• ADVENTIST HEALTH FAIR: 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Westbank United Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2401 General Meyer Ave. Adventist Community Services will host its annual health fair, with services including free blood pressure/glucose screening, various resource vendors, children’s craft table, space walks and a small garage sale. (504) 330-3395.


July 20-24

  • DESTREHAN VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: in Destrehan will hold a vacation Bible school with a “Come and See” theme from 9 a.m. to noon, St. Charles United Methodist Church, 1905 Ormond Blvd. Registration is open for kindergarten through sixth grade. Youth and adult volunteers also sought. $25, with before- and after-care additional. Registration form online or at church. Gwen Keller at (985) 764-8292.


Saturday and Sunday

  • PASTORAL ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, noon Sunday, Thompson Temple Church of God IN Christ, 1515 Whitney Ave. “Following God’s Vision; Fulfilling the Dream” is the theme for the celebration of Pastor Keith and First Lady Jacqueline Thornton. (504) 638-5771.


Monday, July 6

  • WOMEN’S STUDY: 6:30 p.m., Westbank Community Ministries, 2525 Apollo Ave. The study group will focus on the book “Boundaries” by Henry Cloud and John Townsend, which discusses how to set limits and still exhibit love toward others. The book costs $10. Call to reserve the book. (504) 368-2525.



  • MAGNIFICAT BREAKFAST: 9 a.m. to noon, Landmark Hotel, 2601 Severn Ave. Sponsored by Magnificat Metairie, the speaker will be Sr. Judy Gomila, MSC, a native New Orleanian and Marianite Sister of the Holy Cross for more than 50 years. A retreat and workshop leader, and in her own “ongoing conversion of heart,” she will speak about the continued mission of Jesus and how holiness and a sense of humor go hand in hand. Reservations required. $20. (504) 466-2010 or (504) 884-6152.

Saturday and Sunday, July 4-5

  • 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: 4 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. and noon Sunday, Our Lady of Divine Providence Church, 1000 N. Starrett Road. Celebrate the church’s half-century mark at one of three Masses. There will be apple pie a la mode and American flag pins following by the Knights of Columbus and the Altar Society. (504) 466-4511.


Saturday and Sunday

  • MEN OF STRENGTH CONFERENCE: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. Sunday, New St. Joseph Missionary Baptist Church, 1100 Branch-Joseph/Odeon Ave. Guest speakers Saturday will be Pastor Michael Jiles, Bethlehem Baptist Church in Braithwaite; Pastor Randy Stevenson, New Millennium Community Church in Gretna; and Deacon Edward Sapp, New St. Joseph Missionary Baptist Church. The conference will continue at 11 a.m. Sunday worship service with guest speaker Pastor Eddie Michael Payne, First Agape Baptist Church, New Orleans. Contact Pastor David L. Perry, of New St. Joseph, (504) 758-1327.


  • GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY FOR FIFTH AFRICAN BAPTIST CHURCH: 12:30 p.m., 3419 S. Robertson St. Members, leaders and community officials will break ground on a new 800-seat worship center and meeting facility for the 146-year-old congregation. (504) 891-3591.
  • TRIDENTINE MASS: 12:30 p.m., St. Stephen Church, 1025 Napoleon Ave. The Good Shepherd Parish will offer a Latin or Extraordinary Form of the Mass of the Roman Rite. The Good Shepherd Choir will sing the Gregorian “Missa de Angelis” with Brian Morgan, director of music and principal organist; Phyllis Treigle, soprano soloist; and Bart Folse, chanter. (504) 899-1378.
  • HAITIAN GOSPEL CHOIR CONCERT: 3 p.m., St. Maria Goretti Church, 7300 Crowder Blvd. The church’s Haitian Partnership Committee presents a gospel choir benefit for the partner church St. Therese de L’Enfant Jesus in Darbonne, Haiti. The program will feature Shades of Praise, St. Paul the Apostle Choir, the Blessed Trinity Choir, Our Lady of Grace Choir, Fresh Faith Praise Team, Edward Coleman and Friends and the St. Maria Goretti’s Gospel Choir. $10 donation.
  • BON BON VIVANT BENEFIT CONCERT FOR BISHOP PERRY CENTER: 3 p.m., Old Ursuline Convent and Museum, 1112 Chartres St. Jeremey Kelley and his band present a concern of jazz, swing and popular music. Donations to benefit the center. (504) 861-9521.
  • HOMELESS MINISTRY: 5 p.m., Ozanam Inn, 1236 N. Rampart St. Members of the homeless ministry at the Center of Jesus the Lord hold their weekly outreach. Group leaves the center at 5 p.m. (504) 529-1636.


  • ORGAN AND LABYRINTH AND CANDLELIGHT: 6 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, 1329 Jackson Ave. Music director Albinas Prizgintas performs classical to rock to pop on the 5,000-pipe organ. (504) 670-2520 or