Life Choice (Pre-Cana): 9 a.m., Catholic Life Center, 1800 S. Acadian Thruway. Program is for engaged couples seeking to get married in the Catholic church and combines talks with personal reflection and couple dialogue. diobr.org.
Day of Renewal: 9 a.m., Our Lady of Mercy Activity Center, 445 Marquette Ave. Catholic Charismatic Renewal of Baton Rouge is sponsoring the event, which will include a light lunch. Deacon Larry Oney, of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, will speak on “Forgiveness & Healing.” Afterward, there will be a Eucharistic Healing and benediction. Free. No registration required. (225) 346-8873.
Back-to-School Program: 9 a.m., Promised Land Baptist Church, 7234 Plank Road. Judge John Michael Guidry will speak.
Back-to-School Blast: 9 a.m., Shiloh Baptist Church, 185 Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive. Includes educational workshops, games, food and free school supplies. (225) 343-0640.
prayer brunch: 9 a.m. to noon, Unity Center next to Second Baptist Church, 910 N. Acadian Thruway. Louisiana Area Women in Ministry Prayer Brunch with the theme “Empowering & Equipping the Eden Park Community.” The Rev. Debra Broughton, an advocate for children and education and associate minister of Christ Missionary Baptist Church, will speak. (225) 772-0307.
Back-to-School Supply Giveaway: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., New Ark Baptist Church, 1344 Terrace St. Children must be present to get free school supplies. Refreshments will be served.
Back-to-School Suit-Up: 11 a.m., Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, 10915 Florida Blvd. Free gently used uniforms and clothes for all. The first 50 boys, younger than 18, will get a free haircut. The church is still accepting donations. (225) 272-3740.
Spirituality & Sexuality: 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m., Broadmoor United Methodist Church, 10230 Mollylea Drive. The three-week program will cover a variety of issues related to human sexuality and the church’s opinion of them. Discussions will take place after each church service on Aug. 10, 17 and 24. Associate Pastor Lee Allen will also lead a breakout session after the 11 a.m. service Aug. 10 and 24. Snacks will be provided at the breakout sessions. Children will attend other activities. (225) 247-9974.
Sunday Worship: 9 a.m., Greater Divine Missionary Baptist Church, 6045 Hooper Road.
Religious Teaching Service: 9 a.m., Mount Moriah Family Baptist Church, 15366 Old Hammond Highway.
Sunday Worship Service: 9 a.m., The New Christland Baptist Church, 5685 Robertson St. (225) 284-9600.
Youth Back-to-School Program: 11 a.m., Beech Grove Baptist Church, 9455 Elm Grove Garden. The Rev. Emma Woods will speak. (225) 937-1159.
Men’s Day Service: 11 a.m., Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1204 St. Joseph St. Barnell Williams, of The Gate Church in Port Allen, will speak.
Fall Orientation: 12:30 p.m., The Ministry of Love School of Ministry, 5956 Hooper Road. Classes will start Tuesday. (225) 356-2713, ext. 304.
great women of the bible: 3:30 p.m., New Jerusalem Baptist Church, 1627 Thomas H. Delpit Drive. Women in the congregation will portray characters from the Old and New Testaments. They also will be recognized for their commitment and dedicated service to the church. Pastor and Mrs. Van Smith will narrate. Special music by the church choir. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall.
Youth Back-to-School Program: 7 p.m., Little Rising Sun Baptist Church, 1275 S. 16th St. The Rev. Emma Woods will speak. (225) 937-1159.
Southeast Regional Biblical Institute Classes: 6 p.m., Baton Rouge Community College-Small Business Training Center, 350 N. Donmoor. The certificate program is for ministers and laypersons. Classes are “Evangelism” on the basic level and “Study of the Book of Acts” on the advanced level. On-site registration will be an hour before class. Registration also available online at samford.edu/continued-learning/ministry-training-institute. (225) 772-0307.
Monday & Wednesday
computer classes: 6-8 p.m., Mirror of Grace Outreach, 921 N. Lobdell Blvd., Suite E. Monday’s class is Intro to Computers and Wednesday’s is Microsoft Word. Pre-registration required. (225) 300-4528 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit mirrorofgrace.org.
Lunch for Faith & Community Leaders: Noon, St. Paul the Apostle Church, 3912 Gus Young Ave. Leaders will learn how to identify, research and take action on local issues. stpaulbr.com.
Fall Classes: 6:30 p.m., The Ministry of Love School of Ministry, 5956 Hooper Road. (225) 356-2713, ext. 304.
East Baton Rouge Womans’ Auxiliary Monthly Meeting: 3 p.m., Star Hill Baptist Church, 1400 N. Foster Drive. All members should attend.
Family Bible Study: 7 p.m., Greater Divine Missionary Baptist Church, 6045 Hooper Road.
Friday Night Worship: 6 p.m., Foster Road Baptist Church, 11333 Foster Road. The church will hold a fellowship meal and worship Friday nights during August in the church gym. The meal is at 6 p.m., followed by the service. Brother Josh Morris, of Cross Creek Cowboy Church, will speak. (225) 775-0884.
East Feliciana Ministerial Conference Honors Banquet: 6:30 p.m., H.B. Williams Tower of Strength Outreach Center, 690 Kelly St. Judge John Michael Guidry will speak.
Male Chorus Anniversary: 7 p.m., Promised Land Baptist Church, 7234 Plank Road.
Soul Winning Conference: 6:30 p.m., Mountain Faith World Outreach Ministries, 136 S. Acadian Thruway. Evelyn Thomas-Sanders will host the eighth annual conference, which includes a worship service and workshop Friday; and street ministry, Youth Explosion and worship service Saturday at 10 a.m. Bishop Gregory Cooper, of Antioch and Morning Star Full Gospel Baptist churches, and Apostle Vella Reynolds, of Mount Moriah Church in Baytown, Texas, will speak. (225) 252-1633 or (225) 276-3568.
women’s encounter: 6:30 p.m. Friday, 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Radison Hotel, 2445 S. Acadian Thruway. 18th Year Women’s Encounter. Friday night is general admission. Saturday workshops, sessions and luncheon require registration. (225) 775-4174. Participants are Empowerment Leader Marvin Anderson, state Sen. Sharon Weston Broome, Pastor Evonne Dunn, Evangelist Marcy Fisher, Minister LaTanya Sanders-Tanios, Evangelists Dr. Yvonne Capehart, Evangelist Brenda Parker, teenage Stellar Award recording artist Evangelist Jekalyn Carr, Evangelist Victoria Lockhart and Evangelist Melanie Pichon-Smith.
Music Ministry Workshop: 9 a.m., Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, 10915 Florida Blvd. The workshop will take place in the Fellowship Hall.
Clothing Giveaway: 10 a.m., Greater Beulah Baptist Church, 955 E. Polk St. Clothing is available for children and adults in all sizes. (225) 343-5610.
Church Anniversary: 10 a.m., St. Mark United Methodist Church, 6217 Glen Oaks Drive. The theme is “Surrendering to the Holy Spirit.” The Rev. Clifton Conrad, of Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church, will speak. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall. (225) 357-6150.
Holy Communion Service: 11 a.m., New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 318 Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive. (225) 939-8827.
Young Men Day: Noon, First Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1933 Wooddale Blvd. The day begins at 7:30 a.m. at the church,’s New Orleans location, 1829 Carondelet St., with the program “Seeking Kingdom Principles to Perform the Unreal” at the Baton Rouge location.
Paint & Pray: 9 a.m., The Rosedoor Studio, 1938 Ferndale Ave. Local artist Meg Jones will host a paint party to benefit Red Oak Ministries, which works in Asia to free women from human trafficking. Participants will paint three scenes, one to keep and the other two to either be commissioned by someone for a minimum donation of $40 or to be given as a gift. If not commissioning a painting, participants are asked to donate $40. Space is limited. To register, email email@example.com.
Music Exhortation: 6 p.m., Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 9700 Scenic Highway. A colllaboration of musicians.
Splish, Splash Dine & Dash Fundraiser: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Full Gospel UPC, 6729 Mickens Road. Battle Rattle Productions is hosting a fundraiser for its drama and performing arts team’s free events and workshops. It will feature car washes, food, safety demonstrations by the East Baton Rouge Parish Fire and Police departments, entertainment, vendors and more. Plates lunches cost $6. Car washes are $7. For both, it’s $8. To be a vendor, call (225) 747-9338. facebook.com/battlerattleproductions.
St. John Bible Institute Classes: St. John Baptist Church, 820 New Rafe Mayer Road. Classes start Aug. 24; registration is ongoing. Accredited by the Association of Independent Christian Colleges and Seminaries in Camilla, Georgia. (225) 774-1468.
Young Peoples Department Monthly Workshop: 10 a.m., Israelite Missionary Baptist Church, 6644 S. River Road. The Fourth District Baptist Association will hold a workshop for its Young Peoples Department with the theme of “Biblical Character of a Christian Leader.” All parish youth directors, ministers and other youth leaders are invited. Tickets to sell will be given out to representatives of each church in the parish for the association’s upcoming fundraiser, the Annual Taste Feast in September. Coleman1254@att.net or (225) 778-1710.
God’s Little Princess Tea Party: 11 a.m., Abundant Life Church, 206 Edgewood Drive. The party is for girls, pre-kindergarten through sixth grade, and will include tea and sweets, activities and games, storytelling and a gift. alcfamily.com.
men’s & women’s day: 8 a.m., Donaldsonville Chapel Baptist Church, 2501 Gracie St. Danna Andrus, president of Truth Link Organization, will speak.
Global Career Empowerment Summit: 8 a.m., Progressive Baptist Church Outreach Center, 125 Gallian St. Darby Foundation will host the summit to provide job seekers with the appropriate tools for the job market. Free.
Church Anniversary: 11:30 a.m., St. Alma Baptist Church, 12861 La. 416. Celebration of the church’s 140th anniversary with the theme “SABC: Families Coming Together in Christian Fellowship.” The Rev. James A. Terrance Jr., former pastor for the church, will preach. A fellowship meal will follow. stalmabc.org.
Church Anniversary: 2:30 p.m., Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 2518 Maringouin Road West. Celebration of the church’s 143rd anniversary with the Rev. Geoffrey O. Sykes and the Union Chapel Baptist Church of Clinton as special guests. The celebration will continue at the Aug. 24 service. (225) 637-3311.
Revival: 7 p.m., Little Rock Baptist Church, 7191 La. 1. Special guests will be the Revs. John Batiest, A. J. Haynes and Mary Moss.
Revival: 7:30 p.m., Union Baptist Church, 17038 La. 67. The three-day revival will feature the Rev. Eddie Saucier as speaker.
Friends and Family Day: 1 p.m., Apostolic Assembly of Christ Temple, 48123 La. 16. Elder Lester Ricard, of New Harvest Ministries in Pride, will speak.
Back-To-School Bash: 4 p.m., Bayou Plaquemine Baptist Church, 29215 La 75. Free.
Lord Supper: 11:30 a.m., St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 10151 Noel Thomas Lane.
Back-to-School Retreat: 11 a.m., Sherobee Baptist Church, 10064 Jones Vaughn Creek Road. Minister George Jones will host.
Gospel Wonders: 6 p.m., Sherobee Baptist Church, 10064 Jones Vaughn Creek Road. The gospel group will perform.
Mission Visit: 10 a.m., St. Francisville Country Manor Nursing Home, 15243 La. 10. Sherobee Missionary Baptist Church of St. Francisville and the mission’s director, the Rev. Emma Woods will visit the nursing home. Sister Dorothy Andrews will speak. (225) 936-1159.