imageThe latest additions to our ever-expanding community calendar are 17 more gay-affirming religious congregations. Need a church, Shabbat or other religious service in metro Atlanta? Look no further.

Fun fact: There is a religious institution for approximately every 225 people in the entire metro Atlanta population. That amazing figure is the highest church-to-people ratio for a large city in the country, by the way. We are in the Deep South, after all.

Just try giving directions within Atlanta that don’t include, “It’s a major intersection, and there’s a red brick church with a giant white steeple.”

Churches are second only to restaurants in ratio to Atlanta’s population, but of course like eateries, finding one that suits you still isn’t easy. That goes double when looking for a congregation that is LGBT-led or affirming.

That’s where Project Q’s interactive community calendar comes in. Check our calendar on any given Sunday, and find a service that’s right for you. Jewish? Click any Friday on the calendar.

You can also view a whole week’s worth of spiritual events by clicking the “Events” tab on our homepage, then ticking the “Faith” box on the list of categories.

If that’s too much work, feel free to check our daily Gay Agenda, an easy reminder of the “gay things to do today” in Atlanta. The Gay Agenda posts each morning with links to our top picks of that day’s happenings around town, and will now include church on Sunday, Shabbat on Friday and other spiritual gatherings.

We made sure to include congregations that we know are LGBT-friendly. If we missed one, by all means .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with the name of the congregation, the address of its meeting place, the time and nature of the event, and contact information. You can also submit a listing for worship services, potluck dinners or any special event with our easy-to-use submission form—a perfect way to let LGBT Atlanta know about your holiday happenings.

The calendar, which offers nightlife, community, sports, arts and entertainment—and now more religious—events, is one of the most popular destinations on Project Q Atlanta. It lets you create your own personal calendar from the list, get updates when events change, or set e-mail and text reminders about events you don’t want to miss. Learn more.

UPDATE: Within hours of this post, three more Sunday services, a Sunday pre-service breakfast, and a church’s weekly support group were submitted to the calendar. Thanks to those steadfast readers, 20 new religious services are part of the Gay Agenda, helping us continually improve. Be sure to check back for daily updates to all our event categories and to submit your own events.

Photo: St. Mark United Methodist Church on Peachtree Street in Midtown, one gay-affirming church in Atlanta that offers three services each Sunday.