SUFISM TALK

Alireza Nurbakhsh, a teacher of Sufism, a mystical branch of Islam, will be available to discuss Sufism today by appointment at the Nimatullahi Sufi Order's center at 4931 MacArthur Blvd. NW. 202-364-3828.

OPEN HOUSE SHABBAT

A free, sit-down kiddish lunch will be offered during an Open House Shabbat after services that will begin at 9 a.m. (Torah service at 10 a.m.) today at Tifereth Israel Congregation, 7701 16th St. NW. 202-882-1605.

OUTREACH COMMUNITY FESTIVAL

A community festival sponsored by the Outreach Ministry of Greater First Baptist Church will feature games, music, food and free health screenings from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at the church, 13th and Fairmont streets NW. 202-462-1730.

SUMMER CONCERT

Works by Schubert, Rossini, Fettke and African American composers will be featured in a concert presented by the Music Ministry and the Senior Choir of Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ beginning at 5 p.m. today at the church, 5301 North Capitol St. NE. Donations accepted. 202-723-5330.

MASS OF RECONCILIATION

A Mass of reconciliation, celebrating the Solemnity of Our Lady of the Angels of the Portiuncula, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel at the Shrine of St. Anthony, 12290 Folly Quarter Rd., Ellicott City. 410-531-2800, Ext. 0. Reservations are suggested.

CAMP MEETING

A camp meeting will be held Tuesday through Sept. 4 at Manassas St. Thomas United Methodist Church, 8899 Sudley Rd., Manassas. The gathering will include several short-term mission projects, worship services, Sunday school classes for children and adults, meals, children's activities, a pet show, a blessing of the animals and a homecoming event. All members of the community are welcome to participate. 703-368-5161.

FAITH AND COMMUNITY

Faith and Community Institute Day, a pre-conference event of the National Conference on Volunteering and Service featuring lectures, interactive discussions and a celebration of community service, will begin at 8 a.m. Wednesday in Room 207, Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Admission is $25. 202-729-8261.

WOMEN'S DAY CELEBRATION

"A Spiritual Shakedown Part Two," a one-day revival hosted by First Baptist Church of Highland Park, will feature guest speaker Christine Wiley, pastor of Covenant Baptist Church. The revival is part of the celebration of Women's Day at First Baptist Church. The event will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church, 6801 Sheriff Rd., Landover. 301-773-6655.

SHABBAT IN THE PARK

A Kabbalat Shabbat service, featuring music and a less formal style of worship in the Sukkah courtyard, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Agudas Achim Congregation, 2908 Valley Dr., Alexandria. Dinner available for $18; call in advance. 703-998-6460.

-- Carrie Donovan

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