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The Annual Fun Fair at Messiah United Methodist Church is on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enjoy games, prizes, a cake walk, snacks, crafts and entertainment for kids of all ages. Tickets and T-shirts will be available at the door and proceeds benefit CEP. The church is at 6215 Rolling Road and the public is welcome. For more information, contact Ivette Booher at 703-566-1170 or boohers2@erols.com.

Open House at Ekoji Buddhist Temple, located at 6500 Lake Haven Lane in Fairfax Station, Saturday, March 1, from 1-5 p.m. Learn about programs that support Buddhists throughout the National Capital area. A tour of the temple, overview of Ekoji's adult and children's programs, origami and ojuzu (prayer beads), Taiko performances (Japanese drum playing) and refreshments. For more information about Ekoji Buddhist Temple, visit www.Ekoji.org.

“Bringing Up Boys,” a new video series based on Dr. James Dobson’s bestseller by the same title, is being offered by the Burke Community Church, 9900 Old Keene Mill Road, Burke. The free seminar runs Sunday evenings through April 6 from 5:15-6:45 p.m. Register at 703-425-0205.

Immanuel Bible Church is hosting its Semi-Annual Clothing Orchard on Saturday, March 15, at 8 a.m. Tons of used clothing and household items will be given away for free. Everyone is welcome. Immanuel is located at the corner of Backlick Road and Braddock Road in Springfield. For more information, call the church office at 703-941-4124.

Children's Consignment Sale. Saturday, March 15, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at Christ United Methodist Church, 8285 Glen Eagles Lane, Fairfax Station. Items for sale include children's clothing, shoes, toys, games, books, infant items, maternity and lots more. Some items will be 50 percent off from 12-1 p.m. For more information, call 703-690-3401 or visit www.christchurchva.org.

Burke Community Church offers a weekly group for men called Men’s Fraternity to help discover authentic manhood as directed through the Word of God. Tuesdays, 6 a.m., at 9900 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield.

New World Unity Church hosts a healing prayer service at 7 p.m. every Wednesday at the New World Unity Activity Center, 9331 Braymore Circle in Fairfax Station. Call 703-690-7925.

Divorce Care is a weekly Bible Study care group that helps those who are transitioning through a divorce. The group meets every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., in the church parlor at First Baptist Church of Springfield, 7300 Gary St., Springfield. Child care and children's activities are provided. 703-451-1500.

The Ekoji Buddhist Temple of the greater Washington, D.C., area supports the practice of Shin Buddhists. Various programs and activities help each participant walk the path of a Buddhist, including adult services Sundays at 11 a.m., children's services and Dharma School for children and adults, and meditation classes. For more information visit www.Ekoji.org.

Fresh Fire International Center hosts a dress-down "Love Feast" on the second Sunday of every month at 10:30 a.m. at the Chinese Martial Arts Building, 8426-B Lee Highway, Fairfax, opposite the BMW Fairfax; entrance is in the back. Come meet new people, play games, enjoy a meal and hear the word. Call 703-815-8950.

Arabic Bible Baptist Church is located at 5424 Ox Road in Fairfax Station. Pastor: Tony Ghareeb. Call 703-273-5599 or e-mail to Tghareeb@wmconnect.com.

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is for people interested in becoming Catholic or learning about the Catholic Church. A group meets on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. at St. Leo the Great Church in Fairfax City in the music room of the school. All are welcome. Call Martha Malloy at 703-273-4868.

The Women's Ministry at Jubilee Christian Center is starting a new Bible study, discussing the book "Breaking Free," by Beth Moore. Classes are either Mondays, at 7:30 p.m., or Tuesdays, at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $20, including the book. Child care is available for the Tuesday morning classes. Location is 4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. Call 703-383-1170 to register.

United Community Ministries is calling for donations of food, homeless care package items, baby items, personal care items, bags and other various needs. Give through church or community organizations, or drop off donations at 7511 Fordson Road between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call Tracy Davis at 703-768-7106, Ext. 328.

All are welcome to join the Fresh Fire congregation every Sunday for a service at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Sackey and his congregation invite all to participate in preaching and teaching, praise and worship, in a Christ-centered ministry. Fresh Fire International Center meets at the Chinese Martial Arts Building, 8426-B Lee Highway, Fairfax, opposite the BMW Fairfax; entrance is in the back. Call 703-815-8950.