I Can, Gifted & Blessed: 9:15 a.m., Wayside Christian Fellowship, 201 Sherron Ave. Free monthly showcase.

Baton Rouge


Youth Taking Jesus Back-to-School Workshop: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 9700 Scenic Highway. Herman Brister, associate superintendent for student support services at East Baton Rouge Parish school system, will speak. For students, pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, and their parents, the workshop will cover such topics as study skills, health and safety, Christian character and conflict resolution. Free refreshments and school supplies and a clothing giveaway at the end. (225) 775-2740.

proclamation! enlarging your territory with your message: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1713 Wooddale Blvd., Suite 17. Ginger London Ministries will host the seminar to help you craft a compelling message to use social media, telecalls, webinars and other technology in ministry to get your message out. Seminar is for ministers, evangelists, psalmists, Bible teachers, pastors, authors, ministry trainers and Christian entrepreneurs. Cost is $49. Seating is limited. (225) 603-7122.

The New ChristLand Church Fair: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., The New Christland Baptist Church, 5685 Robertson St. Fair booths will be $50 for members and $75 for nonmembers. Please purchase booth before Saturday. (225) 284-9600.

Back-to-School Program: 10 a.m., Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 1414 Sora St. Program includes a school supply giveaway and presentations for students and parents. (225) 775-7372.

11th Annual Back-to-School Rally: 10 a.m., North Baton Rouge Community Center, 2013 Central Road. Sisters of Sophistication, Inc. will present the rally, which includes lunch, door prizes, entertainment, school supplies, face painting, ID cards for children and more. (225) 328-2470 or (225) 603-7610.

HopeKeepers of Baton Rouge: 11 a.m., St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 12663 Perkins Road. HopeKeepers of Baton Rouge is a nondenominational support group for anyone affected by chronic pain or illness, mental or physical. (225) 337-1633.


Holy Communion Service: 7 a.m., Israelite Baptist Church, 1841 Thomas H. Delpit Drive. (225) 344-3553.

Back-to-School Program: 8 a.m., Donaldson Chapel Baptist Church, 2501 Gracie St. Judge John Michael Guidry will speak.

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.

Lord Supper Worship: 9 a.m., Ravens All Faith Church, 1913 North St.

Sunday Worship Service: 9 a.m., The New Christland Baptist Church, 5685 Robertson St. (225) 284-9600.

100 Women in Red and 50 Men in Black Program: 11 a.m., Promised Land Baptist Church, 7234 Plank Road. Hosted by the church and Pastor Perry Wrights Jr.

Family & friends homecoming celebration: 11 a.m., Greater Beach Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 5352 Ford St. Annual homecoming celebration with a theme of “Family and Friends Connecting.” The Rev. D. Gus C. Spurlock Sr. will speak.


Youth Enrichment Summer Program: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mirror of Grace Outreach, 921 N. Lobdell Blvd., Suite E. The school preparation program is free and open to ages 8-12. Registration will take place a week before the event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Sponsor a child by donating $50 to cover snacks/lunches, classroom material, T-shirt, books and backpacks with school supplies. (225) 300-4528.


Revival Service: 6:30 p.m., Israelite Baptist Church, 1841 Thomas H. Delpit Drive. The Rev. Henry Lamb, of Greater Arlington Baptist Church and Straightway Ministries, will speak. Theme is “Repent.” (225) 344-3553.


Revival Service: 7 p.m., Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1204 St. Joseph St. The Rev. Lionel Davis will speak. (225) 344-5153.


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. A fellowship meal and worship will be held Friday nights in August in the church gym. Brother Byron Townsend, of Grace Baptist Church, will speak. (225) 775-0884.

Chronicle concert: 7 p.m., Stevendale Baptist Church, 16545 Old Hammond Highway. Chronicle will perform with special guest Ricky Atkinson. The church will take up a love offering.

Aug. 9

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.

Life Choice (Pre-Cana): 9 a.m., Catholic Life Center, 1800 S. Acadian Thruway. For engaged couples seeking to get married in the Catholic Church. It combines talks with personal reflection and couple dialogue in a classroom setting.

Day of Renewal: 9 a.m., Our Lady of Mercy Activity Center, 445 Marquette Ave. Catholic Charismatic Renewal of Baton Rouge will sponsor the event, which will include a light lunch. Deacon Larry Oney, of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, will discuss “Forgiveness & Healing.” Afterwards, a Eucharistic Healing and benediction will be held. Free. Registration not 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, carnival games, food and free school supplies for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. (225) 343-0640.

Back-to-School Supply Giveaway: 10 a.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.

Aug. 10

Spirituality & Sexuality: 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 11 a.m., Broadmoor United Methodist Church, 10230 Mollylea Drive. Three-week program covering a variety of issues related to human sexuality and the church’s opinion of them. Discussions will take place after each church service 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.

Fall Orientation: 12:30 p.m., The Ministry of Love School of Ministry, 5956 Hooper Road. Classes will be Aug. 12. (225) 356-2713, ext. 304.

Aug. 11

Southeast Regional Biblical Institute Classes: 6 p.m., Baton Rouge Community College-Small Business Training Center, 350 N. Donmoor. The certificate program starts Aug. 11 and is for both 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. Register online at (225) 772-0307.

Aug. 12

Lunch for Faith and Community Leaders: Noon, St. Paul the Apostle Church, 3912 Gus Young Ave. Discussion will be on identifying, researching and taking action on local issues.

Aug. 13

Women’s auxiliary: 3 p.m., Star Hill Baptist Church, 1400 N. Foster Drive. East Baton Rouge Women’s Auxiliary meeting. All members are asked to attend.

Aug. 15-16

SOUL WINNING CONFERENCE: Mountain Faith World Outreach Ministries, 136 S. Acadian Thruway. Eighth annual National Soul Winning Conference with Dr. Evelyn Thomas-Sanders. Friday, Aug. 15, 6:30 p.m. — worship service and soul-winning workshop; Saturday, Aug. 16, 10 a.m. to noon — street ministry, 5:30 p.m. — Youth Explosion, 7 p.m. — worship service with Thomas-Sanders and speakers Bishop Gregory Cooper, senior paster at Antioch Full Gospel Baptist Church and Morning Star Full Gospel Baptist Church, and Apostle Vella Reynolds, Mount Moriah Church, Baytown Texas. For more information, call (225) 252-1633 or (225) 276-3568. Free and open to the public.

Aug. 15

live recording: 7 p.m., St. Mary Baptist Church, 1252 N. Acadian Thruway. The music ministry of Christ D. Plant and Shaquille O. Davis will make a live recording with a band under the music ministry of Jeremy Sands Ft., Chris Jackson and William West. Special guests include Courtney Brown, Arthur & Friends Community Choir, Pastor Gregory Coates and Pastor Rheba Allen. The recording is a fundraiser for the church, community, prison systems, nursing homes and other outreach ministries.

Aug. 16

Music Ministry Workshop: 9 a.m., Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, 10915 Florida Blvd. Workshop will be 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.

Pink & Pearl Baby Shower: 4 p.m., New Life Ministries, 5521 Airline Highway. Baby shower will honor Angel and Marquis Brantley.


Aug. 16

Young People’s workshop: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Israelite Baptist Church, 6644 River Road. Fourth District Young People’s Monthly Workshop hosted by the West Baton Rouge Parish Young People. All youth leaders, director and sponsors are asked to attend.

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Aug. 4-13

retreats: Jesuit Spirituality Center, St. Charles College. Eight-day retreat aimed at helping individuals deepen their spiritual lives. Three- and five-day retreats also available. For an application form, visit or call (337) 662-5251. Sessions also will be held Aug. 21-30, Sept. 2-11, Sept. 15-24, Sept. 29-Oct. 8, Oct. 13-22, Oct. 27-Nov. 5, Nov. 10-19 and Dec. 8-17.



Annual Revival: 6:30 p.m., F.T. Missionary Baptist Church, 4712 La. 10, Jackson. Pastor Levi Wright will speak.


Aug. 14-15

2014 Darby Foundation Global Career Empowerment Summit: 8 a.m., Progressive Baptist Church Outreach Center, 125 Gallian St. The goal is to provide job seekers with the appropriate tools for the competitive job market. Workshops will cover Career Exploration, Interview Techniques, Effective Networking and more. Free. (337) 258-1666 or



Family & Friends Day: 2 p.m., Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 12144 La. 416, Lakeland. The Rev. Oliver Washington and the congregation of Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church will be guests.

Aug. 10

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 church was founded in 1874 and was one of the earliest places to educate African American children. Former pastor the Rev. James A. Terrance Jr. will speak. A fellowship meal will follow.


Aug. 9

Back-To-School Bash: 4 p.m., Bayou Plaquemine Baptist Church, 29215 La 75. Free.



Homecoming: 9:45 a.m., Pleasant Hill Baptist, 171 Pleasant Hill Church Road. The Southern Grace Singers will perform and there will be a morning service. Brother Lamar Skinner will speak. Lunch will be provided. (318) 765-8011.

Port Allen


Usher Meeting: 2 p.m., Second Baptist Church, Southern Pacific Road. The 4th District Usher’s Ministry will hold its bi-monthly meeting.

St. Francisville


Male Chorus Program: 11 a.m., Sherobee Baptist Church, 10064 Jones Vaughn Creek Road. Minister Darryl Roan will speak.