Religion events from around the D.C. area

December 27, 2013

Daily through Jan. 12, 10 a.m.: “Cathedral Creche Exhibition: What Child is This?,” an annual display of Nativity scenes from around the world. Washington National Cathedral, lower-level crypt outside Bethlehem Chapel, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Saturday, 10 a.m.: Members of the U.S. military services will lay a wreath at the tomb of President Woodrow Wilson, the only president buried in the District of Columbia, on the 157th anniversary of his birth. Washington National Cathedral, Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

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

Saturday, 7 p.m.: A dramatic reading of Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol,” by a troupe from St. Thomas’ Parish. Chapel of the Incarnation, 14070 Brandywine Rd., Brandywine. 301-627-8469. www.stthomascroom.org.

Saturday, 7 and 8 p.m.: Sisters Jessica Lyons and Katelyn Lyons, violin students studying at the Cleveland Institute of Music, perform during the Festival of Lights. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Washington D.C. Temple Visitors Center, 9900 Stoneybrook Dr., Kensington. Free. 301-587-0144.

Sunday, 11 a.m.: A service of lessons and carols. Mount Vernon Place United Methodicst Church, 900 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-347-9620.

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; 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.

Monday, 7 p.m.: Bible study. Wesley United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 5312 Connecticut Ave NW. Free. 202-966-5144. www.wesleydc.org .

Most Mondays, 7 p.m.: Sally Jones leads “A Course in Miracles.” Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church, 7400 Temple Hills Rd., Camp Springs. Free. 301-449-4308. www.dmuuc.org.

Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m.: Food addicts support group. All are welcome. St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, Friendship Terrace Game Room, 4201 Albemarle St. NW. Free. 202-363-4119.

Tuesday, 6 p.m.: New Year’s Eve concert. Soprano Rosa Lamoreaux, organist J. Reilly Lewis, Ann Colgrove, John Hurd and Diane Heath perform works by J.S. Bach and Mendelssohn and selections from the American Songbook. St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, 4201 Albemarle St. NW. Suggested donation, $20; students, $5. No advance ticket sales. bmcgowan@columba.org. 202-363-4119.

Tuesday, 7 p.m.; Wednesday, noon: Bible study. Randall Memorial United Methodist Church, 1002 46th St. NE. 202-396-0375.

Tuesday, 9:30 p.m.: A watch night service with a performance by the Praise Dancers of First Baptist Church and an address by Pastor Stephen L. Wright Sr. welcoming in the new year. First Baptist Church of College Park, 5018 Lakeland Rd. College Park. Free-will offering. 301-474-3995.

Tuesday, 10 p.m.: A worship service to ring in the new year. Historic Christ Church, 118 N. Washington St., Alexandria. Free. 703-549-1450.

Tuesday, 10 p.m.: A watch night service to usher in the new year. Union Wesley AME Zion Church, 1860 Michigan Ave. NE. 202-526-1242.

Tuesday, 11 p.m.: Watch night service. Accessible to people with disabilities. Assisted-listening devices are available. Franconia United Methodist Church, 6037 Franconia Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-971-5151. www.franconiaumc.org.

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

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

Thursday, 3 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30 p.m.: “Forged in Fire: Cathedral Ironwork.” A docent-led cathedral tour of creatures, flowers and other items made by master smiths. Washington National Cathedral, welcome desk at walk-in visitor entrance, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $20; children, seniors, military and students, $16. Reservations suggested. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org .

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

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 also donate food items, serve food and clean up after the meals. Sponsored by Historic Christ Church, 118 N. Washington St., Alexandria. Carpenter’s Shelter, 930 North Henry St., Alexandria. Megan McCullough, 703-778-4937 or e-mail mmccullough@ccalex.org.

Friday, 6:30 p.m.: Potluck and game night, for all ages. Bring a potluck dish to share for dinner, 6:30 p.m. Bring games to play with family or friends, 7 p.m. St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Sixth Street and Maine Avenue SW. Free. rector@staugustinesdc.org . 202-554-3222 or www.staugustinesdc.org .

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

Next Saturday, 8 to 10:30 a.m.: An all-you-can-eat community pancake breakfast, with eggnog and regular pancakes. Proceeds benefit St. Paul’s 2014 Youth Mission work trip and St. Paul’s Hunger Ministry. $6.50; 11 and younger, $2; family price, $18. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 10401 Armory Ave., Kensington. 301-933-7933.

Next Saturday, 5-7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.: International creche exhibit. St. Mark Catholic Church, 9970Vale Rd., Vienna. Free. 703-938-4355.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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