Divorce Workshop: 6-9 p.m., St. Margaret’s Catholic Church, 30300 Catholic Hall Road. “Return to Life,” a four-part series to help those who have been or are going through a divorce. Marianne Skrobiak, the series developer, will administer a Day of Healing on the last day. Cost is $50, which includes all materials and lunch. For information or an application, call (225) 278-7321 or (225) 939-2401 or email or

Baton Rouge


Worship Dance Workshop: 10 a.m., Elevate Church of Baton Rouge (Miracle Place Church-Central), 9466 Greenwell Springs Road.

Bible College Graduation: 5 p.m., Jewel Newman Community Center, 2013 Central Road. Judge John Michael Guidry will speak.


Youth Program: 7 a.m., Little Rising Sun Baptist Church, 1275 S. 16th St. The Rev. Emma Woods will speak. (225) 937-1159.

Church Anniversary: 8 a.m., Donaldson Chapel Baptist Church, 2501 Gracie St. The church is celebrating its 102nd anniversary with the Rev. Demetria Jones-Smith, of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, as the guest preacher. Guest vocalist will be Venora Brown, recording artist with the Mississippi Mass Choir.

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

Worship Service: 9 a.m., The New Christland Baptist Church, 5685 Robertson St. (225) 284-9600.

anniversary celebration: 2 p.m., New Zion Baptist Church, 4105 Odell St. Gospel Expressions of Baton Rouge will celebrate its 27th anniversary.

family & Friends day: 3 p.m., Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 736 North 35th St. Special guest will be Capital Missionary Baptist Church and Pastor Ronald Robertson. Casual attire. Fellowship with food and fun will be held on the grounds after the service.

“The Preacher’s Musicale”: 4 p.m., New Jerusalem Baptist Church, 1627 Thomas H. Delpit Drive. Scheduled to appear are the Revs. Henry Brown, Thomas Bessix, Dennis Lawrence, Donald Sterling, Leroy Taylor, Sterling Wright, Perry Wright, Gerrard Robinson, Richard Rayborn Jr., Michael Washington, Ronald Sutton, Rodney Freeman, Fred Jeff Smith, Lee Wesley, Gregory Coates, Melvin Rushing, Willie Richard, Marques Braggs, Ricardo Handy, George Pierce, Albert Anderson, Samuel Pierre and Bishop Thelma Pearl. Special ensembles include St. Paul Catholic Men’s Ensemble, Brother Hosea Reditt and Minister Timothy Britten and Shabach. Doors open at 3 p.m.

live CD recording: 5 p.m., Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1204 St. Joseph St. Brandon Overton and Company will record a live CD. Overton is a longtime musician at the church.

Monday, Wednesday

Computer Training: 6-8:30 p.m., Mirror of Grace Outreach, 921 N. Lobdell Blvd., Suite E. Free computer classes in “Web Design for Beginners” on Monday and “PowerPoint” on Wednesday. Pre-registration is required. Call (225) 300-4528.


Summer Bible Camp: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Higher Ground Outreach Church, 3730 N. Sherwood Forest Drive. For children ages 4 to 12. Runs 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.

Vacation Bible School: 5:30-8 p.m., Israelite Baptist Church, 1841 Thomas H. Delpit Drive. (225) 344-3553.

vacation bible school: 5:30-7:45 p.m., New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 318 Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive. Theme is “Jungle Safari.” Classes are for all ages. (225) 939-3081.


Wellness Lunch and Learn: Noon, New Hope Baptist Church, 5356 Greenwell Springs Road. Talk on healthy living. Tamika Phill, of Anointed Hands Massage Therapy, will facilitate. A light lunch will be provided. Free, registration is required. (225) 926-0246


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

Dinner & Conversation: 6:30 p.m., Kung Fu Chinese Restaurant, 1823 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd. Join the Capital Area Atheist and Agnostics for dinner and conversation.

Summer sounds: 7 p.m. St. James Episcopal Church, 205 N. Fourth St. Concert features Topsy Chapman and Solid Harmony, tradional and modern jazz, blues and gospel. Admission is $10; free for college students with valid ID. A reception follows. Purchase tickets at or by calling (225) 387-5141 or at the door. The St. James Artists’ Guild is showing its work in the Parish Hall Parlor during July, along with works from students from The One Stop Homeless Center. View the exhibit from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8 a.m. to noon on Fridays, at concert receptions and on Sundays before and after services.


Transformers Conference: 6 p.m., Vision Christian Center International, 1047 Rosenwald Road. Conference includes ministry teaching, concerts, liturgical dances, steppers and more. On Wednesday, Vickie Yohe, Dove & Stellar Award nominee, will perform at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25. Admission is free for Thursday and Friday. A love offering will be taken. (225) 774-8125.


Clothing Giveaway: 11 a.m., Sweet Home Baptist Church, 343 W. Buchanan St. Clothing is available for children and adults in all sizes. (225) 343-0322.

July 19

Building Healthy Communities Health Fair: 8 a.m., Gloryland Baptist Church Glory Center, 6745 Greenwell Springs Road. In conjunction with Mayor Kip Holden’s Healthy Initiative Program, the church will hold a health fair with a morning walk at 8 a.m., vendors and presentations. The fair will also have free food and drinks, free screenings, door prizes and a spacewalk. (225) 356-0577.

Mother and Daughter Conference: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Greater King David Baptist Church, 222 Blount Road. The conference will be in the church’s Education and Culture Center. The theme is “Lighting the Way to the Future.” Breakfast, lunch and childcare will be provided free.

Young Girls Empowerment 2014: 9 a.m. to noon, Magnolia Baptist Church, 960 E. Buchanan St. Open to girls ages 7-19. There will be music, prizes, panels, breakout sessions and more. Includes breakfast and lunch. Registration is $10. (225) 615-4968.

Clothing Giveaway: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Greater Beulah Baptist Church, 955 E. Polk St. Clothing is available for children and adults in all sizes. (225) 343-5610.

Women of Distinction Universal Heart-to-Heart Luncheon: 11 a.m., Embassy Suites, 4914 Constitution Ave. Evangelist Christine Banks will present the luncheon with Cathy Moffitt, of Dallas, as guest speaker. Reservations are $35. (225) 654-1000.

July 20

Youth Program: 11 a.m., Beech Grove Baptist Church, 9455 Elm Grove Garden. The Rev. Emma Woods will speak. (225) 937-1159.

Holy Communion Service: 11 a.m., New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 318 Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive. (225) 939-8827.

Women’s Day Program: 11 a.m., Sweet Home Baptist Church, 343 W. Buchanan St. Chandra Kendrick, of Greater St. John Christian Center, will speak. (225) 343-0322.

July 20-29

Vacation Bible School: 5:30-8:15 p.m., Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 9340 Florida Blvd. Theme is “Son Treasure Island: Where Kids Discover God’s Love.” All ages are welcome. Dinner will be $10 each night and starts at 5:30 p.m. Classes will follow with pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade classes in the Education Building, sixth- through 12th-grade classes in the Activities Building and adult classes in Naylor Hall. A nursery will be provided. (225) 924-4271.

July 26

Infertility — You’re Not Alone: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 11441 Goodwood Blvd. The workshop will focus on the struggle of infertility from a Catholic perspective. Angelique Ruhi-Lopez, co-author of “The Infertility Companion for Catholics,” will speak. Other speakers are Dr. Rob Chasuk, Staci Gulino and Deacon Clayton Hollier. Admission is $10, which includes lunch. (225) 242-0323.

July 26-27

A Girl and her Pearls Women’s Conference: 1 p.m., Wisdom Rock Ministries, 10128 Florida Blvd. Prophetess Shimike Johnson will give an inspirational talk Saturday, and Pastor Nichelle Landry will preach Sunday. Musical guest will be Minister Lori Swain. Mother Pearl Porter will bring “Pearls of Wisdom.” Refreshements will be served.


Sunday-July 19

Spirit Of Pentecost Conference 2014: 7 p.m., Life Cathedral Worship Center, 2103 S. Philippe Ave. Join ministries from around the world for a divine visitation, fresh anointing and a prophetic word with demonstration of God’s power. (225) 291-2400 or


July 18

christmas in july: 7 p.m., The Historic Michabelle, 1106 S. Holly St. Speaker Becky Lynn Guidry presents the program.

July 25

Women’s Conference: 7 p.m., Crossroads Church, 1006 N. Oak St. The Church of Jesus Christ Apostolic Ministries will host the conference presented by Women of Wisdom. (985)247-5445 or email



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 26

Loud-N-Clear Youth Communicators Class: 10 a.m., The Family Church, 223 Stone Ave. The class will teach practical communication training and technical development to young leaders. Registration is $30 online and $35 at the door.

New Iberia


Court Appointed Special Advocates In-service: 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 119 Jefferson St. Learn how to help foster children. Lt. Bret Broussard, narcotics supervisor and SWAT commander for the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Department, will speak on the effects of drug abuse on families and foster children. Christy Kelley, recruiter for the Louisiana National Guard Youth Challenge Program, will speak on the program. Admission is $5 for the public and free for CASA volunteers. RSVP by 5 p.m. July 14 by emailing or calling (337) 359-9016.


July 20

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

St. Francisville


Appreciation of Love Celebration: 2 p.m., Galilee Full Gospel Baptist Church, 8052 Galilee Church Road. The celebration will mark the first anniversary of the Rev. Roosevelt King Jr. and First Lady Thelma King with the church. The congregation of Union Bethel Family Church, of Weyanoke, will be the special guest and Pastor Ronald Johnson will speak.

youth & Adult program: 11 a.m., Sherobee Missionary Baptist Church, 10064 Jones Vaughn Creek Road. Evangelist Teharia Garba will speak. All are welcome.


Mission Ministry Visit: 10 a.m., St. Francisville Country Manor Nursing Home, 15243 La. 10. The Sherobee Missionary Baptist Church, of St. Francisville, and the director, the Rev. Emma Woods, will make a visit. Sister Hannah McQuirter will speak. (225) 937-1159.



homecoming: 2 p.m., St. Paul No. 1 Baptist Church, La. 952. David Thomas Jr. will celebrate the Annual Homecoming.

July 14-19

vacation Bible school: 5:30 p.m., St. Paul No. 1 Baptist Church, La. 952. The VBS parade will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, and VBS at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

Vacation Bible School: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Second Baptist Church, 9515 La. 19. The theme is “The Jesus Connection,” with a focus on technology. Transportation is available. To register, call (225) 719-2329.



book signing: 10 a.m. to noon, SACHA, 19900 Old Scenic Highway. The Rev. Elmo Winters, of Faith Bible Ministries, will sign his new book, “Growing by Going.” (225) 305-3006 or


Mondays for the Master: 7 p.m., First Baptist Church of Zachary, 4200 Main St. Revival featuring the Rev. Buddy Sheriff, pastor of First Baptist Church Lizana in Gulfport, Mississippi.


Vacation Bible School: 6:30 p.m., Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, 22911 Reames Road.


Vacation Bible School: 6-8 p.m., Little Star Freewill Baptist Church, 2511 Church St. Theme is “Jesus Connection.” Open to preschoolers to adults.