Yard Sale: 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., The Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church, 6274 Scenic Highway, with such items as clothing, shoes, kitchen products and luggage.

Garage Sale: 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2021 Tara Blvd., with clothing and appliances plus baked goods. A brisket lunch for $8.50, will include brisket, beans, coleslaw, roll and a cookie.

Pearls of Hope Women’s Day Celebration: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Hope Community United Methodist Church, 4260 Evangeline St., with activities for age groups 4 to 6, 7 to 9; 10 to 12, 13 to 17 and 18 and older. Includes breakfast and lunch. The celebration continues at 9:45 a.m. Sunday with minister Patsy Wilkerson as guest speaker.

CHRISTIAN WOMEN UNDER CONSTRUCTION Conference: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Magnolia Baptist Church, 960 E. Buchanan St., with breakfast, lunch and such speakers as Charlotte Anderson, Lisa Vosper, Brenda Hawkins, Valerie Oliver and Tangular Jones. $20 for adults, $10 for girls ages 15 to 18.

IBERVILLE PARISH Monthly Ministers Meeting: 9 a.m., Church of the Nativity, 15615 Laurel St., Rosedale.

Singles’ Conference: 9:30 a.m., Progressive Baptist Church Outreach Center, 125 Gallian St., Lafayette, with lunch and several speakers. Registration is free and starts at 8 a.m.

Free Clothing and Shoes Distribution: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., First Unity Church, 6262 McClelland Drive.

Young Peoples Department Monthly Workshop: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. James Baptist Church, 1105 N. 44th St., for ages 5-25. Also, there will be classes for youth leaders and workers.

NURSING HOME VISIT: 10 a.m., Northridge Care Center, 3612 Baker Blvd., Baker, by First Love Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Frank Rideau Jr. as guest speaker.

Dead Sea Scrolls, Bible: 1 p.m., Adat Yeshua Synagogue, 1501 Hickory Ave., Harahan, with lecture from the Biblical Archeology Society’s Seminar at St. Olaf College.

WOMEN’S DAY LUNCHEON GALA: 2:30 p.m., Oak Lodge Reception Center, 2834 Sherwood Forest Blvd., sponsored by Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church.

'GREAT PEOPLE OF THE BIBLE’: 3 p.m., St. Peter Baptist Church, 58116 Court St., Plaquemine, a children’s pageant.

Art for Africa: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Kress Gallery, Third St. and Main St., a silent auction fundraiser with more than 40 pieces of art. Health Initiative Abroad is sponsoring this event to support work by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart in Amotongas, Mozambique.


86th Church Anniversary: 7 a.m., Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 736 N. 35th St., with the Rev. Orlando O’Connor and the New Freedom Missionary Baptist Church as guests.

Youth Power Up Event: 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., Ever-Increasing Life Ministries, 6360 Greenwell St., for youth ages 6 to 21. Continues at 7:45 a.m. Sept. 25

Pastor’s First Year Appreciation: 8 a.m., Greater Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 12258 Jackson Road, St Francisville, with the Rev. Herbert L. Spears as guest speaker.

OPEN HOUSE: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 17510 Monitor Ave., with lunch, a spacewalk and family activities. The morning schedule includes services at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. and Sunday School at 9:45 a.m.

LSU A Cappella Choir PERFORMS DURING SERVICES: 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., University United Methodist Church, 3350 Dalrymple Drive.

44th Church Anniversary: 9 a.m., Friendship Chapel Baptist Church, 2111 North St., with Voices of Distinction and Carolyn G of WXOK as emcee.

135th Church Anniversary: 9 a.m., Point Pleasant Baptist Church, 27800 Highway 405, Plaquemine, with the Rev. Willie B. Page Jr. and the Nazarene Baptist Church of Brusly as guests.

Red and Black Day: 9:15 a.m., Greater St. Luke Baptist Church, 132 N. 23rd St., with evangelist Rose Stevens as guest speaker.

MEN OF VALOR: 9:45 a.m., St. Peter Baptist Church, 58116 Court St., Plaquemine, with such honorees as Earnest Harris Jr., Randolph Ware, James Thompson, Ralph Walker, Joseph Calloway, M.J. Stalling, Joseph Martin, Michael Kelly, Clarence Banks, Milton Lewis III, Artie Scott Jr., Edward Wilson Jr., Joseph Tatney, Arthur Battiste Sr., Marvin Price, Frank Williams, Earl Battiste Jr., Russell Jackson, Joseph Anderson and Thomas Gray.??

Explorer’s Adventure Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Lutheran Church of Our Saviour, 3555 Jones Creek Road. The church will kick off the new Sunday School year with arts, games, music, cooking and science experiments.

Revival: 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Harding Street Baptist Church, 4345 Harding St., Baker, with the Rev. Bill Holifield as evangelist and Robert Taylor leading music. Continues nightly through Wednesday.

Women’s Day Activities: 11 a.m., Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1358 South St., with the Rev. Cherida Gary, of Aurora, Ill., as guest messenger.

Senior Citizens Salute: 11 a.m., Greater Beach Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 5352 Ford St., with Leatha Kay as guest speaker.

Holy Communion Service: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 318 Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive.

Auxiliary 75th Appreciation: 11:30 a.m., Christ Baptist Church, 6623 Us-190 W, Port Allen, in honor of the church’s deacons, deaconess and ushers with the Rev. Larry James and the Second Baptist Church as guests.

Pastor’s Anniversary: 11:30 a.m., F.T. Missionary Baptist Church, 4712 State Hwy. 10, Jackson, with the Rev. Frankie Boyette as guest speaker.

Youth and Young Adult Choir Appreciation: 11:30 a.m., Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 12144 La. 416, Lakeland, with the Youth and Young Adult Choir of Zion Travelers Baptist Church.

Pastor’s SIXth year Appreciation: 1 p.m., Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 2518 Maringouin Road E, Livonia, in honor of the Rev. A.J. Haynes Sr. There will also be a service at 1 p.m. Sept. 25.

Women’s Day: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Mount Zion Baptist Church, 24940 La. 405, Plaquemine, with the Rev. Reba Allen, of Baton Rouge, as guest speaker.

Pastor and First Lady Appreciation: 2 p.m., The Breath of Life Full Gospel Outreach Ministry, 11214 Bank St., Clinton, in honor of Bishop Edward L. Brooks Jr. and his wife, Karen. The Rev. Donald R. Turner and the members of the Bethlehem and Pleasant Green Baptist churches will be guests.

Musical: 3 p.m., Beachum Grove Baptist Church, 8877 Battle Road, Ethel, with such musicians as The Angola Band; The Veals Brothers; The Crown Seekers, of New Orleans; The Lighthouse Gospel Singers and the Wrights Family Choir.

111th Church Anniversary: 3 p.m., Greater Arlington Baptist Church, 5445 Nicholson Drive, with the Rev. Charles Allen as guest minister.

Homecoming and Family and Friends Day: 3 p.m., Pleasant Green Baptist Church, 13219 Weaver Road, St Francisville, with the Rev. Johnathan Chambers as guest.

Pastor and First Lady Appreciation Service: 4 p.m., Israelite Baptist Church, 1841 Thomas H Delpit Drive, in honor of the Rev. Donald R. Sterling and his wife, Malinda, with the Rev. René F. Brown as guest speaker.

ACT PREP CLASSES: 4 p.m., St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 8833 Goodwood Blvd., with classes continuing on Sept. 25 and Oct. 2, 9 and 16.


Chosen People Ministries Speaker: 7 p.m., Community Bible Church, 8354 Jefferson Highway, with Ben Alpert, of Chosen People Ministries, speaking about “Israel in Prophecy.”


LEARN ABOUT THE CATHOLIC FAITH: 7 p.m., Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, 445 Marquette Ave. This series will be ongoing. (225) 926-1883.

PEACE ONE DAY CONCERT: 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 930 North Blvd., sponsored by the Baton Rouge Rotary Clubs.


The Visual Bible: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 9340 Florida Blvd., a Bible study series using clips from the film, “Matthew.” Continues weekly through Dec. 14, except during Thanksgiving week.


Fourth District Woman’s Auxiliary Board Meeting: 4 p.m., Israelite Baptist Church, 1841 Thomas H. Delpit Drive.


BLESSING OF THE CROP MASS: 10 a.m., Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival Building, Parkview Drive, New Iberia. Followed by a continental breakfast.

WOMEN’S CONFERENCE: 7 p.m., Richardson Chapel Church of God In Christ, 731 W.K. Gordon St., with an old-time musical on opening night. The conference continues at 9 a.m. Sept. 24 and 10:15 a.m. Sept. 25 with missionary Wardine Gordon as speaker.

Sept. 24

MEN AND BOYS Workshop: 9 a.m. to noon, McKowen Baptist Church, 7325 Jones Connell Road, Jackson, sponsored by the Louisiana State Laymen, Fourth District Missionary Baptist Association and the East Feliciana Parish Ministers Conference for men as well as boys ages 9 to 18. Lunch will be served.

Faith Into Action: Prophetic Leadership Summit: 10 a.m., New Gideon Baptist Church, 2542 Balis Drive. (225) 524-9595.

A Vision for Provision: Feeding God’s People: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., First Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, 575 Education St., with lunch served to the less fortunate.

COOKOUT IN THE PARK: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., BREC Park, 801 S. Flannery Road, with food, drink, music and games provided by Jubilee Christian Center Church.


Poverty Awareness Training: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 29, Louisiana Resource Center for Educators, 5550 Florida Blvd., sponsored by United Methodist HOPE Ministries. Earlybird registration, which ends Tuesday, will be $120 and regular registration will be $130. (225) 355-0702 ext. 22.


THE POWER OF HOPE: A fund-raiser for United Methodist HOPE Ministries, originally scheduled for next week, has been postponed. The event, which is to feature the Rev. Greg Boyle, a Jesuit priest and author know for his ministry to gangs in Los Angeles, will be rescheduled for the spring when more people can attend, organizers said this week.