Religion events from around the Washington area

July 11

Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon: Our Local Bounty farmers market offers 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, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.: The D.C. Holy Land Festival celebrates the culture and life of Christians in the Holy Land with Middle Eastern food, exhibits, demonstrations of Arabic calligraphy, popular Middle Eastern foods, speakers, panel discussions with Palestinians and representatives from Baptist, Catholic, Episcopal, Jewish, Lutheran, Muslim, Orthodox and Presbyterian faith organizations, vendors and tours of the historic Franciscan Monastery shrines, gardens and church. The monastery’s historic church and gardens, including full-size replicas of Holy Land shrines, will be open. Tours will be offered throughout the day. Mass at 5 p.m. Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, 1400 Quincy St. NE. Free. 301-853-5340 or 202-526-6800. www.myfranciscan.org/holylandfestival.

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.

Sundays through August 31, 8 and 10 a.m.: The National Cathedral’s worship service times are making a summer-only change. The first service, with Holy Eucharist, Rite 1, remains at 8 a.m. but is moving to Bethlehem Chapel, on the lower level. The 9 and 11:15 a.m. services will become one service at 10 a.m., with Holy Eucharist, guest musicians and the traditional coffee hour following. Two of those guests will be choirs of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (Chestnut Hill) in Philadelphia and the Church of the Incarnation in Dallas. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Sundays, 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.: Bible study will focus on the Gospel of Matthew, the primary source for Gospel readings at Sunday worship this Lectionary year. , examining the historic, religious, cultural and political situations of the community in which Matthew lived as he wrote the Gospel, looking for clues that will help us understand the Gospel itself. Christ Church Parish Hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Rd., Chaptico. Free. 301-884-3451.

Sunday, 10:15 a.m.: Metropolitan AME celebrates its 176th anniversary with a unity service. Metropolitan AME Church, 1518 M St. NW. Free. 202-767-5658.

Sunday, 1:30 p.m.: Organist Stephen Ackert and harpist Rebecca Smith perform J.S. Bach’s Preludes and Fugues from “The Well-Tempered Clavier.” Part of the Bach Festival. Grace Church, Georgetown, 1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $20. 202-333-7100. www.gracedc.org.

Sunday, 3 p.m.: Summer Fun-4-All, a one-day summer camp for all ages. Dinner off the grill is available when you preregister. Beth Shalom Congregation, 8070 Harriet Tubman Lane, Columbia. Dinner, $5. Activities, free. 410-531-5115. www.beth-shalom.net.

Sunday, 6 p.m.: Organist Michael Britt will perform. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Upper Church, 400 Michigan Ave. NE. Free-will offering. muslit@bnsic.org. 202-526-8300. www.nationalshrine.com/music.

Sunday, 7 p.m.: The missionaries of the Washington mission will perform a program of music and testimony in Spanish. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Washington Temple Visitors Center, 9900 Stoneybrook Dr., Kensington. Free. 301-587-0144.

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, 7 p.m.: Bible study. Wesley United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 5312 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-966-5144. www.wesleydc.org .

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

Mondays, 7 p.m.; Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.: Yoga instructor Kirsten Norris leads weekly sessions. 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.

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 .

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 through Sept. 1, 7 to 8 p.m.: Labyrinth walks accompanied by recorded or live contemplative music will be held at the Deborah Carolyn Howell memorial just outside the church. Come when you can; leave when you must. A Taize service and healing rite follows at 7:30 p.m. Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 6201 Dunrobbin Dr., Bethesda. Free. office.redeemer@verizon.net. 301-229-3770. www.redeemerbethesda.org.

Tuesday: Registration deadline for a music camp that will be attended by approximately 30 children, ages 7-14. The camp’s three professional musical educators will help them grow musically through a week of secular, experiential learning using the Orff-Schulwerk process of singing, speaking, moving and playing while exploring literature and poetry, singing games, choral music and a variety of percussion instruments. Their innate creativity will be fostered through simple improvisation/composition exercises. Other activities include daily arts and crafts and outdoor recreation. The week culminates in an informal, interactive performance for family and friends. No prior musical training is needed in order to participate. Lunch and a snack are provided daily. Camp will take place from Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily, August 4 to 8. The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 6201 Dunrobbin Dr., Bethesda. Tuition, $375, scholarships available. Questions: Thomas Smith, Director of Music: music.redeemer@verizon.net. 301-229-3770, Ext. 16. www.redeemerbethesda.org.

Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 28: Washington National Cathedral has extended summer hours — until 8 p.m. — on most Tuesdays and Thursdays. The exhibits “Though the Earth Be Moved,” a look at the impact of the 2011 earthquake on the cathedral, and “Gothic Resilience,” cathedral photographs by Colin Winterbottom, will be on view on the seventh-floor observation gallery. 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 and Thursdays, 10 a.m.: Strength and Balance, led by Tonya Walton, a full-body strength and balance class that incorporates light weights and floor work with a mat, sponsored by Sibley Senior Association. Sessions go through Aug. 1. Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. Call for price. 202-364-7602.

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 stories, silence, poetry and prayer. 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 .

Tuesdays, 11 a.m.: Bible study group meets. All are welcome. Truro Anglican Church undercroft, 10520 Main St., Fairfax. Free. 703-273-1300.

Tuesday, 12:10 p.m.: Vocalist and pianist Anthony Zwerdling and pianist Charles Staples perform songs of the 1930s written by Samuel Barber, Charles Ives, Cole Porter and George Gershwin. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-347-2635, ext. 20.

Tuesday and Wednesday, 1:30 p.m.: A docent-led tour of the highlights of the cathedral, its history, architecture and art, plus a traditional English tea and 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 8:15 p.m.: Zumba classes. Christ Church Chaptico, Parish Hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Rd., Chaptico, Md. $6 per class, or get a punch card that charges $5 per visit. Lisa Martoni, 240-925-4153.

Tuesdays through August 5, 6:45 to 8:30 p.m.: Enjoy pizza and soda, then watch a screening and discussion of the series “First Light: Jesus and the Kingdom of God.” Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3022 Woodlawn Ave., Falls Church. Free. admin@htluther.org. 703-532-6617. www.htluther.org.

Wednesdays and Fridays through Aug. 1, 11 a.m.: Carolyn Gichner leads six weeks of a total-body workout for active seniors. Bring a mat and light weights. Sponsored by Sibley Senior Association. Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. $60 for a one-day-per-week class; $100 for a two-days-per-week class. 202-364-7602.

Wednesdays, 12:30 to 2 p.m.: Rising fourth- and fifth-graders will meet each week for Bible study and games. National Presbyterian Church, Youth House, 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW. Free. 202-537-0800.

Wednesday, 4:30 p.m.: “Watermelon Wednesdays.” A new program designed for families with children age 7 and younger. Watermelon will be served on the front lawn, along with a story or two and songs with a slice of Judaism. Beth Shalom Congregation, 8070 Harriet Tubman Lane, Columbia. Free. 410-531-5115.

Wednesdays, 6 p.m.: 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 .

Wednesdays through July 30, 7 p.m.: Bible study on the Psalms. Lutheran Church of St. Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. 301-384-4394. www.mystandrew.org.

Wednesdays through July 30, 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.: Flaunt Fitness, a 45-minute program for women led by Lisa Martoni. Christ Church Parish Hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Rd., Chaptico. $6 per class. 301-884-3451.

Thursday, noon: Volunteers are needed for one hour to help receive and condition flowers for Sunday mornings. No prior experience required; training provided. National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW. Information: Nora Szeto at noraszeto@hotmail.com. 202-537-0800.

Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.: College students are invited to a summer-long study of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s “Life Together,” a book about developing Christian community. Dinner at 6:30 p.m.; discussion begins at 7 p.m. National Presbyterian Church, Youth House, 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW. Free. Information: Hilda Gore, hgore@nationalpres.org. 202-537-7483.

July 19, noon-5 p.m.: Trinity Episcopal Church, St. Mary’s Parish, will hold its annual summer dinner. The meal, with crab cakes, baked ham and fried chicken with parsleyed potatoes, green beans, cole slaw, applesauce, rolls iced tea and water will be served family-style in the Parish Hall. Desserts will be available. Drive-through carryout is available. Baked goods will be sold. Trinity Episcopal Church, 47477 Trinity Church Rd., St. Mary’s City. $24; 6 to 12, $8; 5 and younger, free. 301-862-4597 or www.trinitysmcmd.com .

July 19, 4 to 6 p.m.: “Get Fit to Live Your Best Life,” a seminar with ultra-marathon runner Betty Smith. She will describe simple ways to improve your health and fitness. Capitol Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church, 914 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Free. 202-543-1344. www.chcsda.org .

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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