BATON ROUGE

Sunday

  • CHURCH ANNIVERSARY: 7 a.m., New Jerusalem Baptist Church, 1627 Thomas H. Delpit Drive. Celebration of the church’s 116th year. Guest preacher will be the Rev. Gregory Coates, pastor of St. John the Baptist Church of Dorseyville.
  • ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: 11 a.m., Sweet Home Baptist Church, 343 W. Buchanan St. In celebration of Sweet Home’s 90th anniversary. The Rev. Leo D. Cyrus Sr., pastor of New Hope and Second Baptist churches, will speak.
  • HANGING OF THE GREENS: 5 p.m., St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 17510 Monitor Ave. A chili cook-off will follow the service in the Friendship Building. Free. (225) 752-2903 or StAndrewsUMC.net.
  • WORSHIP SERVICE: 11 a.m., The Metropolitan Community Church of Baton Rouge, 7747 Tom Drive. (225) 248-0404.
  • MISSION MINISTRY PROGRAM: 11 a.m., Greater Mount Gideon Baptist Church, 205 Alice St. The Rev. Emma Woods will preside. (225) 937-1159.

Monday

  • BIBLICAL HEBREW: 7 p.m., Greenwell Springs Baptist Church, 19421 Greenwell Springs Road. A 13-week Hebrew language course with Buz Tremé. $250. kingsharvestonline.net.

Tuesday

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

Wednesday

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

Thursday

  • AGLOW COMMUNITY LIGHTHOUSE: 7 p.m., Baton Rouge Garden Center, 7950 Independence Blvd. Presented by AGLOW International, a worldwide transdenominational ministry. John Mark Pool will speak. Free. braglowcommunitylighthouse@gmail.com.

Friday

  • WOMEN WITHOUT WALLS: 7 p.m., Oasis Christian Church, 4524 E. Brookstown Drive. “Women Without Walls, Reaching Beyond,” a Christian comedy show. (225) 355-8274 or email womenwithoutwallsreachingbeyon@gmail.com.

Saturday, Dec. 6

  • ADVENT RETREAT: 9 a.m., St. Joseph Spirituality Center, 3080 Kleinert Ave. Presented by Sister Lucy Silvio, session will include talks, reflections, silence and sharing. Bring a Bible and paper or a journal. Registration required. $50. (225) 383-3349 or stjocenter.org.
  • JUST BELIEVE!: 5:30 p.m., St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 17510 Monitor Ave. A children’s musical about trusting God. Childcare provided. Free. (225) 752-2903 or StAndrewsUMC.net.
  • SENIOR CITIZEN BREAKFAST: 9 a.m., Greater Mount Canaan Baptist Church, 5820 Evangeline St. Judge John Michael Guidry will speak. (225) 356-7025.
  • CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON: Noon, Shiloh Baptist Church, 185 Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive. Sisterhood annual Senior Saints luncheon. Judge John Michael Guidry will speak.

Sunday, Dec. 7

  • 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 guests. Cora Jackson (225) 287-4618.
  • BLUE CHRISTMAS: 2 p.m., St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 17510 Monitor Ave. A service for those who find the holidays difficult. Free. (225) 752-2903 or St.AndrewsUMC.net.
  • HOLY COMMUNION SERVICE: 7 a.m., Israelite Baptist Church, 1841 Thomas H. Delpit Road. israelitebc.net.
  • LORD SUPPER WORSHIP: 9 a.m., Ravens All Faith Church, 1913 North St.

Friday, Dec. 12

  • CHRISTMAS PLAY: 7 p.m., Oasis Christian Church, 4524 E. Brookstown Drive. A Christmas play, “It’s Not the Present, It’s the Presence.” There will be door prizes. (225) 355-8274 or occbr.org.

PLAQUEMINE

Monday

  • CHOIR REHEARSAL: 7 p.m., St. Peter Baptist Church, 58116 Court St. The Iberville Parish Choir will begin its series of rehearsal for the “Sounds of Christmas” concert. All members are asked to be present and new members are welcome. Free.

PONCHATOULA

Monday

  • TAIZE PRAYER SERVICE: 7 p.m., Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road. A meditative Taize worship to promote serenity. The prayer consists of music, Scripture readings and reflection.

Thursday

  • 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.

PRAIRIEVILLE

Saturday, Dec. 6

  • CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION: 6 p.m., Dutchtown Baptist Church, 36495 C. Braud Road. Decorate sugar cookies, create cards and paint ornaments. Christmas stories and refreshments will be shared. Free. dutchtownbaptist.org.

PRAIRIEVILLE

Sunday

  • WOMEN’S MINISTRY SERVICE: 11 a.m., Sherobee Missionary Baptist Church, 10064 Jone Vaughn Creed Road. Rev. Linda Ward will speak.

PORT ALLEN

Dec. 5-7

  • 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.

TICKFAW

Friday

  • A NIGHT OF SOUTHERN GOSPEL MUSIC: 6:30 p.m., Good News Fellowship Church, 13101 La. 442 W. Hosted by Mike Vaughn and Glynn Fendlason. Danny Bishop will be the special guest. Free. (985) 974-0507 or mvmgoodnews.com.

WHITE CASTLE

Sunday

  • “THOSE PREACHING WOMEN”: 2:30 p.m., Greater Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church, 32425 Bowie St. Pastor Louis C. Askins will present the program.