Washington area religion events

January 12, 2013

Saturday 4-6 p.m.: Community spaghetti dinner with salad, bread, beverage and dessert and a chance to browse the thrift shop until 6 p.m., will be held at Christ Episcopal Church, 8710 Old Branch Ave., Clinton. Suggested donation, $10; children, free. 301-868-1330 or christchurchclinton@verizon.net.

Saturday 7 p.m.:“Folger Consort: Paris, Music for the City of Light,” the Consort and Washington National Cathedral’s chamber vocal ensemble, Cathedra, perform grand ceremonial pieces and sublime motets for choir, organ and orchestra by Lully, Charpentier, Couperin and others. Washington National Cathedral, Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $30-$50. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Sunday 11 a.m.:Preaching by Andrew Young, civil rights leader and former Atlanta mayor, and observances of the life and career of Martin Luther King Jr., will be held at Peoples Congregational United Church of Christ of Washington D.C., 4704 13th St. NW. 202-829-5511 or www.peopleschurchucc.org.

Sunday 11:50 a.m.: Inter-generational community activities follow adult education and Jewish cultural school with presenter Tammy Kaiser, will be held at Jewish Primary Day School, 6045 Sixth St., NW. Free. 202-686-1881.

Sunday 1:30 p.m.: A docent-led tour of the 20th-century Gothic architecture for age 10 and older and discussion of why the cathedral was built in the gothic style, cameras and binoculars welcome, will be held at Washington National Cathedral, main entrance Welcome Desk, nave level, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $10, reservations suggested. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Sunday 3 p.m.: A multi-religious prayer service to honor Martin Luther King Jr., will be held at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Ave. NW. 202-234-6300.

Sunday 5:15 p.m.: Classical works by Olivier Messiaen, Dominico Scarlatti, Jose Lidon, Jean Francaix, Wilhelm Middelschulte, J. S. Bach and Leonce de Saint-Martin performed by Brink Bush, will be held at Washington National Cathedral, Front Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Sunday 2 p.m.: “Health Care in Southern Maryland… A Right, Responsibility or Privilege?” A panel discussion including Laurence B. Polsky, M.D., director of Calvert County Health Department, Michael Shaw, executive director of Calvert Healthcare Solutions, Inc., Lori Werrell, director of Health Connections, MedStar, St. Mary’s Hospital, and Brenda Laughhunn, executive director, Calvert Hospice, moderated by Julia Bates, educational studies program, St. Mary’s College, will be held at Middleham and St. Peter’s Parish Hall, 10210 H.G. Trueman Rd., Lusby. Free. Call Diane Davies, 410-326-0370 or www.middlehamandstpeters.org.

Monday, Thursdays, Fridays Noon: Al-Anon meetings, will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. Free. 202-347-8766.

Tuesday 12:10 p.m.: A classical violin recital featuring violinist Laura Kobayashi and pianist Susay Gray, will be held at Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-347-2635, Ext. 20.

Tuesday 7 p.m.: Screening of “My Neighbourhood,” a film chronicling the activities of Palestinians and Israelis in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem, a window into the efforts by both peoples to non-violently oppose the occupation; a question-and-answer session follows, will be held at Washington National Cathedral, Perry Auditorium, 7th floor, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org or www.justvisions.org.

Wednesday 1:30 p.m.: A traditional English tea with sandwiches and scones follows a docent-led tour concentrating on the building’s highlights, favorite sites and scenic views from the seventh floor, will be held at Washington National Cathedral, West Front area, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $30, reservations required. 202-537-8993 or www.tea.cathedral.org.

Thursday noon: A discussion of “Prophet in a Time of Priests: Rabbi “Alphabet” Browne 1845-1929,” led by Janice Rothschild Blumberg, great-granddaughter of the colorful great-grandfather, presented by the the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington, will be held at Washington D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. Free. 202-789-0900 or rsvp@jhsgw.org.

Thursday 6:45 p.m.: Faith and Form: The Art and Architecture of the Synagogue, Grace Cohen Grossman, former senior curator at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, on the art and architecture of synagogues from a wide range of eras and places, Israel in antiquity to Renaissance Venice, Morocco to China, and Central Europe to suburban America and the interplay among faith, design, and geographic and cultural settings, will be held at S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. $42. 202-633-3030.

Thursday 6:45 p.m.: Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, will be held at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, 600 M St. SW. Free. 202-554-3222 or www.staugustinesdc.org.

Thursday 7 p.m.: Bring your dinner and a friend to see “A Way From Violence,” centered on an educational performance by Jeffrey Bucholtz, the film enhances our cultural understanding about the connections between different forms of oppression, and how those oppressions facilitate domestic violence, will be held at Accoktink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10215 Lakehaven Ct., Burke. 703-503-4579 or www.accotinkucc.org.

Saturday 7-9 p.m.: “Passages,” a 13-week “DivorceCare” series for those experiencing the pain of separation or divorce, will be held at Vienna Presbyterian Church, Maple Avenue and Park Street, Vienna. Materials cost, $20, scholarships available. Register at 703-938-9050 or Passages@ViennaPres.org.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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