Prayer Breakfast: 9:30 a.m., Little Rising Sun Baptist Church, 1275 S. 16th St., Baton Rouge, in honor of Elnora Hall with the Rev. Emma Woods as speaker.


South Baton Rouge Watch-Meeting Revival: 7 p.m. nightly at rotating locations:

  • Saturday at Greater Mount Gideon Baptist Church, 205 Alice St., with the Revs. Melvin Rushing and Rodney Freeman preaching.
  • Sunday at Israelite Baptist Church, 1841 Thomas H. Delpit Drive, Baton Rouge, with the Revs. Charles Burris Jr. and Ronald Sutton preaching.
  • Monday at McKowen Missionary Baptist Church, 1255 Louise St., Baton Rouge, with the Revs. Donald Sterling and Gerard A. Robinson Sr. preaching and Holy Communion served.


Women’s Missionary Society Service: 8 a.m., Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1420 S. Darla Ave., Gonzales, with the Rev. Monick Williams, of Lake Providence, as worship leader and the Rev. Robyn C. Butler, of Clinton, preaching.

Mission Program: 11 a.m., Greater Mount Gideon Baptist Church, 205 Alice St., Baton Rouge, with the Rev. Edward Howard as speaker.

Tidentine (Latin) Mass: 12:30 p.m., St. Stephen Church, 1025 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans, with the Rev. Garrett O’Brien as celebrant, the Good Shepherd Choir singing “Missa Cantata” and Phyllis Treigle, formerly of the New York City Opera, as soprano soloist.

Cohn High School Grand Reunion Church Service: 1 p.m., New Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 1187 Rosedale Road, Port Allen, with the Rev. Mary Moss as guest speaker, the West Baton Rouge Mass Choir performing and Communion.

Year End Gospel Musical Celebration: 6 p.m., New Philadelphia Full Gospel Baptist Church, 7317 Hanks Drive, Baton Baton Rouge, featuring the Veal Brothers, of Gloster, Miss., and area musical groups.


New Year’s Eve Celebration With Fireworks: 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Miracle Place Church, 2080 Main St., Baker, with tailgating at 3 p.m., a chili cook-off and giveaways at 6:15 p.m. and fireworks at 6:30 p.m. (225) 775-4321.

New Year’s Eve services

  • 5 p.m., Berean Seventh-Day Adventist Worship Center, 4555 Fairfields Ave., Baton Rouge, a Communion service.
  • 9:30 p.m., New Bethal Baptist Church, 1540 Matilda St., Baton Rouge, a Watch Night service with the sharing of personal testimonies followed by Gospel preaching with the Revs. Roderick Betts, Lester Coleman, Mack Jones, Starr Paul, Emma Woods, LeVert Kemp and Andrew Whitner and Deacon Larry Dent as speakers. Breakfast will be served following the benediction in the church’s dining area. (225) 571-1179.
  • 10 p.m., Hickory Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 10115 Gonzales Road, St. Francisville, a Watch Night celebration held also with McKowen and Mount Carmel Baptist churches.
  • 10 p.m., Magnolia Full Gospel Baptist Church, 7910 U.S 61 N., St. Francisville.
  • 10 p.m., Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 9700 Scenic Highway, Baton Rouge.
  • 10 p.m., New Beach Grove Baptist Church, 4420 Crown Ave., Baton Rouge, a Watch Meet service held with the New St. Luke Baptist Church.
  • 10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Greater Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 6175 Scenic Highway, Baton Rouge, a joint Watch Night service with Green Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church.


Vigil For Peace And Healing: 8 p.m. Monday through 9 a.m. Tuesday, Agame Yoga and Meditation Center, 635 S. Acadian Thruway, Baton Rouge, in memory of lives recently lost in Connecticut and all who are grieving. The schedule includes teens and adults sharing experiences and processes while children ages 5 to 12 participate in peaceful practices for children at 8 p.m., a candlelight peace vigil at 9 p.m., “Beginning Anew — A Practice for Peaceful Living” at 10 p.m., winter solstice service for release and renewal with tea and snack from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m., mediation for peace rotating between sitting meditation, lying meditation and walking mediation from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m., a walk for peace down Capitol Heights from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., beginner’s Yoga for peace from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. and a candlelight peace vigil at 8 a.m.


Ladies’ Ministry Meeting: 7 p.m., Praise Church, 36452 C Braud Road, Prairieville, with a light supper, followed by praise and worship at 7:30 p.m. and ministry at 8 p.m. with Lorraine Wimberly leading. (225) 873-9855.

January Concert: 7 p.m., Good News Fellowship Church, 13101 Highway 442 W., Tickfaw, featuring Cheryll Ricks with host Mike Vaughn. Doors will open at 6 p.m. A concession stand will sell meals for $6.

Jan. 5

Book Signing: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 2599 Citiplace Court, Baton Rouge, with Van R. Mayhall Jr., a Baton Rouge author and lawyer, signing copies of his international thriller, “Judas the Apostle.”


Bible Theater Interactive Winter Drama Workshops: 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, beginning Jan. 19, Eden Park Library, 5131 Greenwell Springs Road, Baton Rouge, with drama training for ages 12 to adult in the areas of acting, simple costuming and public speaking from a Christian perspective. Open houses are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Jan. 19 and 26. Registration is open through Feb. 12. (225) 200-9745.