Taste Feast: 3 p.m., Addis Community Center, 7520 La. 1 South. Fourth District Young People annual Taste Feast. Donation of $5 to benefit Youth Ministry activities. (225) 778-1710.

Baton Rouge


Women’s Empowerment Conference: 8 a.m., Wisdom Rock Ministries, 3770 Maribel Drive. The theme is “I Ain’t Going Out Like That, Because The Purpose of My Pain is to Possess My Promise.” Ruthel Johnson, of Temple of Deliverance Apostolic Ministry, will speak. (225) 280-6154 or (225) 268-7699.

Clothing Giveaway: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Greater Beulah Baptist Church, 955 E. Polk St. Clothing is available for children and adults in all sizes. Free. (225) 343-5610.

MIME Workshop: 11 a.m., Full Gospel UPC, 6729 Mickens Road. Edwin Moye will discuss body motions, using space and creating objects in “The Mind of a Mime, Step It Up!” workshop. (225) 936-5565.

Young Adults Ministry in Service: 1 p.m., Southern University, at the Southern sign near the mini-dome. The Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church’s YAMS will meet as part of the church’s ongoing campus ministry. Participants will meet with students who desire prayer or just a listening ear. (225) 907-4663.


Church Anniversary: 7 a.m., Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 736 N. 35th St. Worship service in honor of the church anniversary.

Women’s Day Service: 7 a.m., New Jerusalem Baptist Church, 1627 Thomas H. Delpit Drive. The theme is “Women of God Breaking Chains-Phil. 1:9-11.” The Rev. Gloria Johnson, of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, will speak. Special music by the NJBC Women’s Chorus.

Family & Friends Day: 8 a.m., First Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, 575 Education St. Annual Family and Friends Day worship service. Pastor Henry J. Brown will speak.

Worship Services: 9 a.m., Mount Moriah Family Baptist Church, 15366 Old Hammond Highway.

Worship Services: 9-11 a.m., The New Christland Baptist Church, 5685 Robertson Ave.

Back to Church: 10:45 a.m., Comite Baptist Church, 12250 Greenwell Springs Road. Celebration of National Back to Church Sunday. A pastry breakfast will be served before worship. (225) 275-3382.

Youth Program: 11 a.m., Beech Grove Baptist Church, 9455 Elm Grove Garden. The Rev. Emma Woods will speak. (225) 936-1159.

Women’s Day Celebration: 11 a.m., Bethel AME Church, 1358 South St. State Sen. Sharon Weston Broome will speak.

Holy Communion Service: 11 a.m., New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 318 Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive. Pastor Green will speak and the senior choir will perform under the direction of Dwight Anderson. Free. (225) 939-8827.

Pastor Anniversary: 1:30 p.m., Second Mount Olive Baptist Church, 11741 Perkins Road. Celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Rev. Lenn R. Alexander Sr. The Rev. Morris Jackson and the Evergreen Baptist Church of Ethel will be guests.

Pastoral Anniversary: 3 p.m., Greater St. Michael Baptist Church, 1619 N. 37th St. Celebration in honor of the 15th anniversary of Pastor Melissa Dunn-Davis.

Science & Faith Live Simulcast: 6-8 p.m., Christ Covenant Church, 1700 Lee Drive. Author Eric Mataxas will host the simulcast featuring Oxford University professor John Lennox and author Stephen Meyer. Free. (225) 924-2269.


Nature Walk: 9-11 a.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2021 Tara Blvd. Free, but reservations required. (225) 267-5600.

Computer Class: 6-8:30 p.m., Mirror of Grace Outreach, 921 N. Lobdell Blvd. Suite E. Microsoft Powerpoint class.

Women Leaders in Scripture: 10-11:30 a.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 3552 Morning Glory Ave. The Rev. Robin McCullough-Bade will lead. Free, but reservations required. (225) 267-5600.


Atheist and Agnostics: 6:30-8:30 p.m., The Londoner, 4215 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd. Dinner and conversation with Capital Area Atheist and Agnostics.


Catholic Charismatic Movement: 7 p.m., St. Alphonus Church, 14040 Greenwell Springs Road. Deacon Ronnie Hebert, Renee Elliott and others will speak on the Charismatic prayer life. (225) 773-8936.


A Roast: 7 p.m., McKinley Alumni Center, 1520 Thomas H. Delpit Drive. A roast honoring the Rev. Donald R. Sterling, of Israelite Baptist Church, who is in his fifth year of service. $25. (225) 344-3553 or

Saturday, Sept. 27

Dementia Care: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Catholic Life Center, 1800 S. Acadian Thruway. The Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge’s Marriage and Family Life Office, Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area and the Baton Rouge General Medical Center Senior Program will present “Embracing Body, Mind and Spirit in Dementia Care.” Sister Janet Franklin will speak. Admission is $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Lunch is included. (225) 242-0323.

Day of Compassion: Broadmoor United Methodist Church sponsored event. Volunteer teams will work on 17 different community projects. The public is invited to participate., (225) 229-3053 or (225) 924-6269.

Sunday, Sept. 28

World Peace Day Opening Ceremony: 2 p.m., Louisiana State Capitol, N. Third St. Artwork by youth will be displayed in the rotunda. Oct. 1 is the official World Peace Day in Louisiana. (225) 267-5600.

Fall Concert: 3 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 763 North Blvd. Free concert by the Baton Rouge Concert Band.

Anniversary Celebration: 3 p.m., The New Christ Land Baptist Church, 5685 Robertson Ave., Deacon and Deaconess anniversary celebration.

Monday, Sept. 29

2015 Iron Sharpens Iron: 7 p.m., Istrouma Baptist Church, 10500 Sam Rushing Drive. One-day conference for men.

Sept. 30 - Oct. 2

EBR Leadership School: 6-9 p.m., Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 9700 Scenic Highway. The theme is “Solidarity with the Savior Through His Witness.” Five courses will be offered and course cards issued for completed requirements. (225) 774-7896.

Saturday, Oct. 4

The Inclusivity of Jesus in Luke’s Gospel: 9 a.m. to noon, St. Joseph’s Academy, 3080 Kleinert Ave. Presented by Sister Janet Franklin, includes talks, reflections and sharing. $40. (225) 383-3349 or

Chronic Illness Support Group: 11 a.m. to noon, St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 12663 Perkins Road. (225) 337-1633.



Appreciation Ceremony: 3 p.m., Breath of Life Christian Center, 11214 Bank St. Ceremony to honor Bishop Edward L. Brooks Jr. and Lady Karen Brooks. Pastor Dandridge L. Brooks Sr. and the Rose Hill and St. James Baptist churches will be guests. (225) 368-7500.

Denham Springs


Revival: 7 p.m., Apostolic Assembly of Christ Temple, 48123 La. 16. On Saturday, Pastor Ronnie Smith, of Jesus Ministries, will speak. On Sunday, Elder Leroy Hatch, of King of Kings Revival Ministries, will speak. (225) 324-5768/



Praise & Worship Service: 9 a.m., Beachum Grove Baptist Church, 8877 Battle Road.

Gospel Musical: 3 p.m., Beachum Grove Baptist Church, 8877 Battle Road. Featuring the Lighthouse Seniors Gospel Singers, of Baton Rouge; the Crown Seekers, of New Orleans and The Angola Gospel Band.

Sunday, Sept. 28

Church Anniversary: 9 a.m., Beachum Grove Baptist Church, 8877 Battle Road. Honoring the church’s 141st year.

Greenwell Springs


Renewed Hope: 7 p.m., St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 14040 Greenwell Springs Road. Deacon Ronnie Hebert and Renee Elliott will host a talk about charismatic prayer life. (225) 773-8936.

Grosse Tete


Family Festival: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., St. Joseph Church, 76940 Gum St. Raffles, bingo, a country store, silent auction, horseshoe tournament, volleyball tournament and entertainment for children. Fried chicken dinners will be served from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; cold beverages and desserts will be available for purchase. (225) 648-2977.



Generation 2 Generation 2014: 6 p.m., The Family Church, 223 Stone Ave. Seminar for women. Free, but registration required. Childcare, $5. (337) 234-0214.


Joli Night Worship & Stories: 6:30 p.m., Crossroads Church, 150 Verona Drive. Free, but tickets required. Childcare for single mothers available. (337) 234-4308.

Friday, Oct. 3

Adore: 6 p.m., East Bayou Baptist Church, 2234 Kaliste Saloom Road.



Pastor Anniversary: 3 p.m., Greater Bethany Baptist Church, 10000 La. 77. Celebration of Pastor C. A. Robinson’s 15th year. The Rev. Desmond Robinson, of Houston, will speak.



Pastor Appreciation: 11 a.m., Union Baptist Church, 17038 La. 67. In appreciation of the Rev. Jesse Williams. The Rev. Lanquios Payne will speak. (225) 683-5531.



Pastors In Concert: 7 p.m., St. Peter Baptist Church, 58116 Court St. Featured soloists include the Revs. Gregory Coates, Marques Braggs, Ricardo Handy, Clyde McNell, Lionel Johnson, John Jordan Jr., Lee T. Wesley, Willie Richard, Michael Washington, James Riley, Cleveland Washington, Michael Otkins, Dennis Lawrence, Shannon Warner, George Pierce, Gerrard Robinson, Chris Hudlestohn, Mark Stewart, Ronald Sutton, Bishop Calvin Emery and Michael Pearl. Special guest Bobby Williams and guest musician Van Smith Jr.


Saturday, Sept. 27

75 years of Dominican Sisters at Rosaryville: 10 a.m., Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road, Holy Rosary Chapel. Mass of Celebration with Bishop Robert W. Muench. A reception follows in Rosary Hall. RSVP at (225) 294-5039.

Tuesday, Sept. 30

Spiritual Book Sharing: 10 a.m., Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road. A lecture on Richard Rohr’s “Immortal Diamond.” Cost is $50, includes book and material.

Friday, Oct. 3

Overcome Women Retreat: 5 p.m., Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road. Shirley Brown, Shona Chavis and Jackie Harewood will speak. Free.

Port Allen


Church Anniversary: 11:30 a.m., Christ Baptist Church, 6623 La. 190 W. Celebration of the church’s 78th anniversary. Guests will be the Rev. Larry James and the Second Baptist Church.



Lord’s Supper: 11:30 a.m., St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 10151 Noel Thomas Lane. Pastor Huddleston will speak.

Sunday, Sept. 28

Family & Friends Day: 2 p.m., New Fellowship Baptist Church, 4736 La. 412. The Rev. Henry Brown and the Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church will be guests.

St. Francisville


Women’s Day Program: 11 a.m., Star Hill Baptist Church, 12331 Powell Station Road. The Rev. Velma Matthews will speak.

Family & Friends day: 2 p.m., Pleasant Green Baptist Church, 13219 Weaver Road. Pastor Burnett King, of the McKowen, Mount Carmel and Hickory Grove Baptist Church, will speak.



Services: 7:30 p.m., Open Faith Door Ministry, Best Western Inn conference room, 4030 La. 19. Pastor Timothy Glasper and Co-pastors Deandrea and Courtney Glasper.

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