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The Baha’i community of McLean holds a weekly fireside, a meeting of discussion, devotion and fellowship, at 7500 Box Elder Court in McLean beginning at 8 p.m. every Friday. The fireside is an opportunity to learn about the Baha’i faith and why Baha’is find hope in a seemingly hopeless world. Call 703-556-3400.
On Oct. 3, St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Vienna will begin the seventh year of Rainbows for All God’s Children, a support group for children who have lost a parent due to death, divorce, separation or abandonment. The program consists of 12 sessions with three to five children per group. The sessions are facilitated by adults from St. Mark’s who are chosen and trained by Rainbows. Free. Attend the Open House on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m., or call the Community Growth Office at 703-938-1936.
The International Chabad-Lubavitch organization is establishing a new Jewish institution, Chabad at Tysons, which will serve Vienna, McLean and Great Falls. Chabad welcomes all Jews regardless of background or affiliation. Activities will include holiday awareness programs, adult education, Shabbat and High Holiday services, and special children’s events. Call 703-356-3451 or 703-622-2953.
Charles Wesley United Methodist Church, located at 6817 Dean Drive in McLean, holds Sunday Services at 10 a.m. and Communion and healing services Wednesdays at noon. Its motto is “A Place to Be - Belong, Become, Believe.” Visit www.gbgm-umc.org/cwumc.
The Vienna Presbyterian Church (VPC) announces the opening of CenterPoint, the adult Christian education center. CenterPoint invites adults in the community to spiritual growth experiences through education. Five academic tracks on the Bible, Church History and Theology, Ethics and Christian Living, Spirituality and the Arts, and Church and Mission will be offered during the four 5-week terms. Classes will be offered through April 2003 on Sunday and Tuesday evenings. VPC staff, university, seminary, business and nonprofit organizations professionals will teach the classes. Registration is required, and there is a $25 fee per course ($35 fee at the door on a space-available basis.) Call 703-938-9050, e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.viennapres.org.
New World Unity Church holds a Sunday Celebration Service every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at Irving Middle School, located at 8100 Old Keene Mill Road in Springfield. New World Unity Church is a Christ-centered spiritual community dedicated to building a consciousness of Oneness based on unconditional love and total acceptance. Services include prayer, music, a meaningful message, food, and celebration. Come early at 10 a.m. for World Peace Meditation. Call 703-690-7925.
New World Unity Church holds a healing prayer service every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the New World Unity Activity Center, located at 9331 Braymore Circle in Fairfax Station. Call 703-690-7925.
Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church is holding an open house every Sunday in September to invite and welcome the community to worship and introduce the Rev. John Morris, its new pastor. Services are held at 8:30 and 11 a.m. at 1301 Trap Road, Vienna (just off Route 7) and will be followed by refreshments and fellowship to greet Morris, formerly minister at First United Methodist of Hampton, Va., who holds a master of divinity degree from Duke University.
McLean Women’s Bible Study will begin meeting on Thursday, Sept. 26, at the home of Lisa and Clay Parcells in McLean. This year’s study includes the Books of Ruth and Ephesians. Everyone is welcome. Call Susan Chagares at 703-356-8946.