Eva Topping, 8 tonight, St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Founders Hall, 7901 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda. Topic: St. Romanos, first Greek Orthodox poet, and Byzantine hymnography.

Dr. Francine Cardman, associate professor of church history, Wesley Theological Seminary, 8 tonight, Cleveland Park Congregational United Church of Christ, 34th and Lowell streets NW.

Marvin L. Stone, editor, U.S. News & World Report, 8:15 tonight, Temple Rodef Shalom, 2100 Westmoreland St., Falls Church. "Journalism in Chains."

Ariel Kerem, second secretary, Embassy of Israel, 8:15 tonight, Temple Israel, 420 University Blvd., Silver Spring. "Israeli-Egyptian Peace Negotiations."

Max M. Kampelman and Marcus Cohn, attorneys and authors, 8:30 tonight. Washington Hebrew Congregation, Macomb Street and Massachusetts Avenue NW. "Does the Power of the Press Endanger Our Democracy?"

The Rev. Jim Williams, evangelist of New Unity Baptist Church, Baltimore; 9 a.m. tomorrow, Chevy Chase United Methodist Church, 7001 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. Information: 652-8700.

Dr. David Fink, "Tea and Talk" series, 3:15 p.m. tomorrow, Ohev Sholom Talmud Torah Congregation, 16th and Jonquil streets NW. "Jewish Views on Astrology."

Robert Gordis, professor of the philosophies of religion at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Washington Hebrew Congregation, Macomb Street and Massachusetts Avenue NW. "Love and Sex: A Modern Jewish Perspective."

Dr. Dan Levitan, professor, University of Maryland, film, question-and-answer session, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Beth Torah Congregation, 6700 Adelphi Rd., West Hyattsville. "Death Education: Theory and Practice."

The Rev. Imagene Stewart, chairperson, Community Crime Prevention Task Force, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Howard University Mental Health Clinic, 502 College St. NW. Crime prevention seminar for senior citizens.

The Rt. Rev. John T. Walker, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Grace Church, Grace Church Road and Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring. Plans for 1979. Reservation Information: 537-6530.


Men's retreat, conaucted by the Rev. William Kaifer, associate professor of theology, Georgetown University, 7:30 tonight through Sunday, Dominican Retreat House, 7102 Old Dominion Dr., McLean. Reservation information: 356-4243.

Day of renewal, Catholic Charismatic prayer groups with Chaplain Stephen Short, Howard University, and Chaplain Capt. David Parham, Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, Va., 1 p.m., Sunday, Catholic University, Caldwell Hall, 620 Michigan Ave. NE.

Overnight retreat, featuring study of philosophy and technique of directing volunteer workers, sponsored by the Department of Ministries in Higher Education, D.C. Baptist Convention, Monday and Tuesday, Skycroft Conference Center, Frederick, Md. Reservation information: 265-1526.

Christian workshop, "Building Christian Community," 9:45 a.m., Tuesday, Missionhurst, 4651 N. 25th St., Arlington. Information, 533-8821.

"Is the Church on the Cutting Edge?" course taught by Cynthia Wedel, president, World Council of Churches, and others; and "Passages," a course examining the decision/crisis times in human lives, beginning Wednesday, 7:45 p.m., Arlington United Methodist Church, S. Glebe Road and S. Eighth Street, Arlington, sponsored by 30 churches of the ecumenical North and Central Arlington parish councils. Registration information: 538-5899.


Contemporary Christian music, Two-Edged Sword, singers and musicians, 8 tonight, St. Raphael's Church, Trumpet Room, Falls and Dunster roads, Rockville.

Lutheran choir, Pacific Luthern University's Choir of the West, Tacoma, Wash., performing Haydn's "Harmon Mass," 8 tonight, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Arlington Boulevard and Woodlawn Avenue, Fails Church.

Choral group, Cantus, Atlantic Union College, sacred and contemporary music, 3:30 p.m. tomorrow, Takoma Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 6951 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park.

David Flagg, tenor, Orinda, Calif.; planist Helen Froebe, 11 a.m. Sunday, Layhill Community Free Methodist Church, 1900 Bonifant Rd., Silver Spring.

Organ, trombone concert, Roy and Eileen Morris Guenther, 7:15 p.m., Sunday, Christ Lutheran Church, 5101 16th St. NW.


Metropolitan AME Church, 1518 M St. NW, 1 p.m. Sunday, participants include Auxiliary Bishop Thomas W. Lyons of Washington Roman Catholic Archdiocese; Dr. Earl Caudill, National City Christian Church; Wendy Flegal, Foundry United Methodist Church; the Rev. John Steinbruck, Luther Place Memorial Church; the Rev. William Linakis, Bread for the City, and Dr. Robert Pruitt, Metropolitan AME Church.

Briggs Memorial Baptist Church, Social Hall, 5144 Massachusetts Ave. NW, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, dinner and union service; participants include Briggs Memorial Baptist Church; Church of the Little Flower, Roman Catholic; Pilgrim Lutheran Church; St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, and Westmoreland Congregational Church.