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.
The Mercy Endeavors Senior Center is one step closer to moving out of the old St. Alphonsus convent and into a new home, after recently breaking ground on the new facility on Jackson Avenue.
With the Lenten season now upon us, Friday-evening fried-fish dinners will resume at the Blessed Pauline Center this week, parish officials said.