Faith calendar

Seed and plant sale: The Seedtime and Harvest Greenhouse and Gardens will hold its first plant sale of the season with organic fall vegetables and herbs including arugula, kale, collards, cilantro, parsley, oregano, lemon balm and more. A large selection of perennials, baked goods and bottles of hot pepper sauce will also be available for purchase. Free and open to all. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 15. Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, 737 Woodland Ave. SE, Atlanta. 404-627-6510,

Special service: A Kirkin’ of the Tartans service, also known as blessing of the families, will feature two bagpipers, plaid banners and kilt wearers. The event will be part of a month-long celebration called A Global Faith for the Local Community and will welcome people of all heritages. Free and open to all. 11 a.m. Sept. 16. Rock Spring Presbyterian Church, 1824 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-875-7483,

Movie screening: As part of a month-long 47th anniversary celebration, “Come Sunday,” a film about Carlton Pearson, a two-time Stellar Award-winning gospel vocalist who questioned the established church doctrine and faced rebuke, will be shown. Chiwetel Ejiofor, star of “12 Years a Slave,” plays Pearson in the movie. Free and open to all. 3 p.m. Sept. 22. Hillside International Truth Center Inc., 2450 Cascade Road SW, Atlanta. 404-758-6811,

Men’s Bible study: This fall, adults will explore a number of topics and themes including Thinking About Religion and Violence, Scientists who are Christian and Contemplative Art During Advent and more. Senior Pastor Rev. Richard Hill will lead the men’s Bible study as well. Wednesdays at 7 a.m. beginning Sept. 26. Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2461 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta. 404-237-0363,

Pet blessing: The annual Blessing of the Animals in observance of the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi will include blessing cats, dogs and even stuffed animals (for non-pet owners). Free and open to all. 3 p.m. Oct. 6. Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church, 805 Mount Vernon Highway, Atlanta. 404-255-4023,

Pride Eucharist: Integrity Atlanta will host its 30th annual Pride Eucharist with special preacher the Rev. Horace Griffin, associate priest at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Atlanta. The celebrant for the service will be the Rev. Kimberly S. Jackson, associate rector, All Saints’ Episcopal Church. Trey Clegg and the Trey Clegg Singers to lead the music. Free and open to all. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11. All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 634 W. Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta. 404-881-0835,

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