Religion events from around the Washington area

March 30, 2013

Saturday, 10 a.m.: Easter egg hunt, with lunch, crafts, bounce houses, carousel, rock wall and more. Southview Community Church, 2620 Reston Pkwy., Herndon. Free. 703-860-8800 or www.southview.org.

Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon: Easter egg hunt; bring an Easter basket with you. Prizes in every egg, children’s games and activities for all ages. Clarendon United Methodist Church, 606 N. Irving St., Arlington. www.morefaith.org. 703-527-8574.

Saturday, 5-9 p.m.:Annual Passover Seder, a meal meant to be shared with people of all faiths. A celebration of the Jewish tradition of Passover, the end of the Christian season of Lent and the beginning of Easter Week. Led by Intern Minister Daniel Gregoire and U.S. Naval Academy Rabbi Josh Sherwin. Please bring a potluck meal. Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, 333 DuBois Rd. $10; ages 12 and younger, $5. 410-266-8044 or www.tinyurl.com/uucaseder.

Sunday, 11 a.m.: Easter egg hunt at Bethel United Church of Christ Church, 4347 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. Parking in the adjacent Red Cross lot. 703-528-0937 to register or e-mail pastorkristencurlee@gmail.com.

Sunday, 1-3 p.m.: “Eggstravaganza,” an Easter egg roll for ages 11 and younger. Moon bounces, games, face painting, music and door prizes. A performance by the Children of Light Dancers. Sponsored by Jubilee Christian Center. Behind the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy., Fairfax. Free. 703-383-1170 or www.jccag.org.

Sundays March 31, 5-6:30 p.m. through April 21: Games, Bible stories, memory verses and special events for children 12 and younger. Berwyn Baptist Church, 4720 Cherokee St., College Park. 50 cents per week per child. 301-474-7117 or www.berwynbaptist.org.

Sunday, 5:15 p.m.: Cathedral artist-in-residence Jeremy Filsell performs organ works by Marcel Dupre, Jeanne Demessieux and Pierre Cochereau. Washington National Cathedral, Front Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-537-6200 or www.
nationalcathedral.org
.

Sunday, 7 p.m.: The 41st annual “Messiah” singalong, led by J. Reilly Lewis and sung by soloists and the Washington Bach Consort with full orchestra. Nursery care available. Clarendon United Methodist Church, 606 N. Irving St., Arlington. Suggested donation, $20. www.
morefaith.org.
703-527-8574.

Tuesday 12:10 p.m.: J. Reilly Lewis conducts the Washington Bach Consort in a performance of a Bach cantata; organist Eric Plutz performs Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in F Major. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-347-2635, Ext. 20.

Tuesday April 2, 12:10 p.m.: J. Reilly Lewis conducts the Washington Bach Consort in a performance of a Bach cantata; organist Eric Plutz performs Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in F Major. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-347-2635, Ext. 20.

Tuesday-Wednesday, 1:30 p.m.: A docent-led tour of the cathedral, highlighting 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.

Wednesday, 12:10 p.m.: Classical organist Benjamin Hutto performs musical treasures, old and new. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. Free. 202-347-8766.

Thursday, 3 p.m.: Angel artwork tour for ages 10 and older. Docents discuss angels depicted in stained glass, needlepoint, wood and stone carvings. 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

Thursday 8 p.m.: Musical theater singers and actors Evan Casey and Madeline Botteri per form music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Snacks and beverages served. St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 1820 Connecticut Ave. NW. Suggested donation, $20. 202-232-2995 or www.stmargaretsdc.org

Friday, 1 p.m.: Friday Morning Music Club members perform classical works. Noon, Calvary Baptist Church, 755 Eighth St. NW. Free. 202-333-2075.

 Friday, 7 p.m.: A screening of “American Meat,” a solutions-oriented documentary chronicling the current state of the U.S. meat industry and detailing the actions people can take to support America’s agriculture. Refreshments served. Mount Vernon Unitarian Church, Fireplace Room, 1909 Windmill Lane, Alexandria. Free. 703-721-0595 or gpourchot@yahoo.com.

 Friday, 7 p.m.: Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament to fund two local outreach efforts: the Western Upper Montgomery County Help Organization and the Gathering Place Senior Center in Beallsville. Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church, 20100 Fisher Ave., Poolesville. 301-349-2073 or email stpeters@stpeterspoolesville.org"

 Friday, 7:30-9 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.: New Testament Seminar: “Jesus and Politics in His Time and Ours,” presented by scholars Lane C. McGaughy and Roy W. Hoover. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 118 Third St. SE. Workshops or lectures, $20-$75. 503-375-5323 or register: www.westarinstitute.org.

Thursday, 3 p.m.: Angel artwork tour for ages 10 and older. Docents discuss angels depicted in stained glass, needlepoint, wood and stone carvings. 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

Friday, 1 p.m.:

Friday, 7:30-9 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.: New Testament Seminar: “Jesus and Politics in His Time and Ours,” presented by scholars Lane C. McGaughy and Roy W. Hoover. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 118 Third St. SE. Workshops or lectures, $20-$75. 503-375-5323. Or register: www.westarinstitute.org.

The Ministerial Alliance with bass player Herman Burney, tenor saxophonist Paul Carr, pianist Allyn Johnson and drummer Harold Summey perform “Ellington-Strayhorn Collaborations.” Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, 5301 North Capitol St. NE. Free, donations appreciated. 202-723-5330.

Next Saturday, 8-10:30 a.m.: All-you-can-eat applesauce and regular pancake community breakfast, with proceeds going to the West River United Methodist Center and the St. Paul’s Hunger Ministry. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 10401 Armory Ave., Kensington. $6; age 11 and younger, $2; family maximum, $17. 301-933-7933.

Next Saturday, 4 p.m.: The Ministerial Alliance, with bass player Herman Burney, tenor saxophonist Paul Carr, pianist Allyn Johnson and drummer Harold Summey perform “Ellington-Strayhorn Collaborations.” Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, 5301 North Capitol St. NE. Free, donations appreciated. 202-723-5330.

—Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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