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Rev. Marques A. Braggs

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Baker

Sunday, Dec. 10

African Children's Choir: 6:30 p.m., Baker Municipal Auditorium, 3325 Groom Road. Hosted by His Grace and Christ Church, the choir will perform African songs and dances. Admission is free but donations will be taken. The choir is a nonprofit humanitarian and relief organization dedicated to helping Africa's most vulnerable children.

Baton Rouge

Sunday, Nov. 26

Service: 7:30 a.m., Greater King David Baptist Church, 7305 Harry Drive. (225) 927-4035.

Appreciation Service: 7:30 p.m., Jordan Stone Baptist Church, 8523 Thelma St. The church will honor the Rev. Emma Woods, ministers Angie Singleton and Linda Forture. The Rev. Raymond Plain will speak.

Pastor's Anniversary: 8 a.m., Mount Herman Baptist Church, 1293 N. 36th St. The church will celebrate the 28th anniversary of the Rev. Albert Anderson III. 

Sunday School & New Members' Class: 9:30 a.m., Promised Land Baptist Church, 7234 Plank Road. (225) 358-7772.

Sunday School: 9:45 a.m., Greater King David Baptist Church, 222 Blount Road. Men's Day Service at 11 a.m. (225) 775-2343. 

Service: 10 a.m., The Church of Scientology Mission of Baton Rouge, 9716 Airline Highway. (225) 928-7804. 

Youth Sunday Worship Service: 10:30 a.m., Highest Praise Family Worship Center, 1965 Highland Road. (225) 733-4648.

Service: 11 a.m., Campus of Camelot College, 2618 Wooddale Blvd. Join Power in the Word World Ministries with Ronnie L. Williams, pastor. pwwm.org.

Seven Seals: 1 p.m., Cathedral of Faith Ministry, 2681 Valley St. Church leaders will speak about the Seven Vials of Revelation.

Wednesday, Nov. 29

Bible Study: Noon, Greater King David Baptist Church, 7305 Harry Drive. (225) 927-4035.

Bible Study: 6:30 p.m., Greater King David Baptist Church, 222 Blount Road. (225) 775-2343.

Midweek Service: 7 p.m., Promised Land Baptist Church, 7234 Plank Road. Bible study and children's church. (225) 358-7772.

Bible Study: 7 p.m., Campus of Camelot College, 2618 Wooddale Blvd. Join Power in the Word World Ministries with Ronnie L. Williams, pastor. pwwm.org.

Thursday, Nov. 30

Bible Study: 6:30 p.m., Highest Praise Family Worship Center, 1965 Highland Road. (225) 733-4648.

Saturday, Dec. 2

Christmas Fellowship: 2 p.m., Greater King David Baptist Church, 222 Blount Road. The Christmas gathering of the Fourth District Ushers' Ministry.

Sunday, Dec. 3

Anniversary: 2 p.m., New St. John Baptist Church, 1455 S. St. The church will celebrate the seventh anniversary of Marques A. Braggs, pastor. The Rev. Leo D. Cyrus, pastor of the Second Baptist Church and the New Hope Baptist Church, will speak. (225) 383-5280.

La Posada, The Journey of the Wise Men: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Cypress Springs Mercedarian Prayer Center, 17560 George O'Neal Road. Hear about the journey of the Wise Men and why they brought gifts. Then follow the shepherd in search of the Holy Family. There will be a petting zoo and pony rides. cypressspringsprayercenter.org.

Service: 4 p.m., Neely United Methodist Church, 1755 Thomas Delpit Drive. If you need a ride, call (225) 772-5445.

Performance: 7 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, 205 N. Fourth St. Hear Joseph's version of the Christmas story in a special presentation written and performed by John Maxwell. A catered spaghetti dinner will be served at 6 p.m. in Bishops Hall. Children and younger teens will create Advent wreaths and enjoy other activities during the performance. Cost is $10; free for children. Reservations are required at stjamesbr.org/maxwell2017 or at the church office during business hours. (225) 387-5141.

Thursday, Dec. 7

Performance: 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary, 763 North Blvd. The church will present Handel's "Messiah." Local orchestra members, LSU students and the Chancel Choir are collaborating on the production. Admission is free. fpcbr.org, (225) 387-0617.

Friday, Dec. 8

Christmas Gala: 7 p.m., Women's Club, 259 East Blvd. The Greater Sixty Aid Baptist Church's annual Christmas Gala. Tickets are $30. Call (225) 766-5773. Deadline for tickets is Nov. 30. Attire is dressy. Lots of prizes will be given away, including a $200 gift certificate towards a three-course dinner for six served in your home. There will be praise and worship, food and live musical entertainment.

Saturday, Dec. 9

Light Up The Night Christmas Gala: 7 p.m., Lod Cook Alumni Center, 3838 W. Lakeshore Drive. United Christian Faith Ministries' event includes fine dining, live music, games, prizes and a silent auction. Formal attire. Mix & Mingle hour starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $60. Visit ucfministries.org for tickets. (225) 927-1161, church office; (225) 927-7059, events office.

Sunday, Dec. 10

African Children's Choir: 9 a.m., Florida Boulevard Baptist Church, 10915 Florida Blvd. The choir will perform African songs and dances. Admission is free but donations will be taken. The choir is a nonprofit humanitarian and relief organization dedicated to helping Africa's most vulnerable children.

Clinton

Wednesday, Nov. 29

Bible Study: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 6148 Gilead Road. Every Wednesday. (225) 683-5070.

Denham Springs

Dec. 1-2

Community Nativity Celebration: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 25367 Riverton Drive. The community is invited to celebrate the birth of Jesus through nativity displays and musical performances from community organizations, individuals of other faith, local school choirs and more. Visit facebook.com/DSLouisiana for more information. 

Plaquemine

Sundays

Church Musician Sought: 9:45 a.m., St. Peter Baptist Church, 58116 Court St. (225) 687-6618 or (225) 938-2474.

Sunday, Dec. 10

Concert: 4 p.m., St. Peter Baptist Church, 58116 Court St. The Annual "Sounds of Christmas" concert by the Iberville Parish Choir. Choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, at the church. For more information, (225) 687-6618 or (225) 938-2474.

Port Allen

Sunday, Nov. 26

Program: 11:30 a.m., Christ Baptist Church, 6623 U.S. 190 W. The church will hold its annual Mission Fellowship Program. The Rev. Mary Ellen Hall, associate minister from Israelite Baptist Church, will speak. (225) 343-0036.

Slaughter

Sunday, Dec. 3

Pastor's Anniversary: 2 p.m., The New Hope Baptist Church, 1405 La. 409. The church will celebrate the Rev. James M. Turner's 11th anniversary. The Rev. Joseph Quincy and the congregation of New Galilee Baptist Church will be special guests.

Tickfaw

Friday, Dec. 31

Christmas Concert: 6:30 p.m., Good Fellowship Church/Mike Vaughn Ministries, 13101 La. 442 W. Mike Vaughn and Glynn Fendalason host a Southern Gospel Christmas Fest. Special guest artists are Randy and Sherri Miller, of Nashville. Free concert; a love offering will be taken. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and singing starts at 6:30 p.m. Concession stand available with plate lunches. For more information, call (985) 974-0507, or visit mvmgoodnews.com.

Zachary

Sunday, Nov. 26

Service: 8 a.m., Oak Grove Christian Center, 8755 Port Hudson-Pride Road. (225) 654-7392.

Service: 9 a.m., Open Door Fellowship Life Center, 4415 Avenue A. (225) 654-1000.

Wednesday, Nov. 29

Bible Study: 6:30 p.m., Oak Grove Christian Center, 8755 Port Hudson-Pride Road. (225) 654-7392.

Centreville, Miss.

Saturday, Dec. 2

Concert: 5 p.m., Nathaniel Baptist Church, Miss. 33 S. A "Musical Extravaganza" will include the William Sisters of Baton Rouge as special guests. All choirs, soloists, groups, instruments and praise teams are welcome to participate. (601) 645-0321.