Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Book sale, including include DVDs, CDs and books on tape. Coffee and baked goods will be available for purchase. Benefits the United Methodist Women’s support of women and children in need. Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202-363-4900.

Saturday, 12:30 p.m.: Weekly carillon recital by Edward M. Nassor. Washington National Cathedral, Bishop’s Garden area, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or

Saturday, 5 p.m.: “I Sing the Mighty Power of God.” Stanley J. Thurston, artist in residence, leads the Heritage Signature Chorale, organist Erik William Suter, soprano Yolanda Bryant and a brass septet headed by trumpeter Kevin Gebo in a performance of hymns, including Negro spiritual arrangements. Washington National Cathedral, Front Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $15 to $50. 202-537-6200 or

Saturday, 6 to 8 p.m.: “In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb: From Crucifixion to Resurrection,” a Lenten concert by District 8. Works by Victoria Taverner, Benjamin Britten, Claude Debussy, Francis Poulenc and Guiseppe Verdi. Reception follows. St. Barnabas’s Episcopal Church, 4801 Ravensworth Rd., Annandale. 703-941-2922.

Saturday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Jazz@Wesley presents jazz in a smoke- and alcohol-free environment. Sweet and savory foods available; coffee and tea, free. Donations of a nonperishable food item or slightly used coat are welcome. Wesley UMC Fellowship Hall, 5312 Connecticut Ave. NW. $10; seniors, $7; ages 12 and younger, free. 202-966-5144. or

Saturday, 7 p.m.: The Washington D.C. Temple Orchestra will perform. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Temple Visitors Center, 9900 Stoneybrook Dr., Kensington. Free. 301-587-0144.

Sundays through April 13, 10 a.m.: Special Lenten sermon series based on Adam Hamilton’s book “24 Hours That Changed the World,” about his travels in the Holy Land and other places. The book helps readers experience the final day of Jesus’s life and understand its significance. Concord-St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 5910 Goldsboro Rd., Bethesda. 301-229-5225.

Sunday, 10:10 a.m.: Lenten Bible study. Cathedral clergy invite you to bring a Bible to follow along with an address on the day’s scripture readings, Exodus 17:1-7, Psalm 95, Romans 5:1-11 and John 4:5-42. Washington National Cathedral, Bethlehem Chapel, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or

Sunday, 10:10 a.m.: Salute the Cathedral Scholars and the program that has hosted select high-achieving students from D.C. public high schools engaged in rigorous academics at St. Albans School. During each Sunday in March, students of the Class of 2014 will talk about their experiences and the care packages given by the congregation. Washington National Cathedral, Front Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or

Sunday, 12:45 p.m.: A Benedictine prayer group meets after the coffee hour on the second and fourth Sundays of each month. The group is reading Norvene Vest’s “Preferring Christ, a Devotional Commentary on the Rule of Saint Benedict.” Ascension and St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 1217 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Free. Call Catherine Held or Adam Kline, 202-347-8161.

Sunday, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.: The third of six sessions on Israel. Other sessions are slated for Sundays through April 6. United Christian Parish, 11508 North Shore Dr., Reston. 703-620-3065.

Sunday, 3 p.m.: The District 8 vocal ensemble will perform Byrd’s “Vigilate,” Purcell’s “Hear My Prayer” and parts one and two of Tallis’s “The Lamentations.” Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 5121 Woodland Way. Annandale. Free-will offering. 703-941-2922.

Sunday, 3 p.m.: Pianist Win-Yin Chan will play Beethoven’s “Appassionata” sonata and works by J.S. Bach and Chopin. Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. Free-will offering. 202-363-4900.

Sunday, 4 p.m.: An afternoon with composer, pianist and National Medal of Arts recipient Morten Lauridsen and the Fairfax Choral Society. National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW. $30; in advance, $25; students, $15. 703-642-3277 or

Sunday, 5:15 p.m.: Classical pipe organist Gail Archer performs works by Jeanne Demessieux, Mary Howe, Wang An-Ming, Rachel Laurin, Ana Paola Santillan Alcocer and Jennifer Higdon on the 10,650-pipe great organ. Washington National Cathedral, Great Choir, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-537-6200 or

Sunday, 7:30 p.m.: In Cathedral Sings!, music director J. Reilly Lewis leads Gabriel Fauré’s “Requiem,” with singers of all abilities and organist Todd Fickley. Bring your score or borrow one of theirs. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $10 includes score rental. 202-537-2228 or

Most weekdays, 10:30 a.m.: Behind-the-scenes cathedral tour for ages 11 and older. See gargoyles and stained-glass windows and climb a lot of stairs to view the city from high. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $25; children, seniors, students and military, $21. 202-537-6200 or

Mondays through April 14, 5 to 9 p.m.: Tax preparation assistance. Sponsored by the AARP Foundation for seniors and low- to moderate-income taxpayers, including Spanish speakers. Colesville Presbyterian Church, 12800 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Free; registration required. 240-777-2577, weekdays 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Monday, 7 p.m.: Bible study. Wesley United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 5312 Connecticut Ave NW. Free. 202-966-5144.

Most Mondays, 7 p.m.: Sally Jones leads “A Course in Miracles.” Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church, 7400 Temple Hills Rd., Camp Springs. Free. 301-449-4308.

Mondays, 7 to 8:30 p.m.: Food addicts support group. St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, Friendship Terrace Game Room, 4201 Albemarle St. NW. Free. 202-363-4119.

Monday, 7:30 p.m.: Support meeting for caregivers. Other meetings are scheduled April 14 and 18 and May 12 and 26. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Third and A streets SE. Free. 202-543-0053.

Monday, 7:30 p.m.: “Thomas Berry: The Great Story,” Nancy Stetson and Penny Morell’s 49-minute film about the monk, cultural historian, author, teacher and mystic who created a quiet revolution about the ecological condition of the planet. A discussion with Stetson follows the screening. Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, Geneva Hall, 1 Chevy Chase Cir. NW. Free. 202-342-2564.

Mondays through June 16, 7 p.m.: “Twelve Women of the Bible: Life-Changing Stories for Today.” Learn from Mary Magdalene, Rebekah, Hannah and other women of old about how to draw near to God and grow through struggles, insecurities, triumphs and failures. The Lutheran Church of St. Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 301-384-4394.

Tuesday, 10:45 a.m.: A docent leads a “spiritual reflections” tour that looks at stories of faithful action and devotion highlighted in Washington National Cathedral’s glass and stone. Tours offer stories, silence, poetry, prayer and reflective invitations, including one to attend Eucharist at noon. Participants will receive a pilgrimage medallion. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $15. 202-537-6200 or

Tuesday, 12:10 p.m.: Lententide Bach II. Violinist David McCormick and organist Jeremy Filsell perform seasonal works by J. S. Bach. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-347-2635, ext. 20.

Tuesday and Wednesday, 1:30 p.m.: A docent-led tour of the highlights of the Washington National Cathedral, its history, architecture and artworks — plus a traditional English tea, a celebration of the city’s cherry blossoms and a view of the city from the cathedral tower. Washington National Cathedral, Docent Station at the Rear Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $30; reservations required. 202-537-8993, or

Tuesday, 6 to 8:45 p.m.: “Cathedral Crossroads,” a program to tap into inner-healing ability and promote mind-body wellness through contemplative practice and labyrinth walking to the gentle sounds of a solo harpist. Laying on of hands for healing in Holy Spirit Chapel. Kathy Staudt leads “Listening for the Voice of Love: Poetry for Lent,” from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or

Tuesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m.: Homework Helpers invites parents or guardians to bring their children in grades one to eight for free tutoring, advice and homework help. St. John’s Church-Broad Creek, St. John’s Bayne Hall, 9801 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. Free. Registration: Ruth LaBelle, program director, 240-461-5330 or

Tuesdays 7-9 p.m.: “Passages,” a 14-week “DivorceCare” series for those experiencing separation or divorce. Vienna Presbyterian Church, Maple Avenue and Park Street, Vienna. Materials cost, $20; scholarships available. Register at 703-938-9050 or or

Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.: Lenten Quiet Day: silent prayer, reflection, yoga and mindfulness meditation to reconnect with ourselves and to deepen our connection to God. A free gentle yoga class will begin at 11 a.m. in the atrium. Reservations are encouraged. A light lunch will be served at noon. Reservations are encouraged but not required. Wednesday Night Together dinner will start at 5:45 p.m. and is followed by evening meditation with Communion at 6:30 p.m. Annandale United Methodist Church, 6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale. Reservations: Joyce Kitzmiller, or 703-256-8330.

Wednesday, 5:15 p.m.: A Lenten Reflection Series follows the regular 5:15 p.m. Mass. Brother Robert Bimonte, president of the National Catholic Educational Association, will present “Encountering Jesus in Word, Sacraments and Works of Charity.” Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Ave. NE. Free. 202-526-8300.

Wednesdays, 6 p.m.: Weekly Bible study. Calvary Episcopal Church, 509 I St. NE. Free. 202-546-8011.

Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.: Open prayer service. Communion follows. Franconia United Methodist Church, 6037 Franconia Rd., Alexandria. 703-971-5151.

Friday, 12:15 to 1 p.m.: Ted Bickish will perform a carillon by Leo Sowerby, an Old English tune by Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, a piece by J. S. Bach, a meditation by Clarence Dickinson and excerpts from Charles-Marie Widor’s Symphony No. 5 . National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir. NW. Free; donations welcome. 202-797-0103.

Friday, 3:30 p.m.: The Washington District Conference of the AME Zion Church will be held. Delores Carpenter of Howard University’s School of Divinity will be guest presenter. An evening of preaching on “Leadership God’s Way” (Acts 6:3) follows. On Saturday, there will be several workshops and a display of talent by the church’s children. Union Wesley AME Zion Church, 1860 Michigan Ave. NE. 202-526-1242.

Friday 4 to 7 p.m.: Fish fry: fried whiting or tilapia with green beans, cole slaw, bread, beverage and dessert. Trinity Church Hall, 14515 Church St., Upper Marlboro. $10; ages 11 and younger, $5. 301-627-2636.

Fridays, 6 to 8 p.m.: Women’s Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Third and A streets SE. Free. 202-543-0053.

March 29, 7:30 p.m.: Pianist Frank Wiens performs works by Brahms, Fauré, Liszt, Mendelssohn and Rachmaninoff. Paint Branch Unitarian Universalist Church, 3215 Powder Mill Rd., Adelphi. Donations appreciated. 301-937-3666.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer