Religion events around the Washington area

October 25, 2013

Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Annual rummage sale with great items for children, women, men and the household. Linens, decorative items, tools, small electronics, sporting goods, toys, luggage and more at bargain prices. Also, interesting jewelry and collectible pieces. St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 1820 Connecticut Ave. NW. Admission, free. 202-232-2995 or info@stmargaretsdc.org.

Saturdays, 12:30 p.m.: Weekly carillon recital performed by Edward M. Nassor. Washington National Cathedral, Bishop’s Garden area, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Sunday, 11 a.m.: Music minister CJ Redden-Liotta leads the Chancel Choir at Vienna Baptist Church, local instrumentalists and guest soloists from George Mason University in a performance of Gabriel Faure’s “Requiem in D minor.” Vienna Baptist Church, 541 Marshall Rd. SW, Vienna. Free. 703-281-4400 or www.vbc-va.org.

Sunday, 3 to 6 p.m.: “Fall Fun Fest,” an intergenerational event, offers a chili cook-off, cobbler bake-off, “trunk or treat,” pumpkin decorating contest, moon bounce, games, refreshments and more. Bring nonperishable canned or boxed food for the homeless and families in need. Annandale United Methodist Church, 6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale. Free. 703-256-8330 or www.annandale-umc.org.

Sunday, 4 p.m.: Bishop Richard H. Graham of the metropolitan Washington Lutheran synod will preach at the annual Lutheran Reformation Service, a worship service observed in October in commemoration of Martin Luther’s posting of 95 theses on the door of the church in Wittenberg, Germany, a milestone in the Reformation. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free-will offering. 202-537-6200 or www.cathedral.org.

Sunday, 4 p.m.: Soprano Lu-Hsuan Lucy Chen will perform with accompanist David Chapman. A reception follows. Paint Branch Unitarian Universalist Church, 3215 Powder Mill Rd., Adelphi. Free. 301-937-3666 or www.pbuuc.org.

Sunday, 4 p.m.: “Trunk or Treat,” in which costumed children collect treats as they pass by decorated car trunks in the church parking lot, will be held. The collected nonperishable food will be donated to Montgomery County food banks. Concord-St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 5910 Goldsboro Rd., Bethesda. Cost: Two nonperishable food items per trick-or-treater. 301-229-3383.

Sunday, 5 p.m.: Classical organist Nathan Laube performs. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Georgetown Parish, 3240 O St. NW. $30; students, $25. 202-338-1796.

Sunday, 7 p.m.: Mindy Rosenfeld and Ronn McFarlane will perform a concert of Renaissance, baroque and traditional Celtic music on flutes, fifes, harp and bagpipe. Resurrection Church, 3315 Greencastle Rd., Burtonsville. Suggested donation, $20. 301-520-8921.

Most weekdays, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.: Behind the scenes cathedral tour, for ages 11 and older. See gargoyles and stained-glass windows and climb a lot of stairs to view the city from above. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $15. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Tuesday, 10:45 a.m.: A docent leads a “spirituality reflections” tour that depicts stories of faithful action and devotion highlighted in the building’s glass and stone. The tours offer story, silence, poetry, prayer and reflective invitations, including one to attend Eucharist at noon. Participants will receive a pilgrimage medallion. The tours do not take place on holidays or during special events. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $15. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Tuesday, 12:10 p.m.: Classical violinist Francesca Andregg and pianist Brent Funderburk perform works by Ravel, Janacek and Moya. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-347-2635, ext. 20.

Tuesday 1:30 p.m.: A docent-led tour of the highlights of the cathedral, its history, architecture and artworks — plus a traditional English tea and a scenic view of the city from the cathedral tower. Washington National Cathedral, Docent Station at the Rear Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $30, reservations required. 202-537-8993, www.allhallowsguild.org or misbister@cathedral.org.

Tuesday, 6 to 8:45 p.m.: “Cathedral Crossroads,” a program to tap into inner-healing ability and promote mind-body wellness through contemplative practice and labyrinth walking. “The Stones Cry Out,” a documentary film about Palestinian Christians, will be screened. In “Meditation Illuminated,” meditation teacher and author Joy Rains teaches simple ways to manage your busy mind, 7:30 p.m. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Tuesday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Grief Care Ministry offers support after the loss of a loved one. Sessions continue through Oct. 29. Church of the Redeemer, 19425 Woodfield Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-926-0967. www.church-redeemer. or g.

Tuesdays, 7 p.m.: Play bridge. Historic Christ Church, 118 N. Washington St., Alexandria. Free. 703-549-1450.

Wednesdays, noon: Bible study. Randall Memorial United Methodist Church, 1002 46th St. NE. 202-396-0375.

Wednesday 1:30 p.m.: A docent-led tour of the gothic architecture that defines the cathedral, its history and artworks — plus a traditional English tea and a scenic view of the city from the cathedral tower. Washington National Cathedral, Docent Station at the Rear Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $30, reservations required. 202-537-8993 or www.allhallowsguild.org .

Wednesdays, 7 p.m.: Certified instructor Susan Goekler leads tai chi classes to strengthen mind and body. Intermediate students at 7 p.m.; beginners at 7:30 p.m. Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church, 7400 Temple Hills Rd., Camp Springs. Suggested donation, $5 per class. susangoekler@gmail.com or www.dmuuc.org. 301-449-4308.

Wednesdays, 7 p.m.: Bible study at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 3601 Alabama Ave. SE. 202-582-7740.

Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.: Bible study at Wesley United Methodist Church, 5312 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-966-5144 or www.wesleydc.org.

Thursday, 5:30 p.m.: The Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, Episcopal bishop of Washington, will install the Rev. Kim Turner Baker, the Rev. Gina Gilland Campbell, Andrew J. Hullinger and Patricia Riley Johnson as canons of Washington National Cathedral. The service of choral evensong will be sung by the Cathedral Choir of Men and Girls. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free, reservations requested: invitation@ cathedral.or g, 202-537-2221 or www. nationalcathedral.org.

Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m.: “Trunk or Treat,” a collection of nonperishable foods from decorated vehicles combined with treats for children. Moon bounce, balloon animals and more. Jubilee Christian Center, 4650 Shirley Gate Rd., Arlington. 703-383-1170 or www.jccag.org.

Thursday, 7 p.m.: Cardinal Donald Wuerl lectures on “Foundations of Faith: The Nicene Creed.” St. Matthew’s Cathedral, 1725 Rhode Island Ave. NW. Free. 202-347-3215 or www.stmatthewscathedral. org .

Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.: Bible study in the library of St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, 600 M St. SW. Free. 202-554-3222 or www.staugustinesdc.org.

Friday, 12:15 to 1 p.m.: Organist Charles Miller performs an all-Bach program. National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir. NW. Free, donations welcome. 202-797-0103.

Friday, 5 to 7:30 p.m.: Volunteers are needed to cook donated food for the residents of Carpenter’s Shelter on the first and third Fridays of each month. Volunteers may donate food items, cook desserts or some other food, or prepare, serve and clean up after the meal. Sponsored by Historic Christ Church, 118 N. Washington St., Alexandria. Carpenter’s Shelter, 930 North Henry St., Alexandria. Michele Smith, 703-778-4937 or e-mail msmith@ccalex.org.

Friday, 6:30 p.m.: Bring a potluck dish to share. Game night follows at 7 p.m. with board and card games to take with you or use at the church. All ages welcome. St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Sixth Street and Maine Avenue SW. Free. 202-554-3222 or www.staugustinesdc.org.

Friday, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, 6 p.m., Sunday, 5 p.m.: The Mount Ephraim Music and Arts Ministry Drama Team will perform “The Truth Shall Make You Free.” Mount Ephraim Baptist Church, 610 Largo Rd., Upper Marlboro. $25; in advance, $20. 301-808-1584.

Friday through Sunday: Tikvat Israel Congregation will host a weekend-long festival, “Chocolate and Jewish Values: A Fair Trade Experience.” This multicultural program focuses on Central and South American countries where coffee and cacao are major crops and where the Jewish community has had both Sephardic and Ashkenazi influences. Events include a Kabbalat Shabbat service with Cantor Helzner using Spanish melodies, a talk by Brenda Rosenbaum on growing up Jewish in Guatemala and her launching of an organization known as Mayan Hands, a screening of “The Dark Side of Chocolate,” with a moderated discussion, coffee and chocolate desserts, and a bazaar with fair-trade products. A complete schedule may be found on the Web site. Tikvat Israel, 2200 Baltimore Rd., Rockville. 301-762-7338 or http://tikvatisrael.org/.

Friday, 12:15 to 1 p.m.: Classical pipe organist Charles Miller performs an all-Bach progrom. National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir. NW. Free; donations welcome. 202-797-0103.

Fridays, 7 to 9 p.m.: Bible study. Union Wesley AME Zion Church, 1860 Michigan Ave. NE. Free. 202-526-1244.

Saturday, Nov. 2, 8 to 10:30 a.m.: All-you-can-eat monthly community pancake breakfast featuring pumpkin and regular pancakes. Proceeds benefit the Wesley Theological Seminary and the St. Paul’s Hunger Ministry. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 10401 Armory Ave., Kensington. $6.50; $2 age 11 and younger; $18 family price. 301-933-7933.

Saturday, Nov. 2, 8:30 a.m. to noon: Prince George’s Presbyterian Community Church’s annual prayer breakfast, part of the Women’s Ministry Spiritual Season, focusing on the theme “God Has the Last Say,” with Dawn Brown, Edna Brown and Monica Hunt participating. Martin’s Camelot, 13905 Old Central Ave., Upper Marlboro. $30. Call Monica Hunt, 301-537-9584, or buy tickets after the Sunday 9 a.m. worship at Charles Herbert Flowers High School, 10001 Ardwick Ardmore Rd., Springdale. Or call Kirsten Hill, 646-344-2631, or e-mail kph@noelle-elaine.com.

Saturday 9 a.m.-noon: Labyrinth walk, a medieval Christian practice that provides a guided pattern for walking prayer, will be held. All ages and all religious affiliations are welcome. Historic Christ Church, 118 N. Washington St., Alexandria. Free. 703-549-1450 or www.HistoricChristChurch.org.

Saturday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: A Christmas bazaar with crafts, plants, bake sale, bargain buys and vendors. St. Hugh’s Catholic Church, 135 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. Admission, free. Barbara Ford, baford@mris.com or 301-306-7900, ext. 222.

Saturday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Holiday bazaar and yard sale. Mountain View United Methodist Church, 11501 Mountain View Rd., Damascus. Admission, Free. 301-253-2264.

Saturday, Nov. 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Harvest Festival features award-winning BBQ, baked goods, used books, handicrafts, children’s activities and more. St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 1132 North Ivanhoe St., Arlington. 703-241-2474 or www.stmichaelsarlington.org.

Saturday, Nov. 2, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Come to a Slavic Food Festival. Popular Eastern European foods, a bake sale that includes kolachi and other homemade sweet treat,s and a raffle. St. Gregory of Nyssa Byzantine Catholic Church, 12420 Old Gunpowder Road Spur, Beltsville. Free admission and parking. 301-552-2434 or www.stgregoryofnyssa.net.

Saturday, Nov. 2, 1 to 5 p.m.: The Upper Room Church is holding its 2013 Winter Coat Drive for Families. All sizes and for all ages, new or slightly used, are needed for males and females. Upper Room Church, 78 Ritchie Rd., Capital Heights. Free admission and parking. Call Barbara McEachern, 240-274-2279.

Saturday, Nov. 2, 8 p.m.: A screening of the documentary film “The Dark Side of Chocolate,” followed by a discussion led by Ilana Schatz, founder of Fair Trade Judaica. Hot chocolate, coffee and chocolate desserts will be served in a cafe setting. Tikvat Israel Congregation, 2200 Baltimore Rd., Rockville. $18. office@tikvatisrael.org or 301-762-7338.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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