Washington, D.C.

Sisters Anointed for Encouragement will host their January conference “The Assignment: Living in Purpose” from 2-5 p.m. Jan. 27 at THEARC, 1901 Mississippi Ave. SE, Washington, D.C., 20020. The event will feature a discussion about following one’s purpose, followed by a vision spiritual board creative session.

Washington, D.C.

The Episcopal Diocese of Washington will host “UpBeat!: A Joyful Night of Music and Spoken Word” from 7-9 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, D.C., 20016. Howard University’s vocal group, Afro Blu, and Atlanta-based activist and priest, the Rev. Kim Jackson, are the featured guests. Representatives from various faith communities and organizations will also take part in the program.

Shown are curved pews at Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, Wednesday, July 6, 2016. The church marks its 200th anniversary in the city where it was founded by a former slave. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Alexandria, VA

Alfred Street Baptist Church, 301 S. Alfred St. Alexandria, VA, 22314, will host their final installment of 2018 January Saturday Bible Study Series: Subversive Readings of Scripture at 9 a.m. on Jan. 27. Dr. Gay Byron of Howard University School of Divinity will speak and deliver a message titled “Expanding the Discourse: Womanist Approaches to the Bible.” A free continental breakfast will be offered prior to the session at 8 a.m.

Vienna, VA

The Northern Virginia Urban League Young Professionals Network will host Church n’ Brunch, at 10 a.m. on Jan. 28. Each Sunday morning participants can visit various churches in the Northern Virginia area, followed by faith, food and fellowship at a local brunch spot. This week, the group will attend service at First Baptist Church of Vienna, 450 Orchard St NW, Vienna, VA, 22180 and meet for brunch at Requin, 8296 Glass Alley #110, Fairfax, VA, 22031, in Mosaic District.