Washington area religion events

March 1, 2013

Saturday 7:30 p.m.: The Weavers folk group performs their own songs and songs by Pete Seeger. Proceeds benefit a local Habitat for Humanity development. Sponsored by Bethesda’s Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, Temple Beth Ami, St. Mark Presbyterian Church and Bethesda Jewish Congregation. Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, 6601 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda. Patrons (with premium seating), $75; adults, $30; ages 15 and younger, $10; in advance, $25. 301-365-2850 or www.habitat-mc.org/faith.

Saturday 8-10:30 a.m.: All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast. Proceeds benefit West River United Methodist Center and the St. Paul’s Hunger Ministry. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 10401 Armory Ave., Kensington. $6; 12 and younger, $2; families, $17. 301-933-7933.

Sunday 9:45-10:45 a.m.: Internet safety for families with young children, with speaker from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Annandale United Methodist Church, Room 300, 6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale. 703-256-8330 or e-mail Becki Stewart, bstewart@annandale-unc.org.

Sunday 10 a.m.: Poet Gigi Bradford, president of the Folger Poetry Board, discusses “Faith and Poetry: Ordinary Epiphanies.” St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. Free. 202-347-8766 or www.stjohns-dc.org.

Sunday 10-12:30 p.m.: Michael Prival discusses the Book of Esther; sponsored by Machar, the Washington congregation for secular humanistic Judaism. Jewish Primary Day School, 6045 16th St. NW. Free. E-mail Kelly Hand at kelly@machar.org or call 202-686-1881.

Sunday 10:10 a.m.: Economist Richard Parker discusses economic reconciliation in “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 12:45 p.m.: A Lenten study of Marcus J. Borg’s “Speaking Christian: Why Christian Words Have Lost Their Meaning and Power — And How They Can Be Restored.” Washington National Cathedral, Front Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. E-mail Ellen Spencer at ESpencer@cathedral.org or call 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Sunday 1-3 p.m.: “Understanding Transgender: The T in LBGT and the Trans in All of Us.” A panel discussion of the social, psychological and biological issues surrounding gender identity. Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ, 5010 Little Falls Rd., Arlington. Free. Rev. Mark Suriano, 703-538-4886 or www.rockspringucc.org/church-life/open-and-affirming.

Sunday 1:30 p.m. and Thursday 3 p.m.: “Though the Earth be Moved,” a staff member-led tour of building damage caused by the 5.8-magnitude earthquake Aug. 23, 2011. Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $10. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Sunday 5 p.m.: Choral evensong. Works by Herbert W. Sumsion, George Dyson and John Goss sung by the church’s professional choir. Christ Church, Georgetown (Episcopal), 31st and O streets NW. Free. 202-333-6677

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 www.berwynbaptist.org.

Sunday 5:15 p.m.: Guest organist Charles Tompkins performs works by Vierne, Bach, Messiaen and Jongen. Washington National Cathedral, Front Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Sunday 7 p.m.: The Irish band Narrowbacks performs. A reception with Irish food follows. Resurrection Catholic Church, 3315, Greencastle Rd, Burtonsville. Suggested donation, $20. Annick Kanter, 301-520-8921 or www.resurrectionadw.org.

Tuesday-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 12:10 p.m.: Flutist Bianca Garcia and organist Michael Lodico perform a new work for flute and organ by Stephen Cabell. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. Free. 202-347-8766.

Friday Noon: Members of the Friday Morning Music Club perform works by Haydn, Charles Villiers Stanford and Dvorak. Calvary Baptist Church, 755 Eighth St. NW. Free. 202-333-2075.

Friday 12:15-1 p.m.: “Mary’s Journey,” soprano Joan Phalen sings Guillermo Christie’s story of the journey of Jesus’s mother to her anguished witness at the Cross using works from medieval times to spirituals to modern song, accompaniment and interludes performed on the oud, a middle Eastern guitar-like instrument. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 3001 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Free. 202-363-8286 or www.StAlbansDC.org.

Friday 4-7 p.m.: Fish fry: fried whiting or tilapia with green beans, cole slaw, bread, beverage and dessert. Trinity Church Hall, (handicap accessible), 14515 Church St., Upper Marlboro. $10; age 11 and younger, $5. 301-627-2636.

Friday 7:30 p.m.: “Let There Be Light,” Peter Swanson’s documentary that follows Rowan LeCompte, an uncompromising artist, and Dieter Goldkuhle, a meticulous German craftsman and philosopher, as they create their last great window for the cathedral, a story of passion and creation, about the struggle to create great art using glass and light. Narration by Garrison Keillor. Part of the DC Independent Film Festival. Washington National Cathedral, Front Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $22. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Friday 8 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.: “ButterFly BeautiFul,” a conference for girls and young women, ages 8-25, to tackle issues of self-esteem, body image, bullying, cultural differences and leadership. Live music, by Tanya Blount Trotter and others; interactive workshops, group discussion and a fashion show. New Beginnings Community Church, 16508 Old Central Ave., Bowie. Free, registration required. Registration: www.butterflybeautiful.net or 301-249-8715.

Wednesdays noon, through March 30: Lenten “soup and devotion” luncheon. 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 12:10 p.m.: Flutist Bianca Garcia and organist Michael Lodico perform a new work for flute and organ by Stephen Cabell. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. Free. 202-347-8766.

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.

Friday 7 p.m.: Friday Morning Music Club members perform works by Haydn, Charles Villiers Stanford and Dvorak. Calvary Baptist Church, 755 Eighth St. NW. Free. 202-333-2075.

Friday 12:15-1 p.m.: “Mary’s Journey.” Soprano Joan Phalen sings Guillermo Christie’s story of the journey of Jesus’s mother to her anguished witness at the Cross. Music ranges from medieval works to spirituals to modern song. Accompaniment and interludes performed on the oud, a Middle Eastern guitar-like instrument. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 3001 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Free. 202-363-8286 or www.stalbansdc.org.

Friday 4-7 p.m.: Fish fry: fried whiting or tilapia, with green beans, cole slaw, bread, beverage and dessert. Trinity Church Hall (handicap-accessible), 14515 Church St., Upper Marlboro. $10; age 11 and younger, $5. 301-627-2636.

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 pirogi, haluski, homemade vegetarian soups and desserts. A pre-sanctififed liturgy follows at 7:30 p.m. Takeout food available 4-7 p.m. Epiphany of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church, 3410 Woodburn Rd., Annandale. 703-573-3986 or www.epiphanyofourlord.org.

Friday 7:30 p.m.: “Let There Be Light.” Peter Swanson’s documentary follows Rowan LeCompte, an uncompromising artist, and Dieter Goldkuhle, a meticulous German craftsman and philosopher, as they create their last great window for the cathedral. Narration by Garrison Keillor. Part of the D.C. Independent Film Festival. Washington National Cathedral, Front Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $22. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Friday 8 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.: “ButterFly BeautiFul,” a conference for girls and young women, ages 8 to 25, to tackle issues of self-esteem, body image, bullying, cultural differences and leadership. Live music by Tanya Blount Trotter and others; interactive workshops, group discussion and a fashion show. New Beginnings Community Church, 16508 Old Central Ave., Bowie. Free, registration required. Registration: www.butterflybeautiful.net or 301-249-8715.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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