Ascension Lutheran Church will host a gospel jazz Mass at 7 p.m. Aug. 27, at 7415 Buchanan St., Landover Hills. For more information, call 301-577-0500.

St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church will host a circus-themed vacation Bible school for children ages 4 through 12, from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Aug. 12. The church is at 5820 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale. For more information, call 301-927-4100.

Breath of Life Seventh-Day Adventist Church will host an outdoor gospel concert at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 27, at 11310 Fort Washington, Rd., Fort Washington. For more information, call 301-292-2100.

Ebenezer AME Church will host a basketball tournament to highlight the need for more recreational space for teenagers and young adults. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 27 at Crossland High School, 6901 Temple Hill Rd., Temple Hills. For more information, call 240-447-8948.

Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church will host a discussion of the book "A New Religious America," by Diana L. Eck, at 7 p.m. Friday. The free event will take place at 7400 Temple Hill Rd., Camp Springs. For more information, call 301-449-4308.

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