Faith Notes

Faith Notes

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King of Kings Lutheran Church, 4025 Kings Way, Fairfax, offers the following events/services:

* Crafters and vendors are needed for the church's annual Craft Fair, Saturday, Sept. 24. For more, call 703-378-7272.

Metropolitan Community Church of Northern Virginia, located at 10383 Democracy Lane in Fairfax, features "Embodied Living: Sexuality and Spirituality," Saturday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Led by Rev. Dr. Justin Tanis, author of "Transgendered Ministry, Theology and Communities of Faith," this day will be ethically-based, sex-positive and body-affirming. People of all genders, sexual orientations, body types and colors are welcome and encouraged to participate. Registration is $25 and will include lunch. To register, call 703-691-0930.

The second annual Adat Reyim Craft and Fun Fair takes place Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Springfield synagogue, 6500 Westbury Oaks Court, Springfield. Non-Judaic crafts accepted. Vendor tables available for advance fee of $25, all tables indoors. For more, call 703-569-7577.

The Messiah United Methodist Church sponsors the following events/services. The church is located at 6215 Rolling Road, Springfield. For more, call 703-569-9862.

* 40 Days of Purpose. The church will join churches nationwide to study the book "The Purpose Driven Life" beginning Sept. 18. For more on the program, call the church.

* Sunday Services. Traditional Sunday morning worship services: 8:15 a.m., with Holy Communion every Sunday; 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., Holy Communion on the first Sunday; and Heartline, a contemporary praise and worship service, Sunday evenings at 7:15 p.m.

* Prayer at Messiah. Messiah offers the following prayer ministries: Sunday Morning Prayers, 7:15 a.m. in the Chapel; Tuesday Evening Prayer, 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel and Wednesday Prayer Group, 6 a.m. in the Chapel.

* Singles Sunday School, each Sunday, at 10:45 a.m., in Room 266.

* Divorce Recovery. The eight-week program is designed to help divorced or separated persons learn how to grow and discover new doors to the future, and begins Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 7:30-9 p.m. Call Salley Sutton, 703-569-9862, ext. 213 to pre-register.

Burke United Methodist Church hosts a 75th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The event features an antique car show, craft fair, historic displays, bake sale, children's activities, music and a complimentary lunch. The church is located at 6200 Burke Centre Parkway, Burke. For more, call 703-250-6100.

Highview Christian Fellowship, located at 4100 Hunt Road in Fairfax, presents the "Walk Thru the Bible" ministry, Saturday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Participants learn about the major people, places, and events of the Old Testament. Tuition is $25 and includes training materials and lunch. Checks should be made payable to: HPCA. For more or to register, call 703-323-6367 or visit

The Women's Ministries of Jubilee Christian Center presents an 8-week Fall Women's Bible Study, using the book, "Believing God" by Beth Moore. The study is on Mondays, from 7:30-9 p.m., starting Sept. 19, and also on Tuesdays, from 9:45 a.m.-noon, starting Sept. 20. The church is located at 4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. The cost is $20, which includes the book; if you have the book, the cost is $5. Call 703-383-1170 to register.

Highview Christian Fellowship, located at 4100 Hunt Road in Fairfax, presents the "Walk Thru the Bible" ministry, Saturday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Registration is $25, and includes training materials and lunch. For more, call 703-323-6367 or visit

Body and Soul aerobics and strength training classes meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, beginning Sept. 12, from 9-10:30 a.m., at Burke Community Church, 9990 Old Keene Mill Road. Body and Soul is a complete cardiovascular and strength workout to contemporary Christian music. For more information contact Suzann Albanese at 703-372-2332.

Sydenstricker United Methodist Church, located at 8508 Hoes Road in Springfield, hosts the following events/services. For more, call 703-451-8223 or visit

* Alpha Course. An introduction to the Alpha Course with dinner and a movie, Sunday, Sept. 18, 6-8 p.m. The Alpha Course is a series of talks addressing key issues relating to the Christian faith. The dinner, movie, and 10-week course are free. RSVPs for the dinner are helpful, but not required. Call Diane at 703-455-8477.

* GriefShare meets each Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Agape House. It is a seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close. Each of the 13 sessions includes a video and small group discussion. Participants can join at any time. For more, call Kathy at 703-451-9021.

The Fairfax United Methodist Church, located at 10300 Stratford Ave., Fairfax, hosts the Little Angel consignment sale for children's clothing, toys and equipment on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 8:30 a.m.-noon. For more, call 703-591-3120.

Congregation Adat Reyim presents "Facing a New Century a Century Ago," a presentation by American University professor Pamela Nadell comparing the challenges of Jewish life a century ago to those today, on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 8 p.m. A wine and cheese reception and dessert reception are included in this free event, which is followed by a traditional late-night short Selichot service. Congregation Adat Reyim is located at 6500 Westbury Oaks Court, Springfield. For more, call 703-569-7577 or visit

The Church of the Nativity's Fall Festival is Sunday, Sept. 25, from 3-7 p.m. at 6400 Nativity Lane in Burke. There will be live entertainment, amusements, crafts, carnival games and prizes, a rock climbing wall, a moonbounce, a pie baking contest and more. Barbeque by Red Hot and Blue Restaurant; hotdogs, hamburgers, beer and soda served by the Knights of Columbus.

Fairfax Presbyterian Preschool recently earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The preschool also currently has openings for 3, 4, and 5-year-old children. For more, call 703-273-4333, or visit

Truro Church MOPS would like to invite all mothers of preschool aged children to join MOPS for relevant speakers, small group time with other moms and food. The group meets the second Thursday of every month, and the next meeting will be Oct. 13, at 7 p.m., at Truro Church, located at 10520 Main St., Fairfax, in the church fellowship hall on the lower level. For more, call Amanda Qreitem at 703-222-2332 or e-mail

St. Mark's Church is selling gently used Sony Vaio computers with flatscreen monitors for $500. For more, visit St. Mark's is located at 11911 Braddock Road, Fairfax.

The following is a list of various events taking place at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 4325 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax: Bible study and Prayer Service every Tuesday night starting at 7 p.m. Sunday School at 9:30–10:45 a.m., except for the fourth Sunday of the month, when Sunday School is offered 9-10 a.m. Sunday morning service at 11 a.m. Commonwealth Care Center ministry every first and third Thursday night. Call 703-273-1455.

Congregation Adat Reyim is a progressive conservative congregation with educational programs for preschoolers through high schoolers. Led by Rabbi Bruce Aft. Services are as follow: Maariv every Wednesday at 7:40 p.m.; Erev Shabbat every Friday at 8 p.m.; and Shabbat Service every Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Call for information on monthly Tot Shabbat, Kabbalat Shabbat and other special services. Adat Reyim is located at 6500 Westbury Oaks Court, in Springfield. For more information, call 703-569-7577 or visit

Fresh Fire International Center hosts a dress-down "Love Feast" on the second Sunday of every month at 10:30 a.m. at the Chinese Martial Arts Building, 8426-B Lee Highway, Fairfax, opposite the BMW Fairfax; entrance is in the back. Come meet new people, play games, enjoy a meal and hear the word. Call 703-815-8950.

New World Unity Church offers a Sunday Celebration Service every Sunday at 10:30 a.m., at Irving Middle School, located at 8100 Old Keene Mill Road in Springfield. New World Unity Church is a spiritual community "consciously co-creating a peaceful, harmonious world that recognizes Oneness." Children's programs begin at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 703-690-7925 or visit

The Fairfax Church of Christ sponsors a Divorce Recovery Support Group every Monday at 7:30 p.m., at the church. Cost is $10 for book used. For more information call 703-631-2100 or visit The Fairfax Church of Christ is located at 3901 Rugby Road, Fairfax.