BAKER

Saturday

  • CLOTHING GIVE AWAY: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Shady Grove 1st Missionary Baptist Church, 16443 Plank Road. Free clothes for men, women and children. A short fellowship will be held at noon with light refreshments.

Sunday

  • CELEBRATION OF BLACK HISTORY: 9 a.m., Evening Star Baptist Church, 16301 Al Sanford Road. Special presentation by Brother Robert Fisher. Art exhibits by Antoine Mitchell and leather crafts by Brother Gary Spears.
  • 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.(225) 775-3127.

Friday

  • FELLOWSHIP FRIDAY’S: 6:30 p.m., New Covenant Christian Center, 6515 Myrtle St. Men’s fellowship every first and third Fridays; women’s every second and fourth. (225) 775-3127.

Sunday, Feb. 21

  • FAMILY & FRIENDS DAY: 3 p.m., Evening Star Baptist Church, 16301 Al Sanford Road. The Rev. Clee Lowe, pastor of Mount Carmel Baptist Church, will speak.

BATON ROUGE

Saturday

  • SERVICE DAY: 9:30 a.m., Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church, 8742 Scenic Highway. The Daughters of Naomi will celebrate their first Daughters of Naomi Day of Service, the goal of which is to “help to feed our world,” with a mission to present at least 200 nonperishable food items to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. The group meets from 9:30 a.m. to noon on the second and third Saturdays at the church. For more information, call Annette Yancy at (225) 933-7475 or Karen Jackson at (225) 383-4320.
  • PASTOR’S RELOCATION: 11:30 a.m., Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4555 Fairfields Ave. Farewell sermon of church Pastor Robert L. Davis, who with his family is relocating to Denver to pastor the Park Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church. He has been senior pastor at the Berean Church for the last five years. A farewell fellowship dinner will follow in the church’s annex.
  • FREE PARENTING WISELY PROGRAM: 5 p.m., Mirror of Grace Outreach, 921 N. Lobdell Blvd.. This program offers effective family communication, extended family values, child growth and development of healthy self-esteem. The goal is to reduce high-risk behaviors/consequences associated with alcohol, tobacco and other drug use by addressing the related casual factors. It will provide parents with a wide variety of child-rearing strategies and skills. Visit mirrorofgrace.org or call (225) 300-4528.

Pastor Appreciation: 6 p.m., Abounding Love Ministries, 7076 Hooper Road. Honoring Pastor Adriane White.

Sunday

  • BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM: 7 a.m., Little Rising Sun Baptist Church, 1275 S. 16th St. The Rev. Emma Woods will speak.
  • BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM: 7 a.m., New St. Luke Baptist Church, 538 South Blvd. Judge John Michael Guidry will speak.
  • SPECIAL PROGRAM: 8 a.m., Greater St. Michael Baptist Church, 1619 N. 37th St. Women in Red and Men in Black program.
  • BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM: 9 a.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, 15360 Live Oak St. Judge John Michael Guidry will speak.
  • FOUNDER’S DAY: 11 a.m., Allen Chapel A.M.E., 6175 Scenic Highway. Judge John Michael Guidry will speak.
  • FAMILY & FRIENDS DAY: 11 a.m., The Power In The Word World Ministries Church, Camelot College, 2618 Wooddale Blvd. Food and refreshments will be served immediately following the service.
  • SACRED JAZZ SUNDAY: 11 a.m., The First Presbyterian Church of Scotlandville, 1246 Rosenwald Road. Charles Winslow Jr. and the Dallas Jazz Quartet and Myrna Beckett-Burnside will perform.
  • CATHOLIC SCOUT TRAINING: 1 p.m., Our Lady of Mercy, 445 Marquette Ave. Several religious emblems are available for Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. Adults are needed to work with our scout units. Email info.ccosbr.net.
  • PASTOR’S ANNIVERSARY: 3 p.m., Greater Beulah Baptist Church, 955 E. Polk Street. Celebrating Pastor Mallet’s 10th anniversary. info@greaterbeulahbc.com.
  • ORDINATION: 3 p.m., Highest Praise Family Worship Center Church, 1965 Highland Road. Ordination of Deaconess/Mother of Ministry Hattie J. Lang.

New Bible Study: 6 p.m., Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 9340 Florida Blvd. The last week of Jesus’ life as recorded in the Gospel of Mark will be taught by the Rev. Joe Reggin in the pastor’s study. The sessions also will be taught at 10-11:30 a.m. Mondays in Naylor Hall. The study is based on “The Last Week” by Marcus Borg and John D. Crossan. (225) 924-4271.

Monday

  • LENTEN STUDY “ PARABLES AND PASSION”: 10:30 a.m., St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 17510 Monitor Ave. This book and study offer a way to deeply experience Lent. Sessions also will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Register online or call the church office. (225) 752-2903 or SAUMCBR.com.

Tuesday

  • GENERAL ASSEMBLY: 9 a.m., Church of the Way Presbyterian Church, 250 S. Foster Drive. Dr. Heath Rada, moderator of the national Presbyterian Church, will speak. The Rev. Ted Roeling, senior pastor of Church of the Way, will be elected moderator.
  • GET ORGANIZED: 11 a.m., Oak Lodge Reception Center, 2834 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd. Luncheon is $22. Alyssa Trosclair, a certified professional organizer, will speak to the Baton Rouge Christian Women on “Tips and Strategies for Getting Organized.” Guest singer will be Jimmie Porterfield. For information, contact (225) 362-3588 or email sherry316@cox.net
  • FREE PARENTING WISELY PROGRAM: 5 p.m., Mirror of Grace Outreach, 921 N. Lobdell Blvd.. This program offers effective family communication, extended family values, child growth and development of healthy self-esteem. The goal is to reduce high-risk behaviors/consequences associated with alcohol, tobacco and other drug use by addressing the related casual factors. It will provide parents with a wide variety of child-rearing strategies and skills. Visit mirrorofgrace.org or call (225) 300-4528.

Wednesday

  • WINTER SMALL GROUP STUDY: 10:30 a.m., St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 17510 Monitor Ave. Short-term study on the book “Meet the Good People: 7 Ways to Share your Faith.” SAUMCBR.com.
  • HOUR OF MERCY: 6:15 p.m., St. Agnes Church, 749 East Blvd. Introduction to Mercy and the Hour of Mercy Series by Monsignor Robert H. Berggreen, pastor of St. Mary of False River Church in New Roads.
  • BLACK HISTORY MONTH SPEAKER: 6:30 p.m., Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 5262 Prescott Road. Dr. Lisa Delpit will speak.
  • MIDWEEK LENTEN SERVICE: 6:30 p.m., St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 17510 Monitor Ave. “Broken Vessel Restored.” Communion will be served. Childcare provided. SAUMCBR.com.
  • LENTEN SERVICE: 7 p.m., Bethel AME Church, 1358 S. Blvd. (225) 344-6931.

Thursday

  • BIBLE STUDY: 1 p.m., Christ in the City, 320 Third St. Led by Wendi Poirrier, co-producer of “Classic Restoration,” filmed locally, which explores the parable of the Prodigal Son. Free. Bring your lunch. (225) 397-6393.

Friday

  • LENTEN GUMBO: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, 205 N. Fourth St. Volunteers will serve gumbo lunches of either shrimp or chicken and sausage gumbo along with Sensation Salad, bread and a dessert. Dine in at Bishops Hall or call (225) 387-5141 between 8-10 a.m. on Fridays to place drive-through pickup orders. The gumbo lunches are the sole fundraiser for the Episcopal Church Women’s outreach projects.

Saturday, Feb. 20

  • KIDNEY HEALTH SCREENING: 8:30 a.m., Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 9700 Scenic Highway. Free testing: urine and blood test for kidney function, glucose and protein, blood pressure and BMI. Educational information will be available. Kidney screenings are recommended if you are 18 years or older and have one or more of the following: diabetes, high blood pressure, or a parent, grandparent, brother or sister with these conditions or kidney disease. No appointment or fasting required.
  • FOURTH DISTRICT WORKSHOP: 10 a.m., Israelite Missionary Baptist Church, 1841 Thomas Delpit Drive. For Young People adult leaders and sponsors. The workshop theme is “A Call to Leadership,” presented by the Rev. Nelson Shaw. For information, contact Linda Coleman at (225) 778-1710.
  • HOT MEAL AND CLOTHING: 11 a.m., Sweet Home Baptist Church, 343 W. Buchanan St. The church ministry will provide a hot meal and clothing to those in need. (225) 343-0322.

stamp unveiling: 1 p.m., Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1358 South Blvd. In celebration of the 200th anniversary of The African Methodist Episcopal Church, the second unveiling of the Richard Allen Black Heritage Stamp will be held. Bishop Julius H. McAllister, president of the Council of Bishops of The African Methodist Episcopal Church and prelate of the Eighth District, will speak.

Sunday, Feb. 21

  • WALL OF FAME SERVICE: 7 a.m., New Jerusalem Baptist Church, 1627 Thomas H. Delpit Drive. The church will induct the Rev. Lee T. Wesley into its African-American Wall of Fame. Wesley has been pastor of Community Bible Baptist Church for 27 years and of Plymouth Rock Baptist Church in Plaquemine for 14 years. He is also president of the Iberville Parish Ministers Conference.
  • BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM: 8 a.m., St. Joseph Baptist Church, 2510 Tennessee St. Judge John Michael Guidry will speak. Also Brotherhood/Sisterhood Observance at the service.

black history program: 11 a.m., Beech Grove Baptist Church, 9455 Elm Grove Garden Drive. The Rev. Emma Woods will speak.

Tuesday, Feb. 23

  • WORKSHOP ON ‘HOW TO GROW YOUR MINISTRY’: 9 a.m., Crowne Plaza Executive Center, 4728 Constitution Ave. Discover technology that helps grow your ministry. For more information, contact (800) 773-7570 or http://www.eventbrite.com

Wednesday, Feb. 24

  • HOUR OF MERCY: 6:15 p.m., St. Agnes Church, 749 East Blvd. Session on “God’s Mercy Revealed in the Bible” by Stephen J. Binz, Catholic biblical scholar and social worker.

Thursday, Feb. 25

  • WOMEN IN SPIRIT: Noon, St. Joseph Cathedral Parish Hall, 412 North St. Beth Townsend, publisher of Baton Rouge Christian Life Magazine, will speak on “Purpose, Passion, and the Power of Prayer!” Women in Spirit is an interfaith gathering for women seeking spiritual growth and sharing new and affirming perspectives on faith in everyday life. Monthly programs include a complimentary lunch with time for networking with other women who represent a spectrum of ethnic origins and religious affiliations.

Saturday, Feb. 27

  • “JOURNEY INTO THE PRESENCE OF GOD”: 8 a.m., Greater King of David Baptist Church, 222 Blount Road.

ETHEL

Sunday

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

Sunday, Feb. 21

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

JACKSON

Sunday

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

Sunday, Feb. 21

  • YOUTH WORSHIP SERVICE: 11:30 a.m., New Charleston Baptist Church, 3534 Cottage St.

MORGANZA

Sunday

  • FIRST LADY PROGRAM: 11 a.m., The Little Rock Baptist Church, 7191 Morganza Highway. Service honoring first lady Gaynell Richard.

ST. FRANCISVILLE

Sunday

  • YOUTH & YOUNG ADULT PROGRAM: 11 a.m., Sherobee Baptist Church, 10064 Jones Vaughn Creek Road. Minister Robert Williams, of Good Shepherd Missionary Baptist Church, will speak.

SLAUGHTER

Sunday

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

WALKER

Saturday

  • BLAINE & CHRISTINE BOWMAN: 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., First Assembly of God, 9027 U.S. 190. The duo will perform a variety of music.

ZACHARY

Sunday

  • WORSHIP SERVICE: 9 a.m., Open Door Fellowship Life Center, 4415 Ave. A. (225) 654-1000.

Thursday

  • BACK-TO-THE-BIBLE STUDY HOUR: 7:30 p.m., Open Door Fellowship Life Center, 4415 Ave. A. (225) 654-1000.