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The New World Unity Church is offering the following classes:

Twelve Powers of Man is a class that will study Charles Fillmore’s ideas about the quickening and balancing of one’s 12 Christ Powers. The class is will meet Tuesday evenings beginning Sept. 23, 7:30-9:30 p.m., in Springfield. Call 703-690-7925 for meeting locations and other information.

Jesus’ Teachings in a class that will look at that the powerful teachings Jesus delivered through his words and the more powerful teachings he showed with his actions. The class will meet Wednesdays beginning Sept. 24, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., at 8044 Galla Knoll Circle, Springfield. For more information, call 703-690-7925.

“The Dragon Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” is an ongoing study class of the book by Alan Cohen. The class will meet Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m., at 8044 Galla Knoll Circle, Springfield. For more information, call 703-690-7925.

Spiritual Parenting is a group that offers an opportunity to support and be supported in the spiritual aspects of parenting. The book currently being used for study is “Peaceful Parents, Peaceful Kids” by Naomi Drew. The group meets the first Sunday of the month, 12-1 p.m., at Irving Middle School in Springfield. Child care is available upon request. For more information, call 703-690-7925.

Successfully Single Seminar Series. A member of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation Speakers Bureau discusses methods to save the bay. Sept. 24, 7-9 p.m. at Messiah Methodist Church, Room 266, 6215 Rolling Road, Springfield. For more information, call 703-596-9862 or visit

The Pohick Episcopal Church is having its annual Country Fair on Saturday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Fair takes place at Pohick Church Fair Grounds, at 9301 Richmond Highway, which is located between the intersections of Telegraph and Pohick Roads, in Lorton. The fair offers games, including a dunking pool; booths featuring used books, plants, baked goods and a hodge-podge of household items, furniture and clothing; barbecue; and music provided by the Pohick Pickers. The fair also will include a demonstration of apple butter making; the apple butter will be available for purchase.

"Women Prophets," a Bible Study Workshop presented by the Springfield Church of Christ, Scientist, will take place Saturday, Sept. 27, 1-3 p.m. The workshop will focus on Miriam, Moses' sister; Deborah, a judge; Huldah, who lived during the reign of Josiah; and Anna, from the book of Luke. Author and speaker Joan Koelle Snipes will conduct the workshop. Registration is $10 and may be paid at the door. Bring a King James Bible. For more information, contact Janine Labak, 703-256-0487 or

Burke Community Church hosts the BCC Community Picnic, rain or shine, on Sunday, Sept. 28. The church is located at Fairfax County Parkway and Old Keene Mill Road. Attend Burke Community Church worship services and Sunday School at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., and then join the picnic fun at 12:30 p.m., with food, volleyball, watermelon seed spitting, games for the kids and a dunk tank. Call 703-425-0205 for complimentary tickets or visit the church Web site, for more information.

Children's Consignment Sale. Saturday, Oct. 4, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. This sale, with over 175 consignors, includes children's clothes, shoes, toys, games, books, infant items, maternity items and more. At the Christ United Methodist Church, 8285 Glen Eagles Lane, Fairfax Station. Contact Laura Cranston at 703-690-2559 or with questions. Visit

Breast Cancer Awareness Service. On behalf of breast cancer survivors and in memory of those who have died of the illness, Lord of Life Lutheran Church extends an open invitation for all to join in a Saturday evening worship service on Oct. 4, at 5:30 p.m. Lord of Life is located at 5114 Twinbrook Road, Fairfax. Joining in a spirit of comfort and praise, the special program will include a liturgy of healing, communion and a video presentation of one woman’s desperate fight with breast cancer and despair. Contact the Lord of Life Lutheran Church Office at 703-323-9500 for more information.

Blessing of the Animals — Bring Your Pet. Sunday, Oct. 5, at 4 p.m., at Olivet Episcopal Church 6107 Franconia Road, Alexandria. For more information, contact Rev. David Harper at 703-971-4733 or visit

Come join in the fun at Nativity's Fall Festival, Oct. 5, 3-7 p.m., on the church grounds at 6400 Nativity Lane in Burke. There will be entertainment for the whole family including, music, carnival games, amusements and good old fashioned fun. Space is available for crafters and vendors to participate in this popular fall festival. The fee is $40 for an 8 x 10 space. In addition, each vendor will also donate an item to be included in a raffle basket. All proceeds of the raffle sale will be used to help support the fall festival. For inquiries, call Shelly Colandene at 703-866-2303.

St. Andrew’s Information Fair. On Sunday, Oct. 5, 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m., St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Burke will host its annual ministry fair showcasing the 55 programs in which they participate. The fair takes place outdoors with music, snacks and information for all ages. St. Andrew’s is located at 6509 Sydenstricker Road across from Pohick Library.

Revs. David and Margaret Hiller visit Unity of Fairfax on Sunday, Oct. 5, 1-4 p.m., for a hands-on healing workshop. The Hillers’ work was featured in a CBS documentary, “Beyond Reality.” They will be signing their recently published book, “Dare to Dream.” On Monday, Oct. 6, individuals can make appointments for hour-long counseling and healing sessions with either David or Margaret for $60 an hour. Call the church at 703-281-1767.

Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church hosts its next series of Circle Dance beginning Oct. 11. The class is appropriate for teens and adults; no previous experience or dancing skills are necessary. Dancers may come singly or bring a friend. All dates are open to new dancers. Fall dates are Saturdays, Oct. 11 and 25, Nov. 8 and 22, and Dec. 13, 8-10 p.m. Fee is $10 per person per class. Accotink is located at 10125 Lakehaven Court in Burke, 703-503-4579.

Harvest Church invites to public to its Grand Opening Weekend celebration on Saturday, Oct. 11 and Sunday, Oct. 12. On Oct. 11, the church will have a community harvest festival featuring live entertainment, children’s games, a moon bounce, face painting, a clown and more, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Oct. 11, at 10:30 a.m., the church will convene for the Grand Opening Celebration Service with Pastor Tim Cerce speaking. These events are free to the public. Harvest Church is located at 7401 Beulah St., Alexandria. For more information, call 703-971-7070.

Inquirers and Confirmation Classes. Youths and adults invited. Saturday, Oct. 18, at 10 a.m.-12 p.m., in the Simpson room at Olivet Episcopal Church 6107 Franconia Road, Alexandria. For more information, contact Rev. David Harper at 703-971-4733 or visit

Woman at the Well hosts its annual Prayer Breakfast with guest speaker Vi Walker, the founder of Woman at the Well, on Saturday, Oct. 18, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., at Fairfax Presbyterian Church, 10723 Main St., Fairfax. 9 a.m. registration; $7 fee payable at door. Call Chris at 703-503-8519 for more information.

Silent Auction. Sunday, Oct. 19, at 5 p.m., in the Fellowship hall at Olivet Episcopal Church 6107 Franconia Road, Alexandria. For more information, contact Rev. David Harper at 703-971-4733 or visit

Scarecrow Making. Saturday, Oct. 25, 2 p.m., in the lawn at Olivet Episcopal Church 6107 Franconia Road, Alexandria. For more information, contact Rev. David Harper at 703-971-4733 or visit

Trunk and Treat. On Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m., members of the Central Christian Church will pass out candy in the church parking lot from the trunks of their cars. This is a safe environment for children to dress up in their favorite costumes and receive candy. Fun for children of all ages accompanied by a parent or guardian. The church is located at 6427 Franconia Road, Springfield. For more information, call Jacynda Lynch, the children's minister, at 703-971-0277.

New World Unity Church offers a Sunday Celebration Service every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at Irving Middle School , 8100 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. New World Unity is a Christ-centered spiritual community dedicated to building a consciousness of oneness based on unconditional love and total acceptance. Services include prayer, music, meaningful message, food and celebration. Call 703-690-7925.

Transgenderism 101 & 102. Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church in Burke is inviting the public to a discussion series about transgenderism, intended to inform and dispel common myths and misconceptions. Learn the basics and background on being transgender in this society, and gender etiquette, too. Invited guests offer different perspectives. These three sessions will offer a question-and-answer time. Meetings will be Monday, Nov. 3; Tuesday, Nov. 11; and Wednesday, Nov. 19. All are 7-10 p.m., at Accotink UU Church, 10125 Lakehaven Court, Burke. Participants may attend any discussion or all three. The $10 registration fee supports Accotink's adult education program. For information, call 703-503-4579 or visit