Baton Rouge

Saturday

women’s ministry conference: 8-9 a.m., Magnolia Baptist Church, 960 E. Buchanan St. Theme is “Spiritual Warfare.” Speakers are the Rev. Mary Moss, of St. Alma Baptist Church; and Sister Tonya Granville, of True Light Baptist Church. Fee is $20, includes breakfast, lunch and door prizes. (225) 383-2913.

Tribes of Israel Tribal Encounter: 9 a.m., Antioch Full Gospel Baptist Church, 5247 Ford St. Praise and worship, impartation and fellowship. Free. (225) 718-4087.

Life Choice (Pre-Cana): 9 a.m., Catholic Life Center, 1800 S. Acadian Thruway. A one-day program for engaged couples seeking to get married in the Catholic church. It combines talks with personal reflection and couple dialogue in a classroom setting. diobr.org.

Prayer Breakfast: 9 a.m., Israelite Baptist Church, 1841 Thomas H. Delpit Drive. The theme is “The Power of a Praying Church.” (225) 344-3553. israelitebc.net.

EBR meeting: 10 a.m., Israelite Missionary Baptist Church of South Baton Rouge, 1841 Thomas H. Delpit Drive. Youth directors, leaders and workers will meet. (225) 603-4139.

Holy Communion: 11 a.m., Berean Seventh-day Adventist Worship Center, 4555 Fairfields Ave. The Ordinance of Humility, foot washing, will precede Communion. A baptism will follow. (225) 907-4663.

Nursing Home Ministry: 2 p.m., Sterling Place Nursing Home, 3888 North Blvd. The nursing home ministry of The Berean Seventh-day Worship Center will meet.

Jazz concert: 6 p.m., Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4555 Fairfields. Gospel jazz artist Roland Gresham will present a free concert. The Athens, Alabama, native has shared the stage with artists such as Richard Smallwood, Daryl Coley, Take 6, Dottie Peoples, Vicki Winans and more. His latest CD is “Memories of Michael Jackson.”

Jesus 2014 Bible Conference: 7 p.m., Berean Seventh-day Adventist Worship Center, 4555 Fairfields Ave. Helvis Moody, pastor and director of youth ministries of the Southwest Region Conference in Dallas, will speak.

Guidry to speak: 7 p.m., Saintsville Church of God in Christ, W.K. Gordon Prayer Center, 8930 Plank Road. Judge John Michael Guidry will speak.

Sunday

Youth Program: 7 a.m., Little Rising Sun Baptist Church, 1275 S. 16th St. The Rev. Emma Woods will speak. (225) 936-1159.

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.

Guest Preacher: 10:45 a.m., Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 9340 Florida Blvd. The Rev. M. Dudley Rose, former moderator of the Greater Atlanta Presbytery and author of “Life Lessons from the Table,” will preach. He served as interim pastor of the church in 1997-1998. (225) 387-1800.

Celebration Service: 11 a.m., New Sunlight Baptist Church, 1777 America St. Celebration of 14 years of service by the Rev. Dale W. Flowers.

Pastor Anniversary: 11 a.m., Sweet Home Baptist Church, 343 W. Buchanan St. The Rev. Henry Lamb, pastor of Greater Arlington and Straight Way Baptist churches, will speak.

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

Sunday to Thursday

National Baptist Convention of America International Inc.: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol pre-convention program: “Women Lifting the Least” foreign mission worship. Convention continues through Thursday. Special events include a musical at 7 p.m. Monday at the River Center and a Unity Banquet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Belle of Baton Rouge Atrium. The installation service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday the River Center. Among the officers will be the Rev. S.C. Dixon, of host church Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church in Baton Rouge. Dixon, who has a bachelor’s degree in divinity and a minor in ministry, will be installed as general secretary. For more information and complete schedule, go to nbcainc.com.

Monday

Computer Class: 6-8:30 p.m., Mirror of Grace Outreach, 921 N. Lobdell Blvd., Suite E. Microsoft Word class. Free public access to computers and the Internet 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Tuesday

Prayer Breakfast: 7 a.m., Boudreaux’s, 2647 Government St. The topic is “Let Peace Begin with Me.” Speakers include Rabbi Jordan Goldson, the Rev. Mary Moss and Emad Nofal, Islamic Center.

TBR Lunch for Faith and Community Leaders: Noon, St. Mary Baptist Church, 1252 N. Acadian Thruway E. Training on raising money.

Writer’s Workshop: 1:30 p.m., Broadmoor Baptist Church, 9755 Goodwood Blvd. A nondenominational writing workshop with emphasis on cultivating latent skills in story form for future generations. Meetings are the third Tuesday of each month. broadmoorchurch.com.

Computer Class: 6-8:30 p.m., Mirror of Grace Outreach, 921 N. Lobdell Blvd., Suite E. Microsoft Excel class.

Thursday

2014 Legislative Awards Banquet: 6 p.m., Healing Place Church, 19202 Highland Road. Gary L. Bauer, best-selling author and journalist, will speak.

Friday

Clothing & Hot Meal for Needy: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sweet Home Baptist Church, 343 W. Buchanan St. Helping Hand Ministry will hold a clothing and meal drive for needy members of the community.

Pastor’s Appreciation Musical: 7 p.m., Second Mount Olive Baptist Church, 11741 Perkins Road. A celebration of the 40th anniversary of Rev. Lenn R. Alexander Sr. The Rev. Morris Jackson and the Evergreen Baptist Church of Ethel will be guests. The theme is “Celebrating a Pastor’s Love: For Dedicated Service and Commitment to God’s Word and His People.”

Art and Women in Scripture: 7-8:30 p.m., University Presbyterian Church, 3240 Dalrymple Drive. Workshop leaders are the Rev. Demetria Jones-Smith and the Rev. Robin McCullough-Bade. Free, but you must RSVP. (225) 267-5600. ifedgbr.com.

Thursday, Sept. 18

GriefShare: 6-7:30 p.m., Grief Recovery Center, 4939 Jamestown Ave., Suite 101. Sponsored by First Baptist Church of Baton Rouge, Griefshare is a free seminar and support group open to anyone who has lost someone close through death. (225) 768-8863.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Women’s Empowerment Conference: 8 a.m., Wisdom Rock Ministries, 3770 Maribel Drive. The theme is “I Ain’t Going Out Like That, Because The Purpose of My Pain is to Possess My Promise.” The guest speaker will be Ruthel Johnson, of Temple of Deliverance Apostolic Ministry. (225) 280-6154 or (225) 268-7699.

Clothing Giveaway: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Greater Beulah Baptist Church, 955 E. Polk St. Clothing is available for children and adults in all sizes. Free. (225) 343-5610.

Sunday, Sept. 21

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.

Women’s Day Celebration: 11 a.m., Bethel AME Church, 1358 South St. State Sen. Sharon Weston Broome will speak on “Build Up Our House in Christ.”

Youth Program: 11 a.m., Beech Grove Baptist Church, 9455 Elm Grove Garden. The Rev. Emma Woods will speak. (225) 936-1159.

Holy Communion Service: 11 a.m., New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 318 Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive. Pastor Green will deliver the Communion message and the senior choir will perform under the direction of Dwight Anderson. Free. (225) 939-8827. newsalembatonrouge.org.

pastoral anniversary: 3 p.m., Greater St. Michael Baptist Church, 1619 N. 37th St. Celebration in honor of the 15th anniversary of Pastor Melissa Dunn-Davis.

Science & Faith Live Simulcast: 6-8 p.m., Christ Covenant Church, 1700 Lee Drive. Author Eric Mataxas will host the simulcast featuring Oxford University professor John Lennox and author Stephen Meyer. Free. (225) 924-2269.

Wednesday, Sept. 24

Dinner & Conversation: 6:30-8:30 p.m., The Londoner, 4215 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd. Join Capital Area Atheist and Agnostics for dinner, drinks and conversation. londonerbr.com.

Thursday, Sept. 25

catholic charismatic movement: 7 p.m., St. Alphonus Church, 14040 Greenwell Springs Road. Deacon Ronnie Hebert and Renee Elliott and others will speak on the Charismatic prayer life. (225) 773-8936.

Saturday, Sept. 27

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 a talk on “Embracing Body, Mind and Spirit in Dementia Care.” Sister Janet Franklin is the featured speaker. Admission is $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Lunch is included. (225) 242-0323. diobr.org.

Ethel

Sunday

Praise & Worship Service: 9 a.m., Beachum Grove Baptist Church, 8877 Battle Road.

Sunday, Sept. 21

Annual Gospel Musical: 3 p.m., Beachum Grove Baptist Church, 8877 Battle Road. The musical will feature the Lighthouse Seniors Gospel Singers of Baton Rouge and the Crown Seekers of New Orleans. The Angola Gospel Band will be the special guest.

Gonzales

Sunday

Friends & Family Day: 10 a.m., Christian Assembly Full Gospel Church, 42158 La. 941. Dr. Lloyd Benson Sr., of Life Cathedral World Worship Center in Gonzales, will speak. There will be a picnic at 3:30 p.m. (225) 323-7205.

Greenwell Springs

Thursday, Sept. 25

Renewed Hope talk presentation: 7 p.m., St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 14040 Greenwell Springs Road. Deacon Ronnie Hebert and Renee Elliott will host the talk about charismatic prayer life. (225) 773-8936.

Grosse Tete

Sunday, Sept. 21

Family Festival: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., St. Joseph Church, 76940 Gum St. Raffles, bingo, a country store, silent auction, horseshoe tournament, volleyball tournament and entertainment for children. Fried chicken dinners will be served from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; cold beverages and desserts will be available for purchase. (225) 648-2977.

Lafayette

Saturday

Living Proof Live: 9:30 a.m., East Bayou Baptist Church, 2234 Kaliste Saloom Road. Global, one-day simulcast for women with Beth Moore. $25, lunch is included.

Sunday, Sept. 21

Generation 2 Generation 2014: 6 p.m., The Family Church, 223 Stone Ave. Seminar for women. Free, but registration required. Childcare, $5. (337) 234-0214.

Friday, Sept. 26

Joli Night Worship & Stories: 6:30 p.m., Crossroads Church, 150 Verona Drive. Free, but tickets required. Childcare for single mothers available. (337) 234-4308.

Norwood

Sunday, Sept. 21

Pastor Appreciation: 11 a.m., Union Baptist Church, 17038 La. 67. In appreciation of the Rev. Jesse Williams. The Rev. Lanquios Payne will speak. (225) 683-5531.

Plaquemine

Sunday

Men’s & Women’s Day Celebration: 8 a.m., Plymouth Rock Baptist Church, 58830 Iron Farm Road. The theme is “Men and Women Moving Forward in Christ.” Charles Hunter, laymen director of the Louisiana Missionary Baptist State Convention, will speak. (225) 687-2150.

Great Women of the Bible: 9:45 a.m., St. Peter Baptist Church, 58116 Court St. Women from the Old and New Testament will be highlighted through narrative by the Pastor and Mrs. Van Smith Jr. To be honored for their service are Dorothy Sparks, Deloris Mellieon, Linda Phillips, Nathaniel Battiste, Ethel Davis, Leola Smith, Cheryl Provo, Gladys Watkins, Eartha Pugh, Rose Jackson, Ada Anderson, Jean Wicks, Perry Cole, Judy Young, Jean Provo, Cathy Paten , Dorothy Williams and Mary Ann Harris.

Ponchatoula

Tuesday

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

Thursday

Day of Prayer with Sister Rose Bowen: 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road. The reflection will focus on “Julian of Norwich and God’s Gentle Way with Us.” It will start with coffee and fellowship, followed by the discussion and quiet time. Lunch will be served at noon. $35.

Saturday, Sept. 27

75 years of Dominican Sisters at Rosaryville: 10 a.m., Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road, Holy Rosary Chapel. Mass of Celebration with Bishop Robert W. Muench. A reception follows in Rosary Hall. RSVP at (225) 294-5039. rosaryvillela.com.

Schriever

Friday

dotMom Live Simulcast: 11 a.m., Living Word Church of Houma, 1916 La. 311. Live simulcast two-day conference for moms of all stages. All sessions will cover various topics concerning motherhood, parenting and how it relates to faith in Christ. Angie Smith, Jennie Allen, David Thomas, Steve and Debbie Wilson will speak.

Slaughter

Sunday

50 State Program: 12:30 p.m., St. James Church, 10151 Noel Thomas Lane. The church will be praying for the U.S. (225) 683-8228.

Sunday, Sept. 21

Lord’s Supper: 11:30 a.m., St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 10151 Noel Thomas Lane. Pastor Huddleston will speak.

St. Francisville

Sunday

Youth & Young adult Program: 11 a.m., Sherobee Baptist Church, 10064 Jones Vaughn Creek Road. The Rev. Emma Woods will speak. (225) 936-1159.

Zachary

Friday

services: 7:30 p.m., Open Faith Door Ministry, Best Western Inn conference room, 4030 La. 19. Pastor Timothy Glasper and co-pastors Deandrea and Courtney Glasper.

Saturday

Living Proof Simulcast: 9 a.m., Zachary Fellowship Church, 1555 E. Mount Pleasant Zachary Road. A one-day internet streamed simulcast with Beth Moore and women around the world. Admission is $20, includes lunch. (225) 654-7989 or info@fellowshipchurchzachary.com.