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Welcome Shabbat at a wine and cheese reception on Friday, July 16, at 7 p.m. with Rabbi Bruce Aft at Adat Reyim. Services follow immediately at 8 p.m. Baby-sitting services provided. Congregation Adat Reyim is located at 6500 Westbury Oaks Court, Springfield R.S.V.P. requested, call at 703-569-7577.

The Sun and Moon Yoga Center hosts “Praying Peace,” an open-circle gathering to offer or listen to poetry, song, chant, silence or any expression of peace, on Friday, July 16, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call Kitty at 703-818-2349 or Lyn at 703-979-3917. The Sun and Moon Yoga Center is located at 9998 Main St., Fairfax.

Messiah United Methodist Church sponsors the program, "Praying with Beads," led by Sarah McKinley, on Sunday, July 25, at 10:45 a.m., in room 266. Messiah UMC is located at 6215 Rolling Road, Springfield. For more information, call 703-569-9862.

The Little River United Church of Christ hosts Sunday Matinee Discussion Groups this summer. Movies that have something to say about faith are shown on five Sundays, starting at 2 p.m., with a discussion starting around 4 p.m. Films and dates are: July 25, "The Mission;" Aug. 8, "Contact;" Aug. 22, "Babette's Feast;" and Sept. 5, "Finding Nemo." Little River UCC is located at 8410 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. All are welcome. For more information, call 703 978-3060 or visit www.lrucc.org.

St. Christopher's Episcopal Church begins its summer hours with Holy Eucharist at 7:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. An Adult Education program also continues through Sunday, July 25, with the focus on the Book of Revelation. Greg Wuestenhagen teaches the class at 9 a.m. St. Christopher's is located at 6320 Hanover Ave., Springfield.

Jubilee Christian Center presents the “Go for the Gold” sermon series on Sundays through July 25, from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The sermons are conducted by Sen. Pastor Bill Frasnelli. The Jubilee Christian Center is located at 4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. For more information, call 703-383-1170.

The Fairfax Church of Christ hosts its annual Vacation Bible School for children ages four years through rising sixth-graders. The community is invited, and there is no charge to attend. The five-day program will run from July 26 through July 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information or a registration form, visit www.fxcc.org, or contact Lisa at 703-631-2100 or lisa@fxcc.org. The Fairfax Church of Christ is located at 3901 Rugby Road, Fairfax.

Welcome Shabbat under the Stars at Adat Reyim on Friday, July 30, with Rabbi Bruce Aft. Event begins at 6:30 p.m., and participants are asked to bring a parve or dairy dinner and have Shabbat dinner picnic-style. An outdoors, folk-style service follows immediately at 7:30 p.m. This innovative service is guitar lead and song filled. For more information call 703-569-7577. Adat Reyim is located at 6500 Westbury Oaks Court, Springfield.