Religion bulletins for Oct. 12, 2013



16th Annual Feast and Fashion Expo: 3 p.m., Addis Community Center, 7828 La. 1 South. St. Peter Baptist Church will present its annual “Feast and Fashion Expo” with a variety clothing and food. Rose A. Jackson, of Zion Traveler Baptist Church in New Roads, will serve as narrator.



Clothing Giveaway: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Shady Grove First Missionary Baptist Church, 16443 Plank Road. The event will have clothes for men, women and children. (225) 778-0922.


Annual Revival: 7 p.m., Evening Star Baptist Church, 16301 Al Sanford Road. The Rev. Lola Turner, of New Philadelphia Baptist Church, will speak on Wednesday, and the Rev. Lois F. Leduff, of Shady Grove First Missionary Baptist Church, will speak on Thursday and Friday.

Baton Rouge


Prayer Breakfast: 9 a.m., Israelite Baptist Church, 1841 Thomas H. Delpit Drive, with the Rev. Christopher Huddleston as speaker. (225) 344-3553 or

Cross Culture Youth Summit: 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., Higher Ground Outreach Church, 3730 N. Sherwood Forest Drive, featuring Irishea Hilliard. Register at

Public Square Rosary for America: Noon, Catholic Life Center, 1800 S. Acadian Thruway. Bring a rosary and lawn chair (if desired). (225) 769-0271 or

New Revelation Gospel Choir Anniversary and CD Release: 5 p.m., Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 9700 Scenic Highway.


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

Men and Women Day: 8 a.m., Mount Herman Baptist Church, 1293 N. 36th St. The Rev. Gerald Boatner, of First Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, will speak.

Bishop’s Respect Life Mass: 10 a.m., St. Joseph Cathedral, 412 North St. A reception will follow Mass in the parish hall. (225) 242-0164.

Pastor and First Lady Pastoral Anniversary Service: 2 p.m., Greater St. James Baptist Church, 1627 N. 44th St. The service honors the Rev. Wilfred Fontenot and first lady Judith Fontenot. The Rev. Carl Fontenot Sr., of Mount Triumph Baptist Church in Jennings and Emma Zion Baptist Church in Melville, will be the celebrant.

The Four Gospels: 2 p.m., Ravens All Faith Church, 1913 North St. (225) 571-1179.


Discovering God’s Way of Handling Money: 6 p.m., Scotlandville Branch Library, 7373 Scenic Highway. The seminar series will cover such topics as getting out of debt, saving, investing and teaching children how to handle money. To register, call (225) 774-1553 or email

Freedom Cafe: 8 p.m., Victory Harvest Church, The church will hold an online addiction program Tuesday nights for those ages 18 or older. The program is the online version of the church’s Freedom and a Fresh Start 12-Step Recovery Program.


Fourth District Baptist Association Banquet Ticket Sale: 5 p.m., Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 9700 Scenic Highway. The association will sell tickets for its banquet, scheduled for Nov. 11. VIP tables are $500; regular tables are $400.


Christian College Night Fellowship: 6:30 p.m., Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 1414 Sora St. The program will have fellowship, discussion and refreshments.

Third Day Concert: 7:30 p.m., Greenwell Springs Baptist Church, 19421 Greenwell Springs Road.

Friday, Oct. 19

Gospel Truth Gospel Singers Anniversary: 7 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, The Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church, 6274 Scenic Highway. The anniversary celebration will include groups, choirs and soloists.

Friday-Oct. 20

Women’s Advance 2013 “Retreat 2 Advance”: 7 p.m., Fellowship Cathedral, 1450 N. Airway Drive. The three-day conference will start with “Tearing Down Strongholds” with Pastor Carlo D. Bates Sr. and Minister Debbie Johnson. On Saturday, the conference will start with “Morning Glory” at 6:30 a.m. followed by a breast cancer survivors’ walk, a health and wellness fair with live music and “Pamper Me Beautiful,” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The conference will end with a service with Wanda Turner at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Oct. 19

Fourth District Baptist Association Young Peoples Department Workshop: 10 a.m. to noon, New Gideon Baptist Church, 2542 Balis Drive. The monthly workshop is open to all parish youth.

Clothing Giveaway: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Greater Beulah Baptist Church, 955 E. Polk St., with clothing for children and adults in all sizes. (225) 343-5610.

Seasonal Free clothes Drive: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mount Herman Baptist Church, 1293 North 36th St. The Women’s Society will host.

Pumpkin Patch Party: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Jefferson United Methodist Church, 10328 Jefferson Highway. The church will hold a party celebrating its pumpkin patch, which will raise funds for the church’s Missions Projects. There will be children’s activities, bouncers, a visit from Snoopy and hamburgers and hotdogs for sale. The patch will be open until Oct. 31.

Hadassah-Baton Rouge Chapter Fundraiser: 7-10 p.m., Congregation B’nai Israel, 3354 Kleinert Ave. “A Night on the Riverboat” will have riverboat games and refreshments in the social hall. Tickets are $36, which includes two drinks, foods and coupons for the games. All proceeds go to the chapter’s good works. RSVP by Saturday.

Oct. 20

Holy Communion Service: 11 a.m., New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 318 Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive. Pastor Green will deliver the Communion message and the Senior Choir will provide music under the direction of Austin Patterson. (225) 939-8827 or

Church, Deacons and Ushers Anniversary: 2 p.m., Greater Divine Missionary Baptist Church, 6045 Hooper Road.

Transformation’s Worldwide Ministries This Far By Faith Grand Opening Service: 5:30 p.m., Dunham School, 11111 Roy Emerson Drive. Regular services will be held every first and third Sunday. (225) 207-7773 or

Israeli Folk Dance Class: 7 p.m., Congregation B’nai Israel, 3354 Kleinert Ave. All experience levels are welcome to the free class, which is open to singles, couples, seniors, families of all colors, creeds, and faiths. (225) 756-5291.

Oct. 21

WXOK 60th Year Anniversary Concert Celebration: 6 p.m., Belle of Baton Rouge Atrium, 102 France St.

The concert will feature VaShawn Mitchell, Earnest Pugh, Paul Porter and more. Dudley DeBosier Injury Lawyers will sponsor.


Saturday, Sunday

Pumpkin Patch: 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Blackwater United Methodist Church, 10000 Blackwater Road. The event is a fundraiser for missions trips. Participants can roam through the pumpkins, ride hayrides and play games. Pumpkins also will be available for purchase. (225) 261-4646.

Denham Springs

Sunday-Oct. 31

18th Annual Pumpkin Patch: Noon to 6 p.m., St. Francis Episcopal Church, 726 Maple St. The 18th Annual Pumpkin Patch will run through Oct. 31. There will be pumpkins of all sizes and the church’s famous pumpkin bread. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. (225) 665-2707 or



Bishop Robert Muench Talk: 6:30 p.m., Twelve Oaks on the Southeastern Louisiana University campus, 800 Western Ave., Hammond. Bishop Robert Muench of the Diocese of Baton Rouge will speak on Catholic Charities Serving Tangipahoa during a dinner. The program is called “The Least of These: Reflections on Christ’s Call to Service.” Tickets are $25 and are available at or by calling (225) 336-8700, ext. 410.



Bag Mat Ministry: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church, 518 Roselawn Blvd. The ministry makes sleeping mats for the homeless using recycled plastic shopping bags. Participants can bring a lunch and help the ministry all day or stay for an hour.


Saturday, Sunday

I Am Ministries Church Anniversary Celebration: 5 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, I Am Ministries (International Anointed Missions Ministries), 77335 Landry St. The celebration will start with a concert Saturday featuring the Zion Hill Family Church Sanctuary Recording Mass Choir. A worship service will follow on Sunday with Pastor Phillip Taylor, of Second Evening Star Baptist Church, as speaker. (225) 625-2702 or



139th Church Anniversary and Homecoming: 2 p.m., Little Rock Baptist Church, 7191 La. 1, with Pastor Arthur Ray Young and the Second Mount Olive Baptist Church, of Houston as special guests.

New Roads


Fried Fish Fundraiser: 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Mary of False River, 348 W. Main St. Tickets for plates will be pre-sold at $8 and include fried fillet catfish, hushpuppies, French fries, coleslaw and tartar sauce. (225) 638-3998 or (225) 603-2645. The dinner will be served at Kiwanis Park, near the church.


Oct. 25

Turnt Up 4 Christ: 6:30 p.m., South Park Pavilion, 1524 N. Market St. Destine II Shine Records/ Chozen Decipelz presents “Turnt Up 4 Jesus,” a youthful concert.



Family and Friend Celebration: 8 a.m., Plymouth Rock Baptist Church, 58830 Iron Farm Road. The guest speaker for the celebration is Baton Rouge Mayor President Kip Holden. (225) 687-2150.

Deaconess Officers Installation: 11 a.m., St. Matthew Baptist Church, 22910 Warren St. The Rev. Ernest McNell, of Pilgrim Baptist and St. Matthew Baptist churches, will speak. Men Singing for Christ will be the guest choir. (225) 687-6983.


Iberville Parish Ministers Conference Annual Evangelistic Campaign and Revival: 6:30 p.m., St. Peter Baptist Church, 58116 Court St. The three-day event will start with a prayer service each day followed by a worship service. The Rev. Geoffrey Sykes, of Greater St. Mary Baptist Church, will be the preacher Monday. The Rev. Shannon Warner, of Macedonia Baptist Church, will be the preacher Tuesday. The Rev. Clyde McNell, of Pilgrim Rest and New Light Baptist churches, will be the speaker Wednesday. Choirs from these churches will provide the music.

Port Allen

Oct. 20

Pastor Appreciation and Birthday: 1:30 p.m., Greater Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 9090 Section Road. The church will celebrate the Rev. Joe Paul’s 58th appreciation and his 100th birthday. The Rev. Phillip Joseph and Christ Baptist Church in Port Allen will be the guests.


Oct. 20

Lord Supper: 11:30 a.m., St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 10151 Noel Thomas Lane. Lord Supper services happen every third Sunday. Pastor Christopher Huddleston will give the message.


Oct. 20

NUBridge Band to perform at the Cajun Village: 4-5 p.m., Cajun Village, 6486 La. 22. Listen to contemporary Christian music and visit the Cajun Village during NUBridge’s anniversary event. There’s also local arts and crafts, cuisine and music. (225) 300-7664 or

St. francisville


homecoming program: 3 p.m., Sherobee Baptist Church, 10064 John Vaughn Creek Road. The Rev. Stan Plain, of Rose of Sharon Baptist Church, will speak for the Homecoming Program.



Pumpkin Patch: 9 a.m., Faith Crossing United Methodist Church, 34260 Walker Road North. The patch will have cow train rides, story time, refreshments and more. To schedule a field trip, call (225) 978-2477.


Bob Sorge, Guest Minister: 10 a.m., Revival Temple, 28521 Walker South Road. Bob Sorge, teacher and author, will be guest minister. (225) 664-4027or


Oct. 19

Musical Program: 6 p.m., Saint Paul No. 1 Baptist Church, 13464 Tunica Trace. The Greater Hollywood Baptist Church will hold a musical program featuring The Gospel Wonders. The Allen Family, The True Light Singers and The Atkins Singers will also perform.


Oct. 20

Homecoming Service: 10:15 a.m., Sandy Creek Baptist Church, 22834 Liberty Road. Rip Moran will lead the music and Larry Evans will bring the message. A dinner on the grounds will follow.