Religion bulletins



Kingdom Forward Leadership Conference: 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Miracle Place Church, 2080 Main St., with special guests Apostle Ron Carpenter Jr., Lavonne Chandler, Dr. Doug Beacham, Bishop Kelvin Stewart and Bishop Ricky Sinclair. Workshops all day on Saturday. Register online at Free. (225) 775-4321.

Sept. 22

119th anniversary: 11 a.m., Shady Grove First Missionary Baptist Church, 16443 Plank Road, with the Rev. Bartholomew Riggings and the Faith Chapel Church of God as speaker and guest.

Baton Rouge


Victorious Overcoming Women Fellowship: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Victory International Ministries, 10128 Florida Blvd., with a theme of “Purified, Poised and Positioned for Kingdom Advancement.” Speakers will be the Rev. Patricia Gradney, Evonne Dunn and Pastor and host Nichelle Landry.

first Appreciation Banquet: 5 p.m., Drusilla Seafood Restaurant, 3482 Drusilla Lane, with In His Hands Baptist Church, 8767 Gov. Claiborne, honoring the Rev. Marvin Parks and first lady Theresa Parks. (225) 413-5063.

BEREAN SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST service: 11 a.m., Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4555 Fairfields, with the Rev. Charles Sanders, of the Southwest Region Conference of Seventh-day Adventists in Dallas, speaking.

“the bible versus the bylaws”: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 9700 Scenic Highway, a seminar for pastors, deacons, trustees and church leaders on church constitution and bylaws. Presenter will be the Rev. Melvin Zeno, of St. Joseph Baptist Church in Marrero. Moderator will be the Rev. Jesse B. Bilberry Jr. Free.


Church 88th Anniversary: 7 a.m., Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 736 N. 35th St., with the Rev. Melvin R. Rushing Jr. as speaker. Breakfast will follow the service.

Women’s Day: 11 a.m., Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1358 South St., with the Rev. Mary M. Lucas, of Bogalusa, as guest speaker. Theme will be “Family Repossessing Their Possessions: It’s Time to Fight Back.”

Holy Communion Service: 11 a.m., New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 318 Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive.

Men’s Day Worship Service: Noon, Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, 10915 Florida Blvd., with a theme of “Man Up.”

Aramaic Healing Service: 1 p.m., Unity Church, Baton Rouge, 15255 Jefferson Highway, with Wyming Sun, an Aramaic scholar, presenting. There will be a love offering. (225) 755-3043.

Baton Rouge Concert Band Fall Concert 2013: 3 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 763 North Blvd., with a theme of “Out of This World.” Free.

Pastor and First Lady Appreciation Service: 3 p.m., In His Hands Baptist Church, 8767 Gov. Claiborne Drive, honoring the Rev. Marvin Parks and first lady Theresa Parks. The Rev. Lee Wesley, of Community Bible Baptist Church, will be guest speaker.

Financial Peace University: 6:45 p.m., The Chapel on the Campus, 3355 Dalrymple Drive. Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University is a nine-week course on gaining control of finances. Call (225) 387-4416 to register.

Free car wash: 9:20 a.m., Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 9340 Florida Blvd., offered by Fish Fellowship. Donations will go toward the Student Ministry Fund, assisting children and families on trips and retreats.

churchwide birthday luncheon: Following the 10:45 a.m. worship service, Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 9340 Florida Blvd. Special guest will be Joy Abernathy Dyer, principal of Villa del Rey Elementary School, the recipient of year-round help from the church.

birthday celebration: 5 p.m., Higher Ground Outreach Church, 3730 N. Sherwood Forest Blvd., marking Bishop Rickey Washington’s 49th. The Rev. Terry Gullage Sr., of Greater Mount Calvary Church in Marrero, its mass choir and performers from the Tip Tap Toe School of Dance will highlight the event.

youth program: 11 a.m., Beechgrove Baptist Church, 9455 Elm Grove Garden Drive, with the Rev. Emma Woods as speaker.


Bible Study Fellowship Evening Women: 6:40 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Christ Covenant Church, 1700 Lee Drive. The group will look at the Gospel of Matthew each Monday. A welcome meeting will be Sept. 16 for women and school-age children of all denominations who are interested in joining.


Writer’s Workshop: 1:30 p.m., Broadmoor Baptist Church, 9755 Goodwood Blvd., with sessions held monthly on the third Tuesday. Free workshops encourage chronicling the past for future generations. Register at or call Felicia at (225) 927 5454.


Basic Computer Training: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Mirror of Grace Outreach, 921 N. Lobdell Blvd., Suite E, with additional free sessions including “PowerPoint,” Sept. 18; “Excel (Part 1),” Sept. 24; and “Excel (Part 2),” Sept. 25. Pre-registration is required. (225) 300-4528.


Pastor’s Appreciation Banquet: 7 p.m., McKinley Alumni Center, with Israelite Baptist Church, 1841 Thomas H. Delpit Drive, honoring the Rev. Donald R. Sterling. Tickets are $25. (225) 344-3553.

PRE-CHURCH ANNIVERSARY MUSICAL: 6:45 p.m., Second Baptist Church, 914 N. Acadian Thruway, with the Mass Choir hosting in celebration of the 93rd anniversary.

Sept. 21

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

WOMEN’S CONFERENCE: 8 a.m., Magnolia Baptist Church, 960 E. Buchanan St., with the church’s Women’s Ministry hosting. Theme is “Why is God Taking His Sweet Time?” Speakers will be Sister Sandra Brooks, of Magnolia, and the Rev. Velma Matthews, of Star Hill Baptist Church. (225) 383-2913.

Sept. 22

Family and Friends Day: 7 a.m., New St. Luke Baptist Church, 538 South Blvd.

Pastor’s fourth Year Appreciation Service: 4 p.m., Israelite Baptist Church, 1841 Thomas H. Delpit Drive, honoring the Rev. Donald R. Sterling and first lady Malinda Sterling. The Rev. Dr. Phillip Joseph, pastor of Sunrise & Christ Baptist Church will be guest speaker.

Israeli Folk Dance Class: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Congregation B’nai Israel, 3354 Kleinert Ave. All experience levels are welcome. Open to all. Free. (225) 756-5291.

Sept. 27-28

Exploring Personality in the Spiritual Journey: “Nine Panels of Types Speaking for Themselves”: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, 205 N. Fourth St. Sandra Smith, certified enneagram consultant, will lead a workshop on the Enneagram Personality System at the church’s Center for Spiritual Formation. The Enneagram Personality System looks at how different personalities affect personal, spiritual and professional growth. Cost of $150 includes materials, beverages and boxed lunches on both days. To register, visit



Fourth District Young People Department Annual Taste Feast: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 2778 Billups Lane. Donations are $5.



OVERSEER AND FIRST LADY EVENT: 3 p.m., Breath of Life Full Gospel Outreach Ministry, 11214 Bank St., with Apostle Lawrence D. Hardy and the House of Judah Ministry, of Baton Rouge, as special guests. Honored will be Bishop Edward L. Brooks Sr. and lady Karen B. Brooks.



REVIVAL: 7 p.m., First Assembly of God, 9027 Florida Blvd., with the Rev. Tim Todd, president of Revival First International of West Monroe, as speaker.


Sept. 24

College Bound – The Importance of Disability Services: 6:30 p.m., Crossroads Church, 1006 N. Oak St., with Angela James, assistant director UCC-Disability Services speaking about services that can be accessed and how the Office of Disability Services can assist in having a successful college experience. The presentation is for middle school, high school and college students or young adults with an autism spectrum disorder wanting to attend college and their parents.



Pastor Appreciation: 11:30 a.m., F.T. Missionary Baptist Church, 4712 La. Highway 10, with the Rev. YoYo Hills, of Fairview Baptist Church, as guest.



Living Proof Live Simulcast with Beth Moore: 9 a.m. to 4:40 p.m., East Bayou Baptist Church, 2234 Kaliste Saloom Road. The Internet streaming event for women is $25 and includes lunch.

Bag Mat Workshop: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church, 518 Roselawn Blvd., on how to make sleeping mats for the homeless using recycled plastic shopping bags. email

Sept. 22

Generation 2 Generation: 6 p.m., The Family Church, 223 Stone Ave. The night celebrates the unity of women of Christ. Admission is free, but preregistration is requested. Child care is available for children ages 10 and under. (337) 234-0214.



third Annual Beast Feast: Noon, Satsuma Baptist Church, 29880 S. Satsuma Road, with the Rev. Wilton McMorris as guest speaker. All men are invited to attend. (225) 686-2563.



Revival: Norwood Baptist Church, 3928 Azalea St. The revival will be at 10:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday and 6:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday with the Rev. Gary Bowlin as evangelist. The Rev. Kevin Cheatham will provide the music. There will be child care for babies to age 3. (225) 629-5325.



Church Anniversary: 9 a.m., Point Pleasant Baptist Church, 27800 Highway 405, with a theme of “Honoring Our Past: Building Our Future.” The service will also honor church members who are age 80 and older, including Hazel Mitchell Sparrow, 100; Frances L. Germany, 97; Dorothy Provo Dorsey and Fredonia Oliver Mitchell. The Rev. Gregory L. Coates and the St. John the Baptist Church, of Dorseyville, will be special guests.

“160 years of catholic education in iberville parish” reception: Noon to 2 p.m., Iberville Museum, 57735 Main St., opening an exhibit of the history of Catholic education in the parish. The exhibit will run through Oct. 31. Museum admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children under 12. (225) 687-7197.

Sept. 22

138th Year Church Anniversary: 7:30 a.m., Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, 23030 Talbot Drive, with the Rev. Clyde E. McNell Sr. speaking.



Hartzell United Methodist Church Celebration: 3 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, 15630 Live Oak St., marking the church’s 127th anniversary. There will also be a church sign dedication service. The Rev. Derrick Hill, of St. Mark United Methodist Church, and congregation will be the special guests.



Lord’s Supper: 11:30 a.m., St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 10151 Noel Thomas Lane.

Sept. 22

Men’s Fellowship: 2:30 p.m., St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 10151 Noel Thomas Lane, with the East Feliciana Men’s Chorus and the Rev. Sterling Wright, of New Charleston and Beech Grove Baptist churches, as special guest.

st. Francisville


ANNUAL WOMEN’s DAY PROGRAM: 11 a.m., Star Hill Baptist Church of St. Francisville, 12331 Powell Station Road, with the Rev. Velma Matthews as guest speaker.

St. Gabriel


Breast Cancer Screening: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m., New Jerusalem Full Gospel Baptist Church, 4525 Point Clair Road. Appointments are required. (225) 215-1234.



AMJ MINISTRIES LIVE @ 5 miracle crusade: 5 p.m., American Legion Hall, 33700 Bowie St.



homecoming / family & friends celebration: 2:30 p.m., Greater Oak Grove Baptist Church, 23595 Plank Road, with the Rev. David Williams and the New Zion Baptist Church as guests.

Sept. 22

112TH Church Anniversary Celebration: 3 p.m., Little Ezion Baptist Church, 24695 Plank Road, with the Rev. Derrick Williams, of Liberty Missionary Baptist Church in Liberty, Miss., as guest speaker.