Religion events from around the Washington area

March 7

Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Stephen Caracciolo will lead the Friday Morning Music Club Chorale and singers who wish to participate in a workshop and concert (at 4 p.m.) of compositions by Haydn, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Poulenc and Caracciolo. First Baptist Church, 16th and O streets NW. Free. Interested singers and instrumentalists: peterbaum@cox.net or http://fmmc-chorale-director.weebly.com/. 202-333-2075.

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, 5:30 p.m.: John Bach, a Quaker who is a chaplain at Harvard University, will speak on “Faith and Resistance Within the Empire: the Beloved Community’s Response.” The event was organized by the Friends Meeting of Washington’s Peace and Social Concerns Committee. Friends Meeting of Washington, Meeting Room, 2111 Florida Ave. NW. 571-501-3729.

Saturday, 8 p.m.: HooShir A Cappella, Indiana University’s premier coed a cappella group with Jewish roots, and Potomac Fever, a 13-voice a cappella pop ensemble from the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, will perform. Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Tpk., Fairfax. $29; age 65 and older, $24; students and groups of 10 or more, $19. boxoffice@jccnv.org. 703-537-3000. www.jccnvarts.org.

Sundays through April 13, 10 a.m.: A special Lenten sermon series is based on Adam Hamilton’s book “24 Hours That Changed the World,” about his travels in the Holy Land and other places. The book helps readers experience the final day of Jesus’s life and understand its significance. Concord-St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 5910 Goldsboro Rd., Bethesda. 301-229-5225.

Sunday, 10 a.m.: Michael Leiter, former director of the National Counterterrorism Center and now senior counselor to Palantir Technologies, will discuss “Rethinking Counterterrorism in the Post-Bin Laden and Post-Snowden Age.” St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1525 H St. NW. Free. 202-347-8766 or www.stjohns-dc.org.

Sunday, 10:10 a.m.: Salute the Cathedral Scholars and the program that has hosted select high-achieving students from D.C. public high schools participating in rigorous academics at St. Albans School. During each Sunday in March, you will hear about students of the Class of 2014. They will talk about their experiences and the care packages given by the congregation. Washington National Cathedral, Front Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Sunday, 10:30 a.m. and noon: Financial seminar. Learn to be savvy about your Social Security and other retirement income. Lutheran Church of St. Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 301-384-4394.

Sunday, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.: The second of six sessions on Israel begins with “Israel-Palestine: Deep Background,” an address by the Rev. Walter Owensby. Other sessions are slated for Sundays through April 6. United Christian Parish, 11508 North Shore Dr., Reston. 703-620-3065. www.unitedchristianparish.org.

Sunday, 4 p.m.: Rodney Wynkoop will direct the Duke University Chorale in a performance of music from the Renaissance to the present, from motets to spirituals, folk songs of several cultures, Broadway and contemporary classical repertoire. Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, 1 Chevy Chase Cir. NW. Free; donations appreciated. 202-363-2202. www.chevychaseorg.com.

Sunday, 4 p.m.: Sargent Gospel-Aires Concert. The 34-year-old ensemble will perform traditional and contemporary arrangements. A reception with food and drink and a visit with the musicians follows. St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, 25100 Ridge Rd., Damascus. Free-will offering. office@stannesdamascus.org. 301 253-2130. www.stannesdamascus.org.

Sunday, 4 p.m.: A celebration of Administration Day by the Rev. Milton Lemon, Mass Choir and special guests from Community Baptist Church of Patapsco Park, Md. First Baptist Church of College Park, 5018 Lakeland Rd., College Park. Free-will offering. 301-474-3995.

Sunday, 5:15 p.m.: Classical Pipe organist Richard Gowers performs works by Patrick Gowers, Michael Tippett, Louis Vierne and Maurice Durufle on the 10,650-pipe great organ. 5:15 p.m., Washington National Cathedral, Great Choir, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Sunday, 7 p.m.: Choral Evensong will begin with a prelude performed by Barbara Hollinshead and Howard Bass. Organist and choirmaster Grant Hellmers will direct the Adult Choir. Featuring music by Richard Farrant, Orlando Gibbons and Henry Purcell. A reception follows. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 228 South Pitt St., Alexandria. Free-will offering will benefit the church’s Lazarus Ministry. 703-931-4349.

Most Weekdays, 10:30 a.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 high. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $25; children, seniors, students and military, $21. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Mondays through April 14, 5 to 9 p.m.: Tax Preparation Assistance. Sponsored by the AARP Foundation for seniors and low- to moderate-income taxpayers, including Spanish speakers. Colesville Presbyterian Church, 12800 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Free; registration required. 240-777-2577, weekdays 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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. St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, Friendship Terrace Game Room, 4201 Albemarle St. NW. Free. 202-363-4119.

Mondays through June 16, 7 p.m.: “Twelve Women of the Bible: Life- Changing Stories for Today.” Learn from Mary Magdalene, Rebekah, Hannah and other women of old about how to draw near to God and grow through struggles, insecurities, triumphs and failures and find lasting contentment. The Lutheran Church of St. Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 301-384-4394.

Tuesday, 10:45 a.m.: A docent leads a “spiritual reflections” tour that looks at stories of faithful action and devotion highlighted in Washington National Cathedral’s glass and stone. The tours offer story, silence, poetry, prayer and reflective invitations, including one to attend Eucharist at noon. Participants will receive a pilgrimage medallion. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $15. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Tuesday, 12:10 p.m.: Cellist Sarah Biber performs works for the Lenten season with organist Jeremy Filsell. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-347-2635, ext. 20.

Tuesday, 1:30 p.m.: A docent-led tour of the highlights of the Washington National 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.

Tuesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m.: Homework Helpers invites parents or guardians to bring their children in grades one to eight for free tutoring, advice and homework help. St. John’s Church, Broadcreek, St. John’s Bayne Hall, 9801 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. Free. Registration: Ruth LaBelle, program director, 240-461-5330 or hwhelpers@stjohnsbroadcreek.org.

Tuesdays 7-9 p.m.: “Passages,” a 14-week “DivorceCare” series for those experiencing separation or divorce, will be held at Vienna Presbyterian Church, Maple Avenue and Park Street, Vienna. Materials cost, $20; scholarships available. Register at 703-938-9050 or Passages@ViennaPres.org or www.viennapres.org.

Wednesday, 12:10 to 12:45 p.m.: Organist Dongho Lee performs Charles Ives’s “Variations on America” and other works. St. John’s Church, 16th and H streets NW. Free. 202-347-8766 or www.stjohns-dc.org/.

Wednesdays, 6 p.m.: Weekly Bible study. Calvary Episcopal Church, 509 I St. NE. Free. 202-546-8011.

Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.: Everyone is welcome at the Wednesday night open prayer service, with Communion following. Franconia United Methodist Church, 6037 Franconia Rd., Alexandria. 703-971-5151. www.franconiaumc.org.

Wednesday, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.: “Mental Wellness: Supporting Children, Teens and Young Adults,” a discussion about mental-health issues that can affect young people and their families. The Lutheran Church of St. Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 301-384-4394.

Friday, 12:15 to 1 p.m.: Jason Farris will perform a carillon by Leo Sowerby, an Old English tune by Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, a piece by J. S. Bach, a meditation by Clarence Dickinson and excerpts from Charles-Marie Widor’s Symphony No. 5 . National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir. NW. Free, donations welcome. 202-797-0103.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.: Stephen Caracciolo will lead the Friday Morning Music Club Chorale and singers who wish to participate in a workshop and concert (at 4 p.m.) of compositions by Haydn, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Poulenc and Caracciolo. First Baptist Church, 16th and O streets NW. Free. Interested singers and instrumentalists: peterbaum@cox.net or http://fmmc-chorale-director.weebly.com/. 202-333-2075.

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, 5:30 p.m.: John Bach, a Harvard University Quaker chaplain, will speak on “Faith, and Resistance Within the Empire: the Beloved Community’s Response.” The event has been organized by Friends Meeting of Washington Peace and Social Concerns Committee. Friends Meeting of Washington, Meeting Room, 2111 Florida Ave. NW. 571-501-3729.

Saturday, 8 p.m.: HooShir A Cappella, Indiana University’s premier co-ed a cappella group with Jewish roots, and Potomac Fever, a 13-voice a cappella close harmony pop ensemble from the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC will perform. Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Tpk., Fairfax. $29; age 65 and older, $24; students and groups of 10 or more, $19. boxoffice@jccnv.org. 703-537-3000. www.jccnvarts.org.

Sunday, 10:10 a.m.: Salute the Cathedral Scholars and the program that has hosted select high-achieving students from D.C. public high schools participating in rigorous academics at St. Albans School. During each Sunday in March, you will hear about students of the Class of 2014. They will talk about their experiences and the care packages given by the congregation. Washington National Cathedral, Front Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Sunday, 10:30 a.m. and noon: Financial seminar. Learn to be savvy about your Social Security and other retirement income. St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Lutheran Church of St. Andrew, The Wellspring Center, Lower Level, 15300 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 301-384-4394.

Sundays through Palm Sunday (April 13), 10 a.m.: A special Lenten sermon series will begin. It is based on Adam Hamilton’s book “24 Hours That Changed the World,” about his travels in the Holy Land and other places. The book helps the reader experience the final day of Jesus’s life and understand its significance. Concord-St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 5910 Goldsboro Rd., Bethesda. 301-229-5225.

Sunday, 10 a.m.: Michael Leiter, former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center and current Senior Counselor to Palantir Technologies, will discuss “Rethinking Counterterrorism in the post-Bin Laden and post-Snowden age.” St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. Free. 202-347-8766 or www.stjohns-dc.org/.

Sunday, 10:30 a.m. and noon: Financial seminar. Learn to be savvy about your Social Security and other retirement income. St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Lutheran Church of St. Andrew, The Wellspring Center, Lower Level, 15300 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 301-384-4394.

Sunday, 2:30-4:30 p.m.: The second of six sessions on Israel begins with “Israel-Palestine: Deep Background,” an address by Rev. Dr. Walter Owensby. Other sessions are slated for Sundays through April 6. United Christian Parish, 11508 North Shore Dr., Reston. The United Christian Parish is an ecumenical congregation uniting four denominations: the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the Presbyterian Church (USA), the United Church of Christ, and the United Methodist Church. 703-620-3065. www.unitedchristianparish.org.

Sunday, 4 p.m.: Dr. Rodney Wynkoop will direct the Duke University Chorale in a performance of music from the Renaissance to the present, from motets to spirituals, folk songs of several cultures, Broadway and contemporary classical repertoire. Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, 1 Chevy Chase Cir. NW. Free, donations appreciated. 202-363-2202. www.chevychaseorg.com.

Sunday, 4 p.m.: Sargent Gospel-Aires Concert. The 34-year-old ensemble will perform traditional and contemporary arrangements. A reception with food and drink and a visit with the musicians follows. St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, 25100 Ridge Rd., Damascus. Free will offering. office@stannesdamascus.org. 301 253-2130. www.stannesdamascus.org.

Sunday, 4 p.m.: A celebration of Administration Day by Rev. Dr. Milton Lemon, Mass Choir and special guests from Congregation of Community Baptist Church of Patapsco Park, MD. Come to First Baptist Church of College Park, 5018 Lakeland Rd., College Park. Free-will offering. 301-474-3995.

Sunday, 5:15 p.m.: Classical Pipe organist Richard Gowers performs works by Patrick Gowers, Michael Tippett, Louis Vierne and Maurice Durufle on the 10,650-pipe great organ. 5:15 p.m., Washington National Cathedral, Great Choir, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Sunday, 7 p.m.: Choral Evensong will begin with a prelude performed by Barbara Hollinshead and Howard Bass. Organist-Choirmaster Grant Hellmers will direct the Adult Choir. The evensong will feature music by Richard Farrant, Orlando Gibbons and Henry Purcell. A reception follows. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 228 South Pitt St., Alexandria. Free-will offering will benefit the church’s Lazarus Ministry. 703-931-4349.

Most Weekdays 10:30 a.m.: Behind the scenes cathedral tour, for age 11 and older, see gargoyles and stained-glass windows, and climb a lot of stairs to view the city from high and with a camera, will be held at Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $25; children, seniors, students and military, $21. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Mondays through April 14, 5 to 9 p.m.: Tax Preparation Assistance. Sponsored by the AARP Foundation for seniors and low to moderate-income taxpayers including Spanish speakers. Colesville Presbyterian Church, 12800 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Free, registration required. 240-777-2577, weekdays 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

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.

Mondays through June 16, 7 p.m.: Twelve Women of the Bible: Life Changing Stories for Today. Patty Belke and Linda DeWitt. with DVD teaching by Women of Faith’s Lysa TerKuerst and others lead a program to learn from Mary Magdalene, Rebekah, Hannah and other women of old about how to draw near to God and grow through struggles, insecurities, triumphs and failures to find lasting contentment and peace. The Lutheran Church of St Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 301-384-4394.

Tuesday, 10:45 a.m.: A docent leads a “spiritual reflections” tour that depicts stories of faithful action and devotion highlighted in the building’s glass and stone. The tours offer story, silence, poetry, prayer and reflective invitations, including one to attend Eucharist at noon. Participants will receive a pilgrimage medallion. The tours do not take place on holidays or during special events. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $15. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Tuesday, 12:10 p.m.: Cellist Sarah Biber performs works for the Lenten season with organist Jeremy Filsell Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-347-2635, Ext. 20.

Tuesday, 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.

Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m.: Homework Helpers invites parents or guardians to bring their children in grades 1 to 8 for free after school tutoring, advice and homework help. The program is certified by the Episcopal Diocese of Washington under its mandatory “Safeguarding God’s Children” training. St. John’s Church, Broadcreek, St. John’s Bayne Hall, 9801 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. Free. Registration: Ruth LaBelle, Program Director, 240-461-5330 or hwhelpers@stjohnsbroadcreek.org.

Tuesdays 7-9 p.m.: “Passages,” a 14-week “DivorceCare” series for those experiencing the pain of separation or divorce, will be held at Vienna Presbyterian Church, Maple Avenue and Park Street, Vienna. Materials cost, $20, scholarships available. Register at 703-938-9050 or Passages@ViennaPres.org or www.viennapres.org.

Wednesday, 12:10 to 12:45 p.m.: Virtuoso organist Dongho Lee performs Charles Ives’s “Variations on America,” and other works. St. John’s Church, Lafayette Square at the corner of 16th and H streets NW. Free; wheelchair accessible. 202-347-8766 or www.stjohns-dc.org/.

Wednesdays, 6 p.m.: Weekly Bible study. Calvary Episcopal Church, 509 I St. NE. Free. 202-546-8011.

Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.: Everyone is welcome at the Wednesday night open prayer service with Communion following. Franconia United Methodist Church, 6037 Franconia Rd., Alexandria. 703-971-5151. www.franconiaumc.org.

Wednesday, 6:30-7:45 p.m.: Mental wellness: supporting children, teens and young adults, a discussion about mental health issues that can affect and challenge young people and their families, and gain insights that can help. Feb. 26 topic: Best Practices. The Lutheran Church of St Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 301-384-4394.

Friday, 12:15-1 p.m.: Jason Farris, from Sewanee, Tenn., will perform a carillon by Leo Sowerby, an Old English tune by Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, a piece by J. S. Bach, a meditation by Clarence Dickinson and excerpts from Charles-Marie Widor’s Symphony No. 5 . National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir. NW. Free, donations welcome. 202-797-0103.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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