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Vienna Baptist Church has called the Rev. Dr. Robert E. (Bob) Albritton to serve as its senior pastor. He comes from Millbrook Baptist Church in Raleigh, N.C., where he has served since 1994. He earned his Ph.D. in Christian philosophy and theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Albritton was born in Lake Wales, Fla., where he was ordained at First Baptist Church in 1976. In addition to Millbrook Baptist Church, he has served other Baptist congregations in Montevallo, Ala.; Columbus, Ohio; and New Albany, Ind. He is married to Rev. Becky Neil Albritton, a pastoral counselor, who grew up in Nigeria with her missionary parents. They have two children, Neil and Anne.
All Aboard the Gospel Express-Vacation Bible Study will be offered the week of July 31-Aug. 4 from 9 a.m,-noon, for children ages 3-10. The week will be at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 9220 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. It is offered by St. Francis, Christ the King Lutheran Church and the Dranseville Church of the Brethren. To register, call 703-759-2082.
Saint John's Catholic Church, 6420 Linway Terrace, McLean, is offering inquiry catechism classes for anyone interested in the Catholic faith. Call Saint John's office of evangelization at 703-504-8733
Emmanuel Lutheran Church offers a full range of education, music, worship and outreach programs. Sunday worship is at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Child care is available at all services. Fiesta! Bible School is being held July 24-28. Children age 4 through grade six will enjoy a week of songs, Bible stories, crafts, outreach projects and more. Early registration (before June 1) costs $20 per child. Every Wednesday evening throughout the summer, Emmanuel Lutheran will hold L.I.F.T. (Living in Faith Together) and Laugh, consisting of a simple meal at 6:30 p.m., a praise worship service at 7 and a fun activity at 7:30. Activities include kickball, ice cream social, magician and more. The church is located at 2589 Chain Bridge Road, Vienna. Call 703-938-2119 or visit www.elcvienna.org.
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. Call 703-455-4003 or visit www.saint-athanasius.org. St. Athanasius is located at 114 Kingsley Road S.W., Vienna.
Vienna Assembly of God is sponsoring a Vacation Bible School with a sports theme. Mega Sports Camp offers skill training for basketball, soccer or cheerleading along with spiritual formation. Call 703-938-7736, see www.viennaag.com for registration forms, or come by any Sunday morning at the corner of Center Street, N., and Ayrhill Avenue, N.E. The cost is $50 for grades one through six. The camp location will be at Glyndon Park, 300 Glyndon St., N.E., Vienna.
Saint John's Catholic Church, 6420 Linway Terrace, McLean, holds weekly Bible study seminars. Call the office of evangelization at 703-504-8733.
McLean Presbyterian Church 1020 Balls Hill Road, McLean, offers worship times on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. (this service is ASL interpreted). Adult Education classes are offered at these same hours, and a children’s ministry "Kingdom Kids," also offers Sunday School at both service times. Senior pastor is the Rev. Dr. John R. Hutchinson. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 703.821.0800 or visit www.mcleanpres.org.
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. Visit www.mcleanbible.org. Frontline services are Sunday nights at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The 5:30 p.m. Frontline service includes sign interpretation. Visit www.frontline.to. The church is located at 8925 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. Call 703-790-5590; 703-770-2939 (TTY). McLean Bible Church was established in 1965, and the senior pastor is Lon Solomon.
Vienna Presbyterian Church holds the following events/services. The church is located at 124 Park St. S.E., Vienna. Call 703-938-9050 or visit www.viennapres.org.
* Cross Roads. Young adults meet each Wednesday, from 7:30-9 p.m., at 146 Maple Ave. Contact Amy Reeves at firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Teacher Support Group. The group meets the third Monday of each month, from 7-8 p.m. Call Gail Allen at 703-476-3931.
* Book discussion group. The book club meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Contact Ronniejean Irvin at 703- 273-4113.
* Adult Bible Studies. Classes take place Tuesday or Wednesday evenings. For information on Tuesday group, call Barbara Greig at 703-242-3511; Wednesday group, call Dave Gifford at 703-255-9366.