Pastor and First Lady Anniversary: 9:15 a.m., Evening Star Baptist Church, 16301 Al Sanford Road, honoring the Rev. Aldora and first lady Vanessa Sanford’s first anniversary.

Wednesday-Sept. 15

Kingdom Forward Leadership Conference: 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 Sept. 14. Times are 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. Sept. 15. Register online at Free. (225) 775-4321 or

Baton Rouge


College Registration: 9 a.m. to noon, Christian Bible College of Baton Rouge, 720 South Blvd.


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

Usher Ministry Anniversary: 8:15 a.m., Ebenezer Baptist Church, 1901 Missouri St., celebrating its 87th anniversary with the Rev. Robert Scott Jr., of the Nathaniel Baptist Church, of Centreville, Miss., speaking.

Open House: St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 17510 Monitor Ave., with food and games following the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services. (225) 752-2903 or

Men and Women Day: 11 a.m., Fairview Baptist Church, 1636 Braddock St., with the Rev. Donald Grim and the St. Joseph Baptist Church as guests.

Pastor Anniversary: 11 a.m., New Sunlight Baptist Church, 1777 America St., honoring the Rev. Dale W. Flowers for 13 years of service. The Rev. Anthony Royal, of New Mount Olive Baptist Church in Grosse Tete, will speak.

Pastor Anniversary: 11 a.m., Sweet Home Baptist Church, 343 W. Buchanan St., celebrating the Rev. Roosevelt Pryer Sr.’s 32nd anniversary. The Rev. Raymond E. Allen Sr., of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Port Allen, will speak. Rosehill Baptist Church in Rosedale will provide the music. (225) 343-0322.

Shepherd’s Day: 4:30 p.m., The Hour of Prayer Ministries, 5211 Ford St., with Judge John Michael Guidry as speaker.

Pastor Installation: 5:30 p.m., New Bethel Transformation event, The Dunham School Brown-Holt Chapel, 11111 Roy Emerson Drive. The church will ordain/install its first husband- and-wife pastorate duo, Kecert Turner and Monica Greenup-Turner. They are founding pastors of Transformation Worldwide Ministries.

Financial Peace University: 6 p.m., Church of the Highlands, 17240 Perkins Road. Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University is a nine-week course on gaining control of finances. Call (225) 756-4600 to register.

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 at no charge. Other classes will be at 7 p.m. the first Sunday of October, November and December. (225) 756-5291.

Interdenominational International Fellowship Convention: 7 p.m., New St. Luke Baptist Church, 538 South Blvd., with Judge John Michael Guidry as keynote speaker.


Financial Peace University: 6:30 p.m., Broadmoor United Methodist Church, 10230 Mollylea Drive, Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University is a nine-week course on gaining control of finances. Call (225) 924-6269 to register.

Bible Study Fellowship Evening Women: 6:40 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Christ Covenant Church, 1700 Lee Drive, with a study of the Gospel of Matthew on Mondays. A welcome meeting will be Monday or Sept. 16, for women and school-age children of all denominations who are interested.


Annual Fall Session: 7 p.m., InterDenominational International Fellowship, 538 South Blvd.

Monday-Sept. 25

Basic Computer Training: 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Mirror of Grace Outreach, 921 N. Lobdell Blvd., Suite E, with free training throughout the month starting with “Intro to Computers” Monday; “Microsoft Word” Wednesday; “PowerPoint” Wednesday, Sept. 18; “Excel (Part 1)” Tuesday, Sept. 24; and “Excel (Part 2)” Wednesday, Sept. 25. Preregistration is required. (225) 300-4528.


Annual Community Prayer Breakfast: 7 a.m., Boudreaux’s, 2647 Government St., hosted by the Interfaith Federation of Greater Baton Rouge. Doors will open at 6:30 a.m. Topic will be “Waging Peace Each Day,” with the Rev. Brenda Smith, coordinator of the Faith Practice Initiative for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chicago, speaking. Tickets are $20 and are available at the federation’s office, 3112 Convention St. (225) 267-5600 or


East Baton Rouge Parish Christian Leadership School: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 9700 Scenic Highway. The school will have five courses Tuesday through Thursday at the church. Theme is “Solidarity with the Savior Through His Works.”


East Baton Rouge Parish Woman’s Auxiliary Monthly Meeting: 3 p.m., McKowen Missionary Baptist Church, 1255 Louise St.

BOOK SIGNING: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., East Baton Rouge Parish Jones Creek Regional Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Road, with Louisiana native Jerry Dewitt talking and signing copies of his book, “Hope After Faith.”


Male Chorus Concert: 7 p.m., Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, 10915 Florida Blvd., with the church’s Men’s Ministry and the male choir from the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church as special guest.


“Shepherding the child’s Heart” Parenting Seminar: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Community Bible Church, 8354 Jefferson Highway, with Tedd Tripp, author of “Shepherding the Child’s Heart.” Cost is $25 per individual or $40 per couple. (225) 235-2112 or

Friday & Sept. 15

Pastor and First Lady Appreciation Musical and Service: 6:30 p.m. (Friday, musical), In His Hands Baptist Church, 8767 Gov. Claiborne Drive, honoring the Rev. Marvin Parks and first lady Theresa Parks. There will also be an appreciation service at 3 p.m. Sept. 15, at the church with the Rev. Lee Wesley, of Community Bible Baptist Church, as guest speaker.

Sept. 14

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. Door prizes. Free.

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

Sept. 15

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

Talk by Author Kimberly Smith: 10:30 a.m., Church of the Highlands, 17240 Perkins Road. Smith, of Make Way Partners, will speak on the fight to stop human trafficking and her personal experience of helping orphans in Sudan. Her book, “Passport Through Darkness,” has received praise from former President Jimmy Carter as well as authors, theologians and legislators. The Rev. Romano Nero, one of the original “Lost Boys,” will join Smith on her U.S. speaking tour.

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, 15255 Jefferson Highway, with Wyming Sun, an Aramaic scholar, presenting. There will be a love offering. (225) 755-3043 or

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.

Financial Peace University: 6:45 p.m., 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.



Pastor and First Lady Appreciation Service: 2 p.m., Days Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 17721 La. 10, honoring the Rev. Troy A. Williams and first lady Shelia Williams. The Rev. Bland Washington Sr., of the Allen Chapel AME Church in Baton Rouge, will speak.

Denham Springs


Marriage University: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Live Oak United Methodist Church, 34890 La. 16, with the Rev. Mark Crosby leading the class. Cost is $20 per couple. The church will provide a nursery for babies through fifth-graders. (225) 664-4801 or


Sept. 15

Pastor Appreciation: 11:30 a.m., Ft. Missionary Baptist Church, 4712 La. Highway 10, with the Rev. YoYo Hills and Fairview Baptist Church as guests.


Sept. 14

Living Proof Live Simulcast with Beth Moore: 9 a.m. to 4:40 p.m., East Bayou Baptist Church, 2234 Kaliste Saloom Road, for women. Cost is $25. Lunch is included.

Bag Mat Workshop: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church, 518 Roselawn Blvd. The church’s Bag Mat Ministry will demonstrate how to make sleeping mats for the homeless using recycled plastic shopping bags. email



“Cry Out America” 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony and Prayer Service: 11:45 a.m., Livingston Parish Council Chambers, 20355 Government Blvd., recalling the events of Sept. 11, 2001. (225) 936-9066, (225) 802-6454, or Sept. 14

3rd Annual Beast Feast: Noon, Satsuma Baptist Church, 29880 S. Satsuma Road, with Brother Wilton McMorris as guest speaker. All men are invited. (225) 686-2563.


Sept. 15-18

Revival: Norwood Baptist Church, 3928 Azalea St., with services at 10:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15 and 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16-18. The Rev. Gary Bowlin will be evangelist. The Rev. Kevin Cheatham will provide music. There will be child care for babies to age 3. (225) 629-5325.



Men of Valor Service: 9:45 a.m., St. Peter Baptist Church, 58116 Court St., honoring church members from the city of Plaquemine for their dedication to family, church and community.

Sept. 15

Church Anniversary: 9 a.m., Point Pleasant Baptist Church, 27800 La. 405, celebrating its 137th anniversary. Theme will be “Honoring Our Past: Building Our Future.” The service will also honor church members who are 80 and older, including Hazel Mitchell Sparrow, 100; Frances L. Germany, 97; Dorothy Provo Dorsey and Fredonia Oliver Mitchell. The Rev. Gregory L. Coates I and the St. John the Baptist Church of Dorseyville will be special guests.


Sept. 15

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

St. Francisville


Women’s Day Program: Noon, St. Peter Baptist Church, Angola Road, with the Rev. Jessie Cage as guest speaker. (225) 408-9134.

Youth Program: 11 a.m., Sherobee Baptist Church, 10064 Jones Vaughn Creek Road, with the Rev. Ernest James as guest speaker.

St. Gabriel


PaPa George Fairchild Jambalaya Cook-off: 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 3625 La. 75, benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Area cooks will prepare chicken jambalaya on wood. (225) 939-6369.