“Passages.” A 14-week program for people struggling with separation or divorce starts Feb. 24, 7 to 9 p.m. Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park St. NE, Vienna. Program is free; materials cost $20 (scholarships available). Register at Passages@ViennaPres.org, 703-938-9050 or www.viennapres.org.
Saturday, 12:30 p.m.: Weekly carillon recital. Edward M. Nassor will perform Preludio No. 6 in G minor by the Flemish composer Mathias van den Gheyn. Washington National Cathedral, Bishop’s Garden area, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.
Saturday, 3 p.m.: Presbyterian Men and Women of Redeemer sponsor a concert by the Norfolk State University Concert Choir. Proceeds go to the annual scholarship. Church of the Redeemer, 1423 Girard St. NE. A goodwill offering will be taken. 202-832-0095.
Saturday, 7 p.m.: Contemporary folk singer, songwriter, guitarist and claw hammer banjo player Joe Crookston will perform with songwriter, classically trained pianist and vocalist Andrea Pais. Church of St. Clement, 1701 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria. $18; in advance, $15. Herb Cooper-Levy, venue host, 703-380-3151. www.focusmusic.org/venue_alexandria.php.
Saturday, 7 to 11 p.m.: A Valentine dinner and dance will benefit Hyacinth’s Place, a transitional residence for homeless women diagnosed with mental illness. Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 4915 St. Barnabas Rd., Temple Hills. $30. 202-618-3344 or 301-894-3556.
Sunday, 8:30 to 11:15 a.m.: Martha’s Table ministry helps feed homeless men, women and families via McKenna’s Wagon, a soup kitchen. Volunteers can drop off sandwiches and fruit at Washington National Cathedral, Hearst Circle, adjacent to the Wisconsin Avenue parking garage entrance, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200. www.nationalcathedral.org or email@example.com .
Sundays, 8:45 a.m., and Wednesdays, 6 p.m.: Bible study. Calvary Episcopal Church, 509 I St. NE. Free. 202-546-8011.
Sunday, 9 a.m.: Adult Bible study continues on the first and third Sundays. A Bible passage will be read, with questions for discussion following. Various translations will add to the study value. The Church of the Ascension and St. Agnes, Undercroft, 1217 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Free. 202-347-8161.
Sunday, 9 a.m.: A youth group for middle and high schoolers will meet on the first and third Sundays of each month. The group will share thoughts on anything they wish to discuss, including community service activities. The Church of the Ascension and St. Agnes, 12th Street Atrium, just off the Undercroft, 1217 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Free. 202-347-8161.
Sunday, 9 a.m.: Members of the mission committee will gather in the Meade Room to discuss the deeper meaning of mission work in the world. At the 10 a.m. worship service, the guest preacher will be Jensy Maldonado. At 11:15 a.m., Maldonado, the Our Little Roses Committee and parishioners will gather at the Austin Grill, 801 King St., for brunch, each person paying for his/her meal. Christ Church, 118 N. Washington St., Alexandria. firstname.lastname@example.org, 703-549-1450 or www.historicchristchurch.org.
Sunday, 9 a.m.: Intergenerational biblical study of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter From Birmingham Jail.” Youths in the sixth grade and higher will read King’s famous letter and discuss race, racism and justice in the light of Hebrew and Christian scriptures. Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ, 1 Westmoreland Cir., Bethesda. Free. 301-229-7766. www.westmorelanducc.org.
Sunday and Monday: The Christ Church George Washington Bible will be in the Historic Church and used for the readings at Sunday’s services. Come to worship or just to view the historic book. Christ Church, 118 N. Washington St., Alexandria. Free. email@example.com, 703-549-1450 or www.historicchristchurch.org.
Sunday, 10 a.m.: William LeoGrande, American University’s associate vice provost for academic affairs, professor of government and specialist in U.S. foreign policy, will discuss “Back Channel to Cuba,” the book he co-authored with Peter Kornbluh. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. 202-347-8766. Free. www.stjohns-dc.org.
Sundays, 10 a.m.: Children ages 4 to 12 are invited to an ongoing guided meditation and fun activities that may inspire kindness, patience and other positive qualities. Vajrayogini Buddhist Center, 1787 Columbia Rd. NW. Ages 4 to 12, $5; 13 and older, $6. 202-986-2257 or www.meditation-dc.org.
Sundays through Feb. 22, 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.: Advice for Life and Prayers for World Peace. Advice will be given from a Buddhist perspective to give you peace in your life. Class includes teaching, prayers and guided meditation suitable for beginners and those with experience. Vajrayogini Buddhist Center, 1787 Columbia Rd. NW. $6. 202-986-2257.
Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.: “Out and About Potluck Brunch.” A social and educational network for people interested in making the church welcoming and inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members, potential members and visitors. Christ Church, 118 N. Washington St., Alexandria. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org, 703-549-1450 or www.historicchristchurch.org.
Sunday, 1 p.m.: Knitting and crocheting workshop. Join fellow needlers to create items for those in need. Instruction, needles and yarn will be provided. Washington National Cathedral, South Tower, fourth floor, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. Mila Michael, email@example.com or 202-537-6200.
Sunday, 3:45 p.m.: The East Washington Heights Baptist Church Gospel Choir will perform its 28th annual gospel choir concert. Theme is “Achieving Unity Despite Our Struggles.” East Washington Heights Baptist Church, 2220 Branch Ave. SE. Free. 202-582-4811.
Sunday, 4 p.m.: The Gerdan Ensemble will perform traditional songs and folk melodies from Eastern Europe in original arrangements paired with contemporary classical compositions. A reception to meet the performers follows. Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, 1 Chevy Chase Cir. NW. Free, donations welcome. 202-363-2202. www.chevychasepc.org.
Sunday, 4 p.m.: The Jubilee Majestic Concert Choir will present “Back Down Memory Lane & the Devil’s Funeral,” a black history month concert benefiting the Central Union Mission. The presentation features performances by the Johnson Memorial Baptist Church dance ministry and a choral performance honoring gospel music’s pioneers. Please bring donations of spring and summer clothing, shoes and toiletries. Tenth Street Baptist Church, 1000 R St. NW. Free-will offering. 202-232-1585.
Sunday, 4 p.m.: The Duende Latin Jazz Quartet will perform. Church of the Resurrection Roman Catholic Church, 3315 Greencastle Rd., Burtonsville. Donations appreciated. 301-520-8921. www.resurrectionadw.org/index.php/concert-series.
Sunday, 5:15 p.m.: Organist Iain Quinn will perform works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Paul Hindemith, Leslie Howard, Arvo Pärt and one of his own compositions on the 10,647-pipe Ernest M. Skinner and Son organ. Washington National Cathedral, Great Choir, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.
Sunday, 7 p.m.: Pianists Michelle Richardson and Andy Miller will perform works by Schubert and Rachmaninoff. Church of the Holy City, 1611 16th St. NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-462-6734. www.ChurchoftheHolyCityDC.org.
Sunday, 7 p.m.: Choral Evensong will be celebrated under the direction of Adam Scott Graham, minister of music. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Broad Creek, 9801 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. Free-will offering. 301-248-4290. www.StJohnsBroadCreek.org.
Monday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Christian School open house. Church of the Redeemer Christian School invites you to tour the facilities and learn about the use of technology in the education process as children are drawn closer to Christ as they obtain a cutting edge education. Church of the Redeemer, 1423 Girard St. NE. 202-832-0095.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:15 a.m.: Senior Fit, an exercise class for ages 55 and older to build strength, fitness and cardiovascular health. Required physician-consent form is available at the information center or by visiting the Web site. Lutheran Church of St. Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Free. Call Marilee at 301-384-4394 or go to www.mystandrew.org.
Most weekdays, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.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 above. Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $25; children, seniors, students and military, $21. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.
Mondays, noon: “Brown Bag and Bible.” The Rev. Janice Mynchenberg leads a weekly study of the Gospel of Mark with the help of a commentary by N.T. Wright. Bring your lunch. Georgetown Lutheran Church, 1556 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Free. 202-337-9070 or www.byfaithhopelove.com/GTL.
Mondays, 7 p.m.: Monday night worship services will feature a less formal atmosphere in a somewhat smaller setting at a more convenient or comfortable day and time. Celebration of Holy Communion, with refreshments following the worship. Child care available. Lutheran Church of St. Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-384-4394 or www.mystandrew.org.
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. www.dmuuc.org.
Mondays, 7 p.m.: Kirsten Norris leads yoga sessions. Bring a mat. Pilgrim Church United Church of Christ, Social Hall, 2206 Briggs Rd., Silver Spring. Suggested donation, $5 to $10. The Rev. Jessie Lowry, email@example.com or 877-792-8479.
Monday, 7:30 p.m.: A Benedictine group will meet for contemplative prayer, reading and discussion of Joan Chittister’s “Monastery of the Heart.” The group meets on the third Monday of every month from September through June. The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 6201 Dunrobbin Dr., Bethesda. Free. 301-229-3770.
Tuesdays, 10:45 a.m.: “Spiritual Reflections” tour. A one-hour, docent-led tour explores stories of faithful action and devotion highlighted in glass and stone. Tours include stories, silence, poetry, prayer and reflective invitations, including one to attend Eucharist at noon. Participants will receive a pilgrimage medallion. Tours do not take place on holidays or during special events. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $15. Questions: Pilgrimages@cathedral.org, 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.
Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: The Lunch Bunch Fellowship Potluck. Come for food, fellowship and a topical presentation on the third Tuesday of each month. St. Nicholas Church, 15575 Germantown Rd., Germantown. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org. 240-631-2800.
Tuesday, 12:10 p.m.: Classical music concert. The Corda Nova Ensemble performs 17th century music from France, Germany and Italy. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-347-2635, ext. 20.
Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.: Shrove Tuesday Pancake Races. The cathedral celebrates Mardi Gras with this annual event, a day of frivolity that includes staff members, school students, members of the clergy and others who may be seen doing the “Gargoyle Gallop” and the “Satterlee Special” in their attempt to win the grand prize: the Golden Skillet. All are welcome. Washington National Cathedral, West Front Grounds, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-537-6200. Free. www.nationalcathedral.org.
Tuesday, 4 to 7 p.m.: Annual Pancake Supper offers pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, applesauce, coffee, tea and milk. There will be a bake sale and 50/50 raffle in the church’s thrift shop. Christ Church, 8710 Old Branch Ave., Clinton. $10; seniors and ages 6 to 12, $8; ages 5 and younger, free. Ask about the family discount. email@example.com, 301-868-1330 or www.christchurchclinton.org.
Tuesday, 5 to 7 p.m.: Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. Welcome the season of Lent and celebrate Mardi Gras. Chapel of the Incarnation, 14070 Brandywine Rd., Brandywine. Free-will offering. 301-627-8469. www.stthomascroom.org.
Tuesday, 5 to 7 p.m.: Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. All you can eat pancakes, sausage, fruit and beverages. Proceeds go to the North County Emergency Outreach Network, with matching funds from Thrivent Financial. The Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, 7606 Quarterfield Rd., Glen Burnie. $6; ages 6 to 10, $3; ages 5 and younger, free. 410-766-8778.
Tuesday, 5 to 7 p.m.: Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. Pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, fruit salad and coffee, tea or juice. The offering proceeds will provide dictionaries for third-grade students at local elementary schools. Grace Lutheran Church, 10928 Indian Head Hwy., Fort Washington. Donations appreciated. Grace.LutheranChurch@verizon.net or 301-292-2232.
Tuesday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.: Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. The Junior and Senior High Youth Groups will provide a breakfast-for-dinner feast to prepare for the season of Lent. Christ Church, 118 N. Washington St., Alexandria. $5 per person; $15 per family; $3, ages 2-12. 703-549-1450. firstname.lastname@example.org, 703-549-1450 or www.historicchristchurch.org.
Tuesday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.: Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will offer fluffy pancakes, sausages or turkey bacon, egg/cheese casserole, fresh cut fruit and applesauce. Bring family, friends and appetite. St. George’s Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 915 N. Oakland St., Arlington. $5; ages 2 to 12, $3; families, $15. email@example.com or 703-525-8286.
Tuesday, 5:45 p.m.: Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will offer pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, orange juice, coffee and fellowship. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3022 Woodlawn Ave., Falls Church. Donations welcome. firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-532-6617.
Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.: Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. Eat, drink and be merry before the solemnity of the next 40 days. The 20s & 30s Group will host a meal of pancakes, sausages, applesauce, tea, cider and hot chocolate. Washington National Cathedral, Perry Auditorium, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Advance tickets required by Sunday at 6 p.m. E-mail email@example.com or buy tickets at the Sunday coffee hours following the morning worship services or the evensong/evensocial. $10; families, $25. 202-537-6200. www.nationalcathedral.org.
Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.: Shrove Tuesday with pancakes, jambalaya, fun and fellowship in anticipation of the Lenten season. Gluten-free pancakes and vegan options will be available. St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 1830 Connecticut Ave. NW. $5 per person; $20 per family. No one will be turned away. firstname.lastname@example.org. 202-232-2995.
Tuesdays through March 24, 7 to 9 p.m.: “And the Greatest of These Is Love.” Harvey Bale, who recently earned a master’s of arts degree in theology and New Testament studies from Virginia Theological Seminary, will facilitate the study group in its consideration of community life after Christ’s death, Christian leadership, neighborly concern and more. Washington National Cathedral, South Tower, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-537-6200. www.nationalcathedral.org. Free, but please register at email@example.com.
Tuesday, 7 p.m.: Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. The Church of the Ascension and St. Agnes, 1217 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-347-8161.
Tuesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m.: Rabbi Susan Grossman will speak about “Parting of the Ways: How Judaism and Christianity Became Two.” Beth Shalom Congregation, 8070 Harriet Tubman Lane, Columbia. $20. 410-531-5115. www.beth-shalom.net.
Wednesday, 6 to 11:45 a.m. and 1 to 6:45 p.m.: Episcopal Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde (at 11 a.m.) and administer “Ashes-on-the-Go.” A Low Mass with imposition of ashes and sermon by the bishop begins at noon. The Church of the Ascension and St. Agnes, 1217 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-347-8161.
Wednesday, 6 to 8 a.m.: Drive-Thru Ashes-to-Go will be held for busy commuters. Get a blessing and the imposition of ashes in the church parking lot. A traditional Ash Wednesday service will be held in the church at 7:30 p.m. St. Thomas’ Church, 14300 St. Thomas Church Rd., Upper Marlboro. 301-627-8469 or www.stthomascroom.org.
Wednesday, 7 a.m., noon and 7:30 p.m.: Begin the 40-day observance of Lent with any of these worship services. St. George’s Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 915 N. Oakland St., Arlington. Free-will offering. firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-525-8286.
Wednesday, 7:30 a.m., noon and 6:30 p.m.: Ash Wednesday worship with the imposition of ashes. Washington National Cathedral, Front Nave, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-537-6200. Free-will offering. www.nationalcathedral.org.
Wednesday, 7:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.: Ash Wednesday worship with the administration of ashes and Holy Communion. St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 1830 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free-will offering. email@example.com or 202-232-2995.
Wednesday, noon: Traditional Ash Wednesday service at the Chapel of the Incarnation, 14070 Brandywine Rd., Brandywine. 301-627-8469. www.stthomascroom.org.
Wednesdays, noon to 1 p.m.: “Soup and devotion” luncheons. Homemade soup and dessert with singing, praying and “Following Jesus” devotions. Proceeds from a good-will offering will go to “Imagine No Malaria,” a campaign of the United Methodist Church to save millions of lives in Africa. Glenn Dale United Methodist Church, 8600 Springfield Rd., Glenn Dale. 301-262-2299.
Wednesday, noon and 7:30 p.m.: Ash Wednesday services to begin the Lenten period of reflection and penance. Church is handicapped-accessible and has assisted-listening devices. Franconia United Methodist Church, 6037 Franconia Rd., Alexandria. firstname.lastname@example.org, 703-971-5151 or www.franconiaumc.org.
Wednesdays, 7 p.m.: Tai chi classes. Certified instructor will teach the advanced and intermediate level classes in the movement discipline, which may strengthen the mind and body. Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church, 7400 Temple Hills Rd., Camp Springs. Suggested donation, $5. 301-449-4308 or www.dmuuc.org.
Thursdays, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.: Breakfast Bible study. A reading and discussion of the Bible readings for the upcoming Sunday, according to the Revised Common Lectionary. Open to the public. Sponsored by St. Nicholas Episcopal Church. IHOP, 20009 Century Blvd., Germantown. email@example.com or 240-631-2800.
Thursdays, 4 p.m.: Bible study. The Worship Center, 99 Adams St., Manassas. Free. 571-283-3252.
Friday, noon: Robin Darling Young, associate professor of spirituality at Catholic University, presents “ ‘She Guarded All These Words in Her Heart’: Mary’s Knowledge According to the Early Syrian Tradition, From Ephrem to Romanos.” The lecture series complements the landmark art event “Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea.” National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. Free with museum entry: $10; ages 65 and older and students, $8. 202-783-5000 or www.nmwa.org.
Friday, 12:15 to 1 p.m.: Classical pipe organist Kimberly Ann Hess performs works for the organ by J.S. Bach, William Grant Still and Franz Liszt. National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir. NW. Free; donations welcome. 202-797-0103.
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.
Friday, 7:30 p.m.: “Stations of the Cross.” The Composition Division of Catholic University presents the world premiere of a 14-movement work for string quartet depicting the 14 stations. The program will take place during a devotional stations of the cross service celebrated by Monsignor Peter Vaghi. Church of the Little Flower, 5607 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda. Free. 301-320-4528. www.lfparish.org.
Feb. 21, 10 a.m.: Open house service and lunch. The service, with children singing, congregation members reading from the Torah and more, will highlight how people from Montgomery, Prince George’s, Howard and other counties come together enjoy services. Oseh Shalom, 7515 Olive Branch Way, Laurel. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-498-7004.
Feb. 21, 12:30 p.m.: Carillon concert. Edward M. Nassor performs Mathias van den Gheyn’s Preludio No. 7 in G Major. Washington National Cathedral, Bishop’s Garden area, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.
Feb. 21, 7 p.m.: Benefit concert with Emma’s Revolution. The activist guitar and vocal duo of Pat Humphries and Sandy O will play after an opening performance of reflective, humorous and folksy Americana-styled songs by Herb Tyson. Proceeds go to the Katie Tyson Fund for Youth and Young Adult Ministries, which supports scholarships and grants. Mount Vernon Unitarian Church, Meeting House, 1909 Windmill Lane, Alexandria. $35, preferred seating; $25; in advance, $20. Tickets: mvuc.org/concert-for-katie. Call Linda Jemison, 703-981-4847.
Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m.: Guest conductor Stephen Czarkowski will lead the Washington Sinfonietta in a performance of Beethoven’s “Fidelio” overture, Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 (with soloist Amy Beth Horman) and Haydn’s Symphony No. 104. A reception with refreshments will follow. The Falls Church Episcopal, 115 E. Fairfax St., Falls Church. 703-241-0003.
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