Baker

Sunday

church anniversary: 11 a.m., Shady Grove First Missionary Baptist Church, 16443 Plank Road. Pastored by the Rev. Kenneth Chandler, the church celebrates is 120th anniversary, with Dr. Jasper Roper as guest speaker.

Sunday, Oct. 5

I Can, Gifted & Blessed: 9:15 a.m., Wayside Christian Fellowship, 201 Sherron Ave. Free.

Baton Rouge

Saturday

dementia care: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Catholic Life Center, 1800 S. Acadian Thruway. The Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge’s Marriage and Family Life Office, Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area and the Baton Rouge General Medical Center Senior Program will present “Embracing Body, Mind and Spirit in Dementia Care.” Sister Janet Franklin will speak. Admission is $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Lunch is included. (225) 242-0323.

Church Anniversary: 9:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church of Scotlandville, 1246 Rosenwald Road. In celebration of its 90th anniversary, the Rev. James Foster Reese will lead a workshop on stewardship. There will be a display of the church’s history and photos. (225) 636-2920 or (225) 954-1515.

Second Chance Anniversary: 6:30 p.m., Greater Arlington Baptist Church, 4929 McClelland Drive. Second Chance will celebrate its anniversary at Greater Mount Canaan Baptist Church, 5820 Evangeline St., and Greater Mount Bethel Baptist Church, 13540 Scenic Highway.

The Seven Churches of Asia Minor: 4 p.m., First Baptist Church, 3115 Newton St. The Emmanuel Baptist Aid Association minister and deacons’ wives present “The Seven Churches of Asia Minor.” The speakers will be Minister Jackie Williams, Lady Gloria Bowman, Minister Lillian Jarrett, Lady Helen Frazier, the Rev. Shirley Levy, Sister Laquitta Lewis, Lady Davis, Dr. Ethel Hawkins, Evangelist Virginia and more. The Rev. William M. Davis Sr. is pastor.

Sunday

Worship services: 9 a.m., Mount Moriah Family Baptist Church, 15366 Old Hammond Highway.

Worship services: 9-11 a.m., The New Christland Baptist Church, 5685 Robertson Ave.

Church Anniversary: 11 a.m., First Presbyterian Church of Scotlandville, 1246 Rosenwald Rd., In celebration of its 90th anniversary, a special service will be held. There will be a display of the church’s history and photos. (225) 636-2920 or (225) 954-1515.

World Peace Day Opening Ceremony: 2 p.m., Louisiana State Capitol, N. 3rd Street. Artwork by area youngsters will be displayed in the Rotunda. Oct. 1 is World Peace Day in Louisiana. (225) 267-5600.

Family & Friends Day: 3 p.m., Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 9340 Florida Blvd. The Rev. Paul Matthews will speak. Casual attire; no shorts or halter tops for adults please.

Fall Concert: 3 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 763 North Blvd. Join the Baton Rouge Concert Band for its fall concert. Free.

Deacon & Deaconess Anniversary: 3 p.m., The New Christland Baptist Church, 5685 Robertson Ave.

church anniversary: 3 p.m., Highest Praise Family Worship Center, 1965 Highland Road. Celebration of the church’s seven-year anniversary. Guests will be Minister Debra Robinson & Favor and Minister Roland M. Stewart Dance Ministry. (225) 733-4648.

Appreciation Service: 4 p.m., Israelite Baptist Church, 1841 Thomas H Delpit Drive. Honoring Pastor Donald R. Sterling and first lady Melinda Sterling for five years of service. The Rev. Ricardo Handy, of Mount Zion Baptist Church II-Inner City Plaquemine, will speak. israelitebc.net.

Saturday-Sunday

make peace flags: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, 8772 Quarter Lake Road, Building 13. Peace flags created by Baton Rouge people will fly around Birmingham, Alabama, in October during the Dalai Lama’s visit. All ages are invited to help create the flags for Birmingham or your home. cslsoutheastla.org or (225) 287-8887.

Monday

Tuesday-Thursday

Leadership School: 6-9 p.m., Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 9700 Scenic Highway. The theme is “Solidarity with the Savior Through His Witness.” Five courses will be offered; course completion cards available. The Rev. Jesse B. Bilberry Jr. is pastor. (225) 774-7896.

Thursday-Friday

ministry conference: 9 a.m., Charity Christian Center, 871 O’Neal Lane. Fellowship Covenant Ministries International regional conference on Excellence in Business & Ministry hosted by Dr. Linda Bradford. RSVP charitychristiancenter@yahoo.com.

Saturday, Oct. 4

The Inclusivity of Jesus in Luke’s Gospel: 9 a.m. to noon, St. Joseph’s Academy, 3080 Kleinert Ave. St. Joseph Spirituality Center will host the program, which will be presented by Sister Janet Franklin and include talks, reflections and sharing. $40. (225) 383-3349 or stjocenter.org.

dementia care: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Catholic Life Center, 1800 S. Acadian Thruway. The Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge’s Marriage and Family Life Office, Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area and the Baton Rouge General Medical Center Senior Program will present “Embracing Body, Mind and Spirit in Dementia Care.” Sister Janet Franklin will speak. Admission is $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Lunch is included. (225) 242-0323.

Sunday, Oct. 5

Holy Communion Service: 7 a.m., Israelite Baptist Church, 1841 Thomas H. Delpit Drive. (225) 344-3553 or israelitebc.net.

Worship services: 9 a.m., Mount Moriah Family Baptist Church, 15366 Old Hammond Highway.

Worship services: 9-11 a.m., The New Christland Baptist Church, 5685 Robertson Ave.

Christian Identity Talk: 10:45 a.m., Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 9340 Florida Blvd. Retired pastor of the Chinese Presbyterian Church in Kenner, the Rev. Claire Brooks, will discuss a person’s identity as a Christian in a talk titled “If Anybody Asks You Who You Are.” (225) 924-4271.

Lord’s Supper Worship: 9 a.m., Ravens All Faith Church, 1913 North St. (225) 571-1179.

Choir Anniversary: 3 p.m., The New Christland Baptist Church, 5685 Robertson Ave.

Sunday Evening Worship: 6 p.m., Greater Mount Gideon Baptist Church, 205 Alice St. The Rev. Emma Woods will speak. (225) 936-1159.

Israeli Folk Dancing: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Congregation B’nai Israel, 3354 Kleinert Ave. Open to all ages, religious and ethnic backgrounds and experience levels. Free. (225) 756-5291.

Tuesday, Oct. 7

Financial Peace University: 6:30-8 p.m., Jordan United Methodist Church, 4619 Stearns St. Nine-week biblically based curriculum that teaches how to handle money God’s way. daveramsey.com/findaclass.

Wednesday, Oct. 8

Trinity Oaks Pumpkin Patch: 7 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 15160 S. Harrells Ferry Road. Ends Nov. 1. tlcbr.org.

Saturday, Oct. 11

Prayer and Praise on the Bluff: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Scotland Plaza, at La. 10 and Scenic Highway. North Baton Rouge Area Churches Ministries fifth annual “Prayer and Praise on the Bluff.” (504) 344-1219.

Life Choice: 9 a.m., Catholic Life Center, 1800 S. Acadian Thruway. A one day Pre-Cana program for engaged couples seeking to get married in the Catholic Church. diobr.org.

St. George Fair: 10 a.m., St. George Catholic Church, 7808 St. George Drive. (225) 291-1298.

public square rosary: Noon, Catholic Life Center, 1800 S. Acadian Thruway. Bring your rosary and a lawn chair for this public rosary to thank God for our blessings and to pray for wisdom and knowledge to solve America’s problems. Sponsored by America Needs Fatima and St. George. (225) 769-0271.

Central

Monday, Oct. 6

Pumpkin Patch for Missions: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Blackwater United Methodist Church, 10000 Blackwater Road. Free. (225) 261-4646.

denham springs

Friday

chariots of light bikers tour: 7 p.m. Glory of God Worship Center, 1114 Rodeo Drive. Rev. Jerry Savelle’s national bikers’ tour is an evangelistic outreach of the Texas church. Praise and worship will be provided by The Hope of Glory Praise Team. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Free and open to all. No childcare will be available. (225) 791-4464 or gogwc.com.

donaldsonville

Saturday, Oct. 4

pastoral banquet: 6 p.m., St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church Banquet Facility, 421 St. Patrick St. Honoring Pastor Ronald D. Harbin Sr. of Shekinah Gory Christian Fellowship Church. $20 for church nonmembers.

Ethel

Sunday

Church Anniversary: 9 a.m., Beachum Grove Baptist Church, 8877 Battle Road. In celebration of its 141st anniversary, special guests will be Bishop Edward L. Brooks Jr. and the congregation of the Breath of Life Full Gospel Outreach Ministry in Clinton.

Lafayette

Friday

Adore Women’s Conference: 6-9 p.m., East Bayou Baptist Church, 2234 Kaliste Saloom Road. Continues 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oct. 4. $50. (337) 984-8291 or thebayouchurch.org/adore.

Sunday, Oct. 5

Anniversary Celebration: 6 p.m., Heymann Performing Arts Center, 1373 S College Road. In Celebration of Mike Walker and his wife, Paula, for their 30 years of ministry at The Bayou Church, formerly East Bayou Baptist Church. (337) 984-8291.

NEW ORLEANS

Oct. 5

Blessed Francis X. Seelos Memorial Mass: 1 p.m., St. Mary’s Assumption Church, 919 Josephine St. 147th Anniversary of Seelos’ death. The Most Rev. Michael Brehl, Superior General, Redemptorists of Rome, Italy, will preside. One-on-one intercessory prayer before Mass at 11:45 a.m. (504) 525-2495 or seelos.org.

Opelousas

Friday, Oct. 10

Bubba’s Bash: 6:30 p.m., Our Savior’s Church, 106 N. Union St. PGA Tour Pro and two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson is taking his charity concert for a coast-to-coast minitour.

Plaquemine

Sunday

encouragement service: 3 p.m., St. Peter Baptist Church, 58116 Court St. Encouragement service honoring Pastor Van Smith Jr. and first lady Leola R. Smith on their 29th year. The theme is “Pastor’s According to Mine Own Heart.” Special guest will be the Rev. René F. Brown and the Mount Zion First Baptist Church of Baton Rouge. Music by the Mount Zion Choir and the Mass Choirs of St. Peter, Zion Traveler and New Jerusalem. A reception will follow in the church dining room. (225) 687-2506.

Church Anniversary: 7:30 p.m., Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, 23030 Talbot Drive. Celebration service of the church’s 139th anniversary. (225) 687-6848.

Ponchatoula

Saturday

75 years of Dominican Sisters: 10 a.m., Rosaryville, 9003 Rosaryville Road. Mass of Celebration will be held in Holy Rosary Chapel with Bishop Robert W. Muench. A reception will follow in Rosary Hall. (225) 294-5039.

Tuesday

Spiritual Book Sharing: 10 a.m., Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road. A lecture on Richard Rohr’s “Immortal Diamond.” $50, includes book and material.

Friday

Overcome Women Retreat: 5 p.m., Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road. Free. Guest speakers are Shirley Brown, Shona Chavis and Jackie Harewood.

Monday, Oct. 6

Taize Prayer Service: 7 p.m., Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road. Taize worship is a meditative prayer service that includes music, scripture readings and reflection.

Slaughter

Saturday

Male Chorus Anniversary: 5 p.m., New Fellowship Baptist Church, 4736 La. 412. The East Feliciana Male Chorus will celebrate its 45th anniversary.

Sunday

Family & Friends Day: 2 p.m., New Fellowship Baptist Church, 4756 La. 412. The Rev. Henry J. Brown and the Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church will be guests.

Family & Friends Day: 2 p.m., New Hope Baptist Church, 1405 La. 409. The Rev. Raynell Madison and the congregation of First Mount Carmel Baptist Church will be guests.

st. james

Saturday, Oct. 5

pastor celebration: 10 a.m. Shekinah Glory Christian Fellowship Church, 10164 North Line St. Pastor Ronald D. Harbin Sr.’s 16th anniversary celebration. Pastor Cornell Joseph, of Mount Triumph Baptist Church in Donaldsonville, will speak.

Tickfaw

Friday

Country Gospel Concert: 5:30 p.m., Good News Fellowship Church, 13101 La. 442 W. Featuring a performance by The Country Village Band. Free. A concession stand is available with plate lunches, hot dogs, nachos and desserts. (985) 974-0507 or mvmgoodnews.com.

Zachary

Saturday, Oct. 11

360 Musical Movement: 6 p.m., 360 Christian Center Church, 5850 Main St. the360ccc.com.