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Baker

Saturday, Oct. 19

Service: 10 a.m., InKovenant Ministries' Healing School, 14000 Plank Road. (225) 937-3242, inkovenant@aol.com.

Tuesday, Oct. 22

Bible Class: 10 a.m., InKovenant Ministries' Healing School, 14000 Plank Road. (225) 937-3242, inkovenant@aol.com.

Sunday, October 27

Anniversary: 8:30 a.m., Mount Vernon Baptist Church, 2404 Hovey Ave. The New Light Baptist Church will celebrate the 29-year anniversary of its pastor, the Rev. James Grayson. The Rev. William Butler, assistant pastor of Mount Vernon Baptist Church, will speak.

Celebration: 11 a.m., Greater First Church-Baptist, 4669 Groom Road. The church is holding its annual Love Celebration honoring the 13th anniversary of its pastor, the Rev. Anthony Kelley. The theme is "Celebrating the Laborer that Dwells Among Us." Dinner will follow in the GFC-B Bashful/Perkins Fellowship Center.

Baton Rouge 

Friday, Oct. 18

Meal and Clothing: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sweet Home Baptist Church, 343 W. Buchanan St. The church's Helping Hand Ministry is offering food and clothing to those in need.

Saturday, Oct. 19

Hour of Prayer: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., New Sunlight Missionary Baptist Church, 1777 America St.

Service: 4 p.m., St. Gerard Majella Church, 5354 Plank Road. 

Sunday, Oct. 20

Holy Communion: 7 a.m., Little Rising Sun Baptist Church, 1275 South 16th St. The Rev. Emma Woods will speak.

Service: 8 a.m., Oasis Christian Church, 4524 E. Brookstown Drive. occbr.org, (225) 355-8274.  

Anniversary: 8 a.m., First Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, 575 Education St. The church will celebrate its 87-year anniversary. The Rev. Percy Perkins, of the Mount Olive Baptist Church in Centerville, Mississippi, will speak. 

Sunday School: 8 a.m., Beachum Grove Baptist Church, 8877 Battle Road. Praise and worship service at 9 a.m.

Service: 8 a.m. and 10 a.m., St. Gerard Majella Church, 5354 Plank Road.

Sunday School: 9 a.m., Nazarene Baptist Church, 1707 Spanish Town Road. Bible study at 9:30 a.m.; service at 11 a.m. (225) 344-1743.

Sunday School, New Members Class: 9:30 a.m., Promised Land Baptist Church, 7234 Plank Road. Service at 11 a.m. (225) 358-7772.

Sunday School: 9:30 a.m., Sweet Home Baptist Church, 343 W. Buchanan St. (225) 343-0322.

Sunday School: 9:45 a.m., New Sunlight Baptist Missionary Church, 1777 America St. Service at 11 a.m.

Sunday School: 9:45 a.m., New Jerusalem Baptist Church, 1627 Thomas H. Delpit Drive. 

Service: 10 a.m., The Church of Scientology Mission of Baton Rouge, 9716 Airline Highway. (225) 928-7804.

Service: 10:30 a.m., Purpose Church, 124 N. Third St. purposechurch.com or @PurposeChurchLA.

Service: 10:30 a.m., Stevendale Baptist Church, 16545 Old Hammond Highway. Continental breakfast fellowship and Bible studies for all ages at 9 a.m.

Service: 10:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church, 12855 Old Hammond Highway.

Service: 11 a.m., Greater King David Baptist Church of Baton Rouge, 222 Blount Road. greaterkingdavid.org, (225) 925-4077.

Pentecost Sunday: 11 a.m., Jordan United Methodist Church, 4619 Stearns St. 

Communion Service: 11 a.m., Sweet Home Baptist Church, 343 W. Buchanan St.

Anniversary: 11 a.m., New Sunlight Missionary Baptist Church, 1777 America St. The church will celebrate its 110-year anniversary. Pastor James Riley, of House of Prayer Baptist Church, will speak.

Anniversary: 11 a.m., Sweet Home Baptist Church, 343 W. Buchanan St. The church will celebrate its 96-year anniversary with the theme “We’ve Come This Far By Faith.” The Rev. Donald Robertson Sr., pastor of Greater Emmanuel Baptist Church, will speak.

Young People Service: 11 a.m., Beech Grove Baptist Church, 9455 Elm Grove Garden Drive. The Rev. Emma Woods will speak at the Youth and Young People Service.

Youth Day Program: 11 a.m., Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4555 Fairfields Ave. The youth ministries will host its quarterly youth day program beginning with the 11 a.m. worship program. The theme is "Your Great Name"; youth co-leader Elder Marque McCarter will speak. The program resumes at 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 22

Bible Study: 6 p.m., Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1204 St. Joseph St.

Bible Study: 7 p.m., Sweet Home Baptist Church, 343 W. Buchanan St.

Wednesday, Oct. 23

Bible Study: 11 a.m., Greater King David Baptist Church, 7305 Harry Drive. (225) 927-4035.

Bible Study: 6 p.m., New Sunlight Missionary Baptist Church, 1777 America St. (225) 343-2575.

Bible Study: 6:30 p.m., Greater King David Baptist Church, 222 Blount Road. (225) 775-2343.

Praise & Worship: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4555 Fairfields Ave.

Bible Study: 6:30 p.m., Mount Gillion Baptist Church, 346 E. Buchanan St.

Service: 7 p.m., Victory International Ministries, 10120 Florida Blvd.

Midweek Service: 7 p.m., Promised Land Baptist Church, 7234 Plank Road. Bible study and children's church. (225) 358-7772.

Thursday, Oct. 24

Bible Study: 5:30 p.m., St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 1620 77th Ave. 

Bible Study: 7 p.m., Highest Praise Family Worship Center, 1965 Highland Road. (225) 733-4648.

Saturday, Oct. 26

Community Health Fair: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Martin Luther King Academy, 4295 Prescott Court. The health care ministries and community services department of the Berean Seventh day-Adventist Church and Sigma Theta Tau International Iona's Honor Society will host its eighth annual community health fair. The free event will include health screenings, education, medical updates, insurance information and weight management along with a light meal and door prizes. 

Fall Festival: Maranatha Fellowship, 1433 Sharp Lane. Festival featuring free games, prizes, hay rides, obstacle course, face painting, photo booth and candy. For more information visit maranathabtr.com.

Oct. 26-Nov. 2

Open House: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 10355 Highland Road. The public is invited to an open house for the newly renovated Louisiana Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The temple will be closed Sunday, Oct. 27. Reservations for the open house can be made through templeopenhouse.lds.org.

Sunday, Oct. 27

Anniversary: 8 a.m., Donaldson Chapel Baptist Church, 2401 Gracie St. The church will celebrate the 22-year anniversary of its pastor, the Rev. Tommie N. Gipson Jr. The Rev. J. Bertell Davis, of Magnolia and Little Rock Baptist churches, will be guest pastor.

Worship in Pink: 9 a.m., Greater St. Luke Baptist Church, 132 N. 23rd St. Worship in Pink celebrating the "Divine 9," breast cancer and other chronic disease survivors. (225) 346-1583.

Anniversary/Awareness Month: 10 a.m., United Methodist Church, 544 Government St. The church's United Men organization will celebrate its 41st anniversary with the theme “Breaking The Cycle Of Domestic Violence Against Women." Tré Skidmore will speak.

Communion Service: 11 a.m., Sweet Home Baptist Church, 343 W. Buchanan St.

Homecoming Celebration: 11 a.m., Nazarene Baptist Church, 1707 Spanish Town Road. Pastor Lamar Batiste and Mount Gillion Baptist Church Choir will be guests. The theme is “Living According to God’s Standards — Through Discipleship.” 

Ushers' Anniversary: 3 p.m., New Philadelphia Baptist Church, 9027 Sanford Lane. The Fourth District Ushers will celebrate its anniversary. 

Oct 28-30

Ministers Revival: 7 p.m. nightly, East Baton Rouge Parish Ministers Conference Annual Revival. Oct. 28 — Shady Grove Baptist Church, 16443 Plank Road, Baker; Oct. 29 — St. Mary Baptist Church, 1252 North Acadian Thruway East; Oct. 30 — Greater Mount Gideon Baptist Church, 205 Alice St.

Wednesday, Oct. 30

Family Night Festival: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Oasis Christian Church, 4524 E. Brookstown Drive. Free food, face painting, crafts and games. Everyone is invited. occbr.org, (225) 355-8274.

Through Dec. 14

Online Charity Auction: The Kingdom Group International, a local nonprofit promoting racial healing and unity, kicks off its online auction Oct. 15 at kingdomgroup.co. Items include furniture, jewelry, art and more. Money raised will help support the ministry’s outreach programs. For more information, call (225) 341-3009.

Clinton

Wednesday, Oct. 23

Bible Study: 7 p.m., St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 6148 Gilead Road. (225) 683-5070.

Ethel

Sunday, Oct. 20

Youth Service: 9 a.m., Beachum Grove Baptist Church, 8877 Battle Road. 

Sunday, Oct. 27

Worship Service: 9 a.m., Beachum Grove Baptist Church, 8877 Battle Road. 

Greenwell Springs

Saturday, Oct. 21

Queen of Clean: 7 p.m., Greenwell Spring Baptist Church, 19421 Greenwell Springs Road. Chonda Pierce, known as the Queen of Clean, will perform her Sit and Talk show. Tickets are $26 to $55 at eventbrite.com.

Plaquemine

Sunday, Oct. 27

Anniversary: 11 a.m., St. Matthew Baptist Church, 22910 Warren St. The church will celebrate its 145-year anniversary with the theme "The Old Landmark — Trusting God’s Word." The Rev. Dr. Mary Moss, pastor of the St. Alma Baptist Church in Lakeland, will speak. 

Port Allen

Saturday, Oct. 19

Meals: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 950 Seventh St. The Mission Ministry will provide a free meal. 

Oct. 20-24

Annual Session: Greater St. Paul Baptist Church, 3711 La. 1 South. The St. Emmanuel Baptist Church Aid Association will hold its 93rd annual session. Oct. 20 — Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.; Oct. 21-24 — Bible class from 10 a.m. to noon., association meeting at 2 p.m., evening service at 7 p.m.

Ponchatoula

Tuesday, Nov. 5

Seasons of Grief — Day of Prayer: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road. A day of prayer to embrace and process the seasons of grief with poetry, reflection and prayer. $35 at catholicretreatcenter.org/day-of-prayer-the-season-of-grief.

Port Allen

Sunday, Oct. 27

Breast Cancer Awareness: 8:30 a.m., Scott United Methodist Church, 310 Atchafalaya St. The church will recognize Breast Cancer Awareness with the theme "A Child of God; A Woman of Faith in the Fight Against Breast Cancer, A Warrior of Christ." Linda Daniels, president of Sisters Supporting Sisters Breast Cancer Organization, will speak.

Prairieville

Through Oct. 31

Pumpkin Patch: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, noon to 6 p.m. Sundays, NewSong Church, 18465 Old Perkins Place Ave. Pumpkins and various gourds from the Navajo in northern New Mexico will be sold, along with jellies and salsas from the United Methodist Children’s Home. There is also a photo booth and other picture opportunities around the patch. Free hayrides are available on the weekends. Morning field trips for area schools include story time, hayrides, crafts and pie-sized pumpkins. All proceeds go to church mission. Also, a free fall festival from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 2. 

Scotlandville

Sunday School: 9:30 a.m., Mount Zion Baptist of Scotlandville, 1920 Progress Road. The theme is "Do As You're Told."

Slaughter

Sunday, Oct. 20

Service: 11:30 a.m., St. James Church, 10151 Noel Thomas Lane. 

Tuesday, Oct. 22

Bible Class: 7 p.m., St. James Church, 10151 Noel Thomas Lane. 

St. Francisville

Tuesday, Oct. 22

Raise the Praise: 7 p.m., Magnolia Full Gospel Baptist Church, 7910 U.S. 61 N. Preanniversary musical celebration featuring Charles Jenkins, pastor of Fellowship Church of Chicago, and MFGBC Music Ministry. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 27

Pastor's Appreciation Service: 2 p.m., Magnolia Full Gospel Baptist Church, 7910 U.S. 61 N. Apostle Leroy Banks, of Open Door Fellowship Life Center, will speak.

Watson

Sunday, Oct. 20

Service: 10:15 a.m., Riverside Baptist Church, 36890 La. 16. Also, a 6 p.m. service. Bible study is at 9:15 a.m. riversidebc.com.   

Zachary

Sunday, Oct. 20

Service: 8 a.m., Oak Grove Christian Center, 8755 Port Hudson Pride Road. 

Service: 9 a.m., Open Door Fellowship Life Center, 4415 Ave. A. 

Wednesday, Oct. 23

Bible Study: 6:30 p.m., Oak Grove Christian Center, 8755 Port Hudson-Pride Road.