BATON ROUGE – First Baptist plans a Car Clinic ministry from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 3. On Sunday, Feb. 4, the church’s children and students holding soup pots will be stationed at worship center exits to take up a $1/person offering for Souper Bowl of Caring. The offering is designated this year for the Christian Outreach Center. Jan. 14 attendance: 324.
Burn Page is pastor.
WEST MONROE – The Reaching Across Drama Ministry at Fair Park Baptist is to present “Don’t Touch That Dial!” At 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16-17 in the Reception Hall. Tickets: $10/person. Child care for babies and preschoolers. Special program for children 5th grade and under for $5/child, including meal. Jan. 14 attendance: 291.
LAKE CHARLES – Despite being without a pastor, 365 people attended Sale Street Baptist on Jan. 7.
JENA – First Baptist is involved in a study of Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby. A special event – Bald Barker and Nanna White – is set for Wednesday evening, Feb. 14 in the church’s family life center. Seven games of Upward Basketball are played at the church each week, three Thursday evenings and four Saturday days. Dominick DiCarlo Jr. is pastor.
OAKDALE – First Baptist has adopted North Shore Church in Slidell. Women and girls at First Baptist are gathering Campbell’s Soup labels to purchase a van for George and Polly Marshall, missionaries who live in Mission, Texas, and minister in Mexico. Stephen Laughlin is pastor.
KENTWOOD – On Sunday, Jan. 7, 216 people attended morning worship at First Baptist. The church plans to show the new film Facing the Giants at 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28 as a community outreach.Joey Miller is pastor.
ALEXANDRIA – Park-view Baptist plans a Super Bowl outreach for Sunday, Feb. 4. The game is to be shown on a giant screen tv; members are asked to bring friends, neighbors, coworkers and ‘tailgate food.’ An evangelistic halftime video is to be shown that features Seattle Seahawks teammates Shaun Alexander and Matt Hasselbeck. Sunday School attendance on Jan. 14: 145 plus 30 at nursing homes.David Shaw is pastor.
MANY – First Baptist is one of about 100 churches set to start EKG – Louisiana. Sunday school attendance Jan. 14: 119, plus 27 in a nursing home class; Sunday morning worship Jan. 14: 127. Steve Kelly is pastor.
HORNBECK – First Baptist has started two martial arts classes; one for grades 1-7; one for grades 8-adult. Pastor Tracy Bryan Jr. is leading the class.
ST. FRANCISVILLE – Ushers and information guides are being trained to accommodate visitors to First Baptist’s new worship center. On Sunday, Jan. 14, 275 people attended morning worship; 194, Sunday school. Joe Ratcliff is pastor.
SHREVEPORT – Pine-croft Baptist has raised more than $22,000 toward its $40,000 goal for a new organ, and as of Jan. 14, nearly $7,500 for the Lottie Moon Offering for International Missions. Sunday school attendance Jan. 14 was 146. Marty Wright is pastor.