Westminster Presbyterian Church welcomes the Rev. George Pera, pastor emeritus, to the pulpit at 10 a.m. Sunday at the church, 2701 Cameron Mills Rd., Alexandria. For more information, call 703-549-4766 or visit www.wpc-alex.org.

Gen Kelsang Varahi, Buddhist nun and teacher at Vajrayogini Buddhist Center, discusses "The Four Noble Truths," about understanding Buddhism and how to practice it and a guided meditation, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 18 at Ellen Coolidge Burke Library, 4701 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. For more information and to register, call 202-331-2122 or visit www.meditation-dc.org.

St. George's Episcopal Church will host a summer reading group focusing on faith, fiction and father figures. Bethanne Patrick, America Online's book editor, discusses Shusaku Endo's book "Silence" from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. June 19 and 26 at the church, 915 N. Oakland St., Arlington. Call Liz Salak at 703-532-8520 or visit www.saintgeorgeschurch.org.

St. Andrew & St. Margaret of Scotland Anglican Church will hold a patronal feast and solemn Mass with special music in honor of St. Margaret of Scotland at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the church, 402 E. Monroe Ave., Alexandria. A reception with Scottish foods and beverages follows the service. For more information, call 703-683-3343.

The Rev. Marian Humphrey celebrates a Church Service for People and their Dogs, a service with Communion, to share your spirituality with your pet. Service is at 10:30 a.m. June 19 at Tails of Olde Towne, 708 Pendleton St., Alexandria. For information, call 703-768-0500.

-- Compiled by RIA MANGLAPUS

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