BATON ROUGE – Istrouma Baptist Women’s Ministry is to host its 2nd annual ChristmasFest and craft fair 6 – 10 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13. Kim Wier and Pam McCune, national Christian speakers from James Dobson’s “Focus on the Family” radio show are to be the featured speakers. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased online at www.istrouma.org or by calling 225.925.5406, ext. 124. Matt Surber is pastor.
BATON ROUGE – RAs of Jefferson Baptist collected non-perishable food items for the Southeast Ministries Food Pantry which assists in feeding thousands of people a month in the area. The GAs of the church hosted a walk-a-thon and accepted pledges for the World Hunger Offering during October. A Girls Night Out and Boys Night Out is set for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9-10. Guest speakers are to lead the devotional times in the host homes. T. C. French Jr. is pastor.
HORNBECK – The 19th Annual Community Thanksgiving service is set for 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18 at First Baptist. Neighboring churches in the community are to participate. Tracy Bryan, Jr. is pastor.
RUSTON – Calvary Baptist is to host a community-wide Thanksgiving lunch at the Ruston Civic Center Thursday, Nov. 22. Celebrate Recovery meets at Calvary Baptist at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday. Bill Reid is pastor.
FRIERSON – The annual community-wide Fall Fest Carnival is set for 3 – 5 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10 at Frierson Baptist. “Stomp,” a Christian band from Broadmoor Baptist, Shreveport is to perform. Lynn Mitchell is pastor.
WEST MONROE – The Edgewood Baptist Secret Sisters cookbook “Feeding the Flock” has gone to press and is to be ready for purchase in time for Christmas giving. It is advertised as having “249 recipes in eight categories to tempt the palate.” The cost is $8.00.
OAK GROVE – First Baptist’s Harvest Day is set for 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11. A goal of $25,000 is set for the auditorium renovation. Jay Morgan is to be the speaker. An afternoon music program is planned with music by the Donohue Family. Carl Gulde is pastor.
MORGAN CITY – First Baptist’s Operation Christmas Child Packing Parties are to be Tuesday, Nov. 6 and Thursday, Nov. 8. David Willoughby is pastor.
HAYNESVILLE – Operation Christmas Child boxes are due Sunday, Nov. 11 at First Baptist. Shelby Cowling is pastor.
VIDALIA – Twin Lakes Conference Center, Jackson, Miss. is the site for First Baptist’s Youth Winter Retreat, Nov. 19-21. Brian Lee is associate pastor of youth and recreation; Dan Glenn is pastor.
ALEXANDRIA – An All Praise and Thanksgiving interdenominational prayer service marking Alexandria’s Bicentennial anniversary is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at Bolton High School. An historical narrative overview of the city’s religious history, along with prayers and blessings are to be offered by area pastors. Music is to be by the Rapides Symphony Orchestra and Interdenominational City Choir. For information, call 318.449.5225.
HAUGHTON – The annual First Baptist singles Lake Claiborne trip is set for Nov. 9 – 1l. Cost is $30. Gevan Spinney is pastor.
ZACHARY – A Prime Timers fellowship and time of honoring veterans is set for 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 at First Baptist. Pat Barber, who has compiled several volumes of World War II veterans’ stories, is to be the guest speaker. Reggie Bridges is pastor.
WALKER – Two congregations were received into the fellowship of Eastern Louisiana Baptist Association. New Beginnings Baptist was received under a one-year watchcare provision and Maurepas Baptist received from the LaTangi Baptist Association during the recent Eastern Louisiana Baptist annual association meeting. Billy Carpenter is pastor of New Beginnings Baptist and Glynn Reine, Sr. is pastor of Maurepas Baptist. David E. Brown is director of missions.
PORT VINCENT – The 6th annual women’s conference, “Restore the Joy 2007,” of River of Life Worship Center is set for 6:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, and 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. Conference speakers are Jenny Rogers, Laura Hampton, Ladon Hinson and Lollie Ready. The cost is $20. Bobby Ready is pastor.
WINNFIELD – The senior adult Thanksgiving luncheon of First Baptist is set for 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15. Jerold McBride is interim pastor.
BAKER – First Baptist is sponsoring a Branson Christmas Tour set for Monday through Friday, Nov. 26-30.
MINDEN – The senior adult Touching Minden With Love visitation of First Baptist is set for 3 – 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 13, 27 and Dec. 4 and 11. The church also sponsors senior adult computer classes. Bill Crider is senior adult minister and Wayne DuBose is pastor.
SLIDELL – Grace Baptist’s Thanksgiving dinner and family service is set for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14. Bob Heustess is pastor.
MINDEN – First Baptist announces that the Vietnam Wall Exhibit opening ceremony is set for 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, and closing ceremony at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12. A Patriotic School Program is set at 9 a.m., Friday, Nov. 9 at the Minden Civic Center with the public invited. A special Veteran’s Day Lunch is to be served at the civic center on Sunday, Nov. 11. Tickets are needed for the event and are $8. Veterans are guests.
SHREVEPORT – Guest speaker for the 39er’s Luncheon at Trinity Baptist is to be Henry Miller of the Rescue Mission and choir. The covered dish lunch is set for 11:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12. The deadline for Operation Christmas Child “Shoebox” project is Monday, Nov. 12, and a Thanksgiving dinner is set for Wednesday, Nov. 14.
BATON ROUGE – The Louisianians of Louisiana College are to present a mini concert during the morning worship service at Jefferson Baptist, Sunday, Nov. 11. The student choir director is Andrew Hunter. Alan Shoumaker is minister of music. T. C. French, Jr. is senior pastor.
BATON ROUGE – A Baptist Collegiate Ministries dinner on the grounds fundraiser is set for Sunday, Nov. 11 at Jefferson Baptist. Jambalaya box dinners are to be sold at a cost of $6 for adults and $4 for children to raise money for summer mission trips and projects.
WEST MONROE –Jonathan Martin of The Martin’s is to be in concert at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18 at Fair Park Baptist. A love offering is to be taken. Waymond Warren is pastor.
JONESVILLE – A special Veterans’ Day program and video presentation featuring a number of area veterans is set for First Baptist, Sunday, Nov. 11. Congressman Rodney Alexander is to present flags to families of local men who died in the Vietnam War. Marshall Douglas is pastor.
LONGVILLE – First Baptist is hosting a community Thanksgiving Feast at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18. Stuart Graves is pastor.
MINDEN – Dads and Lads is set for 5 – 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at First Baptist. Fun for “just the guys” followed by the movie “Facing the Giants,” is advertised. Cost is $3 and registration is needed. Wayne DuBose is pastor.
PINEVILLE – The senior art show of Jonathan Pharis is in progress at the Weathersby Fine Arts Building at Louisiana College 9 – 4 p.m. through Friday, Nov. 9.
FLORIEN – Pisgah Baptist’s annual community Thanksgiving dinner is set for Sunday, Nov. 18 following the morning worship service. Jimmy Clark is pastor.
ST. FRANCISVILLE – First Baptist’s monthly senior adult luncheon is set for 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 12. Joe Ratcliff is pastor.
WEST MONROE – Ridge Avenue Baptist’s annual church family gathering for a Thanksgiving dinner is set for Tuesday, Nov. 20. David Brown is pastor.
TIOGA – Tioga Baptist’s Veterans Day visual presentation is set for the morning worship service, Sunday, Nov. 11 to honor past and present members and their families who have served, or are currently serving, in the military. David Cranford is pastor.
WINNSBORO – First Baptist’s Turkey Bowl, 2007 between Youthquake and Wisner FBC is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. A chili cook-off is planned for halftime. Harry Boyd Jr. is pastor.
BATON ROUGE – Authors Jim Beach and Demaree Inglese are to be the guest speakers at the senior adult luncheon of First Baptist at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13. The authors of “No Ordinary Hero” are to speak on their experiences from Hurricane Katrina. Burn Page is pastor.
LEESVILLE – East Leesville Baptist is to host a business lunch at 12 noon Tuesday, Nov. 13. Gil Arthur is pastor.
HODGE – The Veteran’s Day service of Hodge Baptist is set for 10:45 a.m., Sunday Nov. 11. Norris Curry is pastor.
DERIDDER – A Thanksgiving Feast is set for Sunday, Nov. 18 following the morning worship service at New Life Baptist. Lynn Clayton is pastor.
DEVILLE – The Junior Kid’s Church of Philadelphia Baptist is collecting calculators and school supplies as a service project for the Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home. Andrew and Tracy Orr are children’s directors. Philip Robertson is pastor.
ALEXANDRIA – A Cajun buffet at Portabella’s restaurant at Calvary Baptist is set for Sunday, Nov. 18. David Brooks is pastor.
JONESBORO – A gumbo dinner fundraiser is set for Sunday, Nov. 11. Cost is $6. The fundraiser is to benefit youth attending the 2008 Student Life Missions Camp at Stephen F. Austin University. A churchwide Thanksgiving supper is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20. Randy Lee is pastor.
ALEXANDRIA – Senior adults are to make Christmas crafts for shut-ins, Monday, Nov. 19 at Baptist Temple. Lunch is to be served. A mystery trip is set for 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17. Kelly Boggs is interim pastor.
DEQUINCY – First Baptist’s annual churchwide Thanksgiving meal is set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14. Children’s Day Camp at Sam Houston Jones State Park is set for 9:15 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 10 and youth of the church are to take a holiday road trip to Lafayette at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21.
SHREVEPORT – The Northwest Baptist Association lists fellowship trips to Israel, Alaska and New England for 2008. Call 318.686.5736 to be added to the list. Eddie DeHondt is director of missions.
SHREVEPORT – A Thanksgiving dinner and praise service is set for 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov.18 at Elm Grove Baptist. A senior adult brunch is set for 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 at the home of Margie Elston and Nancy Dorbandt. Brent Shoalmire is pastor.
WEST MONROE – Edgewood Baptist’s Thanksgiving dinner is set for 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14. No charge. Rusty Grant is pastor.