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Transgender Issues and Matters of Faith/Spirituality will be presented Thursday, July 28 by the Metropolitan Community Church of Northern Virginia and the Trans Gender Education Association of Greater Washington, Inc., and discusses at 8 p.m. at the Metropolitan Community Church of Northern Virginia, 10383 Democracy Lane, Fairfax. Call 703-691-0930 or visit www.mccnova.com.

Great Falls United Methodist Church, 10100 Georgetown Pike, will hold Vacation Bible School from Monday, Aug. 1 to Friday, Aug. 5. Bible school begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m. Children aged 3-and-a-half up to those entering the fifth grade are welcome. The cost is $40 per child. The "Kingdom of the Son Safari"-themed week will include daily crafts, snacks and games and will conclude with a water festival for the whole family on Friday. For registration info, contact: Briana A. Senland, youth and program director, at 703-759-3137.

St. Athanasius Lutheran Church, 114 Kingsley Road in Vienna, member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, offers traditional worship in accordance with the historic liturgy of the church. The current Sunday schedule includes Bible study and Sunday school for all ages at 9 a.m. and worship at 10:15 a.m. A Lutheran book club is also offered twice a month. A midweek Bible study meets Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., preceded by "Ask the Pastor" time at 7 p.m. Call 703-455-4003 for more information or visit www.saint-athanasius.org.

Lewinsville Presbyterian Church, 1724 Chain Bridge Road,ship, Christian education, youth, music and small group ministry programs. Traditional worship for the summer months is at 10 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. Call 703-356-7200 or visit www.lewinsville.org.

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 rich 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.

The church is located at 2589 Chain Bridge Road, Vienna, on the Oakton side of Vienna near McDonald’s. Call 703-938-2119.

The Baha’i community of McLean holds a weekly fireside, a meeting of discussion, devotion and fellowship, at 7500 Box Elder Court in McLean, beginning at 8 p.m. every Friday. The fireside is an opportunity to learn about the Baha’i faith and why Baha’is find hope in a seemingly hopeless world. Call 703-556-3400.

Charles Wesley United Methodist Church, located at 6817 Dean Drive in McLean, holds Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m., Sunday services at 10:30 a.m. and Communion and healing services Wednesdays at noon. Its motto is "A Place to Be and Believe, to Belong and Become." Call the office at 703-356-6336. Visit www.charleswesleyumc.org

Vienna Baptist Church offers numerous Christian worship, education, music and mission opportunities. Each Sunday begins with a 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 www.vbc-va.org.

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 Sunday at 6 p.m. On Wednesday at 7 p.m., The Awana children's club for fourth- 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 Faith@tidalwave.net. Call the church at 703-938-9688.

The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer celebrates a contemporary service at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, supplementing its traditional worship services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Modern praise music is sung, accompanied by a band of nine musicians on electric keyboard, bass and acoustic guitars, trumpet and drums. Concurrently at 9:45, adult Bible study and Sunday School for children age 3 through high school. Nursery is available at all services. The church is located at 1545 Chain Bridge Road in McLean. For more information, visit www.redeemer-mclean.org or call the office at 703-356-3346.

Chabad at Tysons is holding a Shabbat educational service at the Embassy suites Hotel on Route 7 (next door to the Toys R Us, across from the Container store). Saturday morning service starts at 9:30 a.m., Torah discussion at 10:30 a.m., followed by a sit-down Kiddush. Call 703-356-3451, or e-mail ChabadTysons@aol.com.

The Great Falls United Methodist Church offers two services with different worship styles. The 8:30 a.m. service is traditional and the 11 a.m. service is a blend of contemporary and traditional styles. The church is located at 10100 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls.

St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, located at 1830 Kirby Road in McLean, invites all to come for the Third Sunday Service every month at 10:15 a.m. This service allows the children to play active roles during the service, particularly in the music and as greeters and ushers. In addition to the Third Sunday Service, traditional services take place every Sunday at 8:15 and 10:15 a.m. Nursery is available at the 10:15 a.m. service. Call the church office at 703-356-7533 with questions.

Immanuel Presbyterian Church welcomes all children from four years to rising fifth graders to join an exciting week of Vacation Bible School 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. each day Aug. 15 to 19. This year's theme of Ranch House Kids will be carried out in stories, games, crafts, and music. Registration, encouraged by Aug.1, is $15 per child with a $40 family maximum. The church is at 1125 Savile Lane, McLean. For more information call 703-356-3042 or visit www.ipcmclean.org.