Religion events from around the Washington area

June 6

Saturday, 8 to 10:30 a.m.: All-you-can-eat monthly community pancake breakfast featuring blueberry and regular pancakes. Proceeds benefit St. Paul’s Library and St. Paul’s Hunger Ministry. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 10401 Armory Ave., Kensington. $6.50; $2 for age 11 and younger; $18 family maximum. 301-933-7933.

Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon: “Our Local Bounty” farmers market is open, offering 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, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.: A flea market with a food and bake sale will be held at Oakton Church of the Brethren, 10025 Courthouse Rd., Vienna. For information or to reserve sales space, available for a $15 donation to the church, call 703-281-4411 or go to www.oaktonbrethren.org.

Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Strawberry Festival, with fresh-picked strawberries ladled over vanilla ice cream and cake, will be hosted by the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. There will also be a sale of baked goods, a rummage sale and a flea market. Hot dogs, barbecue, salads and beverages will be sold. Outside flea market spaces are available for $10 per space. Proceeds will help church projects. Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, 7606 Quarterfield Rd., Glen Burnie. Flea market spaces, Jerry Young, 410-437-9301 or Arlyce Lohr, 410-674-4118. Other information, 410-766-8778.

Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: A yard sale will be from 10 a.m. to noon. At noon, Strawberry Festival with strawberry desserts and ice cream, hot dogs and black bean burgers, kids games, Red Cross Emergency response vehicles for viewing and an adopt-a-kitten program. Bethel United Church of Christ, 4347 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. Park at Red Cross. valanddonna@hotmail.com. 703-892-6720.

Saturday, noon to 4 p.m.: Spring Festival will feature a petting zoo, moon bounce, obstacle course, remote-control race course, games for all ages, crafts, cake walk, prizes and refreshments. Fellowship Baptist Church, 5936 Rolling Rd., Springfield. Free. 703-569-5151 or www.honoringGod.org.

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, 2 p.m.: Pride Picnic. All members of the diocese are invited. Get to know members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and supporters from around the diocese. Hamburgers, hot dogs and veggie burgers will be served at this potluck-style cookout. Bring a dessert or side dish to share. St. Thomas’s Parish, 1772 Church St. NW. Reply: Gregory Mackmin, gmackmin@gmail.com.

Saturday, 7 p.m.: The UST Singers, a mixed choral ensemble from the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, the Philippines, will perform. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Washington Temple Visitors Center, 9900 Stoneybrook Dr., Kensington. Free. 301-587-0144.

Saturday, 7 p.m.: Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez will lead the Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ Choir and Orchestra in a performance of Part III of Handel’s “Messiah.” A free-will offering will be given to Bethesda Cares. Reception will follow the performance. Westmoreland Congregational UCC, 1 Westmoreland Cir., Bethesda. 301-229-7766. www.westmorelanducc.org.

Saturday, 8 p.m.: Dan Saks, driving force behind the rock band DeLeon, transforms ancient Sephardic folk songs into a sound that is brand-new and centuries old. Saks will offer a “behind the music” glimpse at a near-forgotten cultural legacy. Sephardic refreshments will be served. Part of the Washington Jewish Music Festival. Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. $18; in advance, $15. info@wjmf.org. 202-777-3251. www.wjmf.org.

Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: The 2nd annual Washington Jewish Music Festival in the Park. A day of free concerts, games, crafts and fun. Hear the Mama Doni Band, she/roots/rock mash-up Josh and the Jamtones and the raucous dance music of the Michael Winograd Klezmer Ensemble. Jump on a moon bounce, get your face painted, play field games and more. Take a blanket and a picnic lunch. Washington D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. Free. 877-987-6487 or www.wjmf.org.

Sunday, 11 a.m.: Feast of Pentecost will be celebrated with an All-Parish Potluck Picnic in the churchyard following the 10 a.m. worship service. Please bring a dish to share. Historic Christ Church, 118 N. Washington St., Alexandria. Free. parishlife@ccalex.org. 703-549-1450. www.historicchristchurch.org .

Sunday: Historic Christ Episcopal Church has announced a seasonal change in its Sunday worship services, which will be at 8 and 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. All are welcome. Historic Christ Church, 118 N. Washington St., Alexandria. Free. 703-549-1450.

Sunday, 10 a.m.: Pentecost and a Reconciling Sunday will celebrate the birth of the Church and its evolution into a reconciling church. Pentecost on the Plaza will follow the worship service and offer a picnic spread of sandwiches, salads and dessert. Don’t forget to wear red. Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. Free. 202-363-4900.

Sunday, 10:10 a.m.: Organist and Associate Director of Music Christopher Betts will discuss what is coming our way in the upcoming season. He will give an outline of the highlights, organ recitals and the work to be done by the ensemble Voices. A question-and-answer session follows. Washington National Cathedral, Great Choir, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Sunday, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: A Religious School Open House and Party will be hosted by Beth Shalom Congregation. There will be news about the programs that start in the fall, inflatables, games and activities for all ages. Lunch available for purchase. Beth Shalom Congregation, 8070 Harriet Tubman Lane, Columbia. Admission, free. 410-531-5115. www.beth-shalom.net.

Sunday, 4 p.m.: Juilliard School alumni, including Lorna Myers, John Aler, Edwina Humphrey Flynn, Virginia Lum and Jonathan Reinhold, will perform an afternoon of musical favorites. The “Stars of Tomorrow” will join in with the alumni later in the performance. Church of the Little Flower, 5607 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda. Free. 301-320-538. www.lfparish.org.

Sunday, 5 p.m.: The Maryland State Boychoir will perform its last concert of the season, a program of classical and contemporary choral works, sacred and secular, spirituals, gospel music and show tunes. Church of the Annunciation, 3810 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Free-will offering. 202-441-7678.

Sunday, 7:30 p.m.: The St. Paul’s Adult Masterworks Chorus, Chamber Ensemble and soloists Amanda Cullin, Sarah Snow, Felix Polendey and Michael Liskiewicz will perform Franz Joseph Haydn’s “Mass in Time of War.” Spring Masterworks Concert at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 5486 St. Paul’s Rd., King George. Free-will offering. 540-663-3083.

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

Mondays, 7 p.m., and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.: Yoga instructor Kirsten Norris leads weekly sessions. Please bring a mat. Pilgrim Church UCC’s social hall, 2206 Briggs Rd., Silver Spring. Suggested donation, $5 to $10. The Rev. Jessie Lowry, jessdoerrer@gmail.com. 877-792-8479.

Mondays, 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.

Monday, 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.: Buddhist nun Gen Kelsang Varahi will teach “A New You” in a series exploring meditations and teachings to help people feel more connected to the world and enable them to fulfill their potential for goodness. The hour-long classes include teaching, guided meditation and a question-and-answer session. Vajrayogini Buddhist Center, Friendship Terrace (3rd floor lounge), 4201 Butterworth Pl. NW. 202-986-2257. www.meditation-dc.org.

Tuesdays and Thurdays through August 28: Washington National Cathedral invites everyone to take advantage of its extended summer hours on most Tuesdays and Thursdays until 8 p.m. The exhibit “Though the Earth Be Moved,” a look at the impact of the 2011 earthquake on the Cathedral, and “Gothic Resilience,” an exhibit of Cathedral photographs by Colin Winterbottom will be on view on the 7th floor observation gallery where you may also enjoy scenic views or the Washington, D.C. area. All are welcome at the 5:30 p.m. choral evensong or evening prayer services. Washington National Cathedral, Front Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Adults, $6; military, students, seniors and age 12 and younger, $3. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:15 to 10 a.m.: Senior Fit, an exercise class for ages 55 and older to build strength, fitness and cardiovascular health. Required physician consent form available at the Info Center or by visiting the Web site. Lutheran Church of St. Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Free. Call Marilee at 301-384-4394 or go to www.mystandrew.org.

Tuesdays, 10:45 a.m.: A docent-led “spirituality reflections” tour explores stories of faithful action and devotion highlighted in 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. 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.: Guitarist Douglas Rogers, a faculty member at the Levine School of Music, will perform in celebration of Celtic and Brazilian music. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-347-2635, ext. 20.

Tuesdays through June 24, 7 p.m.: Jan Genevro will facilitate a discussion of “Made for Goodness, and Why This Makes All the Difference,” a book by Desmond Tutu and his daughter, Mpho Tutu. Answers questions that are frequently asked of them about suffering, joy, faith, freedom and God’s love for us. It is an expression of Desmond Tutu’s conviction that goodness will triumph, and an invitation to readers to see themselves through God’s eyes. Washington National Cathedral, N-4 (take the North Tower elevator to the 4th floor), Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free, reservations required: ESpencer@cathedral.org. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Screenings for stroke, aneurysm and vascular disease will be held. Pilgrim Church UCC, 2206 Briggs Rd., Silver Spring. Tests priced separately, or get all five for $149. Pre-registration preferred (and $10 discount given). 877-792-8479. www.lifelinescreening.com/community-partners.

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

Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.: Open prayer service. Communion follows. Franconia United Methodist Church, 6037 Franconia Rd., Alexandria. 703-971-5151. www.franconiaumc.org.

Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.: Walk the labyrinth from 6 to 7:30 p.m., then attend a Taize prayer service, with sung prayer and periods of peaceful silence. St. George’s Episcopal Church, 915 N. Oakland St. Arlington. Free. E-mail bkeseley@saintgeorgeschurch.org. 703-525-8286. www.saintgeorgeschurch.org.

Thursday, 7:30 p.m.: Enrique Smeke, a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship, will discuss “Are You Ready to Take the First Step?” The topic seeks to give a better understanding of how turning to God for direction and support brings answers. Childcare provided. First Church of Christ, Scientist, 7901 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. Free parking. 301-652-5591.

Friday, 12:15 to 1 p.m.: Pipe organist Tyler Canonico, assisted by Jordan Markham, will perform works by J.S. Bach, Janette Fishell, Olivier Messiaen and Louis Vierne. National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir. NW. Free, donations welcome. 202-797-0103.

Friday, 6 p.m.: End of the year dinner, consisting of dairy foods, and tot shabbat will be held. The tot shabbat is an interactive sabbath celebration for children from birth through 1st grade and their families. Older siblings are welcome. Refreshments will be served after services. Beth Shalom Congregation, 8070 Harriet Tubman Lane, Columbia. Families, (4 or more) $28; age 13 or older, $9; ages 4-12, $6.. 410-531-5115. www.beth-shalom.net.

June 14-15, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Rummage sale. St. Hugh of Grenoble Church, 135 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. Admission, free. 301-474-4322.

June 14, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Strawberry Festival and silent auction. All are welcome. Grilled lunch, fresh strawberries with shortcake and ice cream sundaes will be served as you listen to the music of Augumented 8. Many unusual services and items, including a day at the races at Laurel Park with a racehorse owner, will be available through the silent auction. Face-painting and games for children. Church of the Redeemer, 6201 Dunrobbin Dr., Bethesda. 301-229-3770. www.redeemerbethesda.org

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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