Saturday

  • MEN AND BOYS WORKSHOP: 9 a.m. to noon, McKowen Baptist Church, 7325 Jones Connell Road, Jackson, sponsored by the Louisiana State Laymen, Fourth District Missionary Baptist Association and the East Feliciana Parish Ministers for men as well as boys ages 9 to 18. Lunch will be served.
  • Women’s Conference: 9 a.m., Richardson Chapel Church of God in Christ, 731 W. K Gordon St. The conference continues at 10:15 a.m. Sunday with missionary Wardine Gordon as speaker.
  • Nature Walk: Create, Connect and Celebrate God’s Creation: 9 a.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2021 Tara Blvd., a Women’s Council of Greater Baton Rouge’s Women! A Week Long Celebration event.
  • Faith Into Action: Prophetic Leadership Summit: 10 a.m., New Gideon Baptist Church, 2542 Balis Drive.
  • 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 served to the less fortunate.
  • COOKOUT IN THE PARK: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Flannery Road BREC Park, 801 S. Flannery Road, with food, drink, music and games provided by Jubilee Christian Center.
  • Youth BENEFIT Golf Tournament: 1 p.m., Squirrel Run Golf Club in New Iberia. Sponsored by Progressive Baptist Church Outreach Center of Lafayette, the tournament will be a two-person scramble. $100 a person or $200 per team. (337) 235-5274.
  • A MIRACLE FOR YOU CRUSADE: 7:30 p.m., Grace United Pentecostal Church, 13845 Hooper Road, with evangelist Jerry Holland as guest speaker. Continues with services at 11 a.m. Sunday and Oct. 2 as well as 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.
  • Youth Power-Up Event: 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., Ever-Increasing Life Ministries, 6360 Greenwell St., for young people ages 6 to 21. (225) 357-4177.
  • Communion Service: 9 a.m., New Bethal Baptist Church, 1540 Matilda St.
  • Family and Friend Day: 10 a.m., Fruit of the Spirit Ministries, 3338 Plank Road, with 1st Circuit Court of Appeal Judge John Michael Guidry as guest speaker.
  • Sugar Mass 216th Anniversary: 10 a.m., Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 1303 St. Jude Ave., New Iberia.
  • Pastor’s 11th Anniversary: 11 a.m., Mount Gideon Full Gospel Baptist Church, 77700 W. Oak Lane, Maringouin, in honor of the Rev. Reginald L. Pitcher Sr., with the Rev. Clyde McNeil as guest speaker.
  • 117th Church Anniversary: 11 a.m., Shady Grove First Missionary Baptist Church, 16443 Plank Road, Baker, with the Rev. Gregory Coates as the guest speaker.
  • Homecoming and Family AND Friends Day: noon, Hickory Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 10115 Gonzales Road., St. Francisville, with the Rev. Milton Coats and the Magnolia Full Gospel Baptist Church as guests.
  • Pastor’s sixth year Appreciation: 1 p.m., Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 2518 Maringouin Road E., Livonia, in honor of the Rev. A.J. Haynes Sr.
  • Family and Friends Day: 2 p.m., New Hope Baptist Church, 1405 La 409, Slaughter, with the Rev. David Thomas Jr. and the Flower Mount and St. Paul No. 1 Baptist churches as guests.
  • 141st Church Anniversary: 2 p.m., St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 10151 Noel Thomas Lane, Slaughter, with the Rev. James Barrett and the Greater Sixty Aid Baptist Church as guests.
  • Homecoming Service: 2:30 p.m., Moses Chapel United Methodist Church, 8116 Main St., Zachary.
  • Bible Research AND Study Classes: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Scotlandville Branch Library, 7373 Scenic Highway, a new series led by Tammy B. Gibson.
  • Double Honor Day Service: 3 p.m., St. Peter Baptist Church, 58116 Court St., Plaquemine, in honor the Rev. Van Smith Jr. and his wife, Leola, for their 26 years of service with the church. The Rev. Kenneth Giles, of Chicago, will speak and the combined choirs of St. Peter, Zion Traveler and New Jerusalem Baptist churches will provide music along with Daughters of Zion and Unique Vision. A reception will follow.
  • Appreciation Service: 3:30 p.m., Greater Greene Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1232 N. 32nd St., in honor of the Rev. Herbert Spears with the Rev. Herman O. Kelly Jr. as the guest speaker.
  • The Annie Moses Band in concert: 6 p.m., Parkview Baptist Church, 11795 Jefferson Highway. $15.

Monday

  • Living the Questions: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2021 Tara Blvd., a new series with DVD presentations led by the Rev. Mike Button. (225) 923-3133.
  • Tuesday
  • THE GIFT OF YEARS: Growing Older Gracefully’ : 6:30 p.m., Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge, 8470 Goodwood Blvd., a discussion of the book by Joan Chittister.
  • POWER DRIVING TUESDAY: 7 p.m., New Light Baptist Church, 76765 Cedar St., Gosse Tete., with speaker the Rev. Clyde E. McNell Sr.
  • West Feliciana Parish Women’s Auxiliary Meeting: 6 p.m., Greater Hollywood Baptist Church, 8819 Sligo Road, St. Francisville.
  • Rosh Hashanah: 6 p.m., The Gathering at Lifepoint Church, 24930 La 16, Denham Springs, with Beth Hallel Messianic Congregation hosting.
  • West Feliciana Parish Ministers Conference Monthly Service: 7 p.m., Greater Hollywood Baptist Church, 8819 Sligo Road, St Francisville.
  • Revival: 7 p.m., Temple of Greater Healing Church of God in Christ, 11022 Gibbens Road, with services nightly through Friday.
  • Poverty Awareness Training: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Louisiana Resource Center for Educators, 5550 Florida Blvd., sponsored by United Methodist HOPE Ministries. $130. (225) 355-0702, ext. 22.
  • Finding Religion in Hill Memorial Library: noon, Hill Memorial Library on LSU campus, with Michael Pasquier, assistant professor of religious studies, as presenter. Includes snacks and beverages.
  • Women in Spirit: noon to 1 p.m., St. Joseph Cathedral, 412 North St., with Annette Yancy speaking about “For Such a Time as This.” Includes a light lunch. (225) 387-5928.
  • Woman of God Gathering: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux Pastoral Center Conference Hall, 2779 Highway 311, Schriever. (985) 850-3171.
  • Americans United for SEPARATION of Church and State Presentation: 7 p.m., Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge, 8470 Goodwood Blvd. Christine Corcos and John Devlin, faculty at LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center, will present “Sharia Law, Intelligent Design, Fortune Telling, School Prayer: A Discussion of Some First Amendment Issues in the News.”
  • Garage Sale: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Our Father’s Garden, 14344 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road, sponsored by the Church of the Holy Spirit, Episcopal High School, to support Outreach Ministries and those in need.
  • Live an Abundant Life Conference: 8 a.m., Star Hill Baptist Church, 1400 N. Foster Drive, with such guest speakers as Jonathan Coats and the Revs. Velma Matthews, Raymond Jetson, Cynthia Toney, Melissa Dunn and Darlene Moore.
  • Community Health and Wellness Fair: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Second Baptist Church - Unity Center, 902 N. Acadian Thruway W, co-sponsored with New Hope Baptist Church. Includes referral services, chair massages, kids ID kits, eye screenings, Medicare counseling, dental screenings, glucose and cholesterol screenings and blood pressure checks.
  • “A Time To Heal”: 10:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., Abounding Love Ministries, 7076 Hooper Road, a seminar hosted by Going On After Loss to offer grief support to adults and children. (225) 907-8114.
  • Centennial Observances: 5 p.m., St. Benedict the Moor Catholic Church, 5479 La. 1, Napoleonville. Bishop Anthony Adaji, of Nigeria; Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Perry, of Chicago; and Auxiliary Bishop Shelton Fabre, of New Orleans, will attend the two-day centennial celebration for two churches. Activities continue with at 10 a.m. Mass Oct. 2 at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 174 La. 1003, Belle Rose, followed by food, fun, fellowship and games Sunday after mass in the Bertrandville Community Park behind St. Benedict’s.
  • Black AND White Affair: 6 p.m., Interdenominational Faith Assembly, 5050 Greenwell St., in honor of the Revs. Guevara and Shannon Johnson with Carla Gaines as guest speaker and Tiffani and Rodney Robertson as guest psalmists. (225) 355-4767 ext. 305.
  • Pastoral Banquet: 6 p.m., Gonzales Civic Center, 219 Irma Ave., Gonzales, in honor of the Rev. Ronald D. Harbin Sr. of Shekinah Glory Christian Fellowship Church in Convent. Bishop J. Douglas Wiley, of New Orleans, will be the guest speaker. $20.