Rev. Perry Wrights Jr.

Pastor Perry Wrights Jr.

Arnold, Jill

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Baton Rouge

Saturday, Nov. 18

Community Clothes Giveaway: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Greater Divine Missionary Baptist Church, 6045 Hooper Road. Clothing available for adults and children. (225) 354-0492.

Carolyn Gee's Annual Seniors Brunch: 9 a.m., Greater Mount Canaan Baptist Church, 5820 Evangeline St. Judge John Michael Guidry will speak at the free dinner. Free flu shots will be available. Kindred at Home will be onsite with valuable information. (225) 229-0762.

Friends and Family Weekend: 6 p.m. Saturday, The Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4555 Fairfields Ave. Dress is casual. (225) 356-4052.

Sunday, Nov. 19

Appreciation Service: 7 a.m., Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 736 N. 35th St. The church will hold an appreciation service for the Rev. Melvin R. Rushing Jr. (225) 383-8553.

Service: 7:30 a.m., Greater King David Baptist Church, 7305 Harry Drive. (225) 927-4035.

Pastor's Anniversary: 8 a.m., First Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, 575 Education St. The church will celebrate the Rev. Henry J. Brown's 21st anniversary. The Rev. Marlon Henderson will speak. (225) 343-4095.

Sunday School & New Members' Class: 9:30 a.m., Promised Land Baptist Church, 7234 Plank Road. (225) 358-7772.

Sunday School: 9:45 a.m., Greater King David Baptist Church, 222 Blount Road. Men's Day Service at 11 a.m. (225) 775-2343. 

Service: 10 a.m., The Church of Scientology Mission of Baton Rouge, 9716 Airline Highway. (225) 928-7804. 

Youth Sunday Worship Service: 10:30 a.m., Highest Praise Family Worship Center, 1965 Highland Road. (225) 733-4648.

Service: 11 a.m., Campus of Camelot College, 2618 Wooddale Blvd. Join Power in the Word World Ministries with the Rev. Ronnie L. Williams. pwwm.org.

Young People's Worship Service: 11 a.m., Beech Grove Baptist Church, 9455 Elm Grove Garden Drive. The Rev. Emma Woods will speak.

Pastor's Anniversary: 11 a.m., Greater St. John Baptist Church, 307 E. Washington St. The church will celebrate the Rev. Donald Ray Sterling's 17th anniversary. The Rev. Kelvin Bazille, of Friendship Baptist Church in Marietta, Georgia, will speak.

Cooking Class: 2 p.m., The Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4555 Fairfields Ave. Meeting of the vegetarian cooking class. (225) 356-4052.

Anniversary: 3 p.m., Ebenezer Baptist Church, 1901 Missouri St. The church will celebrate its 91st anniversary. The Rev. Jermaine Brumfield Sr., of Mount Gillion Baptist Church of Prairieville, will speak. 

Pastor's Anniversary: 3 p.m., Promised Land Baptist Church, 7234 Plank Road. The church will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Rev. Perry Wrights Jr. The Rev. Geoffery Sykes, of Greater New Hope Baptist Church in Zachary and St. Mary Baptist Church in Plaquemine, will speak. (225) 358-7772.

Wednesday, Nov. 22

Bible Study: Noon, Greater King David Baptist Church, 7305 Harry Drive. (225) 927-4035.

Thanksgiving Eve Mass: 5 p.m., St. Joseph Cathedral, 412 North St. Bring the bread and wine you plan to serve on Thanksgiving for a special blessing. 

Bible Study: 6:30 p.m., Greater King David Baptist Church, 222 Blount Road. (225) 775-2343.

Midweek Service: 7 p.m., Promised Land Baptist Church, 7234 Plank Road. Bible study and children's church. (225) 358-7772.

Bible Study: 7 p.m., Campus of Camelot College, 2618 Wooddale Blvd. Join Power in the Word World Ministries with the Rev. Ronnie L. Williams. pwwm.org.

Thursday, Nov. 23

Thanksgiving Day Service: 8 a.m., Greater King David Baptist Church, 222 Blount Road. 

Bible Study: 6:30 p.m., Highest Praise Family Worship Center, 1965 Highland Road. (225) 733-4648.

Sunday, Nov. 26

Pastor's Anniversary: 8 a.m., Mount Herman Baptist Church, 1293 N. 36th St. The church will celebrate the 28th anniversary of the Rev. Albert Anderson III. 

Appreciation Service: 7:30 p.m., Jordan Stone Baptist Church, 8523 Thelma St. The church will hold an appreciation service honoring the Rev. Woods. Minister Angela Singleton and Evangelist Linda Fortune will speak.

Saturday, Dec. 2

Christmas Fellowship: 2 p.m., Greater King David Baptist Church, 222 Blount Road. The Christmas gathering of the Fourth District Ushers' Ministry.

Sunday, Dec. 3

Performance: 7 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, 205 N. Fourth St. Hear Joseph's version of the Christmas story in a special presentation written and performed by John Maxwell. A catered spaghetti dinner will be served at 6 p.m. in Bishops Hall. Children and younger teens will create Advent wreaths and enjoy other activities during the performance. Cost is $10; free for children. Reservations are required at stjamesbr.org/maxwell2017 or at the church office during business hours. (225) 387-5141.

Thursday, Dec. 7

Performance: 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary, 763 North Blvd. First Presbyterian Church will offer the story of Christ in an inspired presentation of Handel's "Messiah." Local orchestra members, LSU students and the Chancel Choir are collaborating on the production. Admission is free. fpcbr.org, (225) 387-0617.

Friday, Dec. 8

Christmas Gala: 7 p.m., Women's Club, 259 East Blvd. The Greater Sixty Aid Baptist Church's annual Christmas Gala. Tickets are $30. Call (225) 766-5773. Deadline for tickets is Nov. 30. Attire is dressy. Lots of prizes will be given away, including a $200 gift certificate towards a three-course dinner for six served in your home. There will be praise and worship, food and live musical entertainment.

Saturday, Dec. 9

Light Up The Night Christmas Gala: 7 p.m., Lod Cook Alumni Center, 3838 W. Lakeshore Drive. United Christian Faith Ministries' event which includes fine dining, live music, games, prizes and a silent auction. Formal attire. Mix & Mingle hour starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $55 until Nov. 19; $60 after. Visit ucfministries.org for tickets. (225) 927-1161, church office; (225) 927-7059, events office.

Clinton

Wednesday, Nov. 22

Bible Study: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 6148 Gilead Road. Every Wednesday. (225) 683-5070.

Denham Springs

Dec. 1-2

Community Nativity Celebration: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 25367 Riverton Drive. The community is invited to celebrate the birth of Jesus through nativity displays and musical performances from community organizations, individuals of other faith, local school choirs and more. Visit facebook.com/DSLouisiana for more information. 

Plaquemine

Sunday, Nov. 19

Pre-Thanksgiving Program: 7:30 a.m., Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church, 58165 Barrow St. Minister Chris D. Plant Jr., of Antioch Baptist Church in Brusly, will speak.

Sunday, Nov. 19

Anniversary: 9:45 a.m., St. Peter Baptist Church, 58116 Court St. The church will celebrate its 149th anniversary. The Rev. John Thompson, of the Hollywood Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, will speak. The Rev. Van Smith Jr. is pastor.

Sunday, Dec. 10

Concert: 4 p.m., St. Peter Baptist Church, 58116 Court St. The Annual "Sounds of Christmas" Concert by the Iberville Parish Choir. A choir rehearsal schedule will be posted next week at the church. For more information, (225) 687-6618 or (225) 938-2474.

Port Allen

Sunday, Nov. 26

Program: 11:30 a.m., Christ Baptist Church, 6623 U.S. 190 W. The church will hold its annual Mission Fellowship Program. The Rev. Mary Ellen Hall, associate minister from Israelite Baptist Church, will speak. (225) 343-0036.

Slaughter

Sunday, Dec. 3

Pastor's Anniversary: 2 p.m., The New Hope Baptist Church, 1405 La. 409. The church will celebrate the Rev. James M. Turner's 11th anniversary. The Rev. Joseph Quincy and the congregation of New Galilee Baptist Church will be special guests.

Zachary

Sunday, Nov. 19

Service: 8 a.m., Oak Grove Christian Center, 8755 Port Hudson-Pride Road. (225) 654-7392.

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

Appreciation Service: 2 p.m., Oak Grove Christian Center, 8755 Port Hudson-Pride Road. The church will hold an appreciation service for Bishop Oren Ruth Sr. (225) 654-7392.

Wednesday, Nov. 22

Bible Study: 6:30 p.m., Oak Grove Christian Center, 8755 Port Hudson-Pride Road. (225) 654-7392.

Centreville, Miss.

Nov. 20-21

Youth Revival: 6:30 p.m. nightly, Nathaniel Baptist Church, Miss. 33 South. Speakers will be Pastor Burnett King on Monday and Pastor LaReginald Jones on Tuesday. Open to everyone. (601) 645-0321.