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The Jewish Learning Institute, now at Chabad of Northern Virginia, presents "Finding Yourself In The Stories of Genesis," a revolutionary concept in Jewish adult education. Classes take place on Monday nights. For more information and class locations, visit www.myjli.com.

The fifth annual English Christmas Festival takes place Saturday, Dec. 11, at 5 p.m., at St. John's Lutheran Church. Preceding the Festival at 4:30 p.m. will be a Handbell Concert. St. John's Lutheran Church is located at 5952 Franconia Road. For more information, call 703-971-2210 or visit www.sjlc.com.

Parkwood Baptist Church sponsors a Bethlehem Walk on Dec. 11 and Dec. 12 starting at 6 p.m. Come enjoy a free tour of recreated Bethlehem with animals and costumed actors. Parkwood Baptist Church, 8726 Braddock Road. For more information, call 703-913-7858.

Congregation Adat Reyim hosts the Burke Centre Chanukah Event on Sunday, Dec. 12, at 3 p.m., at the Commons Community Centre, 5701 Roberts Parkway, Burke. For more information, call 703-569-7577.

The Jubilee Christian Center sponsors the following activities:

* Children's and Youth Ministries present a special Christmas musical, "3 Wise Men and a Baby," on Sunday, Dec. 12, at 10:30 a.m. A free Church Christmas luncheon will follow at 12 p.m.

* The Adult Choir of Jubilee Christian Center presents the Christmas musical, "JOY", on Sunday, Dec. 19, at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, call 703-383-1170 or visit www.jccag.org. The Jubilee Christian Center is located at 4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax.

Fairfax Baptist Church celebrates the season of advent. For more information on events call 703-273-1820. Fairfax Baptist Church is located at 10830 Main St., Fairfax.

The Springfield United Methodist Church, 7047 Old Keene Mill Road, sponsors the following special events in December. For more information, call 703-971-2977 or visit www.springfieldvaumc.org.

* Christmas Oratorio. Saint-Saens' Christmas Oratorio, performed by SUMC Sanctuary Choir with soloists and chamber orchestra, takes place on Sunday, Dec. 12 at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary.

* Healing Service. Service of Healing and Wholeness takes place on Sunday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary.

* Christmas Service. The family Christmas Eve service takes place on Friday, Dec. 24 at 5 p.m. in the sanctuary. Combined Children's Choirs will perform.

* Candlelight Service. Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service, with the adult choirs and instrumentalists, takes place on Friday, Dec. 24, at 8 p.m. in the sanctuary.

"Reveille" men's meetings takes place on Thursdays through Dec. 16 at 6 a.m. at Immanuel Bible Church, 6911 Braddock Road, Springfield. Group participants will study from Dr. Gene Getz's book "The Measure of a Man." For more information, call 703-813-1955.

First Baptist Church of Springfield offers the following Holiday-themed events. First Baptist Church of Springfield is located at 7300 Gary St., Springfield. For more information, call 703-451-1500.

* "Agnus Dei," a Christmas musical featuring the music of Michael W. Smith, on Dec. 18, at 7 p.m.; and Dec. 19, at 10:45 a.m., at the church.

* Christmas Eve worship on Dec. 24, at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., at the church.

The Faith Fellowship Assembly of God presents a Christmas performance featuring The Stevens Family, on Dec. 19, at 11 a.m., at the church, 7800 Telegraph Road. Free. For more information, call 703-971-3802.

Fairfax Christian Church presents the following Christmas services:

* Festival of Carols Service on Sunday, Dec. 19, at 10:30 a.m. * Christmas Eve Candlelight Service on Friday, Dec. 24, at 7:30 p.m.

* Informal worship service of carols on Sunday, Dec. 26, at 10:30 a.m.

Fairfax Christian Church is located at 10185 Main St., Fairfax. For more information, call 703-385-3520.

Christmas Service. Harvest Church conducts its annual candlelight Christmas Eve service on Friday, Dec. 24, at 6 p.m., at the church, 7401 Beulah St. Program also features Christmas carols and inspiration from God's word. For more information, call 703-971-7070.