Religion events in the D.C. area

February 14, 2014

The hypothermia shelter at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Falls Church is in need of volunteer help from Feb. 23 to March 1. 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, 9 a.m. to 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 are planned. Snacks will be served. Christ Lutheran Church, 12570 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville. Free, registration is required. E-mail office@christlutheran.net or call Audrey at 410-730-5209 or 301-854-2100. www.christlutheran.net.

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

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

Sunday, 8, 9, and 11:15 a.m. and 5 p.m.: All services will celebrate the 283rd anniversary of the birth of George Washington. His personal Bible will be used at each service. The celebration continues Monday with Alexandria’s George Washington Parade. Historic Christ Church, 118 N. Washington St., Alexandria. Tara Knox, tknox@ccalex.org or 703-549-1450.

Sunday, 8:30 to 11:15 a.m.: Martha’s Table ministry feeds homeless men, women and families via McKenna’s Wagon, a soup kitchen. Volunteers can drop off sandwiches and fruit at Washington National Cathedral, Hearst Circle, adjacent to the Wisconsin Avenue parking garage entrance, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200, www.nationalcathedral.org or marthastable@cathedralcongregation.org.

Sunday: 9 a.m.: Family and friends celebrate Valentine’s Day with a panel discussion on church and community engagement, followed by a worship service at 11 a.m. Guest preacher Cheryl Jackson will speak about “The Love Gift.” A reception with refreshments follows. All Nations Baptist Church, 2001 North Capitol St. NE. 202-832-9591.

Sunday: 10 a.m.: Hunter Rawlings, president of the Association of American Universities and a Madison scholar, discusses the second half of 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.: Adrienne Petty, author of “Stand Their Ground: Small Farmers in North Carolina Since the Civil War,” will address the congregation at the worship service. St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 728 23rd St. NW. 202-333-3985. www.stmarysfoggybottom.org.

Sunday, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Last in a series of interfaith couples workshops to learn how to grow 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, with Father Michael Kelly of St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Gaithersburg. Albert Einstein High School, 11135 Newport Mill Rd., Kensington. Call for fee information. Miranda@iffp.net or 301-770-6337.

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

Sunday, 1 to 3 p.m.: Knitting and crocheting workshop on the first and third Sundays of each month. Make items for those in need. Instruction, needles and yarn are available for creating children’s hats, scarves and booties for organizations such as Bright Beginnings, which serves homeless children and their families. Washington National Cathedral, fourth floor of the South Tower, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or e-mail Mila Michael, knitting@cathedralcongregation.org.

Sunday, 3 p.m.: African American men sing songs of praise and honor special guest honorees: the Tuskegee Airmen. Greater New Hope Baptist Church, 816 Eighth St. NW. 202-842-1036. www.greaternewhopebaptistchurch.org.

Sunday, 4 p.m.: The James Madison University Chamber Choir will perform a gala concert that features their major performing groups and chamber ensembles and soloists. National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW. Free. 202-537-0800.

Sunday, 4 p.m.: “Mostly Love Songs.” Tenor Jesse Holt and pianist David Chapman will perform. Paint Branch Unitarian Universalist Church, 3215 Powder Mill Rd., Adelphi. Free, donations appreciated. Jeri Holloway, Arts Council, Holl5d@aol.com. 301-937-3666. www.PBUUC.org.

Sunday, 5:15 p.m.: Organist Brink Bush and his brother, pianist Frank Mitchell Bush, perform works by Christoph Willibald Gluck, Franz Schubert, José Lidón, J.S. Bach, Jean Françaix and Frederic Chopin on the 10,650-pipe great organ and a baby grand piano. Washington National Cathedral, Great Choir, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Sunday, 7 p.m.: “Why I Believe.” Harold and Ima Jean Oaks will discuss their faith and how it has grown. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Temple Visitors Center, 9900 Stoneybrook Dr., Kensington. Free. 301-587-0144.

Sunday, 7 p.m.: “My Funny Valentine.” Bring your dancing shoes to a night on the town as the Olney Big Band plays big-band tunes made popular by Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and others. Refreshments and a glass of wine will be served. Church of the Resurrection, Amadeo Room, 3315 Greencastle Rd., Burtonsville. Suggested donation, $20. Call Annick Kanter-St. Hubert, 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 stories, 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.: sopranos Rachel Barham and Rebecca Kellerman Petretta and pianist Jeremy Filsell perform Monteverdi. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-347-2635, ext. 20.

Tuesday, 7 p.m., and Wednesday, noon: Bible study. Randall Memorial United Methodist Church, 1002 46th St. NE. 202-396-0375.

Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.: The Starry Mountain Singers, an eight-person ensemble, will perform traditional music from the United States, Europe and Caucasus Georgia. St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church, 1525 Newton St. NW. Suggested donation, $10 to $15. 202-232-0900. www.starrymountainsingers.com.

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.

Wednesdays through Feb. 26, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.: Discussion about mental health issues that can affect young people and their families. Lutheran Church of St. Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 301-384-4394.

Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Laurence Freeman, Benedictine monk and director of the World Community for Christian Meditation, will speak on meditation and leadership. Geared to a young adult audience. Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish Ministry Center, Founders’ Room, 2700 S. 19th St. ,Arlington. Free; donations welcome. To register, contact Mike Sheehan at msheehan@olqpva.org or 703-979-5580.

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.: 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 .

Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.: A reading of Kent Stephens’s play “Love, Faith and Other Dirty Words.” The play is based on conversations with interfaith couples trying to maintain the balance between devotion to each other and devotion to their faiths. The reading is a co-production by the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, Adas Israel Congregation and Theater J. Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. Free; donations welcome. Tickets: 703-537-3000. www.jccnvarts.com. 703-323-0880.

Thursday, 6:45 p.m.: “Ancient Jewish Sects: Pharisees, Sadducees and Essenes.” American University historian Pamela Nadell will discuss these sects, which thrived in the late Second Temple era, and how the Sadducees and Essenes disappeared and left the Pharisees and their interpretations of Jewish law to set the course of Judaism. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. $42. 202-633-3030.

Thursday, 7:30 p.m.: “Fiction Fun,” with Gary Hall. The dean of Washington National Cathedral will lead a discussion of “Dear Life,” a collection of stories by Alice Munro. Other discussions will follow each month. Washington National Cathedral, Front Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free, registration required: ESpencer@cathedral.org, 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

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

Friday, noon: The Friday Morning Music Club ensemble performs works by Bennett, An Ming Wang, Shafer and Winifred Hyson. Calvary Baptist Church, 755 Eighth St. NW. Free. 202-333-2075.

Friday, 12:15 p.m.: Pianist Sophia Vastek performs a thought-provoking and meditative recital of music by John Adams and Nico Muhly. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 3001 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-363-8286. www.stalbansdc.org.

Friday, 12:15 p.m.: Classical pipe organist Carol Feather Martin performs lesser-known gems by Searle Wright, Robert Elmore and Calvin Hampton. National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir. NW. Free, donations welcome. 202-797-0103.

Friday, 7:30 p.m.: The Concordia String Ensemble will perform works by Bohuslav Martinu and Erno Dohnányi. Featuring Antonín Dvorák’s “American” String Quartet, F Major, op. 96. Wine reception follows. The United Church, 1920 G St. NW. Free. 202-331-1496. www.concordiadc.info.

Friday, 7:30 p.m.: Composer Dan Schutte will perform “Here I Am, Lord,” “City of God,” “Sing a New Song,” “These Alone Are Enough” and liturgical music for which he is known. Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 12975 Purcell Rd., Manassas. Free; donations accepted. ejcochran@aol.com or 703-590-0030.

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

Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., and Sundays, 2 p.m., through March 2: Pauline Grossman will direct and choreograph “Godspell.” Catholic University, Ward Recital Hall, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. $20; seniors and students, $10; age 9 and younger, free. 202-319-5416. music.cua.edu.

Next Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: African American Family History Conference. Panel discussion on what may be learned from DNA testing, how it changes one’s research, research tips for finding your African American heritage and ways of sharing that heritage. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Temple Visitors Center, 9900 Stoneybrook Dr., Kensington. Free. 301-587-0144.

Next Saturday, 3 p.m.: Presbyterian Men and Women of Redeemer will sponsor a concert by the Norfolk State University Concert Choir. Proceeds will go to the annual scholarship fund that assists students attending District public schools. Church of the Redeemer, 1423 Girard St. NE. Free-will offering. Kevin Moore, 202-258-4857, or Carl V. Payne II, 301-949-8755 or 202-439-7821.

Next Saturday, 4 p.m.: The Adkins/Newman Duo will perform works of J.S. Bach, Beethoven and Pierné. Resurrection Lutheran Church, 6201 N. Washington Blvd., Arlington. Free-will offering. 703-532-5991.

Next Saturday, 5 p.m.: “Voices of Light/Visionary Women.” A screening of Carl Theodor Dreyer’s 1928 silent film “The Passion of Joan of Arc,” a chronicle of the trial of the French heroine on charges of heresy. Musical accompaniment will be Richard Einhorn’s soundtrack performed by soprano Laura Choi Stuart, mezzo-soprano Sonya Knussen, tenor Matthew Heil and bass Jesse Neace under the direction of J. Reilly Lewis. Washington National Cathedral, Front Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $31-$73. Children and students age 24 and younger, $15. Free underground parking. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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