• PRAYER BREAKFAST: Astronaut Charles Duke will be the guest speaker during a prayer breakfast sponsored by Christian Business Men’s Connection and Life Resources, Inc., at 7 a.m. Friday at the Fleur De Lis Event Center, 1645 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville. The master of ceremonies will be St. Tammany Parish District Attorney Warren Montgomery. Tickets are $25 per person or $190 for a table of eight and are available by calling (985) 626-9582, or email liferesources1@gmail.com. To pay online, go to liferesources.net.
  • DOCTRINE, DOGMA, & DRAFT: Young adults ages 21 to 35 are invited to Doctrine, Dogma & Draft with guest speakers, dialogue and fellowship at 7:30 p.m. every second Friday of the month at NOLA Southern Grille balcony, 1375 Gause Blvd., Slidell. Hosted by St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church, upcoming speakers include Paul George on Friday and Father Andre Melancon on May 8. For information, visit saintlukeslidell.org/doctrinedogmaanddraft.
  • DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY: Divine Mercy Sunday will be observed at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, 28088 Main St., Lacombe. The exposition of the most blessed sacrament will be followed by the recitation of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy at 3 p.m., Benediction and Mass. For information, call the church office at (985) 882-5229.
  • FEAST OF DIVINE MERCY: The Feast of Divine Mercy will be celebrated at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Peter Catholic Church, 125 E. 19th Ave., Covington. The exposition of the blessed sacrament will be at 2:30 p.m., followed by a reflection offered by James Seghers on the mission and message of mercy given to St. Faustina by Jesus. The Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be prayed on the half-hour from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Silent prayer time also will be available during adoration of the blessed sacrament. Benediction is at 4:30 p.m. The regularly scheduled Sunday Mass begins at 5 p.m. For information, call the St. Peter rectory at (985) 892-2422.
  • HELP FOR THE SANDWICH GENERATION:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color Members of the sandwich generation, who are caring for aging parents while still caring for their own children, will get advice on legal issues from lawyer Lydia Alford at 7 p.m. April 16 in Genesis Hall at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 360 Robert Blvd., Slidell. Among the topics to be addressed are wills, powers of attorney, health care powers of attorney, do not resuscitate orders, living wills and basic Medicaid funding. The session is free, but participants are asked to register by April 15 by sending email to Mary Stokes, director of adult ministries, at mary@aldersgate-slidell.org or calling the church office at (985) 641-5829.
  • LIVING GENEROUSLY: Bethany Lutheran Church will present the five short films of the Living Generously stewardship campaign at 9 a.m. and again at 10:30 a.m. Sundays from April 19 through May 17 at the church, 1340 Eighth St., Slidell. The films tell the story of the Donovan family as they seek to understand what it means to live the words of Jesus. The nursery will be open during both services, and there will be Children’s Church during the 10:30 a.m. service. For information, send email to bethanyslidell@charter.net.
  • WOMEN OF HOPE CONFERENCE: St. Timothy United Methodist Church will host the 15th annual “Women of Hope” Conference, April 24 and April 25, at 335 Asbury Drive, Mandeville. Featured speaker is Jennie Allen, Bible teacher and author. She will speak at three sessions about “God’s vision for our lives: What is holding us back and what does it look like to fully live out our purpose.” The opening reception begins at 6:15 p.m. April 24, and the conference begins at 7 p.m. The conference continues from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 25, with brunch included. Worship Leader Ginny Owens has excellent credentials in the Gospel Music Association and is a winner of three Dove awards. Tickets are on sale at WomenOfHopeConference.com. Child care is available for $10 per family with advance registration. For information, call the church office at (985) 626-3307.
  • SLIDELL FAITH MUSIC FESTIVAL: Bethany Lutheran Church will hold its Slidell Faith Music Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 25 at Slidell Heritage Park, 1701 Bayou Lane, Slidell. There will be continuous live Christian music from local bands. Admission is free, and visitors are invited to bring a picnic or purchase food and drinks at the park. For information, visit slidellfaithmusicfest.com.
  • TABERNACLE ANNIVERSARY:Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color Pastor Elijah McCartyText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/SolidText ColorText ColorText ColorText Color, of Friendship Baptist Church, New Orleans, will be the speaker when Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church celebrates its 113th anniversary at 3 p.m. April 26 at the church, 2445 Fourth St., Slidell. The theme will be “Tabernacle: The building, the body and the belief.”