Religion Bulletins for Dec. 6, 2014 _lowres

Dixie Echoes



  • THE GOOD NEWS PARADE: 1 p.m., 2100 block of Highland Road. The Alpha & Omega Sister Sorority sponsors the parade, which distributes Bibles. The parade travels from Highland to Terrance to Thomas Delpit to Roosevelt Street and back to Highland.

WomEN of confidence CONFERENCE: 7 p.m., Ramada Inn, 1480 Nicholson Drive. Participants will include Minister Marcy Fisher, director of the Women of Confidence Choir; JOY J, recording artist, of Baton Rouge; Ora Bradford, of Flaming Fire Ministry; Evonne Dunn, of Spirit of Truth International Ministries; and the Rev. Mary Murray, of Salter’s Chapel AME Church. For more information, call Bernetta Knighten (225) 202-3635.


  • HOLY COMMUNION SERVICE: 7 a.m., Israelite Baptist Church, 1841 Thomas H. s Road.
  • LORD SUPPER WORSHIP: 9 a.m., Raven’s All Faith Church, 1913 North St. Raven’s All Faith Church.
  • ADVENT CANTATA: 10:30 a.m., 2021 Tara Blvd. A rendition of “The Christmas Story” featuring the St. Paul Choir. Free. (225) 923-3133.
  • HOLY COMMUNION: 10:45 a.m., Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 9340 Florida Blvd. The Rev. Road Martha Robson, of New Orleans, will be the guest pastor.
  • WORSHIP SERVICE: 11 a.m., The Metropolitan Community Church of Baton Rouge, 7747 Tom Drive. (225) 248-0404.
  • BLUE CHRISTMAS: 2 p.m., St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 17510 Monitor Ave. A service for those who find the holidays difficult. (225) 752-2903 or
  • APPRECIATION SERVICE: 4 p.m. New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 318 Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive. In honor of the Rev. Willie J. Green Jr. The Rev. Conway Knighton and the St. Mary Baptist Church members will be the guests. (225) 287-4618.
  • LEGACY SUNDAY: 4 p.m., Bethel AME Church, 1358 South Blvd. The guest preacher will be the Rev. Frank Curtis Cummings, the 95th elected and consecrated bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. (225) 344-6931.

Walk thru Bethlehem Town: 6:30 p.m., First Baptist Church at Grace Point, 474 N. Jefferson Ave. Walks held every 15 minutes. Free.


  • PROPHECY BIBLE STUDY: 7 p.m., The Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4555 Fairfields Ave.


  • MIDWEEK COMMUNION SERVICE: 6:30 p.m., St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 17510 Monitor Ave. Worship, scriptures, silence for reflection, prayer and music. Child care provided. (225) 752-5059 or


  • CHRISTMAS SING-A-LONG: 7 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2021 Tara Blvd. Christmas sing-along featuring performances by opera singer Garry Leonberger, the St. Paul Choir, St. Paul Handbell Choir, Kaitlin LaBrauve, Peter Wright and Jory Ball.


  • ‘DARE TO BELIEVE’: 7 p.m., Chapel of Performing Arts, 2575 Michelli Drive. A stage play presented by Gloryland Baptist Church Drama Ministry. $3 or $2 with a canned good. (225) 356-0577.
  • ‘IT’S NOT THE PRESENT, IT’S THE PRESENCE’: 7 p.m., Oasis Christian Church, 4524 E. Brookstown Drive. A Christmas stage play. Free. (225) 355-8274 or
  • THE ONLY CHRISTMAS PAGEANT IN TOWN: 7 p.m., Jefferson Baptist Church, 9135 Jefferson Highway. In its 18th season, the choir, orchestra and cast of over 200 at the church will present the Broadway-style show, which centers on The Little Church in the Vale, which annually presents a Christmas pageant. Free.

Friday-Dec. 14

  • SINGLES ENRICHMENT WEEKEND: The Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4555 Fairfields Ave. The theme is “Single, But Never Alone.” It is an annual convocation sponsored by the Southwest Region Conference of Seventh-day Adventists headquartered in Dallas and will feature singles 18 and above from throughout the United States. (225) 356-4052.

Saturday, Dec.13

  • DETERMINED OF BATON ROUGE MUSICAL: 6 p.m., Greater Mt. Canaan Baptist Church, 5820 Evangeline St.

Sunday, Dec. 14

  • USHER MINISTRY ANNIVERSARY: 8 a.m., St. Joseph Baptist Church, 2510 Tennessee St. Minister Linda Reed, associate minister of the St. Mary Baptist Church, will speak.
  • LAS POSADAS: 3 p.m., St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 17510 Monitor Ave. Meet Mary, Joseph, and the “donkey” as they look for room in the inn. There will be refreshments and caroling. Free. (225) 752-5059 or
  • MINISTER’S APPRECIATION SERVICE: 3 p.m., Little Rising Sun Baptist Church, 1275 South 16th St. Annual appreciation service to honor Minister Faith Ashton, the Rev. Emma Woods and the Rev. Julia Kennedy.

Monday, Dec. 15

  • NURSING HOME VISITATION: 10 a.m., Heritage House Manor, 1335 Wooddale Blvd. Greater Mount Gideon Baptist Church Mission Ministry with director, the Rev. Emma Woods, will bring Christmas gifts. Sister Vera Ellois and Woods will speak. (225) 937-1159.

Tuesday, Dec. 16

  • NURSING HOME VISITATION: 10 a.m., Heritage House Manor, 1335 Wooddale Blvd. The East Baton Rouge Parish Women’s Auxiliary with director, Sister Virginia Ventress, Sister Joyce Patin, the Rev. Emma Woods, Sister Rosa M. Jones, Sister Linda Coleman, Sister Joyce Lloyd, Sister Mary Jetson and others will bring Christmas gifts. Woods and the Rev. Emily Stewart will speak. (225) 937-1159.

Friday, Dec. 19

  • CHRISTMAS CAROLING!: 6:30 p.m., Perkins Rowe, across from movie theater. (225) 936-6667.

Saturday, Dec. 20

  • CLOTHING GIVEAWAY: 10 a.m., Greater Beulah Baptist Church, 955 E. Polk St. Free clothing in all sizes.

Sunday, Dec. 21

  • YOUNG PEOPLE’S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: 11 a.m., Beach Grove Baptist Church, 9455 Elm Grove Garden Drive. The Rev. Emma Woods will speak.



  • THE LORD’S SUPPER SERVICE: 11 a.m., Beachum Grove Baptist Church, 8877 Battle Road. (225) 683-8119.

Sunday, Dec. 14

  • CHRISTMAS PRODUCTION: 10:30 a.m., St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, 5956 La. 19.
  • PASTOR’S ANNIVERSARY: 4 p.m., Beachum Grove Baptist Church, 8877 Battle Road. In honor of the Rev. Sterling Wrights. The Rev. Gerard Robinson and the congregation of McKowen Baptist Church will be the special guests. (225) 683-8119.


Thursday, Dec. 18

  • CLASSIC CHRISTMAS WITH DAVID PHELPS: 7 p.m., Greenwell Springs Baptist Church, 19421 Greenwell Springs Road. The Greenwell Springs Choir will perform.


Thursday, Dec. 11

  • GIFT WRAPPING: 6 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 707 W. Dakota. Get a gift wrapped for each non-perishable food item you bring (five-gift limit per person). (985) 542-9430.


Sunday, Dec. 14

  • “SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS” CONCERT: 4 p.m., St. Peter Baptist Church, 58116 Court St. Free.

Saturday, Dec. 20

  • YOU SAVED OR NAH? YOUTH & YOUNG ADULT SPIRITUAL AWAKENING: 9 a.m., Mount Zion Baptist Church II Inner City, 24400 Eleanor Road. Hosted by CAY2ROSS Youth Ministry, there will be praise and worship, breakout sessions for kids, teens, young adults and parents. Parent sessions are from 9 a.m. to noon. Youth and young adult registration cost is $15 and includes lunch and shirt, parents attend free. (225) 687-7750



  • CENTERING PRAYER: 7 p.m., Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road. A method designed to facilitate the development of contemplative prayer. It is an attempt to present the teaching of earlier times in an updated form. Free. (225) 294-5039.

Monday, Dec. 15

  • AN ADVENT REFLECTION: 7 p.m., Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road. The prayer service will be followed with a light reception and hot chocolate.



  • WALK THRU BETHLEHEM TOWN: 6:30 p.m. and every 15 minutes afterward until 8:30 p.m., First Baptist Church at Grace Point, 474 N. Jefferson Ave. “Walk Thru Bethlehem Town on the Night Jesus was Born.” Free and open to everyone.


  • CHRISTMAS MUSICAL: 7 p.m., Shiloh Baptist Church, 950 Seventh St. The West Baton Rouge Parish Mass Choir will stage its Christmas musical. Special guest will be the Rev. Johnnie Johnson and the Union Baptist Church of Brusly.


Sunday, Dec. 14

  • FAMILY AND FRIENDS DAY: 2 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, 15630 Live Oak. Hartzell United Methodist Church, 15630 Live Oak St. The Rev. Denise Smith, pastor of Hurst UMC-Plaquemine, and St. Luke UMC-Donaldsonville congregations will be the special guests.



  • MISSION MINISTRY VISITATION: 10 a.m., St. Francisville Country Manor Nursing Home, 15243 La. 10. Sherobee Missionary of St. Francisville and director, the Rev. Emma Woods, will bring Christmas gifts for the residents. Woods will speak.

Sunday, Dec. 14

  • INSTALLATION SERVICES: 4 p.m., Greater Hollywood Baptist Church, 9099 Sligo Road. The services will honor Road John Thompson and be conducted by the West Feliciana Parish Minister’s Conference along with the Fourth District Missionary Baptist Association.


Sunday, Dec. 21

  • LORD SUPPER: 11:30 a.m., St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 10151 Noel Thomas Lane.


Sunday, Dec. 21

  • ANNUAL END OF THE YEAR MUSICAL: 7 p.m., Mount Wade Baptist Church, 21255 Reames Road. The Sensational Soul Searchers and The Lighthouse Gospel Singers will perform.