BAKER

Sunday

  • WORSHIP SERVICES: 11 a.m., New Covenant Christian Center, 6515 Myrtle St. (225) 775-3127

BATON ROUGE

Saturday

  • “JOURNEY INTO THE PRESENCE OF GOD”: 8 a.m., Greater King David Baptist Church, Education and Cultural Center, 222 Blount Road. Explore different avenues of prayer. (225)927-0577 or greaterkingdavid.org.

education forum: 11 a.m., Star Hill Church, 1400 N Foster Drive. Our Schools … Our Excellence, a community-led school initiative, will host the first in a series of workshops for parents of K-12 students. To attend, RSVP at nbrparentacademy.eventbrite.com.

Feeding The Community: 11:30 a.m., Highest Praise Family Worship Center Church, 1965 Highland Road.

  • ST. ALPHONSUS FESTIVAL OF TWO RIVERS: 5 p.m., St. Alphonsus Family Center, 14040 Greenwell Springs Road. Tickets are $100 for two for the auction and taste fair and entry into the $10,000 drawing. Tickets for the taste fair and auction are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Doors open at 5 p.m.; food service starts at 6 p.m. (225) 261-4650 or (225) 261-5299. http://cityofcentralchamber.sampleorg.com/

Sunday

  • BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM: 8 a.m., Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1384 W. Grant St. Judge John Michael Guidry will speak.
  • WORSHIP SERVICE: 10 a.m., Highest Praise Family Worship Center, 1965 Highland Road. Celebrating Black History Month with the Children’s Choir.
  • BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM: 10 a.m., Someone Cares Ministry, 1158 N. Little John Drive. Judge John Michael Guidry will speak.
  • BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM: 11 a.m., Antioch Baptist Church, 6538 Mickens Road. Judge John John Michael Guidry will speak.
  • PUBLIC GROUP READING WITH STACY HILTON: 3 p.m., Indigo Spiritual Center, 609 Jefferson Highway. eventbrite.com.
  • PEW RALLY FELLOWSHIP: 4 p.m., Greater Greene Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1232 N. 32nd St. The Rev. Karen Simms, associate minister of Turner Chapel A.M.E. Church in Greensburg, will speak.
  • 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 a.m. to 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. Contact (225) 752-2903 or SAUMCBR.com.
  • FIVE-STEP URBAN INITIATIVES PROGRAM: 7 p.m., Richardson Chapel Church of God in Christ, 731 W.K. Gordon St. This program will highlight education, economic development, crime reduction, family and financial literacy. Officer John Norwood will facilitate the crime reduction portion. (225) 247-5256.

Tuesday

  • FREE TUTORING: 6 p.m., Broadmoor Presbyterian Naylor Hall, 9340 Florida Blvd. Free tutoring for middle and high school students with qualified tutors. Those attending for the first time must have an ID and be accompanied by an adult. Contact Mike Zobrist, (225) 336-4189.

Wednesday

  • FELLOWSHIP: 10 a.m., First Unity Church, 6262 McClelland Drvie. Love Hope Compassion Fellowship mission ministry meets each Wednesday for knitting, quilting, crocheting and nursing home visits, among other activities. (225) 355-6615.
  • 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.” (225) 752-2903 or SAUMCBR.com.
  • HOUR OF MERCY: 6:15 p.m., St. Agnes Church, 749 East Blvd. Session on “Jesus, Gift of Divine Mercy in the Liturgy and Sacraments” by the Rev. Michael H. Champagne, of Lafayette.
  • MIDWEEK LENTEN SERVICE: 6:30 p.m. St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 17510 Monitor Ave.. “Broken Bread Restored.” Communion will be served. Childcare available. (225) 752-2903 or SAUMCBR.com.

Lenten Study “ Parables And Passion”: 7 p.m., St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 17510 Monitor Ave. To register, call (225) 752-2903 or SAUMCBR.com.

Lenten Service: 7 p.m., Bethel AME Church, 1358 South Blvd. (225) 344-6931.

Thursday

  • BIBLE STUDY: Noon, 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.
  • “SO GREAT A SALVATION” A STUDY OF THE WORD: 7 p.m., Greenwell Springs Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road. A family-friendly session on understanding how there is liberty through the life of Christ from sin, shame and defeat. Contact Shaun Robinson at (225) 267-7756 to register. bibleteachers.com and btbn.tv.
  • VISION CASTING: 7 p.m., East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Vision Casting, explaining ministry’s launch process and community engagement for community bridge building. Free.

Friday

  • 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 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.

fish fry: 11 a.m., Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, 427 Laurel St. The Baton Rouge Association of Minority Firefighters offers on Fridays in Lent an $8 plate lunch of fried fish, shrimp rice, potato salad, roll and cake. To pre-order, call Clifton Pearson at (225) 315-9736.

Movie Presentation “War Room”: 7 p.m., Gloryland Baptist Church, 6745 Greenwell Springs Road. Refreshments provided. Free.

March 4-5

  • OPEN 24 HOURS: St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 2025 Stuart Ave. The church’s doors will be open for 24 hours, starting with an All School Mass at 8 a.m. March 4 and ending at 8 a.m. March 5 with God’s Special Children Mass, for youngsters with special needs. Food will be collected for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. Easter baskets also will be collected and Blessing Bags will be made to give to those in need. For a complete list of activities, visit aloysius.org.

Saturday, March 5

  • DANCE PRODUCTION: 10 a.m., Highest Praise Family Worship Center, 1965 Highland Road. “Put A Praise On It” dance production. Ministering vs. performing, basic techniques and choreography. (225) 931-8620.

Sunday, March 6

  • CELEBRATION OF WOMEN: 11 a.m., The Belle of Baton Rouge Atrium, 103 France St. Tickets $50. Proceeds go to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. (504) 234-4502 or (225) 772-1978.
  • SPRING ORIENTATION: 12:30 p.m., Ministry of Love, 5956 Hooper Road. Orientation for spring classes, which begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8. (225) 356-2713, ext. 304.
  • WALK AGAINST CRIME: 2-4 p.m., Elm Grove Baptist Church, 1069 N. 38th St. A “Stop the Violence” rally begins at the church and ends at BREC Gus Young Park.

a tribute for the legends of gospel: 6 p.m., WK Gordon Prayer Center, 8930 Plank Road. Tributes to Percy Griffin, of The Swanne Quintet; Harvey “Pop” Watkins, of the Canton Spirituals, and Tommy Ellison, of the Singing Stars. Advance tickets are $25; $30 at the door; $12 for children 12 and younger. Tickets available at Promised Land Baptist Church, SuperStyle Fashions, Buddy Stewart’s Rock Shop and Sylvia Jackson and Renee Washington in Hammond. (225) 335-0327.

March 7-9

  • RE-PURPOSED: 7 p.m. nightly, St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 11441 Goodwood Blvd. Presented by Father Michael Alello. The first night will focus on “Orienting Your Life Towards Christ;” the second on “Take Courage! It is I. Do Not be Afraid;” and the third on “Rise, Take Up Your Mat and Walk!” Register by March 3 for babysitting. Contact Sarah Neau at sarah@stmchurch.org. Visit stmchurch.org.

Tuesday, March 8

  • 100 VOICE GLORIOUS WOMEN’S CHOIR REHEARSAL: 7 p.m., Gloryland Baptist Church, , 6745 Greenwell Springs Road. All women are asked to wear white with any color accessories. Call (225) 356-0577.

Saturday, March 12

  • 2016 IRON SHARPENS IRON: 8 a.m., Parkview Baptist Church, 11795 Jefferson Highway. The conference is for men and boys ages 13 and up. There will be 16 seminars and regional and national exhibitors at the conference. Teenagers are admitted free when accompanied by their biological or spiritual father. eventbrite.com.

TABLE TALK: 9 A.M., GLORYLAND BAPTIST CHURCH, 6745 GREENWELL SPRINGS ROAD. VARIOUS TOPICS DISCUSSED. DONATION OF $10 FOR BREAKFAST. (225) 356-0577.

BRUSLY

Sunday

  • PASTOR’S ANNIVERSARY: 7:30 a.m., Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 2778 Billups Lane. Celebration of Pastor Elvin Lacey’s one-year anniversary. The Rev. Michael Washington, of New Vision Outreach Ministries, will speak.

ETHEL

Sunday

  • DEACON AND DEACONESS ANNIVERSARY: 2 p.m., Beachum Grove Baptist Church, 8877 Battle Road. (225) 683-8119.

Jackson

  • Sunday
  • THE LORD’S SUPPER: 11:30 a.m., New Charleston Baptist Church, 3534 Cottage St. (225) 634-5370.
  • PASTOR’S ANNIVERSARY: 2 p.m., Asphodel Baptist Church, 4091 La. 68. The church will celebrate Pastor Roy Miller’s 18th anniversary. The Rev. Lee Allen Pounds, of Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church, will speak.

NEW ROADS

Friday

  • FUNDRAISER: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Augustine Catholic Church, 809 New Roads St. $8 plates include fried or grilled catfish, Creole rice, green beans, coleslaw, homemade roll and cake.

Sunday

  • PASTOR’S ENCOURAGEMENT DAY: 3 p.m., Zion Traveler Baptist Church, 8924 False River Drive. The church will celebrate Pastor Van Smith Jr.’s 30th year on Pastor’s Encouragement Day. The Rev. Geoffery Sykes will speak. Music will be by Union Chapel Baptist Church, of Clinton, and the Mass choirs of Zion Travelers, St. Peter and New Jerusalem Baptist Churches.

PLAQUEMINE

Saturday

  • PRAYER BREAKAST: 9 a.m., Widow Son Lodge No. 10 Masonic Hall, 58280 Meriam St. The theme is “How To Win The Fight — Prayer.” Evangelist/First Lady Nicole Whaley, of Congregation Church of God, will speak. $10.

Sunday

  • BLACK HISTORY SERVICE: 9:45 a.m., St. Peter Baptist Church, 58116 Court St. George R. Holland will be the 14th inductee into the church’s African-American Wall of Fame, which is given to modern-day leaders who have made significant contributions to their family, church, community, state and nation. Holland was the first band director at Iberville High School, starting in 1953.

March 7

  • REVIVAL: 7 p.m., St. Matthew’s Baptist Church, 22910 Warren St. The Rev. Clyde McNell Sr., pastor of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, will speak.

SLAUGHTER

Saturday, March 5

  • THE FOURTH DISTRICT WOMAN’S AUXILIARY ANNUAL MISSION WORKSHOP: 9 a.m., New Hope Baptist Church, 1405 La. 409. “Witnessing Jesus Way” will be presented by the Rev. Perry Jones and Missionaries Mary Jetson and Sandra Lefleur.

TICKFAW

Friday, March 4

  • SOUTHERN GOSPEL MUSIC: 5:30 p.m., Mike Vaughn Ministries/Good News Fellowship Church, 13101 La. 442. Tim Frith and the Gospel Echoes will perform. Free. A love offering will be taken. A concession stand will be available. (985) 974-0507 or mvmgoodnews.com

ZACHARY

Saturday

  • BLACK HISTORY TASTE FEST: 2 p.m., Redwood Baptist Church, 6480 MacHost Road. (225) 654-0739.

Sunday

  • BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM: 8 a.m., Redwood Baptist Church, 6480 MacHost Road.