Religion events from around the Washington area

June 14, 2013

Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon: “Our Local Bounty” farmers market opens again, offering a variety of locally grown fruits and vegetables. St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 14300 St. Thomas Church Rd., Upper Marlboro. 301-627-8469 or www.stthomascroom.org/ourlocalbounty.

Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.: A rummage sale with bargains galore, great food, a bake sale and door prizes. St. Hugh’s Catholic Church, 135 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. 301-474-4322.

Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: The Evelyn Underhill Association hosts “Becoming the Parent of New Life,” an exploration of Underhill’s friendships with those who needed guidance to create a spiritual life. The program will be directed by Merrill Ware Carrington, a retreat leader and Episcopal laywoman. Washington National Cathedral, Sayre House, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Saturday, 10 a.m.: Northeastern Presbyterian Church will host a community forum on the prevention of gun violence and a screening of “TRIGGER – The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence.” A discussion follows with the mother of a crime victim, a former officer in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and a D.C. official. Northeastern Presbyterian Church, 2112 Varnum St. NE. Free. 202-526-1730.

Saturday, 2 p.m.:Liberty Baptist Church will host a program of appreciation for organist Robert L. Jones. Refreshments after the program. Liberty Baptist Church, 527 Kentucky Ave. SE. Free-will offering. 202-543-7894.

Saturday, 4 p.m.: “A Force of Will: The Reshaping of Faith in a Year of Grief.” Author Mike Stuvlund discusses his wrestling with God after losing an infant son. The Gallery at Convergence, 1801 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria. 703-998-6260 or www.convergenceccf.net.

Saturday, 7 p.m.: The Oakland Girls Choir of Pittsburgh will perform songs from great American traditions, including hymns and spirituals. Christ Episcopal Church, 600 Farmington Rd. W., Accokeek. 301-292-5633.

Sunday 8:30-11:15 a.m.: Martha’s Table ministry helps feed area homeless men, women and families through its McKenna’s Wagon soup kitchen. Volunteers can drop off sandwiches and fruit at Washington National Cathedral, Hearst Circle, adjacent to the Wisconsin Avenue parking garage entrance, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org or marthastable@cathedralcongregation.org .

Sunday, 9 and 11:15 a.m.: The St. John’s Episcopal Church choir, accompanied by violins and organ, will sing Mozart’s Missa in C Major during both morning services of Holy Eucharist. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 6715 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Free-will offering. 703-356-4902 or www.stjohnsmclean.org.

Sunday, 10 a.m.: The coffee hour features a discussion about the Southern Africa Partnership Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, including information about its mission and ways to support the partnership through local projects, study, information exchanges and travel. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Sunday, 11 a.m.: The Rev. Peter Storey, a prominent South African Methodist, will preach on the topic, “Engaging Deeply with Jesus: Touched by Painful Grace.” Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church, 900 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-347-9620 or www.mvpumc.org.

Sunday, 11 a.m.: The Chancel Choir at Vienna Baptist Church, directed by Music Minister C.J. Redden-Liotta, will perform, with guest musicians, two coronation anthems by George Frederic Handel, anthems written for the coronation of King George II of England. Vienna Baptist Church, 541 Marshall Rd. SW, Vienna. Free. 703-281-4400 or www.vbc-va.org.

Sunday, noon: Elizabeth Ferris, senior fellow in foreign policy and co-director of the Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, leads a forum on the Syrian refugee crisis. Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ, 1 Westmoreland Cir., Bethesda. Free. 301-229-7766 or churchinfo@westmorelanducc.org.

Sunday, 1 p.m.: Knitting and crocheting workshop. Make items for those in need. Instruction, needles and yarn provided. Washington National Cathedral, fourth floor of the South Tower, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or e-mail knitting@cathedralcongregation.org.

Sunday, 4 p.m.: The Friday Morning Music Club Chorale performs Haydn’s Missa Cellensis “Mariazellermesse” and Mozart’s “Vesperae solennes de Dominica.” First Baptist Church, 1328 16th St. NW. Free. 202-333-2075.

Sunday, 5:30-9 p.m.: “Hearts for Haiti,” a concert and volunteer fair to support physically and economically challenged Haitian children and adults. Trumpet student Carlot Dorve will perform, and there will be a screening of the documentary film “Lift Up.” Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol St. NE. $10. 202-547-2120 or www.servicetoservehaiti.org.

Sunday, 6 p.m.: A talent show will be held at Annandale United Methodist Church, 6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale. Free. Pat Vaughn, pvaughn@annandale-umc.org or 703-256-8330.

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Vacation Bible School with the theme “Kingdom Rock!” June 17-21 and June 24-28. For children ages 3 to 11. Music, crafts, lessons and fun. Each child will get a T-shirt, a music CD and a water bottle.Lutheran Church of St Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. $40 for one child, $35 for each additional child from the same family. 301-384-4394. Registration: www.mystandrew.org .

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

Monday, 7:15-8:30 p.m.: The Rev. John Crossin,executive director of the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ Secretriat for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, leads a conversation on Vatican II’s Declaration on Religious Freedom. Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, 1400 Quncy St. NE. Free. 202-526-6800, Ext. 374, or www.myfrancican.com.

Monday through Thursday, 7-9 p.m.: Vacation Bible School with Noah as its theme. For age 4 and older. Suitland Road Baptist Church, 6412 Suitland Rd., Suitland. suitlch@aol.com or 301-735-4075.

Tuesday-Wednesday, 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.

Friday, 7:30 p.m.: The VOICES of Mobile, a 16-voice ensemble from the University of Mobile, will perform works that “honor Him with our lives and praise Him with our Voices.” Annandale United Methodist Church, 6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale. Free. 703-256-8330 or www.annandale-umc.org.

Next Saturday, 9-3 p.m.: A community yard sale and craft fair with food offerings and concessions. The church parking lot. Vendor spaces $25. Greenbrier Baptist Church, 5401 Seventh Road South, Arlington. 703-671-6688 or www.greenbrierbaptist.org.

Next Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m.: “The Unwritable Biography of the Apostle Paul.” Yale University religious studies specialist Dale B. Martin imagines what a biography of Paul might say, based on what available historical information tells us about how a Greek-speaking Jew of the early 1st century might have lived. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. $130. 202-633-3030 or www.smithsonianassociates.org.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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