Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Mt. Olive Baptist Church of Centreville will hold its Annual Youth Revival on Wednesday to Friday, June 18-20 beginning at 7 p.m. The theme is "Youth Building on a Solid Foundation." The guest speaker will be Rev. Dwight Shawrod Riddick. Contact Audrey Washington at 703-338-3762.

The Men's Recreation Ministry of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Centreville, will sponsor the first annual Usher's Golf Tournament on Monday, June 30, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The event will take place at the Prince William Golf Course in Nokesville. Trophies will be awarded to the first-, second-, and third-place winners, and a new car will be given to a hole-in-one shot. A $10,000 cash prize will be given to the winner of the putting and chipping contest drawing, and other prizes will be given for the longest drive, and closest shot to the pin on par 3's. A $60/person fee includes green fee, cart fee, and lunch. The public is invited to register. Contact Les Tinsley at 703-792-6452.

<lst>"Get a Life...," a weekly series, will take place on Wednesdays at 7:15 p.m. at Jubilee Christian Center, now through August. Pastor Bill Frasnelli and Associate Pastor Mike Colon will be present. The series is based on Ephesians and will emphasize how to get a life through Christ. The church is at 4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. Call 703-383-1170.

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax sponsors a Cameo Life Stories Writing Workshop for Women, Saturday, June 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., $15 includes workbook and snacks. Instructor Deborah Hansen Linzer has developed this workshop to encourage women to see their life stories as valuable and worth recording. In it she gives women an easy method for reviewing their lives; enables them to complete a portion of their memoir; and explains how to make their stories available to historians by archiving them at Smith College. Send a check payable to UUCF Cameo, P.O. Box 130, Oakton, VA 22124. The church is at 2709 Hunter Mill Road. Call 703-281-4230 or

LifeFest will take place on Saturday, June 14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Life Centre in Gainesville. There will be a children's carnival with games, face painting and a moon bounce, a silent auction with goods and services donated by business in the community, a yard sale and food. Parking and admission are free. LifeFest is sponsored by the Washington Christian Life Centre and all proceeds raised will be used to sponsor the youth of CLC on an outreach trip. Call 703-754-9600 or visit

Jubilee Christian Center church picnic has been rescheduled to Saturday, June 14, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at the church property, 4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. The picnic is free and features food, games, a moonbounce and other activities. Call 703-383-1170.

The Dayton Boys Choir (Dayton, Ohio) will present a concert on Father's Day, June 15, at 10:30 a.m., at the Jubilee Christian Center, 4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. There is no charge; an offering will be received. Call 703-383-1170.

Wellspring United Church of Christ will celebrate the gifts of fathers and sons on Sunday, June 15, at 10 a.m., at Centreville Station No. 17 on Old Centreville Road. Pastor Richard Thayer will preach. Sunday School classes for children also meet at 10 a.m., and the choir rehearses at 9 a.m. A fellowship hour with bagels and coffee follows the worship. Wellspring is a new congregation of the UCC, and welcomes all to join its circle of love.

"7 Days of Prayer." The Jubilee Christian Center will host "7 Days of Prayer," June 15-21, 7-8 p.m. each day, at 4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. Call 703-383-1170.

Congregation Yad Shalom is a conservative synagogue located in Centreville. It provides many programs which offer the experience of a Jewish lifestyle in a traditional format.

Join in a special outdoor Torah service on Saturday, June 21, at 10 a.m. at Eleanor Lawrence Park.

Call Mike Goldenzweig at 703-968-0370, or visit the new Web site at

For more than 50 years, Australian faith healer Gordon Gibbs says he has seen documented and confirmed miracles in his healing ministry. Gibbs claims tumors have disappeared, spines have been straightened, diverticulitis has been healed, paralysis has been reversed and sight and hearing have been restored. The Making Life Better healing conference will be held June 27-29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fair Oaks Holiday Inn. call 703-754-9600 or visit the Web at Admission is free.

"Youth Alive" Director John May will be speaking on Sunday, June 29, 6:30 p.m., at Jubilee Christian Center. Rev. May serves as a youth missionary to teens in schools throughout the Assemblies of God Potomac District: portions of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, D.C. and Pennsylvania. He has previously served as youth and music pastor at Culpeper Assembly of God. The public is invited; an offering will be received. Jubilee is located at 4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. Call 703-383-1170.

The Mount Olive Baptist Church and Men’s Recreation Ministry will sponsor the Usher’s Golf Tournament on Monday, June 30, at 8:30 a.m. The tournament will take place at Prince William Golf Course, located at 14631 Vint Hill Road in Nokesville. The $60 registration fee includes the green fee, cart fee and lunch. Call 703-792-6452.

Chantilly Bible Church will host the “Aussie-ome” Bible camp for rising fifth through seventh graders, July 7-10, 5:45- 9:15 p.m. Call 703-263-1188.

Chantilly Bible Church will host "The Jesus Expedition," a Vacation Bible School for children who have completed kindergarten through third grade. The Expedition will take place July 7-11, from 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m., at the church, 4390 Pleasant Valley Road in Chantilly. Registration begins June 15. Call the church office at 703-263-1188.

Centreville United Methodist's Vacation Bible School is scheduled for July 14-18 for rising kindergartners through rising 6th graders. Choose morning (9:30-12:30) or evening session (6-8:30 p.m.). New this year is the Sixth Grade Happening at Bull Run Park that will run simultaneously with the morning session. The theme for all sessions is "Lighthouse Kids," where kids learn to live as children of God's light. Cost is $15/child; $45/family max. Registration continues through June 15. Preschool program and nursery are available for younger children of volunteers. Call 703-830-2684, ext. 109 or contact to request an electronic registration form.

Ox Hill Baptist Church will have its annual Vacation Bible School, July 21-25. There will be a morning session, 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m., and an evening session, 7-9 p.m. This year’s theme is “The Great Kingdom Caper, Cracking the Character Code.” VBS is for children ages 4 years old through sixth grade. You can download a registration form from or come by the office and pick one up. Ox Hill Baptist is located at 4104 Elmwood St., Chantilly, and can be contacted at 703-378-5555.

Centreville Community Church is presenting a message series titled "Transformed by Love." The lives of Peter, Thomas, John, Paul and others will be looked at to see how their lives were transformed by Jesus. No matter what barriers or walls exist in our lives — doubts, fear, past failures or regrets — Jesus can change hearts and lives with his transforming love.

Centreville Community Church meets Sundays at 10:30 a.m. at Bull Run Elementary School, 15301 Lee Highway (at the intersection of Route 29 and Pleasant Valley Road in Centreville). An exciting children's program and nursery are provided during Sunday services. Call 703-580-5226 or visit

News from Lord of Life Lutheran Church:

Sponsored by Lord of Life Lutheran Church, the S.C.U.B.A. (A Super Cool Undersea Bible Adventure) summer camp will be held in Little Rocky Run Rec Center number 3. It includes a week of stories, crafts, music, games, and the outstanding opportunity to introduce children to playmates in the neighborhood.

Camp dates and times are July 7-11 from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $40 per child with a maximum of $80 per family (two or more children). For registration forms and more details, contact the church office at 703-323-9500 or stop by Centreville High School on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. for worship services. Forms are available at that time in the school lobby.

St. John's Episcopal Church offers the following:

Sunday Eucharist services are at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. A nursery for children up to age 3 is available. Opportunities for adult, youth and child enrichment are offered. On Sundays: Christian Formation for all ages, Adult Lectionary Class and Newcomer Class at 9:15 a.m.; Children's Chapel at 10:30 a.m.; Youth Music and Youth Group at 4:15 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., respectively. On Mondays: New Testament Class at 7:30 p.m. On Wednesdays: Morning Bible Study at 10 a.m.; Eucharist and Healing Service at 9:15 a.m. on Thursdays: Children's Choir at 5 p.m.; Adult Choir and Education for Ministry at 7:30 p.m. Call 703-803-7500 and visit the Web site at

Temple Beth Torah is a Reform Jewish congregation and member of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (UAHC) that meets at St. John's Episcopal Church in the heart of Centreville. The congregation offers the Northern Virginia Jewish community services that provide numerous spiritual, educational, support and social opportunities including religious school for member children age 3 through Bar/Bat Mitzvah and confirmation. Call 703-263-2252 or visit

<lst>Centreville Presbyterian Church (CPC) invites the public to participate in the following summer events:

* CPC Playgroup, Monday mornings, 10 a.m.-noon. Infants, toddlers, preschoolers and parents meet at various locations.

* The Kingdom Express, Sundays, 10 a.m., for children age 4 through fourth grade.

* Adult Education, Sundays, 10 a.m. "Sermon Talkback" with Pastor Rob Bromhead and a current events discussion of controversial local, national and world events from a Christian perspective.

* Fun In the Son Senior High Youth Conference, June 22-27, in Wildwood, N.J.

*Women's Book Discussion Group, June 23, 7:30 p.m., at a member's home to discuss favorite beach books.

* Sunday in the Park, Sunday, June 29, 10 a.m., at Bull Run Regional Park Pavilion. An informal worship service followed by a "BYO" picnic, rain or shine.

* Red Cross Blood Drive, Tuesday, July 1, 5-7:30 p.m., at CPC.

"Largest Ice Cream Event Ever," July 2, 7-9 p.m., at CPC. For youth.

* Passport to Missions, July 7-11. Daily projects for middle school students.

* Vacation Bible School, "The Jesus Expedition." July 14-18, 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. daily, at CPC. Children from age 3 through sixth grade will learn about Jesus' miracles.

* Senior High Mission Project, July 19-25. Service in Philadelphia, Pa.

* Sunday Seminars, Sunday evenings, July 13, 20 and 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m. "Bible for Dummies," "Steps to Positive Parenting" and "Is Financial 'Peace of Mind' Attainable in a Volatile World?" will be studied.

* Women's Ministry Barbecue, July 25, at a member's home. Call for details.

* Planet 56 Adventure Week, July 28 - Aug. 1, for rising fifth through seventh graders. Includes tubing down Shenandoah River, a Potomac River boat trip, swimming at Bull Run pool, roller-skating, kite-flying and serving on a mission project.

* The Great Escape Middle School Youth Conference, Aug. 4-9, in Allentown, Pa.

Lively Arts Week, Aug. 11-15, 9 a.m.-noon, for rising first through sixth graders. An week of music, creative movement, drama and clowning/miming.

Call the church office at 703-830-0098. CPC is located at 5690 Sully Road, Centreville, just south of I-66 on Route 28.

Clifton Presbyterian Church:

* Worship Services. Sundays: 8:30 and 11 a.m. Christian Education for all ages at 9:45 a.m. Childcare available.

* Adult Education: Sundays at 9:45 - 10:45 a.m.

* A video discussion series entitled “Witness: Exploring and Sharing Your Christian Faith” is in progress, under the leadership of Seminary Intern Carl Howard.

* A second video discussion series called "Parenting for Life" is being taught by Pastor Lynn. All adults are welcome.

* OWLS (Older, Wiser, Livelier Seniors): Monthly gatherings with various activities and trips.

Sanctuary Choir rehearsals: Meet 7:30 p.m. each Wednesday. All are welcome.

Mount Olive Baptist Church:

* Church Services: Rev. Eugene Johnson, pastor

* Prayer Meeting/Bible Study — Wednesday, 7 p.m.

* Sunday, Morning Worship — 7:30 and 10:30 a.m.

* Sunday School — 9:45 a.m.

Mount Olive Baptist Church is located at 6600 Old Centreville Road, Centreville. Call 703-830-8769.

Centreville Community Church meets each Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. at Bull Run Elementary School, located at Route 29 and Pleasant Valley Road. Centreville Community Church provides an exciting children's program and childcare for infants, toddlers and preschoolers during Sunday services. Call 703-580-5226 or visit the Web at

Does life seem endlessly complicated and cluttered? Wish you could find some peace and real purpose amidst the chaos? Cedar Run Community Church is offering a series on "Simple Truths that Transform."

Cedar Run is a non-denominational, Christian church that is all about families, fun and faith. It meets for Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. at Waples Mill Elementary off Waples Mill Road in the Fair Oaks area. There's a high-quality Promiseland children's ministry for ages newborn through sixth grade and there's a dynamic, safe place for teens at the Student Ministry which meets during the Sunday service as well.

Call 703-968-7312 or check the Web site at

* New Women's Small Group Starting on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. at the Starbucks at Sully Station in Centreville. Contact Briana Dintino at 703-818-1741.

Christ the Redeemer Episcopal Church Activities:

* Young Adult Bible Study (College through early 30s) meets Wednesdays at 7 p.m. "Walk and Not Grow Weary" is the current topic. Call Cullen at 703-242-2820 or e-mail

* Prophetic Maturation meets at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesdays at Jackie's. The class is presented in partnership with Repairers of the Breach prayer ministry. Call Marva at 703-815-3965.

* The Release of the Spirit by Watchman Nee-Lindy Bruggink is leading an evening study based on how God moves among us Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Contact Lindy for location, 703-278-9259.

* Encouragement Group meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month at the Bright's at 7:30 p.m. Call Velma at 703-830-7391 or Emily at 703-815-0036.

* Peace in Troubling Times designed for anyone trying to find peace, this class meets the second Thursday of every month from 7:30-9 p.m. in the Virginia Run area. Max Lucado Life Lessons series book "But Joy Comes in the Morning" will serve to direct the meetings. Call 703-968-9786.

* Men's Bible Study — The Men's Ministry meets Mondays from 7:30-9 p.m. Call John Corse at 703-222-1230.

Christ the Redeemer Episcopal Church meets Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. at Centreville Elementary School in Centreville. Sunday school and a nursery are available for children. Go to

Save the dates now for camp activities at Lord of Life Lutheran Church for elementary school age girls and boys.

Summer Camp Centreville will offer songs, crafts, games, and more for children from rising 1st through 5th grades at Little Rocky Run Recreation Center in Clifton. The camp will be held from July 7-11, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Summer Camps at the church's Fairfax location at 5114 Twinbrook Road are offered for three weeks during July.

The first is an arts and crafts camp from July 14-18, from 9 a.m. to noon. Rising kindergartners to 2nd graders will have crafts and games; rising 3rd to 6th graders will have art classes with a talented artist.

From July 21-25, a music and theater arts camp will be offered from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. This camp is open to rising 1st and 4th graders and returning older students who attended last year's camp and want to help this year.

From July 28-August 1, from 9 a.m. to noon, a sports and games camp for rising 1st to 3rd graders and rising 4th to 6th graders will be held. The two camps will run during the same time with appropriate activities for each age group.

Capital Worship Center will hold weekly Bible Study and Worship Services on Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m. at Centre Ridge Elementary School (14400 New Braddock Road, Centreville). Also offered at this time will be Youth Services, Children's Fellowship and a Nursery. Call 703-530-8100.

Cedar Run Community Church's Sunday service is held at 10:30 a.m. at Waples Mill Elementary School. New Community monthly worship service is held on the third Sunday of every month from 5-7:15 p.m. at Centreville Presbyterian Church. Free pizza dinner starting at 5 p.m. Childcare provided.

Interested in learning about Cedar Run? Visit the Web site at or call the church office at 703-968-7312.

Christ the Redeemer Episcopal Church holds a contemporary worship service on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. at Centreville Elementary School in Centreville. Sunday School, K.I.D.S. Church, and a nursery are provided on Sundays. The Web site is Call 703-502-1732.

Mount Horeb A.M.E. Mission Church invites the public to worship on Sunday mornings at 11 a.m. at Virginia Run Elementary School, 15450 Martins Hundred Drive in Centreville. The Rev. Larry C. Rogers is the pastor. Call 703-330-2109.

New Hope Fellowship currently meets at 10 a.m. at Rocky Run Middle School, with worship at 11 a.m. each Sunday. The school is located at 4400 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly. Call 703-591-2948.

Body & Soul Aerobics and Strength Training Classes is a fitness program choreographed to today's Christian music, and it offers great fellowship with other women. Classes are currently held at Centreville Baptist Church on Route 29 just south of Stone Road. Class times are Monday and Thursday, 7-8:15 p.m.; Monday morning 9:30-11 a.m.; Saturday morning 8-9:30 a.m. Call ahead for childcare at 703-830-3333.

What is the point of life? What happens when we die? What relevance does Jesus have for our lives today? How do we deal with guilt? If you would like to explore any of these questions, then Alpha is for you.

The Alpha course consists of a series of talks followed by small group discussions about any questions raised from the talk. Each evening of the course begins with a dinner. There is no charge for the Alpha course.

Call Susie or Keith McCallum at 703-830-2418.

The Alpha course is sponsored by Christ the Redeemer Episcopal Church in Centreville.

Oasis Ministry is a Christian support group for men struggling with pornography, sexual addictions or same-sex attractions. For more information on weekly Centreville meetings or personal help, call 703-830-6999. Or write Oasis Ministry, P.O. Box 602, Centreville, VA 20122. Free confidential HIV/STD testing through Oasis available. Confidentiality is assured.