• A NIGHT OF INTERCESSION & WORSHIP ... THE EXPERIENCE!: Shepherd’s Gate International Ministries, 6867 Van Gogh Ave.
  • “THE ONLY CHRISTMAS PAGEANT IN TOWN”: 3 p.m., Jefferson Baptist Church, 9135 Jefferson Highway. An original holiday production by Jefferson Baptist. Free.
  • DETERMINED OF BATON ROUGE MUSICAL: 6 p.m., Greater Mount Canaan Baptist Church, 5820 Evangeline St.


  • SINGLES ENRICHMENT WEEKEND: The Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4555 Fairfields Ave. The theme is “Single, But Never Alone.” An annual convocation sponsored by the Southwest Region Conference of Seventh-day Adventists headquartered in Dallas, Texas, it will feature singles 18 and older from throughout the U.S.


  • USHER MINISTRY ANNIVERSARY: 8 a.m., St. Joseph Baptist Church, 2510 Tennessee St. 74th year Usher Ministry Anniversary. Minister Linda Reed, associate minister of the St. Mary Baptist Church, will speak.
  • WORSHIP SERVICE: 11 a.m., The Metropolitan Community Church of Baton Rouge, 7747 Tom Drive. (225) 248-0404.
  • “LAS POSADAS”: 3 p.m., St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 17510 Monitor Ave. A production. Refreshments and caroling to follow.
  • MINISTER’S APPRECIATION SERVICE: 3 p.m., Little Rising Sun Baptist Church, 1275 South 16th St. To honor Minister Faith Ashton, the Rev. Emma Woods and the Rev. Julia Kennedy, who assists Elder Marshall Hall.
  • HANDEL’S MESSIAH: 4:30 p.m., Our Lady of Mercy Church, 445 Marquette Ave. Performances by local soloists Michael Hendrick, Alissa Rowe, Alisha Rosa and Sean Matassa. Free, but all donations to benefit the OLOM Music Ministry.


  • NURSING HOME VISITATION: 10 a.m., Heritage House Manor, 1335 Wooddale Blvd. Greater Mount Gideon Baptist Church Mission Ministry with director, the Rev. Emma Woods, will bring Christmas gifts. Sister Vera Ellois and Woods will speak. (225) 937-1159.


  • NURSING HOME VISITATION: 10 a.m., Heritage House Manor, 1335 Wooddale Blvd. The East Baton Rouge Parish Women’s Auxiliary with director, Sister Virginia Ventress, Sister Joyce Patin, the Rev. Emma Woods, Sister Rosa M. Jones, Sister Linda Coleman, Sister Joyce Lloyd, Sister Mary Jetson and others will bring Christmas gifts. Woods and the Rev. Emily Stewart will speak. (225) 937-1159.
  • PROPHECY BIBLE STUDY: 7 p.m., The Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4555 Fairfields Ave.


  • MID-WEEK COMMUNION SERVICE: 6:30 p.m., St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 17510 Monitor Ave. Worship, scriptures, silence for reflection, prayer and music. Child care provided.

Saturday, Dec. 20

  • CLOTHING GIVEAWAY: 10 a.m., Greater Beulah Baptist Church, 955 E. Polk St. Free clothing in various sizes.

Sunday, Dec. 21

  • YOUNG PEOPLE’S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: 11 a.m., Beach Grove Baptist Church, 9455 Elm Grove Garden Drive. The Rev. Emma Woods will speak.

Tuesday, Dec. 23

  • MEDITATION AND DEEKSHA: 6 p.m., The Red Shoes, 2303 Government St. Deeksha is a divine energy transfer that brings about growth in consciousness and a quality of life experience. $5 suggested donation.

Wednesday, Dec. 24

  • CHRISTMAS MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE: 9 a.m., Oasis Christian Church, 4524 E. Brookstown Drive. (225) 355-8274 or
  • CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES: St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 17510 Monitor Ave.
  • CHRISTMAS CONCERT: 3 p.m., Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 2250 Main St. Annual concert combining traditional carols with English, Celtic, African, Ancient Latin and contemporary selections. Free.



  • FAITH, HOPE & LOVE: 6-8 p.m., First United Methodist Church of Denham Springs Casual Worship Center, 319 Mattie St. Enjoy food, fellowship and a musical celebration by the worship bands, dancers, vocal ensemble and wind ensemble of Luke 10:27.



  • CHRISTMAS PRODUCTION: 10:30 a.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Monday, St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, 5956 La. 19.
  • PASTOR’S ANNIVERSARY: 4 p.m., Beachum Grove Baptist Church, 8877 Battle Road. To honor the Rev. Sterling Wrights. The Rev. Gerard Robinson and the congregation of McKowen Baptist Church will be the special guests. (225) 683-8119.



  • CLASSIC CHRISTMAS WITH DAVID PHELPS: 7 p.m., Greenwell Springs Baptist Church, 19421 Greenwell Springs Road. A performance with the Greenwell Springs Choir.



  • PASTOR’S ANNIVERSARY: 2 p.m., Imani Temple Christian Congregation, 23640 Marshall St. Second annual pastor’s anniversary and appreciation for the Rev. Hurice Oubre Jr.
  • CHRISTMAS CONCERT: 4 p.m., St. Peter Baptist Church, 58116 Court St. The Iberville Parish Choir, under the auspices of the Iberville Parish Ministers Conference, will present its fifth annual “The Sounds of Christmas” concert. The concert will portray the birth, life, works and love and power of Jesus. The pastors of the conference will serve as narrators. Soloists from various churches in the area will be featured. Special guests include John Gray, trumpet; Gregory Martin, saxophonist; Jimmy Ramirez, guest soloist; and guest director the Rev. Dr. Thomas Brown, of Marrero. Alcide Simmons, Bobby Williams, Richelle Richardson, Donaldson Richardson and Chris Howard will serve as musicians. The Rev. Van Smith Jr. is music coordinator/vice conference president as director and musician; the Rev. Lee T. Wesley, conference president.

Saturday, Dec. 20

  • YOU SAVED OR NAH? YOUTH & YOUNG ADULT SPIRITUAL AWAKENING: 9 a.m., Mount Zion Baptist Church II Inner City, 24400 Eleanor Road. Hosted by CAY2ROSS Youth Ministry, there will be praise and worship, breakout sessions for kids, teens, young adults and parents. Parent sessions are from 9 a.m. to noon. Youth and young adult registration cost is $15 and includes lunch and shirt, parents attend free. (225) 687-7750.

Sunday, Dec. 21

  • PASTOR APPRECIATION SERVICE: 11 a.m., St. Matthew Baptist Church, 22910 Warren St. Celebration of the Rev. Nolon C. Carlin’s 30th anniversary as pastor. The Rev. Keith Branch, of Mount Bethel Baptist Church of Baton Rouge, will speak.



  • CENTERING PRAYER: 7 p.m. Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road. A method designed to facilitate the development of contemplative prayer. It is an attempt to present the teaching of earlier times in an updated form. Free. (225) 294-5039.

Saturday, Dec. 20

  • AN ADVENT REFLECTION: 7 p.m., Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road. The prayer service will be followed with a light reception and hot chocolate.






  • INSTALLATION SERVICES: 4 p.m., Greater Hollywood Baptist Church, 9099 Sligo Road. To honor Road John Thompson, conducted by the West Feliciana Parish Minister’s Conference along with the Fourth District Missionary Baptist Association.


Sunday, Dec. 21

  • LORD SUPPER: 11:30 a.m., St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 10151 Noel Thomas Lane. Pastor Huddleston will speak.


Sunday, Dec. 21

  • END OF THE YEAR MUSICAL: Canceled. Mount Wade Baptist Church, 21255 Reames Road.