Religion events from around the Washington area

June 21, 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/­

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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.

Saturday, 3 p.m.: Sigfried Gold of TailoredBeliefs.com leads a workshop on spirituality and self-transformation for atheists, agnostics, skeptics and others. Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 301-202-4556.

Sunday, 9:30-11:30 a.m.: Jewish Sunday FUNday, a program of Jewish summer-themed stories, songs and crafts for children 7 and older and their families. Mishkan Torah Synagogue, 10 Ridge Rd., Greenbelt. Free. 301-474-4223 or www.mishkantorah.org.

Sunday, 10:10 a.m.: “Tending God’s Garden.” Canon Vicar Jan Naylor Cope will discuss her recent doctoral work on young adult ministry and church trends and look ahead at opportunities and programs for the cathedral congregation and community. Questions and suggestions welcome. Washington National Cathedral, Front Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Sunday, 10:55 a.m.: U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II (D-Mo.), former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, preaches at Shiloh Baptist Church for its 150th anniversary celebration. Shiloh Baptist Church, 1500 Ninth St. NW. 202-232-4288.

Sunday, 2 p.m., and Thursday, 6:30 p.m.: A cathedral gargoyle tour. A docent will show slides of the building’s whimsical stone gargoyles and grotesques, followed by an outdoor tour. Bring binoculars and a camera. Meet at the Welcome Desk, adjacent to the underground parking elevators, Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $10; 12 and younger, $5. 202-537-6200 or e-mail knitting@cathedralcongregation.org.

Sunday, 3 p.m.: Classically trained vocalist Shari Wright performs a program of art songs, arias, classical ballads and spirituals — music composed by Faure, Handel, Strauss, Gershwin and others. Pianist Maxwell Brown accompanies Wright. First Congregational United Church of Christ, 945 G St. NW. Free. Donations appreciated. 202-524-0311.

Sunday, 3 p.m.: Dawn Ministries of Brooklyn will screen “One Hour 2 Live,” a film about a gang member on death row who considers how his murder of two acquaintances ended their lives and his. First Church of Seventh-day Adventists, 810 Shepherd St. NW. $15; children, $7. 240-535-3924.

Sunday, 3 p.m.: Music and Performing Arts Ministry Day. The theme is “Built to Last Through Total Praise,” and the event will include dance, dramatic expressions and biblical teachings. First Baptist Church, 5018 Lakeland Rd., College Park. Free-will offering. 301-474-3995 or e-mail fbccp5018@verizon.net.

Sunday, 7:30 p.m.: “Cathedral sings!” Music Director J. Reilly Lewis leads Mozart’s “Requiem Mass in D Minor,” with guest soloists and organist Todd Fickley. Singers of all abilities are welcome to participate. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $10 includes score rental. 202-537-2228 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Monday, 7:30 p.m.: “From the Other Side of the Wall.” Daoud Nassar, a Palestinian farmer and Director of the charity Tent of Nations, discusses the peace center on his family farm near Bethlehem and its mission of building bridges of understanding and reconciliation in the Middle East. Grace Presbyterian Church, 7434 Bath St., Springfield. Free. 703-569-3099.

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Vacation Bible school with the theme “Kingdom Rock!” For children 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.

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.

Tuesday, 6 p.m.: “Cathedral Crossroads: Many Paths, One Silence,” an evening of contemplative practice. Led by the Rev. Timothy Hickey, offering the Jesus Prayer, and Venerable Bhante Mandawala Pannawansa, guiding a Buddhist loving-kindness meditation. The evening will include a labyrinth walk. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Wednesday, 7 p.m.: The College Park Youth Choir and Vocetti and the Pennsylvania Youth Chorale in a joint concert. Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, 1400 Quincy St. NE. Free. www.myfranciscan.com or 202-526-6800, Ext. 374.

Friday, 7-10 p.m.: Clifton Park Baptist Church hosts a night of comedy and jazz, with Christian comedian Sean Sarvis, an ensemble of local jazz musicians and a complete soul food meal. Clifton Park Baptist Church, 8818 Piney Branch Rd., Silver Spring. $19.99 per person. 301-434-2456 or www.cpbc.net/comedy.

Friday, 7:30 p.m.: The 17th Annual YouthCUE Nation’s Capital Festival of Youth Choirs. The concert features a combined choir of 150 youths from 10 choirs, six states and five Christian denominations, accompanied by members of the National Symphony Orchestra.Washington National Cathedral, Front Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon: “The Winsome Woman” seminar. Counselor, coach and author Leslie Vernick and radio talk show host Cheryl Martin discuss how to change hindering habits and how to confront and speak truth when the timing is right. McLean Bible Church, 8925 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. Registration requested. 703-615-6588.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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