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Baton Rouge

February 

Deacon Training Course: 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., St. John Baptist Church, 820 New Rafe Mayer Road. Beginning in February, the St. John Institute will hold a 12-week course. Contact Dr. Donald R. Ruth at (225) 774-1468 to reserve a spot.

Saturday, Feb. 3

Clothing Giveaway: 9 a.m., St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 1620 77th Ave. Adult and children clothing, shoes, coats and more.

Family Fun: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Zion City Community, 4619 Stearns St. Family, Food and Fun Day, including a children's Mardi Gras parade, sponsored by Jordan United Methodist Church.

Youth Program: 5 p.m., Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4555 Fairfields. The Youth and Young Adults Ministry will present the "Armor of God" youth program. 

Sunday, Feb. 4

Service: 7:30 a.m., Greater King David Baptist Church, 7305 Harry Drive. (225) 927-4035.

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

Intercessory Prayer & Youth Christian Education: 9:15 a.m., Highest Praise Family Worship Center, 1965 Highland Road. (225) 733-4648.

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

Sunday School: 9:45 a.m., Greater King David Baptist Church, 222 Blount Road. Men's Day of Service at 11 a.m. (225) 775-2343.

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

Bluegrass Mass: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 12663 Perkins Road. Members of Brothers Bear Band will join the choir for this worship service. A reception will follow in the parish hall. Free and open to everyone. brothersbear.comsaintmargarets.com.

Holy Communion: 10:30 a.m., Highest Praise Family Worship Center, 1965 Highland Road. (225) 733-4648.

Service: 10:30 p.m., Purpose Church, 124 N. Third St. In addition to its regular service, Purpose Kids provides a fun and energetic service for children from birth to fifth grade. PurposeChurch.co or @PurposeChurchLA on social media.

Service: 10:45 a.m., Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 9340 Florida Blvd. The Rev. Barbara Retzloff, of The Pines Presbyterian in Houston, will give the sermon. The public is invited to attend.

Service: 11 a.m., Campus of Camelot College, 2618 Wooddale Blvd. Join Power in the Word World Ministries with Ronnie L. Williams, pastor. pwwm.org.

Monday, Feb. 5

Visitation: 10 a.m., Heritage Manor Nursing Home, 1335 Wooddale Blvd. The Greater Mount Gideon Baptist Church Home Mission, under the direction of the Rev. Emma Woods, will visit. Woods will speak. 

Tuesday, Feb. 6

Bible Study: 7 p.m., Nazarene Baptist Church, 1707 Spanish Town Road. (225) 344-1743.

Wednesday, Feb. 7

Bible Study: 10 a.m., Nazarene Baptist Church, 1707 Spanish Town Road. (225) 344-1743.

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

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

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

Bible Study: 7 p.m., Campus of Camelot College, 2618 Wooddale Blvd. Join Power in the Word World Ministries with Ronnie L. Williams, pastor. pwwm.org.

Thursday, Feb. 8

Bible Study: 6:30 p.m., Highest Praise Family Worship Center, 1965 Highland Road. Curtis Wright, associate pastor, will facilitate. (225) 733-4648.

Feb. 6, 7, 9 

Prayer Line: 8:15 a.m. Tuesdays, Fridays; noon Wednesdays. The Word Church Prayer line offers prayer, exhortation, Bible teaching and health tips. Call (218) 548-2846, passcode 562160#.

Sunday, Feb. 11

Speaker: 7 a.m., New St. Luke Baptist Church, 538 South Blvd. Judge John Michael Guidry will speak for the Black History Program.

Black History Program: 7 a.m., Little Risen Sun Baptist Church, 1275 S. 16th St. The Rev. Emma Woods will speak. 

Speaker: 9 a.m., Friendship Chapel Baptist Church, 2111 North St. Judge John Michael Guidry will speak for the Black History Program.

Speaker: 10 a.m., Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4555 Fairfields. The senior citizens' ministry God's Emissaries for Mission Service will meet at the church. Corporal Terrance Nolan, of the Baton Rouge Police Department, will speak on "Safety Tips for Seniors." Handouts and light refreshments will be available.

Anniversary: 4 p.m., Any Occasion Banquet Hall, 10565 Florida Blvd. Join the Williams Singers of Baton Rouge for their 18th anniversary with Sons of Christ, the Rev. Charlie Fisher Sr. and the Fisher Cavaliers, The Legendary Lighthouse gospel singers and other special guests. 

Tuesday, Feb. 13

Woman's Auxiliary Meeting: 3 p.m., 1252 N. Acadian Thruway E. East Baton Rouge Parish Woman's Auxiliary Fellowship Celebration with the Rev. Conway Knighten, pastor. Each member is asked to bring a dish to share. For more information, call Sister Dorothy Payne, chairwoman, at (225) 933-8212.

Friday, Feb. 16

Musical: 7 p.m., Promised Land Baptist Church, 7234 Plank Road. A pre-anniversary musical in honor of the Rev. Earnest Thibodaux. All are invited.

Saturday, Feb. 17

Free Health Screening: 8:30 a.m. to noon, Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 9700 Scenic Highway. Free kidney screenings, which you should have if you are 18 or older and have one or more of the following: diabetes, high blood pressure, or a parent, grandparent, brother or sister with these conditions or kidney disease. Free urine and blood test for kidney function, glucose and protein, blood pressure and BMI. Educational information will be available. Fasting not required. Appointments required. Call (504) 861-4500 or (800) 462-3694.

Prayer Brunch: 10 a.m., Greater Mount Gideon Baptist Church, 205 Alice St. Wisdom Speakers first Prayer Brunch. The Rev. Manley Metoyer will speak. Donation $7. For more information, call the Rev. Emma Woods at (225) 937-1159.

Youth Day: 11 a.m., Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4555 Fairfields. The Youth and Young Adults Ministry will observe Youth Day. Co-youth leader Mark McCarter will speak at 11 a.m. 

Show: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Martin Luther King Christian Academy, 4295 Prescott Court. The ministry will host a "Kings and Queens of Africa" style show. Refreshments will be served. A $5 donation is requested. Area residents can participate in the African attire style show. Saturday is the deadline to sign up by calling the church at (225) 356-4052. Please leave a message for youth leader Roquel McCarter.

Feb. 17-18

Celebration: 6 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Promised Land Baptist Church, 7234 Plank Road. An anniversary celebration for Sister Shirley Johnson & The Gospel Determinators. Special guest will be Brother Jermaine Hawkins and The Harvey Spirituals and others.

Sunday, Feb. 18

Young People's Worship Service: 11 a.m., Beech Grove Baptist Church, 9455 Elm Grove Garden Drive. The Rev. Emma Woods will speak for the Black History Month Program.

Anniversary: 6 p.m., Promised Land Baptist Church, 7234 Plank Road. Pastor's anniversary service honoring of the Rev. Earnest Thibodaux.

Feb. 19-23

Busy Person Retreat: Offered by the St. Joseph Spirituality Center. The at-home retreat is designed to renew and refresh your spirit amid daily life. Participants commit to 30 minutes of daily prayer and meeting with a spiritual director for 30 minutes at a time that fits the participant's schedule. For details and to register, call (225) 383-3349 or email dianne@stjocenter.org. Cost is $100.

Sunday, Feb. 25

Speaker: 8 a.m., Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1384 W. Grant St. Judge John Michael Guidry will speak for the Black History Program.

Black History: 9 a.m., Greater Divine Missionary Baptist Church, 6045 Hooper Road. The church is presenting its annual Black History Month Program. 

Special Speaker: 9 a.m., River Community Church, 36367 Perkins Road. Valerie Elliot Shepard will speak. She is the daughter of missionaries Jim and Elisabeth Elliot. Shepard has spent 40 years as a pastor's wife raising eight children, homeschooling and teaching Bible studies. She authored a children's book, "Pilipinto's Happiness" and is working on a book about her mother and father.

Clinton

Sunday, Feb. 4

Communion Service: 11:30 a.m., St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 6148 Gilead Road. Sunday School at 10 a.m. Youth Banquet at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 7

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

Sunday, Feb. 18

Black History Program: 11:30 a.m., St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 6148 Gilead Road. (225) 683-5070.

Sunday, Feb. 25

Pastor's Anniversary: 1 p.m., St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 6148 Gilead Road. Pastor Levi Wright will speak. (225) 683-5070.

Darrow

Sunday, Feb. 4

Worship and Youth Church: 8 a.m., New Hopeful Worship Center, 39067 La. 22. (225) 473-3300.

Thursday, Feb. 8

Power Hour: 6 p.m., New Hopeful Worship Center, 39067 La. 22. (225) 473-3300.

Greenwell Springs

Saturday, Feb. 24

Auction and Taste Fair: 5 p.m., St. Alphonsus Church, 14040 Greenwell Springs Road. Featuring an auction, taste fair and a $10,000 raffle. Tickets are $100 and are on sale now. Call (225) 261-4650 or (225) 261-5299 for more information. st-alphonsus.net.

Lafayette

Saturday, Feb. 17

Lenten Day of Reflection: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Pius X School Theatre, 205 E. Bayou Parkway. The theme for the session is "Embracing Change, Maintaining Values." Speakers include the Very Rev. Chester C. Arceneaux, Katie Austin and Kessie Thomas. Cost is $25 in advance, $30 at the door, and includes light breakfast, lunch and snacks. Download registration form at acadianatheresians.com or mail check to: Roses of Acadiana District Theresians, 4400 Ambassador Caffery Parkway Box 179, Lafayette, LA 70508-6706. 

Saturday, Feb. 24

Women's Conference: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Our Parish Church, 328 Guilbeau Road. Valerie Elliot Shepard will speak on Legalism to Grace, Resting in Christ and Walking with Christ in Joy. Cost is $20. Shepard is the daughter of missionaries Jim and Elisabeth Elliot. Shepard has spent 40 years as a pastor's wife raising eight children, homeschooling and teaching Bible studies. She authored a children's book, "Pilipinto's Happiness" and is working on a book about her mother and father.

St. Francisville

Tuesday, Feb. 13

Service: 10 a.m., Sherobee Missionary Baptist Church, 15243 La. 10. The Rev. Emma Woods will speak

Slaughter

Sunday, Feb. 4

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

Tuesday, Feb. 6

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

Friday, Feb. 9

Revival: 7 p.m., St. James Baptist Church, 10151 Noel Thomas Lane. Apostle Stacey Woods, Chief Fred Dunn, Pastor Melvin Patin Jr., Elder Katherine Lemelle and others will take part in the Prayer Meeting Revival.

Tickfaw

Friday, Feb. 2

Concert: 5:30 p.m., Good News Fellowship/Mike Vaughn Ministries, 13101 La. 442 W. Join hosts Mike Vaughn and Glynn Fendlason for a Southern Gospel Music Fest. Special guest is Robbie Bankens. The concert is free; donations will be taken. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., singing starts at 6:30 p.m. Concession stand available with plate lunches. For more information, call (985) 974-0507, or visit mvmgoodnews.com.

Ventress

Thursday, Feb. 8

Fourth District Woman's Auxiliary: 4 p.m., Greater St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, 10000 Island Road (La. 413)

Watson

Sunday, Feb. 4

Service: 10:15 a.m., Riverside Baptist Church, 36890 La. 16. Bible study starts at 9:15 a.m.; Gospel of Luke services at 10:15 a.m.; Old Testament Essentials service at 6 p.m. All are welcome.

Zachary

Saturday, Feb. 3

Pastor's Anniversary: 4 p.m., First Baptist Church Banquet Hall, 4200 Main St. Honoring the Rev. Roy Miller and Lady Gloria Miller for 20 years of service at Asphodel Baptist Church in Jackson and 35 years of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Tickets are $25. Contact Jackie Williams at (225) 654-1577. 

Sunday, Feb. 4

Service: 8 a.m., Oak Grove Christian Center, 8755 Port Hudson-Pride Road. (225) 654-7392.

Service: 9 a.m., Open Door Fellowship Life Center, 4415 Ave. A. (225) 654-1000.

Wednesday, Feb. 7

Bible Study: 6:30 p.m., Oak Grove Christian Center, 8755 Port Hudson-Pride Road. (225) 654-7392.

Sunday, Feb. 25

Anniversary Banquet: 4 p.m., First Baptist Church, 4200 Main St. Pastor Roy Miller and Lady Gloria Miller, of Asphodel Baptist Baptist Church, will celebrate their 20th anniversary of preaching at the Jackson church and 35 years of preaching in total. Tickets are $25. Contact Minister Jackie Williams at (225) 654-1577 or (225) 456-0448.

Centreville, Miss.

Sunday, Feb. 11

Celebration: 2 p.m., Nathaniel Baptist Church, 5032 Miss. 33 S. The church will celebrate the Rev. Robert L. Scott Jr., pastor. The Rev. Melvin White and Pilgrim Baptist Church of Natchez, Mississippi, will be special guests. All are invited.