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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 http://www.pastoralcounseling.com 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 www.adatreyim.org. Congregation Adat Reyim is located at 6500 Westbury Oaks Drive, Springfield.

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.

Music Recital. Lynn Adcock, soprano, William Adcock, trumpet, and Tom Pandolfi, piano, present a recital on Sunday, Nov. 7 at 3 p.m. in the Sanctuary of Burke United Methodist Church, 6200 Burke Centre Parkway, Burke. They will be performing a variety of music representing the Baroque, Classic, Romantic and Contemporary periods of music. For more information call the Church Office at 703-250-6100.

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.

Mosaic Harmony performs African-American Gospel music on Saturday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m., at Grace Presbyterian Church. They are joined by Grace's Chancel Choir, and the show benefits the Medical Benevolence Foundation's community based program for African children orphaned by HIV/AIDS. Grace Presbyterian Church is located at 7434 Bath St., Springfield. A free-will offering will be received, but no tickets are required. For directions to the church, visit www.gracepresby.org or call 703-451-1713.

The Crop Walk, a fund-raising event to fight hunger, takes place on Sunday, Nov. 21, at 2 p.m. The walk begins at Living Savior Lutheran Church, 5500 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, and ends at Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, Burke. For more information, call 703-440-1034.

"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.

New World Unity Church in Springfield sponsors the following courses this fall. New World Unity Church is located at 8044 Galla Knoll Circle, Springfield. For more information, call 703-690-7925 or visit www.NewWorldUnity.org.

* The Creative Process, a class that explores the steps of creation in Genesis. Classes take place on Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

* Book Study Group. Participants examine Paul Ferrini's book, "The Silence of the Heart," on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. For group meeting locations, call 703-690-7925.

* New World Men of Spirit is a group of men dedicated to the Recreation and Cultivation of that which is Godly in Men. Group meets every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. For meeting location and more information call 703-866-2478.

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 www.NewWorldUnity.org.

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 www.fxcc.org. 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.