Faith Notes

Faith Notes

<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 Call Nina M. Dry at 703-917-6422.

Unity of Fairfax sponsors its Kindness Campaign, running through April 3. The Kindness Campaign is part of a national program based in Asheville, N.C., and paralleling the national Season of Nonviolence. Members of the greater community are welcome to stop by the church and pick up a few buttons, or to view the Butterfly and Kindness Books. Unity of Fairfax is located at 2854 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. To learn more about this campaign, visit or For more information, call 703-281-1767, ext. 104.

Nichole Nordeman and Stephanie Cuomo perform on Friday, March 11, at 8 p.m., at McLean Bible Church, 8925 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. Tickets are $12 and $15. Call 703-770-2931, send an e-mail to or visit

Fair Oaks Alliance Bible Church hosts a missionary conference from March 11 to March 17 at the church, 12113 Vale Road, Oakton. Mike and Linda Strecker will talk about how God is changing lives, healing marriages and meeting physical needs in Argentina and Japan. Call 703-264-1273.

The Church of Good Shepherd, located at 2351 Hunter Mill Road, Vienna, hosts the following events/services. Call 703-281-3987 or visit

* "Soup, Song & Story," every Wednesday during Lent at the church. Soup is served at 6 p.m. From 7-8 p.m., a Lenten discussion takes place, using Philip Yancey’s "The Jesus I Never Knew." All are welcome. For more information, call 703-281-3987 or visit

* The Second Annual Great Potato Drop takes place Saturday, March 12, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., rain or shine, in the church parking lot. The mission is to bag all the potatoes to help feed the hungry. The church Men’s Group sponsors a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. All are invited to help in this service project.

Voce Chamber Singers present "Lean on Me," Saturday, March 12, at 8 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. Advance admission is $18 for adults, $13 for seniors and $5 for students or $20 adults, $15 seniors and $7 students at the door. Call 703-277-7772 or e-mail

St. Luke's United Methodist Church sponsors a re-enactment of the Last Supper on Thursday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m.

St. Luke's United Methodist Church, located at 7628 Leesburg Pike, sponsors the following services and events. Call 703-893-9220.

* Re-enactment of The Last Supper, on March 24, at 7:30 p.m. Free.

* Spring Sale, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Items sold include children's clothing, toys and equipment. Cash only.

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.