BAKER

Sunday

  • FAMILY & FRIEND DAY: 3 p.m., Evening Star Baptist Church, 16301 Al Sanford Road. The Rev. Clee Lowe, pastor of Mount Carmel Baptist Church, will speak.

BATON ROUGE

Saturday

  • KIDNEY HEALTH SCREENING: 8:30 a.m., Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 9700 Scenic Highway. Free testing: urine and blood test for kidney function, glucose and protein, blood pressure, BMI and educational information will be available. You should attend a kidney screening if you are 18 years or older and have one or more of the following: diabetes, high blood pressure, or a parent, grandparent, brother or sister with these conditions or kidney disease. No appointment or fasting required.
  • FOURTH DISTRICT YOUNG PEOPLE ADULT LEADERS AND SPONSORS WORKSHOP: 10 a.m., Israelite Missionary Baptist Church, 1841 Thomas Delpit Drive. Workshop Theme: “A Call to Leadership” presented by the Rev. Nelson Shaw. (225) 778-1710 or Coleman1254@att.net
  • HOT MEAL AND CLOTHING: 11 a.m., Sweet Home Baptist Church, 343 W. Buchanan St. The church ministry will provide a hot meal and clothing to those in need. (225) 343-0322.
  • OPPORTUNITIES FAIR: 11 a.m., BREC, 6117 BREC Cadillac St. Park. Tips for job seekers and door prizes.
  • STAMP UNVEILING: 1 p.m., Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1358 South Blvd. In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the second unveiling of the Richard Allen Black Heritage Stamp will be held. Bishop Julius H. McAllister, president of the Council of Bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and prelate of the Eighth District, will speak.

Sunday

  • WALL OF FAME SERVICE: 7 a.m., New Jerusalem Baptist Church, 1627 Thomas H. Delpit Drive. The church will induct the Rev. Lee T. Wesley into its African-American Wall of Fame. Wesley has been pastor of Community Bible Baptist Church for 27 years and of Plymouth Rock Baptist Church in Plaquemine for 14 years. He is also president of the Iberville Parish Ministers Conference. Shawn D. Wilson, secretary of the state Department of Transportation and Development, will speak. Ethel Edwards, of Plaquemine, will sing with music by the church choir.
  • BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM: 8 a.m., St. Joseph Baptist Church, 2510 Tennessee St. Judge John Michael Guidry will speak.
  • DEACON ANNIVERSARY: 8 a.m., First Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, 575 Education St. Honoring Deacon and Deaconess. Pastor Lee Allen Pounds will speak. (225) 288-2993. chanwest11@yahoo.com
  • CHILDREN’S APPRECIATION DAY: 11 a.m., The Power In The Word World Ministries Church, Camelot College, 2618 Wooddale Blvd. Food and refreshments will be served immediately following service.
  • FOUNDERS’ DAY CELEBRATION: 11 a.m., Bethel AME Church, 1356 S. Blvd. The theme is “Still Breaking Chains.” State Rep. Ted James, District 101, will speak. (225) 344-6951.
  • BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM: 11 a.m., Beech Grove Baptist Church, 9455 Elm Grove Garden Drive. The Rev. Emma Woods 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 10-11:30 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. This book and study offer a way to deeply experience Lent. Sessions also will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Register online or call the church office. (225) 752-2903 or SAUMCBR.com.

Educational Institute: 6:30 p.m., Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 9700 Scenic Highway. For more information on classes, contact Audrey L. McKnight at ayancy@lsu.edu

Tuesday

  • WORKSHOP ON ‘HOW TO GROW YOUR MINISTRY’: 9 a.m., Crowne Plaza Executive Center, 4728 Constitution Ave. Discover technology that helps grow your ministry. For more information, contact (800) 773-7570 or http://www.eventbrite.com

Wednesday

  • 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 “God’s Mercy Revealed in the Bible” by Stephen J. Binz, Catholic biblical scholar and social worker.
  • MIDWEEK LENTEN SERVICE: 6:30 p.m., St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 17510 Monitor Ave. “Broken Trust Restored.” Communion will be served. Childcare provided. (225) 752-2903 or SAUMCBR.com.
  • BLACK HISTORY MONTH SPEAKER: 6:30 p.m., Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 5262 Prescott Road. Rudy Macklin will speak.
  • WEEKLY LENTEN SERVICE: 7 p.m., Bethel AME Church, 1358 S. Blvd. (225)344-6931.

Thursday

  • WOMEN IN SPIRIT: Noon, St. Joseph Cathedral Parish Hall, 412 North St. Beth Townsend, publisher of Baton Rouge Christian Life Magazine, will speak on “Purpose, Passion, and the Power of Prayer!” Women in Spirit is an interfaith gathering for women seeking spiritual growth and sharing new and affirming perspectives on faith in everyday life .
  • 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. Bring your own lunch. (225) 397-6393.
  • “SO GREAT A SALVATION” A STUDY OF THE WORD: 7 p.m., EBR Greenwell Springs Branch Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Road. Understand how there is liberty through the life of Christ. Contact Shaun Robinson at (225) 267-7756 to register. Family-friendly. Free. bibleteachers.com

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 gumbo 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.

Saturday, Feb. 27

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

Sunday, Feb. 28

  • BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM: 8 a.m., Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1384 W. Grant St. Judge John Michael Guidry will speak.
  • 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

Saturday, Feb. 27

  • ST. ALPHONSUS FESTIVAL OF TWO RIVERS: 5 p.m., St. Alphonsus Family Center, 14040 Greenwell Springs Road. Tickets are $100 for two adults for the auction and taste fair and entry into the $10,000 drawing. Tickets for the taste fair and acution 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/

ETHEL

Sunday

  • YOUTH WORSHIP SERVICE: 9 a.m., Beachum Grove Baptist Church, 8877 Battle Road. (225) 683-8119.

Sunday, Feb. 28

  • PRAISE & WORSHIP SERVICE: 9 a.m., Beachum Grove Baptist Church, 8877 Battle Road. (225) 683-8119.
  • DEACON &DEACONESS ANNIVERSARY: 2 p.m., Beachum Grove Baptist Church, 8877 Battle Road.

JACKSON

Sunday

  • YOUTH WORSHIP SERVICE: 11:30 a.m., New Charleston Baptist Church, 3534 Cottage St.

Sunday, Feb. 28

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

NEW ROADS

Sunday, Feb. 28

  • 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

Sunday

  • BLACK HISTORY SERVICE: 9:30 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 contemporary and 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. All former students and band members are asked to attend.

Black History Program: 11 a.m., St. Matthew Baptist Church, 22910 Warren St. The Rev. Ernest E. Scott will speak on the theme “United We Stand, Divided We Fall. Have We Failed our Forefathers.”

Saturday, Feb. 27

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

PORT ALLEN

Sunday

  • PASTOR ANNIVERSARY: 2 p.m., The Christ Baptist Church, 6623 La. 190 W. The pastor, the Rev. Dr. Phillip Joseph, will be honored on his 26th anniversary. The Rev. Elvin Lacey, pastor of Antioch Baptist Church, will speak.

ROSEDALE

Sunday

  • HARTZELL UMC BLACK HISTORY CELEBRATION: 9 a.m., Rosedale, 15630 Live Oak. Judge John Michael Guidry will speak. Mildred Harris, Paulette Woolfolk, Cynthia Doyle-Lewis, Sadie Nelson, Karla S. Lewis, Emma S. Sims, the Rev. Kevin U. Stephens, the Rev. Henry Taylor, James Philson, Lloyd Northern and Samuel London will be honored.

SLAUGHTER

Sunday

  • BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM: 10 a.m., New Hope Baptist Church, 1405 La. 409. Dr. Tommy Cain will speak.

WALKER

Sunday

  • BLAINE & CHRISTINE BOWMAN: 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., First Assembly of God, 9027 U.S. 190. The duo will perform a variety of music.

ZACHARY

Sunday

  • WORSHIP SERVICE: 9 a.m., Open Door Fellowship Life Center, 4415 Avenue A. (225) 654-1000.

Thursday

  • BACK-TO-THE-BIBLE STUDY HOUR: 7:30 p.m., Open Door Fellowship Life Center, 4415 Ave. A. (225) 654-1000.