CROSSROADS NOLA: As promised, the Revs. Waylon Bailey, of First Baptist Church Covington, and Ken Schroeder, of Mandeville’s First Baptist Church, rappelled 300 feet down the side of the Capitol One high-rise in Baton Rouge on June 19, after helping Crossroads NOLA raise more than $67,000 on Give NOLA Day.

The Rev. David Crosby, of First Baptist New Orleans, also participated in the rappelling stunt. Their goal was to increase support for the hundreds of Louisiana children living in foster care while waiting for a permanent family.

Crossroads NOLA recruits, develops and supports foster and adoptive families. For information on becoming a foster parent or for other ways to get involved, visit

LIFETREE CAFÉ: The state of romance and how to keep it vibrant will be discussed during a Lifetree Café session at 7 p.m. July 15 at Bethany Lutheran Church, 1340 Eighth St., Slidell.

The program, titled “Modern Romance: That Crazy Thing Called Love,” features a filmed interview with cowboy humorist and performer Gary McMahan and his wife of more than 20 years.

Admission is free, and snacks and beverages will be available. For information, contact Shelly Bogran at (985) 643-3043 or lifetreecafe.