Religion events from around the Washington area

November 22, 2013

Washington National Cathedral and Covenant Baptist Church/United Church of Christ are working together again this year to provide Thanksgiving dinners for needy families in the Disrict’s wards 7 and 8. The Poor Roberts Foundation will provide the turkeys. The rest of the community is invited to provide the rest of the Thanksgiving meal. Suggested nonperishable items for each basket include two cans of beans, two cans of corn, two cans of sweet potatoes or candied yams, one can of cranberry sauce, a box of instant mashed potatoes, a box of stuffing mix, a can or package of gravy and a nonperishable dessert such as cake mix and icing. Items should be placed in recyclable shopping bags with handles because many of the recipients are elderly and have long walks or multiple-bus trips home. Items should be dropped off between 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. Sunday on South Road, across from Church House, at the west end of the cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Please confirm promised contributions by contacting Canon Missioner Patty Johnson, PJohnson@cathedral.org. 202-537-6200.

Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Hearts and Holly craft bazaar. Handmade treats and treasures, artisan crafts, homemade jams and savories, quilts and textile arts, ornaments and unique wood pieces, vintage items and a Santa’s workshop where kids may shop. A BBQ lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lutheran Church of St. Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Admission, free. 301-384-4394. www.mystandrew.org.

Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Nov. 24, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Annual Christmas bazaar with live a cappella Ukrainian caroling. Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine,4250 Harewood Rd. NE. 202-526-3737. www.ucns-holyfamily.org.

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

Saturday, 3 to 7 p.m.: Our Local Bounty farmers market will hold a Harvest Festival, with vendors from the summer market, plus a few new ones. There will be music and a potluck dinner. St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 14300 St. Thomas Church Rd., Upper Marlboro. 301-627-8469 or www.stthomascroom.org/ourlocalbounty.

Saturday, 5:30 p.m.: Renaissance Dinner and Madrigal Concert. Dinner at 5:30 p.m. followed by the 24 voices of St. Maries Musica at 7 p.m. Pilgrim Church United Church of Christ, 2206 Briggs Rd., Wheaton. Suggested donation, $15; families, $30. pilgrimucc61@verizon.net or 301-942-7188.

Saturday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.: “Jazz@Wesley” features the Sharon Thomas Experience performing in a smoke- and alcohol-free zone. Sweet and savory items will be available for purchase with complimentary coffee and tea. Bring your children. Bring a nonperishable foot item or slightly used coat to jazz up someone else’s life. Donations will be given to Friendship Place. Wesley United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 5312 Connecticut Ave. NW. $10; seniors, $7; 12 and younger, free. info@wesleydc.org. 202-966-5144. www.wesleydc.org.

Saturday, 7 p.m.: The 100-member Jin-Hau Children’s Chorus and the 65-member Columbia Sheng-Hua Adult Chorus will perform selections of Chinese folk songs, children’s songs and Broadway tunes. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Washington D.C. Temple Visitors Center, 9900 Stoneybrook Dr., Kensington. Free. 301-587-0144.

Saturday, 7:30 p.m.: Congregation Kneseth Israel’s gala event, “The Hilltop Club,” recalls 1940s nightclub and supper club era. Songs by Cole Porter and Ira and George Gershwin will be performed by the Sean Lane Trio and the KI Singers. Butlered vegetarian hors d’oeuvres, selected wines and martinis will start off the evening, followed by Mediterranean specialties reminiscent of the El Morocco, carving stations like those at the Brown Derby, and a taste of South American cuisine from the Latin Quarter. There will be a silent auction. Congregation Kneseth Israel, 1125 Spa Road, Annapolis. $100. 410-263-3924. www.knesethisrael.org.

Sunday, 10 a.m.: Timothy Naftali, the former director of the Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library and presidential historian, completes his remarks on “Prsident Kennedy’s Foreign Policy Achievements and Legacy.” St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. Free. 202-347-8766 or www.stjohns-dc.org.

Sunday, 10 a.m.: A Morning Prayer service at St. Mark’s-Capitol Hill will commemorate President Lyndon B. Johnson’s attendance after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963. The service reproduces the one presided over by then-Rector William Baxter from the 1928 Book of Common Prayer. A coffee hour and discussion follows. St. Mark’s-Capitol Hill, 301 A St. SE. 202-543-0053 or www.stmarks.net.

Sunday, 3 p.m.: “Learn, Pray, Act,” a discussion of Virginia state issues. Sponsored by NoVA Chapter of Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy. Beth El Hebrew Congregation, 3830 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-536-4106. www.virginiainterfaithcenter.org.

Sunday, 4:30 p.m.: Singer-songwriter Andrew McKnight celebrates rural America with warmth and humor in songs and stories, including old Appalachian tunes and contemporary folk and blues. A reception follows. St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, 25100 Ridge Rd., Damascus. Free-will offering. 301-253-2130 or www.stannesdamascus.org.

Sunday, 5:15 p.m.: Organist Stanley Thurston performs works by Sigfrid Karg-Elert, J.S. Bach, William Mathias, Handel, Mendelssohn and Leon Boellmann. Washington National Cathedral, Great Choir, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Sunday, 6:30 p.m.: The Alexandria Kleztet, with woodwind player Seth Kibel, violinist Helen Hausmann, bassist Scott Harlan and percussionist Tim Jarvis, performs Eastern European and Jewish music with diverse influences. A reception with the artists follows. Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church, 7400 Temple Hill Rd., Camp Springs. $15; students, $5. 301-868-0082. www.dmuuc.org/music_daviesconcerts.html.

Sunday, 7 p.m.: “Beyond Beer, Chocolate and Lace: Belgium and its music,” a performance of music by Josquin des Prez, Roland de Lassus, Cesar Franck, Jean Absil, Roland Coryn and Jacques Brel. Resurrection Church, 3315 Greencastle Rd., Burtonsville. Free, donations appreciated. 301-520-8921.

Sunday, 7:30 p.m.: The Masterworks Choruses will perform “Endless Light,” a program of Advent and Christmas music sung by three vocal groups: one made up of children ages 4 to 10, one made up of young people ages 10 to 18, and the 40-voice Adult Masterworks Chorus, all representing churches of several denominations. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 5486 St. Paul’s Rd., King George, Va. Free. 540-663-2807.

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.

Mondays through Dec. 16, 7 p.m.: Julie Collins, spiritual director and teacher, will facilitate the discussion of “The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything,” a book by the Rev. James Martin that explores the very practical spirituality of St. Ignatius Loyola. Washington National Cathedral, Sayre House, South Road off Wisconsin Ave. NW. Free, registration required. 202-537-6200. espencer@cathedral.org or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Tuesday, 12:10 p.m.: Violinist Monika Chamasyan and pianist Marina Chamasyan perform works by Shostakovich, Rachmaninoff and Arno Babajanyan. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-347-2635, Ext. 20.

Tuesday 6-8:30 p.m.: A Hannukah celebration on ice, with a menorah lighting ceremony at 7 p.m., ice skating, kosher food, Hannukah songs and a free raffle. Local dignitaries will speak. Hosted by Chabad Lubavitch of Alexandria-Arlington. Held at Pentagon Row, 1201 South Joyce St., Arlington. $12; in advance, $10; includes skate rental. 703-370-2774 or www.ChabadAA.org.

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

Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.: The Olney Interfaith Thanksgiving service, with clergy from various synagogues, churches and mosques, an interfaith adult choir, a youth choir, a band and a video about Thanksgiving. Sponsored by Greater Olney Interfaith Ministerium. Shaare Tefila Congregation, 16620 Georgia Ave., Olney. Free, donations of nonperishable food appreciated. 301-593-3410.

Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.: Nine area churches and their choirs will participate in the Annandale Community Ecumenical Thanksgiving worship service. Money collected during a free-will offering will be donated to the Annandale Christian Community for Action. Annandale United Methodist Church, 6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale. 703-256-7330. www.annandale-umc.org.

Tuesdays through Dec. 17, 10 a.m.: “God’s Gift of Love,” Advent Bible study. All are invited, especially senior citizens. Glenn Dale United Methodist Church, 8500 Springfield Rd., Glenn Dale. Free. 301-262-2299.

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

Wednesday, 1 to 3:30 p.m.: Club Memory is a social club for people with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Spouses or other caregivers must accompany the participants. Sponsored by Sibley Memorial Hospital. Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. Free, registration requested. 202-364-7602.

Wednesday, 5 to 7 p.m.: All Annandale area residents are welcome to share a Thanksgiving meal hosted by Annandale United Methodist Church’s Heritage campus. If you can bring a turkey, a side dish or dessert to share, e-mail the Rev. Eduardo Carrillo, ecarrillo@annandale-umc.org or call him at 703-256-8330. Annandale United Methodist Church, Heritage campus, 7901 Heritage Dr., Annandale. 703-256-7330. www.annandale-umc.org.

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

Wednesdays, 7 and 7:30 p.m.: Susan Goekler will lead classes in beginner (7:30 p.m.) and intermediate (7 p.m.) Tai Chi, a movement discipline meant to strengthen mind and body. Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church, 7400 Temple Hills Rd., Camp Springs. Suggested donation, $5. susangoekler@gmail.com . 301-449-4308. www.dmuuc.org.

Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.: A community interfaith service of Thanksgiving, open to all, will include leaders of All Dulles Area Muslim Society, Shoreshim, Martin Luther King Jr. Christian Church, St. John Neumann Catholic Church and Cornerstores. A social time will follow the service. United Christian Parish, an ecumenical church uniting four denominations, 11508 North Shore Dr., Reston. 703-620-3065. www.unitedchristianparish.org.

Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.: A Thanksgiving Eve service joining the congregations of Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, Peace Lutheran and Glen Lutheran will include a time of fellowship with finger food and coffee. Please bring something to share. Food donations for charity are also requested. Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, 7606 Quarterfield Rd., Glen Burnie. 410-766-8778. alkuchera@msn.com.

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

Thursday, 10 a.m.: Thanksgiving Day service for all who wish at attend. Also, canned and other shelf-stable foods are needed to stock the church’s food pantry, which supports community members in need. St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, 600 M St. SW. rector@staugustinesdc.org or 202-554-3222. www.staugustinesdc.org.

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

Friday, 7 p.m.: The Suitland String Youth Ensemble will perform a program of Christmas music arranged for violins and cellos. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Washington D.C. Temple Visitors Center, 9900 Stoneybrook Dr., Kensington. Free. 3010-587-0144.

Saturday, November 30, 7 p.m.: Cellist Rose Bart, pianist Fanya Lin and violinist Minji Kwon, all Juilliard students, will perform a program of music by Schumann and Smetana. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Washington D.C. Temple Visitors Center, 9900 Stoneybrook Dr., Kensington. Free. 3010-587-0144.

Send event name, dates, times, exact address, prices and a publishable telephone number at least one week before our Saturday publication day to Religion Events, The Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20071; or e-mail rpevents@washpost.com.

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