Religious events from around the Washington area

April 5, 2013

Saturday, 8 to 10:30 a.m.: All-you-can-eat applesauce and regular pancake community breakfast, with proceeds going to the West River United Methodist Center and the St. Paul’s Hunger Ministry. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 10401 Armory Ave., Kensington. $6; ages 11 and younger, $2; family maximum, $17. 301-933-7933.

Saturday, 4 p.m.: The Ministerial Alliance, with bass player Herman Burney, tenor saxophonist Paul Carr, pianist Allyn Johnson and drummer Harold Summey, perform “Ellington-Strayhorn Collaborations.” Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, 5301 North Capitol St. NE. Free; donations appreciated. 202-723-5330.

Sunday, 10:10 a.m.: The Rev. Canon Ogle, president of the St. Paul’s Foundation, joins cathedral dean Gary R. Hall and three African community leaders for a discussion of “LGBT Rights Abroad: The Spirit of 76,” prior to their speaking at the Civil Society Policy Forum, part of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund’s annual meeting this month. People living in 76 countries are precluded by law from openly identifying themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, often keeping them from having equal access to HIV prevention and other health services. A choral performance by Choeur des Armaillis de la Gruyere follows at 10:40 in the nave. Washington National Cathedral, Front Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Sunday, 10:15 a.m.: Father Greg Boyle of Homeboy Industries, a Los Angeles gang-intervention program, discusses how to work toward world peace. St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, 4201 Albemarle St. NW. Free. 202-363-4119 or www.columba.org/index.php/2011/events/homeboy_industries

Sunday, 1 p.m.: Knitting and crocheting workshop with instruction, needles and yarn provided. Products will be distributed to those in need. Washington National Cathedral, Fourth Floor of the South Tower, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or e-mail knitting@cathedralcongregation.org.

Sunday, 2 p.m.: Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ Chorale and Women’s Chorus Concert perform a cappella and accompanied choral works from the Middle Ages to the present. Proceeds chorale and the church’s choral scholars program. Christ Church Parish Kensington, 4001 Franklin St., Kensington. Donations welcome. 301-942-4673 or www.ccpk.org.

Sunday, 3 p.m.: Chevy Chase Chamber Players perform works by Mozart, Brahms and Schubert. Chevy Chase United Methodist Church, 7001 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. Free; donation for missions funding welcome. 301-652-8700 or office@chevychaseumc.org.

Sunday, 4 p.m.: King’s College Choir, an ensemble from Cambridge, England, that was founded by King Henry VI in 1441, performs its signature pieces by Byrd, Gibbons, Verdi, Britten and others. Washington National Cathedral, Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $25-$80. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Sundays, 5 to 6:30 p.m. through April 21: Games, Bible stories, memory verses and special events for children 12 and younger. Berwyn Baptist Church, 4720 Cherokee St., College Park. 50 cents per week per child. 301-474-7117 or www.berwynbaptist.org.

Sunday, 5 p.m.: Emmanuel Baptist Church celebrates the 22nd anniversary of its pastor, Byron J. Day, with a worship service that includes guest preacher Bernard T. Fuller of New Song Bible Fellowship Church. Emmanuel Baptist Church, 11443 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. 301-490-5149.

Sunday, 6 p.m.: Easter Octave Concert: Festive Music for Organ and Brass features organists Russell Weismann and Benjamin LaPrairie and the Washington Symphonic Brass Quintet performing works by Richard Webster, Phil Snedecor, Daniel Gawthrow and others. The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Great Upper Church, 400 Michigan Ave. NE. Free. 202-281-0620.

Sunday, 7:30 p.m.: Port Righ — the duo of Celtic harpist Jo Hughey Morrison and shuttle pipe and concertina artist Wayne Morrison — perform a concert to benefit the church’s organ fund. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 5486 St. Paul’s Rd., King George, Va. Free-will offering. 540-663-2807.

Tuesday, 12:10 p.m.: Classical violinist Mary Findley performs works by J.S. Bach. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-347-2635, ext. 20.

Tuesday-Wednesday, 1:30 p.m.: Docent-led tour of Washington National Cathedral, highlighting its history, architecture and artworks. Includes 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 misbister@cathedral.org.

Wednesdays through May 22, 6:30-8 p.m.: Caregiver support in the form of education and encouragement for self-care, planning, resources, family dynamics, financial issues and more is offered. The Lutheran Church of St Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring. Free, registration required.301-384-4394 or www.mystandrew.org.

Wednesday 7:30 p.m.: A Taize prayer service, with songs that have few words followed by periods of peaceful silence; labyrinth open to all from 6-7:30 p.m. St. George’s Episcopal Church, 915 N. Oakland St. Arlington. Free. 703-525-8286 or www.saintgeorgeschurch.org.

Friday, 1 p.m.: The Friday Morning Music Club members perform classical works by Elgar, Bartok and others. Calvary Baptist Church, 755 Eighth St. NW. Free. 202-333-2075.

Friday, 6 p.m.: Ebenezer AME Church celebrates the 10th anniversary of its poetry ministry. The Anointed P.E.N.S. (Poets Empowered to Nurture Souls) will be recognized for service to the church and the community with poetry, African drumming, praise music and a reception. Ebenezer AME Church, Third Floor, 7707 Allentown Rd., Fort Washington. Free-will offering. 301-265-8254 or Poetry@ebenezerame.org.

April 13, 6 p.m.: The Ministerial Alliance, a jazz trio, performs blues, gospel, original compositions and jazz following a dessert reception. Proceeds benefit the church’s Racial Justice Task Force’s College Access Fund. River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6301 River Rd., Bethesda. $25; ages 13-18, $10; family tickets for up to two adults and their children, $50. 301-229-0400 or www.rruuc.org.

April 13, 3 p.m.: The Carl Grubbs Ensemble performs “In a Sentimental Mood,” a concert of jazz works by composer Billy Strayhorn and saxophonists Harry Carney, Ben Webster, Paul Gonsalves and Johnny Hodges. Fort Dupont Park Community Center, 3600 F St. SE. Free, donations appreciated. http://www.eastriverjazz.net/

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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