Religion Bulletins for May 10, 2014


Saturday, May 17

Picnic & Church Anniversary: Noon to 4 p.m., Greater First Church-Baptist, 4669 Groom Road. The celebration will continue on May 18 with worship at 11 a.m. Call (225) 778-4788. The church celebrates its eighth anniversary, the theme of which is “Moving Forward in Faith,” under the leadership of Senior Pastor Anthony Kelley. The Family & Friends Day Picnic will be held on the church grounds from noon to 4 p.m. There will be outdoor recreation, food and fellowship. For the Sunday service, the Rev. Ernest Slaughter, pastor of New Canney Creek Missionary Baptist Church, in Jackson, Mississippi, will be guest speaker. A fellowship meal will follow in the church’s Emmett W. Bashful and Huel D. Perkins Fellowship and Activity Center. All are invited. For more information, contact Gerald or Debbie Sigers at (225) 272-1072 or Brenda Johnson at (225) 778-4788 Monday through Friday.

Sunday, May 18

Church Anniversary: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Greater First Church-Baptist, 4669 Groom Road. In celebration of the church’s eighth anniversary, guest speaker will be the Rev. Ernest Slaughter. Call (225) 778-4788. Continues at 7 p.m. with a fellowship meal.

Baton Rouge


Women’s Conference: 8 a.m. to noon, Israelite Baptist Church, 1841 Thomas H. Delpit Drive. The theme is “Christian Commitment in Today’s World.” Speakers will be Janice Shanklin, Marva Coleman and Cynthia Thomas. Registration is at 8 a.m.; sessions begin at 9 a.m. A continental breakfast and lunch will be served. Cost is $20. Call (225) 344-3553.

Patti’s Pillowcase Party: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 12663 Perkins Road. The Giving Quilt group will sew pillowcases to benefit G.R.A.C.E. (God’s Really Awesome Camping Experience) for youngsters whose parents are incarcerated. Lunch will be provided. Call (225) 936-2238 or email

Wait No More Louisiana: 10 a.m., Istrouma Baptist Church, 10500 Sam Rushing Drive. Program on the process of adoption from foster care and ways to support adoptive families.

tea time: 11 a.m., St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2120 Tara Blvd. Celebration of 25 years of tea time. Admission is $17. For reservations, call (225) 766-0340.

Banquet for Service: 5 p.m., Beech Grove Baptist Church, 9455 Elm Grove Garden. The banquet will honor Pastor Marshall and Elnora Hall for their 36 years of service.


Youth & Mothers Day Program: 7 a.m., Little Rising Sun Baptist Church, 1275 S. 16th St. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Emma Woods.

Worship services: 9 a.m., Mount Moriah Family Baptist Church, 15366 Old Hammond Highway.


Church Roundtable: 10 a.m., Istrouma Baptist Church, 10500 Sam Rushing Drive. Participants will discuss the rationale and assessments of multi-site churches and learn how associations and Louisiana Baptists can partner.


Spiritual Empowerment Conference: 7 p.m., United Christian Faith Ministries, 9229 N. Ridgewood Drive. Guest evangelist will be Ruby Holland Hutchins. Call (225) 927-7059. Continues May 15.

Saturday, May 17

Life Choice (Pre-Cana): 9 a.m., Catholic Life Center, 1800 S. Acadian Thruway. A program for engaged couples seeking to get married in the Catholic Church. It combines talks with personal reflection and couple dialogue in a classroom setting.

Community Health Fair: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 1414 Sora St. A Faith Walk will begin at 9 a.m. from the church to Anna T. Jordan Park. Call (225) 775-7372.

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

Wealth Builders: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Star Hill, 1400 N. Foster Drive. The workshop is free and refreshments will be provided at both sessions, along with door prizes. Call (225) 925-3133.

Sunday, May 18

Worship services: 9 a.m., Mount Moriah Family Baptist Church, 15366 Old Hammond Highway.

Holy Communion Service: 11 a.m., New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 318 Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive. Pastor Green will speak. The senior choir will perform under the direction of Dwight Anderson. Call (225) 939-8827.

Fancy Feet Musical: 6 p.m., Heartsease Family Life Church, 12112 Florida Blvd. The performing arts night will include a variety of dance, music and inspirational words. Refreshments will be provided. Admission is free. Call (225) 202-4352.



Bag Mat Ministry: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Grace Presbyterian Church, 518 Roselawn Blvd. Volunteers can help make sleeping mats from recycled plastic shopping bags for the homeless.



Nun Run: 8 a.m., Rosaryville Spirit Life Center, 39003 Rosaryville Road. The 5K-trail run is part of Rosaryville’s 75th anniversary celebration and will raise funds for the center and the Dominican Sisters of Peace. There will be activities for children. Admission is $35 for individuals; $25 for groups.

Port Allen


Christian Leadership School: 6 p.m., Sunrise Baptist Church, 966 Maryland Ave. Registration is $10 for individuals; $100 for groups. Call (225) 687-2799 or email the Rev. Nelson Shaw Jr. at or Linda Coleman at Courses will be “Witnessing to the Unchurched” by the Rev. Carlton White, “Christian Stewardship” by Sister Sandra Lafleur and “Synoptic Gospel” by the Rev. Nelson Shaw.


mid-day services: Noon, Greater St. Paul Baptist Church, 3711 La. 1. The Rev. Ernest Mills will hold services.


Sunday, May 18

Lord Supper: 11:30 a.m., St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 10151 Noel Thomas Lane. Pastor Huddleston will speak.

St. Francisville


Mission Ministry Visit: 10 a.m., St. Francisville Country Manor Nursing Home, 15243 La. 10. The Rev. Emma Woods and the Sherobee Missionary Baptist Church’s Mission Ministry will visit to share words of encouragement. Call (225) 937-1159.


Mother’s day program: 11 a.m., Sherobee Missionary Baptist Church, 10064 Jones Vaughn Creek Road. Guest speaker will be Evangelist Isabella Gilmore.

Sunday, May 18

Women in White and Men Just Right: 2 p.m., St. Francisville Country Manor Nursing Home, 15243 La. 10. Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church of St. Francisville will share the program with Sherobee Missionary Baptist Church and associate minister, the Rev. Emma Woods, who will be guest speaker. Call (225) 937-1159.

St. Gabriel


Friday Night Live: 7 p.m., St. Gabriel Town Hall, 5054 Iberville St. Free Spirit Church will host the services. Call (225) 368-5339.



Family & Friends day: 2 p.m., Mount Wade Baptist Church, 21255 Reames Road. Annual Family and Friends Day Celebration. The Rev. Eric Shaffer, of God’s Grace Missionary Baptist Church, will deliver the message.

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