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<lst>Know something that should be featured in Faith Notes? Classes? Services? Special events? Send a brief write-up and photos to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, fax to 703-917-0991, or write an e-mail to vienna@connectionnewspapers.com. Call Nina M. Dry at 703-917-6422.

The Church of the Good Shepherd hosts an ecumenical "Longest Night Worship Service" on Tuesday, Dec. 21, at 7:30 p.m., at the church, 2351 Hunter Mill Road, Vienna. The service, which takes place on the longest night of the year, acknowledges how this season can seem dark for many. Doug Bursch leads the service. Child care is available on request. For more information, call 703-281-3987 or visit www.GoodShepherdVA.com.

St. Luke's United Methodist Church hosts a live nativity on Dec. 24, from 4-6 p.m., at the church, 7628 Leesburg Pike. Free. The children's Christmas Worship service, a brief service designed for preschool- and school-aged children, takes place at 5 p.m. The church's Candlelight and Carols service for the whole family is at 8 p.m. For more information, call 703-893-9220.

Vienna Presbyterian Church is starting its third year of Centerpoint, an adult Christian education program. Classes are offered on Sundays, at 6 p.m., and Tuesdays, at 7:30 p.m. The third term is Jan. 9-Feb. 8 and fourth term is Feb. 13-March 15. Registration is required, and a fee of $25 per class is charged. For more information, call 703-938-9050 or visit www.viennapres.org. Vienna Presbyterian Church is located at 124 Park St., Vienna.

The Wesley United Methodist Church in Vienna has maintained a helping relationship with Ketcham Elementary School during the 2003-04 school year. Participants who are interested in assisting the school during the 2004-05 year should call 703-938-8700.

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.

St. Athanasius Lutheran Church sponsors the following Sunday services: Bible Class for adults and Sunday School for children begins at 9 a.m., followed by worship at 10:15 a.m. Coffee, dessert and fellowship time follows. Midweek Bible Study takes place on Wednesdays, at 7:30 p.m., preceded by an open forum titled "Ask the Pastor" at 7 p.m. For more information, call 703-455-4003 or visit www.saint-athanasius.org. St. Athanasius is located at 114 Kingsley Road, S.W., Vienna.

Body & Soul is a high/low impact aerobic workout, kick boxing, strength training, Pilates all-in-one exercise session to the latest in contemporary Christian music. There are several area church locations from which to choose.

McLean Bible Church conducts classes on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 9:45-11:15 a.m. Call Mary Ward at 703-830-2478 for more information. Child care is offered. Classes are also offered on Wednesday evenings from 6:45-8:15 p.m. Contact Tricia Van Ryn at trva@yahoo.com. Emmanuel Lutheran Church offers a Fit over 50 version on Wednesday mornings from 9:15-10:30 a.m. The church is located at 2589 Chain Bridge Road. Call Lynn Mostellar at 703-698-8624.

Faith Baptist Church, located at 301 Center St. S., Vienna, offers Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. for all ages, 11 a.m. worship, and Bible Study on Sundays at 6 p.m. On Wednesdays at 7 p.m., The Awana children's club for children who are 4 years old through sixth-graders takes place during the school year. Nursery school is provided for all services. The preschool and kindergarten program uses the abeka curriculum and serves ages 3, 4 and 5. Visit the Web site at www.FaithBaptistVienna.org or e-mail FBCoffice@cavtel.net. Call the church at 703-938-9688.