Washington National Cathedral welcomes the Rev. Kim Turner Baker as canon pastor, effective July 1. Baker will work with Dean Gary Hall on the cathedral’s outreach and Christian formation ministries as she builds relationships with the schools located on the Cathedral Close: Beauvoir, the National Cathedral School for Girls and St. Albans School. Since August 2008, Baker served as chaplain at Washington Episcopal School, developing and teaching religious curriculum for students at all levels and providing pastoral counseling to students, staff members and parents.
Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon: Labyrinth walk, a medieval Christian prayer practice. All ages and all religious affiliations are welcome. Historic Christ Church, 118 N. Washington St., Alexandria. Free. 703-549-1450 or www.historicchristchurch.org.
Saturday, 1:30-5 p.m.: Suburban Juke, a blues ensemble from the University of Maryland, will play at the Davies Blues Jam and Fish Fry. Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church, 7400 Temple Hill Rd., Camp Springs. Suggested donation is $10 for a large fish fry meal. Families with children are welcome. No charge for playing or listening to music. 301-449-4308 or www.dmuuc.org.
Sunday, 10:10 a.m.: The Rev. Kim Turner Baker will discuss her ministry and field questions about her new position as cathedral canon pastor. Washington National Cathedral, South Transept, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.
Sunday, 11 a.m.:The Rev. Peter Storey, a prominent South African Methodist, will preach on the topic “Journeying Together to Healing.” Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church, 900 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-347-9620 or www.mvpumc.org.
Sunday, 1:30 p.m.: The annual J. S. Bach festival begins. The Teiber Trio — Regino Madrid, Charlie Powers and Sarah Hart — will perform the C Minor Cello Suite (No. 5) and the D Minor Violin Partita. Grace Episcopal Church, 1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Suggested donation, $20. 202-333-7100 or www.gracedc.org .
Sunday, 1:30 p.m.: Cathedral docents lead an in-depth tour of the building for ages 10 and older to view windows and carvings that recall the American Civil War and its influence on the nation. Washington National Cathedral, West End Docent Station, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $10. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.
Sunday through Friday, 6-8:30 p.m.: Broad Run Baptist Church will offer its Colossal Coaster World vacation Bible school. For ages 3 to 11. Broad Run Baptist Church, 5143 Broad Run Baptist Church Rd., New Baltimore, VA. Free. 540-347-1379 or www.faithstreet.com .
Sunday, 7 p.m.: Luzerner Kantorei, the 55-voice youth choir from Switzerland, performs sacred European choral music from the Renaissance to the present. Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, 1400 Quincy St. NE. Free. 202-526-6800, Ext. 374 or www.myfranciscan.com.
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. Climb a lot of stairs to view the city from on high. Bring a camera. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $15. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.
Monday through Friday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.: Kids in Mission, for rising third- to seventh-graders. A week-long mission that includes local service projects and the Great Supermarket Race, in which teams will purchase food for the local food pantry. Annandale United Methodist Church, 6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale. Registration: $15; $10 for each additional child, with a $35 family maximum. Includes the service project, snacks and activities. www.annandale-umc.org or call 703-256-8330.
Monday, 5:15 p.m.: After Mass, Catholic Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia will speak on the topic “Fire Upon the Earth: A Call to Conversion and the New Evangelization.” Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Crypt Church, 400 Michigan Ave. NE. Free. 202-526-8300 or www.nationalshrine.com/yearoffaith.
Monday, 7 p.m.: “New Sounds for a Timeless Space,” the 21st Century Consort in concert, conducted by Christopher Kendall, with guest soprano Mary Mackenzie, guest ensemble the Folger Consort and members of the Cathedral Choirs. Music of our time written by Stephen Albert, James Primosch and Christopher Patton to be played at the cathedral . Washington National Cathedral, Front Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $25. 202-537-6200 or tix.cathedral.org.
Tuesday, 12:10 p.m.: Classical pianist Hyeweon Lee performs works by J. S. Bach, Schumann, Brahms and Chopin. 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 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 email@example.com.
Tuesday, 7 p.m.: A lecture by the Rev. Peter Storey, who was a leader in the struggle against apartheid in South Africa and prison chaplain to then-jailed African National Congress leader (and later South African president) Nelson Mandela. Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. Free. 202-363-4900.
Wednesday, 6 p.m.: Walk the labyrinth until 7:30 p.m., then attend a Taize prayer service, with songs of few words followed by periods of peaceful silence. St. George’s Episcopal Church, 915 N. Oakland St. Arlington. Free. 703-525-8286 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, 6 p.m.: The J.S. Bach Festival continues. Organist and harpsichordist Stephen Ackert, violinist Claudia Chudacoff and cellist Ben Wensel perform the Sonata in E Major for Violin and Harpsichord and the Sonata in G Major for Cello and Harpsichord. Grace Episcopal Church, 1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Suggested donation, $20. 202-333-7100 or www.gracedc.org.
Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Bible study at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 3601 Alabama Ave. SE. 202-582-7740.
Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.: Bible study at Wesley United Methodist Church, 5312 Connecticut Ave. NW. 240-498-0119 or www.wesleydc.org.
Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.: Bible study. St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, the library, Sixth Street and Maine Avenue SW. Free. 202-554-3222 or www.staugustinesdc.org.
Thursdays 7:30 p.m.: Con Brio! performs J.S. Bach’s Concerto for Three Violins in D Major and works by CPE Bach, part of the annual J. S. Bach Festival. Grace Episcopal Church, 1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Suggested donation, $20. 202-333-7100 or www.gracedc.org .
Next Saturday, 5:30 p.m.: Ekoji Buddhist Temple will host a traditional Japanese festival, including a performance by the Aloha Boys, traditional Japanese folk dancing, children’s games, a taiko drumming performance by Nen Daiko and a memorial candle ceremony. Booths will feature Japanese clothes and crafts. Also, a joint service will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, officiated by Ekoji’s resident minister, the Rev. Kurt Rye. The Rev. Brian Nagata of Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai, will attend. Ekoji Buddhist Temple, 6500 Lakehaven Lane, Fairfax Station. Free. 703-239-0500 or www.ekoji.org.
Next Saturday, 7 p.m.: Capital Accord Chorus, a progressive women’s chorus performing four-part a cappella harmony in the barbershop style. Jazz to pop, including standards and show tunes. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Washington, D.C. Temple Visitors’ Center, 9900 Stoneybrook Dr., Kensington. Free. 301-392-7664 or www.capitalaccord.org.
Next Saturday, 7:30 p.m.:Con Brio! performs J.S. Bach’s Concerto for Three Violins in D Major and works by CPE Bach, part of the annual J. S. Bach Festival. Grace Episcopal Church, 1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Suggested donation, $20. 202-333-7100 or www.gracedc.org.
— Compiled by Gerri Marmer
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