Religion events from around the Washington area

July 18

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.tthomascroom.org/ourlocalbounty.

Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.: Trinity Episcopal Church in St. Mary’s City holds its annual summer dinner. Menu includes crab cakes, baked ham, fried chicken with parsleyed potatoes, green beans, cole slaw, applesauce, rolls and iced tea. Desserts available. The meal will be served family-style in the Parish Hall. Drive-through carry-out available. A gift shop with baked goods will be held on the premises. 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.

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, 4 to 6 p.m.: “Get Fit to Live Your Best Life,” a seminar with Betty Smith. She will tell how she went from a person who could barely walk to be a marathon runner in her 70s and describe simple ways to improve your health and fitness for life. Refreshments will be served. Capitol Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church, 914 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Free. 202-543-1344. www.chcsda.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 the 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 through Aug. 24, 8:30 a.m.: “Chapel in the Woods” returns to Glenn Dale United Methodist Church. Services will feature informal singing, prayers and a short homily. This year’s theme is “Serving With Joy.” In inclement weather, services will be in the church. The regular worship service will be at 10:30 a.m. in the church. Glenn Dale United Methodist Church, 8500 Springfield Rd., Glenn Dale. 301-390-6640.

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, The historic, religious, cultural and political situations of the community in which Matthew lived will be discussed. Christ Church Parish Hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Rd., Chaptico. Free. 301-884-3451.

Sunday, 1 p.m.: Knitting and crocheting workshop to create items for those in need. Instruction, needles and yarn will be provided. Washington National Cathedral, fourth floor of the South Tower, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. Mila Michael, knitting@cathedralcongregation.org. 202-537-6200.

Sunday, 2 p.m.: Gargoyle tour. A slide show of whimsical stone gargoyles and grotesques is followed by an outdoor tour. Binoculars and cameras are welcome. Washington National Cathedral, Main Entrance Welcome Desk, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $15; 12 and younger, $6. Reservations recommended. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Sunday, 4 p.m.: Jazz at Meade. Nasar Abadey, Peabody Institute professor of jazz percussion and founder of the jazz group Supernova, will perform his recognizable style of jazz. Meade Memorial Episcopal Church, 322 North Alfred St., Alexandria. $15; free parking. jazzatmeade@meadechurch.org. 703-549-1334. www.meadechurch.org.

Sunday, 6 p.m.: Organist Benjamin Straley 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.: Physician Chris Jonas and his wife, Heather Jonas, will talk about why he joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Washington Temple Visitors Center, 9900 Stoneybrook Dr., Kensington. Free. 301-587-0144.

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon: Vacation Bible school: “Wilderness Escape — A Holy Land Adventure.” For ages 3 through the sixth grade. Children will learn to trust God as they join Moses on a journey through the wilderness and discover what it was like to live in the Israelite camp. Franconia United Methodist Church, 6037 Franconia Rd., Alexandria. Free. Mende, dcym@franconiaumc.org. 703-971-5151. www.franconiaumc.org. Register: www.franconiaumc.org/index.php/events/vacation-bible-school/.

Monday through Friday, 9 to 11:30 a.m.: Vacation Bible school: “Arrow Island, Choosing God’s Way.” Children ages 3 through grade six will hear a Bible lesson, learn about missions, engage in arts and crafts, play games and have a snack. All are welcome. Fellowship Baptist Church, 5936 Rolling Rd., Springfield. Free. Register: www.honoringGod.org. 703-569-5151.

Monday, 10 a.m.; Memorial celebration to honor the life of stained glass and mosaic artist Rowan LeCompte. The Rev. Oran Warder, rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Alexandria, will preach. The Rev. John Runkle, former cathedral conservator and current executive director of the Ayres Center for Spiritual Development at St. Mary’s Sewanee, will deliver a tribute. The Rev. Canon Gina Campbell is the officiant. All are welcome to the service that remembers the man who, at age 16, was given his first commission to create a cathedral window and was paid $100 for it. Washington National Cathedral, Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

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 above. 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. Bring a mat. Pilgrim Church United Church of Christ, 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 .

Mondays through Sept. 1, 7 to 8 p.m.: Labyrinth walks accompanied by recorded or live contemplative music at the Deborah Carolyn Howell Memorial just outside the church. Come when you can; leave when you must. A Taizé 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.

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. 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 ages 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.: Baritone James Rogers and pianist Andrew Earle Simpson will perform works by Faure, Rachmaninoff and Richard Strauss. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-347-2635, ext. 20.

Tuesdays, 7:15 p.m. and Wednesdays, 6 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, 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.

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.

Thursdays, 9 a.m.: Yoga class. Christ Church Chaptico, Parish Hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Rd., Chaptico. Call for details. 301-301-884-3451.

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.

Thursday, 7 p.m.: Washington Cathedral Dean Gary Hall will read World War I-era poetry for the opening of “The Passion of Edith Cavell,” a 14-panel painting installation that tells the story of the World War I British heroine Edith Cavell, a Red Cross nurse, humanitarian and Christian martyr, before it goes on tour in Europe and to its final Easter 2015 installation in England’s Norwich Cathedral, near the site of Cavell’s burial. Artist Brian Whelan will discuss his work. The exhibit closes on September 18. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. Reservations required: invitation@cathedral.org. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Thursday, 7:30 p.m.: Broadway and recording artist Sandra Turley will perform uplifting music and the spoken word. Sponsored by Annandale Stake. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Washington Temple Visitors Center, 9900 Stoneybrook Dr., Kensington. Free. 301-587-0144.

Friday, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.: The Pilgrim Church United Church of Christ will host a young adult happy hour to encourage the development of new friendships and socializing. Bring a dish to share with other. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. Pilgrim Church United Church of Christ, 2206 Briggs Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 877-792-8479.

July 26, 7 p.m.: “Blessed, Honored, Pioneer.” All are welcome at this celebration of the pioneer heritage and legacy of the Mormon migration, presented in words and music by the Oakton, Va., Stake. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Washington D.C. Temple Visitors Center, 9900 Stoneybrook Dr., Kensington. Free. 301-587-0144.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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