Washington area religion events, Feb. 16-23

February 16, 2013

Sunday 8:30-11:15 a.m.: Martha’s Table ministry, which helps feed homeless men, women and families through its McKenna’s Wagon soup kitchen, collects sandwiches and fruit from volunteers. Washington National Cathedral, Hearst Circle, adjacent to the Wisconsin Avenue parking garage entrance, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org or marthastable@cathedral
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Sunday 10:10 a.m.: “The Way of Reconciliation: From Injury to Restoration.” Political scientist Daniel Philpott engages in a conversation on how justice can be achieved and peace restored after war, genocide and dictatorship. Washington National Cathedral, Front Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Sunday 1 p.m.: Knitting and crocheting workshop, with instruction, needles and yarn provided. Items go 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 3:45 p.m.: The East Washington Heights Baptist Church Gospel Choir’s 26th annual gospel concert, “Pressing On in Faith,” with guest soloists and instrumentalists and Pastor Kip Bernard Banks Sr. A celebration of Black History Month. East Washington Heights Baptist Church, 2220 Branch Ave. SE. Free. 202-582-4811.

Sunday 4 p.m.: Chamber music ensemble Melomanie performs provocative pairings of Baroque and contemporary music. Followed by a reception. Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, 1 Chevy Chase Cir. NW. Free. Donations welcome. 202-363-2202 or www.chevychasepc.org.

Sunday 4 p.m.: Rachmaninoff’s “Solemn Vespers,” performed in Old Church Slavonic, by the Cathedral Choral Society, with J. Reilly Lewis conducting. Featuring mezzo soprano Viktor­iva Bright, tenor Joshua Baumgardner and bass Protodeacon Vadim Gan. Washington National Cathedral, Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $31-$68. 202-537-2228, myoung@cathedral.org or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Sunday 5 p.m.: “Voytto Tech: a scifi fable on bullying,” a play by InterAct Story Theater combining science and technology with a strong anti-bullying message. For children 7 and older, with audience participation. Followed by dinner. Transfiguration Episcopal Church, 13925 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Dinner, $5. 301-384-6264. www.transfig.org or e-mail church@transfig.org.

Sundays 5-6:30 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 berwynbaptist.org.

Monday 8 a.m.: Pohick Church, the colonial church of George Washington, in a commemorative service that marks the national observance of Washington’s birthday on Feb. 22, 1732, using the Order for Morning Prayer from the 1662 English Book of Common Prayer, the service Washington and other founders of the nation would have used in their regular Sunday worship at Pohick. Organ music and hymn singing will be added and prayers for the English monarch and royal family, which were a regular part of colonial worship, will be omitted. A breakfast, a guest speaker hosted by the Pohick chapter of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew and Docent Guild-led tours of the church will be held at Pohick Church, 9301 Richmond Hwy., Lorton. Breakfast, $10/person, $25/family. 703-339-6572 or www.Pohick.org. www.Pohick.org.

Tuesday 12:10 p.m.: Pianist Amanda Halstead of the Levine School of Music performs at Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Suggested donation, $5. 202-347-2635, Ext. 20.

Tuesday 7-9 p.m.: The next 13-week “DivorceCare” series begins. For people struggling with separation and divorce. Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park St. NE. Materials, $20; scholarships available. Registration: 703-938-9050 or e-mail Passages@ViennaPres.org.Passages@ViennaPres.org.

Passages@ViennaPres.org. Wednesdays noon, through March 30: Lenten “soup and devotion” luncheon. Soup and dessert. Singing, praying, devotions and Bible study follow at 1 p.m. Glenn Dale United Methodist Church, Good Luck and Springfield roads, Glenn Dale. Goodwill 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.

Wednesday 7:30 p.m.: Bible study. Wesley United Methodist Church, 5312 Connecticut Ave. NW. 240-498-0119 or www.wesleydc.org.

Thursday 7:30 p.m.: “The Relationship of Faith, Food and Poverty: An Interfaith Discussion,” with panelists Hisham Moharram, a Muslim environmental leader; Rabbi Kevin Kleinman, a regular commentator on issues of food justice in Judaism; and Professor David Cloutier, a Catholic moral theologian at Mount St. Mary’s University. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Friday 7 p.m.: Friday Morning Music Club presents a performance of works by Vasilenko, Janacek and others. Calvary Baptist Church, 755 Eighth St. NW. Free. 202-333-2075.

Friday 7 p.m.: “Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin,” a documentary about a crusader for racial justice and pacifism (bring your dinner). Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10215 Lakehaven Ct., Burke. Free. 703-503-4579 or www.accotinkuuc.org.

Next Saturday 3 p.m.: Norfolk State University Concert Choir in performance. Church of the Redeemer, 1423 Girard St. NE. $10; $20. Call Kevin Moore, 202-258-4857.

Next Saturday 6 p.m.: A celebration of the 150th anniversary of First Baptist Church (Randolph St. NW). Gospel music will be performed by Pastor Shirley Caesar and the First Baptist Church Senior Choir at Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW. $30; $50. 202-541-5000 or www.1fbc.org or www.ticketmaster.com.

— 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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