Atlanta faith calendar

Marriage equality celebration: In celebration of the Supreme Court marriage equality decision, the Atlanta Friends Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends will host a gathering from 5-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22. The event will include music, a potluck meal and time for audience reflection. Open to all and child care will be provided. Information: 404-377-2474 or 701 W. Howard Ave., Decatur.

Extracurricular activities: Registration for the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta’s (MJCCA) Homeschool Extras, an extracurricular activity program for home-schooled students ages 4-13, is now underway. Classes will run between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Mondays-Fridays beginning Aug. 24 for the 16-week fall semester. Classes will include swimming, cooking and art instruction. MJCCA membership is not required; classes are open to metro Atlanta families. Information: 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody.

Community fellowship: Camp Meeting, a free community event featuring food, music, praise and worship, will be held from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at Zion Baptist Church. Featured speakers include Zion’s own the Rev. Roy Prather and Minister Kiera Dandridge plus the Rev. DuJuan Morris of Paradise Baptist Church in Atlanta and the Rev. A.L. Zollicoffer of New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Marietta. Information: 165 Lemon St., Marietta.

Anniversary celebration: Mercy Community Church will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a worship service at 11:15 a.m. followed by a festival at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30. The festivities will include music, art, a bike that makes smoothies, and more. The event is free for all, but be sure to RSVP, which will ensure that there will be enough food for everyone. Information: 1026 Ponce de Leon Ave. N.E., Atlanta.

Food pantry: To assist children who have limited food resources on the weekends, volunteers at Buford First United Methodist Church will hand out lunches from noon-2 p.m. every Saturday via their Sack Kids Hunger program. The lunches are supplemented with fresh vegetables from the church’s Tree of Life Garden. The ministry also provides school supplies, books, clothing and other items for kids. Information: 285 E. Main St., Buford.

Of note: In an effort to remember, reflect and rejoice as a survivor of Hurricane Katrina, Turner Chapel AME will host a memorial at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 30. They are asking all religious and community organizations to wear black to represent lost lives and gold for the resiliency of the people of the Gulf Coast area. Information: 770-422-6791. 492 N. Marietta Parkway N.E., Marietta.

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