Baton Rouge religious bulletins for March 14 - 22 _lowres

Pope Francis waves to faithful as he arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 11, 2015. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, Pool)



  • RECOVERY SUPPORT ADDIS WOMEN’S GROUP: 6 p.m., Church at Addis, 6781 La. 1. A support group for women seeking spiritual freedom from destructive habits. (225) 776-1652 or


  • RECOVERY SUPPORT ADDIS MEN’S GROUP: 7 p.m., Church at Addis, 6781 La. 1 South. A support group for men seeking spiritual freedom from strongholds. (225) 218-5630 or



  • “LOVING THE SKIN I’M IN”: 10 a.m., New Light Baptist Church, 650 Blount Road. A program sponsored by Sisters Supporting Sisters-Baton Rouge, a nonprofit African American breast cancer survivor organization. The Rev. Mary Moss will speak. (225) 921-9072 or
  • SPRING CRAFT FAIR: 9 a.m., Riverdale Christian Academy, 14140 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road. More than 50 local vendors will showcase jewelry, crafts, furniture, art, sewn creations and glassware. There will be food trucks with free items. The first 50 shoppers will receive prizes.
  • VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL WORKSHOP: 9 a.m., Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church Family Life Center, 9700 Scenic Highway. A program of The Christian Education Division of the Fourth District Missionary Baptist Association. The workshop will be facilitated by the National Baptist Sunday School Publishing Board. Free. (225) 931-7778.


  • BISHOP’S DAY AT THE CATHEDRAL: Noon, St. Joseph Cathedral, 412 North St. Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Robert W. Muench. Luncheon catered by Boudreaux’s in the Parish Hall next door. $50. (225) 387-5928.

CORNED BEEF SANDWICH SALE: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Beth Shalom Synagogue, 9222 Jefferson Highway. Sale sponsored by Beth Shalom Synagogue Sisterhood to benefit youth and education funds. $9 lunch includes corned beef on rye, chips, pickle and homemade brownie. (225) 924-6773 or

Deacons & Deacons Ministries anniversary: 11 a.m., Promised Land Baptist Church, 7234 Plank Road. The Rev. Grayson and the New Light Baptist Church will be the special guests for the 39th anniversary celebration.

youth day: 11 a.m., Beech Grove Baptist Church, 9455 Elmgrove Garden Drive. The Rev. Emma Woods will speak.

Food Fling: 6 p.m., Ingleside United Methodist Church, 4264 Capital Heights Ave. $10 suggested donation for food and beverage. (225) 344-9100 or

Pre-scholarship Program: 3 p.m., Greater Mount Gideon Baptist Church, 205 Alice St. First Love Missionary Baptist Church Outreach Ministries will present. The Rev. Fred Jeff Smith and the Shiloh Baptist Church male choir.

organ and brass program: 4 p.m., First Baptist Church, 10748 Perkins Road.

church anniversary: 4 p.m. Greater Greene Chapel African Methodist Episcopal CHurch, 1232 N. 32nd St. The church will celebrate its 88th anniversary. The Rev. Moses Simms, pastor of Turner Chapel AME Church in Greensburg, will preach. The public is invited.

organ & brass program: 4 p.m., First Baptist Church, 529 Convention St. “Praise the Lord With Drums & Cymbals,” a program of organ and brass, presented by the church and the Baton Rouge Chapter American Guild of Organists. Featuring Dan Talbot on organ, Shelby Lewis and James West on trumpet, Lauren McKinney on horn, Nick Garrison on trombone, Joseph Skillen on tuba and Jonathan Alcon, percussion.

March 16-21

  • MANDALA: Tam Bao Temple, 975 Monterrey Blvd. A group of Tibertan Monks will be at the temple to create a sand Mandala. After the completion of the Mandala, there will be a short ceremony where it will be destroyed and the sand placed in the Mississippi River downtown.


  • REVIVAL: 7 p.m. New Hope Baptist Church, 5856 Greenwell Springs Road. “Shake Us Again! Revival!” The Rev. Sean Elder, of Mount Herman Baptist Church in Avondale, will be the evangelist. (225) 926-0246 or


  • LENTEN SERVICE: 6:30 p.m., St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 17510 Monitor Ave. Communion will be served. Childcare provided. (225) 315-2818 or
  • NOON PRAYER: Hope Christian, 5013 Windfall Court. (225) 355-8194.


  • FEAST OF ST. JOSEPH: Noon, St. Joseph Cathedral, 412 North St. Bishop Robert Muench will celebrate Mass and bless the St. Joseph’s Altar. A Lenten meal will be served after Mass. (225) 387-5928 or
  • GRIEFSHARE: 6 p.m., Grief Recovery Center, 4939 Jamestown Ave. A 13-week grief support/seminar program of First Baptist Church of Baton Rouge. Open to anyone who has experienced the loss through death of someone close. Free. (225) 768-8863.


  • RECOVERING FROM ABORTION: 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, River Community Church, 36367 Perkins Road. Author Linda Cochran will lead the sessions. Thursday’s discussion, free and open to the public, is about how abortions can affect women who have had them and how to minister to women who struggle with their choices and offer them hope. Childcare available upon request with advance registration. Friday and Saturday sessions, “Forgiven and Set Free,” are Bible study leader training. Cost is $75. Registration required. (225) 395-1172 or


  • CLOTHING AND MEAL GIVE-A-WAY: 11 a.m., Sweet Home Baptist Church, 343 W. Buchanan St. (225) 292-3139 or
  • WELCOME HOME CELEBRATION: 6 p.m., In His Hands Baptist Church, 8767 Gov. Claiborne Drive. Dinner will be served.
  • RAISING A NATION OF S.T.A.R.S.: 6:30 p.m., Abounding Love Ministries, 7076 Hooper Road. $100. (225) 356-4441 or
  • “A SHEPHERD LEADING HIS FLOCK”: 7 p.m., New Ark Baptist, 1344 Terrace St. A one-year anniversary celebration for Pastor David Ferguson. The celebration will continue with morning service at 7 a.m., Sunday. (225) 344-0858.
  • PASTOR ANNIVERSARY: 7 p.m., Belfair Baptist Church, 4444 Fairfield Ave. Pastor Troy Johnson, of Fresh Start Community Church of Houston, will preach.
  • YOUTH REVIVAL: 7 p.m. Progressive Baptist Church, 998 Julia St. The East Baton Rouge Parish Ministers’ Conference Youth Ministry is holding its first Youth Revival, “Youth in Action.” Guest revivalist will be 9-year-old Samuel M. Green, of Jackson, Mississippi.(225) 936-8828 or (225) 603-4139.

Saturday, March 21

  • GARAGE SALE: 8 a.m., Greater Arlington Baptist Ministries, 5445 Nicholson Drive. Hosted by The Willing Workers’ of Greater Arlington Baptist Ministries. (225) 356-9118.
  • HEALTH SCREENING: 8:30 a.m. to noon, Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 9700 Scenic Highway. A free kidney health screening. There will be blood pressure and glucose measurements, urine testing and educational information. Screenings are recommended if you are 18 or older and have one or more of the following — diabetes, high blood pressure or a parent, grandparent or sibling with these conditions or kidney disease. No appointment or fasting required.
  • CONTEMPLATIVE SESSION: 9 a.m. to noon, St. Joseph’s Academy, Mother Alice Hall, 3080 Kleinert Ave. Presented by the St. Joseph Spirituality Center, the retreat with Sister Nancy Sylvester focuses on “Contemplative Practice in the World.” The program will offer ways to integrate contemplative awareness with concrete responses to everyday injustices. $40. (225) 383-3349, or email
  • TRAVAIL6 33 PRAYER WALK FOR A R.E.F.U.G.E: 10:30 a.m., BREC, Administrative Offices: 6201 Florida Blvd.

Sunday, March 22

  • PASTOR ANNIVERSARY: 2 p.m., St. Alma Baptist Church. Bishop Sean Elder will preach. Music will be provided by Mount Hermon Baptist Church Mass Choir.

Thursday, March 26

  • PASSOVER CELEBRATION: 7 p.m., Victory Harvest Fellowship Hall, 3953 N. Flannery Road. Baton Rouge AGLOW Community Lighthouse Passover celebration with Michelle Beadle, who will present “Messiah in the Passover,” an abbreviated Model Seder celebration. Reservations required. Free. braglowcommunitylighthouse

Friday, March 27

  • MARRIAGE MINISTRY: 7 p.m., In His Hands Baptist Church, 8767 Gov. Claiborne Drive. There will be a dinner and movie raffle.

Saturday, March 28

  • EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA: 9 a.m., St. John’s United Methodist Church, 9375 Highland Road. There will be pancakes, crafts and an Easter Egg Hunt. Free. (225) 766-4594 or
  • CHURCH OUT OF THE BOX: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Living Faith Christian Center, 6375 Winbourne Ave. With Bishop Raymond W. Johnson and Living Faith Christian Center, food, fellowship, fun and giveaways.



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

Saturday, March 21

  • MALE CHORUS ANNIVERSARY: 6 p.m., Beachum Grove Baptist Church, 8877 Battle Road. (225) 683-8119.



  • CALLED TO WORSHIP CONFERENCE NEW MANTLE OF WORSHIP: 10:30 a.m., Greenwell Springs Baptist Church, 19421 Greenwell Springs Road. (225) 243-7210.


Sunday, March 22

  • PACK-THE-PEWS FOR JESUS: 9:30 a.m., Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 12144 La. 416. Earl Singleton will speak.



  • ST. JOSEPH’S ALTAR: Noon, St. John the Evangelist Church, 57805 Main St.


  • IBERVILLE PARISH CHORUS REHEARSAL: 7 p.m., Plymouth Rock Baptist Church, 58830 Iron Farm Road.

Monday, March 23

March 23-25

  • GORDON EXPLOSION: 7 p.m. nightly, St. Peter Baptist Church, 58116 Court St. Spring Crusade Revival featuring on March 23 the Rev. S.C. Gordon Jr., pastor of New Zion Baptist Church in New Orleans and president of the Louisiana Missionary Baptist State Convention; on March 24 the Rev. Moses Gordon II, pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church in New Orleans; and March 25, Rev. Moses Gordon III, pastor of First African Sixth Baptist Church in New Orleans. The Iberville Parish Chorus will sing March 23-24.



  • WOMEN’S RETREAT: Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road. JoAnn Forbes will lead women of all denominations through understanding how they are made through prayer, laughter, music, love and fellowship. $100 per day for commuters, double-shared room is $180, or single private room $210. (225) 294-5039 or


  • BEING A REAL APOSTLE: 9 a.m., Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville road. A day of prayer with a program by Sister Rose Bowen on how everyone can be a real apostle here and now. $35. (225) 294-5039 or

Saturday, March 28

  • LIVING A SPIRITUAL LIFE: 9 a.m., Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road. A Day of Prayer with Father Albert Hasse, an award-winning author. He will give presentations dealing with the true self and the false self. $35. There will also be a vigil Mass at 4 p.m. (225) 294-5039 or

    Sunday, March 22

    • SPRING MUSICAL: 1:30 p.m., Greater Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 9090 Section Road. The senior choir’s musical with special guests Terrell Griffin and the Da’ Vocalairs.

    Saturday, March 28

    • GOSPEL EXPLOSION: 6 p.m., Second Baptist Church of West Baton Rouge, 3261 Southern Pacific Road. The West Baton Rouge Parish Mass Choir’s annual event with Shirley & Gospel Determinators, Light House Gospel Singers, Terrell & DA: Vocalairs, Fisher Cavaliers and Audery & Voices of Distinction. $15-$20. (225) 344-3055.

    Sunday, March 29

    • ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: 2 p.m., Greater Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 9090 Section Road. One-year anniversary celebration of the Rev. Michael P. Joseph Jr. Special guests are the Rev. Dr. Michael Byrd and the New Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church.



    • HARZTELL UMC MEN AND WOMEN DAY CELEBRATION: 3 p.m., Rosedale, 15630 Live Oak. Pastor Karl Clark of Jordan United Methodist Church and congregation will be the special guest. (225) 337-1484 or



    • REVIVAL: 7 p.m., Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, La. 965. West Feliciana Ministers Conference Revival.



    • WOMEN’S CONFERENCE: 7 p.m. nightly, Shekinah Glory, 10164 North Line St. Third annual Rehoboth Women’s Conference.

    Saturday, March 21

    • SPRING GOSPEL MUSICAL: 7 p.m., Shekinah Glory, 10164 North Line St. Featuring a number of speakers, soloists, choirs and groups in performance.



    • WORSHIP SERVICE: 10 a.m., New Fellowship Baptist Church, 4756 La. 412 East.


    • BIBLE STUDY: New Fellowship Baptist Church, 4756 La. 412 East.

    Sunday, March 22

    • MIRACLE & DELIVERANCE SERVICE: New Fellowship Baptist Church, 4756 La. 412 East.