Faith calendar

Pet blessing: Want to make sure your furry and feathered friends are in good spiritual hands? The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta invites animal lovers to Brook Run Dog Park, 4770 N. Peachtree Road in Dunwoody, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday for a blessing of the pets ceremony and program. There also will be memorial prayers and prayers for healing. Following the ceremony, pets will receive an individual blessing from one of the rabbis. There also will be pet adoptions available from several organizations and low-cost vet care.

Women's Day at East Point First Mallalieu: Marjorie L. Kimbrough, a retired Clark Atlanta University professor and author, will be the guest speaker during the Women's Day program at 11 a.m. Sunday at East Point First Mallalieu United Methodist Church, 2651 Church St. in East Point.

Film on St. Augustine: "Restless Heart: The Confessions of Augustine" will be viewed AMC Phipps Plaza 14 at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at door. Contact Larry Schauer at or 678-770-6400.The film tells the true of Augustine of Hippo – one of the Catholic Church's most beloved and well-known saints.

Career transition help: Help is available for Georgians seeking help navigate social media to look for jobs. Jeff Sheehan will discuss using LinkedIn for job hunting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Learning Center at St. Brendan the Navigator Church, 4633 Shiloh Road in Cumming. The event, hosted by the St. Brendan's Career Transition Ministry, is free and open to the public. For information and to register:

Homeless vets: Former U.S. Senator Max Cleland will speak about the plight facing homeless veterans at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, 3180 Peachtree Road N.E. The event, "Coming Home," is co-hosted by Trinity Community Ministries and Peachtree Road UMC and benefits Trinity Community Ministries and its programs.

Cleland will speak about his own experiences as a veteran and the importance of helping those veterans facing a different battle at home. The program will include a dinner in Fellowship Hall and a candlelight dedication to the Prayers for Peace Memorial. Doors open at 5 p.m. RSVP: Cost is $15 per seat and $120 for a table of eight.

Turkey at the crossroads: Phillip Dorroll, assistant professor of religion at Wofford College in South Carolina, will discuss current political and social tensions in Turkish society, including the role of religion in the public sphere. The free event will be held at 1 p.m. Oct. 22 at 100 Auburn Auditorium, 100 Auburn Ave., as part of Georgia State University's International Education Month celebration. To register: