Faith notes: Earth Day, health screening, spring concert

Earth Day celebrations and Creation Care sermons are occurring throughout metro Atlanta in observance of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, with many beginning Sunday, April 18. Go to Georgia Interfaith Power and Light at for information.

Atlanta philanthropist and writer Kevin Salwen, author of the memoir, “The Power of Half,” will speak at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Decatur, at 7 p.m. Thursday. The recently published book chronicles the Salwen’s family’s experience of selling their home and donating half the proceeds to charity. A question-and-answer session will follow.

The 65-voice Sugar Hill LDS Choir of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be joined by the Gwinnett Community Band for their fifth annual two-day concert “An American Tapestry,” at 7 p.m. April 24 and 25. It will be held at the LDS Sugar Hill Stake Center at 4833 Suwanee Dam Road, Sugar Hill. The event is free.Visit the Gwinnett Community Band’s Web site at

Concerned Dads will sponsor an event to promote the health of fathers and families, from 1 to 4 p.m.April 24 at Covenant Ministries Church, 675 Dill Ave., Atlanta. There will be free health screenings and activities for children. For information, contact the Rev. Siegfried White at 404-322-7393 or

Catholics from across the Atlanta Archdiocese will come together in an afternoon of reflection, education, inspiration and Mass as part of a Catholic Earth Day Celebration on April 25. The event is intended as an opportunity for people of faith to reflect on the Catholic call to care for creation every day. It will be from 2 to 6:30 p.m. at the Ignatius House, 6700 Riverside Drive N.W. For information and to register, contact Susan Sullivan at 404-885-7208.

Strength Through Faith Community Center will host “Bridging the Gap,” a spring concert, at 7 p.m. April 17 at the Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center, 3181 Rainbow Drive in Decatur. The concert features gospel saxophonist Raymond Boyce, jazz musician Tammy Allen and R& B recording artists Off Lemitz. Tickets are $20 at the box office and group discounts are available. All proceeds support the Strength Through Faith Community Center’s intergenerational programs. For information, go to or call 678-524-9693.