Baton Rouge


Fall Rally: 8:30 a.m., Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 9340 Florida Blvd. Presbyterian Women of South Louisiana will hold their annual fall rally, which includes worship and an overview of the new study book used in women’s circles. Reports will also be given on the Living Waters of the World in Cuba and the Presbyterian Children’s Home and Services in Louisiana. Please bring school supply and toiletry donations. Cost is $12 at the door and includes breakfast and lunch. (225) 753-4623.

Music Ministry Workshop: 9 a.m., Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, 10915 Florida Blvd. Workshop will be in the Fellowship Hall.

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.

Soul Winning Conference: 10 a.m., Mountain Faith World Outreach Ministries, 136 S. Acadian Thruway. Evelyn Thomas-Sanders will host the eighth annual conference, which will conclude with a street ministry, Youth Explosion and worship service. Bishop Gregory Cooper, of Antioch and Morning Star Full Gospel Baptist churches, and Apostle Vella Reynolds, of Mount Moriah Church in Baytown, Texas, will speak. (225) 252-1633 or (225) 276-3568.

“Back to School Expo” & Family Fun Day: 10 a.m., New Ark Baptist Church, 1344 Terrace St. Free food, school supplies, entertainment and more.

Youth Gospel Explosion: 6 p.m., St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 1334 Napoleon St. Free.


awaking outreach: 7-9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. Sunday, Tennessee and Johnson streets. G Force Ministries is having an Awaking Outreach to bring churches together to make a difference in the community. Free food, live music and sharing of God’s word. For information call Pastor Larkin Weber, (225) 603-8273 or Pastor Ronald Williams, (225) 241-7130.


Spirituality & Sexuality: 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m., Broadmoor United Methodist Church, 10230 Mollylea Drive. The program will cover a variety of issues related to human sexuality and the church’s opinion of them. Discussions will take place after each church services Sunday, Aug. 17 and 24. Associate Pastor Lee Allen will also lead a breakout session after the 11 a.m. service Aug. 24. Snacks will be provided at the breakout sessions. Children will attend other activities. (225) 247-9974.

Sunday Worship: 9 a.m., Greater Divine Missionary Baptist Church, 6045 Hooper Road.

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

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

Sunday Worship Service: 10 a.m., Now Faith Church of God in Christ, 4350 Mohican-Prescott Crossover. (225) 355-6700.

Church Anniversary: 10 a.m., St. Mark United Methodist Church, 6217 Glen Oaks Drive. The church, the second oldest historically black church in Baton Rouge, will celebrate its 125th anniversary with a of “Surrendering to the Holy Spirit.” The Rev. Clifton Conrad, of Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church, will be the speaker. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall. (225) 357-6150.

Youth Back to School: 11 a.m., Beech Grove Baptist Church, 9455 Elm Grove Garden. The Rev. Emma Woods will speak.

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

Homecoming Celebration: 1 p.m., Jordan United Methodist Church, 4619 Stearns St. The Rev. Dr. Joe Connolly will speak at the church’s 116th homecoming celebration.

The New Christ Land Family & Friends Day Service: 3 p.m., The New Christ Land Baptist Church, 5685 Robertson Ave. (225) 284-9600.

Annual Women’s Day: 4 p.m., Greater Greene Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1232 N. 32nd St. Theme is “The Phenomenal Christian Woman. Radiant. Reverant. Righteous.” Cynthia McIntyre, past national president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., will speak.

EBR Ministers conference: 4 p.m., Nazarene Baptist Church, 1707 Spanish Town Road. The East Baton Rouge Parish Ministers Conference and the Fourth District Baptist Association will conduct an Unveiling service in honor of Dr. Albert Green Jr.

Youth Bowl-Off: 5 p.m., St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 1334 Napoleon St. The church’s youth will hold a bowl-off that includes two hours of bowling, shoe rental, popcorn and a pitcher of drink. The group that brings the most participants will get a cash prize. Admission is $15 for ages 13 and older; $10 for ages 5-12.

concert: 6 p.m. Unity Church of Christianity, 15255 Jefferson Highway. The Wilder Janes, an all-female band, will play.


computer classes: 6-8 p.m., Mirror of Grace Outreach, 921 N. Lobdell Blvd., Suite E. Class on Web design. Pre-registration required. (225) 300-4528 or email or visit


Paint & Pray: 9 a.m., The Rosedoor Studio, 1938 Ferndale Ave. A painting workshop led by local artist Meg Jones to benefit RedOak Ministries, which is working in Asia to free women from human trafficking. Participants will paint three small pastoral scenes, one to keep and the other two to either be commissioned by a friend for $40 or to be given away as a gift. Participants should donate $40, if they choose to give their paintings away as gifts. Space is limited to 12 participants. To register, email


Music Exhortation: 6 p.m., Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 9700 Scenic Highway. Musicians will express their talent through song, playing jazz, neo-soul and funk.

Family Bible Study: 7 p.m., Greater Divine Missionary Baptist Church, 6045 Hooper Road. Studies take place on Wednesdays.

computer classes: 6-8 p.m., Mirror of Grace Outreach, 921 N. Lobdell Blvd., Suite E. Class on PowerPoint. Pre-registration required. (225) 300-4528 or email or visit


Eat Healthy, Be Active, Live Well Lunch and Learn: Noon, New Hope Baptist Church, 5356 Greenwell Springs Road. Free luncheons focusing on healthy weight loss tips. Registration is required. (225) 926-0246.

sports seminar: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Bain Building at Istrouma Baptist Church, 10500 Sam Rushing Drive. Bob Schindler, executive director of Church Sports Outreach, will speak on the “Brokenness of Sports,” followed by a group discussion on creating a citywide, multi-denominational and inter-racial ministry. Lunch will be provided. Register by Monday, Aug. 18, by emailing Information, call M.L. Woodruff, (225) 610-0596. Open to all coaches, pastors and youth leaders.

Thursday-Aug. 23

Religious Classes: 6-9 p.m., Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. Saturday, Greater King David Baptist Church, 222 Blount Road. Classes include “Introduction to Leadership,” “Sharing the Gospel with Others” and youth classes. Lunch will be provided. (225) 927-0577.


Friday Night Worship: 6 p.m., Foster Road Baptist Church, 11333 Foster Road. The meal will be at 6 p.m., followed by the service. Brother Marvin Parks, of In His Hands Baptist Church, will speak. (225) 775-0884.

Aug. 23

Splish, Splash Dine & Dash Fundraiser: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Full Gospel UPC, 6729 Mickens Road. Battle Rattle Productions will host a benefit for its drama and performing arts team’s free events and workshops. It will feature car washes, hamburgers or hot dog plates, safety demonstrations by the East Baton Rouge Parish Fire and Police departments, music, entertainment, vendors, networking and more. Plates include baked beans and coleslaw and cost $6. Car washes are $7. For both food and a wash, $8. To be a vendor, call (225) 747-9338.

The New Christ Land Church Fair: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., The New Christ Land Baptist Church, 5685 Robertson Ave. Fair booths are $50 for members; $75 for nonmembers. Please purchase booth before Aug. 23. (225) 284-9600.

Wellness Workshop: 10 a.m., Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 9700 Scenic Highway. Sessions include kidney health, diabetes management, healthy cooking demonstrations, door prizes and lunch. Registration at 8:30 a.m.

preaching workshop: 10 a.m., Wesley United Methodist Church, 544 Government St. Dr. Joe Connelly, senior pastor at Wesley, and Dr. Alonzo Campbell, Interdenominational Theological Center School of Ministry instructor, will conduct the workshop. Various preaching models will be offered to reach 21st century audiences. Call Wesley Church, (225) 343-8421, or Campbell, (225) 938-5746.

open house: Noon, Wesley United Methodist Church, 544 Government St. The Interdenominational Theological Center School of Ministry will hold an open house for training in the study of God’s word, preaching and Christian leadership. For information, call Dr. Alonzo Campbell, (225) 938-5746.

Aug. 24

St. John Bible Institute Classes: St. John Baptist Church, 820 New Rafe Mayer Road. Classes begin Aug. 24. Registration is ongoing. The institute is accredited by the Association of Independent Christian Colleges and Seminaries in Camilla, Ga. (225) 774-1468.

Women’s Day: 11 a.m., Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1204 St. Joseph St. The Rev. Demetria Jones-Smith will speak.

Family and Friends Day: 4 p.m., Israelite Baptist Church, 1841 Thomas H. Delpit Drive. The Rev. Edward Howard, of Greater Mount Gideon Baptist Church, and his congregation will be special guests. (225) 344-3553.

Russ Taff in Concert: 5 p.m., Jefferson Baptist Church, 9135 Jefferson Highway. Russ Taff, former member of Gaither Vocal Band and the winner of eight Grammy Awards and 16 Dove awards, will be in concert. Free. Love offering will be taken. Doors open at 4 p.m. (225) 953-4622.



Young Peoples Workshop: 10 a.m., Israelite Missionary Baptist Church, 6644 S. River Road. The Fourth District Baptist Association will hold a workshop for its Young Peoples Department with the theme “Biblical Character of a Christian Leader.” All parish youth directors, ministers and other youth leaders are invited. Tickets to sell will be given out to representatives of each church in the parish for the association’s upcoming fundraiser, the Annual Taste Feast in September. or (225) 778-1710.

Denham Springs

Aug. 23

God’s Little Princess Tea Party: 11 a.m., Abundant Life Church, 206 Edgewood Drive. Fifth annual “God’s Little Princess Tea Party” for girls, ages 3 through sixth grade. There will be tea and sweets, play activities and games and a Royal Story Teller.



Church Anniversary: 2:30 p.m., Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 2518 Maringouin Road West. Celebration of the church’s 143rd anniversary with the Rev. Geoffrey O. Sykes and the Union Chapel Baptist Church of Clinton as special guests. The celebration continues at the Aug. 24 worship service. (225) 637-3311.


Aug. 24

homecoming: 2 p.m., Asphodel Baptist Church, La. 68. Pastor Roy Miller will be celebrating the church’s 138th year Homecoming and Church Anniversary. The Rev. Robert Scott will speak.

Pine Grove


Friends and Family Day: 1 p.m., Apostolic Assembly of Christ Temple, 48123 La. 16. Elder Lester Ricard, of New Harvest Ministries in Pride, will speak.



Hartzell UMC 128th Anniversary Celebration: 3 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, 15630 Live Oak St. Celebration of the church’s 128th anniversary with the Rev. Belford Tyrone Pryer, of Rose Hill Baptist Church-Rosedale, and his congregation as special guests.



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

Aug. 26-28

ministers conference: 7 p.m., Pine Grove Baptist Church, La. 412. East Feliciana Parish Ministers Conference annual parish-wide revival. The Rev. Michael A. Otkins Sr. will speak.

St. Francisville


Gospel Wonders: 6 p.m., Sherobee Baptist Church, 10064 Jones Vaughn Creek Road. The gospel group will perform. Everyone is invited.


Mission Visit: 10 a.m., St. Francisville Country Manor Nursing Home, 15243 La. 10. Sherobee Missionary Baptist Church of St. Francisville and the director, the Rev. Emma Woods, will visit the nursing home. Sister Dorothy Andrews will speak. (225) 936-1159.



Open Faith Door Ministry: 7:30 p.m., Best Western Zachary Inn, 4030 La. 19. The ministry will hold services at the inn’s conference room with Pastor Timothy Glasper.

Aug. 29

Milldale Bible Conference: 4 p.m., Milldale Baptist Church, 11950 Milldale Road.