St. John's Episcopal Church in Washington will host a seminar, "Spirituality of Philanthropy," Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Rev. Canon Charles Lafond, of the Congregational Life in the Diocese of New Hampshire and renowned in the wider church for his teaching and writing, will lead the seminar at the Green Hill Road church.

Rev. Lafond will use the prism of icons to help seminar participants to understand philanthropy as an organic expression of their faith.

Lunch and reflection will follow.

The cost is $15.

For more information and registration, call 860-868-2527.