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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 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 beginning Nov. 1. For more information and class locations, visit www.myjli.com.

Luke’s United Methodist Church sponsors a Thanksgiving-style dinner and a silent auction on Saturday, Nov. 13 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 12 and younger. The church is located at 7628 Leesburg Pike. For more information call 703-893-9220 or visit www.stluketysons.org.

Local author William Johnson appears on the television show "The Catholic Life‚" to discuss faith, family and the simple joys and trials of parenthood. Airtimes are Sunday, Nov. 14, at 12 p.m.; Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 8 p.m.; and Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 10 a.m. on Fairfax Cox channel 10.

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.

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.

A program using music, drumming, movement, song and prayer seeks to bring communities together as part of everyday life. The dances are cross-cultural using sacred phrases, chants, music and movements from many faith traditions. Efforts are to promote peace and integration within individuals and groups. There are no performers or audience and no experience is necessary. Donations are accepted. The group meets the second Saturday evening each month, September-June, 7:30-10 p.m., at Unity of Fairfax (original sanctuary), 2854 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton.

Contact Kathryn at 703-573-1236/ SpiralRose@aol.com. For further information on the worldwide Dance Net- work, visit www.DancesOfUniversal Peace.org.

Vienna Baptist Church offers numerous Christian worship, education, music and mission opportunities. Each Sunday begins with a high-energy VBPraise service at 8:45 a.m. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m., providing different programs to people of all ages. The traditional liturgical worship service takes place at 11 a.m. The church is located t 541 Marshall Road, Vienna. For more information, call 703-281-4400 or visit www.vbc-va.org.

Chabad at Tysons hosts Shabbat educational services at 1503 Lincoln Center Court, in the Club House of the Fountains of McLean, across from Freddie Mac. Saturday morning service starts at 9:30 a.m.; Torah discussion at 10:30 a.m., followed by a sit-down Kiddush. Thursday night features a Kabbalah class. Call 703-356-3451, or e-mail ChabadTysons@aol.com, for more information.

Emmanuel Lutheran Church has a full range of education, music, worship and outreach programs. Traditional worship is at 8 and 11 a.m., in the Lutheran tradition of liturgical song mixed with music of the masters, spirituals and contemporary Christian music. Contemporary worship is at 9:30 a.m., with fresh liturgical song and contemporary Christian music led by Revelation. Christian education for all ages is 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-noon. Christian education is available for everyone from preschoolers through adults. Classes are always open to newcomers.