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<lst>Christ the King Lutheran Church, 10550 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, will hold a Travelers Thanksgiving Service on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 7 pm. Pastor Gysan's sermon theme is "Talk Turkey." The King's Choir will also participate in the service. Following the service there will be a pie social and a pie auction hosted by the youth group in the Fellowship Hall. The community is invited to attend. Call 703-759-6068.

"Come Lord Jesus: Advent Evening of Prayer." The Dominican Retreat presents this Advent evening of prayer Nov. 30 where together as a community of faith one can listen and reflect on the joyful expectation for the coming of the Christ child at Christmas. Father Kevin McGrath, OP of the Dominican House of Studies in Washington DC will be the retreat director. This evening retreat will include prayer, a conference, quiet time for personal prayer and reflection, Mass and refreshments. All are welcome, regardless of their religious affiliation. The offering is $20 per person. Reservations are required. Dominican Retreat is located at 7103 Old Dominion Dr., McLean. Call 703-356-4243 or visit www.dominicanretreat.org.

Curves McLean, in partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, invites potential members to workout for charity. Through December 10, Curves McLean will provide a free one-month membership to any female who donates $40 or more to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Globalization will be discussed by Ron Kutscher at The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 1545 Chain Bridge Road, McLean starting at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 20. Call 703-356-3346 or visit www.redeemer-mclean.org.

<lst>Evening of Reflection will start at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12 at Dominican Retreat House, 7103 Old Dominion Dr., McLean. Registration is required. Call Patricia Mudd at 703-841-2530.

<lst>For the 25th year, McLean Baptist Church is offering Free Conversational English Classes on Monday mornings. Classes are designed for those to whom English is a second language and include beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Advanced level choices include American Literature, U.S. Law and Government, World Religions and Current Events. No cost for the class or registration; however students must buy their own book ($20). Class sessions start at 9:30 a.m. to noon. New student registration begins at 9 a.m. McLean Baptist Church is located at 1367 Chain Bridge Road. For more information, please call 703-356-8080 or 703-759-6499.

McLean Bible Church. Service times are Saturday at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The 10:45 a.m. service includes sign interpretation. Frontline services are Sunday nights at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. The 5 p.m. Frontline service includes sign interpretation. Visit www.frontline.to to learn more. McLean Bible Church was established in 1965, and the senior pastor is Lon Solomon. The church is located at 8925 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. The P.O. Box is 9300, McLean, VA 22102. Call 703-790-5590; 703-770-2939 (TTY), or visit www.mcleanbible.org.

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 ChabadTysons@aol.com, for more information.

A Centering Prayer Group meets Fridays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church, 1301 Trap Road, Vienna. The hour includes a brief reading related to Centering Prayer, followed by a 20-minute prayer period. The group will also hear portions from "A Centered Life," an audio tape series by Basil Pennington. Contact Martha Thomas at mmthomas211@hotmail.com or call the church at 703-759-3509.

Westmoreland Community Church, 1988 Kirby Road, at the corner of Kirby and Westmoreland, McLean, extends our hand in Christian love to all to join us in worship. 10 a.m. Bible Study, 11 a.m. Service. Sunday school provided for children at 11 a.m. Military, veterans, and newcomers warmly received. Call 703 241-4993.

Christian Assembly offers an opportunity for everyone to enter into praise and prayer every Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. The church is located at 8200 Bell Lane, Vienna. Call the church office at 703-968-9777 or visit www.christianassembly.net.

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, McLean, has a full range of worship, Christian education, youth, music and small group ministry programs. Two worship services are offered Sundays at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. Call 703-356-7200 or visit www.lewinsville.org.

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 available. Classes are also offered on Wednesday evenings from 6:45-8:15 p.m. Contact Tricia Van Ryn at trva@yahoo.com. 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 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 a.m., 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.