Washington area religion events

October 12, 2012

Saturday, 8 or 11 a.m.: A bicycle ride with Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde, part of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington’s “Fall Fitness Challenge,” with varying lengths to match the rider’s skills, will be held at St. Peter’s Parish, 20100 Fisher Ave., Poolesville (departing at 8 a.m.) and at St. Dunstan’s Parish, 5450 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda (departing at 11 a.m.) and ending at Grace Church Georgetown, 1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Meal at barbecue picnic, $10. Child care at St. Dunstan’s, free. www.edow.org or coordinator Beth Schwinn, elizabeth_schwinn@yahoo.com

Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, 9 a.m.: Homecoming weekend and celebration of Trinity Episcopal Church’s 119th year of worship: a day of family fun with a bazaar, children’s games and fish dinners on Saturday. Guest preacher will be the Rev. Joseph Green. It will be held at Trinity, 7005 Piney Branch Rd. NW. Saturday events, free; dinner, $15; 12 and younger, $3; admission, free; 202-726-7036 or www.trinitychurchdc.org.

Saturday, 1 p.m.: A Gospel Extravaganza featuring guest psalmist Minister Stephen Hurd, with donations benefitting the Embry A.M.E. Church’s Vision 2012 building fund. It will be held at the University of Maryland Memorial Chapel, 1101 Memorial Chapel, College Park. $25. 301-474-7503 or e-mail orembryamec@verizon.net.

Saturday, 1 p.m.: Harvest Tea with homemade treats and a selection of teas, a display of ladies hats and a hat contest for those in attendance. Funds will go to the community outreach of the women of the church. It will be held at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Sixth and Main streets, Laurel. $20. 301-776-5151.

Sunday, 10 a.m.: Today’s forum address — by Tom Hart, executive director of ONE, a grass-roots advocacy and campaigning organization that fights extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa — will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. Free-will offering. 202-347-8766.

Sunday, 10:25 a.m.: “Social Change Through Entrepreneurship,” the subject of an address by social activist, businessman and Iraqi immigrant Andy Shallal, will be held at River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Fireside Room, 6301 River Rd., Bethesda. 301-229-0400. www.rruuc.org or office@rruuc.org.

Sunday, 10:30 a.m.: A discussion of how the legacy of slavery and racism has affected lives — delivered by Thomas DeWolf, a descendant of slaveholders, and Sharon Morgan, a descendant of slaves — will be held at Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church, 7400 Temple Hill Rd., Camp Springs. Free-will offering. Nursery care available; classes for ages 3 and older. 301-449-4308 or www.dmuuc.org.

Sunday, 11 a.m.: The Bible Way Temple’s 85th anniversary and Founders’ Day — with a tribute to founders Apostle Smallwood E. Williams and Mother Verna L. Williams and guest speaker Bishop Horace E. Smith, with music by the Bible Way Temple Radio Choir — will be held at Bible Way Temple, 1100 New Jersey Ave. NW. Free-will offering. 202-789-0700.

Sunday, 3 p.m.: Fellowship Ministry of First Baptist Church of College Park — celebrated with Pastor Stephen L. Wright Sr., guest speaker Pastor Kenneth Harvard of First Baptist of Fairfield and musical accompaniment provided by his choir and congregation — will be held at First Baptist Church of College Park, 5018 Lakeland Rd., College Park. Free-will offering. 301-474-3995.

Sunday, 5:15 p.m.: A pipe organ recital performed by Peter King will be held at Washington National Cathedral, Front Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org .

Tuesday, 12:10 p.m.: A concert of the works by Mozart, J. S. Bach, Debussy and a premiere piece by Donald Davis, “Slam Ahead,” performed by the Beau Soir Ensemble, will be held at Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Suggested donation, $5. 202-347-2635, ext. 20.

Tuesday, 6 to 7:30 p.m.: Bible study meetings will be held at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church’s Library, Sixth Street and Maine Avenue SW. Free. 202-554-3222, office@staugustinesdc.org.

Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.: A performance of the works by J. S. Bach, Erwin Shulhoff and Eldin Burton, performed by the Southwest Chamber Players, will be held at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Sixth Street and Maine Avenue SW. Free, donations appreciated. 202-484-6354.

Wednesday, 6 to 7 p.m.: A centering prayer and a walking-the-labyrinth program to learn how to slow down, be still and find God in the silence will be held at Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Free. 202-347-2635.

Wednesday-Friday, 7:30 p.m.: A Fall Revival — with Dr. Marcus E. Turner on “An Unchanging God in a Changing World,” Psalm 102:25-28 and Hebrews 13:8 — will be held at Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 901 Third St. NW. Free-will offering. 202-842-3411.

Thursday, 12:30 to 1:10 p.m.: “Healing the Heart of Democracy,” lunchtime conversations about restoring heart and civility to the American democratic process, will be held at Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Free, bring your lunch. 202-347-2635.

Next Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m.: For “Taste of Resurrection International” pot luck dinner, bring a dish that represents your home state, country or ethnic heritage to share with others. It will be held at Church of the Resurrection Catholic Church, 3315 Greencastle Rd., Burtonsville. Details are available at www.resurrectionadw.org or by calling 301-236-5200.

Next Saturday, 7 p.m.: A fall gospel concert will be held at Upper Room Baptist Church, 60 Burns St. NE. Performing will be the Spiritual Brothers of Waldorf, Md., Grozelia Herring, Virgil Crawford and the Mass Choir, Barbara Looper of the District, the Johnson Sisters of Virginia, the Rev. William Johnson of South Carolina and others. Free. 202-396-4375.

Next Saturday, 3:30 p.m.: Jazz for an autumn afternoon — with vocalist Rochelle Rice in concert with pianist Warren Wolf, bass player Eric Wheeler and drummer John Lamkin — will be held at All Souls Church, Unitarian, 16th and Harvard streets NW. $20; students, $10. 202-332-5266. www.all-souls.org.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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