March 29, 2013 | by Staff reports
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Metropolitan Community Church of D.C. (Washington Blade file photo by Callie Marie)

Editor’s note: There are many LGBT-affirming churches and synagogues in the D.C. metro area and space does not permit a comprehensive listing. If you’re with a gay-welcoming church, feel free to submit events to Blade Features Editor Joey DiGuglielmo at joeyd@washblade.com.

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Good Friday

Dignity Washington and Dignity Northern Virginia, LGBT-affirming Catholic groups, are joining forces for Holy Week. Tonight at 7:30 p.m. they’re having Liturgy of the Passion at St. Margaret’s Church (1830 Connecticut Ave., NW). The group is online at dignitywashington.org.

Unity of Fairfax Church (2854 Hunter Mill Rd.) presents “Greater Things Than These” tonight at 7 p.m. and on Easter Sunday morning at 10 a.m. The musical explores the power of healing when a troupe of performers tells tales of inspiration to five depressed individuals. They draw modern-day parallels to the stories of Jesus and learn how to make positive change in their lives. This performance is free. For more information, visit unityoffairfax.org.

Sixth and I Historic Synagogue (600 I Street, N.W.) hosts a Passover Shabbat Dinner this evening at 7 p.m. The synagogue will provide a full kosher meal. For more information, visit sixthandi.org.

Metropolitan Community Church of Washington (474 Ridge Street, N.W.) provides a Good Friday observance this evening at 7:30 p.m. For details, visit mccdc.com.

National City Christian Church (5 Thomas Circle, N.W.) provides a Good Friday service this evening at 7:30 p.m. Visit nationalcitycc.org for more information.

St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church (1820 Connecticut Ave., N.W.) has a Good Friday worship service beginning at noon. For more information, visit stmargaretsdc.org.

Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ (3845 South Capitol Street) has a Good Friday service starting at noon. For details, visit covenantbaptistucc.org.

All Souls Memorial Episcopal Church (2300 Cathedral Ave., N.W.) hosts a Solemn Mass for Good Friday at noon. For more information, visit allsoulsdc.org.

Bethesda United Church of Christ (10010 Fernwood Road) provides a Good Friday Service at St. Mark’s Presbyterian (1021 Palm Springs Drive). Visit bethesdaaucc.org for more details.

Temple Sinai (3100 Military Road N.W.) hosts a Shabbat Service this evening at 6:30 p.m. For details, visit templesinaidc.org.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (118 3rd Street, S.E.) holds a Good Friday Service at noon. For more information, visit stmarks.net.

Bet Mishpachah provides a Erev Shabbat Service (Chol Hamoed Pesach) with service leader Allan Armus tonight at 8 p.m. at the D.C. Jewish Community Center (1529 16th Street, N.W.). For details, visit betmish.org.

Western Presbyterian Church (2401 Virginia Ave., N.W.) hosts a Good Friday service at noon. Visit westernpresbyterian.org for more details.

Saturday, March 30

National City Christian Church (5 Thomas Circle, N.W.)  provides an Easter Egg Roll and Tea Set-Up today at 11 a.m. Visit nationalcitycc.org for more information.

Foundry United Methodist Church (1500 16th Street, N.W.) hosts an Easter egg hunt from 10:15 a.m. to noon. For more information, visit foundryumc.org.

All Souls Memorial Episcopal Church (2300 Cathedral Ave., N.W.) provides an Easter Vigil tonight at 8 p.m. For details, visit allsoulsdc.org.

St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church (1820 Connecticut Ave., N.W.) has an Easter Vigil this evening beginning at 6:30 p.m. For details, visit stmargaretsdc.org.

Dignity Washington and Dignity Northern Virginia, have Easter Vigil tonight at 8:30 p.m. at Clarendon Presbyterian (1305 N. Jackson Street, Arlington). A potluck social will follow. The group is online at dignitywashington.org.

Sunday, March 31

Dignity Washington and Dignity Northern Virginia, LGBT-affirming Catholic groups, have a Mass of the Resurrection this evening at 6 p.m. at St. Margaret’s Church (1830 Connecticut Ave., NW). The group is online at dignitywashington.org.

National City Christian Church (5 Thomas Circle, N.W.)  hosts an Easter Sunrise Service at 7:30 a.m. For more details, visit nationalcitycc.org.

The National Cathedral (3101 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.) gives a Festival of the Holy Eucharist today at 8 a.m. and again at 11 a.m. For more information, visit nationalcathedral.org.

St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church (1820 Connecticut Ave., N.W.) provides Holy Eucharist this morning at 9 a.m. For more information, visit stmargaretsdc.org.

Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ (3845 South Capitol Street, SW) holds a sunrise service at 6 a.m. with a breakfast immediately following. They also have regular service at 10 a.m. For details, visit covenantbaptistucc.org.

Foundry United Methodist Church (1500 16th Street, N.W.) has a worship service at 9:30 a.m. For more information, visit foundryumc.org.

All Souls Memorial Episcopal Church (2300 Cathedral Ave., N.W.) holds Low Mass with Easter Hymns at 8:30 a.m., Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m., and High Mass with Festival Music at 11 a.m. Visit allsoulsdc.org for more details.

Bethesda United Church of Christ (10010 Fernwood Road) hosts an Easter Sunday Celebration Service at 10:30 a.m.

Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church (3401 Nebraska Ave., N.W.) provides a Easter Brunch at 7 a.m. and traditional worship service at 11:15 a.m. For more details, visit nationalchurch.org.

Asbury United Methodist Church (926 11th Street, NW) holds worship services at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Visit asburyumcdc.org for more information.

Western Presbyterian Church (2401 Virginia Ave., N.W.) provides an Easter Sunday worship service at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. and an Easter Egg Hunt at 10:30 a.m. For more information, visit westernpresbyterian.org.

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