BAKER

Sunday

  • WORSHIP SERVICES: 11 a.m., New Covenant Christian Center, 6515 Myrtle St. (225) 775-3127 .

Wednesday

  • HOUR OF POWER PRAYER: 6:30 p.m., New Covenant Christian Center, 6515 Myrtle St. Followed by Bible Study at 7:30 p.m.

Friday

  • FELLOWSHIP FRIDAYS: 6 p.m., New Covenant Christian Center, 6515 Myrtle St. Men’s fellowship every first and third Fridays; Women’s every second and fourth.

BATON ROUGE

Saturday

  • CAROLYN GEE’S ANNUAL TOY AND CLOTHING GIVEAWAY: 9 a.m., Greater Mount Canaan Baptist Church, at 5820 Evangeline St. Everyone is invited and a child must be present. For more information, contact (225) 229-0762.
  • HOT MEAL AND CLOTHING FOR THE NEEDY: 11 a.m., Sweet Home Baptist Church, 343 W. Buchanan St. Ministry will be giving a hot meal and clothing to the needy. For more information, (225) 343-0322.
  • CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: 6:30 p.m., St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 1334 Napoleon St. The church’s Youth Department will hold its annual Christmas Program. Everyone is invited.

Sunday

  • PRE-CHRISTMAS PRAISE & WORSHIP: 8:30 a.m., First Unity Church, 6262 McClelland Drive. Recognition of 2015 Stewardship honorees will also be a part of this worship program.
  • WORSHIP SERVICE: 9 a.m., Charity Christian Center Church, 871 O’Neal Lane. Pastored by Dr. Linda Bradford. Transportation provided. For more information, contact (225) 272-8259.
  • YOUNG PEOPLE’S PRE-CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: 11 a.m., Beech Grove Baptist Church, 9455 Elm Grove Garden Drive. The Rev. Emma Woods will speak.
  • ISLAMIC CENTER OF BATON ROUGE BLOOD DRIVE: 2-9 p.m., Our Lady of the Lake Blood Center, first floor of OLOL, 5000 Hennessy Blvd. (225) 765-8843.
  • CHRISTMAS GALA: 4 p.m., New Jerusalem Baptist Church, 1627 Thomas H. Delpit Drive.
  • “IT’S CHRISTMAS AGAIN”: 4 p.m., Oasis Christian Church, 4524 E. Brookstown. Bishop Charles E. and Gladys Wallace welcome all to this family affair. Free.
  • CHRISTMAS SERVICE: 5 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, 208 N. 4th St. Christmas service of readings, choral anthems and congregational carols in the format of King’s College in England. Features the St. James Treble Choir of singers in grades 5-10.

Monday

  • URSING HOME VISIT: 10 a.m., Heritage House Manor, 1335 Wooddale Blvd. The Greater Mount Gideon Church’s Mission Ministry under the direction of the Rev. Emma Woods will visit for a pre-Christmas program and gifts. The Rev. Gus Henderson will speak.

Tuesday

  • CHRISTMAS PRODUCTION: 6 p.m., The New Canaan Baptist Church, 2160 Highland Road. The church will present “The Word Became Flesh,” a dramatic production about the events preceding the birth of Christ. It will feature traditional carols, gospel music and liturgical dance by performers from local churches. Free. (225) 344-5426.

Wednesday

  • PRAYER: Noon, Hope Christian, 5013 Windfall Court. For more information, (225) 355-8194 .
  • SERVICE: 6 p.m., In His Hands Baptist Church, 8767 Gov. Claiborne Drive.

Thursday

  • CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE: 5 p.m., St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 17510 Monitor Ave. For more information, visit SAUMCBR.com.
  • CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE: 5 p.m., Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 9340 Florida Blvd. Candlelight services. The Rev. Joe Reggin will speak.
  • CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE: 6 p.m., Keep Up The Faith Don’t Give Up The Hope Five Fold Internationally Ministry, 6749 Perimeter Drive.

Friday

  • CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE: 7 a.m., New Jerusalem Baptist Church, 1627 Thomas H. Delpit Drive.

Saturday, Dec. 26

  • WOMEN BRINGING WOMEN/LEOLA’S AFTER-CHRISTMAS PARTY: 6:15 p.m., Family Life Church Fellowship Hall, 12112 Florida Blvd. Semi-formal dress with an emphasis on red. The first 50 women will receive a free gift bag filled with goodies. Every woman who brings a guest will receive a free gift. (225) 202-4352 or facebook.com/9841725583099031.

Sunday, Dec. 27

  • BLESSING OF THE TOYS: 8:30 a.m., St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 17510 Monitor Ave. Children may bring their favorite new toy to church for a special blessing. SAUMCBR.com.
  • YOUTH SUNDAY: 11 a.m., Promised Land Baptist Church, 7234 Plank Road.

ETHEL

Sunday

  • YOUTH WORSHIP SERVICE: 9 a.m., Beachum Grove Baptist Church, 8877 Battle Road. For more information, contact (225) 683-8119 .

Sunday, Dec. 27

  • PRAISE & WORSHIP SERVICE: 9 a.m., Beachum Grove Baptist Church, 8877 Battle Road. (225) 683-8119 .

GONZALES

Tuesday

  • CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC PRAYER MEETING: 7 p.m., St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1022 N Burnside Ave. (225) 715-2135 .

JACKSON

Sunday

  • YOUTH WORSHIP SERVICE: 11:30 a.m., New Charleston Baptist Church, 3534 Cottage St. (225) 634-5370.

Sunday, Dec. 27

  • THE LORD’S SUPPER: 11:30 a.m., New Charleston Baptist Church, 3534 Cottage St.

NEW ROADS

Friday

  • CHRISTMAS SERVICES: 9:30 a.m., Zion Traveler Baptist Church, 8924 False River Drive.

PLAQUEMINE

Sunday

  • YOUTH CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: 7:30 a.m., The Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church, 58165 Barrow St. Guest speaker will be Kevin Brown, of Conyers, Georgia.

Thursday

  • CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE: 7 p.m., St. Peter Baptist Church, 58115 Court St.

SLAUGHTER

Sunday

  • WORSHIP SERVICE: 10 a.m., New Fellowship Baptist Church, 4756 La. 412 E.
  • WORSHIP SERVICE: 11:30 a.m., St. James Church, 10151 Noel Thomas Lane. Join Bishop Christopher and Lady Eleanor Huddleston for the worship experience.