RECOVERY SUPPORT ADDIS WOMEN’S GROUP: 6 p.m., Church at Addis, 6781 La. 1. Group is for individuals seeking freedom from destructive habits. Free. (225) 776-1652.
SONSHINE FELLOWSHIP SENIOR ADULT MINISTRY: 11:30 p.m., Church at Addis, 6781 La. 1. Dr. Florent Hardy Jr., director of the Louisiana State Archives, will speak. Includes potluck lunch, music, door prizes and devotional by Pastor Tom Shepard. churchataddis.com.
Recovery Support Addis Men’s Group: 7 p.m., Church at Addis, 6781 La. 1. Group is for individuals seeking freedom from anger, alcoholism, drug addiction, gambling, over eating, over spending, or what ever controls your life. (225) 218-5630.
WORSHIP SERVICES: 11 a.m., New Covenant Christian Center, 6515 Myrtle St. (225) 775-3127.
HOUR OF POWER PRAYER: 6:30 p.m., New Covenant Christian Center, 6515 Myrtle St. (225) 775-3127. Bible study follows at 7:30 p.m.
FELLOWSHIP FRIDAYS: New Covenant Christian Center, 6515 Myrtle St. Men’s fellowship every first and third Fridays; women’s every second and fourth. (225) 775-3127.
GROWTH STRATEGIES WORKSHOP: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., New Creation Christian Center, 1934 Scenic Highway.
INSPIRING YOUTH TEEN SUMMIT: 1 p.m., Berean Community Wellness Center, 5100 Osborne. The theme is “Combating Bullying, Handling Peer Pressure and Building Self-Esteem.” The summit will include group activities, youth motivational speakers and a youth panel. The first 50 youth who have registered and attend the summit will receive school supplies. All will receive a certificate of attendance. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Danielle Marshall, family and youth involvement coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (225) 218-5795.
FAMILY & FRIENDS DAY SERVICE: 8 a.m., St. Joseph Baptist Church, 2510 Tennessee St. Evangelist Paula Gaines, of Miracle By Faith Ministries, will speak. (225) 343-7926.
WORSHIP SERVICE: 9 a.m., Charity Christian Center Church, 871 O’Neal Lane. Pastored by Linda Bradford. Transportation provided. (225)272-8259.
NEW MEMBERS CLASS: 9:30 a.m., Promised Land Baptist Church, 7234 Plank Road.
SUPER SUNDAY: 9:30 p.m., Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 9340 Florida Blvd. Free continental breakfast in the Activities Building. The Rev. Joe Reggin will preach. No Sunday School will be held, and the breakfast is open to everyone.
BACK-TO-SCHOOL WORSHIP SERVICE: 11 a.m., Beech Grove Baptist Church, 9455 Elm Grove Garden Drive. The Rev. Emma Woods will speak.
HOMECOMING CELEBRATION: Noon, Jordan United Methodist Church, 4619 Stearnes St., Celebrating 117 years. The Rev. Segmund Freeman, of St. Mary Baptist Church, will speak.
GOSPEL CONCERT: 3 p.m., St. Mary Baptist Church, 1252 N. Acadian Thruway. Record artists Freda Mitchell and Cindy-Leigh Boske will perform. $10.
COMEDY SHOW: 6 p.m., Broadmoor United Methodist Church, 10230 Mollylea Drive. Dennis “The Swan” Swanberg, a preacher-turned-comedian, will perform. The night will begin with live music, snacks, and door prizes. Although the event is free, attendees are encouraged to reserve their seat at broadmoormethodist.org. Seating is limited.
BIBLICAL STUDIES DIPLOMA PROGRAM: 6 p.m., Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 185 Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive. Open to everyone. Courses will be taught by seminary-trained instructors and experienced pastors. Required textbook is “Paul and His Letters” by John B. Polhil. For additional information, visit srbi-br.org. or call the Rev. Mary W. Moss, director of the Southeast Regional Institute, at (225) 772-0307.
Seminary Certificate Classes: 6 p.m., Community Bible Baptist Church, 1729 Monte Sano Ave. Classes offered by the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. (225) 355-6644.
BIBLE STUDY & SNACK TIME: 6 p.m., T.J. Jemison Baptist Student Center, 724 Harding Blvd. (225) 774-8924.
MISSION MINISTRY- LOVE HOPE COMPASSION FELLOWSHIP: 10 a.m., First Unity Church, 6262 McClelland Drive.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION INSTITUTE: Noon, Greater King David Baptist Church 222 Blount Road. The Rev. John E. Montgomery II, pastor, presents: “A Good Marriage and a Strong Family.” Family picnic, fun and games. (225) 927-0577.
Computer Training Classes- Web Design: 5:45 p.m., Mirror of Grace Outreach, 921 N. Lobdell Blvd., Suite E. Preregistration is required. For additional information, call (225) 300-452.
“THIS I BELIEVE” SERIES: 12:15 p.m., Christ in the City, 320 Third St. Attorney Gordon McKernan will speak. Bring lunch.
AGLOW COMMUNITY LIGHTHOUSE: 7 p.m., Baton Rouge Garden Center, 7950 Independence Blvd. Todd Trahan, director of Intercessors for Louisiana, will speak. Trahan formerly served as state coordinator of the United States Strategic Prayer Network and has also participated in corporate prayer initiatives across Louisiana, the U.S., Israel, Jordan, Poland and Ukraine.
FOOD AND CLOTHING FOR THE NEEDY: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sweet Home Baptist Church, 343 W. Buchanan St. The church’s Helping Hand Ministry will be giving out food and clothing.
FRIDAY NIGHT WORSHIP: 6 p.m., Foster Road Baptist Church, 11333 Foster Road. Josh Burnham, of First Baptist Church in Gramercy, will speak. Meal begins at 6 p.m., followed by worship service at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 22
DAY OF RENEWAL: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Our Lady of Mercy Parish Activity Center, 445 Marquette Ave. Annual Day of Renewal, “Jesus Heals the Heart,” will feature praise and worship, reflections and music by Cindy Scardina, faith witnesses and a Eucharistic procession and benediction. Lunch will be provided. Bring writing materials for journaling. (225) 636-2464 or (2250 346-8873.
WELLNESS HEALTH DAY: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 9700 Scenic Highway. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. Wellness sessions include kidney health, diabetes management, healthy cooking demonstrations for weight management, hypertension and diabetes control. Free cholesterol, blood pressure, glucose, vision and hearing screening. Door prizes will be awarded and lunch will be served.
CELEBRATION: 6 p.m., Mount Pilgrim Family Life Center, 9700 Scenic Highway. Celebration of Bishop Ivory Payne’s 40 years of ministry and 40 years of service as CEO/publisher of the Baton Rouge Weekly Press, and his 80th birthday. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children and $5 for ages 12 and younger. RSVP to (225) 445-8127. Seating is limited.
Sunday, Aug. 23
PASTOR’S ENCOURAGEMENT DAY: 7:30 a.m., Jordan Stone Baptist Church, 8524 Thelma St. Honor service for Pastor Raymond Plain and first lady Sharon Plain. Special guests are the Rev. John Bowman and Beech Grove Baptist Church, of Jackson.
CONCERT: 6 p.m., First Presbyterian Church Baton Rouge, 763 North Blvd. Nashville, Tennessee, recording singer/songwriter Buddy Greene, co-writer of the Christmas favorite, “Mary Did You Know?”, and keyboard player Jeff Taylor will perform. Free. At 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., Greene will lead worship.
Friday, Aug. 28
BBQ FUNDRAISER: 10 a.m., Mirror of Grace Outreach, 921 N. Lobdell Blvd., Suite E. Dinner includes chicken or pork chop, dirty rice, baked beans, cake and a soda. $8 per plate. Free delivery of 5 or more orders or more information and directions, call (225) 300-4528.
Saturday, Aug. 29
DIOCESAN WORKSHOP: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Catholic Life Center Main Auditorium, 1800 S. Acadian Thruway. Lisette Borné, a spiritual director and the associate director of seminarians for the Diocese of Baton Rouge, will speak at the “Family Choices: Transitions in Aging” workshop sponsored by the diocese, Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area and Baton Rouge General Hospital. Darryl Ducote, the Rev. Donald Blanchard, the Rev. Gerald Burns, Roxane Bingham, Rebecca Herbst, Jon Salter, Jeri Shread and Elizabeth Johnston are additional presenters on discussions ranging from Creativity in Retirement to Safe Proofing the Home, Transitions in Home Care and Tending to the Needs of the Dying. Registration is $15, $20 for walk-ins. To register, call (225) 242-0323 or online at mfldiobr.org. CEUs are offered for social workers and OT/PT.
CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC HEALING MASS: 6:30 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church, 5710 La. 16. (225) 675-8550.
CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC PRAYER MEETING: 7 p.m., St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1022 N. Burnside Ave. (225) 715-2135.
Sunday, Aug. 23
HOMECOMING & CHURCH ANNIVERSARY: 2 p.m., Asphodel Baptist Church, 4091 La. 68. The church celebrates its 139th anniversary and homecoming. The Rev. Sam Williams Jr., of Holly Grove Baptist Church in Zachary, will speak.
BAG MAT MINISTRY: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church, 518 Roselawn Blvd. Learn to make sleeping mats for the homeless from recycled plastic shopping bags. Bring a bag lunch and stay for the day or just an hour. For more information, contact Mats4Homeless@gmail.com or Bag Mat Ministry on Facebook.
141ST CHURCH ANNIVERSARY: 2 p.m., St. Alma Baptist Church, 12861 La. 416. Previous members of St. Alma and those who attended St. Alma Elementary School are invited. Pastor Geoffrey Sykes, of St. Mary Baptist Church of Plaquemine and Union Baptist Church of Clinton, will speak. A fellowship meal will follow.
CHURCH ANNIVERSARY: 3 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, 15630 Rosedale. The church will celebrate its 129th anniversary. Pastor Anthony Royal, of New Mount Olive Baptist Church-Grosse Tete and congregation, will be special guests.
WORSHIP SERVICE: 10 a.m., New Fellowship Baptist Church, 4756 La. 412 E.
WORSHIP SERVICE: 11:30 a.m., St. James Church, 10151 Noel Thomas Lane. Join the Rev. Christopher & lady Eleanor Huddleston for services.
BIBLE STUDY: New Fellowship Baptist Church, 4756 La. 412 E.
Sunday, Aug. 23
MIRACLE & DELIVERANCE SERVICE: New Fellowship Baptist Church, 4756 La. 412 E.
CHURCH ANNIVERSARY & FAMILY AND FRIENDS DAY: 2 p.m., Redwood Baptist Church, 6480 McHost Road. Celebration of the church’s 158th anniversary. The Rev. Perry Jones and Mount Pleasant Baptist Church will be special guests.