Holiday Clothes Drive: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mount Herman Baptist Church, 1293 N. 36th St., Baton Rouge. The church’s Women’s Society will have free clothes for the entire family.
Sisterhood Ministry Conference: 10 a.m., New Hope Baptist Church, 5356 Greenwell Springs Road, Baton Rouge.
Men’s Fellowship brunch: 10 a.m., New Sunlight Baptist Church, 1777 America St., Baton Rouge, with the Rev. Johnny Anderson as guest speaker.
Fourth District Young People’s Christmas Fellowship: 2 p.m., Greater New Guide Baptist Church Christian Education and Family Life Center, 3328 Adams Ave., Baton Rouge.
Drive-through Living Nativity — ‘Mary, Did You Know?’: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., CrossPoint Baptist Church, 14965 Airline Highway, Baton Rouge.
Community Christmas Celebration: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Dutchtown Baptist Church, 36495 C. Braud Road, Prairieville, with a living Nativity, such family stories as “The Legend of the Candy Cane,” crafts and refreshments.
Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra — Lamar Family Chamber Concert of ‘Christmas Brass, Percussion & Harp’: 8 p.m., St. Joseph Cathedral, 412 North St., led by David Torns, assistant conductor and sponsored by Carole and Charles Lamar and the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System $25.
Twin Living Christmas Trees performances: 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jefferson Baptist Church, 9135 Jefferson Highway, a Broadway-style show of a series of Christmas tales, featuring a 100-voice choir, orchestra, computerized lights, and a parade of “wooden soldiers and dancing bears.” $12.
Drive-Through Living Nativity: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, Florida Boulevard Baptist Church, 10915 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, a journey through the prophecy, birth and life of Christ featuring more than 150 volunteers and live animals.
Living Christmas Tree: 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, St. John Theatre, 115 W. Fourth St., Reserve, featuring an adult choir and a children’s choir, as well as a living Nativity scene. Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will be available for pictures with children. $10 for adults; $8 for senior adults ages 60 and older; and $6 for children 12 and younger.
SATURDAY THROUGH DEC. 16
”Financial Freedom” Seminar: 11 a.m. Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 15 and 9 a.m. Dec. 16, Berean Seventh-Day Adventist Worship Center, 4555 Fairfields Ave., with Joseph McCoy, of Huntsville, Ala. as guest presenter on Saturday and Robert Lister, of Denver, as guest presenter beginning Friday.
Youth Service: 7 a.m., New St. Luke Baptist Church, 538 South Blvd., Baton Rouge.
Ushers ministry Anniversaries: 8 a.m., St. Joseph Baptist Church, 2510 Tennessee St. Baton Rouge, in honor of the 72nd anniversary of the Senior Ushers Ministry and the 42nd anniversary of the Junior Ushers Ministry, with the Rev. Anthony D. Burton Sr. as guest speaker.
Christmas Celebration: 9 a.m., McKowen Baptist Church, 7325 Jones-Connell Road, St. Francisville, with the Rev. Percy L. Perkins and the Mount Olive Baptist Church, of Centreville, Miss., as guests.
‘A Super Christmas’ PERFORMANCE: 10:45 a.m., Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 9340 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, with children acting out the story of comic book heroes who meet their true super hero, Jesus, in a 25-minute production written by Vanessas Unti and directed by Joanne Bradford.
Christmas PASTOR Honoring: 11 a.m., Greater Mount Gideon Baptist Church, 205 Alice St., for the Rev. Edward Howard, with the Rev. Robert Ware as speaker.
‘Christmas Canticles’: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Asbury United Methodist Church, 101 Live Oak Blvd., Lafayette, presented by the 30-voice Alpha Omega Youth Choir, under the direction of Lee Cooke. The congregation will be invited to join the choir in several of the Christmas carols.
Pastor Appreciation: noon, St. Joseph Baptist Church, 335 Bayou Paul Lane, St. Gabriel, honoring the Revs. Lionel Johnson Sr. and Lionel Johnson Jr. The Rev. Terry Hasten and the Iberville Christian Center will be guests.
Installation and Appreciation Service: 1 p.m., Union Bethel Family Church, 10864 Tunica Trace, St. Francisville, for the Rev. Ronald R. Johnson with the Rev. Ronald T. Williams as officiant.
Family and Friends Celebration: 2 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, 15630 Live Oak St., Rosedale, with the Rev. Roderick Scott, and Good Pasture Fellowship Church as guests.
PASTOR APPRECIATION: 2 p.m., Fairview Baptist Church, 1636 Braddock St., Baton Rouge honoring the Rev. Gus Spurlock with the Rev. Keno Spurlock as guest speaker.
A Garden District Christmas Concert: 4 p.m., Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 1307 Louisiana Ave., New Orleans, featuring Pyllis Treigle, Melissa Brocato and Helen Sigur as sopranos; Kevin Rouchell as tenor and Brian Morgan as organist. The Good Shepherd Choir will also perform Gregorian Chant.
‘The Sounds of Christmas’ Concert: 4 p.m., St. Peter Baptist Church, 58116 Court St., Plaquemine, presented by the Iberville Parish Ministers’ Conference with the Iberville Parish Choir and featuring the Revs. Lee Wesley, Gregory Coates, Shannon Warner and Christine Butler as guest narrators, and the Rev. Calvin N. Emery of Refreshing Time Ministry and Divine Presence Dance Ministry as guest. The musical staff includes director Alcide Simmons Jr.; organist Bobby WIlliams; Clyde McNell Jr., the Rev. Van Smith Jr. and Richelle Richardson on keyboards, trumpeter John Gray and percussionist Donald Richardson.
Tikvah Yisrael — hope of Israel Meeting: 4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Lakeview Christian Center, 5885 Fleur De Lis Drive, New Orleans.
19th Pastor Anniversary: 5 p.m., Beachum Grove Baptist Church, 8877 Battle Road, Ethel, honoring the Rev. Sterling Wrights with the Rev. Perry Wright as guest.
Christmas Program — ‘Jesus is the spirit of Christmas: 6 p.m., Greater King David Baptist Church, 222 Blount Road, Baton Rouge.
Compassionate Friends Memorial Candle lighting Service: 6:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 2021 Tara Blvd., Baton Rouge, dedicated to the memory of deceased children.
“Messiah” Sing-Along: 7 p.m., St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 8833 Goodwood Blvd. This is open to all area singers and hosted by the Baton Rouge Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Dan Talbot will be the organist and Terry Bowman will conduct. Bring a copy of the score to Handel’s “Messiah.”
SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY
‘A Christmas Story,’ the Musical: 9 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday, St. Mark Missionary Baptist, 5956 La. 19, Ethel.
Christmas Program: 6 p.m., Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1920 Progress Road, Baton Rouge.
Requiem High Mass: 7 p.m., St. John the Baptist Church, 1101 O. C. Haley Blvd., New Orleans. A rosary will start at 6:30 p.m., followed by quiet time.
East Baton Rouge Woman’s Auxiliary Christmas Celebration: 3 p.m., Star Hill Baptist Church, 1400 N. Foster Drive, Baton Rouge. Bring socks for the needy.
MICROSOFT WORD Training: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Mirror of Grace Outreach, 921 N. Lobdell Blvd., Suite E, Baton Rouge. (225) 300-4528.
Advent Worship Service with communion: 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 17510 Monitor Ave., Baton Rouge.
Mid-Week Worship Service: 7 p.m., Saint James Baptist Church, 10151 Par Road 5-110, Slaughter.
TNT Preps for Latke Cook-off: 7 p.m., Touro Synagogue, 4238 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. Touro Synagogue members and friends in their 20s will prep latkes for the Chanukkah Cookoff on Friday. Bring a favorite knife, grater, food processor and music. Enter through the Pitt Street entrance and ring the bell for entry. Dinner, beer and wine will be provided.
Children’s Christmas Workshop: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, 1534 Seventh St., Slidell, featuring crafts, treats and a visit from St. Nicholas. Children of all ages are welcome.
Touro Synagogue Chanukah Latke Cook-off: 6 p.m., Touro Synagogue, 4238 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, with a raffle for two tickets to the Bacchus Bash on Feb. 10.
Pastor’s Birthday Celebration: 7 p.m., The Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church, 6274 Scenic Highway, Baton Rouge, honoring the Rev. Joseph Combs and featuring The Soul Searches, The Light House Gospel Singers, Brother Leo Perkins and GSI Men and The Gospel Truth.
Free Gift Wrapping: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Family of Faith, 10748 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, with snacks while people wait. This will be offered again at 1 p.m. Dec. 22-23.