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<lst>Know something that should be featured in Faith Notes? Classes? Services? Special events? Send a brief write-up and photos to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, fax to 703-917-0991, or write an e-mail to vienna@connectionnewspapers.com. Call Nina M. Dry at 703-917-6422.

Unity of Fairfax, located at 2854 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, hosts the following events and services. For more information, call 703-281-1767 or visit www.unityoffairfax.org.

* Workshop with Marc Ian Barasch on Sunday, July 10, from 2-4:30 p.m., in the sanctuary. The workshop is based on the novel, in which Barasch sets out on a spiritual journey to the heart of compassion. Open to all, the workshop suggests a donation of $20.

* 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. Contact Kathryn at 703-573-1236/ SpiralRose@aol.com. For further information on the worldwide Dance Net- work, visit www.DancesOfUniversalPeace.org.

The New Union Baptist Church, located at 205 Pleasant St., Vienna, offers Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., Worship service at 11 a.m., and Communion each second Sunday at 11 a.m. In partnership with the Fairfax NAACP Youth Council, the church sponsors summer education sessions to help community youth prepare for final exams, assessment preparation, college prep and summer school activities. The “It Takes A Village” project takes place every Thursday in June, July and August, from 5-7 p.m. Open to youths in grades 5-12. To register, call 703-451-1564 or e-mail moniquelee@aol.com. For more, call 703-281-2556.

Saint Athanasius Lutheran Church hosts Vacation Bible School from June 27 to July 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the church, 114 Kingsley Road, S.W., Vienna. Free. Call 703-455-4003 to register or for more, visit www.saint-athanasius.org.

The Jewish Learning Institute offers an eight-week course this spring titled, "The Messiah Mystery; Toward a Perfect World," which will focus on one of Judaism's least understood — yet most central — principles of faith. The spring course is presented each Wednesday evening through June 29. For class times, to browse course topics or to register, visit www.chabadva.org or call 703-426-1980.

St. Athanasius Lutheran Church sponsors the following Sunday services: Bible Class for adults and Sunday School for children begins at 9 a.m., followed by worship at 10:15 a.m. Coffee, dessert and fellowship time follows. Midweek Bible Study takes place on Wednesdays, at 7:30 p.m., preceded by an open forum titled "Ask the Pastor" at 7 p.m. For more information, call 703-455-4003 or visit www.saint-athanasius.org. St. Athanasius is located at 114 Kingsley Road, S.W., Vienna.

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.