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Rev. Roger Arvie Jr.

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Baton Rouge

Saturday, Aug. 12

Women's Encounter 2017: 8 a.m., Mount Pilgrim Family Life Center, 9700 Scenic Highway. Sponsored by Sister Keeper International, the theme is "Mission Impossible," with speakers Yvonne Capehart, the Rev. Cliff Roy Jr., the Rev. C.C. Harrison, psalmist Stacy Austin, prophetess Cycelia Matthews, Elder Merlyna Valentine, the Rev. Angela Gabriel, and music by the Rev. Marcy Fisher & Highly Favored. Saturday’s sessions and luncheon require registration. Men are welcome. For information, call (225) 775-4174 or visit sisterkeeperyc.com. On-site registration will be available.

Nursing Home Ministry: 2 p.m., Sterling Place Nursing Home, 3888 North Blvd. Presented by the Berean Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

Sunday, Aug. 13

Worship Service: 7 a.m., Little Risen Sun Baptist Church, 1275 S. 16th St. The Rev. Emma Woods will speak. 

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

Men and Women's Day Service: 8 a.m., Donaldson Chapel Baptist Church, 2501 Gracie St. The Rev. Harold McCoy, pastor of New Beginning Christian Ministry, of Rayville, will speak. The church's liturgical dancers will perform. (225) 344-4480.

Men's Day: 9 a.m., Gloryland Baptist Church, 6745 Greenwell Springs Road. Marking one year after the flood, the theme is “Refuge from the Storm.” Men should wear a black suit, white shirt and a purple bow tie or tie for awareness of domestic abuse. Kecert Turner, of New Bethel Transformation Church, will speak. (225) 356-0577.

Worship Service: 9 a.m., Greater Divine Missionary Baptist Church, 6045 Hooper Road. Sunday School, 7:45 a.m.

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

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

Community Worship Service: 10 a.m., St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, 17510 Monitor Ave. Community Worship Service to commemorate the anniversary of the 2016 flood. Food, fellowship and activities follow the service. (225) 752-2903.

Special Service: 10:30 a.m., Temple Baptist Church, 3650 O'Neal Lane. Commemorating the first anniversary of the 2016 flood. Featured guests, a gift for each family and lunch.  

Blessing of the Backpacks: 10:30 a.m., Broadmoor Baptist Church, 9755 Goodwood Blvd. Blessing will be during regular worship service. (225) 927-5454.

Service: 10:45 a.m., Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 9340 Florida Blvd. Teaching elder Robert Lowry, of Gonzales, who is active in Highland Presbyterian Church and the Presbytery of South Louisiana, will give the sermon. (225) 924-4271.

The Lord's Supper: 11 a.m., Promised Land Baptist Church, 7234 Plank Road. (225) 358-7772.

Service: 11 a.m., Greater King David Baptist Church, 222 Blount Road. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. (225) 927-4035.

Men's Day Program: 11 a.m., First Baptist Church of Richmond Park, 3115 Newton St. Bishop Percy McCray will speak.

Deacons' and Deaconesses' Anniversary Program: 11 a.m., First Little Rock Missionary Baptist Church, 312 S. 17th St. The Rev. Wilfred Brown, of Evartiste Temple Church of God in Christ in Gretna, will speak.

Back to School Rally and Give-A-Way: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Hope Community Center, 5100 Osborne Ave. Sponsored by the Berean Seventh-Day Adventist Church and Winfield Funeral Home.

Prayer Flags for Healing: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., The Red Shoes, 2303 Government St. Create your own version of the Tibetan prayer flag. Paints and materials provided. $15. (225) 338-1170.

Pastor Anniversary: 3 p.m., Ebenezer Baptist Church, 1901 Missouri St. Celebrating the Rev. Ronald A. Sutton's 17th year. Frank Davis III and the Little Bethel Baptist Church of Amite will be special guests. Elder Timothy Britten and Shabach Praise Company will provide music.

Monday, Aug. 14

Classes: Village Resource Center, 765 N. Acadian Thruway. The Southeast Regional Biblical Institute will conduct two eight-week classes beginning Aug. 14. Classes include ZMTI 102: Old Testament and ZMTI 106A: Biblical Foundations I. To register online, visit samford.edu/go/mti. On-site registration will be held on the first day of classes. For more information, visit srbi-br.org or contact the Rev. Mary W. Moss at pastormoss@att.net.

Aug. 13, 20, 27

Family and Friends Month: 10:45 a.m., Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church of Scotlandville, 1414 Sora St. The themes for each week are: Aug. 13, bring a former member, neighbor or friend — this Sunday also will be linked with the church's anniversary; Aug. 20, bring a schoolmate, sorority sister, fraternity brother, or a civic or social club member; Aug. 27, bring your entire family. (225) 775-7372.

Wednesday, Aug. 16

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.

Prayer Service: 6:30 p.m., Greater Divine Missionary Baptist Church, 6045 Hooper Road. Bible study, 7 p.m.

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

Thursday, Aug. 17

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

Saturday, Aug. 19

Health Fair: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Gloryland Baptist Church, 6745 Greenwell Springs Road. Free and open to the public. Vendors may register to participate at gercinc.org or fax (225) 928-0451. For more information, call (225) 928-0436.

Family Picnic: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Camp Istrouma, 25975 Greenwell Springs Road, Greenwell Springs. For Broadmoor Baptist Church children in kindergarten through 12th grade and their families. Sign-up is in the church office. (225) 927-5454.

Saturday, Aug. 26

Wellness Health Fair: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 9700 Scenic Highway. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Wellness sessions include physical activity and health; diabetes management; and healthy cooking demonstrations for weight management, hypertension and diabetes control. Free cholesterol, blood pressure, glucose, vision, hearing, dental, foot health and HIV screenings. Door prizes will be awarded and lunch will be served. (225) 775-2740.

Denham Springs

Saturday, Aug. 12

Open House: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 26367 Riverton Drive. The church will unveil renovations to its meeting house, which was devastated by last year's flood. The renovated building consists of a chapel, a large hall for sports and cultural arts activities, a stage, classrooms, a library and administrative offices. It houses two congregations that meet on Sundays and is used for stake conferences twice a year where 10 congregations of more than 3,500 members may attend. Refreshments will be served.

Sunday, Aug. 13

Flood Victors Celebration: 10 a.m., Glory of God Worship Center, 1114 Rodeo Drive. Music, ministry and food. (225) 791-4464.

Rededication: 3 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 25367 Riverton Drive. Rededication service for renovated building, which was destroyed by last year's flood. People of all ages, faith and backgrounds are welcome to attend.

Gonzales

Saturday, Aug. 12

Presentation: 10 a.m., Trinity AME Church, 1420 S. Darla Ave. The Rev. Richelle Lewis Castine, a representative of United Healthcare Community Plan, will present information on the state's Healthy Louisiana program and Medicaid expansion. Open to the public.

Lakeland

Sunday, Aug. 20

143rd Church Anniversary: 2 p.m., St. Alma Baptist Church, 12861 La. 416. The Rev. Johnny Johnson, pastor of Union Baptist Church in Brusly, will speak. (225) 202-4279.

Plaquemine

Sunday, Aug. 20

Back to School Program: 7:30 a.m., The Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church, 58165 Barrow St. Pastor Lionel Johnson Jr. along with the entire church family and Youth Department, invite the public to fellowship for its Back to School Program. Bro. Isaac Jackson III, of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Gonzales, will speak.

 Career Day: 9:45 a.m., St. Peter Baptist Church, 58116 Court St. Theme: " Planning for the Future." Guest Speaker is the Rev. Roger Arvie Jr., of the Second Baptist Church of Plaquemine. Special Music by Youth Ensemble of the church. (225) 687-6014. 

Port Allen

Sunday, Aug. 27

Homecoming/Anniversary Celebration: 8:30 a.m., Scott United Methodist Church, 310 Atchafalaya St. The church celebrates its 145th anniversary. The Rev. Dwight Webster, pastor of Christian Unity Baptist Church in New Orleans, will speak. The theme is "In Pursuit of God's Purpose: With Past Resilience, Present Reflections, & Future Reverences." (225) 383-2234.

Sunday, Aug. 13

Worship Service: 11:30 a.m., St. James Baptist Church, 10151 Noel Thomas Lane. Bishop Christopher Huddleston will speak. For more information, call (225) 683-8228.

St. Francisville

Aug. 19

MUSICAL PROGRAM: 5 p.m., Sherobee Missionary Baptist Church, 10064 Jones Vaughn Creek Road. Featuring the Gospel Wonders of St. Francisville and the Spiritual Voice of Christ.

Aug. 24-27

Church Anniversary: Rosedown Baptist Church, 12907 La. 10. The schedule is: Memorial service, 7 p.m. Aug. 24; musical, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 25; prayer breakfast, 8:30 a.m. Aug. 26, tickets are $5; 2 p.m. Aug. 27, celebration of the church's 214th anniversary. The Rev. Leon McGuffie and the Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church will speak. (225) 635-5643.

Zachary

Sunday, Aug. 13

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

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

Wednesday, Aug. 16

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