Back-to-School Giveaway: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., New Ark Baptist Church, 1344 Terrace St., with refreshments and school supplies for students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

Health AND WELLNESS Fair: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Promised Land Baptist Church, 7234 Plank Road, with AIDS/HIV testing and information on Medicaid/Medicare, women’s health and other issues. A Children Village will include free school supplies and door prizes.

Closet Giveaway: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Joseph Baptist Church, 2510 Tennessee St.

Danny Daniels WORSHIP SEMINAR: 9 a.m. to noon, The Gathering at Lifepoint Church, 24930 La. 16, Denham Springs. Daniels will also perform for an Ice Cream and Blues set at 7 p.m.

Back-to-School Health Fair: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Jubilee Christian Center, 14595 Florida Blvd., with free health screenings, including for HIV, health information, haircuts, food and school supplies.

Basketball Tournament: 10 a.m., White Castle Community Center, 32725 Bowie St., White Castle. The tournament, sponsored by Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, will continues at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Family and Friend Day PICNIC: 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ebenezer Baptist Church, 1901 Missouri St.

One-cent movie: noon to 2 p.m., Faith Presbyterian Church, 12855 Old Hammond Highway. This showing of “Happy Feet” for admission of one penny will include popcorn and fruit punch for all ages, but children younger than 3 must be accompanied by an adult.

Women Conference: noon, Mount Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 13540 Scenic Highway, with guest speakers. Continues at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Sunday Best Competition: 6 p.m., Union Baptist Church, 599 Gwin St., Brusly. Singing and poetry participants must pay a $25 entry fee to compete for the $250 first prizes. A $50 gas card will be given to the person attending with the best hat. $5 admission.

Holy Convocation: 6:30 p.m., Saintsville Headquarters, 8930 Plank Road. The concluding service is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

Seven Women of the Gospel: 6:30 p.m., Sweet Home Baptist Church, 10300 Church St., Maringouin, with Christian Women in Prayer members as guests.

Community Revival: 7 p.m., Greater Greene Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1232 N. 32nd St. The revival, with the Revs. Conway Knighten, Leo D. Cyrus Sr. and William Davis Sr. as speakers, concludes with a final service at 7 p.m. Sunday.

From Southern Roots to the Big Apple: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., University United Methodist Church, 3350 Dalrymple Drive, a farewell concert by Mason Griffin and Derrian Tolden with a reception to follow.


MEN’s DAY: 8 a.m., First Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, 575 Education St., with the Rev. Marlon Henderson, of Magnolia, Miss., as guest speaker.

58th Church Anniversary: 8 a.m., Mt. Herman Baptist Church, 1293 North 36th St., with the Rev. Lee Edward Gage, of New Roads, as guest speaker.

122ND CHURCH ANNIVERSARY: 9 a.m., St. Joseph Baptist Church, 58105 Captain Talbot Harris St., Plaquemine, with the Rev. Uelyss Reed Jr., of Bossier City, as guest speaker.

Men Day: 9:15 a.m., Greater St. Luke Baptist Church, 132 N. 23rd St., with the Rev. Levi Wright, of Norwood, as guest speaker.

Usher Ministry Anniversary: 9:15 a.m., Shekinah Glory Christian Fellowship Church, 10164 N. Lane St., St. James.

Outdoor Praise and Fellowship Program: 10 a.m., New Philadelphia Baptist Church, 9027 Sanford Lane, Slaughter, the Revs. Lola S. Turner, Carl Brown and Evelyn Cummings as speakers.

Mission Program: 11 a.m., Greater Mount Gideon Baptist Church, 205 Alice St., with the Rev. Catherine Scott Brown as guest speaker.

Super Family AND Friends Service: 11 a.m., Higher Ground Outreach Ministries, 3515 N. Sherwood Forest Drive, with food and a chance to win a gas card.

Pastor Appreciation AND Birthday: 11 a.m., Power In The Word World Ministry, 2618 Wooddale Blvd., in honor of the Rev. Ronnie L. Williams, 60.

Pastor’s FIRST Anniversary: 11 a.m., True Vine Baptist Church, 905 Grebe St., in honor of the Rev. Shannon Warner with the Rev. Gerrard Robinson and the McKowen Baptist Church as guests.

Family and Friends Day: 1 p.m., The Breath of Life Full Gospel Outreach Ministry, 11214 Bank St., Clinton.

Family and Friends Day: 2 p.m., First Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 2105 Bayou Paul Lane, St. Gabriel, with Buena Vista Baptist Church of St. James as guest church.

A Celebration of Great Gospel Music: 2 p.m., New Philadelphia Full Gospel Baptist Church, 7317 Hanks Drive.

Family and Friend’s Day: 2 p.m., St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 10151 Noel Thomas Lane, Slaughter, in memory of the former chairwoman, the late Mary “Mae Love” Moore, with the Rev. Dole Smith, of Wilson, as guest speaker.

Pastor and First Lady FIRST Anniversary: 3 p.m., Greater Faith Missionary Baptist Church, 1615 Progress Road, in honor of the Rev. Allen and Alberta Rowe, with Bishop Willie Shaver Jr. and the Mount Wade Baptist Church as guests.

Pastor’s 19th year Appreciation: 3 p.m., Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 1414 Sora St., in honor of the Rev. Fred Jeff Smith.

Pastor and first lady 26th year appreciation: 3 p.m., New Jerusalem Baptist Church, 1627 Thomas H. Delpit Drive, in honor of the Rev. Van and Leola Smith with the Rev. Clyde E. McNell and the Greater Pilgrim Rest and New Light Baptist churches as guests. A reception will follow.

Women’s Conference: 4 p.m., Clarion Inn, 1500 La. 30, Gonzales, led by the Rev. Beverly Gorman Bilbo with such speakers as Cheryl Grayson, Rachelle Bilbo and Bethany Bilbo.

Vacation Bible School: 6 p.m., New Philadelphia Baptist Church, 9027 Sanford Lane, Slaughter. Continues nightly through Tuesday.

MID-CITY COMMUNITY FELLOWSHIP Communion Service: 6 p.m., St. Mary Baptist Church, 1252 N. Acadian Thruway E, with the Rev. Gregory Coates as speaker.


Old-Time Revival: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Israelite Baptist Church, 1841 Thomas H. Delpit Drive, with the Rev. Henry Lamb as guest speaker. Continues nightly through Wednesday.


Holy Ghost Revival: 6:30 p.m., First Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, 575 Education St., with the Rev. Thomas Bessix as evangelist. Continues nightly through Thursday.

Nights of Rejuvenation: 7 p.m., Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 1448 Thompson Creek Road, Norwood, with the Rev. John Sanders and the Second Baptist Church, of Wilson, as guests. Continues at 7 p.m. Wednesday.


Christian Leadership School: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 9700 Scenic Highway, sponsored by the East Baton Rouge Parish Ministers Conference and continuing nightly through Friday with courses on the Bible, evangelism and other topics. $10 per person or $50 for all members of the same church.

Youth Explosion: 7 p.m., New Jerusalem Full Gospel Baptist Church, 4525 Point Clair Road, St. Gabriel. Continues nightly with Edward Pierce speaking Wednesday, Mark Lewis speaking Thursday and Ronald D. Harbin Sr. speaking Friday.

Revival: 7 p.m., New Philadelphia Baptist Church, 9027 Sanford Lane, Slaughter. Continues nightly through Friday.


Human Rights Day: 10 a.m., First Christian Church, 8484 Old Hammond Highway, sponsored by Christian Women United with 1st Circuit Court of Appeal Judge John Michael Guidry as speaker.

Highland Broadsword Seminar: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 9340 Florida Blvd., sponsored by the Caledonian Society of Baton Rouge, this Scottish sword-fighting seminar features expert instruction from Christopher Thompson and continues at 9 a.m. Aug. 6 and 1:30 p.m. Aug. 7, $25. (225) 278-1577.

Shallow Creek Bluegrass Gospel CONCERT: 7 p.m., Good News Fellowship Church, 13101 La. 442 W, Tickfaw. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Concession stand open.

Rain Student Conference: 7 p.m., Interdenominational Faith Assembly, 5050 Greenwell St., a conference for youth and young adults with such speakers as Nicole Scott and Jason Laird and musicians as Jor’dan Armstrong and Breeze. Continues on Aug. 6 with a full-day of activities beginning with breakfast at 8 a.m.

August 6

Back-to-School Workshop: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 9700 Scenic Highway, open to students in grades pre-kindergarten through 12th and their parents with free school supplies, refreshments and such speakers as Amy Westbrook, deputy superintendent for the Louisiana Department of Education, and Nicole Grimes, principal of Crestworth Learning Academy.

CAREGIVERS OF THE ELDERLY SEMINAR: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Catholic Life Center, 1800 S. Acadian Thruway. Led by Tom Zordani, Catholic author and financial counselor, and other professionals, the program will address such issues as planning for financial needs, health care, legal issues, bereavement and end-of-life decisions. Preregister online at

Married Couples Conference with Christopher West: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Warren J. Harang Jr. Municipal Auditorium, 310 N. Canal Blvd., Thibodaux. $60 per couple plus $40 per couple for optional date night at 6 p.m. Register by Monday. (985) 850-3171.

Community Outreach Fellowship 2011: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 1334 Napoleon St., with clothes, school supplies, food, soft drinks, dance music, spacewalk and professionals to discuss spiritual, health and safety concerns.

GRANDPARENTING Conference: 9 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., Parkview Baptist Church, 11795 Jefferson Highway, led by Ken Sneed. (225) 293-2820.

Back-to-School Extravaganza: 10 a.m., Donaldson Chapel Baptist Church, 2501 Gracie St., with District 6 East Baton Rouge Parish School Board member Craig Freeman as guest speaker.

Back to School Program: 10 a.m. to noon, Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 1414 Sora St., with Judge Lisa Woodruff-White as speaker and school supplies distributed by the ABW Sisterhood Ministry.

Open Dance: 8 p.m. to 12 a.m., St. Luke’s Family Center, 910 Cross Gates Blvd., Slidell, with snacks and door prizes. $15. (985) 590-1063.



Dave Ramsey 13-week video course on managing money is being offered at these churches:

• Trinity Lutheran Church, 15160 South Harrell’s Ferry Road, at 7 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Aug. 9. Contact Chris Rosendahl at (225) 272-3110.

• The Chapel in the Oaks, 9611 Siegen Lane, at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays beginning Aug. 18. $99 per couple with child care available. A free preview class is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Aug. 11. Contact Bettejean Cramer, at or (225) 766-7000 or register online at

BEGINNING EXPERIENCE: Aug. 19 to 21, Bishop Robert E. Tracy Conference Center at the Catholic Life Center, 1800 S. Acadian Thruway, a program of healing for divorced, separated and widowed men and women. Preregistration is required. (225) 278-7321.