The New Year’s Eve burning bowl ceremony at Unity North Atlanta Church in Marietta is a chance to let go of what no longer serves a purpose in one’s life and to prepare for the new year. AJC FILE PHOTO

Atlanta faith calendar: New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day events

The following events will take place on New Year’s Eve, Saturday, Dec. 31, unless otherwise noted.

Ebenezer Baptist Church: The annual watch night services will be held at 7 and 10 p.m. The New Year’s Day service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 1 and will be the only Sunday service. Information: 101 Jackson St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-688-7300,

Empowerment Tabernacle Christian Church: Service will be held at 9:45 p.m. Information: 507 Industrial Drive, Woodstock. 770-928-7478,

New Birth Missionary Baptist Church: Services will be held at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. There will be one service at 10:45 a.m. Jan. 1. Information: 6400 Woodrow Road, Lithonia. 770-696-9600,

St. Thomas More Catholic Church: A vigil Mass will begin at 5:30 p.m. Services will also take place at 8 and 9:30 a.m. and noon Jan. 1. Information: 636 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur. 404-378-4588,

Word of Love Faith Center: Services will be held at 7 and 10 p.m. The first service of the new year will be held at 10 a.m. Jan. 1. Information: 2435 Ben Hill Road, Atlanta. 404-762-8286,

Unity North Atlanta: From 6:30-7:30 p.m., participate in a special annual service designed to release thoughts, feelings and energy that no longer serve a purpose in each person’s life. Following, people will identify and set intentions for the new year. Children will be welcomed to the service. Information: 4255 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta. 678-819-9100,

The following events will take place on New Year’s Day, Sunday, Jan. 1.

Lutheran Church of the Redeemer: One service featuring the jazz trio will held at 11 a.m. Information: 731 Peachtree St. N.E, Atlanta. 404-874-8664,

St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church: One service will take place at 10:30 a.m. Nursery and church school services will be unavailable. Information: 571 Holt Road, Marietta. 770-971-2839,

St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church: Services will take place at 8:30 and 11 a.m., but Sunday school and nursery services will be unavailable. Information: 13560 Cogburn Road, Alpharetta. 770-521-0207,

Cascade United Methodist Church: Service will be held at 10 a.m. Information: 3144 Cascade Road S.W., Atlanta. 404-691-5770,

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