• JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL: 7:30 p.m., The Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. A genial slacker, a private investigator and a femme fatale join forces to rescue a kidnapped holy man in “The Wonders.”


  • ANNIVERSARY: 8 a.m., St. Joseph Baptist Church, 2510 Tennessee St. The church deacons and deasoness will celebrate their 87th anniversary. The Rev. Jonathan Smith, pastor of the Triumphant Methodist Church of New Orleans, will speak.
  • CHURCH ANNIVERSARY: 8 a.m., Greater Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 3155 Victoria Drive. Celebration of the church’s 19th anniversary. The Rev. Dr. George W. Waddles Sr., pastor of Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church of Chicago, will preach.
  • RELIGIOUS EMBLEMS COUNSELORS TRAINING: 1 p.m., Our Lady of Mercy, 445 Marquette Ave. Every Boy Scout, Cub Scout or Girl Scout unit that offers Catholic Religious Emblems must have a trained counselor to facilitate the program. Any counselor whose training is over three years old is invited to be retrained. (225) 753-7046 or
  • SUNDAY SERVICES: Promised Land Baptist Church, 7234 Plank Road. Sunday School and new members classes are Sundays at 9:30 a.m.; worship service is at 11 a.m. Sundays; Holy Communion services are at 11 a.m. on second Sundays; Youth Ministry is at 11 a.m. fourth Sundays; Sisterhood Ministry is first Sunday before fifth Sunday at 11 a.m.; Brotherhood Ministry is fifth Sundays at 11 a.m.
  • MLK COMMEMORATION: 9:30 a.m., Unitarian Church, 8470 Goodwood Blvd. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration will include gospel music, liturgical dance and reflections on Selma 1965. Free. (225) 751-3207.
  • UNITED METHODIST WOMEN: 10 a.m., St. Mark United Methodist Church, 6217 Glen Oaks Drive. On United Methodist Women Sunday, the theme is “Membership for Mission: Making It Happen.” Edna Brown Hickman, president of the South Central Jurisdiction United Methodist Women, will speak. (225) 357-6150.
  • YOUTH PROGRAM: 11 a.m., Beach Grove Baptist Church, 9455 Elm Grove Garden Drive. The Rev. Emma Woods will speak.
  • JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL: 1:30 p.m., The Manship Theatre, 100 Lafayette St. Double feature of “Quality Balls” and “Under the Same Sun.”


  • ST. GEORGE PARISH MISSION: 7 p.m. nightly, St. George Catholic Church, 7808 St. George Drive. The Rev. Whitney Miller, of the Diocese of Lake Charles, will speak about Pope Francis’ recent teachings on joy, mercy and spiritual happiness. Email


  • MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. PARADE/MARCH: 8 a.m., Mount Zion First Baptist Church, 356 East Blvd. The commemoration program includes representatives from Baton Rouge’s varied faith community, civic and community entities and governmental leaders. It will culminate with a march for peace from the church to the Baton Rouge River Center.

Jan. 23-24

  • PARENTING CONFERENCE: Cross Point Baptist Church, 14965 Airline Highway. “Shepherding a Child’s Heart Parenting Conference” lead by author Dr. Tedd Tripp. Tickets are $25. Purchase tickets at

Saturday, Jan. 24

  • A MATTER OF LIFE AND LOVE: University Presbyterian Church, LSU campus. A regional conference of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians. The Rev. Cynthia Rigby, W.C. Brown Professor of Theology at Austin Theological Presbyterian Seminary, will speak. There will be worship and workshops.
  • KREWE DE COV NET: 5:30-7:30 p.m., 672 Nelson Drive. A fundraiser to benefit the Covenant Network, whose mission is to strengthen the church of Jesus Christ. RSVP to

Sunday, Jan. 25

  • CHURCH ANNIVERSARY: 3 p.m., Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 9700 Scenic Highway. Celebration of the church’s 122 years. Special guests will be Pastor Clee Lowe and the Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church. The theme is “The Invincible Church, Matthew 16:13-26”. (225) 775-2740.

Thursday, Jan. 29

  • COMMUNICATIONS WORKSHOP: 9 a.m., First United Methodist Church, 930 North Blvd. A half-day training session on communications for pastors, communications staff, volunteers and church leaders led by Scott Vaughan, a former newspaper publisher and denominational marketing strategist. Cost is $25. Advanced registration required. or (225) 346-1535.
  • WINTER RETREAT CONFERENCE: 7:15 p.m., Greater Sixty Aid Baptist Church, 655 Gardere Lane. Conference will focus on the empowerment and enlightenment of the Christian commuity.

Saturday, Jan. 31

  • CLIFF & COMPANY ALBUM RELEASE: 7 p.m., Quarters, 4530 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd. The local gospel recording group will host The Cliff & Company Listening Experience, to benefit the Louisiana Lupus Foundation. $20 in advance, $25 at the door.


    • MLK PROGRAM: 11 a.m., St. Matthew Baptist Church, 22910 Warren St. Pastor Chris D. Butler, of Mount Cyrene Baptist Church in Plaquemine, will speak at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. program.




    • MEN’S EMMAUS RETREAT: 5 p.m., Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road. The weekend retreat is open to all men and is sponsored by the St. Dominic Catholic Church in New Orleans. It will end at the 5:30 p.m. Mass Sunday. (504) 481-0411 or (504) 267-4944.

    Tuesday, Jan. 27

    • SPIRITUAL BOOK READING: Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road. Sister Mary Noel will give a spiritual reading of Henri Nowen’s book. $20. (225) 294-5039 or



    • MLK DAY SERVICE: 10 a.m., New Poplar Grove Baptist Church, 2303 Court St. The West Baton Rouge Parish Mass Choir will hold its Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Service. Dr. S.H. Freeman is pastor. The Rev. Kenneth Johnson and the Rev. David Thomas will be the morning speakers. Open to the public.

    Saturday, Jan. 31

    • THE WILLIAM SINGERS OF BATON ROUGE: 6 p.m., New Poplar Grove Baptist Church, 2303 Court St. The William Singers of Baton Rouge will record live.



    • PASTOR ANNIVERSARY: 2 p.m., St. Peter Baptist Church, 9109 Tunica Trace. In celebration of the Rev. Olton Scott’s 11th year. The Rev. Dennis Lawrence along with his churches, The Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and the The Six Ward Baptist Church, will be guests. (225) 408-9134.


    Tuesday, Jan. 20

    • BIBLE STUDY: New Fellowship Baptist Church, 4756 La. 412 E.

    Sunday, Jan. 25

    • MIRACLE & DELIVERANCE SERVICE: New Fellowship Baptist Church, 4756 La. 412 E.



    • FOURTH DISTRICT YOUNG PEOPLE MEETING: 10 a.m., Redwood Baptist Church, 6480 Machost Road. (225) 778-1710.