Abita Springs


CROP Hunger Walk: 10:30 a.m., Abita Springs Trailhead, Holly Street and Main Street. Christ Episcopal Church Slidell will join other North Shore churches in a 5K walkathon to benefit North Shore food banks and worldwide hunger relief efforts. Registration will start at 10 a.m.



“THE LIFE OF CHRIST”: 10 a.m. March 21-23, Louisiana State Penitentiary Multipurpose Arena, a play about the life of Jesus presented by inmates of the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola and the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women. $10. (225) 931-3664. (225) 655-2592.



The Servant Sent as the Sacrifice for Salvation: 2 p.m., St. Paul Baptist Church, 6563 Bueche Road, with the Revs. Kenneth Johnson, Marva Coleman, David Thomas and Stacy Woods as speakers.

Baton Rouge


Free Car Wash: 9 a.m. to noon, Apostolic Christian Temple of Sanctification Outreach Ministries, 6892 Hooper Road, with music and food.

Go Get the Money for College: 9 a.m. to noon, Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1358 South St., SAT/ACT workshop for students in grades eight through 12. Diane Mohler from LSU’s Academic Center for Success will present.

Spring Craft Fair: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Riverdale Christian Academy, 14140 South Harrell’s Ferry Road, with more than 50 vendors showcasing jewelry, crafts, furniture, art, World’s Finest Chocolate bunnies, door prizes, Girl Scout cookies, free Community Coffee and jambalaya/pastalaya dinners.

Lenten Retreat: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Joseph’s Academy, 3080 Kleinert Ave. Sister Lucy Silvio will present “Praying the Cross in Our Lives: Suffering, Death, Transformation” in Mother Alice Hall. $40 includes snacks.

Daughters of Naomi meeting: 9:30 a.m. to noon, Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church, 8742 Scenic Highway, with Saundra Yancy McGuire presenting “Mastering Your Exams With Confidence.”

Education Expo: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Pius X Church (Sarto Hall), 6380 Hooper Road, presented by the Louisiana Black Alliance for Educational Options to provide information and resources to parents and community members interested in learning more about K through 12 educational options including private school scholarships, charter schools and virtual schools.

Open House: noon to 10 p.m., Church Point Ministries, 12061 North Harrell’s Ferry Road, home of the new Dream Makers Theater, House of Testimonies Children’s Church, King Solomon Banquet Hall and the War Room Production and TV Studio.

Free Concert: 6 p.m., Berean Seventh-Day Adventist Worship Center, 4555 Fairfields Ave., featuring the chorale from Ouachita Hills Academy, a co-educational boarding school in Amity, Ark.


Revival and egg hunt: 4:30 p.m. Saturday and 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Foster Road Baptist Church, 11333 Foster Road, with the Rev. Mardy Guidry, of Hudson, Texas, as the speaker. Saturday begins with a Scripture egg hunt for children in the gym followed by the service at 6:30 p.m.


Easter Youth Program: 7 a.m., New St. Luke Baptist Church, 538 South Blvd.

Holy Communion: 10 a.m., The Hour of Power Family Worship Center, 9130 Scenic Highway.

96th Church Anniversary: 11 a.m., Greater St. John Baptist Church, 307 E. Washington St., with the Rev. Eric Shaffer as guest speaker.

Spring Orientation: 1:30 p.m., The Ministry of Love School of Ministry, 5956 Hooper Road. Classes will start at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. (225) 356-2713, ext. 304.

Deacon and Deaconess Anniversary: 2 p.m., Ebenezer Baptist Church, 1901 Missouri St., with the Rev. Joseph Quincy and the New Galilee Baptist Church as guests.

Open House for the Interdenominational Theological Center School of Ministry: 2 p.m., Scotlandville Branch Library, 7373 Scenic Highway. (225) 938-5746.

29th Pastor Appreciation: 3 p.m., Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 9700 Scenic Highway, in honor of the Rev. Jesse Bilberry Jr. with the Rev. Perry Wrights Jr. and the Promised Land Baptist Church as guests.

Music Shelters the Soul: 4 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 930 North Blvd., a concert benefiting the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and featuring soprano Tiffany Bostic-Brown, bass Terrance Brown and conductor Lamar Drummonds.


Lenten Revival: 6:30 p.m., St. Paul the Apostle Church, 3912 Gus Young Ave., with the Rev. Tony Ricard as revivalist. Come at 6:15 p.m. to listen to the choir begin songs of praise.


Semi-Annual Session: 7 p.m., InterDenominational International Fellowship, 538 South Blvd., with the Rev. Michael Hollins as Monday’s speaker and the Rev. Johnny Johnson as Tuesday’s speaker.


Bible Study: 7 p.m., The Hour of Power Family Worship Center, 9130 Scenic Highway.


Revival Services: 7 p.m., Greater Beulah Baptist Church, 955 E. Polk St., with the Rev. Thomas Bessix speaking on Tuesday, the Rev. Henry Brown on Wednesday and the Rev. Fred Jeff Smith on Thursday.


Lent Services: noon and 7 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2021 Tara Blvd.

Free Microsoft Word Class: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Mirror of Grace Outreach, 921 N. Lobdell Blvd., Suite E. (225) 300-4528

Lenten Worship Service: 6 p.m., St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 17510 Monitor Ave., a casual communion service.


Littlest Angels Chapter of Threads of Love Bazaar: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Ochsner Medical Center, 17000 Medical Center Drive, with such items as heirloom christening bonnets, Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls, team necklaces, pot holders and aprons. Threads of Love is a sewing ministry meeting the needs of premature infants and newborns who die from stillbirth, miscarriage or infant death.

An Evening of Prayer: 7 p.m., The Hour of Power Family Worship Center, 9130 Scenic Highway.

Thursday-March 18

“Fiddler on the Roof”: 7 p.m. Thursday and March 18, 6 p.m. Friday and March 16, 2 p.m. March 17, LSU Baptist Collegiate Ministry, 3800 Highland Road, to raise funds for summer missions and One Life Projects of the International Mission Board. $10 ($5 with a student ID) for shows on Thursday and March 18. $20 for dinner shows on Friday and March 16, $15 for dessert show on March 17. (225) 343-0408 or email lsubcm@eatel.net.


Fish fries:

  • 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 3912 Gus Young Ave., Baton Rouge. Menu includes choice of catfish or shrimp plates with potato salad, green peas, roll and dessert. $8. Delivery available with orders of 10 or more lunches. (225) 357-7908.
  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, 205 N. Fourth St., Baton Rouge. Menu includes choice of either shrimp gumbo or chicken and sausage gumbo, along with sensation salad, bread and a dessert. (225) 387-5141.
  • 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2021 Tara Blvd., Baton Rouge, offered Fridays through March 15. $10 for fish, potato casserole, coleslaw and bread.

Friday-March 16

Huge Garage Sale: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Zoar Baptist Church, 11848 Hooper Road.

The Gospel Determinators’ 38th Anniversary: 7 p.m., at New Revelation Church, 2864 Weller Ave., with such guests as Harvey Spirituals, Mighty Chariots of Fire and the Lighthouse Gospel Singers.

March 16

Daughters of Naomi meeting: 9:30 a.m. to noon, Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church, 8742 Scenic Highway, with minister Lisa Burton presenting “Young Ladies of Grace and Beauty, Celebrate!” (225) 933-7475.

Community Career Fair: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Jubilee Christian Center, 14595 Florida Blvd., with business, school and industry representatives on hand to help others make good career choices. (225) 272-4545.

Feed the hungry: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., New St. Luke Baptist Church, 538 S. Blvd.

Musical Feast: 4 p.m., Cathedral of Faith Ministry, 2681 Valley St.


Scholarship jazz brunch and silent auction: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 24, LSU’s Lod Cook Conference Center, sponsored by the Baton Rouge Chapter of the Xavier University Alumni Association with Norman Francis, president of Xavier University in New Orleans, as speaker. $50. (225) 205-1544.



Call of the Captain Leadership Conference: 8:30 a.m. to noon, Ascension Baptist Church, 13432 Airline Highway, by the Louisiana Baptist Convention’s Baptist Association of Greater Baton Rouge.

Greenwell Springs


Arts and Craft Fair: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Greenwell Springs Baptist Church, 19421 Greenwell Springs Road, with concessions, carnival rides and games. Proceeds will go toward sending children and teens to Summer Camp.



Variety Music Show: 6:30 p.m., Reimer’s Memorial Auditorium, 305 E. Charles St., featuring Frank Kraemer, Clif Moore, Charlie Ledet, Russell McAllister, The Cooksy Family and the Old Guys.



Dillard University Choir performs: 10:30 a.m., St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 6500 Jefferson Highway, featuring classical, popular and folk music. The choir traditionally performs selections by the late Moses G. Hogan, a Dillard faculty member for 13 years.



Bag Mat Ministry Workshop: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church, 518 Roselawn Blvd. Learn to make sleeping mats for the homeless using recycled plastic shopping bags. Email Mats4Homeless@gmail.com.


Rend Collective Experiment: 7 p.m., The Open Door, 1709 Dulles Drive, an eclectic collective of multi-instrumentalists from the North of Ireland. Doors open at 6 p.m. $15.


March 16

Saint Joseph Altar Celebration: noon to 5 p.m., Anne Dale Jewelers, 12 St. Ann Drive. with food and music.



Pet Blessing: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Unity Church of Metairie, 3939 Veterans Blvd., beginning with “Pets as Oneness: A Ceremonial Experience” with breathing exercises, meditations and training exercises followed by pet blessings at noon. Bring pets, rescue animals or a pictures of pets.

New Orleans


Tikvah Yisrael (Hope of Israel) Meeting: 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Lakeview Christian Center, 5885 Fleur De Lis Drive. The Messianic women’s group will have singing, dancing, conversation and refreshments. (504) 738-3119.

Sunset Sundays on Canal Boulevard: 5 p.m., Lakeview Presbyterian Church, 5914 Canal Blvd. John Rankin, Tom Sancton and Tom Fischer present New Orleans jazz in a chamber music style.


A REQUIEM HIGH MASS in Latin: 7 p.m., St. John the Baptist Church, 1101 O.C. Haley Blvd., sponsored by the Purgatorial Society of St. Patrick’s Parish.


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

New Roads


Fried Fish Fundraiser: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Augustine Catholic Church. $10 for fried catfish fillet, Creole rice, sweet peas, coleslaw, dessert and dinner roll. Deliveries are available for three or more dinners. (225) 638-4076.



Spring Crusade Revival: 7 p.m., St. Peter Baptist Church, 58116 Court St., with the Rev. C.S. Gordon Jr., of New Orleans, as evangelist, the Revs. Lee T. Wesley and Van Smith Jr. as lecturers and the Sanctuary Choir and Iberville Parish Chorus providing music. Gordon is president of the Louisiana Missionary Baptist State Convention.

Port Allen


Soul Winning Opportunity: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., tent on vacant lot, 12th Street and Oregon Avenue, with St. Alma Baptist Church of Lakeland providing preaching, music and food.

St. Francisville

March 16

Women Conference: 10 a.m. to noon, Greater Hollywood Baptist Church, 8819 Sligo Road, starting with a devotional service followed by classes.



Holy Eucharist: 5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church Of Slidell, 1534 Seventh St., with anointing each Wednesday during Lent. After the service, a meal of soup and salad will take place in Comfort Hall at 6:30 p.m. RSVP for the meal. (985) 643-4531.

March 16

St. Patrick’s Eve Party: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church Of Slidell, 1534 Seventh St., with dinner, music from Beth Patterson and an Irish-themed silent auction. $20 for adults. Free to those 18 and younger. Dinner will include prime rib, cabbage, carrots, potatoes, Irish desserts, green beer, wine and soft drinks. A vegetarian meal alternative will be available on request. Advanced purchase of tickets is recommended. (985) 643-4531 or email office@christchurchslidell.com.



Benefit Program: 4 p.m., New Magnolia Baptist Church, 7329 Magnolia Road, St. Francisville, with Sampson Gilmore as sponsor.



Easter Revival: 6 p.m., New Pilgrim Baptist Church, 4277 Old Weis Road, Zachary, with the Rev. Angela Lee Domingue as speaker. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. followed by worship.

March 16-17

St. Joseph Altar: 6 p.m. March 16 and noon on March 17, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 4727 Mchugh Drive, in the church’s activity center with viewing and blessing on March 16 and Lenten meal and blessing on March 17.


Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University: 8 a.m. Sundays from April 7 to June 2, New Pilgrim Baptist Church, 4277 Old Weis Road. $89 plus shipping for adults and $59 for teens. Register online at http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/classfinder or call Robert Snowden at (225) 270-4708).