Community Church Building Dedication and Dinner on the Grounds: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., First Baptist Church of Addis, 6781 La. 1 South. The church will provide the food.



Revelation Rodeo with Glory Riders: 11 a.m., Miracle Place Church, 2080 Main St. The Glory Riders, trick riders from Texas, will be acting out Revelation 19 from the Bible.


Mass Choir 50th Anniversary: 7 p.m., Evening Star Baptist Church, 16301 Al Sanford Road.

Friday-April 20

Stephanie Jones Book Signings: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 20, Bethany World Prayer Center, North Campus, 13855 Plank Road. Jones, of Marrero, is author of the children’s book “The Puddin’ Spot.”

Baton Rouge


Iron Sharpens Iron: 8:30 a.m., The Chapel in the Oaks, 9611 Siegen Lane, a conference for men ages 13 and older. There will be 16 seminars and regional and national exhibitors.

Celtic Spirituality and the Christian Tradition Workshop: 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Saint James Episcopal Church, 205 N. Fourth St., with Marcus Losack, a theologian and pilgrimage leader, teaching “St. Patrick and the Celtic Tradition” from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and “Pilgrimage and the Christian Tradition.” from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Registration will start at 8:30 a.m. $30.

Spring Festival: noon to 3 p.m., Hindu Vedic Center, 710 Kenilworth Parkway, with food and activities.

Gospel Concert: 7 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 1120 Myrtle Walk, held by the St. Francis Xavier Catholic School Home and School Association with local soloists and choirs, including Carolyn West, the Pamela Warren family and Nina Gray.


Women’s Conference: 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, One Way Deliverance Ministries, 1695 Wooddale Blvd., with the Rev. Renella Owens, of Baton Rouge, and Tayisha Green, of Marrero, as speakers and the Rev. Sam Green and the Remnant Church Singers, of Marrero, and Joy J., of Baton Rouge, as musical guests.


”Waging Peace” Sermon Series: 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Broadmoor United Methodist Church, 10230 Mollylea Drive, with Frank Campbell, former executive director of the Baton Rouge Crisis Intervention Center, speaking on “The Canon of Why: Coping with Crisis and Suicide” during Sunday morning church services and leading an afternoon workshop titled, “Further Down the Canyon: Suicide and Its Aftermath” from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in Room 205 of the church’s Adult Building.

Pack-A-Pew Celebration: 5 p.m., First Unity Church, 6262 McClelland Drive, with the Rev. Christopher Huddleston as guest speaker. and intercessory prayer starting at 4:45 p.m.

LSU Gospel Choir Spring Concert: 7:30 p.m., LSU Union Theatre, Highland and Raphael Semmes roads. This “Celebrate Louisiana’s Music!” concert marks the last performance of the choir under the direction of Everrett G. Parker, who is retiring as the choir’s director. $18 general admission, $15 for seniors and $10 for students.


Daniel/Revelation Bible Prophecy Seminar: 7 p.m., Berean Seventh-Day Adventist Worship Center, 4555 Fairfields Ave., a new study that will continue weekly.


Free PowerPoint Training: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Mirror of Grace Outreach, 921 N. Lobdell Blvd., Suite E. Pre-enrollment is required. (225) 300-4528.


Religious Institute: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Nazarene Baptist Church, 1707 Spanish Town Road, with such courses as “Christianity and Contemporary Issues” and “Closing the Back Door.”

26th Church Anniversary: 7 p.m., Harvest Life Center, 3688 Clayton Drive, with the Revs. G.E. Studdard and Ruthel Johnson as guest pastors. For more information or transportation, call (225) 405-8622.

TURN BACK TO Holiness — A MAtter of Conscience revival: 7 p.m., Church Point Ministries, 12061 N. Harrells Ferry Road, with Marshall Davis, of Chicago, and the Rev. Govenor Reiss, of Mobile, Ala., as guests.


Together Baton Rouge Lunch: noon to 1:10 p.m., Mount Zion First Baptist Church, 356 East Blvd., to discuss “Juvenile Justice and Sentencing Reform” with Tiffany Simpson, executive director of the Children’s Cabinet, representing the Governor’s Office and Lyn Hassenboehler, president of the Louisiana Association of Families in Need of Service. $5. To register, visit

Friday-April 21

St. Jude Church Fair: 6 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. April 20 and 21, St. Jude Church, 9150 Highland Road, with live bands, rides, a $10,000 raffle, games, auctions, bingo, food, drinks, sweet booth and ice cream.

April 20

Pathways to Citizenship Workshop: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Catholic Charities, 1900 S. Acadian Thruway, with experienced immigration attorneys and law school students on hand to review citizenship documents and assist with the application, including completing the process. At workshops throughout the day, participants can take practice citizenship tests administered, including English proficiency, American history and oral interviews. Call (225) 242-0337 or visit

Community Health Fair: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Berean Wellness and Community Support Center, 5100 Osborne Ave., with screenings, informational sessions with local physicians, healthy eating classes, children’s activities and complimentary breakfast and lunch.

Fresh Faith Community Day: noon to 3 p.m., ACTS Outreach Ministries, 6892 Hooper Road, with gospel music, free food, puppet shows, a liturgical dance and games.

Musicians Appreciation Musical: 6 p.m., Wisdom Rock Ministries, 3770 Maribel Drive.


Spiritual empowerment movement: 5:30 p.m. May 3 and 6:30 a.m. May 4, Star Hill Church, 1400 North Foster Drive, presented by Straight to the Heart Outreach Ministry with such speakers as the Revs. Mary August, Chris Butler, Milton Coates, Erroll Dominque, Sharon Hall, Dinat Haney, Raymond Jetson, Warren Miller, Veronica Sizer, Cynthia Toney and Velma Matthews. Includes meal on May 3 and continental breakfast on May 4. Register by Friday. Email (225) 272-1335.

Gloryland Summer Enrichment Program: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays from June 3 through July 26, Gloryland Baptist Church, 2575 Michelli Drive, with reading, cultural and social enrichment activities, music, weekly library visits and field trips for children in pre-K through middle school. Breakfast, lunch and snack provided daily. After-care also offered. Space limited. Call Joycelyn Green at (225) 356-0577.



youth Fresh: noon to 3 p.m., Life Cathedral Worship Center, 2103 S. Philippe Ave., presented by World Link of Churches & Ministries with a dance-off dance competition and concert.


April 20

Independent Gospel Artist Showcase: 6 p.m., Greater Golden Grove Baptist Church, 127 S. Mulberry St., with performing artists from both coasts.



Bag Mat Ministry Workshop: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church, 518 Roselawn Blvd., Lafayette. Learn to make sleeping mats for the homeless by using recycled plastic shopping bags. Bring a bag lunch. Email



Pastor’s first anniversary celebration: 1 p.m., Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 8900 Gravois Lane, in honor of the Rev. John E. Jordan Jr., who has been preaching for 25 years.

New Orleans


Jesuit Tampa Schola and Chamber Orchestra Performs during vigil mass: 4 p.m., St. Stephen Church, 1025 Napoleon Ave. This touring group from Jesuit High School in Tampa, Fla. will perform Gregorian Chant as well as compositions by Cesar Franck and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.


Tikvah Yisrael Meeting: 4:30 p.m., Lakeview Christian Center, 5885 Fleur De Lis Drive, a Messianic women’s group monthly meeting with singing, dancing, learning and refreshments. The focus of discussion will be “Israel Today and in Prophecy.”


TaizÉ Contemplative Prayer: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Lakeview Presbyterian Church, 5914 Canal Blvd.

April 20

Expressions of Praise Showcase and Competition: 7 p.m., L.B. Landry High School, 1200 L.B. Landry Ave. The National Congress of Black Women Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Chapter will sponsor the competition to support youth who are involved in activities that glorify God. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. (504) 392-2343.



Family Art Extravaganza: 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., River Community Church, 36367 Perkins Road, an opening reception featuring the Children’s Community Art and Photography Show. It will include hands-on art activities and refreshments.



Open Dance: 8 p.m. to midnight, St. Luke’s Family Center, 910 Cross Gates Blvd., Slidell, sponsored by Slidell Christian Singles with snacks, door prizes and music from Sweetheart. Dress is casual. (985) 649-4219.


St. Margaret Mary Singles Ministry potluck: 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., St. Margaret Mary, 1050 Robert Blvd., Slidell, a ministry to adults whose lives have been changed by separation, divorce or death of spouse and never-married adults ages 28 and older. (985) 710-6064.

April 20

Family Fun Day: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church Of Slidell, 1534 Seventh St., with kid-friendly activities, including pony rides, jumpers, sand art, confetti eggs, face painting, prizes, cake walk and the dunk tank. There will also be a plant sale and refreshments. The Rev. Harry Jenkins is expected to splash down the dunk tank along with special guest “dunkee” Capt. Kevin Foltz, of the Slidell Police Department.

St. Francisville


Prayer Breakfast: 9 a.m., Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, La. 965, with Rev. Emma Woods as featured speaker. (225) 936-1159.


Troy Williams as guest speaker: 11 a.m., Sherobee Baptist Church, Jones Vaughn Creek Road.


Revival: 7 p.m., Rosedown Baptist Church, 12097 La. 10 East, St Francisville, sponsored by the West Feliciana Ministers Conference and Emmanuel Baptist Church Aide Ministers Conference.

April 20

Pastor Anniversary: 6 p.m., Greater Hollywood Baptist Church, 8819 Sligo Road, in honor of the Rev. Larry Pate Sr.

Musicians Appreciation: 6 p.m., Sherobee Baptist Church, Jones Vaughn Creek Road.


April 20

Giving Back to the Community: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oak Grove Baptist Church No. 1, 8755 Port Hudson-Pride Road, with a clothing giveaway, space walk and refreshments.