge is a nondenominational support group for anyone affected by chronic pain or illness, mental or physical. (225) 337-1633.

July 6

Holy Communion Service: 7 a.m., Israelite Baptist Church, 1841 Thomas H. Delpit Drive. (225) 344-3553.

Teaching Service: 9 a.m., Mount Moriah Family Baptist Church, 15366 Old Hammond Highway.

Lord’s Supper Worship: 9 a.m., Ravens All Faith Church, 1913 North St. (225) 571-1179.

July 7-30

charm enrichment & summer camp: 7:30 3 p.m., New Bethal/Transformations, 1540 Matilda St. Summer camp July 7-30 for pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade students. Cost is $55 per week with discounts for two or more children. To register, email Monica Turner at or text (225) 207-7771.

July 7-11

Vacation Bible School: 9 a.m. to noon, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3701 Jones Creek Road. Theme is “The Case of the Hidden Hero,” which will be a study in the Book of Esther. For youngsters 4 years old through sixth grade. Deadline to register is Tuesday. or (225) 278-1577.

Vacation Bible School: 5:30-8:30 p.m., Faith Presbyterian Church, 12855 Old Hammond Highway. Theme is “Jungle Safari.” Dinner and activities included. Free. Children in kindergarten through fifth grade get a free T-shirt. (225) 275-7393.

July 9-10

Paint & Pray Workshop: 9:30 a.m. July 9 and 6:30 p.m. July 10, The Chapel in the Oaks, 9611 Siegen Lane. Workshops are hosted by local artists to raise funds for the Red Oak Ministries, which helps free human trafficking victims in Asia. Monica Wood and Jane Chapman will instruct participants to create four canvases. Participants can keep one of the small paintings with the remaining paintings being commissioned for a minimum donation of $25. Bring collected donations in the form of checks made payable to “Millennium Relief and Development.” or



Women’s Missionary: 8 a.m., Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1420 S. Darla Ave. The Rev. Mary Simms Guy, director of Greater New Orleans Greensburg Christian Education and coordinator for the Louisiana Conference Women in Ministry Conference, will speak.



Prayer Healing Service: 8:30 a.m., Calvary Christian Center, 47217 Randall Road.


July 12

Bag Mat Ministry: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church, 518 Roselawn Blvd. Help make sleeping mats for the homeless using recycled plastic shopping bags. Bring a bagged lunch and stay for the day or stay for just an hour. For more information, email


July 7-11

Vacation Bible School: 6-8 p.m., St. Alma Baptist Church, 12861 Highway 416, Lakeland. For youngsters ages 4 and up. Theme is “The Jesus Connection … What a Friend.” For transportation, call (225) 627-5390.



Tridentine Mass: 12:30 p.m., St. Stephen The Martyr Catholic Church, 22494 La. 22. The Extraordinary Form of the Mass of the Roman Rite will be offered. (504) 899-1378.


July 7-11

Vacation Bible School — Weird Animals: 9 a.m., Oak Grove Baptist Church, 17450 Old Jefferson Highway. Open to children in kindergarten through sixth grade.



Family and Friends Day: 11:30 a.m., St. James Church, 10151 Noel Thomas Lane. Come As You Are Family and Friends Day Bash for Jesus. Pastor Christopher Huddleston will deliver the message.

St. Francisville


Women’s Ministry Program: 11 a.m., Sherobee Baptist Church, 10064 Jones Vaughn Creek Road. Guest speaker is Sister Sally James.

Hat program: 1 p.m., Galilee Full Gospel Baptist Church, 8052 Galilee Church Road. Everyone is invited to wear their favorite hat for the service. The Rev. Jesse Gilmore Sr. will speak. The Rev. Roosevelt King Jr. is pastor.



July 4th Celebration: 6 p.m., Mike Vaughn Ministries/Good News Fellowship Church, 13101 La. 442 West. Celebrate Independence Day with a free concert featuring The Barber Brothers Quartet. A love offering will be taken.



Spring musical: 10 a.m., Union Baptist Church, 4624 Old Slaughter Road. Spring musical at the church pastored by Dr. Lenn R. Alexander Sr.

July 7

Mondays for the Master: 7 p.m., First Baptist Church of Zachary, 4200 Main St. Mondays for the Master is a revival event on Mondays in July featuring inspirational pastors and music leaders from the area. Dr. Jimmy Draper, former SBC president and president emeritus Lifeway, will speak on July 7.