Coming Events


The Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation in Bethesda will hold a workshop for business executives led by the Rev. Carole Crumley and accountant William Dietrich from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow. Registration is $50. The center is at 5430 Grosvenor Lane. For more information, call 301-897-3719.


Magen David Sephardic Congregation in Rockville will present "Esther's Children: A Potrait of Iranian Jews," a lecture and film screening by Houman Sarshar, at 8 p.m. Saturday. Advance admission is $12; $15 at the door. The synagogue is at 11215 Woodglen Dr. For more information, call 301-770-6818.


First Baptist Church of Wheaton will present "Real Love in the Real World," a marriage conference via satellite broadcast featuring Gary Smalley and Gary Chapman, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Registration is $10. The church is at 10914 Georgia Ave. For more information, call 301-949-6585 or visit


Clarksburg United Methodist Church will hold its 17th annual spring dinner at 1 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 12. Church cookbooks will be available for purchase. The church is at 22925 Frederick Rd. For more information, call 301-972-1225.


The Eos Network of Faith Communities will hold a free informational workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Gwendolyn Coffield Recreation Center, 2450 Lyttonsville Rd., Silver Spring. For more information, call 301-589-4349.


Tikvat Israel Congregation in Rockville will hold a Purim carnival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. The synagogue is at 2200 Baltimore Rd. For more information, call 301-762-7338.

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington in Rockville will hold its 15th annual Children's Book Fair and Purim festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The center is at 6125 Montrose Rd. For more information, call 301-881-0100.


"Heredity, Diet and Heart Disease," a free discussion sponsored by the Montgomery Study Circle, will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Rd., Potomac. For more information, cal 301-424-3152.


North Bethesda United Methodist Church will present a performance and potluck supper featuring the Christ United Methodist Church of the Deaf sign language choir at 5 p.m. Sunday. An offering will be accepted. The church is at 10100 Old Georgetown Rd. For more information, call 301-530-4342.


St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church in Bethesda will present a performance by the choirs of Church of the Little Flower, St. Bartholomew's Church and St. Jane's at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. An offering will be accepted. The church is at 9701 Old Georgetown Rd. For more information, call 301-530-1550.


Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church in Bethesda will offer an introductory science course on chemistry, biotechnology and nanotechnology at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Registration is required. Cost is $20. The church is at 9601 Cedar Lane. For more information, call 301-493-8300, Ext. 207.

-- Timothy Wilson

Send items to Religion Notes, The Washington Post, 51 Monroe St., Suite 500, Rockville, Md. 20850; fax to 202-334-5417; or e-mail This column will appear every Thursday. All items should be sent at least 10 days before.