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

Baton Rouge


Joan Borysenko — The Wisdom of the Heart: 10 a.m., The Red Shoes, 2303 Government St. A day of meditation and information. $75. (225) 338-1170 or

Mission Workshop: 8:30 a.m., Israelite Baptist Church, 1841 Thomas H. Delpit Drive. A program of The Fourth District Woman’s Auxiliary. The theme is “Mission in Action.” Presenters are the Rev. Nelson Shaw, the Rev. Brenda Hawkins and the Rev. Carlton White. Free.

“Spice up Your Ministry” training conference: 9 a.m., The Baton Rouge Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4455 Jones Creek Road. Presenters include Larry Moore, Southwestern Union president; Sam Green, Southwest Region Conference president; Steve Orian, Arkansas-Louisiana Conference president; and Minner Labrador Jr., Southwestern Union vice president and church ministries director.


Anniversary: 8:15 a.m., Ebenezer Baptist Church, 1901 Missouri St. In celebration of the deacon and deaconess’s 89th anniversary. Bishop G.C. Pierce, pastor of Israelite and Mount Zion Baptist churches, will speak.

Pastor’s Anniversary: 3 p.m., Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 9700 Scenic Highway. In celebration of Pastor Jesse B. Bilberry 31-year anniversary. The theme is “A Pastor and Teacher Building One Body In Christ.” Special guests will be the Rev. René F. Brown and the Mount Zion First Baptist Church. (225) 775-2740.

Discussion: 5-6:30 p.m., Fellowship Hall, University Presbyterian Church, 3240 Dalrymple Drive. A lecture and panel discussion on “Wealth and Poverty from the Old Testament to Today” led by Dr. Sam Adams, Old Testament professor at Union Presbyterian Seminary. A reception follows.


br Freethinkers Meeting: 7:30 p.m., East Baton Rouge Parish Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Topic is “Are We Obligated to Help Those Around Us? If so, How Far Does the Circle Extend?”

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

prayer: Noon, Hope Christian, 5013 Windfall Court. (225) 355-8194.


Growing up in Nazi Germany: 4:30 p.m., LSU Women’s Center, 5 Union Square, LSU campus. A presentation by Ruth Oppenheim on her early childhood. Sponsored by Jewish Studies with the support of the English department and Women’s and Gender Studies. (225) 578-4807 or


Benefit ProgrAM: 7 p.m., Greater Beach Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 5352 Ford St. To benefit minister of music Craig McKinley.

RetreAT: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge, 550 Lobdell Ave. One-day retreat with LifeWay’s David Francis. $10 for lunch.

March 14

Spring Craft Fair: 9 a.m., Riverdale Christian Academy, 14140 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road. More than 50 local vendors will showcase jewelry, crafts and more. There will be food trucks.

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.

“Jesus the bridegroom”: 8:45 a.m. - noon, Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 2250 Main St. Scripture scholar Brant Pitre will speak. He is the author of “Jesus the Bridegroom: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told” and “Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist.” Admission is $10. Coffee will be served at 8:15 a.m. in the parish hall. or (225) 387-6671.

March 15

Bishop’s Day at the Cathedral: Noon, St. Joseph Cathedral, 412 North St. Bishop Robert W. Muench will celebrate Mass, which will be followed by a gala luncheon catered by Boudreaux’s served in the Parish Hall. $50. WBRZ’s Pat Shingleton will receive the St. Joseph Cathedral Community Award for his leadership and support of community activities and efforts on behalf of those in need. Receiving the St. Joseph’s Apprentice Award for their years of service to the Cathedral parish are Don and Janice Aucoin, Heather Kirk Ballard, Goldie Domingue, Jackie Kreutzer and Jane Skerkoske. (225) 387-5928 or

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 15-17

CORNED BEEF SANDWICH SALE: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Beth Shalom Synagogue, 9222 Jefferson Highway. Corned beef sandwich 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

March 19

Feast of St. Joseph: Noon, St. Joseph Cathedral, 412 North St. Annual celebration of St. Joseph Day with Bishop Robert Muench celebrating Mass and blessing the St. Joseph’s Altar.

March 19-21

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

March 20

“A Shepherd leading his flock”: 7 p.m., New Ark Baptist, 1344 Terrace St. Anniversary celebration for Pastor David Ferguson. $2. The celebration will continue with morning service at 7 a.m. Sunday. (225) 344-0858.

Clothing and Meal Give-a-Way: 11 a.m., Sweet Home Baptist Church, 343 W. Buchanan St. (225) 292-3139 or

Raising a Nation of S.T.A.R.S.: 6:30 p.m., Abounding Love Ministries, 7076 Hooper Road. S.T.A.R.S. (Students That Are Reaching Success) annual gala. $100. (225) 356-4441 or

March 21

Travail6-33 Prayer Walk for a R.E.F.U.G.E: 10:30 a.m., BREC, Administrative Offices, 6201 Florida Blvd.



Ushers’ AnniversarY: 9 a.m., Beachum Grove Baptist Church, 8877 Battle Road. (225) 683-8119.

Greenwell Springs

March 15

Conference: 10:30 a.m., Greenwell Springs Baptist Church, 19421 Greenwell Springs Road. Theme is “New Mantle of Worship - The Commissioning. (225) 243-7210.


March 22

pack-the-pews for jesus: 9:30 a.m., Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 12144 La. 416. Earl Singleton will speak.



fellowship anniversary: 10:30 a.m., Camilia House, 709 Jefferson Blvd. Celebration of the 59th anniversary of the Unitarian Fellowship of Lafayette.

Saturday, March 14

bag mat ministry: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church, 518 Roselawn Blvd. Make sleeping mats for the homeless from plastic shopping bags. Bring a lunch and stay as long as you can. or Bag Mat Ministry on Facebook.


March 16

Iberville Parish Chorus Rehearsal: 7 p.m., Plymouth Rock Baptist Church, 58830 Iron Farm Road.

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.



Rosary For Peace: 6 p.m., Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road. (985) 222-5922 or

March 19

Being a Real Apostle: 9 a.m., Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road. A day of prayer with Sister Rose Bowen on how to be a real apostle here and now. $35. (225) 294-5039 or

Port Allen

March 28

GOSPEL EXPLOSION: 6 p.m., Second Baptist Church of West Baton Rouge, 3261 Southern Pacific Road. The WBR Parish Mass Choir’s Gospel Explosion. See choir members for tickets or call (225) 344-2103 or (225) 344-3055.

St. Francisville


Youth program: 11 a.m., Sherobee Missionary Baptist Church, 10064 Jone Vaughn Creek Road. The Rev. Emma Wood will speak.



Bible Study: New Fellowship Baptist Church, 4756 La. 412 East.