This week's Baton Rouge area religion bulletins: Jan. 2 - 9 _lowres

Photo provided by Stevendale Baptist Church -- The Diplomats Quartet -- The Diplomats Quartet will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at Stevendale Baptist Church, 16545 Old Hammond Highway, Baton Rouge. The Southern Gospel concert is free and open to the public. No tickets are needed. A love offering will be taken. For more information, visit


Sunday, Jan. 3

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


  • HOUR OF POWER PRAYER: 6:30 p.m., New Covenant Christian Center, 6515 Myrtle St. (225) 775-3127. Bible study follows at 7:30 p.m.


  • FELLOWSHIP FRIDAYS: 6:30 p.m., New Covenant Christian Center, 6515 Myrtle St. (225) 775-3127. Men’s fellowship every first and third Fridays; women’s every second and fourth Fridays.



  • HOLY COMMUNION SERVICE: 11 a.m., Nazarene Baptist Church, 1707 Spanish Town Road. Pastor Kelvin Brooks Sr. will speak.
  • FREE GOSPEL CONCERT SERIES: 5 p.m., The Belle of Baton Rouge Casino and Hotel, 103 France St. On the first Sundays at the Belle, free gospel concerts will be held. This week’s artists are Terrell Griffin and Cliff and Company. There will also be food, drinks and door prizes. Doors open at 4 p.m. (2250 378-6315.


  • URSING HOME VISITATION: 10 a.m., Heritage House Manor, 1335 Wooddale Blvd. The Greater Mount Gideon Mission Ministry will visit. The Rev. Emma Woods, director, will speak.


  • NOON PRAYER: noon, Hope Christian, 5013 Windfall Court. (225) 355-8194.

Sunday, Jan. 10

  • YOUNG PEOPLE’S SERVICE: 7 a.m., Little Rising Sun Baptist Church, 1275 S. 16th St. The Rev. Emma Woods wills speak.

Saturday, Jan. 16

  • HOT MEAL AND CLOTHING FOR THE NEEDY: 11 a.m., Sweet Home Baptist Church, 343 West Buchanan St. (225) 343-0322.

Jan. 18-20

  • PARISH MISSION: 7 p.m. nightly, St. George Catholic Church, 7808 St. George Drive. The Rev. Philip Chircop will speak on “Practicing Mercy: Kissed by Mercy, Embraced by Love.”


Sunday, Jan. 10

  • WORSHIP SERVICE: 11:30 a.m., New Charleston Baptist Church, 3534 Cottage St. (225) 634-5370.


Monday, Jan. 18

  • MLK SERVICE: 10 a.m., New Poplar Grove Baptist Church, 2303 Court St. The West Baton Rouge Parish Mass Choir will hold its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Service. Speakers include Dr. S.H. Freeman, pastor; the Rev. Burnell Williams, pastor of the Huddle Church in Addis, and the Rev. Sterling Wrights, pastor of the Beachum Grove Church in Ethel and the New Charleston Baptist Church in Baton Rouge.



  • FIRST SUNDAY PROGRAM: 11 a.m., Sherobee Missionary Baptist Church, 10064 Jone Vaughn Creek Road. The Male Chorus will hold its first Sunday program. The Rev. Troy William will speak.

Tuesday, Jan. 12

  • NURSING HOME VISITATION: 10 a.m., St. Francisville Country Manor, 15243 La. 10. The Rev. Emily Stewart will speak.



  • WORSHIP SERVICE: 10 a.m., New Fellowship Baptist Church, 4756 La. 412 East.



  • PASTOR INSTALLATION SERVICE: 3 p.m., Redwood Baptist Church, 6480 MacHost Road. The Rev. W. Marshall Myles will speak. (225) 654-6326.

Monday, Jan. 18

  • MLK CELEBRATION: 6 p.m., New Pilgrim Baptist Church, 4415 Old Weis Road. Judge John Michael Guidry will speak at the Martin Luther King Celebration. The program will be proceeded by a brief march, which starts at 6 p.m., from City Hall to the church. Guidry will speak on arrival at the church.