Baton Rouge area religion bulletins for week of Dec. 2

Tuesday, 05 December 2017, 06:23:27 AM. Deadline for religion bulletins is noon Monday. Email religion@theadvocate.com.

Deadline for religion bulletins is noon Monday. Email religion@theadvocate.com.

Baker

Sunday, Dec. 10

African Children's Choir: 6:30 p.m., Baker Municipal Auditorium, 3325 Groom Road. Hosted by His Grace and Christ Church, the choir will perform African songs and dances. Admission is free; donations will be taken. The choir is a nonprofit humanitarian and relief organization dedicated to helping Africa's most vulnerable children.

Until Dec. 14

Toy Donations: Miracle Place Church, 2080 Main St. As a part of its Christmas Wishes campaign, the church is collecting toys for distribution to those in need. For more information, call Treasure Henderson at (225) 247-3532.

Baton Rouge

Saturday, Dec. 2

Christmas Fellowship: 2 p.m., Greater King David Baptist Church, 222 Blount Road. The Christmas gathering of the Fourth District Ushers' Ministry.

Concert: 7 p.m., Stevendale Baptist Church, 16545 Old Hammond Highway. The legendary Dixie Echoes Quartet will perform. The night also will include comedy and other music. Free. A love offering will be taken.(225) 436-9366.

Sunday, Dec. 3

Service: 7:30 a.m., Greater King David Baptist Church, 7305 Harry Drive. (225) 927-4035.

Sunday School & New Members' Class: 9:30 a.m., Promised Land Baptist Church, 7234 Plank Road. Service at 11 a.m. (225) 358-7772.

Sunday School: 9:45 a.m., Greater King David Baptist Church, 222 Blount Road. Men's Day Service at 11 a.m. (225) 775-2343. 

Service: 10 a.m., The Church of Scientology Mission of Baton Rouge, 9716 Airline Highway. (225) 928-7804. 

Youth Sunday Worship Service: 10:30 a.m., Highest Praise Family Worship Center, 1965 Highland Road. (225) 733-4648.

Senior Citizens Worship and Dinner: 10:45 a.m., Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 1414 Sora St. Honoring eight women, all over the age of 90. Sponsored by the ABW Sisterhood Ministry. (225) 775-7372.

Service: 11 a.m., Campus of Camelot College, 2618 Wooddale Blvd. Join Power in the Word World Ministries with Ronnie L. Williams, pastor. pwwm.org.

Men's & Women's Day: 11 a.m., McKowen Missionary Baptist Church, 1255 Louise St. Pastor Brandon Collins and New Gideon Baptist Church will be guests.

Anniversary: 2 p.m., New St. John Baptist Church, 1455 S. St. The church will celebrate the seventh anniversary of Marques A. Braggs, pastor. The Rev. Leo D. Cyrus, pastor of the Second Baptist Church and the New Hope Baptist Church, will speak. (225) 383-5280.

La Posada, The Journey of the Wise Men: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Cypress Springs Mercedarian Prayer Center, 17560 George O'Neal Road. Hear about the journey of the Wise Men and why they brought gifts. Then follow the shepherd in search of the Holy Family. There will be a petting zoo and pony rides. cypressspringsprayercenter.org.

Service: 4 p.m., Neely United Methodist Church, 1755 Thomas Delpit Drive. If you need a ride, call (225) 772-5445.

Performance: 7 p.m., St. James Episcopal Church, 205 N. Fourth St. Hear Joseph's version of the Christmas story in a special presentation written and performed by John Maxwell. A catered spaghetti dinner will be served at 6 p.m. in Bishops Hall. Children and younger teens will create Advent wreaths and enjoy other activities during the performance. Cost is $10; free for children. Reservations are required at stjamesbr.org/maxwell2017 or at the church office during business hours. (225) 387-5141.

Wednesday, Dec. 6

Bible Study: Noon, Greater King David Baptist Church, 7305 Harry Drive. (225) 927-4035.

Bible Study: 6:30 p.m., Greater King David Baptist Church, 222 Blount Road. (225) 775-2343.

Midweek Service: 7 p.m., Promised Land Baptist Church, 7234 Plank Road. Bible study and children's church. (225) 358-7772.

Bible Study: 7 p.m., Campus of Camelot College, 2618 Wooddale Blvd. Join Power in the Word World Ministries with Ronnie L. Williams, pastor. pwwm.org.

Thursday, Dec. 7

Bible Study: 6:30 p.m., Highest Praise Family Worship Center, 1965 Highland Road. (225) 733-4648.

Performance: 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary, 763 North Blvd. The church will present Handel's "Messiah." Local orchestra members, LSU students and the Chancel Choir are collaborating on the production. Admission is free. fpcbr.org, (225) 387-0617.

Friday, Dec. 8

Christmas Gala: 7 p.m., Women's Club, 259 East Blvd. The Greater Sixty Aid Baptist Church's annual Christmas Gala. Tickets are $30. Call (225) 766-5773. Deadline for tickets is Nov. 30. Attire is dressy. Lots of prizes will be given away, including a $200 gift certificate toward a three-course dinner for six served in your home. There will be praise and worship, food and live musical entertainment.

Saturday, Dec. 9

Prayer Breakfast: 9 a.m., The Unity Center, 910 N. Acadian Thruway. The Louisiana Area Women in Ministry will host the prayer breakfast with a message of "It Takes a Village." Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome will speak. Residents of the Eden Park area are extended a special invitation. Donation: $25. For more information, contact Dr. Mary Moss at (225) 772-0307.

Light Up The Night Christmas Gala: 7 p.m., Lod Cook Alumni Center, 3838 W. Lakeshore Drive. United Christian Faith Ministries' event includes fine dining, live music, games, prizes and a silent auction. Formal attire. Mix & Mingle hour starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $60. Visit ucfministries.org for tickets. (225) 927-1161, church office; (225) 927-7059, events office.

Sunday, Dec. 10

African Children's Choir: 9 a.m., Florida Boulevard Baptist Church, 10915 Florida Blvd. The choir will perform African songs and dances. Admission is free; donations will be taken. The choir is a nonprofit humanitarian and relief organization dedicated to helping Africa's most vulnerable children.

Carol Dancing: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Unity of Baton Rouge, 15255 Jefferson Highway. Youngsters and adults are invited to participate in song and dance, learning the simple steps at the event. Refreshments will be provided. Free, but love offerings will be accepted. All ability levels welcome. The dance space is wheelchair accessible. (225) 362-2511 or (225) 755-3043.

Monday, Dec. 13

Woman's Auxiliary Meeting: 3 p.m., Greater New Guide Baptist Church, 3445 Fairfields Ave. The East Baton Rouge Parish Woman's Auxiliary Annual Christmas Fellowship Meeting will be held. All are asked to bring a love offering of $5 for mission outreach.

Dec. 14-16

The Gift of Christmas Production: 7 p.m. nightly, The Church International, 2037 Quail Drive. The production includes high-tech effects, along with a cast and choir, a live nativity and more. Virtual scenery is used to bring the Christmas story to life. Free. (225)769-6760.

Sunday, Dec. 17

Recognition Ceremony: 3 p.m., Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 185 Eddie Robinson Drive. Southeast Regional Biblical Institute will hold its fourth Recognition Ceremony Program, where 16 people will receive their diploma in Biblical Studies from Samford University Ministry Training Institute in Birmingham, Alabama. The Rev. Dr. DeeDee Coleman, pastor of the Russell Street Baptist Church of Detroit, Michigan and president of the Council of Baptist Pastors of Detroit and Vicinity, will speak. Dr. Kevin Blackwell, director of the Ministry Training Institute, will confer the diplomas, and music will be provided by Clarence Jones and Heritage.

Clinton

Wednesday, Dec. 6

Bible Study: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 6148 Gilead Road. Every Wednesday. (225) 683-5070.

Denham Springs

Saturday, Dec. 2

Community Nativity Celebration: Noon to 6 p.m., The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 25367 Riverton Drive. The community is invited to celebrate the birth of Jesus through nativity displays and musical performances from community organizations, individuals of other faith, local school choirs and more. Visit facebook.com/DSLouisiana for more information. 

Livingston

Friday, Dec. 24

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service: 11 p.m., Unity Prayer Center, 28145 Frost Road. (225) 686-1519.

Plaquemine

Sundays

Church Musician Sought: 9:45 a.m., St. Peter Baptist Church, 58116 Court St. (225) 687-6618 or (225) 938-2474.

Sunday, Dec. 10

Concert: 4 p.m., St. Peter Baptist Church, 58116 Court St. The Annual "Sounds of Christmas" concert by the Iberville Parish Choir. Choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, at the church. For more information, (225) 687-6618 or (225) 938-2474.

Slaughter

Sunday, Dec. 3

Pastor's Anniversary: 2 p.m., The New Hope Baptist Church, 1405 La. 409. The church will celebrate the Rev. James M. Turner's 11th anniversary. The Rev. Joseph Quincy and the congregation of New Galilee Baptist Church will be special guests.

Tickfaw

Friday, Dec. 31

Christmas Concert: 6:30 p.m., Good Fellowship Church/Mike Vaughn Ministries, 13101 La. 442 West. Mike Vaughn and Glynn Fendalason host a Southern Gospel Christmas Fest with artists Randy and Sherri Miller, of Nashville. Free concert; a love offering will be taken. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and singing starts at 6:30 p.m. Concession stand available with plate lunches. For more information, call (985) 974-0507, or visit mvmgoodnews.com.

Zachary

Sunday, Dec. 3

Service: 8 a.m., Oak Grove Christian Center, 8755 Port Hudson-Pride Road. (225) 654-7392.

Service: 9 a.m., Open Door Fellowship Life Center, 4415 Ave A. (225) 654-1000.

Wednesday, Dec. 6

Bible Study: 6:30 p.m., Oak Grove Christian Center, 8755 Port Hudson-Pride Road. (225) 654-7392.

Centreville, Miss.

Saturday, Dec. 2

Concert: 5 p.m., Nathaniel Baptist Church, Miss. 33 South. The church's Musical Extravaganza will include the William Sisters, of Baton Rouge, as special guests. All choirs, soloists, groups, instruments and praise teams are welcome to participate. (601) 645-0321.

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