Toy Give-a-way: 9 a.m. to noon, Greater Mount Canaan Baptist Church, 5820 Evangeline St., Baton Rouge.
Christmas program: 6:30 p.m., Vietnamese Hope Baptist Church, 7133 Greenwell Springs Road, Baton Rouge.
“A Prodigal Christmas”: 7 p.m., Community Bible Church, 8354 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, a Christmas play.
Free Gift Wrapping: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Family of Faith, 10748 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge.
Pre-Christmas Service: 7 a.m., Little Rising Sun Baptist Church, 1275 S. 16th St., Baton Rouge, with the Rev. Glasper Nero Jr., of Augusta, Ga., as guest speaker.
”O Come, O Come Emmanuel”: 9 a.m., St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, 12954 Joor Road, Central, a multimedia visual presentation by John McCullough Bade using contemporary and classical artistic portrayals of Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus.
Christmas program: 9:30 a.m., Faith African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, 3919 Groom Road, Baker, featuring the youths and adolescents. The service is being dedicated in memory of Newtown, Conn., victims, parents and loved ones.
Youth Christmas Play: 10:30 a.m., Redeemed Fellowship, 34483 La. 1019, Watson.
Christmas Celebration: 11 a.m., Hickory Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 10115 Gonzales Road, St. Francisville, with the Rev. Percy L. Perkins and Mount Olive Baptist Church, of Centreville, Miss., as guests.
“A Miraculous Gift”: 11 a.m., New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 318 Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive, Baton Rouge, a Christmas drama.
Christmas Program: 2 p.m., New Life Missionary Baptist Church, 280 W. Flanacher Road, Zachary, with the Rev. Brian Lawrence as speaker.
Blue Christmas: 3 p.m., St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 17510 Monitor Ave., Baton Rouge, a time of reflection for those who are missing loved ones during the holiday season.
”Silent Night! Holy Night!”: 6 p.m., Satsuma Baptist Church, 29880 S. Satsuma Road, Livingston, presented by the Adult Choir and followed by a fellowship.
Live Nativity: 6:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 763 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, including a performance by the children’s choir.
Christmas Eve services
- 3 p.m., St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, 12954 Joor Road, Central, with Eucharist, carols, candles and Michael Bade as featured soloist.
- 4 P.M., 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., Asbury United Methodist Church, 101 Live Oak Drive, Lafayette. The first two services will be contemporary services in the Spiritwind Worship Center.
- 4 p.m., Faith Presbyterian Church, 12855 Old Hammond Highway, Baton Rouge. “Christmas Around the World” will feature how other cultures celebrate Jesus’ birth.
- 4:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church of Slidell, 1534 Seventh St., Slidell, including the Holy Eucharist and the Choir.
- 5 p.m., Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 9340 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, a candlelight Communion service with Hannah Wolfe, of Los Angeles and New York City, giving a dramatic reading of “Martin the Cobbler,” based on the story “Where Love Is, God Is” by Leo Tolstoy, to children around a Christmas tree. Wolfe’s husband, Daniel Mintseris, will accompany her on keyboard.
- 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 17510 Monitor Ave., Baton Rouge, candlelight services with an orchestra and Communion. Childcare will be provided. (225) 752-2903.
- 7 p.m., St. Peter Baptist Church, 58116 Court St., Plaquemine.
Christmas Day services
- 7 a.m., Israelite Baptist Church, 1841 Thomas H. Delpit Drive, Baton Rouge.
- 7 a.m., New Jerusalem Baptist Church, 1627 Thomas H. Delpit Drive, Baton Rouge.
- 7 a.m., New St. Luke Baptist Church, 538 South Blvd., Baton Rouge.
- 8 a.m., Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 9700 Scenic Highway, Baton Rouge.
- 9 a.m., Magnolia Full Gospel Baptist Church, 7910 U.S. 61 N., St. Francisville.
- 9:30 a.m., Faith African American Episcopal Zion Church, 3919 Groom Road, Baker, a service dedicated in memory of Newtown, Conn., victims, parents and loved ones.
- 9:30 a.m., Zion Traveler Baptist Church, 8924 False River Road, New Roads.
- 10:30 a.m., Christ Episcopal Church of Slidell, 1534 Seventh St., Slidell.
Christmas Dinner for the Needy: noon to 2 p.m., Greater Mount Canaan Baptist Church, 5820 Evangeline St., Baton Rouge.
Refreshing fellowship: 7 p.m., Holy Glory Christian Center, 2097 Beaumont Drive, Baton Rouge. (225) 928-6872.
Kwanzaa Celebration: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Southern University, Cotillion Ballroom, Harding Boulevard , Baton Rouge, with Beatriz Morales as the featured speaker and the Africentric Focus/Maat Study group of Baton Rouge as host.
South Baton Rouge Watch-Meeting Revival: 7 p.m. nightly at rotating locations:
- Saturday at Greater Mount Gideon Baptist Church, 205 Alice St., Baton Rouge, with the Revs. Melvin Rushing and Rodney Freeman preaching.
- Sunday at Israelite Baptist Church, 1841 Thomas H. Delpit Drive, Baton Rouge, with the Revs. Charles Burris Jr. and Ronald Sutton preaching.
- Monday at McKowen Missionary Baptist Church, 1255 Louise St., with the Revs. Donald Sterling and Gerard A. Robinson Sr. preaching and Holy Communion served.