BAKER

Sunday

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

Wednesday

  • HOUR OF POWER PRAYER: 6:30 p.m., New Covenant Christian Center, 6515 Myrtle St. Bible study follows at 7:30 p.m.

Friday

  • FELLOWSHIP FRIDAYS: 10 a.m., New Covenant Christian Center, 6515 Myrtle St. Men’s fellowship every first and third Fridays; Women’s every second and fourth Fridays.

BATON ROUGE

Saturday-Sunday

  • THE SACRED ORDINARY RETREAT: The Red Shoes, 2302 Government St. Sessions are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. “The Sacred Ordinary: A Retreat of Poetry and Practices of Presence” led by Kayleen Asbo, cultural historian, spiritual director and mythologist. Cost is $150 with optional lunch, $10. Registration and information at theredshoes.org.

Saturday

  • PRAYER BREAKFAST: 9 a.m., Greater St. John Baptist Church, 307 E. Washington St. The Rev. Emma Woods will speak.

Sunday

  • NEW MEMBERS CLASS: 9:30 a.m., Promised Land Baptist Church, 7234 Plank Road.
  • WORSHIP SERVICE: 9 a.m., Charity Christian Center Church, 871 O’Neal Lane. Transportation provided. (225) 272-8259.
  • YOUTH SUNDAY: 11 a.m., Promised Land Baptist Church, 7234 Plank Road.
  • CHURCH DEDICATION: 4 p.m., Disciples Outreach Ministry, 2032 Gore Road. Bishop Christopher Huddleston, of the St. James Church of Slaughter, will speak.
  • PASTOR’S APPRECIATION SERVICE: 4 p.m., Israelite Baptist Church, 1841 Thomas Delpit Drive. An appreciation service will be held in honor of the sixth anniversary of the Rev. Donald R. Sterling and Malinda Sterling. Pastor Ricardo Handy Sr. and the Mount Zion Inner-City Church of Plaquemine will be guests.

the first christmas: 6 p.m., Naylor Hall, 9340 Florida Blvd. “The First Christmas,” a best-seller by Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan, based on the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, is being taught Sundays and at 10 a.m. Mondays through November by the Rev. Joe Reggin, interim pastor of Broadmoor Presbyterian Church. The public is invited. Free. Purchase of the book is optional through a bookstore or online.

Tuesday

  • COMPUTER TRAINING: 1 p.m., Mirror of Grace Outreach, 921 Lobdell Ave. Introduction to Computers, Basic Microsoft Word, and Internet & Social Media Training. Students who attend all classes will receive a Certificate of Completion. Pre-registration required. (225) 300-4528.

BIBLE study and SNACK time: 6 p.m., T.J. Jemison Baptist Student Center, 724 Harding Blvd. (225) 774-8924. tjjemisonbsc.com

EBR Parish Christian Leadership School: 6 p.m., Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 9700 Scenic Highway. Courses to be offered include Introduction to Leadership, Synoptic Gospel, Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts.

Wednesday

  • COMMUNITY PRAYER BREAKFAST: 7 a.m., Boudreaux’s, 2647 Government St. Doors open at 6:30 a.m. for the Interfaith Federation of Greater Baton Rouge’s breakfast, the theme of which is “What Makes for Peace?” by Dr. Mary Jones Wade. Tickets are $20 and are available at the federation office, 3112 Convention St. (225) 267-5600.
  • NOON PRAYER: Hope Christian, 5013 Windfall Court. (225) 355-8194.
  • WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS: 6 p.m., Berean Wellness and Community Support Center, 5100 Osborne Ave. Call (225) 355-4444 or visit bereanbatonrouge.comfor topics.
  • EVENING SERVICE: 6:30 p.m., St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 17510 Monitor Ave. Mid-week Wesleyan Communion Service. Free. SAUMCBR.com

Thursday

  • GRIEFSHARE: 6 p.m., Grief Recovery Center, 4939 Jamestown Ave.

Friday

  • GENTLE HANDS MEMORIAL SERVICE: 6:30 p.m., St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 2025 Stuart Ave. An evening memorial service to honor and remember the lives of children lost to miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death. (225) 343-6657.

Friday

  • WOMEN’S CONFERENCE: 7 p.m. Friday, New Hope Baptist Church, 5856 Greenwell Springs Road. Greater Louisiana Baptist Convention Women’s Conference. (225) 926-0246.

Saturday, Oct. 3

  • WOMEN’S CONFERENCE: 8 a.m., Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4728 Constitution Ave. Greater Louisiana Baptist Convention Women’s Conference. (225) 978-8855.
  • WOMEN’S CONFERENCE: 8:30 a.m, First Little Rock Missionary Baptist Church, 312 S. 17th St. Sister’s Keeper Ministry’s 11th annual Women’s Conference. The Rev. Marva Coleman, of Straightway Ministries, and the Rev. Gwendolyn Sneal, of St. Peter AME, will speak. The theme is “Living a Life of Integrity.” Cost is $15.
  • USHERS MINISTRY: 2 p.m., St. Mary Baptist Church, 1252 N. Acadian Thruway E. Fourth District Ushers’ Ministry bi-monthly meeting.

Sunday, Oct. 4

  • SUNDAY SCHOOL: 9:30 a.m., Promised Land Baptist Church, 7234 Plank Road.
  • WOMEN’S DAY PROGRAM: 1 p.m., First Little Rock Missionary Baptist Church, 312 S 17th St. The Rev Tammy Traylor, of World of Deliverance Ministries, will speak.
  • EVENING WORSHIP & COMMUNION SERVICE: 5 p.m., Greater Mount Gideon Baptist Church, 205 Alice St. The Rev. Emma Woods will speak.
  • FESTIVAL OF PRAISE: 7 p.m., Bethany World Prayer Center, 13855 Plank Road. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets at Bethany box office at north and south campuses, Life-Way Christian Bookstore, Wal-Mart and Ticketmaster, (800) 745-3000. Featuring in concert Donnie McClurkin, Fred Hammond, Hezekiah Walker, Kim Burrell and more. (225) 275-0251.

Monday, Oct. 5

  • URSING HOME VISIT: Heritage House Manor, 1335 Wooddale Blvd. The Rev. Emma Woods and Greater Mount Gideon Church Mission Ministry will visit. The Rev. Gus Henderson will speak.

CENTRAL

Saturday, Oct. 10

  • SATURDAY FUN DAYS: 10 a.m., Blackwater United Methodist Church, 10000 Blackwater Road. Games include golf, bowling, fishing, ring toss and hay rides. Baked goods and food booths will also be available. Families are welcome to wander through the pumpkin patch, take pictures and take home a pumpkin or two. $2. (225) 261-4646.

CLINTON

Sunday

  • APPRECIATION SERVICE: 2 p.m., Breath of Life Christian Center, 9435 Plank Road. Service to honor overseers Bishop Edward L. and Karen B. Brooks. Special guests will be Apostle Rodney D. and Lakedia Robertson and the New Life Christian Center. (225) 368-7500.

ETHEL

Sunday

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

Sunday, Oct. 4

  • THE LORD’S SUPPER: 11 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.

JACKSON

Sunday

  • CHURCH DEDICATORY PROGRAM: 2 p.m., Asphodel Baptist Church, 4091 La. 68. The Rev. Perry Jones Jr., of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Zachary, will speak.

LAKELAND

Saturday, Oct. 3

  • BIBLE ON THE BAYOU: 7 a.m., St. Alma Baptist Church, 12861 La. 416. The retreat will include facilitators Pastor Donald Boutte, Pastor Angela Domingue, Pastor Errol Domingue, Minister Rickey Draper, Pastor Fred Jeff Smith and Bishop Charles E. Wallace. The closing retreat preacher will be the Rev. Lamar Batiste. Classes will be offered from three tracks — Mission and Ministry, Music, and Social Justice. To register, call (225)627-5390.

PLAQUEMINE

Sunday

  • SHEPHERDS DAY SERVICE: 3 p.m., St. Peter Baptist Church, 58116 Court St. Special Guest will be the Rev. Moses Gordon III and the First- African Baptist Church Sixth- District of New Orleans. Special music by the Mass Choir of First- African Church, St. Peter, New Jerusalem Zion Traveler and the Iberville Parish Choir Mass Choir. A reception will follow in the church’s dining room.

PONCHATOULA

Wednesday

  • SCRIPTURE 101: 10 a.m., Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road. The first four sessions will consist of a survey of the Old Testament and the second four sessions will cover the New Testament. (225) 294-5039.

Tuesday, Oct. 6

  • SPIRITUAL BOOK SHARING: 10 a.m., Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road. Reflections on how secrecy can hurt families, the church and ourselves, and how what we are keeping secret can get in the way of our connection with God. Fee: $50 (includes book and material).

SLAUGHTER

Sunday

  • WORSHIP SERVICE: 10 a.m., New Fellowship Baptist Church, 4756 La. 412 E.
  • FAMILY & FRIENDS DAY: 2 p.m., New Fellowship Baptist Church, 4756 La. 412 E. Dr. Theodore Major and the congregation of New Philadelphia Baptist Church will be guests.
  • MALE CHORUS: 6 p.m., New Fellowship Baptist Church, 4756 La. 412 E. The East Feliciana Male Chorus will perform.
  • WORSHIP SERVICE: 2:30 p.m., St. James Church, 10151 Noel Thomas Lane. Worship with the Rev. Christopher and Eleanor Huddleston.