“Religion Bulletins” for Aug. 24, 2013

Baton Rouge


Wellness Workshop: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 9700 Scenic Highway, with information on heart health, diabetes management, healthy cooking demonstrations, health screenings, door prizes and lunch. Registration will start at 8:30 a.m. (225) 775-2740.

“Family Choices: Facing the Challenges in Dementia Care ”: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Catholic Life Center, 1800 S. Acadian Thruway, presented by the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge and Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area. The conference, devoted to facing the challenges in dementia care, will feature keynote speakers Dr. Christopher Johnson and Dr. Susan Nelson. Breakout topics will include family involvement, financial planning, dietary needs, legal issues and pastoral care. Social worker CEUs offered. Lunch provided. Walk-ins $15. (225) 242-0323. http://www.diobr.org/

Clothing Giveaway: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Greater Beulah Baptist Church, 955 E. Polk St., with free clothing available for children and adults in all sizes.

Visit from Pastor Bryant E. Herbert: 11 a.m., Berean Seventh-day Adventist Worship Center, 4555 Fairfields Ave., with a talk by Herbert, pastor of the Zion Temple Seventh-day Adventist Church in Woodville, Miss., and a visit by members of his congregation. The juvenile prison ministry at Jetson Center for Youth ministers will meet after his talk at 2 p.m., followed by an Adventist Youth meeting at 7 p.m.

Gospel Brunch: 11:30 a.m., New Hope Education Center, 5925 Greenwell Springs Road, honoring Pastor Leo D. Cyrus Sr. for 37 years of service. It will feature the Rev. S.C. Dixon, the Rev. Ronald Robertson, the Rev. Thomas Bessix and the Rev. Borris Braggs, of Ruston. Tickets are $20 per person. (225) 926-0246.

Youth Gospel Explosion: 6 p.m., St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 1334 Napoleon St., with a program titled “Send Up an Ultimate Praise.”


Dining by Design & PRE-EVENT, CHILLIN’ & GRILLIN’: Pre-event, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, White Oak Plantation, with a chance to meet the chefs and designers as well as have a chef John Folse meal and beverages from Mockler Beverage Co. $50. There will also be two raffles with tickets at $5 each. Proceeds will benefit Cypress Springs Mercedarian Prayer Center. Dining By Design, a luxury dining event, will be at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Call for ticket prices. (225) 752-8480.


Church first Anniversary: 9 a.m., Keep Love Alive Christian Center, 1804 Dallas Drive.

Family and Friends Day/Homecoming Program: 9:15 a.m., Greater St. Luke Baptist Church, 132 N. 23rd St., with the Rev. Larry James as guest speaker.

“Healing with Body-Mind Skills” with Carolee Laffoon: 10:30 a.m., Unity Church of Christianity, 15255 Jefferson Highway, offering simple self-care techniques to use to create optimal health and well-being. http://www.unitychurchbr.org

Women’s Day: 11 a.m., Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church, 1204 St. Joseph St., with minister Audrey Bowman, of Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, as guest speaker.

Homecoming Service: 2 p.m., St. Luke United Methodist Church, 16678 Greenwell Springs Road, with the Rev. Curtis Wilson, of Mount Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Denham Springs, as speaker.

Women and Men Day: 3 p.m., Greater Antioch Baptist Church, 2139 Nebraska St., with the Rev. Andrew Whitner, of Raven Outreach Ministries, as speaker.

Church 10th Anniversary: 3 p.m., Union Grove Progressive Baptist Church, 327 Tuscaloosa Ave., with the Rev. Paul Matthews as speaker.

Church 92ND Anniversary: 4 p.m., Greater Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 6175 Scenic Highway, with the Rev. Charles Bartley as guest speaker. Clifford Minor, gospel recording artist, and the Allen Chaple’s Sanctuary Choir will provide music.

Family & Friends Day: 4 p.m., Israelite Baptist Church, 1841 Thomas H. Delpit Drive, with the Rev. Thomas Bessix, and the New Gideon Baptist Church as guests. Theme will be “There is a Friend that Sticketh Closer than a Brother” — Proverbs 18:24. A meal will be served. Attire is casual. http://www.israelitebc.net

Meet and Greet: 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Trinity Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, 604 Lee Ave. Open to church friends, civic leaders and past and present church members. To RSVP, email sylvia_cluse@cox.net or call (337) 234-3005.

ANNUAL Pew Rally: 5 p.m., Shiloh Baptist Church, 185 Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive.

Womanly WordsTM: Poetry with a Female Perspective: 5 p.m., The Red Shoes, 2303 Government St., an inspiring feminine poetic experience with poetry, spoken word and music. http://www.theredshoes.org

anniversary worship celebration: 10:45 a.m., New Hope Baptist Church, 5856 Greenwell Springs Road, honoring Pastor Leo D. Cyrus Sr. for 37 years of service. Speaking will be the Rev. Borris Braggs.


Christian Education Institute: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Greater King David Baptist Church, 222 Blount Road, with courses including “Evangelism and Witnessing” and “Christianity and Contemporary Issues.” Registration will start at 5:30 p.m. The institute will have classes for children and youth. Registration is $5 for adults and free for children.


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


50th anniversary commemoration: 11 a.m. to noon, the Odell S. Williams Now and Then African-American History Museum, 538 South Blvd., marking the anniversary of the March on Washington with a Friendship March, speakers and music. (225) 343-4431.


Series on the Bible from a Hebrew Perspective: 7 p.m., Hosanna First Assembly, 8850 Goodwood Blvd., with Jack Zimmerman, pastor and rabbi for Tree of Life Messianic Congregation in Phoenix, Ariz., who has a background in comedy and award-winning journalism. http://www.hosannafirst.com


NAMI Family-to-Family education class: 6:30 p.m., University Presbyterian Church, 3240 Dalrymple Drive. The free 12-week course is for family caregivers of individuals with mental illness. (225) 769-0361.

Meditations with Mike: 7 p.m., Unity Church of Christianity, 15255 Jefferson Highway, with a time to re-fuel your body and soul with Mike Benton every Thursday. There will be a love offering. http://www.unitychurchbr.org


Friday Night Worship: 7 p.m., Foster Road Baptist Church, 11333 Foster Road, with the Rev. Keith Horton as guest speaker and Belinda Buquoi as vocalist. A fellowship meal will be at 6 p.m.

Aug. 31

13th annual Pastoral Prayer Breakfast: 9 a.m., New Sunlight Baptist Church, 1777 America St., with the Rev. Reginald Pitcher as speaker.

Aug. 31-Sept. 1

Women’s Day Prayer Brunch & DAY: 10 a.m., Elm Park Baptist Church, 5150 Landis Drive, with Sis Brenda Neff as speaker. Followed Sept. 1 with Women’s Day with speaker Sis Anita Minor.


Financial Peace University: Church of the Highlands, 17240 Perkins Road. Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University is a nine-week course on gaining control of finances. It will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, and 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8. Call (225) 756-4600 to register.



Usher’s Anniversary: 11 a.m., Shady Grove First Missionary Baptist Church, 16443 Plank Road, Baker, with Minister Kendrick Williams as speaker.

Denham Springs


God’s Little Princess Tea Party: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Abundant Life Church, 206 Edgewood Drive. Guests — girls ages 3 to sixth grade — can come dressed as princesses and enjoy tea and treats, play games, get gifts and listen to a story teller. Tickets are $10 each.

MINISTERING EVANGELIST: 10 a.m., Glory of God Worship Center, 1114 Rodeo Drive, with the Rev. Randall Grier, of Rhema Bible Church, speaking at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

HOMECOMING: 2 p.m., Salters Chapel AME Church, 51908 Highway 16, with Lawrence Hughes as musical guest, Rena London as worship leader, Orin Blouin as guest speaker and Mark Rudison as program coordinator.



C.G. Jung Workshop: 9:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 400 Camellia Blvd. The workshop, titled “Relationships: The Psychodynamics of Self and Other.” James Hollis, a Jungian analyst, will present. Registration will be from 9:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Cost for the workshop is $70 for members at the door and $90 for guests at the door. http://cgjunglafayette.org



Church 1ST Anniversary: 3 p.m., Destiny Fellowship Church, 29790 South Magnolia St., with Pastor Jarvis Crockerham, of Re-Vision Church in Hammond, as guest speaker.

New Roads


Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Mary of False River, 348 W. Main St., with the church’s Knights of Columbus Council 1998 sponsoring. Each dinner will include spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread and dessert. Cost is $8 per plate.

Pine Grove


Friends and Family Day: 2 p.m., Apostolic Assembly of Christ Temple, 48123 La. 16, with Pastor Claudette Holliday, of Destiny Faith Empowerment Ministries in Clinton, as speaker.



The Gospel Message in Song: 7 p.m., Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, 23030 Talbot Drive, with Power Driven Tuesday Ministry presenting the program. It will feature soloists from Iberville Parish and outside the parish, including Charles Davenport, Gaynell Georgetown Phillips, Pastor Ricardo Handy Sr. and more.

Aug. 31

PRAYER BREAKFAST: 9 a.m., St. Peter Baptist Church, 58116 Court St., with a theme of “The Word.” Program participants will be the Rev. Tyrone and Carol Marcalin, Donald Anderson, evangelist Laurie Washington, Thelma Hawkins and the Rev. Chris Dawson. Soloist will be Rosaliea Thomas.



anniversary celebration: 3 p.m. Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1920 Progress Road, with a marking of the Rev. George C. Pierce’s 44th year. The Rev. David Thomas, of the Flower Mount Baptist Church, will speak.



Pack the Pew Program: 2 p.m., New Hope Baptist Church, 1405 La. 409, with the Rev. Mac Henry Wallace and the congregations of Freeman and Pine Grove Baptist churches as special guests.


Revival: 7 p.m., Pine Grove Baptist Church, 6670 La. 412, with the East Feliciana Parish Minister’s Conference holding their annual revival nightly at 7. The Rev. Michael A. Otkins Sr., of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Brusly, will be guest revivalist.

St. Francisville


Family and Friends Day: 2:30 p.m., St. Peter Baptist Church, Angola Road, with the New Light Baptist Church and the Rev. Gil Wright as guests.


Men’S Day: 11 a.m., Star Hill Baptist Church of St. Francisville, 12331 Powell Station Road, with members of the Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, of Jarreau, as special guests. The Rev. Jerome Bridgewater will speak.

Sept. 1

100th Anniversary Program: 2 p.m., Rosedown Baptist Church, 12097 La. 10, with the Rev. Leon McGuffie and the Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church as special guests. There will be refreshments.

White Castle


Women’S Day PRAISE & WORSHIP SERVICE: 10 a.m., St. Mary Baptist Church, Dorcy Road, White Castle, with the Rev. Jesse B. Bilberry as guest speaker.



AIDS Workshop: 10 a.m., Second Baptist Church, 9515 La. 19, with the Baton Rouge AIDS Society as sponsor. It will include free HIV testing.