Save Our Cities Now! Prayer Initiative: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., State Capitol, 500 Capitol Drive, with World Link of Churches & Ministries Inc. leading a march to the Capitol from the Governor’s Mansion and prayer against murders, suicides, illegal drug use, unemployment and teenage pregnancy as well as for children, school systems, local and state governments, and public safety personnel.
Deacon and Deaconess Board Prayer Breakfast: 9 a.m., Fairview Baptist Church, 1636 Braddock St., with 1st Circuit Court of Appeal Judge John Michael Guidry as guest speaker.
Building Healthy Communities Health Fair: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Gloryland Baptist Church Glory Center, 6745 Greenwell Springs Road, with more than 40 vendors, a Life Share blood drive, various free screenings and tests, a health panel, food, drinks and an “Ask the Doctor” session. The church also will hold a morning walk at 8 a.m. at the Glory Center.
A Visit from First Love Missionary Baptist Church Nursing Home Ministry: 10 a.m., Northridge Care Center, 3612 Baker Blvd., Baker, with the Rev. Frank Rideau Jr. as guest speaker.
Fall Registration for the St. John Bible Institute: 10 a.m. to noon, St. John Baptist Church, 820 New Rafe Meyer Road. (225) 774-1468.
Spirit of Pentecost 2012: Noon and 7 p.m., Life Cathedral Worship Center, 2103 S. Philippe Ave., Gonzales, presented by World Link of Churches & Ministries Inc.
Tangi Christian Re-Singles Dance: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Springfield Volunteer Fire Department Hall, Terry Street, Springfield, with music from Gary Bello. Bring a snack or a 2-liter beverage to share. $10.
Open Dance: 8 p.m. to midnight, St. Luke’s Family Center, 910 Cross Gates Blvd., Slidell, sponsored by Slidell Christian Singles with Nightfall providing the music. Includes snacks and door prizes. Dress is casual. $15.
Communion Worship: 9 a.m., New Bethal Baptist Church, 1540 Matilda St.
Men and Women Day: 9:15 a.m., Greater St. Luke Baptist Church, 132 N. 23rd St., with the Rev. Byron Harrell as guest speaker.
The Mythos of Johnny Appleseed: 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge, 8470 Goodwood Blvd., with the Rev. Jim VanderWeele, of New Orleans, as guest speaker.
Sanctified Sneaker Sunday: 11 a.m., New Covenant Christian Center, 6515 E. Myrtle Ave., Baker. The church will kick off its Back to School Drive and give away 100 pairs of sneakers to the needy.
Installation of New Pastor: 3 p.m., Banks Community Outreach Baptist Church, 2908 69th Ave., for the Rev. Dr. Terry G. Lewis Sr. The Second District Missionary Baptist Association, moderated by the Rev. Alan Creecy, will officiate.
Pastor’s Encouragement Day: 3 p.m., New Jerusalem Baptist Church, 1627 Thomas H. Delpit Drive, in honor of the Rev. Van Smith Jr. and his wife, with the Rev. Jason Tolliver and Mount Calvary Baptist Church, of New Iberia, as guests and music from the mass choirs of St. Peter Zion Traveler and New Jerusalem Baptist churches. A reception follows in the Fellowship Hall.
Cynthia Clawson In Concert: 6 p.m., Amite Baptist Church, 7100 Amite Church Road, Denham Springs.
Fourth District Missionary Baptist Association Evangelistic Campaign: 7 p.m., Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 9700 Scenic Highway, with the evangelistic work of a different parish celebrated each night — Pointe Coupee on Sunday, West Feliciana on Monday, East Feliciana on Tuesday, West Baton Rouge on Wednesday, Iberville on Thursday and East Baton Rouge on Friday.
Mondays for the Master: 7 p.m., First Baptist Church of Zachary, 4200 Main St., Zachary, with Testify, a Christian recording group, in concert.
Clean Water for All God’s Children Vacation Bible School: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Faith Presbyterian Church, 12855 Old Hammond Highway, beginning with a free dinner nightly followed by activities about water in creation, healing and baptism. Each child also will get a free T-shirt. (225) 275-7393.
Finding the Heavenly Treasure Vacation Bible School: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Beachum Grove Baptist Church, 8877 Battle Road, Ethel, with classes for children and adults (age groups: 5 and under, 6-8, 9-12, 13-17, and 18 and up). Refreshments will be served.
Vacation Bible School: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, 5956 La. 19, Ethel, with Second Baptist Church, of Wilson, as co-host. Transportation available. (225) 719-2329
Summer Revival: 7 p.m., Point Pleasant Baptist Church, 27800 La. 405, Plaquemine. Friday night service will be Youth Back to School Revival night with the Rev. Roger Arvie and the Second Baptist Church, of Plaquemine, youth ministry as guests.
Summer Sounds: 7 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, 205 N. Fourth St., with jazz guitarist Steve Masakowski and pianist and composer Mike Esneault, and followed by a reception in the Parish Hall parlor. $10 (free to college students with IDs).
Marriage Enrichment: 7 p.m., Life Changers Christian Center Church, 9714 Greenwell Springs Road., led by the Rev. Tommy O. Linton Jr., author of “You Can Make Your Marriage Better,” and his wife, Theresa.
Delivered To Deliver 2012: 5 p.m., Clarion Inn, 1500 La. 30, Gonzales, with Tracey Mitchell as guest speaker and the Rev. Beverly Bilbo as host. Continues at 10 a.m. Friday and July 28. Monday is the registration deadline. http://www.bilboministries.com/
Men and Women Fellowship Conference: 7 p.m., Apostolic Assembly of Christ Temple, 48123 La. 16, Pine Grove, with the Rev. Dorothy Stewart, of Baton Rouge, and Claudette Holliday, of Clinton, speaking on Friday. Continues at 8 a.m. July 28 with worship and breakout sessions. The Rev. Joseph Ricard, of Amite, will speak at the concluding service at 1 p.m. July 29.
Health Fair: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Promised Land Baptist Church, 7234 Plank Road, with information on mosquito control, AIDS/HIV testing and a Children’s Village with face painting, salad bar, free school supplies and door prizes.
Back to School Community Health Fair: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Jubilee Christian Center, 14595 Florida Blvd., with complimentary health screenings, health information, haircuts, school supplies and food.
Back to School Giveaway: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., New Ark Baptist Church, 1344 Terrace St., for students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Includes free school supplies and refreshments. Children must be present in order to get supplies.
Health Fair: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., New Covenant Christian Center, 6515 E. Myrtle Ave., Baker, with food, free cholesterol and diabetes screening, free blood pressure and HIV testing, and eye exams.
Education Emphasis Day: 11 a.m., Berean Seventh-Day Adventist Worship Center, 4555 Fairfields Ave., with T. Ron Weegar as speaker. The worship service also will be a part of a reunion weekend for students who attended Berean Academy 30 years ago. The juvenile prison ministry meets at 2 p.m. at the Jetson Center for Youth.
Experiencing Sherwood Weekend: 7 a.m. to noon, Sherwood Baptist Church, 1180 S. Flannery Road, includes a free pancake breakfast and a garage sale as well as an inflatable, face painting and snowballs. On July 29, the 10:30 a.m. service will feature Sherwood’s Celebration Choir and Praise Team performing “Experiencing God: The Musical.”
Financial Peace University: begins 6:30 p.m. Aug. 8, Jefferson Baptist Church, 9135 Jefferson Highway, a nine-week DVD course featuring Dave Ramsey and his concepts for getting control of personal and family finances. (225) 923-0356.
Beginning Experience: Aug. 17-19, Catholic Life Center, 1800 S. Acadian Thruway, a weekend for divorced, separated and widowed men and women. (225) 278-7321 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.