- By Carolyn Desalu For the AJC
The following Ash Wednesday services will take place on Feb. 14.
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer: The imposition of ashes will be available at noon and 7 p.m. Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 731 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, 404-874-8664, redeemer.org.
Kairos Church: Service will feature music, message, prayer and the imposition of ashes. Noon-12:45 p.m. Kairos Church, 5855 Riverside Drive NW, Atlanta, 404-883-3640, kairosatlanta.org.
Covenant Presbyterian Church: Begin the Lenten with a casual supper followed by a solemn Ash Wednesday worship service. The cost for the Ash Wednesday soup and salad supper will be $3, and attendees must reserve their meals in advance by calling the church. Supper will begin at 6 p.m. and the service, 7 p.m. Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2461 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, 404-237-0363, covpresatlanta.org.
Guest preacher: John Ortberg, author of “I’d Like You More If You Were More Like Me,” will preach during all morning services; Aaron Keyes of 10,000 Fathers Worship School will be the guest worship leader at the last one. 8:45 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Feb. 11. Peachtree Presbyterian Church’s Kellett Chapel, 3434 Roswell Road, NW, Atlanta, 404-842-5800, peachtreechurch.org.
Jazz vespers: The Atlanta Jazz Chorus, under the direction of Dwight Andrews, will present a special jazz vespers featuring spiritually-inspired jazz works from Duke Ellington, Jon Hendricks and Bobby McFerrin. Free and open to all. 4 p.m. Feb. 11. Roswell Presbyterian Church, 755 Mimosa Blvd., Roswell, 770-993-6316, roswellpres.org.
Concert and dinner: Rabbi G. and Sherith Israel Congregation will host a family Shabbat concert followed by dinner. Free and open to all. 5:30-8 p.m. Feb. 16. Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, 678-812-4002, atlantajcc.org.
Anniversary celebration: Cosmopolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church will celebrate its 149th anniversary with guest preacher the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., pastor emeritus of Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago, Illinois. 3 p.m. Feb. 25. Cosmopolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church, 170 Vine St. NW, Atlanta, 404-525-0168.
Cultural concert: The concert, Sankofa: A Salute to the Music of Black Composers, will showcase artful songs and spiritual arrangements of opera singers from the Atlanta Opera Chorus and Capital City Opera as well as music educators. The event will be a celebration of voice and heritage with a reception to follow. The performance will be based on one guiding principle — sankofa, which is a Ghanaian Twi word that translates to “we have to go back to get something in order to go forward.” Free and open to all. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25. Highpoint Episcopal Community Church, 4945 High Point Road NE, Atlanta, 404-252-3324.
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