Religion bulletins for Aug. 10-16, 2013

Pastor Deidre Carter
Pastor Deidre Carter

Baton Rouge


Back-to-School Fun Day: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., First Unity Church, 6262 McClelland Drive, with refreshments, outdoor games and a water slide. Free.

Back-to-School Rally: 10 a.m., St. John Baptist Church, 820 New Rafe Meyer Road. The event will focus on study skills, test-taking skills, self-esteem, moral values, fashion trends and goal-setting. Annette L. Yancy will speak on “Students Being Committed in Times Like These.” Other presenters will be Jennifer Lockhart Patterson and Diane Thomas.

“Sensuality, Sexuality and Spirituality” Workshop: 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Unity Church of Christianity, 15255 Jefferson Highway, with the Rev. Robert JV McMillan leading. There will be an open discussion. Lunch will be provided. $30. (225) 755-3043.

Gospel Fest Back-to-School Extravaganza: 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Belaire Community Village, 12131 Florida Blvd. Kids of all ages can showcase their talents, network with teens and enjoy gospel acts, food and a fashion show. The event will also have school uniforms.


Church of God in Christ 2013 Annual Holy Convocation: Saintsville Headquarters, 8930 Plank Road, with early services at 7 p.m. and worship services at 8 p.m. each night. Guest Saturday will be President Larry Lewis, of the Mississippi Jurisdiction/Southern Region.


Church Mission Service: 7 a.m., Israelite Baptist Church, 1841 Thomas H. Delpit Drive, with the Rev. Olton Scott, of St. Francisville, as guest speaker.

Youth Program: 7 a.m., New St. Luke Baptist Church, 538 South Blvd.

Men and Women’s Day: 8 a.m., Donaldson Chapel Baptist Church, 2501 Gracie St., with the Rev. Gilbert Wilson of Tehillah International Church of Monroe as guest speaker.

Anniversary Celebration: 8:15 a.m. and 3 p.m., Ebenezer Baptist Church, 1901 Missouri St., honoring the Rev. Ronald A. Sutton, who has preached for 20 years and pastored for 13. The Rev. Lionel Green will be the morning speaker, and the Rev. Melvin Rushing will be the afternoon speaker.

Church Anniversary: 9 a.m., Gethsemane Baptist Church, 1101 America St., with the Rev. Raymond Plain and the Jordan Stone Baptist Church as special guests.

Youth Revival: 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., The Miracle Temple of Baton Rouge, 3345 Plank Road, with the 9 a.m. session at the Jackson location, 2855 La. 952, and the 6 p.m. session at the Baton Rouge location. Theme is “A Revival, That’s Birthing Young, Purposeful Soldiers in This Season.” Pastor and first lady Shirley M. Nixon will speak Sunday morning. Assistant Pastor Joshua Bingham will speak Sunday evening.

Men’s Day: 10 a.m., Wesley United Methodist Church, 544 Government St., with Danna “Truth” Andrus as guest speaker. Breakfast will be from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Sunday School will be at 8:45 a.m. Men should wear a dark suit and red tie. Women who wear hats get a gift.

“Friendship is a Single Soul Dwelling in Two Bodies”: 10:30 a.m., Unity Church of Christianity, 15255 Jefferson Highway, with Gary Arnold. Service will be at 10:30 a.m. and the workshop at 12:30 p.m.

School of Ministry Fall Orientation: 1:30 p.m., The Ministry of Love School of Ministry, 5956 Hooper Road. Classes start at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. (225) 356-2713, ext. 304.

Family & Friend’s Day: 2 p.m., Greater St. John Baptist Church, 307 E. Washington St., with the Rev. Gus Washington of Greater St. Luke Baptist Church as guest speaker.

Church Anniversary: 2 p.m., Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 1384 W. Grant St., with Pastor Joseph Armstrong and the New St. Luke and New Beach Grove Baptist churches as guests.

Pastor Recognition Program: 3 p.m., First Damascus Baptist Church, 155 W. Washington St., for the Rev. Carolyn Foster of Faith Walk Ministry.

Family Comedy Night with Bob SMILEY: 6 p.m., Broadmoor United Methodist Church, 10230 Mollylea Drive, Casual Worship Center. The church will host nationally known comedian Bob Smiley. The free show is open to the public. However, attendees are encouraged to reserve a seat via Eventbrite and bring canned goods for a food pantry.


Adoption Matters-AugUST 2013: 6 p.m., Catholic Life Center, 1900 S. Acadian Thruway, with a free one-hour session about adoption. Registration is free.

InterDenominational International Fellowship Meeting: 7 p.m., Sixty-Eight Avenue Baptist Church, 2331 68th Ave.


East Baton Rouge Parish Woman’s Auxiliary Monthly Meeting: 3 p.m., Greater New Guide Baptist Church, 3445 Fairfield Ave.


Free Microsoft Word Training: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Mirror of Grace Outreach, 921 N. Lobdell Blvd., Suite E. Preregistration is required. (225) 300-4528.


Lunch Sale: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., First Unity Church, 6262 McClelland Drive. Lunches, coordinated by the Men’s Ministry, are $8 and include fried fish, potato salad, rice dressing, string beans, dinner roll, cake and soft drink. FRIDAY NIGHT WORSHIP: 7 p.m., Foster Road Baptist Church, 11333 Foster Road, with the Rev. George Guillory as guest speaker and Jamie Smith as guest vocalist. A fellowship meal will be served at 6 p.m.


Women’s Retreat: 6:30 p.m., Radisson Hotel, 2445 S. Acadian Thruway. The event will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday and 7:30 a.m. on Aug. 17, with speakers life coach Marvin Anderson, Pastor Carlo D. Bates Sr., Yvonne Capeheart, Evonne Dunn, Councilwoman Ronnie Edwards, Pastor Isaac Pitre and Evangelist Melanie Pichon-Smith. (225) 775-4174.

Aug. 17

Clothing Giveaway: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Greater Beulah Baptist Church, 955 E. Polk St., Fellowship Hall. Clothing is available for children and adults in all sizes. Free.

An Art of Praise Program: 6 p.m., New Light Missionary Baptist Church, 650 Blount Road, with mime dancing, choirs and more.

Taoist Healing and Feng Shui Lecture: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Unity Church of Christianity, 15255 Old Jefferson Highway. Feng shui master Wyming Sun will lecture on Chinese Taoism and the healing method developed by Taoists, feng shui. A love offering will be taken.



Musical Birthday Celebration: 5:30 p.m., Wayside Christian Fellowship, 201 Sherron Ave., for songstress Marcella Ratcliff.


Aug. 17

Fourth District Baptist Assoc. Young Peoples Dept. Monthly Workshop: 10 a.m. to noon, Israelite Missionary Baptist Church, 6644 S. River Road. Open to youths and all parish youth directors, church youth ministers, leaders and youth sponsors. (225) 778-1710.



Ministry Celebration: 10 a.m., Gonzales Civic Center, 219 S. Irma Blvd., with Pastor Deidre Carter and I Walk By Faith Ministry celebrating two years. Prophet Antione M. Jasmine will be special guest.


Aug. 18

Reunion on the Bayou: 2 p.m., St. Alma Baptist Church, 12861 La. 416. The event will commemorate the church’s 139th anniversary and will include a worship service and a picnic. The Rev. Ervin Antoine, pastor of New Canaan Baptist Church of Plattenville, will speak. (225) 627-9914 or



Come and Be Filled: 6:30 p.m., St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, 6017 Camphor St., with the church’s Evangelism Team. There will be hamburgers and hot dogs and performances by a gospel group, The Harmonizers, and the church’s own Steve Cavalier.

Aug. 18

Trish Foti Genco in Concert: 3 p.m., St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 6500 Kawanee Ave. Trish Foti Genco, a New Orleans native, national recording artist and Catholic Grammy award winner, will perform. Also performing will be Anne Chabreck, flute; Helen Maxwell, piano; Karen Ray, cello; and Vance Woolf, trumpet. Free.



Men and Women’s Day PROGRAM: 3 p.m., St. Mark Baptist Church, 106 La. 1014, with the Rev. Henry J. Brown, of Star of Bethlehem and First Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, as guest speaker.

New Orleans


“All School Reunion”: 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Rock’n Bowl, 3000 S. Carrollton Ave. The St. Angela Merici Church will hold the event with a theme of “Celebrating 50 Years of Faith.” Cost is $35 per person, which includes food, beverages and bowling.

Sunday‚Ä©Tikvat Yisrael (Hope of Israel) Meeting: 4:30 p.m., Lakeview Christian Center, 5885 Fleur De Lis Drive. The Messianic women’s group is for those interested in exploring the Scriptures from a Messianic Jewish perspective. The meeting will include a presentation on the Millenial Temple along with refreshments, singing and dancing. An Israeli folk dance workshop will precede the meeting at 4:15 p.m. (504) 738-3119.


Requiem High Mass in Latin: 7 p.m., St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 1101 O.C. Haley Blvd. The Mass will be sponsored by the Purgatorial Society of St. Patrick’s Parish. A rosary will start at 6:30 p.m.



Open Dance: 8 p.m. to midnight, St. Luke’s Family Center, 910 Cross Gates Blvd., with the John Crowe Band. The dance is casual and smoke-free. There will be snacks and door prizes. Tickets are $15. (985) 649-4219.

Aug. 17

Vine Women’s Ministry’s FOURTH annual Testimony Luncheon: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Northshore Church of Slidell, 310 Kensington Blvd. It will include worship and drama through dance. Cost is $10. Register at by Monday. To reserve a table for eight, call (985) 502-1340.

St. Francisville


Back-to-School Retreat PROGRAM: 11 a.m., Sherobee Baptist Church, 10064 Jones Vaughn Creek Road, with Brother Darrel Roan as guest speaker.



Back-to-School Haircuts: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Walker United Methodist Church, 30167 Stump St. Children can get haircuts and hot dogs. Hairdressers will be Sue Hilliard, Marsha Barbari, Karla Waddell and Jean Uidiales. Participants will also get to meet Denham Springs and Walker’s Mighty Moms.

White Castle


Live @ 5 Miracle Crusade: 5 p.m., Masonic Hall, 32435 Doc Dean St., with AMJ Ministries presenting.



Youth Rally: 8 a.m., Union Baptist Church, 4624 Old Slaughter Road, with the Rev. Emma Woods as guest speaker.

7TH Pastoral Anniversary Celebration: 3 p.m., Little Ezion Baptist Church, 24695 Plank Road, with the Rev. Albert L. Hall celebrating seven years as pastor of the church. The Rev. Levie Wright Jr. will be guest speaker.