Religion events from around the Washington area

August 7, 2014

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, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: 30th annual peach festival. Locally grown peaches, pies, crab cakes, homemade peach ice cream, vendors, a flea market and more. Antioch United Methodist Church, 1742 Town Point Rd., Cambridge. 410-228-4723.

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 Aug. 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. The Rev. Amy K. Butler, the first woman to head the Riverside Church in New York, is this week’s guest preacher. 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 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 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, Md. Free. 301-884-3451.

Sundays through Aug. 30, 10:30 a.m.: Worship will take place each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Following Sunday’s service, worshipers will be invited to help with the church’s meal packaging event for Stop Hunger Now, a charity that feeds the hungry globally. Volunteers will be given a light lunch. On Aug. 17 at 11:45 a.m., there will be a barbecue lunch and a concert by the U.S. Navy Sea Chanters. On Aug. 31, a singalong will be followed by a “Movie Night Under the Stars” program. Annandale United Methodist Church, 6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale. 703-256-8330.

Sunday, noon: If you are willing to befriend an international student from American University, sharing an occasional meal, outing or other activity, we will give you information to make this outreach possible. National Presbyterian Church, Culbertson Library, Administration Building, 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW.
202-537-0800 or hgore@nationalpres.org.

Sunday, 6 p.m.: Organist Ronald Stolk will perform at the 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.: “Walk into the Light,” a night of music and inspiration performed by the D.C. North Mission as members share their testimonies in spoken word and music. 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. 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. $25; children, seniors, students and military, $21. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org. Mondays, 7 p.m.: Senior strength and stretch class. Participants must bring a completed “assumption of risk and waiver of liability” to the first class. Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1301 Collingwood Rd., Alexandria. Free. Reservations: judy@aldersgate.net or 703-765-6555, ext. 626. aldersgate.net.

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.

Mondays through Sept. 1, 7 to 8 p.m.: Labyrinth walks accompanied by recorded or live contemplative music at Deborah Carolyn Howell Memorial, just outside the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 6201 Dunrobbin Dr., Bethesda. Come when you can; leave when you must. Free. office.redeemer@verizon.net. 301-229-3770. www.redeemerbethesda.org.

Mondays through Aug. 25, 7 p.m.: A course in miracles that helps one “undo the past in the present and thus release the future.” Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church 7400 Temple Hills Rd., Camp Springs. Free. 301-449-4308. www.dmuuc.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 information 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.: Docent-led “spirituality reflections” tours explore 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. All are welcome. Truro Anglican Church undercroft, 10520 Main St., Fairfax. Free. 703-273-1300.

Tuesday, 12:10 p.m.: The Sundance Trio will perform music written for solo wind instruments. 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 Washington National Cathedral, its history, architecture and artworks, plus a traditional English tea and a scenic view of the city from the cathedral tower. 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 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.

Wednesdays, moon and 7:30 p.m.: Bible study based on the Alan B. Stringfellow book “Through the Bible in One Year: A 52-Lesson Introduction to the 66 Books of the Bible.” First A.M.E. Church of Gaithersburg, 17620 Washington Grove Lane, Gaithersburg. Free. 240-632-9760.

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, 6 p.m.: Walk the labyrinth from 6 to 7:30 p.m., then attend a Taize prayer service at 7:30 p.m., 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.

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 Aug. 27, 7 p.m.: Tai chi classes. Certified instructor will teach the movement discipline that may strengthen the mind and body. Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church 7400 Temple Hills Rd., Camp Springs. Suggested donation, $5. 301-449-4308. www.dmuuc.org.

Wednesdays, 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, Md. $6 per class. 301-884-3451.

Thursdays, 9 a.m.: Yoga class. Christ Church Parish Hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Rd., Chaptico, Md. 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. 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. Hilda Gore, hgore@nationalpres.org. 202-537-7483.

Aug. 16, 10 a.m.: Minyan Oneg Shabbat: Jewish renewal service and potluck lunch. Rabbi Mark Novak will weave together song, chant, meditation, story and Torah into a joyous gathering of insight and celebration. Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, Geneva Room, 1 Chevy Chase Cir. NW. Free. 202-362-3270. www.MinyanOnegShabbat.org.

Aug. 16, 1:30 to 5 p.m.: Fish fry and blues concert. From 1:30 to 3:30, two fillets, sides and a selection of beverages are offered for a suggested donation of $10. Anthony “Swamp Dog” Clark and the All Star Blues Band will perform until 5 p.m. Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church, 7400 Temple Hills Rd., Camp Springs. Donations accepted for concert. 301-449-4308. www.dmuuc.org.

Aug. 16, 1:30 to 5 p.m.: Blessing of the Backpacks. Chapel of the Incarnation, 14070 Brandywine Rd., Brandywine, Md. Also on Aug. 17 at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas’s Church, 14300 St. Thomas Church Rd., Upper Marlboro. Free.
301-627-8469.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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