“Religion Bulletins” column for Sept. 21, 2013

Baker

Saturday

First Love Missionary Baptist Church Nursing Home Ministry Visit: 10 a.m., North Ridge Care Center, 3612 Baker Blvd. The Rev. Frank Rideau Jr. and Elder Maxine Williams-Rideau will be guest speakers.

Sunday

119th Church Anniversary celebration: 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 the speaker and guest.

Friday-Sept. 28

2nd Annual People’s Conference 2013 “Breaking Every Chain”: Miracle Place Church, 2080 Main St., hosted by the Rev. (BJ) Bridgette Johnson. Friday: 6 p.m. Worship Workshop; 7 p.m. Anointed Service. Saturday: 5 p.m. Youth Encounter, 5:30 p.m. Single, Saved and Shouting, 6 p.m. Married & Merry or Married & Miserable, 7 p.m. Anointed Prophetic Services. Call for cost. (225) 359-6080. http://www.miracleplacechurch.org.

Baton Rouge

Saturday

Women Conference: 8 a.m., Magnolia Baptist Church, 960 E. Buchanan St., with a theme of “Why Is God Taking His Sweet Time?” The Rev. Sandra Brooks, of Magnolia Baptist Church, and the Rev. Velma Matthews, of Star Hill Baptist Church, will speak. A continental breakfast is included.

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. Free.

Sunday

Twelve Tribes of Israel Service: 7 a.m., New Jerusalem Baptist Church, 1627 Thomas H. Delpit Drive.

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

Women’s Day: 8 a.m., Greater Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 3155 Victoria Drive, with a theme of “Christian Women Preparing for Growth through Faith, Worship and Prayer.” The Rev. Elmore Garner, pastor of Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Lake Charles, will be guest minister.

Worship Service: 10 a.m., Ravens All Faiths Church, 1913 North St., with the Rev. Emma Woods as speaker.

Youth Extravaganza: 2 p.m., Greater Morning Star Baptist Church, 1002 Mavis Drive, with prayer, songs, a sermonette, liturgical dance, gospel rap, skits and other presentations. Theme is “Let the Children Speak!”

Pastor’s 4th 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. Phillip Joseph, pastor of Sunrise & Christ Baptist Church, will be guest speaker. http://www.israelitebc.net

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 faiths free of charge. (225) 756-5291.

Sun., Wed.-Sept. 28

Mega V Conference: Richardson Chapel Church of God in Christ, 731 W. K. Gordon St., with a theme of “Vessels for the Master’s Use.” It will start with a Family & Friends Day program at 3 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Jessie Bilberry as speaker. It will continue Wednesday through Sept. 28, with all events taking place at the church. The Men’s Ministry and Male Chorus will host Part II of the conference at 7 p.m. Wednesday; the Youth Department and Youth Choir will host Part III at 7 p.m. Thursday; the Women’s Department and the Women of Distinction will host Part IV at 7 p.m. Friday; and the Music Department will host the final activities of the conference at 7 p.m. Sept. 28.

Tuesday

“The TRIUMPH”: 7 p.m., The Catholic Life Center’s Bishop Tracy Center Auditorium, 1850 S. Acadian Thruway. The documentary investigates Medjugorje. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10.

NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., University Presbyterian Church, 3240 Dalrymple Drive. The National Alliance on Mental Illness Connection Recovery Support Group meeting is for those whose lives are affected by mental illness. Free. (225) 273-6061 or (225) 291-6262.

NAMI Family to Family Support Group: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., University Presbyterian Church, 3240 Dalrymple Drive. The National Alliance on Mental Illness Family to Family Support Group meeting is for family members/caregivers of people with mental illness. Free. (225) 273-6061 or (225) 291-6262.

Tuesday, Wednesday

Basic Computer Training: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Mirror of Grace Outreach, 921 N. Lobdell Blvd., Suite E, with free basic computer training including “Excel (Part 1)” Tuesday and “Excel (Part 2)” Wednesday. Preregistration is required. (225) 300-4528.

Thursday

2013 Louisiana Legislative Awards Banquet: 6 p.m., 2012 Louisiana Family Forum Legislative Awards Banquet, 19202 Highland Road. Pastors, policy makers, business leaders and friends of the Forum with gather for an evening of dinner, fellowship, a silent auction and giving “honor where honor is due.”

Friday

147th Anniversary Celebration: 7 p.m., Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, 1743 Convention St., with the church’s Senior Choir hosting a Gospel Musical Celebration. Arthur and Friends Community Choir will be special guests.

“Healing from Fear in Anxious Times”: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., St. Joseph’s Academy, 3080 Kleinert Ave., Mother Alice Hall. The retreat will cover the dynamics of fear and the process for finding God’s solution for it. The Rev. Matthew Linn, Jesuit priest and author, will present. Fee is $30. Register by emailing contact@stjocenter.org or by calling (225) 383-3349.

Friday, Saturday

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 the 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. Registration is $150 and includes materials, beverages and boxed lunches on both days. To register online, visit http://www.stjamesbr.org.

Sept. 28

“Healing Scripture for an Anxious World”: 9 a.m. to noon, St. Joseph’s Academy, 3080 Kleinert Ave., Mother Alice Hall. The retreat will focus on Jesus’ criteria for interpreting confusing and sometimes threatening scripture in a healing and hopeful way. The Rev. Matthew Linn, Jesuit priest and author, will present. Fee is $40. To register, email contact@stjocenter.org or call (225) 383-3349.

“Behold the Bride Groom Cometh”: 2 p.m., Hughes United Methodist Church, 802 N. 38th St.

Sept. 29

Hat and Heels Fashion Show: 3 p.m., New Light Missionary Baptist Church, 650 Blount Road. (225) 308-1261 or (225) 235-9535.

Youth Explosion: 4 p.m., InterDenominational International Fellowship, 538 South Blvd.

“Legacy Lives” Bethany Church 50th Anniversary Celebration: 5 p.m., Baton Rouge River Center, 275 S. River Road, with current and former members, local and national pastors and regional government officials. The celebration will combine the church’s four weekend services and have its 94-year-old founder, the Rev. Roy Stockstill, along with the other generations of Stockstill pastors as speakers. (225) 774-1700. http://www.bethany.com.

Oct. 1, 8, 15

“Discovering God’s Way of Handling Money”: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Scotlandville Branch Library, 7373 Scenic Highway, Room 2. The seminar series topics will include getting out of debt, saving, investing and teaching children how to handle money. To register, call (225) 774-1553 or email thewayfm@yahoo.com.

Oct. 2

Gentle Hands Ministry Annual Memorial Service: 6:30 p.m., St. Aloysius Church, 2025 Stuart Ave. The ministry supports families that have lost a child. The service will be preceded by a reflection time in the church’s garden. All faiths are welcome.

Gonzales

Oct. 5

15th Annual Pastoral Banquet: 5 p.m., Gonzales Civic Center, 219 S. Irma Blvd., honoring the Rev. Ronald D. Harbin Sr., of Shekinah Glory Christian Fellowship Church. Speaker will be the Rev. Lorenzo Carter, of Center Ridge Baptist Church, Shubuta, Miss. Donation is $20 per guest.

Labadieville

Sept. 29

St. Philomena Church Festival: 10 a.m., St. Philomena Catholic Church, 118 Convent St., beginning with an outdoor Mass at 10 a.m., followed by chefs’ specials, children’s activities, and silent and live auctions. (985) 526-4247.

Lafayette

Sunday

The Kiss: A Dynamism of the Psyche: 1:45 p.m. to 4 p.m., St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 400 Camellia Blvd. Marilyn Marshall, Jungian analyst, will discuss the kisses of fairy tale, myth and dreams and the relationship to our unconscious and conscious life. Cost is $25 for members who prepay or $35 at the door; $10 for students and faculty with ID; $30 for non-members who prepay or $40 for non-members at the door; and $10 for CEUs.

Generation 2 Generation: 6 p.m., The Family Church, 223 Stone Ave., with a celebration of the uniqueness of women and the unity they share. Free. Pre-register. Child care is available.

Livingston

Sept. 28

Super Saturday Workout & Meeting: 9:30 a.m., Pine Grove Baptist Church, 21949 La. 444. There will be a Beachbody workout (30 to 45 minutes), meeting and Shakeology available for tasting. Coaches pay $5 at the door. Guests are free.

Pine Grove

Sept. 29

Building Fund Drive: 2 p.m., Apostolic Assembly of Christ Temple, 48123 La. 16. The event will honor the church’s senior mother, Cora W. Lee. Bishop Mac A. Lee will be featured speaker.

Plaquemine

Sunday

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

Ponchatoula

Monday

Day of Prayer with Sister Rose Bowen, O.P.: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road. The day will start with coffee and fellowship at 9 a.m. followed by a talk on “God’s Friendship” at 9:30 a.m. Lunch will begin at noon. The program will also have the celebration of the Eucharist.

Sept. 29-Oct. 2

Dream Retreat: 7 p.m., Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road. Janice Bachman, O.P., Dominican Sister of Peace and Jungian analyst, will present a retreat that focuses on dreams and how to use them in the context of prayer. It will start with arrival, dinner and the first session at 7 p.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. Wednesday. (225) 294-5039, ext. 101.

port allen

Sept. 30

Financial Peace University Course: 6:30 p.m., Rosehill Baptist Church, 3765 N. Acadian Thruway. Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University is a nine-week course on gaining control of finances. Call (225) 356-5814.

Slaughter

Sunday

Family and Friends Day: 2 p.m., New Hope Baptist Church, 1405 La. 409, with the Rev. Joseph Quincy and the congregation of New Galilee Baptist Church as special guests.

Men 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 guests.

Sept. 29

Family & Friend’s Day: 11:30 a.m., St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 10151 Noel Thomas Lane, with food, and fellowship for all ages.

St. Francisville

Saturday

Singing Program: 4 p.m., Sherobee Baptist Church, 10064 Jones Vaughn Creek Road, featuring Gospel Wonder, Gospel Truth and The New Beginnings.

Sept. 29

3rd Annual Family & Friends’ Day: 11 a.m., Galilee Full Gospel Baptist Church, 8052 Galilee Church Road, with the Raspberry Baptist Church and its pastor, the Rev. Lanquois Payne, as guests.

Weyanoke

Sept. 29

Homecoming Program: Noon, Magnolia Baptist Church, 7329 Magnolia Road. (225) 655-3638.

Zachary

Sunday

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