CLASS, PERFORMANCE OF BIBLE STORIES

Storyteller Dennis Dewey will give a Bible storytelling workshop at 9 a.m. and perform Bible stories at 7 p.m. today at Crossroads United Methodist Church, 43454 Crossroads Dr., Ashburn. 703-729-5100.

RUSSIAN FESTIVAL

"A Taste of Russia," featuring food, books and religious items, runs from noon to 6 p.m. today and tomorrow at St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Cathedral, 4001 17th St. NW. 202-726-3000.

SERVICE FOR PUBLIC SERVANTS

A "Blue Mass" for law enforcement and public safety officers will be celebrated at 7:30 tonight at Cathedral of St. Thomas More, 3901 Cathedral Lane, Arlington. 703-525-1300.

STUDYING ABRAHAM

"Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths," a free six-week course by Richard Pyle based on Bruce Feiler's book, will begin at 9:45 a.m. tomorrow at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 3655 Calvert St. NW. 202-333-4949.

MEN'S CHOIR CONCERT

The Male Voices of Albright Memorial Church will celebrate its 29th anniversary with a performance at 4 p.m. tomorrow at Albright Memorial Church, 411 Rittenhouse St. NW. An offering will be accepted. 202-723-3525.

CONFERENCE ON STEM CELLS

"Ethics, Public Policy and Law: The Stem Cell Debate in the United States and Germany," a free two-day conference, will begin at 8 a.m. Monday at Pryzbyla University Center, Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. 202-319-6123.

ETHICS TALK ON THE START OF LIFE

Rabbi Barry Freundel will present a free lecture, "Beginning of Life: The New Ethical Frontier," at noon Monday at the Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. 202-518-9400.

TALK ON CHRISTIANS AND POLITICS

"Campaigning to the Choir," a free panel discussion on Christianity and American politics, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at First Trinity Lutheran Church, 309 E St. NW. 202-737-4859.

A RABBI IN IRAQ

Rabbi Mitchell S. Ackerson, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, will discuss his tour of duty during Operation Iraqi Freedom at 7 p.m. Tuesday at George Mason University's Arlington campus, 3401 N. Fairfax Dr. Admission is $10. 301-230-7276.

LECTURE ON SEXUALITY

A free lecture on homosexuality by the Rev. James M. Childs Jr. will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 11200 Old Georgetown Rd., Rockville. 301-881-7275.

THE EUCHARIST IN SCRIPTURES

The Rev. Patrick Dempsey will give a free lecture on the scriptural basis of the Eucharistic mystery at noon Wednesday at Catholic Charities, 924 G St. NW. 202-347-2713.

CITIZENSHIP AND FAITH

"What Can I Do in My Personal Life to Reflect Our Social Teachings in the World?," a free lecture by Charles Short, will begin at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday and 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Cathedral of St. Matthew, 1725 Rhode Island Ave. NW. 202-347-3215.

LECTURE ON ST. BONAVENTURE

"The Scriptural Wisdom of St. Bonaventure," a free lecture by Kevin L. Hughes, assistant professor of theology at Villanova University, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Washington Theological Union, 6896 Laurel St. NW. 202-726-8800.

PANEL FOR PEACE IN MIDEAST

"Jerusalem Women Speak: Three Women, Three Faiths, One Shared Vision," a free interfaith panel discussion, will begin at noon Thursday at the Middle East Institute, 1761 N St. NW. 202-785-1141.

VOCAL CONCERT FOR HOME

A benefit concert for St. Joseph's Home for the Aged featuring alto Catherine Lowell is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday at All Saints Church, 9300 Stonewall Rd., Manassas. Freewill offering. 703-393-2146.

-- Timothy Wilson

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