Faith Notes

Faith Notes


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The Church of the Good Shepherd, United Methodist, announces a new summer worship schedule. Sunday worship services take place through Sept. 5, at 10 a.m. Adult Sunday School classes will meet at 9 a.m. The Church of Good Shepherd, United Methodist is located at 2351 Hunter Mill Road, Vienna. For more information, call 703-281-3987 or visit

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 first term is Sept. 12-Oct. 12, second term is Oct. 24-Nov. 23, 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 Vienna Presbyterian Church is located at 124 Park St., Vienna.

Epiphany United Methodist Church sponsors a block party on Saturday, Sept. 11, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the church. Activities include children's games, moon bounce, crafts, food, a D.J. and more. Participants are asked to bring a blanket. Epiphany UMC is located at 1014 Country Club Drive, N.E., Vienna. For more information, call 703-938-3494.

Fr. Patrick McMahon, O. Carm., directs a Day of Recollection on the Spirituality of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus (Little Flower) and Teresa Avila, on Tuesday, Sept. 28, at Dominican Retreat, 7103 Old Dominion Drive, McLean. For more information or reservations call 703-768-1696 or visit

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.

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 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 or e-mail 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/ For further information on the worldwide Dance Net- work, visit www.DancesOfUniversal

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 at 541 Marshall Road, Vienna. For more information, call 703-281-4400 or visit

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, for more information.

St. Athanasius Lutheran Church, a new congregation of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, offers traditional, conservative worship in accordance with the historic liturgy of the church. The schedule is: Bible study and Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m., Divine Worship at 10:15 a.m. The church also offers a book club that meets twice a month, an a mid-week Bible study that also meets twice a month. For more information, call 703-455-4003 or visit St. Athanasius Lutheran Church is located at 114 Kingsley Road S.W., Vienna.

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.