ADDIS

Sunday

  • RECOVERY SUPPORT ADDIS WOMEN’S GROUP: 6 p.m., Church at Addis, 6781 La. 1. Group is for individuals seeking freedom from destructive habits. Free. (225) 776-1652.

Friday

  • RECOVERY SUPPORT ADDIS MEN’S GROUP: 7 p.m., Church at Addis, 6781 La. 1. Group is for individuals seeking freedom from anger, alcoholism, drug addiction, gambling, over eating, over spending, or whatever controls your life. (225)218-5630.

BAKER

Sunday

  • WORSHIP SERVICES: 11 a.m., New Covenant Christian Center, 6515 Myrtle St.

Wednesday

  • SERVICES: 6:30 p.m. New Covenant Christian Center, 6515 Myrtle St. Hour of Power Prayer, followed at 7:30 p.m., with Bible study.

Friday

  • FELLOWSHIP FRIDAY’S: 7 p.m., New Covenant Christian Center, 6515 Myrtle St.
  • Baton Rouge

    Saturday

    • THE CALLING: 10 a.m., Oasis Christian Church, 524 E. Brookstown Drive. Free health screenings, school supplies, food, fun and games.

    Sunday

    • MEN & WOMEN’S DAY: 8 a.m., Donaldson Chapel Baptist Church, 2501 Gracie St. The Rev. Harold McCoy will speak.
    • WORSHIP SERVICE: 9 a.m., Charity Christian Center Church, 871 O’Neal Lane. Pastored by Dr. Linda Bradford. Transportation provided. (225) 272-8259. Free.
    • MEN’S DAY PROGRAM: 9 a.m., Gloryland Baptist Church’s Glory Center, 6745 Greenwell Springs Road. Bishop Gregory Cooper Sr., pastor of Antioch Full Gospel Baptist Church and Morning Star Baptist Church, will speak. There will be a 100 Voice Male Chorus. The theme is “Brothers Dwelling Together in Unity.” For transportation or more information, call (225) 356-0577.
    • NEW MEMBERS’ CLASS: 9:30 a.m., Promised Land Baptist Church, 7234 Plank Road.
    • THE LORD’S SUPPER: 11 a.m., Promised Land Baptist Church, 7234 Plank Road.
    • FALL ORIENTATION: 12:30 p.m., The Ministry of Love School of Ministry, 5956 Hooper Road. Classes begin Aug. 11. (225) 356-2713.
    • CHURCH ANNIVERSARY: 2 p.m., Rosehill Missionary Baptist Church, 1384 W. Grant St. Join the Rev. Bennie Veals Jr. and the congregation.
    • PASTOR’S ANNIVERSARY: 3 p.m., Ebenezer Baptist Church of South Baton Rouge, 1901 Missouri St. Celebration of 15th anniversary of Pastor Ronald A. Sutton and Mary C. Sutton. Special guests will be Rev. Leroy A. Taylor and the congregations of New Zion, Rose Hill Westside and Little Zion Baptist Churches. Music by Minister Timothy Britten and Shabach Praise Company.
    • “GREAT WOMEN OF THE BIBLE” SERVICE: 3:30 p.m., New Jerusalem Baptist Church, 1627 Thomas H. Delpit Drive. Women will portray biblical characters as well as be recognized for their committed service to the church. Narrators are the Rev. Van Smith Jr. and Leola Smith; soloists are Wanda Colbert and Gilder Young. Music will be by the sanctuary choir. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall.

    worship service: 4 p.m., Greater Greene Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1232 32nd St. The Rev. Marva F. Coleman will preach for the Western New Orleans/Baton Rouge Area Women’s Missionary Society of the AME Church. Sister Ora Knighten, of Days Chapel AME Church in Clinton, is the area WMS chairwoman. The Missionaries in White service celebrates a year of mission activities and ushers in the 2015-2019 WMS Quadrennial Theme: “Transforming Lived … Building Communities … Impacting the World” Biblical Foundation: Romans 12:1-2. wms-amec.org.

    Tuesday

    • COMPUTER TRAINING: Registration now open. Mirror of Grace Outreach, 921 N. Lobdell Blvd., Suite E. Computer classes offered from 5:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Visit mirrorofgrace.org or email Info@mirrorofgrace.org.

    Wednesday

    • MISSION MINISTRY- : 10 a.m., First Unity Church, 6262 McClelland Drive.
    • NOON PRAYER: Noon, Hope Christian, 5013 Windfall Court. (225) 355-8194.
    • WOMEN’S AUXILIARY: 3 p.m., Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 1414 Sora St. Meeting of East Baton Rouge Parish Women’s Auxiliary.
    • WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS: 6 p.m., Berean Wellness and Community Support Center, 5100 Osborne Ave. For topics, call (225) 355-4444 or visit bereanbatonrouge.com.

    Friday

    • FRIDAY NIGHT WORSHIP: 6 p.m., Foster Road Baptist Church, 11333 Foster Road. Dr. Jason McNaughton, of First Baptist Church in New Roads, will speak. Meal begins at 6 p.m., followed by worship service at 7 p.m.
    • 5TH ANNUAL OLD LANDMARK REVIVAL SERVICE: 6:30 p.m., Little Rock Missionary Baptist Church, 2585 Sherwood Drive. The Rev. Samuel Pierre will speak.

    Saturday, Aug. 15

    • GROWTH STRATEGIES WORKSHOP: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., New Creation Christian Center, 1934 Scenic Highway.

    Sunday, Aug. 16

    • CHURCH ANNIVERSARY: 11 a.m., Promised Land Baptist Church, 7234 Plank Road. The church celebrates its 39th anniversary. The Rev. Bennett T. Cortez and the Greater Faith Baptist Church of Houston will be guests. Pastor is the Rev. Perry Wrights Jr.
    • “WHAT IS MY SONG?: 2-4:30 p.m., St. Joseph Academy Mother Alice Hall, 2980 Kleinert Ave. This St. Joseph Spirituality Center retreat will teach parents and caregivers how to guide children to find the unique purpose God has in mind for their lives. To learn more and register online go to: stjocenter.org or call (225) 383-3349.
    • COMEDY SHOW: 6 p.m., Broadmoor United Methodist Church, 10230 Mollylea Drive. Dennis “The Swan” Swanberg will perform. The preacher-turned-comedian began his career as a youth minister and in the course of serving various pastorates, Swanberg honed his “sideline” profession of comedy routines and impersonations, including Bill Clinton, John Wayne and Muhammad Ali. Swanberg has built a 40-year career on clean comedy that includes over 150 performances annually, TV appearances, books and videos. The night will begin with live music, snacks, and door prizes. Although the event is free, attendees are encouraged to reserve their seat at broadmoormethodist.org. Seating is limited.

    Seminary Certificate Classes: 6 p.m., Community Bible Baptist Church, 1729 Monte Sano Avenue. Certificate from New Orleans Baptist Theological. (225) 202-5295.

    Monday, Aug. 17

    • BIBLICAL INSTITUTE: 6 p.m., Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 185 Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive. Open house for Southeast Regional Biblical Institute. The fall semester begins at 6 p.m. Aug. 17. This diploma program is through Samford Ministry Training Institute, Birmingham, Alabama. This institute is designed for those who want to improve their biblical and theological knowledge. Classes held from 6-9 p.m. Mondays.

    Thursday, Aug. 20

    • TODD TRAHAN COMING TO AGLOW COMMUNITY LIGHTHOUSE: 7 p.m., Baton Rouge Garden Center, 7950 Independence Blvd. Todd Trahan, director of Intercessors for Louisiana, will be the guest speaker for the month of August.

    Friday, Aug. 21

    • FOOD AND CLOTHING FOR THE NEEDY: 11 a.m., Sweet Home Baptist Church, 343 W. Buchanan St. The church’s Helping Hand Ministry will be giving food and clothing to the needy until 12:30 p.m. (225) 343-0322.
    • FRIDAY NIGHT WORSHIP: 6 p.m., Foster Road Baptist Church, 11333 Foster Road. Dr. Josh Burnham, of First Baptist Church in Gramercy, will speak. Meal begins at 6 p.m., followed by worship service at 7 p.m.

    Saturday, Aug. 22

    • DAY OF RENEWAL: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Our Lady of Mercy Parish Activity Center, 445 Marquette Ave. Annual Day of Renewal, “Jesus Heals the Heart,” will feature praise and worship, reflections and music by Cindy Scardina, faith witnesses and a Eucharistic procession and benediction. Lunch will be provided. Bring writing materials for journaling. (225) 636-2464 or (2250 346-8873.

    WELLNESS HEALTH DAY: 10 A.M. TO 2 P.M., THE MOUNT PILGRIM BAPTIST CHURCH, 9700 SCENIC HIGHWAY. REGISTRATION STARTS AT 9:30 A.M. WELLNESS SESSIONS INCLUDE KIDNEY HEALTH, DIABETES MANAGEMENT, HEALTHY COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS FOR WEIGHT MANAGEMENT, HYPERTENSION AND DIABETES CONTROL. FREE CHOLESTEROL, BLOOD PRESSURE, GLUCOSE, VISION AND HEARING SCREENING. DOOR PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED AND LUNCH WILL BE SERVED.

    ETHEL

    Sunday

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

    Sunday, Aug. 16

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

    GONZALES

    Tuesday

    • CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC PRAYER MEETING : 7 p.m., St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1022 N. Burnside Ave. (225) 715-2135.

    GREENSBURG

    Sunday

    • WOMEN’S DAY: 2:30 p.m., Darlington Church of God in Christ, 2295 Otis & Willie Matthews Road. Third annual Women’s Day. Guests include Dr. Carmen J. Walters, of New Orleans, and psalmist Nita Morgan, of Baton Rouge. Attire is red and black. Elder Frederick D. Skinner is pastor and first lady Angel Skinner is director of the Women’s Ministry.

    JACKSON

    Sunday, aug. 23

    • HOMECOMING & CHURCH ANNIVERSARY: 2 p.m., Asphodel Baptist Church, 4091 La. 68. The church celebrates its 139th anniversary and homecoming. The Rev. Sam Williams Jr., of Holly Grove Baptist Church in Zachary, will speak.

    LAFAYETTE

    Saturday, Aug. 15

    • BAG MAT MINISTRY: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church, 518 Roselawn Blvd. Learn to make sleeping mats for the homeless from recycled plastic shopping bags. Bring a bag lunch and stay for the day or just an hour. For more information, contact Mats4Homeless@gmail.com or Bag Mat Ministry on Facebook.

    LAKELAND

    Sunday, Aug. 16

    • 141ST YEAR CHURCH ANNIVERSARY: 2 p.m., St. Alma Baptist Church, 12861 La. 416. Previous members of St. Alma and who attended St. Alma Elementary School are invited to attend. Pastor Geoffrey Sykes, of St. Mary Baptist Church of Plaquemine and Union Baptist Church of Clinton, will preach. A fellowship meal will follow.

    MARINGOUIN

    Sunday

    • BACK-TO-SCHOOL SERVICE: 1 p.m., Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 8900 Gravois Lane. Judge John Michael Guidry will speak.

    ST. FRANCISVILLE

    Sunday

    • BACK-TO-SCHOOL SUMMER RETREAT: 11 a.m., Sherobee Missionary Baptist Church, 10064 Jone Vaughn Creek Road. Minister George Jones, of Donaldson Chapel Baptist Church, will speak.

    Saturday, Aug. 15

    • YOUNG PEOPLES’ WORKSHOP: 10 a.m., St. Peter Baptist Church, 9109 Tunica Trace. Fourth District Baptist Association Young Peoples Department monthly workshop. The topic is “Who Said That?, New Testament Men and Women of the Bible.” Host pastor is the Rev. Olton Scott. The Rev. Orlean Scott is parish women director and the Rev. John Thompson is conference president. Plans will be made for the annual Calendar Taste Feast to be held Sept. 20 at the West Baton Rouge Community Center.

    SLAUGHTER

    Sunday

    • SERVICES: 9 a.m, New Fellowship Baptist Church, 4756 La. 412 E. Miracle & Deliverance Service at 9 a.m., followed by worship service at 10 a.m.

    Tuesday

    • BIBLE STUDY: 10 a.m., New Fellowship Baptist Church, 4756 La. 412 E.