KINGS' NIGHT: A fish fry dinner at 6 p.m. will precede a Kings' Night praise and worship service at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 35300 Home Estates Drive, Slidell. The requested donation for the fish fry is $12 a plate. For directions, visit or call (985) 640-1735.

AWANA BIBLE CLUB: Thompson Road Baptist Church will begin the Awana Bible Club ministry for children and families with a meeting from 4:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7. To register children from kindergarten through sixth grade, call (985) 690-6077. Thompson Road Baptist is at 59008 La. 433, Slidell.

KAIROS PRISON MINISTRY: People interested in serving in the Kairos Prison Ministry will gather for an information meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, in Genesis Hall at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 360 Robert Blvd., Slidell. The ministry involves weekend retreats inside the prison as well as a mentoring program for Kairos graduates and volunteers. Kairos Outside is a support program for women with spouses, family members or significant others who are incarcerated. Kairos Torch is a mentoring program involving inmates 25 and younger and volunteers who meet weekly for discussion and support. Call the church office at (985) 641-5829. 

BLESSING OF A CHILD IN THE WOMB: Expectant families are invited to receive a special “Blessing of a Child in the Womb” during the 9:30 a.m. Mass on Jan. 21 at St. Peter Church, 125 E. 19th Ave., Covington. For reserved seating for expectant families, register at or call the St. Peter Office of Marriage and Family at (985) 892-9353.

HOLY SPIRIT WOMEN'S RETREAT: Mary Healy and the Rev. Bill Henry will be featured at the annual Holy Spirit Women's Retreat on Jan. 26-28 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 1521 W. Pinhook Road, Lafayette. The theme is "Gather in Upper Room with Mary." Healy is a professor of sacred Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, and Henry is a pastor from Greenville, Mississippi. The cost for commuters is $105 for Saturday only or $145 for the entire weekend. To register, visit or call (504) 828-1368.

MOTHER-DAUGHTER PROGRAM: The Archdiocese of New Orleans north shore mother-daughter sexuality program will be presented from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, in St. Mary's Hall at St. Peter Catholic Church, 125 E. 19th Ave., Covington. Mothers and their daughters, ages 10 to 12, will hear presentations by experts in theology, health professionals and local peers. The cost is $25 for each mother-daughter couple. For information or to register, visit or contact the Office of Religious Education at (985) 893-2446 or