Religion Bulletins for May 17, 2014

Alexandria

May 30-31

women’s conference, Alive 2014: 6:30 p.m. May 30, 10 a.m. May 31, Impact Christian Center, 2403 Harris St. Women Who Worship Women’s Conference. Registration will cover breakfast and lunch on Saturday and a gift for all who give $10 or more in advance. Space is limited. eventbrite.com

Baker

Saturday & Sunday

Picnic & Church Anniversary: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. Sunday, Greater First Church-Baptist, 4669 Groom Road. 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. Saturday. 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.

Baton Rouge

Saturday

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. diobr.org.

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.

Everything Louisiana Fundraiser: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Francis Asbury United Methodist Church, 15447 Old Hammond Highway. The art show and fundraiser will feature oil paintings and more.

Basketball Tournament and Tailgating Cook-off: 10 a.m., S.E. Mackey Center, 6534 Ford St., a community fitness initiative of the Full Gospel UPC. The single-game elimination tournament will consist of 10 teams with a limit of 10 players. Fee is $15 per person and $150 per team. Each team is responsible for sponsoring their own tailgate for the cook-off. Teams must be checked in by 9 a.m. Tickets are $10. Call (225) 357-9696. mackeycenter.com.

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. starhillchurch.org.

Purity Ceremony: 11 a.m., Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church, 8742 Scenic Highway. The ceremony is presented by the Daughters of Naomi. Special guests will be alumni members Tiara Jett and Renita McKnight. Musical guests will be Minister Lisa Burden and Corey Hill. Call (225) 933-7475.

Sunday

Women’s Day: 7 a.m., Israelite Baptist Church, 1841 Thomas Delpit Drive. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Gloria Johnson, associate minister of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. Church pastor is the Rev. Donald R. Sterling.

Women’s Day: 8 a.m., First Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, 575 Education St. Guest speaker will be Minister Keysha Dominick Richard.

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

Pastor Appreciation: 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., Beechgrove Baptist Church, 9455 Elm Grove. The event will honor Elder Marshall and Elnora Hall for 36 years of service. The Rev. Emma Woods will speak in the morning and the Rev. John Bowman will speak in the evening.

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. newsalembatonrouge.org.

Everything Louisiana Fundraiser: Noon to 4 p.m., Francis Asbury United Methodist Church, 15447 Old Hammond Highway. The art show and fundraiser will feature oil paintings and more.

A Night Of Praise: 5 p.m., Greater Mount Canaan Baptist Church, 5820 Evangeline St. Services in honor of Sister Carolyn Gee. Guests will be the Lighthouse Gospel Singers, Minister Timothy Britton & Shabach Praise Ministry and The Sensational Veal Brothers. Call (225) 228-9784.

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. heartseaseflc.org.

Tuesday

Wellness program: Noon, New Hope Baptist Church, 5356 Greenwell Springs Road. A lunch and learn meeting led by a certified health coach. A light lunch will be provided. Admission is free, but registration is required. (225) 926-0246 or 225) 926-7927.

May 21 & May 25

25th Anniversary Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday and noon Sunday, May 25, First Emanuel Baptist Church, 1933 Woodale Drive. 25th anniversary services for the Rev. Charles J. Southall III. Wednesday’s speaker will be Pastor Donald Robinson, of Marine and Mount Moriah Ministries in New Orleans; Sunday’s speaker will be Pastor Gerald Vinnett, of Fifth African Baptist Church in St. Rose.

Thursday

Talking with Children about Adoption: 6 p.m., Healing Place Church, 19202 Highland Road. The session is one in a series of adoption-related seminars presented by Catholic Charities. Limited seating. Adults only.

Saturday, May 24

Clothing Drive: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mount Herman Baptist Church, 1293 N. 36th St. The Women’s Society will host the drive. Call (225) 346-0824.

Sunday, May 25

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

Saturday, May 31

Summer Camp Registration: 11 a.m., Ravens All Faith Church, 1913 North St. Registration for children ages 3 to 11. Camp hours will be Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Extended-day hours 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. are available at an additional fee. Breakfast, lunch and a snack will be provided. Cost is $25, nonrefundable and includes a shirt. Call (225) 448-3454.

Hammond

Friday, May 30

Crop Celebration: 9 a.m., Immanuel Baptist Church, 1503 Pecan St. A two-day paper-crafting event. There will be vendors, make-n-take demos, food, workshops, a swap table and contests with prizes.

Lafayette

Sunday, May 25

French Service: 10:30 a.m., St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 400 Camellia Blvd. The service will include prayer, hymns and anthems in French accompanied by various instruments, such as violins, violo, cello and more. Call (337) 984-3848.

Lakeland

Sunday, May 25

Pastor anniversary: 1 p.m., Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 12144 La. 416. Ten-year Anniversary Celebration for the Rev. Jeffery Jackson and first lady Minister Toni Jackson. Guest pastor will be the Rev. Alando G. O’Conner Sr., of New Freedom Missionary Baptist Church in Baton Rouge. Minister of music Arthur Gremillion and the church choir will perform. For more information, call (225) 205-0976 or (225) 588-7639.

PRAIRIEVILLE

May 26

vacation bible school: Deadline to register is May 26, River Community Church, 36367 Perkins Road. VBS, for children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade, 9-11:45 a.m. June 2-6. Children will be part of a tribe in Judea and experience first-hand stories from the Bible. Space is limited. Registration information at rivercommunity.org/news-events/ and in the church office. Contact Chris Shipley, (318) 416-3768 or Wacoshipley@hotmail.com.

Rosedale

Sunday

Pack-A-Pew Celebration: 3 p.m., Hartzell United Methodist Church, 15630 Live Oak St.

Slaughter

Sunday

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

St. Francisville

Sunday

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.

Houston

June 5-7

SUMMIT: Thursday-Saturday, June 5-7, International Fellowship of Faith Churches and Ministries Leadership Summit, Doubletree Hotel, 6 E. Greenway Plaza. Registration is $35. Contact Pastor Elizabeth Roberson, (225) 276-2229, for details and registration information. Baton Rouge speakers will include Apostle David Harewood and Prophetess Jackie Harewood, of Faith City International Ministries; Apostle Xavier Madison, of My Father’s House Church, and Pastor Robert Kendrick, of Greater St. John Christian Center. The event will also include other international speakers.