Baton Rouge

Saturday

Christian Women Ministry: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., In His Hands Baptist Church, 8767 Gov. Claiborne Drive. The Christian Women in Prayer Ministry presents “Empowered to Pray, A Prayer Workshop.” There will be classes for all ages. Call (225) 413-5063.

Easter For Kids: 9:30 a.m. to noon, Cross of Glory Lutheran Church, 5500 Stumberg Lane. Easter celebration for children from preschool to fifth grade with crafts, a guitar sing-a-long and an egg hunt. Free. Call (225) 752-5503 or crossofglorylutheran.com.

Annual Fish Fry: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mirror of Grace Outreach, 921 N. Lobdell Blvd., Suite E. The dinner donation is $8 and will go toward community programs. Call (225) 300-4528.

Easter Fest: 11 a.m., Elm Park Baptist Church, 5150 Landis Drive. Call (225) 357-7001.

East Louisiana Kairos Outside Reunion: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Jefferson United Methodist Church, 10328 Jefferson Highway. The reunion is for all former Kairos weekend guests, team members and those part of a former retreat. Event will include music, food and games. Families are welcome. Reservations are preferred. Call (225) 928-3618.

Easter Event: Noon, Star Hill Baptist Church, 1400 N. Foster Drive. Take the Next Step Easter event. Free. starhillchurch.org.

Gospel Concert: 7 p.m., Jordan United Methodist Church, 4619 Stearns St. The first spring gospel concert will feature One Voice. Call (225)355-3991.

Sunday

Youth and Palm Sunday Service: 8 a.m., Little Rising Sun Baptist Church, 1275 S. 16th St. The Rev. Emma Woods will speak.

Church service: 9 a.m., Mount Moriah Family Baptist Church, 15366 Old Hammond Highway.

Holy Week Services: 9 a.m., New Bethel Transformation, 1540 Matilda St. Pastors are Dr. Kecert and Dr. Monica Turner.

Pastor and First Lady Appreciation: 9 a.m., Oasis Christian Church, 4524 E. Brookstown Drive. The church will honor Bishop Charles E. Wallace and first lady Gladys Wallace for 34 years of ministry and 24 years of pastoral service.

Palm Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 9340 Florida Blvd. An Our Lady of the Lake Bloodmobile will be on the grounds. The service will begin at 10:45 a.m. and will include Lenten choral music under the direction of LSU’s Luis Rodriguez and vocal soloists. A barbecue chicken lunch will be held. Call (225) 924-4271.

Palm Sunday Worship: 10 a.m., Ravens All Faith Church, 1913 North St., Raven’s All Faith Church, 1913 North St. The Rev. Starr Paul will speak. Call (225) 571-1179.

Hebrew Class: 5-7 p.m., Dunham School, 11111 Roy Emerson Drive. Learn how to read and write Hebrew in a relaxed group setting. No previous language skills are required. Call (225) 791-3063 or dunhamschool.org.

Pastor’s Anniversary: 6 p.m., Greater Mount Canaan Baptist Church, 5820 Evangeline St. The service will celebrate Pastor Levie Wright’s second year. The Rev. Leroy Taylor, of New Zion Baptist Church, will speak. Call (225) 235-7372.

Legacy Service: 7 p.m., Full Gospel United Pentecostal Church Annex Building, 6729 Mickens Road. The service will honor the memory of Bishop Richard V. Allmon Sr. and Mother Lois Allmon. Individuals who sang for the “Peace” album or who have been a part of the FGUPC choir at any time are requested to meet at the church at 5 p.m. to be part of the legacy choir.

Monday-Thursday

Holy Symposium: 6-7 a.m., New Hope Baptist Church, 5356 Greenwell Springs Road. “Who Hath Believed Our Report?” is the theme for the Holy Symposium, titled “The Road to Calvary.” Guest preachers are the Rev. Raymond Jetson, of Star Hill Baptist Church; the Rev. Henry J. Brown, First Emmanuel and Star of Bethlehem Baptist churches; the Rev. Ronald Robertson, of Capital Missionary Baptist Church; Bishop Gregory Cooper, of Morning Star and Antioch Full Gospel Baptist Churches. (225) 926-0246 or newhopebr.com.

Wednesday

Passover informational: 6 p.m., Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1358 South St. “Everything you wanted to know about the Passover Seder, but did not want to ask” will be presented by Julie Rubyan and Ara Rubyan. Call (225) 344-6931.

computer program classes: 6-8:30 p.m., Mirror of Grace Outreach, 921 N. Lobdell Blvd., Suite E. Classes for individuals with little to no computer exposure. Free, but pre-registration is required. Free public access to computers and Internet is also available in the computer lab Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (225) 300-4528.

Thursday

MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE: 6:30 p.m., Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 9340 Florida Blvd. The service will include a processional of the cross and Holy Communion. The costumed tableau written by Pastor Hawley Wolfe depicts the Last Supper with Jesus and the disciples. A special offering will go to the Cuba Water Project. Call (225) 924-4271.

Maundy Thursday: 7 p.m., St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 17510 Monitor Ave. The service will be a dramatic representation with music by the Praise Team.

Grief recovery: 6 p.m., Grief Recovery Center, 4939 Jamestown Ave. Ongoing grief recovery seminar/support group offered by First Baptist Church of Baton Rouge. Free. Call John at (225) 768-8863 for a brochure or information.

Friday

Way of the Cross: 9 a.m., St. Joseph Cathedral, 412 North St. Catholic Charities Diocese of Baton Rouge and St. Joseph Cathedral will hold the Way of the Cross downtown. The procession will begin at the cathedral, travel a 14-station route through the State Capitol grounds and return to the cathedral. Call (225) 336-8700.

Good Friday service: 9 a.m., True Light Baptist Church, 3836 North St. The Last Sayings of the Cross will be given by the Rev. A.W. Azoney, Mallery Callahan II, Ricky Carter, Kenneth Chandler, Elmore Garner, Dennis R. Hebert Jr. and MacHenry Wallace. The Rev. Dennis R. Hebert Sr. is pastor.

The Seven Last Sayings from the Cross: 11:45 a.m., Israelite Baptist Church, 1841 Thomas H. Delpit Drive. The Good Friday service will have several participating ministers. israelitebc.net.

Good Friday service: Noon, Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 9340 Florida Blvd. The service will be meditative with a reading by the pastor and an interpretation of Jesus’ “Seven Last Words on the Cross.” Vocal solos will accompany Jesus to the cross during his three hours of darkness at Calvary. Call (225) 924-4271.

Good Friday Service: 6 p.m., Greater St. Luke Baptist Church, 132 N. 23rd St. Macedonia Baptist Church will join the service. A drawing for a television will be held after the service.

Good Friday Service: 7 p.m., Power In The Word World Ministry, 2618 Wooddale Blvd. The church is located on the Camelot College campus.

Good Friday Service: 7 p.m., St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 17510 Monitor Ave. The service is a tenebrae with music led by the Festival choir.

Saturday, April 19

easter parade: 10 a.m. Richardson Chapel Church of God In Christ, 731 W.K. Gordon St. Annual Scotlandville Easter Parade. The theme is “Behold the Lamb of God.”

Clothing Giveaway: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Greater Beulah Baptist Church, 955 E. Polk St. Clothing is available for children and adults in all sizes. Call (225) 343-5610

Easter Picnic: Noon, Power In The Word World Ministry, 2618 Wooddale Blvd. The church is located on the Camelot College campus.

Sunday, April 20

Easter Services: 6 a.m., St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 17510 Monitor Ave. Sunrise Service is at 6 a.m., Contemporary Service is at 8:30 a.m. and Traditional Services are at 9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Easter Service: 8 a.m., Elm Park Baptist Church, 5150 Landis Drive.

Resurrection Worship: 10 a.m., Ravens All Faith Church, 1913 North St. The Rev. Starr Paul will speak. Call (225) 571-1179.

Easter Worship: 10:45 a.m., Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 9340 Florida Blvd. The service celebrates the resurrection of Jesus. Children’s time will feature the children placing fresh flowers they have brought on their own special cross. Call (225) 924-4271.

Holy Communion Service: 11 a.m., New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 318 Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive. Pastor Green will deliver the Communion message and the senior choir will perform under the direction of Dwight Anderson. Call (225) 939-8827 or newsalembatonrouge.org.

Easter Resurrection Service: 11 a.m., Power In The Word World Ministry, 2618 Wooddale Blvd. The church is located on the Camelot College campus.

Saturday, April 26

Men and Boys Brunch: 10 a.m., Greater Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 3155 Victoria Drive. Judge John Michael Guidry will speak.

Pastor’s Anniversary Service: 6 p.m., Clear View M.B.C., 10657 Alco Ave. The service will celebrate 16 years of service by Pastor Celnnard Ross Sr. Call (225) 292-6749.

Central

Saturday, April 19

The great egg hunt: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lovett Road Park, 13443 Lovett Road. Sponsored by Journey Church for youngsters 12 and younger. Free. Food, including jambalaya, funnel fries, soft drinks and more, will be provided. Inflatable games will be scattered around the park. There will also be a petting zoo and rock-climbing wall and an egg hunt with candy-filled eggs.

Denham Springs

Friday

Secret Church: 6 p.m., New Covenant Church, 215 Florida Ave., SE. Admission is $10 and will include a study guide to use during Secret Church. Jambalaya dinners are $5. No childcare will be provided. radical.net/secretchurch.

Saturday, April 19

The great egg hunt: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., South Park. Sponsored by Journey Church for youngsters 12 and younger. Free. Food, including jambalaya, funnel fries, soft drinks and more, will be provided. Inflatable games will be scattered around the park. There will also be a petting zoo and rock-climbing wall and an egg hunt with candy-filled eggs.

Ethel

Thursday

Seven Last Sayings: Midnight, Providence No. 2 Baptist Church, 3781 La. 19, Ethel. The East Feliciana Ministers’ Conference will host the annual “7 Last Sayings” service at the church, where the Rev. Rodney Freeman is pastor. Call (225) 892-2142 or (225) 202-8431.

Hammond

Saturday

One Day Easter VBS: 9 a.m., Crossroads Church, 1006 N. Oak St. The event will be a day of songs, crafts, snacks and story time. Free. Call (985) 429-1299.

Friday

Secret Church: 6 p.m., Crossroads Church, 1006 N. Oak.

Lafayette

Saturday

Bag Mat Ministry: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church, 518 Roselawn Blvd. Learn how to make sleeping mats for the homeless from shopping bags. Email mats4homeless@gmail.com

Friday

Christ in the Passover: 7 p.m., Lafayette Disciples of Christ, 108 Republic Ave. Scripture and visual items will be used to walk through a Jewish Passover Seder. Presented by Jews for Jesus. Children are welcome, and the church is handicap accessible. The event is approximately 45 minutes long, and a love offering will be collected.

Livingston

Sunday

I Will Rise: 10:30 a.m., Satsuma Baptist Church, 29880 S. Satsuma Road. The Resurrection celebration will be led by the Adult Choir with Leslie Falks as musical director. Call (225) 686-2563.

Friday, April 25

Ladies Conference: 7 p.m., Unity Prayer Center, 28145 Frost Road. Sharon Cornell will speak. There will be food and fellowship after the service. Call (225) 252-4761.

Plaquemine

Saturday

Bible Encounter 2014: 8 a.m., Logos & Life Bible Church, 57945 Trosclair St. The event is an in-depth, intense study of the Bible.

Monday

Iberville Parish Chorus Rehearsal: 7 p.m., Plymouth Rock Baptist Church, 58830 Iron Farm Road. The rehearsal will be for Good Friday service.

Slaughter

Saturday

Women’s Fellowship: 11 a.m., Little Rock Baptist Church, 401 East Ave. Minister Myra Miller-Jenkins, of the Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, will speak. Lunch will be served and door prizes given away.

Friday

Last Seven Sayings from the Cross: 6:30 p.m., New Hope Baptist Church, 1405 La. 409. The Upper Parish Churches will celebrate the Last Seven Sayings from the Cross.

Sunday, April 20

Lord Supper: 11:30 a.m., St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 10151 Noel Thomas Lane. Pastor Christopher Huddleston will speak.

St. Francisville

Sunday

pre-easter program: 11 a.m., Sherobee Missionary Baptist Church, 10064 Jones Vaughn Creek Road. Guest speaker is the Rev. Linda Ward. All are welcome.

Tuesday

Foot Washing Service: 6 p.m., Magnolia Full Gospel Baptist Church, 7910 U.S. 61 North. There will be an intercessory prayer and Bishop Ronald Hardy from Faith, Hope and Love Worship Center will speak. magnoliafgbc.org.

Friday

Last Seven Sayings: 1 p.m., Magnolia Full Gospel Baptist Church, 7910 U.S. 61 North. The service will also air on KCLF 1500 AM and stream at KCLF1500AM.com at 1:30 p.m. Featured guest speakers include Pastors Albert Anderson III, Burnett King, Dennis Lawrence, Joe W. Pickett, Earnest Thibodeaux, Calvin Willis and Sterling Wrights. magnoliafgbc.org.

Sunday, April 20

sunrise Service: 7 a.m., Hemingbough, 10101 La. 965. The 27th annual interdenominational Easter Sunrise Service at the facility’s amphitheater, which overlooks the 45-acre lake. The Rev. Chris Andrews will present the sermon and Sharon James will be the featured soloist. Free coffee, juice and muffins following the service. Dress is casual. The grounds will remain open the entire day for photos. (225) 635-6617.

Resurrection Communion Service: 8:20 a.m., Magnolia Full Gospel Baptist Church, 7910 U.S. 61 North. The service will air on KCLF 1500 AM and stream at KCLF1500AM.com beginning at 9 a.m. magnoliafgbc.org.

St. Gabriel

Friday

Friday Night Live: 7 p.m., St. Gabriel Town Hall, 5054 Iberville St. Sponsored by Free Spirit Church.

Walker

Saturday

Training for Leaders: 8 a.m., Walker United Methodist Church, 30167 Stump St. The leadership encounter event, “Lead Like Jesus,” is created by Ken Blanchard. Meal, book and workbook are included.

Kids Easter Event: 9 a.m., Revival Temple, 28521 Walker South Road. The event will teach children about Easter. There will be breakfast, professional pictures with the Easter bunny, crafts and music. Free, but you must get a ticket. revivaltemple.com.

Wilson

Saturday

Clothing Giveaway and Blood Drive: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Second Baptist Church, 9515 La. 19. Call (225) 229-5849 or (225) 303-3500.

Zachary

Thursday

Easter Revival: 7 p.m., New Pilgrim Baptist Church, 4277 Old Weis Road. The theme is “Marching to Calvary.” The Rev. Mary Moss, pastor, St. Alma Baptist Church of Lakeland, will speak. Dinner will be served from 5:45 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. before worship. The Rev. Errol K. Domingue is pastor.

Sunday, April 20

Easter Sonrise Service: 7 a.m., Sandy Creek Baptist Church, 22834 Liberty Road. A breakfast will follow the service. Bible study will be at 9 a.m. The adult choir musical will be at 10:15 a.m.