Fall Festival: 10 a.m., Saturday, Dularge Community Baptist Church, 549 Andrew St., Houma. The church will hold a festival open to the community. There are vendor opportunities with booths available at $50. Please contact a committee member if interested in purchasing a booth and to find out what's available to sell.
Musical celebration: 2 p.m., Sunday, Greater New Salem Baptist Church, 818 Lafayette St., Houma. The church will celebrate Nicholas "Nick" Ward's 14 years of dedicated service. Various choirs, soloists and praise dancers will be in attendance. All are welcome.
Homecoming: 2 p.m., Sunday, Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 4928 North Bayou Black Drive, Gibson. The Rev. James Allen Sr. is pastor. The church will celebrate its annual Homecoming. The special guest will be the Rev. Gilbert Barnes from Rock of Ages Missionary Baptist Church in Marrerro.
Pastor appreciation: 2 p.m., Sunday, St. Peter Baptist Church, 669 La. 55, Montegut. The Rev. James Joseph is pastor. The church will celebrate the pastor's 10th anniversary. The special guest will be the Rev. Herman Daniels from St. Peter Baptist Church and New Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.
First United Methodist Church of Thibodaux Pumpkin Patch: Oct. 13-28, First United Methodist Church, 1255 Canal Blvd., Thibodaux. The public is invited to the 22nd annual pumpkin patch, country store and playland. The hourse are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sundays. Playland is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 14 and 21. Storytime for pre-K through first grade is Monday through Friday. Information: 447-4287.
Prayer Breakfast: 9 a.m., Oct. 14, St. Paul Baptist Church, 118 B California St., Thibodaux. The Rev. Jerome Singleton Sr. is pastor. The church will host its annual prayer breakfast. The special guest will be Sister Sharon C. Singleton of St. Paul Baptist Church. All are welcome to attend
Bell Baptist free health screening: 9 a.m., Oct. 14, Bell Baptist Church, 2614 La. 1, Raceland. Ochsner St. Anne will perform screenings for diabetes, blood pressure, heart rate and body mass index. The hospital will also provide information on smoking cessation and healthy eating. Free flu vaccines will be available. You must be at least 18 to participate. The screening will run 9 a.m. to noon.
Family Day and Homecoming: 11:30 a.m., Oct. 15, New Rising Sun Baptist Church, 230 St. Charles St., Houma. The church invites all to join in celebration of memories and new beginnings. Loved ones can return home to visit family and friends. The special guest speaker will be the Rev. Samuel Triplett from New Mount Zion Baptist Church in Larose.
Women's Day: 2 p.m., Oct. 15, Third Zion Baptist Church, 2649 La. 308, Raceland. The Rev. Howard Smith Jr. is pastor. The church will celebrate its annual Women's Day. The guest speaker is Sis. Melinda Turner from Holy Trinity Community Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, pastored by the Rev. Charles Harkless Sr. The public is invited.
Fall banquet: 7 p.m., Oct. 21. St. Luke The Evangelist Catholic Church, 300 E. 11th St., Thibodaux. The church will hold its annual fall banquet in the community center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. This year’s theme is taken from Ephesians 4:11-16, God’s design for growth. The parishioners are celebrating 32 years of re-establishment and 94 years of existence. There will be a silent auction and other entertainment. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door. Special pricing for reserved tables is available. Information: 446-0487.
Dreamers Against Bullying: 12-4 p.m., Oct. 21, City of Love Church, 1000 Plantation Road, Thibodaux. This is a free anti-bullying youth awareness event with information, vendors, food, entertainment, speakers, door prizes, activities for the kids and more. Information: 268-6669 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Church anniversary: 10 a.m., Oct. 22, Mount Zion Baptist Church, 168 Brocato Lane, Raceland. The church will celebrate its 47th anniversary. The special guest will be the Rev. Jerome Singleton from St Paul Baptist Church. All are invited.
Grace Lutheran Church Fall Festival: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 28, Grace Lutheran Church, 422 Valhi Blvd., Houma. The 18th annual Grace Lutheran Church Fall Festival will raise money for local charities, including the Bunkhouse Homeless Shelter, St. Vincent DePaul Community Pharmacy and Terrebonne Churches United Food Bank. Information: 879-1865.
Harvest Rally: 5 p.m., Oct 29, New Rising Sun Baptist Church, 230 St. Charles S., Houma. The church will celebrate Harvest Rally sponsored by the Soul Specials. A fall fellowship program with festive fruits and vegetables will be displayed. The special guest will be the Rev. David E. Rhodes Sr. from New Vision Christian Community Church in Raceland.
Harvest Festival: 6 p.m., Oct. 31, Beacon Light of Houma Baptist Church, 4325 West Park Ave., Gray. The church will host a night of games and various awareness campaigns to ensure the success of the next generation. It is the church's alternative to Halloween. There will be tons of candy giveaways and information available regarding the anti-smoking, anti-bullying and fire prevention campaigns.
Hope Fest: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 18, Hope Community Church, 437 Grand Caillou Road, Houma. The festival will feature live music, a 5K, blow-up games, local artists and crafts, pony rides, a cook-off, food from local restaurants and more. Proceeds from this family-friendly event will go toward Hope Extreme’s educational programs and Hope Restored for Life pregnancy crisis center. Information: 873-3145 or facebook.com/hopeextreme.