Faith notes: Free five-day youth camp offered

The T’Ofori-Atta Heritage Camp, a free five-day camp for children4-12, will be held 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at Faith A.M.E. Zion Church, 38 Hamilton E. Holmes Drive, Atlanta. The camp will focus on Christian education, heritage appreciation and personal development. For information, go to

Author Catherine Guess and missionaries Marilyn and Joseph Chan will be the guest speakers at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 1660 North Decatur Road, Atlanta. Guess’s latest book, “Because He Lives,” is the story of the Chans, their survival under the deadly regime of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge, and their missionary work in Cambodia. For more information, call the church office at 404-634-3936.

Volunteer retired professors and local experts will teach courses for the mind, body and spirit during “lunch and learn” educational classes for adults 55 and older. The program runs from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays from July 15-Aug. 19 at the Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Road, Atlanta. Cost is $48 for the six-week session or $8 per class. Lunch is $7.

Artwork created at the Friendship Center at the Church of the Holy Comforter in Atlanta will be on display at the Church of the Atonement, 4945 Highpoint Road, N.E., Atlanta, through Aug. 12, with a reception for the artists at 11:15 a.m. on July 25. Through the Friendship Center, Holy Comforter offers day programs for persons with mental illness or other disabilities.

The national Harvard-based Pluralism Project is now accepting entries for a photography and video contest. Entries can feature religious practices and rituals, religious centers (including festivals and center openings), participation of religious groups in American civic life, interfaith encounters or social action. One photographer and one videographer will be selected as grand prize winners. Deadline for entries is 5 p.m. on Aug. 1.

The Shambhala Mediation Center of Atlanta is offering a “learn to mediate” course on July 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $50. The center, at 1147 Church Street in Decatur, also offers free meditation instruction and introductory talks on Tuesdays and Sundays, as well as a core curriculum. www.atlanta.shambhala.