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.