Religion Notes Jan. 19-26
By — Compiled by Gerri Marmer,
Saturday 9:30 a.m.- 9:30 p.m.: Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service activity. Work for as little as an hour or as much as a day. Cook and serve meals for the hypothermia shelter Regency House. St. Luke’s Mission Center, 3655 Calvert St. NW. 202-363-4900.
Saturday 4 p.m.: Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, will be held at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 915 N. Oakland St. Arlington, Va. 703-525-8286.
Saturday 7:30 p.m.: Yale’s RedHot and Blue, its oldest co-ed A Cappella group in a program of jazz, will be held at Wesley United Methodist Church, 5312 Connecticut Ave NW. Suggested donation, $10. 240-498-0119 or http://www.redhotandblueofyale.org.
Sunday 7 a.m.: Narcotics Anonymous meeting, will be held at Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635. www.epiphanydc.org.
Sunday 8:30-11:15 a.m.: Martha’s Table ministry helps feed area homeless men, women and families via McKenna’s Wagon, drop off sandwiches or fruit to this soup kitchen that offers a nutritious daily meal to the homeless. Washington National Cathedral, Hearst Circle, adjacent to the Wisconsin Avenue parking garage entrance, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday 10 a.m.: Peoples Congregational United Church of Christ of Washington D.C. hosts Otis Moss, of Cleveland, Ohio in its pulpit to observe the annual honoring of Martin Luther King Jr., with senior minister Michael C. Murphy, will be held at Peoples Congregational United Church of Christ, 4704 13th St. NW. Free-will offering. 202-829-5511.
Sunday 10:10 a.m.: Presidential historian Michael Beschloss in a dialogue about the president’s second term and presidential legacies with cathedral dean Gary Hall on the eve of the inauguration, with anti-gun sermons by Hall during the 8:45 and 11:15 a.m. services, Mariann Edgar Buddee presider, will be held at Washington National Cathedral, Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free-will offering. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.
Sunday 1 p.m.: Knitting and crocheting workshop with fellow needlers — for distribution to those in need — with instruction, needles and yarn provided. Washington National Cathedral, Fourth Floor of the South Tower, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or e-mail email@example.com.
Sunday 3 p.m.: A choral celebration and unity proclamation with Emory United Methodist Church Choir, Mount Lebanon Baptist Church Choir, New York Avenue Presbyterian Church Choir and the Jubilee Choir from Boston’s Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Ave. NW. 202-393-3700.
Sunday 7 p.m.: Screening of two Laurel and Hardy silent movies, “Two Tars,” and “We Faw Down,” on the church’s kaleidoscopic 100 ‘rank’ Walker Digital Organ, will be held at Resurrection Church, 3315 Greencastle Rd., Burtonsville. Suggested donation, $20 includes reception. 301-520-8921 or www.resurrectionadw.org.
Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays Noon:Al-Anon meetings, will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. Free. 202-347-8766.
Monday 5-9 p.m.: “Dress Up to Throw Down” inaugural gala hosted by the Voices of Peoples. Food, friends and dancing. Peoples Congregational United Church of Christ, 4704 13th St. NW. $40-$50. 202-829-5511 or www.peopleschurchucc.org.
Mondays 7-9 p.m.:“Blessing Everlasting: an Introduction to Celtic Spirituality.” This week’s topic: Poetry and Praise. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $10 per session through Feb. 11. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.
Monday 7-11 p.m.: Westmoreland Inaugural Ball. Dinner, with dancing and music, sponsored by Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ. Waterview Conference Center, 1919 N. Lynn St., Arlington. Call for ticket price. 301-229-7766.
Monday 7:15 p.m.: Vincent Cushing, OFM, past president of the Washington Theological Union, in an informal discussion on Gaudium et Spes (the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World), will be held at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, 1400 Quincy St. NE. Free. 202-526-6800, Ext. 865.
Tuesday 10:30 a.m.: Live webcast of the 57th Presidential Inaugural Prayer Service for President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in an interfaith program of prayer, readings and musical performances, will be held at Washington National Cathedral, Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Tickets required. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.
Tuesday 12:10 p.m.: A classical harp recital with harpist Lily Neill performing works by Lithuanian, Finnish, Russian and Irish composers, will be held at Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-347-2635, Ext. 20.
Tuesday 7:30 p.m.: A Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, a gathering led by Catholic Bishop Paul Loverde, Lutheran Bishop Richard Graham, United Methodist Bishop Young Jin Cho and Episcopal Bishop Shannon Johnston. Resurrection Lutheran Church, 6201 Washington Blvd., Arlington. 703-538-6232.
Wednesday 1:30 p.m.: A docent-led tour of the highlights of the cathedral, its history, architecture and artworks — plus a traditional English tea and a scenic 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, www.allhallowsguild.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday 7 p.m.: Bible study at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 3601 Alabama Ave. SE. 202-582-7740.
Wednesdays 7 p.m.:“Practicing Balance: Finding Harmony in Work and Life,” a lecture by David Gray. National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW. 202-537-0800.
Wednesday 7:30 p.m.: Bible study, will be held at Wesley United Methodist Church, 5312 Connecticut Ave. NW. 240-498-0119 or www.wesleydc.org.
Thursday 6:45 p.m.: Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, will be held at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, 600 M St. SW. Free. 202-554-3222. www.staugustinesdc.org.
Jan. 26 9:30 a.m. to noon: A couples’ rights workshop on Maryland’s marriage equality law will be held at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 7010 Glenn Dale Rd., Glenn Dale. 301-262-3285.
Next Saturday 9:30 a.m. to noon: David Kelsey, an ordained Presbyterian minister and Luther Weigle Professor Emeritus of Theology, Yale Divinity School, discusses “Get Saved From What and For What? A Reformed Perspective,” at the annual convocation of the Reformed Institute of Metropolitan Washington, will be held at National Presbyterian Church, Stone Hall, 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW. Free, registration required: www.reformedinstitute.org. Mary Hill, 703-518-5125.
Next Saturday 6:30-8:30 p.m.: Jazz@Wesley presents The Greater U Street Jazz Collective, a collective inspired by the lives of ordinary citizens of the historic Greater U Street section presents a family friendly event, will be held at Wesley United Methodist Church, 5312 Connecticut Ave NW. $10; seniors, $7; age 11 and younger, free. 240-498-0119 or http://www.instantseats.com/ .
— Compiled by Gerri Marmer
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