Premium, fresh cut, Frasier fir Christmas trees (2 to 12 feet), wreaths and fresh garland arrive this week at First UU Church located at 5212 Claiborne Ave. (at Jefferson). All proceeds go to support First UU Church and its various social justice and community service programs.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church will host the Bayou Bell Choir from Lake Charles on Saturday afternoon, playing over 18 selections of songs from favorite films and Broadway stages. The free hour program will be followed by a brief question and answer period and reception with refreshments.
The terrorists who call themselves the “Islamic State” are abusing the name of a religion that teaches peace and tolerance, creating a cycle of misunderstanding and fear that only feeds the violence, Muslim leaders and federal law enforcement officials said in a forum Tuesday night at Loyola University.
The Jewish Community Center will celebrate Purim with its 47th annual Adloyadah. The carnival takes place on Sunday, March 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at their Uptown facility, located at 5342 St. Charles Ave. The free and open event will offer music, food, games, and activities for all ages.
Congregation Temple Sinai will present tenor Bryan Hymel in concert on Sunday, March 13, at 6 p.m. The concert, “Love Infinite”, will benefit the Rabbi Emeritus Chair of Temple Sinai,Rabbi Edward Paul Cohn, and the Cantor Colman Concert fund of New Orleans.
St. Charles Ave. Baptist Church will host its 22nd Annual Jazz Service this Sunday, Feb. 7. The service, led by Dr. Michael White and the Original Liberty Jazz Band, begins at 9 a.m. at the church, located at 7100 St. Charles Ave. The worship service is free and open to all, and a king cake reception will follow.
The #STOPPOVERTY Summit is an event that honors Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by highlighting his work in organizing the Poor Peoples Campaign. The event will take place at Sixth Baptist Church, located at 928 Felicity Street, from 9 a.m. to noon this Saturday, Jan. 16, and it will include guest speakers, interactive dialogue, and information on successful strategies in the reduction of poverty.
The Mount Zion Lutheran Church is hosting a living nativity scene of Jesus Christ this Saturday, December 19. The event will feature caroling and is free and open to the public.
Trinity Episcopal Church will host the third annual Christmas concert for local sax player and bandleader Calvin Johnson, this Sunday, December 20. The Christmas concert titled “Calvin Johnson with Strings Winter Wonder Jam: a Benefit for New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity” is free and will feature special guests Glen David Andrews and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band.
The St. Alphonsus Catholic Church will host an Irish Christmas party presented by the Irish Network New Orleans (IN-NOLA) this Saturday, December 12. The event is free for IN-NOLA members and children, and members may bring guests for $10 per guest.
St. Paul’s United Church of Christ will host a free Christmas concert this Saturday, Dec. 12, featuring performances by The Shades of Praise Gospel Choir, pianist Mark Coleman, and guitarist Todd Duke. The concert will be free and open to the public.
First Presbyterian Church of New Orleans will be hosting its inaugural Rummage Fest this Saturday, featuring all sort of merchandise for sale, as well as live piano music and a bake sale.
After years of trying to find a new purpose for the flooded Our Lady of Lourdes church on Napoleon Avenue, the Archdiocese of New Orleans has decided to place the majestic building up for sale to a buyer that can be a good neighbor to the Catholic school next door.
Loyola University will host a free screening today of The Francis Effect, a documentary about Pope Francis, followed by a panel discussion with Catholic scholars.
On Thursday, churches across the greater New Orleans area celebrated St. Joseph’s Day. A celebration originated in New Orleans’ Sicilian community, the day pays homage to St. Joseph who, according to legend, saved Sicily from famine during the Middle Ages. St. Stephen’s church on Napoleon avenue had an elaborate altar while also serving free food outside the church.
The Jewish Community Center will present a series of three free documentary screenings this month, starting with showing Wednesday evening of “Little White Lie,” a Jewish woman who unexpectedly discovers her African-American heritage.