Sunday 10 a.m.: Constitutional theorist Phillip Bobbitt, a nephew of President Lyndon Johnson and Columbia Law School professor of national security law, in a talk about the president’s Vietnam and other foreign policy aspects of his presidency, will be held at 10 a.m., St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. Free. 202-347-8766.
Sunday 10:30 a.m.: Jeremiah A. Wright, Pastor Emeritus of Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago, delivers the keynote address for the church’s African Heritage Celebration, themed “Celebrating a Royal Heritage,” making the connection between faith, history and heritage, will be held at St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, 4901 14th St. NW. Free. 202-882-7088.
Sunday 10:30 a.m.: The Bicentennial Committee hosts a black history celebration with parishioners reading the names of the 101 African Americans, a majority of them held in bondage, whose baptisms were recorded in the original parish register, join in the singing of hymns and spirituals popular in the black community and listen to guest soloist Geraldine Payton perform two hymns, view a display of antique quilts displayed in the church’s undercroft and hear African American storyteller Janice Curtis Greene discuss the role of quilts in black history, with a hearty lunch of homemade soup and cornbread after the presentation, will be held at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 21611 Laytonsville Rd., Laytonsville. 301-519-2526 or http://firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday 11 a.m.: Music Festival: Venetian Renaissance choral music featuring works by Gabrieli and Monteverdi performed by the St. John’s Choir and Amadeus Brass Quartet, will be held at 10 a.m., St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. Free. 202-347-8766.
Sunday 11 a.m.: Reconciling service on the church’s 26th anniversary of being intentionally welcoming to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons and their families, themed “The World Is About To Turn,” based on recent progress of these people for equality, with guest preacher, the Rev. Vicky Starnes, the planter of seeds of acceptance and inclusivity while pastor of Emmanuel UMC in Skaggsville, followed by a festive pancake breakfast and Mardi Gras party, will be held at Dumbarton United Methodist Church, 3133 Dumbarton St. NW. 202-333-7212.
Sunday 1 p.m.: Following the noon mass, the burning of palm branches in anticipation of Ash Wednesday on February 13, will be held at Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, 14th and Quincy streets NE. Free. 202-526-6800.
Sundays 5-6:30 p.m. through April 21: Games, Bible stories, memory verses and special events for age 12 and younger will be held at Berwyn Baptist Church, 4720 Cherokee St., College Park. $.50 per week per child. 301-474-7117 or http://berwynbaptist.org.
Sunday 5 p.m.: The Washington Bach Consort with baritone Mark Duer, led by J. Reilly Lewis, in a performance of J. S. Bach’s Solo Cantata No. 82, Ich habe genug, and a solo organ piece with Mr. Lewis on the bench of the church’s new Casavant Frères pipe organ, will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Georgetown Parish, 3240 O St. NW. $30; students and seniors, $15. 202-338-1796, Ext. 202 or www.stjohnsgeorgetown.org.
Sunday 5:30 p.m.: “Evolution Weekend.” Astrophysicist Grace Wolf-Chase Bruce Booher, Lutheran Alliance for Faith, lead a webcast discussion designed to dispel conflicts arising from claims about science and religion that may persuade young people to give up going to church or refrain from pursuing a career in science. will be held at the United Methodist Church Baltimore-Washington Mission Conference Center, 11711 East Market Pl., Fulton. Free. www.evolutionweekendmd.com or 410-730-1457 or email@example.com.
Sundays 5-6:30p.m. through April 21: Games, Bible stories, memory verses and special events for age 12 and younger will be held at Berwyn Baptist Church, 4720 Cherokee St., College Park. 50 cents per week per child. 301-474-7117 or www.berwynbaptist.org.
Sunday 7 p.m.: A screening and discussion of “Galileo’s Battle for the Heavens, a docudrama that tells what really happened when the great experimenter pitted his findings against the established theology and science of his day, will be held at Hope Lutheran Church, 4201 Guilford Rd., College Park. Free. 240-264-7924 or www.hopecp.org.
Most Weekdays 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.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. $15. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org
Mondays 7-9 p.m.: “Blessing Everlasting: an Introduction to Celtic Spirituality.” This week’s topic: Honoring the Seasons, will be held at Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $10. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.
Mondays 7-9 p.m.: Healing service with Angelo O. Jones, pastor, teaching on seer anointing, will be held at Heavens Best Healing and Deliverance Church, 8311 Old Branch Ave., Clinton. Free. 301-877-7702.
Tuesday 12:10 p.m.: Amanda Halstead, Levine School of Music instructor, performs. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-347-2635, Ext. 20.
Tuesday 12:30 p.m.: Shrove Tuesday pancake races, and the last day of frivolity and Mardi Gras celebration before the solemn Lent season, among staff, school students, clergy and others competing via the Gargoyle Gallop, the Satterlee Special and others in attempts to win the Golden Skillet grand prize, will be held at Washington National Cathedral, Front Grounds, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.
Tuesday 1:30 p.m.: A docent-led tour of the patriots and presidents depicted in the building’s wood and stone carvings and needlepoint, its history, architecture and artworks — 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, www.allhallowsguild.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday 5-7 p.m.: The Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America extend an invitation to the annual all-you-can-eat pancake supper with pancakes, sausage, fruit and beverages for all ages, with proceeds going to the North County Emergency Outreach Network and matching funds from Thrivent Financial for projects around the church, will be held at Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, 7606 Quarterfield Rd., Glen Burnie. Adults, $6; ages 6-10, $3; age 5 and younger, free, in advance or at the door. 410-766-8778 or email email@example.com.
Tuesday 5-7 p.m.: Shrove Tuesday pancake supper with all-you-can-eat pancakes and toppings, sausage and eggs, applesauce, coffee, tea or milk, will be held at St. Matthew’s Parish, 5901 36th Ave., Hyattsville. Adults, $7; ages 3-12, $5; ages 2 and younger, free. 301-559-8686 or www.stmatthewshyattsville.org.
Tuesday 5:30-8 p.m.: Celebration of Mardi Gras with pancakes, music, beads, masks and a flurry of “alleluias,” will be held at Grace Episcopal Church, 1607 Grace Church Rd., Silver Spring. $20 per family; $5 per person. 301-585-3515 or www.graceepiscopalchurch.org.
Tuesday 6:30-8:30 p.m.: Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper hosted by the cathedral’s 20s & 30s group that offers a supper of pancakes, sausages, applesauce, tea, cider and hot chocolate, will be held at Washington National Cathedral, Cathedral College, Woodley Road near 35th Street NW. Tickets must be purchased in advance: individuals, $10; families, $25; available for purchase at the coffee hour following the 8:45 and 11:15 a.m. services in the nave. 202-537-6200 or email Tanya Tuzman at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.nationalcathedral.org.
Wednesday 7 a.m.: Following and prior to the 7 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. services, respectively, at the church and St. George’s Episcopal Church hosts “Ashes to Go,” a slightly irreverent name for a most solemn religious tradition on this first day of Lent, offered to all who desire them regardless of faith, will be held at the Virginia Square Metro Plaza, one block from St. George’s (915 N. Oakland St.) Free. 703-525-8286 or e-mail email@example.com.
Wednesday 7:30 a.m., Noon, 6:30 p.m.: Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes, will be held at Washington National Cathedral, Front Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.
Wednesdays Noon through March 30: Lenten “soup and devotion” luncheon featuring soup and dessert with singing, praying and devotions and Bible study at 1 p.m., will be held at Glenn Dale United Methodist Church, Good Luck and Springfield roads, Glenn Dale. Good-will offering to benefit the needy. 301-262-2299.
Wednesday 7 p.m.: Bible study at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 3601 Alabama Ave. SE. 202-582-7740.
Wednesdays through March 27 7 p.m.: A reading and discussion of Dante’s “Inferno.” Washington National Cathedral, Sitgreaves Room, Cathedral Library, Woodley Road NW. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org
Wednesday 7:15 p.m.: The Gospels of Lent, presented by Fr. James Gardiner, SA, will be held at Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, 14th and Quincy streets NE. Free. 202-526-6800.
Wednesday 7:30 p.m.: Bible study will be held at Wesley United Methodist Church, 5312 Connecticut Ave. NW. 240-498-0119 or www.wesleydc.org.
Thursdays 6-7:30 p.m.: Bible study featuring a study of the prophets, will be held at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Library, Sixth Street and Maine Avenue SW. Free. 202-554-3222 or www.staugustinesdc.org.
Thursdays 7-8:30 p.m. through April 18:English as a second language, novice through advanced classes welcome, will be held at Berwyn Baptist Church, 4720 Cherokee St., College Park. Free class; textbook, $15. 301-474-7117 or www.berwynbaptist.org.
Friday and following weekdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Also 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends through March 3. Viewing of “Hidden Treasures Rediscovered: Mother of Pearl Exhibit from the Archives of the Franciscan Monastery,” will be held at St. Francis Hall, 14th and Quincy streets NE. Free. 202-526-6800 or www.myfranciscan.com.
Friday Noon: Friday Morning Music Club in a performance of works by David Rubenstein, Lawrence Ink, Winifred Hyson and Mark Simon, will be held at Calvary Baptist Church, 755 Eighth St. NW. Free. 202-333-2075.
Friday 2:30-4:30 p.m.: New American “Way of War” debate between Tim Phelps, L.A. Times correspondent, and Peter Wilson, senior adjunct to the Rand Corporation, about the Obama Administration’s policy of “targeted Killings,” exploring the moral, political and strategic implications; debate most and moderator Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd, will be held at River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6301 River Rd., Bethesda. Free. 301-229-0400 or www.RRUUC.org.
Friday 7:30 p.m.: Screening of “L’Aveu,” (”The Confession”), the semi-historical award-winning 1970 film directed by Costa Gavras and starring Yves Montand and Simone Signoret, about how the political terror and oppression behind the Communist Iron Curtain in the 1950s were able to twist the truth, will be held at River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Room 32, 6301 River Rd., Bethesda. Free. 301-229-0400 or www.RRUUC.org.
— Compiled by Gerri Marmer
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