Baton Rouge area


Louisiana Skeeter Run: 7:30 a.m., First United Methodist Church, 930 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, to benefit Imagine No Malaria, an United Methodist initiative of the church dedicated to eradicating malaria worldwide. The event consists of 10K, 5K and one-mile walk/runs. $25 for adult runners. $15 for runners younger than 18.

Equipping the Saints for Mission Workshop: 9 a.m., Israelite Baptist Church, 1841 Thomas H. Delpit Drive, Baton Rouge, sponsored by the Fourth District.

Called to Dance Workshop: 9 a.m., Spirit & Truth Family Worship Center, 7767 Tom Drive, Baton Rouge, led by minister LaVetta C. Williams, of Dancing Before the King Ministries, Richmond, Va., and the Rev. Alicia Dudley, of Harmonious Voices for Christ Praise Dance Company. $35.

Pastor and officer installations: 5 p.m., St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 1334 Napoleon St., Baton Rouge, for the Rev. Derrick J. Shavers. Bishop Willie Shavers Jr. will preach and members of his Mount Wade Baptist Church will be guests.

Pastoral third anniversary Banquet: 6:30 p.m., Wisdom Rock Ministries, 3770 Maribel Drive, Baton Rouge, in honor of the Rev. Rolon A. Glover.

LET US WORSHIP: 7 p.m., Higher Ground Outreach Church, 3730 N. Sherwood Forest Drive, Baton Rouge, with Joshua Rogers in concert plus Arthur Clayton & Anointed for Purpose, Donnie Bolden Jr., Arthur & Friends Community Choir and others also performing.


Holy Communion: 7 a.m., Israelite Baptist Church, 1841 Thomas H Delpit Drive, Baton Rouge.

The Rev. Emma Woods as guest speaker: 7 a.m., Little Rising Sun Baptist Church, 1275 S. 16th St., Baton Rouge.

Pack-the-Pews for Christ: 9:30 a.m., Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 12144 La. 416, Lakeland.

Youth Sunday: 10 a.m., The Hour of Power Family Worship Center, 9130 Scenic Highway, Baton Rouge, with the youths of the church performing.

Commemorating the life of St. Katharine Drexel mass: 10:30 a.m., Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 1565 Curtis St., Baton Rouge, sponsored by the Baton Rouge Chapter of the Xavier University Alumni Association. A reception will follow the Mass.

Sunday Celebration: 10:30 a.m., Second Baptist Church, 2822 La. 10, Jackson, with evangelist Darry Lisemby, of Branson, Mo., as guest speaker. Dinner on the ground will follow the service.

Youth Program: 11 a.m., New Beach Grove Baptist Church, 4420 Crown Ave., Baton Rouge.

Communion Service: 5:30 p.m., New St. Luke Baptist Church, 538 South Blvd., Baton Rouge.

Lighthouse Gospel Singers: 7 p.m., Evening Star Baptist Church, 16301 Al Sanford Road, Baker, a concert to benefit the Youth Department.


Intro to Computers: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Mirror of Grace Outreach, 921 N. Lobdell Blvd., Suite E, Baton Rouge. (225) 300-4528.

Taize Prayer Service: 7 p.m., Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road, Ponchatoula.


Lent Services: noon and 7 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2021 Tara Blvd., Baton Rouge.

Lenten Worship Service: 6 p.m., St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 17510 Monitor Ave., Baton Rouge, a casual communion service.


Christian Leadership School: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1920 Progress Road, Baton Rouge. Classes include “Closing the Back Door” with the Rev. David Thomas, “Survey of Romans” with the Rev. Michael Otkins and “Introduction to the Old Testament” with the Rev. Rodney Freeman.


Honoring Loyola’s Institute for Ministry Graduates: 6 p.m., Catholic Life Center, 1800 S. Acadian Thruway, Baton Rouge, in the Borders Dining Room. (225) 336-8760.


Fish fries:

  • 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 3912 Gus Young Ave., Baton Rouge. Menu includes choice of catfish or shrimp plates with potato salad, green peas, roll and dessert. $8. Delivery available with orders of 10 or more lunches. (225) 357-7908.
  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, 205 N. Fourth St., Baton Rouge. Menu includes choice of either shrimp gumbo or chicken and sausage gumbo, along with sensation salad, bread and a dessert. (225) 387-5141.
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Augustine Catholic Church, New Roads Street, New Roads, offered Fridays through March 22. Fried fish lunches will include fried catfish fillet, Creole rice, sweet peas, coleslaw, dessert and dinner roll. $10 per plate. (225) 638-4076.
  • 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2021 Tara Blvd., Baton Rouge, offered Fridays through March 15. $10 for fish, potato casserole, coleslaw and bread.

Screening of “Reunited”: 7:30 p.m., Star Hill Baptist Church, 1400 N. Foster Drive, Baton Rouge, a Priscilla A Productionz film which bring awareness to HIV/AIDS. $5 .

Friday-March 9

Arts and Craft Fair: 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 9, Greenwell Springs Baptist Church, 19421 Greenwell Springs Road, Greenwell Springs, with concessions, carnival rides and games. Proceeds will go toward sending children and youths to Summer Camp.

Call of the Captain Leadership Conference: 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. to noon March 9, Ascension Baptist Church, 13432 Airline Highway, Gonzales, presented by the Louisiana Baptist Convention’s Baptist Association of Greater Baton Rouge for leaders and spouses. 1-866-444-8963 or visit

Women’s Conference: 7 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m March 9, The Chapel in the Oaks, 9611 Siegen Lane, Baton Rouge, with Susie Larson. Doors open and snacks are served at 6 p.m. Friday. Brunch is included March 9. $50. (225) 387-1580 ext. 2216.

Friday-March 10

Revival and activities: 5 p.m. Friday, 4:30 p.m. March 9 and 10:15 a.m. March 10, Foster Road Baptist Church, 11333 Foster Road, Baton Rouge, with the Rev. Mardy Guidry, of Hudson, Texas, as speaker. Friday begins with a fellowship dinner in the gym followed by a service at 6 p.m. March 9 begins with a Scripture egg hunt for children in the gym followed by a service at 6:30 p.m.

March 9

Free Car Wash: 9 a.m. to noon, Apostolic Christian Temple of Sanctification Outreach Ministries, 6892 Hooper Road, Baton Rouge, with music and food.

Spring Craft Fair: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Riverdale Christian Academy, 14140 South Harrell’s Ferry Road, Baton Rouge, with more than 50 vendors showcasing jewelry, crafts, furniture, art, the World’s Finest Chocolate bunnies, door prizes, Girl Scout cookies, Community Coffee and jambalaya/pastalaya dinners. The first 50 shoppers will get a $5 gift card to Outback Steakhouse.

GO GET THE MONEY FOR COLLEGE: 9 a.m. to noon, Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1358 South Blvd., Baton Rouge, a SAT/ACT workshop for students in grades eight through 12. Diane Mohler from the Academic Center For Success at LSU will present techniques and critical thinking skills needed to achieve on tests used for college admission and scholarship funds. (225) 344-6931.

Lenten Retreat: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Joseph’s Academy, 3080 Kleinert Ave., Baton Rouge. Sister Lucy Silvio will lead “Praying the Cross in Our Lives: Suffering, Death, Transformation” in Mother Alice Hall. $40 includes snacks. (225) 383-3349, email or visit

Soul Winning Opportunity: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., tent on vacant lot at 12th Street and Oregon Avenue, Port Allen, with St. Alma Baptist Church of Lakeland providing preaching, music and food.


Spring Orientation: 1:30 p.m. March 10, The Ministry of Love School of Ministry, 5956 Hooper Road, Baton Rouge. Classes begin at 6:30 p.m. March 12. (225) 356-2713, ext. 304.

Lafayette area

March 9

Bag Mat Ministry Workshop: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church, 518 Roselawn Blvd., Lafayette. Learn how to make sleeping mats for the homeless using recycled plastic shopping bags. Email

New Orleans area


A Day of Prayer in Lent: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Cenacle Retreat Center, 5500 St. Mary St., Metairie, with St. Edward the Confessor Hilltoppers hosting and Sister Kathy Scott leading. $35 includes lunch. (504) 885-8692.


Holy Eucharist: 5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church Of Slidell, 1534 Seventh St., Slidell, with anointing each Wednesday during Lent. The service will be followed at 6:30 p.m. by a meal of soup and salad in Comfort Hall with a Lenten reflection from the book “Show Me the Way” by Henri Nouwen. For meal reservations, call (985) 643-4531.

TaizÉ Contemplative Prayer: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Lakeview Presbyterian Church, 5914 Canal Blvd., New Orleans.

St. Margaret Mary Singles Ministry Sweet night: 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., St. Margaret Mary, 1050 Robert Blvd., Slidell, a ministry to adults whose lives have been changed by separation, divorce or death of spouse and never-married adults ages 28 and older. Bring desserts. (985) 710-6064.


Lenten Reflections: 9 a.m., Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 1501 W. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, held by Catholic Women in Action, a committee of the Catholic Foundation. Mass will be followed by presentations from Gayle Benson, Joey Cleveland Caruso and Kitty Cleveland.

March 9

Pet Blessings: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Unity Church of Metairie, 3939 Veterans Blvd., Metairie, beginning with “Pets as Oneness: A Ceremonial Experience” with breathing exercises, meditations and training exercises from 10 a.m. to noon followed by pet blessings from noon to 1 p.m. Bring pets, rescue animals or a picture of a pet or rescue animal.

CROP Hunger Walk: 10:30 a.m., Abita Springs Trailhead, Holly St. and Main St., Abita Springs. Christ Episcopal Church Slidell will join other North Shore churches with a 5K walkathon to benefit North Shore food banks and worldwide hunger relief efforts. Registration will start at 10 a.m. Email

Reimer’s Variety Music Show: 6:30 p.m., Reimer’s Memorial Auditorium, 305 E. Charles St., Hammond, featuring Frank Kraemer, Clif Moore, Charlie Ledet, Russell McAllister, The Cooksy Family and the Old Guys.