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Saturday, Sept. 16

Health Fair: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Greater Morning Star Baptist Church, 1002 Mavis Drive. Free information and screenings for blood pressure, fasting blood glucose, flu and pneumonia vaccines, immune diseases, allergic conditions, diabetes, breast cancer education and health insurance. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call (225) 288-3403 or (225) 803-6633.

Senior Citizens Day: 9:15 a.m., The Berean Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 4555 Fairfields Ave. The theme is "Seniors Following the Steps of Jesus," and the colors are autumn brown and burnt orange. The oldest male and remale members, Lionel Milton, 97, and Eugenia Morgan, 95, will be recognized. The day's program begins with personal ministries followed by the general Sabbath School lesson study with Ernest Laws. Elder Charles E. Wilson will speak at the 11 a.m. worship service. Lunch will follow in the church's fellowship hall. (225) 356-4052.

Concert: 7 p.m., Stevendale Baptist Church of Baton Rouge, 16545 Old Hammond Highway. The Mark Trammel Quartet will perform in the church's first concert since the 2016 floods ravaged its buildings. Free. Donations will be taken. (225) 275-4646.

Sunday, Sept. 17

Sunday Morning Worship Service: 7 a.m. or 9 a.m., Oasis Christian Church, 4524 E. Brookstown Drive. (225) 355-8274,

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

Family and Friends Day: 8 a.m., First Emmanuel Baptist Church, 575 Education St. Speaker will be the church's pastor, the Rev. Henry J. Brown.

Sunday School & New Members' Class: 9:30 a.m., Promised Land Baptist Church, 7234 Plank Road. (225) 358-7772. Service is at 11 a.m.

Intercessory Prayer & Youth Christian Education: 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., Highest Praise Family Worship Center, 1965 Highland Road. (225) 733-4648. Worship service is at 10:30 a.m

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

Women's Day: 10 a.m., St. Mark United Methodist Church, 6217 Glen Oaks Drive. The theme is “Caring for Our Father’s World, Protecting the Environment.” Naudra “Tracy” Branch, a church member and a member of the L.B. Lewis Christian Involvers, a United Methodist Women Study Group, will speak. She is president of the Intergenerational Mass Choir and a member of the Sanctuary Choir and Female Ensemble. She is also youth director, a member of the Freedom Steppers and is a servant ministry speaker. Everyone is invited. For more information, call (225) 357-6150.

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

Youth Praise Service: 11 a.m., Beech Grove Baptist Church, 9455 Elm Grove Garden Drive. The Rev. Emma Woods will speak. (225) 775-9455.

Church Anniversary & Family and Friends Day: 3 p.m., Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 736 N. 35th St. The Rev. Charles Allen with the Friendship Chapel Baptist Church will be special guests. Dress is casual, but make sure it would be presentable for church worship. All former members, family, friends and the public are invited. There will be a special tribute to deceased members. (225) 383-8553.

Lecture: 3 p.m., Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, 10503 N. Oak Hills Parkway. Two German representatives from the Bruno Groening Circle of Friends, a worldwide volunteer organization for spiritual healing, will speak about healing on the spiritual path. Spanish translation will also be provided. Free. Contact Virginia Yarbrough (225) 751-2369.

Pastor's Appreciation: 3 p.m., Rock Zion Baptist Church, 3996 Billops St. The church will celebrate Pastor Charles E. Johnson Sr.'s three-year anniversary. Bishop Harris Hayes, of Good Shephard FGM Baptist Church, will speak.

Revival: Greater Divine Missionary Baptist Church, 6045 Hooper Road. The Rev. Ronald Sutton, of Ebenezer Baptist Church, will speak. 

Tuesday, Sept. 19

Young at Heart Luncheon: Noon, University Baptist Church, 5775 Highland Road. The Advocate's Smiley Anders will speak. Bring a dish or snack if you are able and a friend. 

Wednesday, Sept. 20

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

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.

Sept. 20, 27

Fall Revival: 7 p.m., Donaldson Chapel Baptist Church, 2501 Gracie St. The pastors are: Sept. 20, the Rev. Fred Jeff Smith, of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church; and Sept. 27, the Rev. Perry Wrights, of Promise Land Baptist Church. For more information, call (225) 344-4480.

Thursday, Sept. 21

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

Saturday, Sept. 23

Prayer Workshop: 10 a.m., Jordan Stone Baptist Church, 8523 Thelma St. "An Invitation to Prayer Workshop (The Battle Plan for Prayer from Basic Training to Targeted Strategies)." Speakers are: Brother Moses Clark, Sister Angela Ausley-Matthew, Sister Betty Wallace, the Rev. Emma Woods, Sister Chryal London, Sister Valerie Holiday, Sister Ursula Clark-Holmes and Brother Roy London. (225) 775-6621.

Stop the Violence Prayer Walk: Noon, corner of Thomas H. Delpit and Grant streets. Victory International Ministries will lead the walk, which is being held in the wake of the recent spike of violence in the community. Rallying may begin at 11:30 a.m., with the walk following at noon. Everyone is invited to participate. 

Sunday, Sept. 24

Church Anniversary: 3 p.m., Highest Praise Family Worship Center, 1965 Highland Road. (225) 733-4648.

Pastor's Anniversary: 4 p.m., Allen Chapel AME Church, 6175 Scenic Highway. The church celebrates the 16th anniversary of the Rev. Bland Washington Sr. and First Lady Brenda Washington. (225) 356-0719.

Pastor's Anniversary: 4 p.m., Israelite Missionary Baptist Church of South Baton Rouge, 1841 Thomas H. Delpit Drive. The church celebrates the eighth anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Donald R. Sterling. The Rev. Conway Knighton and St. Mary Baptist Church, 1252 N. Acadian Thruway E., will be special guests. (225) 344-3553.

Thursday, Sept. 28

Women in Spirit: Noon, St. Joseph Cathedral Parish Hall, 401 Main St. Lisette Borné, associate director for vocations and seminarians at the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge, will speak on "Grace Happens" at the interfaith gathering for women. RSVP by emailing or by calling (225) 387-5928.

Oct. 6-8

Kingdom Fest and Leadership Conference 2017: Oasis Christian Church, 4524 E. Brookstown Drive. Great speakers and informative classes. Register online at or call (225) 355-8274 for more information.  

Denham Springs

Prayer Line: Opens at 8:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays and noon Saturdays, Simply The Word Ministry. Offers prayer, testimony and Bible classes. Call (218) 548-8431, passcode is 562160#. The Rev. B. King Sr. is pastor.


Saturday, Sept. 16

Sisters in the Spirit Bible Study: 10 a.m., First Pilgrim Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 11453 La. 73. The topic is "The Armor of God.", (225) 715-1874,


Oct. 6-8

Old Time Camp Meeting: 7 p.m. on Friday & Saturday, 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Central Baptist Church, 14200 La. 44, Gonzales. Come join us for "Old Time Camp Meeting" featuring good singing, preaching & fellowship. For more information, call (225) 647-5673.

Grosse Tete

Sunday, Sept. 17

Family Festival: St. Joseph Church, 76950 Gum St. Dinners will be served from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $7 each in the parish hall or boxed to take home. Homemade sweets and desserts, as well as beverages will also be available for purchase. The event also will include family activities plus volleyball and horseshoe tournaments. (225) 625-2438.


Sunday, Sept. 24

Pastor's Encouragement Service: 3 p.m., St. Peter Baptist Church, 58116 Court St. The church will celebrate the 32nd anniversary of Pastor Van Smith Jr. The Rev. Mark Lewis will preach accompanied by the Mount Calvary Baptist Church, of New Iberia. Special music will be by the choirs of St. Peter, New Jerusalem and the Iberville Parish Chorus. A reception will follow in the church's dining room. (225) 687-6014.


Sunday, Sept. 24

Service & Ethics Lecture: 9:50 a.m., All Saints Episcopal Church, 250 W. Hickory St. A lecture will follow the 9:30 a.m. service. The public is invited. Thomas O. Meyer, associate professor of finance, will speak on “Privileged Positions.” A reception in the parish hall will follow the lecture.


Sept. 24

Family & Friends Day: 2 p.m., New Hope Baptist Church, 1405 La. 409. Dr. René Brown and the congregation of Mount Zion Baptist Church will be special guests.

St. James

Sept. 16-17

Gospel Stage Play: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Shekinah Glory Christian Fellowship Church, 10164 Northline St. (at the foot of the Sunshine River Bridge, behind Sonic). The play is T.L. Moore's "Just the Three of Us." Tickets for the fundraiser are $13 in advance, $20 at the door and $30 for VIP. For more information, call (225) 257-4443.


Sunday, Sept. 17

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

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

Wednesday, Sept. 20

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