BATON ROUGE

Saturday

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

Sunday

  • FESTIVAL OF LESSONS & CAROLS: 5 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, 205 N. Fourth St. Music by the St. James Treble Choir, a group of singers in fifth through tenth grades. stjamesbr.org.

Worship Service: 11 a.m., The Metropolitan Community Church of Baton Rouge, 7747 Tom Drive. (225) 248-0404.

Service of Lessons & Carols: 10:30 a.m., Faith Presbyterian Church, 12855 Old Hammond Highway. faithpcbr.org, (225) 275-7393.

Young People’s Christmas Program: 11 a.m., Beach Grove Baptist Church, 9455 Elm Grove Garden Drive. The Rev. Emma Woods will speak.

Tuesday

  • MEDITATION AND DEEKSHA: 6 p.m., The Red Shoes, 2303 Government St. Deeksha is an energy transfer designed to bring about growth in consciousness and a quality of life experience. $5 suggested donation. (225) 338-1170
  • PROPHECY BIBLE STUDY: 7 p.m., The Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4555 Fairfields Ave.

Wednesday

  • CHRISTMAS CONCERT: 3 p.m., Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 2250 Main St. The 29th annual concert combines traditional carols with English, Celtic, African, Ancient Latin and contemporary selections. The choir’s music will also be featured at the Vigil Mass at 4 p.m. (225) 387-6671 or sacredheartbr.org.
  • CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE: 4 p.m., Faith Presbyterian Church, 12855 Old Hammond Highway. A family-friendly service. faithpcbr.org, (225) 275-7393.
  • CHRISTMAS VIGIL MASS: 4 p.m., St. Joseph Cathedral, 412 North St. (225) 387-5928 or cathedralbr.org.
  • CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE: 7 p.m., Unitarian Church, 8470 Goodwood Blvd. There will be carols, choir and a string ensemble featuring Jennifer Cassin, Daniel Cassin and Thomas Oswald. Arrive early for the string ensemble prelude at 6:45 p.m. (225) 751-3207 or unitarianchurchbr.com.
  • CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE: St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 17510 Monitor Ave. Childcare provided. (225) 752-2903 or St.AndrewsUMC.net.
  • CHRISTMAS MASS IN THE NIGHT: Musical prelude 9:25 p.m., Mass 10 p.m., St. Joseph Cathedral, 412 North St. (225) 387-5928 or cathedralbr.org.
  • STUFF THE CHIMNEY CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION: 9 a.m., Mirror of Grace Outreach, 921 Lobdell Ave. There will be games, movies, arts and crafts and access to the computer center. Free. Registration required. (225) 300-4528.

Thursday

  • CHRISTMAS WORSHIP SERVICE: 9 a.m., Oasis Christian Church, 4524 E. Brookstown Drive. (225) 355-8274 or occbr.org.

Christmas Celebration: 8 a.m., Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 9700 Scenic Highway. (225) 775-2740.

Christmas Masses: 8 a.m. and 10 a.m., St. Joseph Cathedral, 412 North St. (225) 387-5928 or cathedralbr.org.

Wednesday, Dec. 31

  • NEW YEAR’S EVE MASS: 4 p.m., St. Joseph Cathedral, 412 North St. (225) 387-5928 or cathedralbr.org.

NEW YEAR’S EVE SERVICE: 7 P.M., OASIS CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 4524 E. BROOKSTOWN DRIVE. (225) 355-8274 OR OCCBR.ORG.

WATCH NIGHT MEETING: 7 P.M., FLORIDA BOULEVARD BAPTIST CHURCH CAMPUS, 10915 FLORIDA BLVD. A BRIEF SERVICE OF PRAISE, THANKSGIVING AND FELLOWSHIP. EMUSE@FRANKLINABC.COM.

CLINTON

  • PASTOR GRADUATION: The Rev. Reginald Holmes, a native of Clinton and pastor of Friendship Community Missionary Baptist Church in Kenner, graduated Dec. 10 from the National Baptist Convention U.S.A. Inc. Sunday School Publishing Board in Nashville, Tennessee. Holmes received his diploma in Christian education and a certificate of pastor’s advanced training, which enables him to become a certified dean in Christian education. Holmes serves as assistant director of the Congress of Christian Education with the Cornerstone Association in New Orleans.

ETHEL

Sunday

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

LAKELAND

Sunday

  • THE CHRISTMAS STORY: 5 p.m., St. Alma Baptist Church, 12861 La. 416. There will be music and refreshments. (225) 202-4279.

PLAQUEMINE

Saturday

  • YOU SAVED OR NAH? - YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT SPRIRTUAL AWAKENING: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mount Zion Baptist Church II Inner City, 24400 Eleanor Road. There will be praise and worship, breakout sessions for kids, teens, young adults and parents. Parent sessions are from 9 to noon. Youth and young adult registration cost is $15, includes lunch and T-shirt. Parents attend free.

PLAQUEMINE

Sunday

  • PASTOR APPRECIATION SERVICE: 11 a.m., St. Matthew Baptist Church, 22910 Warren St. In celebration of the Rev. Nolon C. Carlin’s 30th year. The speaker will be the Rev. Keith Branch, of Mount Bethel Baptist Church.

ST. FRANCISVILLE

Sunday

  • COMMUNION SERVICE: 8 a.m., Rosedown Baptist Church, 12907 La. 10.
  • CHORUS MUSICAL: 3 p.m., St. Peter Baptist Church, La. 66. West Feliciana Parish Ministers Conference Chorus Musical to be healed. The Rev. Olton Scott, pastor.

Thursday

  • CHRISTMAS WORSHIP SERVICE: 9 a.m., Magnolia Full Gospel Baptist Church, 7910 La. 61 N. (225) 721-0558.

SLAUGHTER

Sunday

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

ZACHARY

Sunday

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