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To have an item listed, mail to the Gazette-Packet, 1604 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314; fax to 703-917-0991 or e-mail to gazette@connectionnewspapers.com. Deadline is Friday at noon for the following week’s paper. Photos and artwork encouraged. If you have any questions, call Miguel Koropecky at 703-917-6407.

Navy Chaplain Brian Waite, author of the book "For God & Country," will be the guest minister at St. Andrew & St. Margaret of Scotland Anglican Church, 402 E. Monroe Ave., Alexandria, Sept. 11 for services at 7:45 a.m., 9 a.m., and 11:15 a.m.. Call 703-683-3343.

Family Conference with St. John Baptist Church of Alexandria at the Crystal City Marriott, 1999 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington, Aug. 26-28. Youth Forum- Saturday, August 27 from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. for teens ages 12-18. Workshops geared towards the family are also scheduled on Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Musical guests: Alvin Dockett and Blessed, Friday at 7 p.m.; The Isaiah Williams Project, Friday Night Alternative, at 11 p.m.—featuring Christian Jazz; and The Burning Bush quartet, Saturday, at 7 p.m. Closing worship service Sunday, at 10 a.m. All the services will be held at the Marriott and are free, but you must be pre-registered to attend the Youth Forum and Family Workshops. Call 703-683-2565.

"Serengeti Trek," Alexandria Free Methodist Church’s Vacation Bible School, l4901 Polk Ave. Teaches children about God’s love with hands-on Bible adventurers and daily video visits from Chadder Chipmunk. Children will participate in Operation Kid-to-Kid. For children ages K-6th grade. Aug. 8-12 from 6- 8:45 p.m. Call 703-370-3554 to register.

Serengeti Trek at Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church's Vacation Bible School, 2006 Belle View Blvd, Aug. 15-19 from 6-8:30 p.m. Every evening with supper provided. Free. Children ages 4 through rising fifth graders are welcome. Learn songs, fun crafts, and Bible stories. Call 703-765-1100 or e-mail mvumc.office1@verizon.net.

Plymouth Haven Christian Preschool registration continues for the upcoming school year beginning this September. The weekday morning program is open to ages 2—5- years-old. The school offers two, three and five day enrollment with extended day, stay and play options.

Plymouth Haven's learning environment encourages individual growth through early childhood education while sharing Christian values through Bible stories, prayer and chapel. Enrollment is limited, and interested families are encouraged to call 703-799-2217, email phbc.preschool@vacoxmail.com or visit www.plymouthhaven.org/preschool.

Up Where We Belong Family Ministry will hold its Northern Virginia's Super Church event, the third Sunday of every month starting at 10:40 a.m., at Mount Vernon High School's main auditorium. Bring the family and participate in their worship celebration and eligible families will receive free groceries. Pre-registration is necessary. Contact Bishop Robert Lewis Taylor at 703-878-2247.

Shabbat Services are held at the home of Rabbi and Mrs. Newman, 4301 Seminary Road, Alexandria, each Friday at 7:30 p.m. Shabbat Morning services begin Saturdays at 9:45 a.m. Services are followed by a sit-down Kiddush. For more information, call 703-370-2774.

Good Shepherd Catholic Church on Mt. Vernon Highway in Alexandria is offering a "Coming Home" process at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month to ask questions, get an update on the church, and to help decide if it's time to reconnect with parish life. Contact Rob Doerschner at 703-822-0523.

The Bahá’í Center, 5400 Eisenhower Ave., offers a reference and lending library on its premises. The reading room and library is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Call 703-836-2475.

Alexandria's Christian Science Reading Room, 691 S. Washington Street, is open daily. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday evening, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, 2-5 p.m.

The Christian Women In The Marketplace meets to study God's word at the Royal Restaurant in Old Town Alexandria. The CBWC meets every Wednesday at 7 a.m. for breakfast. Additional information contact Pamela Nilsen at 703-660-6759.

Noon Prayer Meeting. Christians from around the area unite in prayer for the country and community every Friday, 12-1 p.m., at Regent University, in room 303. For more information, call Rich Nilsen at 703-922-5183.

Meditation. Every weekday from 12-1 p.m., Roberts Memorial Methodist Church, 606 South Washington St., is open to the public for meditation. Organ music is played during this time.