Religion events in the D.C. area

February 7

The hypothermia shelter at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Falls Church, is in need of volunteer help. From Feb. 23 to March 1, people with a variety of skills and talents will do what it takes to make shelter guests welcome and comfortable. Needs include preparing and serving meals, cleaning the facilities, acting as an overnight supervisor or providing companionship to guests through active listening. If you can share your artistic, musical, sewing or other talents, e-mail admin@htluther.org or call the church at 703-532-6617.

Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.: The Charles B. Walker Culture Club annual Black History Month bazaarfeatures jewelry, cosmetics, ethnic clothing, handcrafted hats and scarfs, seated massage, memorabilia, guest authors, food tasting and much more. Zion Baptist Church, 4850 Blagden Ave. NW. 202-291-6558.

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, 1 p.m.:An introduction to the free FamilySearch Web site, which can help with genealogical research problems. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4100 St. Johns Lane, Ellicott City. columbia@ldsmail.net or 443-539-6566.

Saturday, 4-6 p.m.: A community spaghetti supper, including spaghetti, bread, salad, a beverage and dessert. Children are welcome. Christ Episcopal Church, 8710 Old Branch Ave., Clinton. Free-will offering, $10 suggested. 301-868-1330 or christchurchclinton@verizon.net.

Saturday, 7-10 p.m.: “The Big Band Tradition,” an evening of jazz, led by Steve Kaufman. Refreshments will be served. Christ Congregational Church, 9525 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Free-will offering to benefit a youth summer mission trip. 301-585-8010.

Saturday, 7 p.m.: The Choir of the Basilica and South Florida’s Seraphic Fire will perform Claudio Monteverdi’s “Vespers of 1610.” Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Ave. NE. Free. Reservations: montiverdi.eventbrite.com. 202-526-8300.

Saturday, 7 p.m.:Seiko Shimada and guest performers present a Japanese concert for Japanese and non-Japanese speakers. The interactive program features Japanese folk, anime, pop, children’s songs and more. Tours in Japanese will be held at 6 and 8 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Washington D.C. Temple Visitors Center, 9900 Stoneybrook Dr., Kensington. Free. 301-587-0144.

Sunday, 9:15 and 11:15 a.m.: Ysaye Barnwell, a former member of the a cappella group Sweet Honey in the Rock, will lead the congregation as she draws on her experience as composer, master teacher and clinician. Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. 703-892-2565. www.uucava.org.

Sunday: 10 a.m.: Katherine Imhoff, president of the Montpelier Foundation, will discuss the presidency of James Madison. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. Free. 202-347-8766 or www.stjohns-dc.org/.

Sunday: 10 a.m.: Clarence Page, a senior member of the editorial board of the Chicago Tribune, will speak during the worship service. St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 728 23rd St. NW. 202-333-3985. www.stmarysfoggybottom.org/smc/.

Sunday, 10 a.m. or 12:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.: The book “The Word Is Very Near You” will be used to guide participants in three methods of praying with Scripture over five weeks. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Free, registration requested: Randolph Charles, rcharles@epiphanydc.org or 202-347-2635, Ext. 12.

Sundays through Feb. 16, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: Workshops on growing as a Jewish/Christian couple, led by Rabbi Harold White of Georgetown University and the Rev. Julia Jarvis, spiritual leaders of the Interfaith Families Project of Greater Washington, D.C., and the Rev. Michael Kelly of St. Martin of Tours Parish. An additional session will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Christ Congregational Church, 9525 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. All other sessions will be held at Albert Einstein High School, 11135 Newport Mill Rd., Kensington. $250/series. E-mail Miranda@iffp.net or 301-770-6337.

Sundays, noon: “Building Your Own Theology” classes led by Peter Fontneau, director of religion. Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church 7400 Temple Hills Rd., Camp Springs. Free, registration requested. dre@dmuuc.org. 449-4308. www.dmuuc.org.

Sunday, 3 p.m.: The U.S. Air Force Band’s Air Force Strings ensemble will perform. Metropolitan AME Church, 1518 M St. NW. Free. 202-767-5658.

Sunday, 3 p.m.: The Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic will perform Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 1, Ron Nelson’s “Savannah River Holiday,” and Stanley Curtis’s “Night Passages,” a concerto for flugelhorn, trumpet and piccolo trumpet, with soloist Stanley Curtis. Come at 2:15 p.m. and hear a pre-concert discussion led by Stephen Bertino. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. $20; 18 and younger, free. 703-799-8229. www.wmpamusic.org.

Sunday, 4 p.m.: Kenny Anderson and the Daughters of Thunder will perform gospel music at a benefit for the church’s Liberia project. Refreshments will be served in the Fellowship Hall after the concert. St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, 14900 Annapolis Rd., Bowie. Free-will offering. 301-651-3643.

Sunday, 4 p.m.: David Searle will lead the Catholic University Benjamin T. Rome School of Music Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3, Strauss’s “Till Eulenspiegel,” Mozart’s Flute Concert in D (with university 2013 concerto competition winner Troy Paolantonio) and Prokofiev’s Piano Concert No. 1 (with university 2013 concerto competition winner Anna Nizhegorodtseva). Church of the Little Flower, 5607 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda. Free. 301-320-4538. www.lfparish.org.

Sunday, 4 p.m.: A Medieval Valentine. Delightful love songs performed by Armona Nova, an ensemble of period instruments and voices specializing in music of the 12th-17th centuries, with harpist Constance Whiteside, soprano Evanne Browne and countertenor Corey McKnight. Saint Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 3241 Brush Dr., Falls Church. Suggested donation, $15. 703-200-7489.

Sunday, 5 p.m.: “A Merry Conceit: Music for two viols.” Tina Chancey and Amy Domingues perform works for violas da gamba written by Hume, Sainte-Colombe, Kühnel, Telemann and others. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane, Arlington. Free-will offering. 703-508-9685.

Sunday, 7 p.m.: “Rebuilding Families in the Middle East.” Baroness Emma Nicholson will describe efforts to aid children and families in Iraq and elsewhere. Nicholson works closely with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on several humanitarian projects. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Washington D.C. Temple Visitors Center, 9900 Stoneybrook Dr., Kensington. Free. 301-587-0144.

Sunday, 7 p.m.: The U.S. Air Force Heritage Ramblers will perform New Orleans and Chicago styles of traditional jazz. Resurrection Church, 3315 Greencastle Rd., Burtonsville. Suggested donation, $20. 301-520-8921. www.resurrectionadw.org/index.php/concert-series. 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; 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 .

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

Monday, 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.

Tuesday, 10:45 a.m.: A docent-led “spirituality reflections” tour. Stories of faithful action and devotion depicted in glass and stone. The tour offers 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.: Wen-Yin Chantilly performs masterworks by J.S. Bach and Beethoven. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-347-2635, Ext. 20.

Tuesday, 7 p.m.; Wednesday, noon: Bible study. Randall Memorial United Methodist Church, 1002 46th St. NE. 202-396-0375. Wednesday, 6 p.m.: Walk the labyrinth until 7:30 p.m., then attend a Taize prayer service, with songs of few words followed by periods of peaceful silence. St. George’s Episcopal Church, 915 N. Oakland St. Arlington. Free. E-mail bkeseley@saintgeorgeschurch.org. 703-525-8286.

Wednesday, 1:30 p.m.: A docent-led tour of the highlights of the cathedral, its history, architecture and artwork — 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, allhallowsguild.org or misbister@cathedral.org.

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 with communion following. Franconia United Methodist Church, 6037 Franconia Rd., Alexandria. 703-971-5151. www.franconiaumc.org.

Wednesdays through Feb. 26, 6:30-7:45 p.m.: Mental wellness: Supporting children, teens and young adults, a discussion about mental health issues that can affect young people and their families. Feb. 12 topic: life transitions. Lutheran Church of St Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 301-384-4394.

Wednesdays, 7 p.m.:Bible study at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 3601 Alabama Ave. SE. 202-582-7740.

Wednesdays, 7 and 7:30 p.m.: Certified instructor Susan Goekler leads tai chi classes to strengthen mind and body. Intermediate students at 7 p.m.; beginners at 7:30 p.m. Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church, 7400 Temple Hill Rd., Camp Springs. Suggested donation, $5 per class. susangoekler@gmail.com or www.dmuuc.org. 301-449-4308.

Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.: Bible study at Wesley United Methodist Church, 5312 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-966-5144 or www.wesleydc.org .

Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.: Bible study at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, the library, 600 M St. SW. Free. 202-554-3222 or www.staugustinesdc.org.

Thursday, 7:30 p.m.: A forum on economic inequality in the United States. Rob Wilson-Black will moderate as five economists and other experts discuss the ethics and feasibility of proposed solutions. United Christian Parish, 11508 North Shore Dr., Reston. Free. 703-620-3065. www.unitedchristianparish.org.

Friday, noon: Members of the Friday Morning Music Club perform works by Schubert, Brunetti and Brahms. Calvary Baptist Church, 755 Eighth St. NW. Free. 202-333-2075.

Friday, 12:15 p.m.: Oliver Wolcott performs works by Charles-Marie Widor, Herbert Howells and Sigfrid Karg-Elert. National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir. NW. Free, donations welcome. 202-797-0103.

Friday, 5:30-9 p.m.: Parents’ night out for Valentine’s Day. Leave the kids with the Children’s Formation Ministry Team to create sweet treats for friends and relatives and watch “The Lorax” on the church’s big screen while you have kid-free time with your sweetheart. All of the caregivers are church members certified in safeguarding children. Snacks will be served, or children can bring dinner. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. To sign up, please e-mail Rev. Melanie Slane, mslane@epiphanydc.org with “Parent’s Night Out” in the subject line. 202-347-2635, Ext. 20.

Friday, 7 p.m.: Valentine’s Day dinner. Lake Ridge Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall, 12450 Clipper Dr., Woodbridge. $15 per person. frank_johnson@lakeridgebaptist.com. 703-494-8413.

Friday, 7:30 p.m.: Faculty members of the Vienna Teen Theatre Workshop and local professional musicians perform “Falling: The Ins and Outs of Love,” a revue with music from various musicals. Vienna Baptist Church is sponsoring the event that benefits the theater workshop. Vienna Baptist Church, Fellowship Hall, 541 Marshall Rd. SW, Vienna. Free-will offering. 703-281-4400. www.vbc-va.org.

Friday, 7-9 p.m.: Bible study. Union Wesley AME Zion Church, 1860 Michigan Ave. NE. Free. 202-526-1244.

Next Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon: “The Bible Tells Me So,” a Valentine’s weekend program to teach children from 4 to 10 about God’s love. Storytelling, games, crafts and songs. Snacks will be served. Christ Lutheran Church, 12570 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville. Free, registration is required. Send e-mail office@christlutheran.net or call Audrey at 410-730-5209 or 301-854-2100. www.christlutheran.net.

Next Saturday, 7 p.m.: The Capital Harmonia Women’s Chorus performs a program that mixes Broadway, pop, classical and choral music. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Washington D.C. Temple Visitors Center, 9900 Stoneybrook Dr., Kensington. Free. 301-587-0144.

Next Saturday, 7-9:30 p.m.: A professional jazz quintet performs in a family-friendly atmosphere. Coffee and desserts served. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3022 Woodlawn Ave., Falls Church. Free. E-mail admin@htluther.org or call 703-532-6617. www.htluther.org.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

Send event name, dates, times, exact address, prices and a publishable telephone number at least one week before our Saturday publication day to Religion Events, The Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20071; or e-mail rpevents@washpost.com.

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