Choral performance: Gabriel Faure’s “Requiem” will be performed by the 100-voice chorus Summer Singers of Atlanta and orchestra from 3-4:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at St. Johns United Methodist Church. Tickets, which are $5-$50, are available at www.eventbrite.com by typing “Faure Requiem” and “Atlanta” in the search boxes. Information: 550 Mount Paran Road N.W., Atlanta. 404-255-1384, www.stjohnatlanta.org.
Opening exhibit: A new exhibit called “Collective Visions … Artists Who Teach” will showcase the work of faculty members at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on weekdays from Aug. 15 through Sept. 29. The exhibit is located in the Ventulett Gallery inside Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church. Additionally, a reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 18. Both the exhibit and the reception are free and open to the public. Information: 805 Mount Vernon Highway N.W., Atlanta. 404-255-4023, www.holyinnocents.org.
Community discussion: A community discussion called “Black Lives Matter” will take place from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 3 at the Shambhala Meditation Center. The Rev. Brady Radford, associate pastor at Oakhurst Presbyterian Church in Decatur, will lead the discussion. Free and open to all. Information: 1447 Church St., Decatur. 404-370-9650, www.atlanta.shambhala.org.
Church celebration: Pope Francis will formally recognize the canonization of Mother Teresa into the official status of saint at St. Peter’s in Vatican City. To celebrate, a special Mass and reception will begin at 6 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Open to all. Information: 353 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-522-6800, www.sacredheartatlanta.org.
Book signing: During Prologue to the Book Festival, retired college football coach Steve Spurrier, a Heisman Trophy winner and author of “Head Ball Coach,” will sign books beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta. The event is free and open to the public, but Spurrier will only sign books bought at the event from A Cappella Books. Information: 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody. 678-812-4002, www.atlantajcc.org.
Of note: Rabbi Joseph Prass recently accepted the position of new rabbi at Congregation Ner Tamid. Prass is the Holocaust educator at the Breman Jewish Heritage Museum and will maintain his position at the museum while serving as Congregation Ner Tamid’s rabbi.