• WORSHIP SERVICE: 11 a.m., The Metropolitan Community Church of Baton Rouge, 7747 Tom Drive. (225) 248-0404.


  • EBR MINISTERS’ CONFERENCE ANNUAL WATCH MEETING REVIVAL: Monday, 7 p.m. — New Salem Baptist Church, 318 Eddie Robinson Drive. Sermons by the Rev. Kenneth Chandler, of Shady Grove Baptist Church; the Rev. Henry Brown, of First Emmanuel Baptist Church and Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church. Tuesday, 7 p.m. — McKowen Missionary Baptist Church, 1255 Louise St. Sermons by the Rev. Avery Johnson, of Rose of Sharon Baptist Church, and the Rev. René Brown of Mount Zion Baptist Church. Wednesday — 9:30 p.m., Greater Mount Gideon Baptist Church, 205 Alice St. Sermons by the Rev. Donald Sterling, of Israelite Baptist Church, and the Rev. Gerard A. Robinson Sr., of McKowen Missionary Baptist Church.


  • PROPHECY BIBLE STUDY: 7 p.m., The Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4555 Fairfields Ave.


  • NEW YEAR’S EVE MASS: 4 p.m., St. Joseph Cathedral, 412 North St. (225) 387-5928 or
  • NEW YEAR’S EVE PRAYER/COMMUNION SERVICE: 5 p.m., The Faith Seventh-day Adventist Church, 7330 Mickens Road. Pastors Michael Bailey, of Faith and Morning Star, and Robert Davis, of Berean, are the officiating ministers.
  • WATCH NIGHT MEETING: 7 p.m., Florida Boulevard Baptist Church Campus, 10915 Florida Blvd. A brief service of praise, thanksgiving and fellowship.
  • NEW YEARS EVE SERVICE: 7 p.m., Oasis Christian Church, 4524 E. Brookstown Drive. (225) 355-8274 or
  • WATCH NIGHT SERVICE: 10 p.m., Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 9700 Scenic Highway. Music will be by the Mass Choir.

Saturday, Jan. 3

  • BENEFIT MUSICAL: 6 p.m., Greater Mount Canaan Baptist Church, 5820 Evangeline St. A musical benefit for Sister Faye Williams, of the William Singers, and Sister Shirley Johnson, of the Gospel Determinators. (225) 200-5118.

Friday, Jan. 9

  • PARENTS’ MORNING OF REFLECTION: 8:30 a.m., St. Joseph’s Academy Chapel, 3080 Kleinert Ave. The theme is “What is my Song?” Open to all adults, but especially geared to parents of high school students, the morning of reflection will teach parents how to guide their children to find their unique purpose. $25. Registration required. (225) 383-3349 or

Saturday, Jan. 24

  • COVENANT NETWORK REGIONAL CONFERENCE - MARRIAGE MATTERS: University Presbyterian Church, 3240 Dalrymple Drive. The day conference will feature the Rev. Dr. Cynthia Rigby, of Austin Seminary, as plenary speaker and the Rev. Dr. Ken Kovacs, pastor of Catonsville, Maryland, Presbyterian Church as preacher and workshop leader. Registration required. $35, includes lunch. (225) 383-9441 or


Sunday, Jan. 4

  • EPIPHANY CONCERT: 4 p.m., St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 57805 Main St. The Rev. Greg Daigle will crown the Christmas season with songs of faith and other music. Tickets are $25. Call (225) 687-2402 or (225) 687-6616.


Monday, Jan. 5

  • TAIZE PRAYER SERVICE: 7 p.m., Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road. A meditative Taize worship to promote serenity. The prayer consists of music, scripture readings and reflection.


Wednesday, Dec. 31

  • NEW YEAR’S EVE WORSHIP SERVICE: 10 p.m., Magnolia Full Gospel Baptist Church, 7910 La. 61 North.



  • MIKE VAUGHN MINISTRIES: 5:30 p.m., Good News Fellowship Church, 13101 La. 442 W. The Southern Plainsmen Quartet will perform. Free, but donations welcome.


Wednesday, Dec. 31

  • NEW YEAR’S EVE SERVICE: 6 p.m., Redwood Missionary B.C., 6480 Mchost Road. (225)654-6326.