Washington area religion events

Congregations planning services for the Jewish High Holiday of Yom Kippur include:

Adas Israel Congregation, 2850 Quebec St. NW. Free. 202-362-4433. www.adasisrael.org.

Beth El Hebrew Congregation, 3830 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. 703-370-9400 or www.bethelhebrew.org.

Bethesda Jewish Congregation, 6601 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda. 301-469-8636 or www.bethesdajewish.org.

Chabad Lubavitch of Upper Montgomery County, 11520 Darnestown Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-926-3632 or www.ourshul.org.

Congregation Kneseth Israel, 1125 Spa Rd., Annapolis. 410-263-3924 or www.knesethisrael.org.

Congregation Kol Shalom, 1909 Hidden Meadow Lane, Annapolis. 410-266-6006 or www.kolshalomannapolis.org.

Congregation Sha’are Shalom, 18 Henry Ford Cir., Waldorf. 301-645-4606 or www.shaareshalomsomd.org.

Etz Hayim Synagogue, 2920 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. 703-979-4466 or www.etzhayim.net.

Mishkan Torah Synagogue, 10 Ridge Rd., Greenbelt. Free. 301-474-4223 or www.mishkantorah.org.

Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 202-408-3100 or www.sixthandi.org.

Tifereth-Israel Congregation, 7701 16th St. NW. 202-882-1605 or www.tifereth-israel.org.

Washington D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. 202-518-9400 or www.washingtondcjcc.org.

Washington Hebrew Congregation, 3935 Macomb St. NW. 202-895-6309 or www.whctemple.org.

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Saturday, 8-10:30 a.m.: All-you-can-eat monthly community pancake breakfast featuring gingerbread and regular pancakes. Proceeds benefit the Discovery Weekend at the West River United Methodist Center and the St. Paul’s music program and hunger ministry. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 10401 Armory Ave., Kensington. $6.50; $2 for age 11 and younger; $18 family maximum. 301-933-7933.

Saturdays through Sept. 28,
8 a.m.-noon:
Our Local Bounty farmers market is open for the season, offering locally grown fruits and vegetables. St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 14300 St. Thomas Church Rd., Upper Marlboro. 301-627-8469 or stthomascroom.org/­ourlocalbounty.

Saturday 8:45 a.m.: Members of St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church will lead a two-mile guided hike on the Underground Railroad Experience Trail in Sandy Spring. Guides will as demonstrate how freedom seekers eluded trackers, found food and navigated their way north to freedom. Take water, snacks, sunscreen and bug spray. Transportation will be provided, but carpools are welcome. St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Sixth Street and Maine Avenue SW. Free. 202-554-3222 or www.staugustinesdc.org or rector@staugustinesdc.org.

Saturday 9 a.m.-noon: Labyrinth walk, a medieval Christian practice that provides a guided pattern for walking prayer, will be held. All ages and all religious affiliations are welcome. Historic Christ Church, 118 N. Washington St., Alexandria. Free. 703-549-1450 or www.HistoricChristChurch.org.

Saturdays, 12:30 p.m.: Weekly carillon recital performed by Cathedral Carillonneur Edward M. Nassor. Washington National Cathedral, Bishop’s Garden area, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Saturday 4-8 p.m.: Come to a dinner of grilled, marinated flank steak with macaroni and cheese, corn on the cob, green beans and salad bar. Dine in or carry out. A bake sale follows. St. Paul United Methodist Church, 21720 Laytonsville Rd., Laytonsville. $14; ages 7-12, $7; 6 and younger, free. 301-963-2185.

Sunday, 9:15-10:45 a.m.: “Financial Peace University.” Radio host and financial author Dave Ramsey teaches how to achieve financial goals by eliminating debt, saving for the future and giving to charity in a nine-week program of 90-minute lectures on DVD. Learn to make a plan for your money and reorient your life. National Presbyterian Church, Church Room 105, 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW. $99, includes textbook, workbook, audio recordings and other course materials. Holly Novak, hnovak@nationalpres.org. 202-537-0800.

Sunday, 10 a.m.: St. John’s Episcopal Church hosts a homecoming celebration followed by a picnic, church school registration and front-lawn ministries fair for all ages. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 6715 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Free. 703-356-4902 or visit www.stjohnsmclean.org.

Sunday, 10 a.m.: Channing Memorial Church will celebrate the beginning of a new church year by joining in a water communion service. Channing Memorial Church, Unitarian Universalist, 3230 Bethany Lane, Suites 3 and 4, Ellicott City. Free. 410-203-0474 or www.channingmc.org.

Sunday, 10 a.m.: An “all ages welcome” picnic follows the 10 a.m. worship service. There will be a moon bounce and other children’s activities, food and fellowship and more. University United Methodist Church, 3621 Campus Dr., College Park. Free. 301-422-1400. www.uumcp.org.

Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Historic Christ Church hosts an open house, ministry fair and picnic. Historic Christ Church, 118 N. Washington St., Alexandria, Free, 703-549-1450.

Sunday, 11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m.: Come to a ministry fair and learn about opportunities for youth activities, children’s programming, music ministry, local and international mission projects, lay ministry, Bible study, Sunday School classes and more. Lunch will be available. Annandale United Methodist Church, 6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale. Free. 703-256-8330, Barbara, bgordon@annandale-umc.org, or www.annandale-umc.org.

Sunday, 1-3 p.m.: GriefShare support group offers help for those who have lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, or are coping with loss of any kind. Rev. Evangeline Taylor leads a 13-week program of two-hour video seminars followed by group discussion and workbook study. National Presbyterian Church, Church Room 5, 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW. $20 materials fee. Barb Dear, bdear@nationalpres.org, or 202-537-7540.

Sunday, 1:30 p.m.:“Cathedral symbols and iconography.” A docent leads a walk and discusses the building’s unfolding stories by decoding the symbols’ meanings in its stone work, stained glass and fabric art and teaches visitors how to read them. Washington National Cathedral, West End Docent Station, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $10. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Sunday, 4 p.m.: The Rev. Stephen W. Miller will become assistant pastor at a Service of Installation. Refreshments will follow. The Lutheran Church of St. Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. 301-384-4394 or www.mystandrew.org.

Sunday, 5:15 p.m.: Cathedral pipe organist Christopher Betts performs works by Percy Whitlock, Sowerby, Wagner and Vierne. Washington National Cathedral, Great Choir, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Most weekdays, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.: Behind-the-scenes cathedral tour, for ages 11 and older. See gargoyles and stained-glass windows. Climb a lot of stairs to view the city from above. Bring a camera. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $15. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org .

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

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.: Grief Care Ministry offers support after the loss of a loved one. Sessions continue through Oct. 29. Church of the Redeemer, 19425 Woodfield Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-926-0967. www.church-redeemer.org.

Tuesdays, 7 p.m.: Come and play bridge. Historic Christ Church, 118 N. Washington St., Alexandria. Free. 703-549-1450.

Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.: Author and physician Itzhak Brook discusses his experiences, struggles, fears and challenges as he cared for his soldiers’ physical and emotional needs, including post-traumatic stress disorder, emanating from the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Congregation Kneseth Israel, 1125 Spa Rd., Annapolis. Free. 410-263-3924 or www.knesethisrael.org.

Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: The weekly Bible discussion and study group begins its long-term focus with the Gospel of Mark from the Scholars Version translation of the Gospels. A brown bag lunch follows. Program continues weekly through May 22. Sponsored by St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. During construction, held at Lutheran Reformation Church, Fireside Room, 212 East Capitol St. NE. $25. 202-546-4964.

Wednesdays, noon: Bible study. Randall Memorial United Methodist Church, 1002 46th St. NE. 202-396-0375.

Wednesday, 6 p.m.: Walk the labyrinth until 7:30 p.m., then attend a Taize prayer service, with songs of few words followed by periods of peaceful silence. St. George’s Episcopal Church, 915 N. Oakland St. Arlington. Free. 703-525-8286 or e-mail bkeseley@saintgeorgeschurch.org.

Wednesdays through Nov. 20, 7 p.m.: Covenant class is offered over a 10-week period. Historic Christ Church, 118 N. Washington St., Alexandria. Free. 703-549-1450.

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

Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.: Bible study at Wesley United Methodist Church, 5312 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-966-5144 or www.wesleydc.org.

Wednesday, 7:30-9:30 p.m.: Open house will be held for Gay/Bi/Trans/Questioning men seeking to live an empowered life through the Mankind Project and a special training session. Cedar Lane Unitarian Church, Rooms 30-31, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda. Information: Randy Marks, rmarksftc@yahoo.com.

Thursday, 8:30 a.m.: Birder Sheila Cochran leads a walk in the restored Olmsted Woods and discusses the native groundcovers, shrubs and trees that attract bird and other wildlife. Take binoculars. Meet at the George Washington statue on Pilgrim Road, on the grounds of Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-2319 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Thursday-Friday, 3-7 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.: Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran Church will host its annual book sale, including with DVDs, CDs, puzzles, videos, tapes and records. A large assortment of near fine coffee table, children’s, paperback and antiquarian books is also offered. Most books are 50 cents and $1, antiquarian and near fine books individually priced. No strollers, please. Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran Church, 14551 Burntwoods Rd., Glenwood. Admission, free. 410-489-0063.

Thursday, 5-7 p.m.: John Connelly, professor of history at the University of California, Berkeley; Matthew Tapie, visiting assistant professor of moral theology and ethics at Catholic University; and Piotr Kosicki, assistant professor of history at the University of Maryland, will discuss Connelly’s book “From Enemy to Brother: The Revolution in Catholic Teaching on the Jews 1933-1965.” Catholic University, Room 108, Hannan Hall, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. Free. 202-319-5484.

Thursday, 6-7:30 p.m.: “Music on the Lawn” features a performance by Cloudburst, vocal stylings in the style of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross. Take a picnic supper, a blanket or lawn chair and a bottle of wine if you like. Grounds open at 5:30. Grace Episcopal Church, Georgetown, 1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Suggested donation, $5. 202-333-7100 or www.gracedc.org.

Thursday, 7:30 p.m.: Bible study at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, the library, 600 M St. SW. Free. 202-554-3222 or www.staugustinesdc.org.

Fridays, 7-9 p.m.: Bible study. Union Wesley AME Zion Church, 1860 Michigan Ave. NE. Free. 202-526-1244.

Next Saturday-Sunday, noon-6 p.m.: The Washington Ukrainian Festival 2013 with dancers, singers, bandura and more offers great Ukrainian food, drinks (cash bar), arts and crafts for all ages. Ikrainian Zabava/Dance at 8:30 p.m. Saturday; tickets, $15. St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, 15100 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Admission, free. 301-384-9192 or www.standrewuoc.org.

Next Saturday: The Cathedral Choral Society is scheduling appointments for those who wish to audition for the ensemble. Successful candidates may expect to learn improved vocal technique from the extensive vocal warm-ups and mini-vocal workshops that are a regular part of the preparation and interpretation of the music by discovering what lies beneath the notes on the page and more. Singer information form: www.cathedralchoralsociety.org/CCS_AUDITION_FORM.pdf. Other information at www.cathedralchoralsociety.org. 202-537-5527.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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