The hypothermia shelter at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Falls Church, is in need of volunteer help. From Feb. 23 to March 1, people with a variety of skills and talents will do what it takes to make shelter guests welcome and comfortable. Needs include preparing and serving meals, cleaning the facilities, acting as an overnight supervisor or providing companionship to guests through active listening. If you can share your artistic, musical, sewing or other talents, email email@example.com or call the church at 703-532-6617.
Saturday, 9 a.m.: A continental breakfast will be served from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Dr. William Dyrness, an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and professor of theology and culture, Fuller Theological Seminary, presents “The Protestant Imagination and the Arts,” 9:30 a.m. to noon. National Presbyterian Church, Stone Hall, 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW. Free. reformedinstitute.org.
Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: “Making the Connection,” Suzanne Giesemann discusses evidence of our collaboration with the non-physical realms and teaches participants how to open themselves to higher levels of guidance, creativity, inspiration and love. From 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. she delivers “Heart Gifts,” new evidence of our interconnectedness. Unity of Fairfax, 2854 Hunter Mill Rd., Oakton. $35 per session. 703-281-1767. unityoffairfax.org/suzanne-giesemann.
Saturdays, 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 www.nationalcathedral.org .
Saturday, 5:30 to 10 p.m.: “In Our Family,” an art exhibit on family diversity opens. Pilgrim Church, 2206 Briggs Rd., Wheaton. 301-942-7188. familydiv.org/exhibits/in-our-family/.
Saturday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Jazz@Wesley features the music of the Greater U Street Jazz Collective in a family-friendly smoke- and alcohol-free zone. Sweet and savory items will be available for purchase. Free coffee and tea. Bring a non-perishable food item or slightly used coat to jazz up someone else’s life; Donations for Friendship Place.Wesley United Methodist Church, 5312 Connecticut Ave NW. $10; seniors, $7; 11 and younger, free. 240-498-0119 or instantseats.com.
Saturday, 7 p.m.: “All Are Alike Unto God.” Ahmad Corbitt, the director of the New York Office of Public and International Affairs, will explain the unique and powerful position of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in fostering worldwide racial and ethnic harmony. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Washington D.C. Temple Visitors Center, 9900 Stoneybrook Dr., Kensington. Free. 301-587-0144.
Sunday, 10 a.m. or 12:30 p.m., or Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.: Facilitators will introduce “The Word is Very Near You.” The book will be used to guide participants into the practice of three proven methods of praying with Scripture over the next five weeks. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Free, registration requested: Randolph Charles, firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-347-2635, Ext. 12.
Sunday, 10 a.m.: Joshua DuBois, former spiritual adviser to President Obama, discusses his book “The President’s Devotional,” a collection of the daily readings that inspired the president. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. Free. 202-347-8766 or www.stjohns-dc.org/.
Sunday, 10 a.m.: Dr. Andy Thomson, trustee of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science, speaks on “Why We Believe in God(s): A Concise Guide to the Science of Faith.” A Tu B’Shevat Seder follows at 11:50 a.m. Sponsored by Machar, the Washington Congregation for Secular Humanistic Judaism. Jewish Primary Day School, 6045 16th St. NW. Free. E-mail Kelly Hand, email@example.com. 202-686-1881. machar.org.
Sundays through Feb. 16, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: Workshops in growing as a Jewish/Christian couple, led by Rabbi Harold White of Georgetown University and the Rev. Julia Jarvis, spiritual leaders of the Interfaith Families Project of Greater Washington, D.C., and Father Michael Kelly of St. Martin of Tours. An additional session will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Christ Congregational Church, 9525 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. All other sessions will be held at Albert Einstein High School, 11135 Newport Mill Rd., Kensington. $250/series. E-mail Miranda@iffp.net or 301-770-6337.
Sundays, noon: “Building Your Own Theology,” classes led by Peter Fontneau, director of religion. Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church 7400 Temple Hills Rd., Camp Springs. Free, registration requested. firstname.lastname@example.org. 449-4308. www.dmuuc.org.
Sunday, 3 p.m.: Levine School of Music faculty members, pianist Ralitza Patcheva, soprano Joyce Lundy and violinist Jorge Orozco, perform works written by Brahms, Liszt, Dvorak, Schubert and Schumann and Alpine horns, Scottish tunes and Gypsy melodies. A reception and an art show of modern icons follows. Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. Free. 202-363-4900.
Sunday, 3 p.m.: “Jews Who Rock.” The Long Island folk-rock harmony trio Gathering Time will perform a program that salutes the Jewish musical greats of the rock ‘n’ roll era including Bob Dylan, Carole King, Simon and Garfunkel, Neil Diamond, Neil Sedaka and others. Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. $24; seniors and groups, $19; students, $14. email@example.com. 703-537-3000. www.jccnvarts.org.
Sunday, 3 p.m.: The Shepherd Trio’s Mandi Harper, Sara Wollmacher and Elizabeth Brown perform works by Vivaldi, Handel, Francis Poulenc, Ernest Chausson, Erik Satie, Robert Schumann, and Richard Rodgers. Burke United Methodist Church, 6200 Burke Centre Pky., Burke. Free. 703-250-6100.
Sunday, 3 p.m.: Join in an ecumenical celebration for Christian unity with several Montgomery County churches. Bishop Richard Graham, Metropolitan D.C. Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America will preach. A reception and fellowship follow. Holy Cross Catholic Church, 4900 Strathmore Ave., Garrett Park. Free-will offering for interfaith works. 301-942-4183.
Sunday, 4:30p.m.: “Music from the Celtic Isles.” Robert Mitchell, Master of the Art of Piobalreachd, the highest form of classical music of Scottish bagpiping, and folk ‘cellist Karin Loya will perform works written for the bagpipe and ‘cello. A reception follows. St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, 25100 Ridge Rd., Damascus. Free-will offering. 301-253-2130. http://www.stannesdamascus.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; climb a lot of stairs to view the city from above. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $25; children, seniors, students and military, $21. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org .
Monday, 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 .
Monday, 7 p.m.: Bible study. Wesley United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 5312 Connecticut Ave NW. Free. 202-966-5144. www.wesleydc.org .
Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m.: Food addicts support group. All are welcome. St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, Friendship Terrace Game Room, 4201 Albemarle St. NW. Free. 202-363-4119.
Tuesday, 10:45 a.m.: A docent leads a “spirituality reflections” tour that depicts stories of faithful action and devotion highlighted in the building’s glass and stone. The tours offer story, silence, poetry, prayer and reflective invitations, including one to attend Eucharist at noon. Participants will receive a pilgrimage medallion. The tours do not take place on holidays or during special events. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $15. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org .
Tuesday, 12:10 p.m.: Classical saxophonist and flutist Irvin Peterson and pianist and organist Jeremy Filsell perform works by Chaminade, Sowerby and Eugene Bozza. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-347-2635, Ext. 20.
Tuesday, 6 p.m.: Walk the labyrinth from 6 to 8:45 p.m. From 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Cathedral Crossroads: An Evening With the Desert Mothers: Exploring the Lives and Wisdom of the Ancient Women Mystics led by Suzanne Kindervatter. An exploration of the wisdom offered by these early Christians who sought the solitude and simplicity of the desert to devote their full attention to God. Using stories of their lives and practices, and excerpts from their writings, we will consider how their legacy can help us attune our own hearts to the “Beloved’s voice.” The program will include time for discussion, reflection, and prayer inspired by these remarkable women. Washington National Cathedral, Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.
Tuesday, 7 p.m.; Wednesday, noon: Bible study. Randall Memorial United Methodist Church, 1002 46th St. NE. 202-396-0375.
Wednesdays, 6 p.m.: Weekly Bible study. Calvary Episcopal Church, 509 I St. NE. Free. 202-546-8011.
Wednesdays through Feb. 26, 6:30-7:45 p.m.: Mental wellness: supporting children, teens and young adults, a discussion about mental health issues that can affect and challenge young people and their families, and gain insights that can help. Jan. 29 topic: anxiety and depression. The Lutheran Church of St Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 301-384-4394.
Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Heidi Swinton, author of “To The Rescue: The Biography of Thomas S. Monson,” will discuss the life of the current president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and her her experiences in researching and writing the book. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Washington D.C. Temple Visitors Center, 9900 Stoneybrook Dr., Kensington. Free. 301-587-0144.
Wednesdays, 7 p.m.:Bible study at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 3601 Alabama Ave. SE. 202-582-7740.
Wednesdays, 7 and 7:30 p.m.: Certified instructor Susan Goekler leads tai chi classes to strengthen mind and body. Intermediate students at 7 p.m.; beginners at 7:30 p.m. Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church, 7400 Temple Hill Rd., Camp Springs. Suggested donation, $5 per class. firstname.lastname@example.org or www.dmuuc.org . 301-449-4308.
Wednesdays, 7 p.m.: New Covenant class, a 10-week series designed for adults that gives an overview of the Episcopal Church’s worship, thought and practices. No class on Ash Wednesday, March 5. Historic Christ Church, Meade Room, 118 N. Washington St., Alexandria. Free. The Rev. Heather VanDeventer, email@example.com . 703-549-1450.
Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.: Bible study at Wesley United Methodist Church, 5312 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-966-5144 or www.wesleydc.org .
Thursday, 7 p.m.: A seven-week study session with plenary groups for men, women, married, single, and y outh attendees begins. Shiloh Baptist Church, 1500 Ninth St. NW. 202-232-4288.
Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.: Bible study at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, the library, 600 M St. SW. Free. 202-554-3222 or www.staugustinesdc.org .
Friday, 1:15 p.m.: The Georgetown University Chamber Singers join its choristers with Modern Musick, a Baroque period instrument ensemble, in a program of viols and voices performing English music from the 17th century. 1:15 p.m., Georgetown University, McNeir Hall, 37th and O streets NW. Free. 202-687-2787. Friday, 7-9 p.m.: Bible study. Union Wesley AME Zion Church, 1860 Michigan Ave. NE. Free. 202-526-1244.
Next Saturday, 8 to 10:30 a.m.: An all-you-can-eat community pancake breakfast regular pancakes and, in honor of Black History Month, corn cakes. Proceeds benefit St. Paul’s Educational Awards Fund and the St. Paul’s Hunger Ministry. $6.50; 11 and younger, $2; family price, $18. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 10401 Armory Ave., Kensington. 301-933-7933.
Next Saturday, 7 p.m.: Music students perform choruses and a triple concerto with piano, violin and cello to honor the Chinese New Year. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Washington D.C. Temple Visitors Center, 9900 Stoneybrook Dr., Kensington. Free. 301-587-0144.
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