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Saturday, May 4

Service: 10 a.m., InKovenant Ministries, 14000 Plank Road. (225) 937-3242, email

Tuesday, May 7

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

Baton Rouge 

Summer Registrations

Summer Enrichment Program: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, Gloryland Baptist Church, 6745 Greenwell Springs Road. Applications are being accepted for youngsters in preschool through middle school for eight weeks of summer enrichment programs. Registration is $50 per child. Applications also available at Hot breakfast, lunch and snack served. Programs include reading and math enrichment, weekly field trips, swim lessons, art, music and dance. Call (225) 928-0436 for more information. Classes on first-come, first-served basis.

May 4-5

Festival of Two Rivers: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 14040 Greenwell Springs Road. The festival includes music, games, food, carnival rides, bingo and a horseshoe tournament.

Saturday, May 4

Church Yard Sale: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Shekinah Glory Christian Fellowship Church, 10164 N. Line St. 

Sunday, May 5

Communion Service: 7 a.m., Israelite Missionary Baptist Church, 1841 Thomas H. Delpit Drive.

Shepherd's Day: 8 a.m., Greater Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 3155 Victoria Drive. The church will celebrate Shepherd's Day for the Rev. S.C. Dixon for 23 years of service. Dr. Samuel C. Tolbert, president of the National Baptist Convention of America International, will speak.

Sunday School: 9 a.m., Nazarene Baptist Church, 1707 Spanish Town Road. 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.

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. or @PurposeChurchLA.

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

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.

Communion service: 10:45 a.m., Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1204 St. Joseph St. Henry J. Brown, pastor.

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

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

Anniversary: 11 a.m., The First Little Rock Missionary Baptist Church, 312 S. 17th St. The church will celebrate its 110-year anniversary. The Rev. Inita Smith, of Moses Chapel and Beechwood United Methodist churches, will speak.

Ushers Appreciation: 11 a.m., Greater Beach Missionary Baptist Church, 5352 Ford St. The church will celebrate the annual usher anniversary.

Service: 5 p.m., Ebenezer Baptist Church, 1901 Missouri St. 

Monday, May 6

Nursing Home Visit: 10 a.m., Heritage Manor Nursing Home, 1335 Wooddale Blvd. The Greater Mount Gideon Mission, under the direction of the Rev. Emma Woods, will visit. Speakers include Woods and the Rev. Emily Stewart.

Tuesday, May 7

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

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

Wednesday, May 8

Musical Program and Lunch: 10:30 a.m., First United Methodist Church, 930 North Blvd. Performance in the Conference Center (enter on America Street). Violinist Kelly Smith Toney and harpist Rebecca Todaro will give a joint recital. Lunch follows at 11:30 a.m. in the church gymnasium. Cost is $7 per person. Reservations appreciated. Call (225) 383-4777 ext. 229.

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.

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

Praise & Worship Service: 6:30 p.m., The Berean Seventh-day Church, 4555 Fairfields Ave. Every Wednesday.

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

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., Power in the Word World Ministries, Camelot College campus, 2618 Wooddale Blvd.

Thursday, May 9

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

Bible Study: 6:30 p.m., Highest Praise Family Worship Center, 1965 Highland Road. (225) 733-4648. 

Saturday, May 11

School Prayer Breakfast: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Greater New Guide Activity Center, 3445 Fairfields Ave. $15. Make check payable to Fourth District M.B. Association. To attend, contact Min. Olivia J. Carter at or (225) 241-9808. 

Women's Conference: 9 a.m., Israelite Missionary Baptist Church of South Baton Rouge, 1841 Thomas H. Delpit Drive. Registration is $10. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Peace Network: Noon to 1:30 p.m., East Baton Rouge Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. Charlie DeGravelles will facilitate a conversation on “Music: Universal Language of Peace.” Open to all who are working for peace. Bring a lunch. Make reservations by May 10 through the Interfaith Federation of Greater Baton Rouge,, (225) 267-5600.

Friday, May 17

Ramadan Dinner: 7 p.m., Islamic Center of Baton Rouge, 285 E. Airport. Break the Ramadan fast with local Muslims. Make reservations by May 13 through the Interfaith Federation of Greater Baton Rouge,, (225) 267-5600.

Saturday, May 18

Hot Meal & Clothing Giveaway: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sweet Home Baptist Church, 343 W. Buchanan St. Free food and clothing for those in need. 

May 18-19

Founder's Day Celebration: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. Sunday, Wesley United Methodist Church, 544 Government St. On Saturday, a picnic and mini-health fair will be held on the church grounds. Founder's Day will be observed during the 10 a.m. Sunday service. The Rev. E. Andrew Goff, former minister of Wesley and currently serving Welsh Memorial UMC in Vinton, will speak on the theme "Restore, Rebuilt and Conquer." The public is invited. 

Wednesday, May 22

Pastoral Anniversary: 7:30 a.m., First Emanuel Baptist Church, 1933 Wooddale Blvd. Dr. Charles J. Southall III celebrates 30 years of pastoral ministry with a service.

Sunday, May 26

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

Family & Friends Day: 1 p.m., St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 6148 Gilead Road. The Rev. Samuel Williams will speak. 


Wednesday, May 8

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

Denham Springs

Thursday, May 16

Taize — Prayer Services: 7 p.m., St. Francis Episcopal Church, 726 Maple St. Taize prayer services follow a rhythm of music, scripture reading, prayer and silence to encourage meditative worship and peaceful, reflective prayer. Everyone is welcome.


Sunday, May 5

The Lord's Supper: 11 a.m., Beachum Grove Baptist Church, 8877 Battle Road. (225) 683-8119.

May 17, 19

Mortgage Note Burning Ceremony: 7 p.m. May 17, 2 p.m. May 19, Beachum Grove Baptist Church, 8877 Battle Road. The Rev. Frederick Mack, of Beech Grove Baptist Church North in Jackson, and the Rev. Cedric Murphy, of Providence No. 1 Baptist Church in Ethel, will speak. (225) 683-8119.


Saturday, May 4

Fiesta on the Bayou: 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Fairgrounds, 13769 Chenal Road. The annual Taste Fair will feature food, music, raffles and an auction. Ticket are $25.


Sunday, May 5

Service: 9:45 a.m., First United Methodist Church, 23645 Church St. (225) 687-2384. 

Sunday, May 12

Senior Recognition Service: 11 a.m., St. Peter Baptist Church, 58116 Court St. The church will hold its 49th Baccalaureate Service. Dr. Keshia D. Phillips, a native of Plaquemine and 1987 honor graduate who now lives in San Antonio, Texas, will speak. High school graduates from area schools are invited to participate. Scholarships will be awarded. All are invited. or (225) 749-9898.


Sunday, May 5

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

Tuesday, May 7

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


Sunday, May 5

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


Sunday, May 5

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