• THEOLOGY ON TAP: Theology on Tap for Young Adults will present guest speaker, the Rev. Bryce Sibley to discuss “Knowing God’s Plan for Your Life” from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at the Abita Brewery, 21084 La. 36, Abita Springs. The next gathering for young adults will be July 23, when Sarah Mary Toce talks on “Practical Pro-Life Engages a Culture of Death.” For information, call Christine Baglow, young adult minister, at (504) 715-1185 or email viachristi @stpeterparish.com.
  • G ARAGE SALE: Christ Episcopal Church in Slidell will hold a garage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the church, 1534 Seventh St., Slidell. Early bird admission at 8 a.m. is $5; admission at 9 a.m. or later is free. Bargain items will include household goods, tools, art, furniture, children’s items, costume jewelry and books. For information, call the church at (985) 643-4531.

MEN’S DAY: Apostle Gary Tillison, of Kingdom Reality Ministries in Slidell, will be the keynote speaker at the “Fishers of Men” Men’s Conference beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday at Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church, 2445 Fourth St., Slidell. Other conference speakers will be Elder Michael Cameron, of First Baptist Church of Warrington; the Rev. Alvin Smith, of Starlight Missionary Baptist Church in Slidell; the Rev. Sherman Smith, of New Beginning Ministry; and the Rev. Charles Phillips, of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church in Mandeville. The Men’s Day speaker at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 19, will be the Rev. Lionel Davis, pastor of Pentecost Baptist Church in New Orleans. The phone number for the Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church office is (985) 201-7800.

ST. ANSELM GALA: The eighth annual Jewel of Madisonville Gala and Auction to benefit St. Anselm Catholic Church in Madisonville will be held Saturday at the Castine Center in Mandeville. The patron party is from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the gala is from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets are $50 and include the evening of fun, specialty food from more than 50 St. Tammany restaurants as well as silent and live auction and dance music by the Swing 101 Big Band. Northshore Buick GMC has donated a 2015 GMC Terrain for action. Tickets are available in the Parish Office, 306 St. Mary Street, Madisonville, or call (985) 845-7342, or visit www.stanselmmadisonville.org.

LIFETREE CAFÉ: The impact of prayer on people’s everyday lives will be explored during a Lifetree Café session at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, at Bethany Lutheran Church, 1340 Eighth St., Slidell. The program, titled “How Does Prayer Work? Exploring the Mystery of Connecting With God,” features filmed interviews with Nathan Matz and Tosha Williams, who pray daily but in very different ways. Admission is free, and snacks and beverages are available. For information, contact Shelly Bogran at (985) 643-3043 or Lifetreecafe.bethany@gmail.com.

CHRIST EPISCOPAL VBS: Discover Earth’s beginnings at Camp Creation Vacation Bible School from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 23-24 and 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. July 25-26 at Christ Episcopal Church, 1534 Seventh St., Slidell. Children going into prekindergarten through fifth grade are welcome to join in four fun-filled days of crafts, music and more. Registration continues through July 23. There is no fee for participation, but donations are welcome. Registration forms may be obtained weekdays from the church office or on Sunday mornings in Comfort Hall. For information, call (985) 643-4531, or email office@christchurchslidell.com.

THOMPSON ROAD BAPTIST: Thompson Road Baptist Church is hosting a Life Line screening July 28, at 59008 La. 433 in Slidell. Ultrasounds for stroke, peripheral arterial disease, abdominal aortic aneurysm and osteoporosis, and an EKG for atrial fibrillation are offered for $149, an average of $30 per test. Registration is required. Call (888) 653-6450.

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