To have faith notes listed in Centre View, mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 703-917-0991. Photos, especially color, are encouraged. Deadline is one week before publication. Call Steve Hibbard at 703-917-6434 with any questions.
Western Fairfax Christian Ministries, 1391 Metrotech Drive, Chantilly, needs volunteers for food pickup, thrift shops and education. To volunteer contact Sandy Miller at WFCM, 703-988-9656 or volunteer@WFCMAVA.org.
Congregation Yad Shalom is a conservative synagogue located in Centreville. It provides many programs which offer the experience of a Jewish lifestyle in a traditional format. It openly invites inquiries about participation in these special activities by the local community.
* Ask about the K-2 Hebrew school for the children. New format and new classes continue for the fall semester.
* Join in a Friday night service on Jan. 6, with Cantor Zucker at 8 p.m. at Little Rocky Run Community Center 3 (near Centreville High School).
* Join in a game night event on Saturday evening, Jan. 14. Call for details.
* Bring the children to a Shabbat morning program for young children on Saturday, Jan. 21 at Little Rocky Run Community Center 3. The Shalom Jewish Children program will be followed by Shabbat services with Cantor Zucker at 10 a.m. at the Community Center.
Contact Jon Sunray at 703-378-1463, or visit the Web site at www.yadshalom.com.
Temple Beth Torah is a Reform Jewish congregation and member of the Union of Reform Judaism (URJ) that meets at St. John's Episcopal Church in Centreville. Religious school is held at the Goddard School in Chantilly. The congregation offers the Northern Virginia Jewish community services that provide numerous spiritual, educational, support and social opportunities including religious school for member children age 3 through Bar/Bat Mitzvah and confirmation. The congregation welcomes all members of the community to attend any of the services or events. For more information, a newsletter, or a membership package, call 703-263-2252 or visit www.BethTorah.net.
Upcoming Services and Events:
* Jan. 6 from 7:30–9:30 p.m. — Shabbat Service: In the chapel.
* Jan. 7 from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. — Family/Children’s Shabbat service: In the chapel.
* Jan. 7 from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. — Shabbat Service: In the chapel.
* Jan. 8 — 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. — Religious School: Goddard School.
* Jan. 8 from 12:30 –3:30 p.m. — TBT Youth Group.
* Jan. 15 — No Religious School
* Jan. 20 from 6:30– 7:30 p.m. — 2nd and 3rd Grade Dinner.
* Jan. 20 from 7:30– 9:30 p.m. — Shabbat Service: In the chapel.
* Jan. 21 from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. — Family/Children’s Shabbat Service: In the chapel.
* Jan. 21 from 10:30 - 12 p.m. — Learner’s Shabbat Service: In the chapel.
* Jan. 22 —9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. — Religious School: Goddard School
* Jan. 29 from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. — Religious School: Goddard School.
Wellspring Church celebrates Epiphany, Sunday, Jan. 8, with special music and reflections on the coming of Christ’s light to the world. Wellspring worships at 10 a.m., at Centreville Fire Station # 17, Old Centreville Road., Centreville. Sunday school for children meets during worship, and the worship hour is followed by fellowship with fair trade coffee and treats.
Wellspring is thoughtful, prayerful, justice-seeking, and open and affirming to seekers of all backgrounds. Wellspring is part of the "God is still speaking" movement in the United Church of Christ. Call Pastor Jeremy McLeod at 703-257-4111, or check the Web site at Wellspringucc.org.
Wellspring’s Vespers will be a traditional Kwanzaa family celebration on Sunday, Jan. 8 at 5 p.m., at the Unity Center, 14088 Sullyfield Circle, Chantilly. In addition to candle-lighting and readings in recognition of the new year, there will be music, African dance, and a big pot-luck supper for all. Visitors are welcome.
Access, the disability ministry of McLean Bible Church, in Tysons Corner, presents the first of its 2006 community education seminars on Monday, Jan. 9 at 7:30 p.m. as behavioral consultant, Anie Tandler, discusses Back to School, Part 2: New Tools and Strategies for Success. Family therapist, Tim Sweeney, previously snowed out, returns to MBC on Monday, Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 1410 to present Strategies for Marital and Family Growth. The evening is free and everyone is welcome. Visit access.mcleanbible.org or call 703-770-2942.
ESL Classes. Register on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 7-9 p.m. Registration fee is $10. Text books are $20, returning students do not need to buy a new book if they repeat the same class level. There are three levels: Basic, Intermediate and Advanced. The class schedule is Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-9 p.m. Classes start Jan. 17 and end on March 23. Childcare provided. At Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 5114 Twinbrook Road, Fairfax. Call 703-323-9500 or go to www.lordoflifelutheran.com.
Congregation Beth Emeth, a Conservative Synagogue in Herndon, will host a Singles Shabbat on Friday, Jan. 13 at 8 p.m. Meet new friends and celebrate Shabbat; come early and enjoy a nosh and wine before services at 7:30 p.m. This event is Co-Sponsored by the JCC of Northern Virginia and Congregation Beth Emeth. The JCC schedules monthly Singles Shabbat services and singles social activities for all age groups. Visit the Web site at www.jccnv.org. For directions to Congregation Beth Emeth, go to www.bethemeth.org or call 703-860-4515.
Women's Breakfast. Centreville Baptist Church is hosting a Women's Breakfast on Saturday morning, Jan. 21, from 8:30-10:45 a.m. Breakfast and a fun time of looking at "True Things," as we explore what God says is true about you. Call 703-830-3333.
Women's Bible Studies. The Women's Ministry of Centreville Baptist Church will offer a number of Bible studies beginning in 2006:
* Sunday evenings, beginning Jan. 15: The Patriarchs, by Beth Moore;
* Tuesday mornings, beginning Jan. 17: Search for Significance;
* Tuesday mornings, beginning Feb. 14: The Bible: What's in it for me? (Come and ask all your questions about God and how to have a relationship with Him!)
* Wednesday evenings, beginning Jan. 18: Search for Significance;
Thursday Mornings, beginning Jan. 12: Design for Discipleship series of studies;
Contact Centreville Baptist Church at 703-830-3333 or visit www.cbcva.org.
New Life Christian Church is forming a new Grief Share Group for persons who are experiencing the hurt associated with loss of a loved one. The group meets for 12 sessions using a video-based discussion format and is effective in helping survivors deal with the issues faced by persons going through a period of grief. Contact Leslie Delp at 703-815-6274.
Chabad of Northern Virginia announces the creation of a new idea. An enrollment campaign dubbed "Enroll today for a Jewish tomorrow." The campaign seeks to attract parents of children ages 2-5 who would like to consider a Jewish pre-school education with a strong focus on small class size and the individualization of each child. Significantly reduced tuition packages are available.
The open house for the "Gan Israel Preschool" on Sunday, Jan. 8 at 7:30 p.m. will have answers to questions and inquiries. Come meet parents of the Gan Israel family and find out what everyone is talking about.
Schedule a tour of the new center-based classrooms and facility. Call the office at 703-426-1980 or via E-mail at email@example.com-
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets at Centreville Baptist Church on alternate Friday mornings. Do you think spaghetti is a finger food? Write your grocery list in crayon? Come join other moms for encouragement and support. Contact Centreville Baptist Church at 703-830-3333 or visit www.cbcva.org
New Life Christian Church is once again offering two Divorce Care Groups, one meeting on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. at Westfield High School (child care provided) and one home group which meets on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. Both are video-based seminar groups for people who are experiencing difficulty with their separation or divorce. The groups provide sound information about ways to heal from the hurt and cope with the life pressures which accompany separation and divorce. Groups are free. Contact Jon Williams at 703-505-4525 or Deeanne Rampey at 703-266-8357.
Temple Beth Torah is a Reform Jewish congregation and member of the Union of Reform Judaism (URJ) that meets at St. John's Episcopal Church in the heart of Centreville. Religious school is held at the Goddard School in Chantilly. The congregation offers the Northern Virginia Jewish community services that provide numerous spiritual, educational, support and social opportunities including religious school for member children age 3 through Bar/Bat Mitzvah and confirmation. The congregation welcomes members of the community to attend any of the services or events. Call 703-263-2252 or visit www.BethTorah.net.
Upcoming Services and Events:
YAWEH (You Are Welcome Here) will be held on the first Sunday of each month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. for a Christian discussion group reinforcing God's love for the GLBTQ community (and the people who love them.) The discussion is led by Pastor Sandi John and Minister of Music Dean Jenkins. The gathering is an informal time of worship, instruction and fellowship. Call the church office at 703-471-5225, e-mail Pastor@WashingtonPlazaChurch.com and/or see the Web site at www.WashingtonPlazaChurch.com for directions. The church is located at 1615 Washington Plaza, Reston.
Shepherd Gate Church is now offering two services: 9 and 10:45 a.m. The church is located at 4310 Pleasant Valley Road, Chantilly. Visit www.shepherdgate.org or call 703-961-1040.
Unity Life Center of Chantilly holds Sunday services and youth education at 10 a.m. with the Revs. Cynthia Vermillion-Foster and Don Foster. The church is located at 14088-C Sullyfield Circle, Chantilly. Call 703-263-7645 or visit www.unitylife.org.
St. John's Episcopal Church offers the following: Sunday Eucharist services are at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. A nursery for children up to age 3 is available. Opportunities for adult, youth and child enrichment are offered. On Wednesdays, a Eucharist and Healing Service is held at 9:15 a.m. Call 703-803-7500 or visit www.stjohnscentreville.org, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The church is located at 5649 Mount Gilead Road, Centreville.
Cedar Run Community Church is a non-denominational Christian church. It meets for Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. at Waples Mill Elementary off Waples Mill Road in the Fair Oaks area. There's a Promiseland children's ministry for newborns through sixth-graders, as well as a dynamic, safe place for teens at the student ministry meeting during the Sunday service. Call 703-968-7312 or visit www.cedarrun.net.
Capital Worship Center will hold weekly worship services at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays, and Bible study and worship services on Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m. at Centre Ridge Elementary School, 14400 New Braddock Road, Centreville. Also offered at this time will be youth services, children's fellowship and a nursery. Call 703-530-8100.
Christ the Redeemer Episcopal Church holds a contemporary worship service on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. at Centreville Elementary School in Centreville. Sunday school and a nursery are provided on Sundays. Visit www.connectwithctr.com. or call 703-502-1732.
New Hope Fellowship currently meets at 10:50 a.m. at the Greenbriar Community Center each Sunday. The center is located at 4615 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly. Call 703-591-2948.
Body & Soul Aerobics and Strength Training Classes is a fitness program choreographed to today's Christian music, and offers great fellowship with other women. Classes are currently held at Centreville Baptist Church on Route 29 just south of Stone Road. Class times are Monday and Thursday, 9:30-11 a.m. and Saturday morning, 7:30 a.m. Call ahead for childcare at 703-830-3333.
Community Care Groups at New Life Christian Church
The following are ongoing support groups which meet at Westfield High School on Sunday mornings or as indicated. Contact Community Care Minister Ron Furgerson at 703-266-0118 or email@example.com.
* Food Freedom — A Celebrate Recovery Support Group. This group uses a proven Biblical approach to promote healing from compulsive eating problems. The group meets at Westfield High School at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday. Child Care is provided.
* Help for Hurts, Habits, and Hang-Ups — A Celebrate Recovery Group. This group uses the 12-step approach coupled with the teachings of Jesus to help overcome or cope with all types of addictions, compulsions and life problems. The group meets at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday at Westfield High School. Child care is provided.
* Dealing with Divorce — A Divorce Care Support Group. This is a video-based seminar group for people who are separated or divorced. The group is a place to receive sound information about ways to heal from the hurt and to cope with the life pressures which accompany separation and divorce. The group meets at 11 a.m. each Sunday at Westfield High School. Child care is provided.
Healthy Boundaries — Getting Control of Your Life. The group helps the over-stressed, over-worked and over-committed to gain control of their lives through developing healthy, balanced relationships. The group meets at 7:30 p.m. each Thursday at 13777 Laurel Rock Drive; Clifton.
Beth Moore Bible study series “Living Beyond Yourself: Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit” will be offered for women Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 5114 Twinbrook Road, Fairfax. Workbooks are $15. Call 703-323-9500 or visit www.lordoflifelutheran.com.
Adults, single or married, are invited to join Saint Andrew Lutheran Church's Adult Fellowship team. Church is located at 14640 Soucy Place, Centreville. E-mail Pam Gehle at Gehles4@yahoo.com or Linda Schwarz at Linda.Schwarz@cox.net with any new ideas or interest in planning or hosting an event.
The Activity Center at Saint Andrew Lutheran Church is every Sunday after the 11 a.m. Service's Children's Sermon. Children ages 3-7 go to the preschool area while parents listen to the sermon without interruption from little ones. Adult volunteers who are scheduled about once every two to three months are needed. Church is located at 14640 Soucy Place, Centreville. Call Kathy Uffelman at 703-830-2768 with questions or to volunteer.