Workshop and 2011 Graduation: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friendship Chapel Baptist Church, 2111 North St., sponsored by the Baton Rouge School of Ushering.

25th Church Anniversary Parade: 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Living Faith Christian Center, 6375 Winbourne Ave., a prelude to the anniversary service scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Sunday, at the Southern University Felton G. Clark Activity Center.


Communion Service: 8:30 a.m., Raspberry Missionary Baptist Church, Baton Rouge Street, St. Francisville.

Baptismal Sunday: 9 a.m., New Bethal Baptist Church, 1540 Matilda St., with evangelist Starr Paul as guest speaker.

Jazz Worship Services: 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge, 8470 Goodwood Blvd. Pianist Larry Sieberth and bass player Bill Grimes will join the HeartVoice Trio in a program with a 1950s theme to commemorate the church’s 60th anniversary.

SENIOR CHOIR ANNIVERSARY: 11 a.m., Fairview Baptist Church 1636 Braddock St., with 1st Circuit Court of Appeal Judge John Michael Guidry as guest speaker.

Communion Service: 11:30 a.m., St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 6148 Gilead Road, Clinton.

Church Anniversary: noon, Greater Hollywood Baptist Church, 8819 Sligo Road, St. Francisville, with the Rev. Elijah Lewis and the Independence Baptist Church as special guests.

HAT SHOW: 6 p.m., Interdenominational Faith Assembly Church, 5045 Greenwell St., in honor of the church’s pastors, the Revs. Guevara and Shannon Johnson. $10.


INTERPRETING THE BIBLE: 6 p.m., New Life Church, 365 Staring Lane, a course taught through the Southeast Regional Biblical Institute of The Beeson Divinity School Extension Division, Samford University, Birmingham, Ala. The cost is $10 registration fee per semester and $40 per class. Call (225) 772-0307 or email scholarm@cox. net.

EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH AID ASSOCIATION DISTRICT CHORUS Rehearsal: 7 p.m., Beech Grove Baptist Church, 890 La. 68, Jackson.


God Answers Prayer Summit: 5:30 p.m., Abounding Love Ministries, 7076 Hooper Road., with the Rev. Lloyd Benson as the speaker at the 6:30 p.m. worship services on Thursday and Friday. Continues at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Raymond Jetson speaking at the 10:45 a.m. service. On Sept. 10, activities begin with a continental breakfast at 8 a.m., followed by intercessory prayer, workshops and the Rev. Kenneth Fabre, of Ethel, speaking at the 10:20 a.m. worship service. (225) 356-4441.


BACK TO SCHOOL SEMINAR: 6 p.m., New Ark Baptist Church, 1344 Terrace St., for children and their parents. Includes refreshments.

SEPT. 10

Health Fair: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1920 Progress Road.

Daughters of Naomi Open House: 10 a.m., Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church, 8742 Scenic Highway, Scotlandville, with Annette Yancy as the speaker. Daughters of Naomi is a group for girls, ages 9-18. (225) 933-7475.


EXPLORE CLASSIC CHRISTIANITY WITH THE REV. FISHER HUMPHREYS: 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sept. 11, Broadmoor Baptist Church, 9755 Goodwood Blvd. Humphreys, emeritus professor of divinity of Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., and author of such books as “The Death of Christ” and “The Nature of God,” will lead a morning Bible study, preach during the morning service and conclude with a study following the evening meal. Call (225) 927-5454 for reservations to the meal, $5.