Washington area religion events

March 8, 2013

Saturday 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. through April 6: Dance classes. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Third and A streets SE. Call for fee information. 202-546-4964.

Saturday 10 a.m.-Noon: Yoga classes taught by Paul. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Third and A streets SE. First class, free; $70, 8 classes with 12 weeks; $50, 5 classes within 8 weeks; $70, one month of unlimited classes. 202-546-4964.

Saturday 7:30 p.m.: Puccini one-act operas: “Il tabarro,” and “Suor Angelica,” semi-staged by the Riverbend Opera Company, in Italian with English subtitles. Holy Rosary Church, 595 Third St. NW. $25; students, $15. 202-638-0165.

Saturday 7:30 p.m.: Auction night and wine tasting to benefit the synagogue’s programs, silent and live auctions with autographed sports memorabilia, weekend getaway packages and more, and wines available for tasting and purchase. Etz Hayim, 2920 Arlington Blvd. $20; $30 per couple. 703-979-4466.

Sunday 10 a.m.: Gene Robinson, former Episcopal bishop, diocese of New Hampshire, and author or “God Believes in Love: Straight Talk About Gay Marriage,” preaches, part of the church’s Lenten series, a “pub lunch” follows at 12:30 and includes an open discussion with the bishop. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Third and A streets SE. Free-will offering. 202-202-546-4964.

Sunday 10 a.m.: Dr. James Billington, Librarian of Congress since 1987, discusses the Library of Congress and the nation’s future. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. Free. 202-347-8766 or www.stjohns-dc.org.

Sunday 10:10 a.m.: Environmental reconciliation discussion: Yale University lecturer and research scholar Mary Evelyn Tucker discusses the natural place people of faith have in the conversation and activity that works towards a holistic approach to the subject. Washington National Cathedral, Front Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Sunday 2 p.m.: Eagle Scout Court of Honor to confer the Boy Scouts of America’s highest honor on Kyle M. Kampsen, David M. Morgan and Michael H. Thayer, members of Troop 789, Dunkirk. Jesus the Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church, 1555 W. Mt. Harmony Rd., Owings. Free. 410-257-3810.

Sunday 3 p.m.: “Ending Gun Violence,” an interfaith conversationon how to move toward a culture of non-violence, all are welcome. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville, 100 Welsh Park Dr., Rockville. Free. 301-762-7667 or 301-980-0517 or www.uucr.org.

Sunday 3 p.m.: First Baptist Church celebrates the Administrative Ministry Annual Day with Rev. Milton Lemon, Community Baptist Church, Baltimore; program includes dynamic preaching and singing God’s words. First Baptist Church, 5018 Lakeland Rd., College Park. Free-will offering. 301-474-3995.

Sunday 4 p.m.: Schola Cantorum leads the singing of solemn Gregorian Vespers in Latin with Renaissance and later motets. St Matthew’s Cathedral, 1725 Rhode Island Ave. NW. Free-will offering. 202-347-3215 or www.stmatthewscathedral.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 www.berwynbaptist.org.

Sunday 5:15 p.m.: Organist Michael Bauer performs works by Rudolf Otto, William Albright, Pamela Decker, Marcel Dupre, Forrest Pierce, Petr Eben and Charles Tournemire. Washington National Cathedral, Great Choir, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Sunday 6:30 p.m.: “Best of Broadway,” with tenor Brian Quenton Thorne and pianist Francis Conlon performing works of George and Ira Gershwin, Yip Harburg with Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, Irving Berlin and Henry Mancini. Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church, 7400 Temple Hill Rd., Camp Springs. $15; students, $5. 301-868-0082 or http://www.dmuuc.org/music_daviesconcerts.html .

Sunday 7 p.m.: Milligan College Concert Choir, a 41-student ensemble led by Noah DeLong, performs classics, spirituals, hymn arrangements and multicultural music from around the world. Church of Christ at Manor Woods, 5300 Norbeck Rd., Rockville. 301-460-3550 or www.manorwoods.com.

Monday 7 p.m.: Epiphany music director and organist Jeremy Filsell and organist Neil Weston in “Battle of the Organs,” a competition between Epiphany’s 3,467-pipe AEolian-Skinner organ and its latest digital counterpart performing works for two organists written by Langlais, Jongen and J. S. Bach, includes a demonstration of the Viscount digital organ. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Suggested donation, $20. 202-347-2635, Ext. 20.

Tuesday, 12:10 p.m.: Classical violinist Natasha Bogachek and pianist Dasha Gabay perform. 12:10 p.m., Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-347-2635, Ext. 20.

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.

Wednesdays Noon through March 30: Lenten “soup and devotion” luncheon featuring soup and dessert with singing, praying and devotions and Bible study at 1 p.m., will be held at Glenn Dale United Methodist Church, Good Luck and Springfield roads, Glenn Dale. Good-will offering to benefit the needy. 301-262-2299.

Wednesday 6-7:30 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 e-mail musicandarts@saintgeorgeschurch.org.

Wednesday 7 p.m.: Bible study at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 3601 Alabama Ave. SE. 202-582-7740.

Wednesdays through March 27 7 p.m.: A reading and discussion of Dante’s “Inferno.” Washington National Cathedral, Sitgreaves Room, Cathedral Library, Woodley Road NW. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

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

Wednesday 7:30-9:30 p.m.: Easter season Bible study in the free faith tradition and focusing on the story of the death and resurrection of Jesus. Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10125 Lakehaven Ct., Burke. Free. 703-503-4579 or www.accotinkucc.org.

Thursday 7 p.m.: The Bethune-Cookman University Inspirational Gospel Choir performs. Messiah United Methodist Church, 6215 Rolling Rd., Springfield. Free-will offering. 703-569-9862 or www.messiahumc.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.

Friday 5:30 p.m.: “Lucky St. Patrick’s Day” game night for all ages. Decorate shamrock cookies, hunt for a pot of gold, puzzles and coloring books, board games and more, hot dogs served, take a side dish to share and wear green to celebrate the luck of the Irish. Bethel United Church of Christ, 4347 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. Free. -528-0937 or www.Bethelucc-va.org.

Friday 7 p.m.: A jazz café featuring “Adagio.” Hors d’oeuvres will be served. Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 907 Third St. NW. $8. 202-842-3411 or www.themcbc.org.

Friday 7:30 p.m.: “Bidder 70,” a screening of Beth and George Gage’s 2012 documentary about Tim DeChristopher’s act of civil disobedience and subsequent indictment on two federal charges, conviction and two-year penalty, and about the scientists, activists, writers and movements that influenced and supported DeChristopher’s actions. A musical performance by Magpie precedes the screening and a discussion with the filmmakers follows. St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, 4201 Albemarle St. NW. Suggested donation, $7. 202-885-3408 or www.environmentalfilm.org.

Friday 7:30 p.m.: “Persepolis,” a screening of the animated film based on Marjane Satrapi’s autogiographical comic book that reviews Iran’s Islamic revolution that began in the 1970s and shows a spirited young woman who spends her life trying to deal with the consequences of her nation’s history. Take your dinner. Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10215 Lakehaven Ct., Burke. 703-503-4579 or www.accotinkucc.org.

Saturday 6:30 p.m.: “Christmas in April PG County,” funded by a catered dinner, silent auction and raffle. St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Sixth and Main streets, Laurel. $40 in advance. 301-776-5151 or Sue O’Connor, 410-461-4382.

Saturday 7:30 p.m.: Riverbend Opera Company performs Puccini’s “Il Tabarro,” and “Suor Angelica,” two one-act opera, semi-staged concert, sung in Italian with English subtitles. Holy Rosary Church, 595 Third St. NW. $25; students, $15. 202-638-0165 or www.holyrosarychurchdc.org.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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