Washington area religion events

February 22, 2013

Saturday 1:30-4 p.m.: “Were You There?” A multi-generation remembrance of the 1963 March on Washington with keynote speaker Paul Delaney, moderator Rev. Edward A. Hailes, Jr. and march attendee Courtland Cox and others, sharing their memoirs. Music by a student chorus from Friendship Public Charter School and an appearance by the student winners of the “I Have a Dream” speech contest. Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol St. NE. Free. 202-431-4099.

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

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

Sunday 10 a.m.: Author and historian Mark K. Updegrove, director of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library in Austin, Texas, discusses his book “Second Acts: Presidential Lives and Legacies After the White House.” St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. Free. 202-347-8766 or www.stjohns-dc.org.

Sunday 10 a.m.-noon: A Machar-sponsored Purim Carnival with games, a Purim spiel and plenty of hamantaschen, triangular-shaped pastries. Come in costume; bring something to eat or drink or help with the event. Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Rd., Silver Spring. Free. Contact Kelly Hand at kelly@machar.org or call 202-686-1881.

Sunday 10:10 a.m.: Joseph Montville, a former diplomat and current director of the Program on Healing Historical Memory, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University, discusses “The Way of Reconciliation: From Injury to Restoration.” Washington National Cathedral, Front Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Sunday 1:30 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 3-5 p.m.: Photography exhibit and reception for works in black and white by Gwen Lewis. River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6301 River Rd., Bethesda. Free. 301-229-0400.

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

Sunday 4 p.m.: Jazz by Afro Blue, Howard University’s premier vocal ensemble, in celebration of black history month. All Souls Church, Unitarian, 16th and Harvard streets NW. $20; students, $10. 202-332-5266 or www.all-souls.org.

Sunday 5 p.m.: Taize contemplative worship service that combines chant and scripture with time spent in silence, in a setting of greenery and candlelight. Church of the Holy Comforter, 543 Beulah Rd. NE., Vienna. Free. 703-938-6521 or www.holycomforter.com.

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

Sunday 7 p.m.: “A Day in the Life of a Diva — A Cabaret,” by Brooke Evers and Susan Rogel. Meet the artists at a tasty post-concert reception. Church of the Resurrection, in a room below the church proper, 3315, Greencastle Rd., Burtonsville. Suggested donation: $20. 301-520-8921 or www.resurrectionadw.org.

Tuesday 12:15 p.m.: The Beau Soir Ensemble performs works by Debussy and Telemann and a new work by the ensemble’s flautist Carrie Rose. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-347-2635, Ext. 20.

Tuesday 6-8:45 p.m.: “Voices from the Center: The Spirituality of Poetry,” led by Terri Lynn Simpson, former assistant director and program coordinator for the Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage. Washington National Cathedral, Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.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 1:30 p.m.: A docent-led tour of the highlights of the cathedral, 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 misbister@cathedral.org.

Wednesday 7 p.m.: Benjamin Hutto and the Cathedral Choral Society present the “Celebrate Youth!” high school choir festival, a one-day event for choirs from the city’s public, charter and independent schools to rehearse, socialize and perform in a program with readings by WRC-TV’s Barbara Harrison. Washington National Cathedral, Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or myoung@cathedral.org or www.nationalcathedral.org.

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.

Wednesdays 7:30-9 p.m.: “Being Muslim: A Firsthand View,” a four-part discussion series led by Imam Yahya Luqman. Topics include the Muslim faith and practice, the spread of Islam, the Quran, the five pillars of Islam, the Abrahamic connection, roles of women, jihad and sharia law. The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, Program Building, 2709 Hunter Mill Rd., Oakton. Free. Register at ap@uucf.org. 703-476-3461.

Thursday 5:15 p.m.: A mass of thanksgiving will be held for the ministry of Pope Benedict XVI and for the election of a new pope. At 8 p.m., the Choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception performs sacred choral music reflecting the themes of his papacy. The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Crypt Church, 400 Michigan Ave. NE. Free. 202-526-8300.

Friday 7 p.m.: Friday Morning Music Club members perform works by Beethoven and Brahms. Calvary Baptist Church, 755 Eighth St. NW. Free. 202-333-2075.

Friday 6:30 p.m.: Game night for all ages. Take games to play with family or friends; bring a potluck dish for dinner. St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Sixth Street and Maine Avenue SW. Free. 202-554-3222 or or www.staugustinesdc.org.

Friday 5-7 p.m.: The Ladies Guild of Epiphany of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church hosts meatless meals every Friday during Lent. Eastern European meals include separately priced pierogi, Haluski, homemade vegetarian soups and desserts. A pre-sanctififed liturgy follows at 7:30 p.m. Take-out foods available 4-7 p.m. Epiphany of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church, 3410 Woodburn Rd., Annandale. 703-573-3986 or www.epiphanyofourlord.org.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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