Faith Notes

Faith Notes


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The Youth Ministry of Jubilee Christian Center sponsors a Friday Night Youth Jam on Oct. 15, from 7-11 p.m. Activities include various games, door prizes and entertainment. Master's Commission drama group is appearing. Jubilee Christian Center is located at 4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. For more information, call 703-383-1170.

New Dawn of Youth Encounter presents a concert centered around the theme, "Calm the Storm," on Saturday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m., at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church's Fellowship Hall, 8304 Old Keene Mill Road. A Saturday contemporary worship begins at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 703-451-5855.

Lord of Life Lutheran Church sponsors a presentation by Dr. D. Mark Cooper titled "Get a Life!," based on his book about finding fulfillment in life. Cooper will explore the psychological, social, spiritual and health issues that can lead people of all ages to becoming who they are meant to be. The presentation takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 20, from 7-9 p.m., at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 5114 Twinbrook Road, Fairfax. For more information, call 703-323-9500 or visit

The Ekoji Buddhist Temple offers a free seminar on the fundamentals of Shin Buddhism on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the temple. Course is part of an ongoing fall seminar series. Topics covered include the basic principles of Shin Buddhism and discussion of the three Pure Land Sutras that are at the heart of Shin Buddhist teachings. Free. For more information, visit The Ekoji Buddhist Temple is located at 6500 Lake Haven Lane, Fairfax Station.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hosts Family First Night on Saturday, Oct. 23, at 6 p.m. Activities include mini-classes and displays on various topics related to strengthening families. Refreshments and games provided. For more information call 703-280-0986 or e-mail The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is located at 4911 Ox Road, Fairfax.

Burke United Methodist Church, St. Mary of Sorrows Catholic Church and Burke Presbyterian Church join in sponsoring “Finding Home – A Spa for the Soul,” a mini-retreat based on Henri Nouwen’s book, "The Return of the Prodigal Son." This event takes place Friday, Oct. 29 and Saturday, Oct. 30, at Burke United Methodist Church. The tuition fee is $50, and pre-registration is required by Oct. 20. For more information, visit and click on Luminea Institute courses.

Congregation Adat Reyim Preschool sponsors its annual kids and maternity consignment sale on Sunday, Oct. 31, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Items available for purchase include children's furniture, toys, equipment, books, clothing and videos. Consignments and donations welcome. For more information, call 703-569-7577 or visit Congregation Adat Reyim is located at 6500 Westbury Oaks Drive, Springfield.

Fair Oaks Church in Fairfax sponsors "Trunk or Treat," an alternative to trick-or-treating, on Sunday, Oct. 31, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. One hundred cars are decorated and filled with candy ready to be passed out to participants. Activities also include carnival games, moon bounces, a fun maze, hayride, outdoor movies, a classic car display, a live remote with WASH FM, a fireworks display and more. For more information, visit or call 703-631-1112.

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

A Divorce Recovery Workshop takes place on Wednesdays through Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m., at Messiah United Methodist Church. This eight-week seminar is designed to help divorced or separated persons heal past wounds and help them grown through this difficult situation. Child care is available upon request. For more information, call 703-569-9862 ext. 213. Messiah United Methodist Church is located at 6215 Rolling Road, Springfield.

"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.

Body and Soul aerobics and strength training classes meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9-10:30 a.m., at Burke Community Church, 9990 Old Keene Mill Road. A Saturday class takes place at 7:45 a.m., at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 5114 Twinbrook Road. The fall session runs for 12 weeks. Body and Soul is a complete cardiovascular and strength workout to contemporary Christian music. For more information contact Suzann Albanese at 703-569-0041.

“Wisdom for a Lifetime” by Alden Studebaker will be discussed on Wednesday evenings, 8-9:30 p.m., at New World Unity Church, located at 9331 Braymore Circle in Fairfax Station. Call 703-690-7925.

The following is a list of various events taking place at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 4325 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax: Bible study and Prayer Service every Tuesday night starting at 7 p.m. Sunday School at 9:30–10:45 a.m., except for the fourth Sunday of the month, when Sunday School is offered 9-10 a.m. Sunday morning service at 11 a.m. Commonwealth Care Center ministry every first and third Thursday night. Call 703-273-1455.

Each Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. in the chapel, Messiah United Methodist Church, located at 6215 Rolling Road, Springfield, hosts a prayer service. Those in need of God's help to deal with life's stresses and difficulties are welcome to experience the power of prayer. All in the community are welcome. Call 703-569-9862.

Messiah United Methodist Church's Young Adults group meets every Sunday at 7:30 p.m. The church is located at 6215 Rolling Road, Springfield. For more information call 703-304-7082.

Fresh Fire International Center hosts a dress-down "Love Feast" on the second Sunday of every month at 10:30 a.m. at the Chinese Martial Arts Building, 8426-B Lee Highway, Fairfax, opposite the BMW Fairfax; entrance is in the back. Come meet new people, play games, enjoy a meal and hear the word. Call 703-815-8950.

Messiah United Methodist Church continues to have its Wednesday night programs called Successfully Single at 7:30 p.m., in room 206 in the church. These programs have informative speakers on interesting topics. Messiah United Church is located at 6215 Rolling Road in Springfield. For more information, call Shari Sadowski at 703/569-9862 x 213.

New World Unity Church offers a Sunday Celebration Service every Sunday at 10:30 a.m., at Irving Middle School, located at 8100 Old Keene Mill Road in Springfield. New World Unity Church is a spiritual community "consciously co-creating a peaceful, harmonious world that recognizes Oneness." Children's programs begin at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 703-690-7925 or visit

The Fairfax Church of Christ sponsors a Divorce Recovery Support Group every Monday at 7:30 p.m., at the church. Cost is $10 for book used. For more information call 703-631-2100 or visit The Fairfax Church of Christ is located at 3901 Rugby Road, Fairfax.

Boys and girls are invited to join the Royal Ranger and Missionette clubs this fall, sponsored by Harvest Church. Clubs are open to 3-years-olds through children in the sixth grade, and meet on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m., at the church. Children earn badges, learn Bible stories and scripture verses and participate in various community and service projects. For more information, call 703-971-7070.

International Calvary Church is a Christ, Bible and Spirit centered church. Sunday services are as follows: English services at 9:45 a.m., Korean services at 11:30 a.m., and youth services at 11:30 a.m. Sunday School is as follows: English classes at 11:30 a.m., and children's classes at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible study and Youth Meeting are at 8 p.m., and Friday Prayer and Youth Meeting take place at 8:30 p.m. For more information, call 703-569-1918. The International Calvary Church is located at 5700 Hanover Ave., Springfield.

Burke Presbyterian Church offers a Coffeehouse Worship Service on Saturdays at 5:30 p.m., for those people who may be unavailable Sunday mornings or are seeking a break from a more traditional style of worship. The service offers the same lesson and sermon as the Sunday service, but in a less formal environment. A nursery is provided for young children. Burke Presbyterian Church is located at 5690 Oak Leather Drive in Burke.

The Shalem Institute is offering free monthly prayer opportunities in Fairfax. The time together will be devoted to relaxation, the presentation of different prayer practices, silence, journal keeping and small group sharing. No experience is required, and participants may attend regularly or drop in. Donations are accepted. Meetings take place the third Monday of the month, 7:30-9 p.m., at the Providence Presbyterian Church, 9019 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. Ann Kulp, Kathy Spaar and Tad Wicker lead the meetings. To register for these events or for more information, visit or call 301-897-7334.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8304 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield, holds casual worship services on Saturday evenings at 5:30 p.m. featuring contemporary music.

More traditional services take place on Sunday mornings at 8:15 and 11 a.m. Sunday School is at 9:45-10:45 a.m. for your children. The church also offers discussion groups for adults. Call 703-451-5855.

Burke Community Church is looking for a contemporary keyboard player to play with their praise band. If you play contemporary style keys and know what a B3 and Leslie is, send an e-mail to Greg at Burke Community Church is located at 9900 Old Keene Mill Road, Burke.