St. James offers Summer Sounds
The Center for Spiritual Formation at St. James Episcopal Church will again sponsor Summer Sounds at St. James, a series of musical concerts at 7 p.m. Wednesdays beginning July 11 and running through Aug. 1 at the church, 205 N. Fourth St.
A reception in the Parish Hall parlor after each concert will offer opportunities to meet performers, purchase CDs and experience the St. James Artists’ Guild Summer Show.
Admission is $10 per concert (free to college students with a valid ID) or a season ticket to all four concerts is $30. Friends level sponsorship is $75 and includes two season tickets. Patrons will receive four season tickets for $150. Call (225) 387-5141, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go online at http://www.stjamesbr.org.
Scheduled performers are Don Vappie and The Creole Jazz Serenaders, a classic jazz orchestra, on July 11; Chris Thomas King, a Baton Rouge native and son of the famed Tabby Thomas whose music is influenced by blues and hip-hop, on July 18; jazz guitarist Steve Masakowski and pianist and composer Mike Esneault, on July 25; Quiana Lynell and The Lush Life, whose musical style has been described as jazzicalsfunk, on Aug. 1.
First Baptist Zachary hosts Luter on July 30
The Rev. Fred Luter Jr., pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans and the new president of the Southern Baptist Convention, will speak in Zachary in July as part of a four-week series planned by First Baptist Church, 4200 Main St.
Mondays for the Master includes four services and features a different guest each week: the Rev. Tony Lambert, pastor of First Southern Baptist Church in Del City, Okla., on July 9; the Rev. Jerry Vines, former Southern Baptist president and former pastor of First Baptist in Jacksonville, Fla., on July 16; Testify, a Christian music group, on July 23; and Luter on July 30.
Services begin at 7 p.m. and childcare will be provided for children ages 4 and younger.
Felps leads Methodist foundation board
Irwin Felps, of Baton Rouge, is the new chairman of the United Methodist Foundation of Louisiana board of trustees.
He was elected in April and affirmed in June at the Louisiana Annual Conference.
Felps is a lay leader and member of Blackwater United Methodist Church in Baker and is executive director of the Louisiana State Police Retirement System. He has been a member of the foundation board since 2006.
Felps succeeds the Rev. Jan Holloway Curwick, of St. Francisville, who has served a two-year term as chairman. Curwick will continue serving on the Executive Committee as immediate past chairman.
New board members include the Rev. Michi Head, senior pastor of Jefferson United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge, and Richard Lewis, a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Ruston and president of Lewis & Co. Ltd., a Ruston department store.
Outgoing board members include Lee Hampton, St. Mark United Methodist Church, Opelousas; and Omer Davis, First United Methodist Church, Baton Rouge. They had each served on the board since 2002.
Bible Theater offers workshops, showcase
Bible Theater is offering drama workshops and Summer Talent Showcase rehearsals at the East Baton Rouge Parish Eden Park Branch Library, 5131 Greenwell Springs Road.
The workshops and rehearsals are offered at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays and both are for those ages 10 to adult.
The drama workshops will focus on acting and public speaking. The rehearsals are in preparation for the Summer Talent Showcase set for 11 a.m. Aug. 4 at the Eden Park Library. Auditions are ongoing.
Contact Shaun Robinson at (225) 361-5928 for more information.
Compiled by Advocate staff