Faith Calendar


Feed the homeless: A dinner and special service for homeless people will be held at The Cathedral of St. Philip. The dinner will begin at 5 p.m.; service starts at 7 p.m. Nov. 1. No registration is required. To volunteer to serve homeless guests, sign up on the church’s website by Oct. 29. The Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road N.W., Atlanta. 404-365-1000, stphilipscathedral.org.

Public speaking: Author, priest and professor Lauren Winner will be the distinguished guest speaker for the 2017 Annual Women’s Forum, an event sponsored by Candler’s Women, Theology and Ministry program. Winner will speak on Cardigan Sweaters, Magnolia Trees and Brioche: Overlooked Biblical Metaphors for God. She is the daughter of a Jewish father and a Southern Baptist mother; she was raised Jewish, then converted to Christianity and was baptized into the Anglican Church as an adult. The event is free and open to all. Registration is required. 7 p.m. Nov. 2. Cannon Chapel at Emory University, 515 South Kilgo Circle N.E., Atlanta. 404-727-6325, candler.emory.edu.

Treasure mapping: Learn to unpack some of your life experiences using colors, images and words during a treasure mapping session taught by Westina Matthews, Ph.D., an adjunct professor, author, public speaker and spiritual director. Participation is $20. Email mayimuna@hotmail.com or kfboyd@yahoo.com to RSVP. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Nov. 4. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Atlanta, 306 Peyton Road S.W., Atlanta. 404-696-3620, stpaulsatl.org.

Art workshop: In a three-week art studio series, participants will explore doorways as holy spaces. Email ruthpattison1@gmail.com by Oct. 30 to reserve a space. The series is $45. 2-3 p.m. Nov. 5, 12 and 19. Highpoint Episcopal Community Church, 4945 High Point Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-252-3324, highpointepiscopalchurch.org.

Pet blessing: Bring your pet on a leash or confined in a cage for a special service and blessing of animals. The service will be held in the church’s parking and Red Bandanna Pet, the event’s sponsor, will provide treats for animals. 4 p.m. Nov. 12. Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2461 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-237-0363, covpresatlanta.org.

Community concert: As part of the fall concert series, an afternoon matinee program featuring arias, art songs and musical theater selections by Margaret McMurray (soprano) and Daniel Weisman (tenor) will be free and open to all. 3 p.m. Nov. 19. Northwest Presbyterian Church, 4300 Northside Drive N.W., Atlanta. 404-237-5539, nwpcatlanta.org.

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