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Vacation Bible School Fiesta at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in McLean. VBS week is June 26-29 from 9 a.m. until noon. Kids from 4-years-old to fifth grade are welcome. Cost is $30 for the first child in a family and $25 for each additional child. Register by June 1. Registration forms can be picked up at the church office or www.redeemer-mclean.org.
Yard Sale. Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church, 1301 Trap Road, Vienna, is holding its 28th annual yard sale Saturday, June 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Items for sale include clothing, toys and garden tools. Space is available for $15. All donated items must work. No automotive, computers or exercise equipment. Call 703-759-3509.
Great Falls United Methodist Church yard sale Saturday, June 3 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Come shop or sell. Spaces available for $20. E-mail Carol Wesley Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-582-1640. Rain date will be June 10.
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. ELC is hosting Matthew Smith from Indelible Grace in concert on Saturday, June 3 at 7 p.m. for an evening of music and worship. 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. Beginning Wednesday, June 21 and continuing 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.
Immanuel Presbyterian Church will host a concert of sacred choral music by the Voices of Grace Mastersingers of Orange Park, Fla. on June 4 at 4 p.m. All are invited to enjoy this free performance in the sanctuary at 1125 Savile Lane in McLean. Call 703-356-3042 or visit www.ipcmclean.org.
The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in McLean invites people to its June Faith and Life Forums.
Sunday, June 4, Redeemer member, Harold Hofstad, will discuss “The Theology of Paul Tillich.”
Sunday, June 11, the Rev. Dr. Robert Driver-Bishop, Redeemer’s prospective new senior pastor, will lead an informal question and answer session. Lutheran Church of the Redeemer is located at 1545 Chain Bridge Road in McLean. Visit www.redeemer-mclean.org or call 703-356-3346. The Faith and Life Forum season ends June 11. The new season will begin in September.
Game Night at Wesley United Methodist Church. Wednesday, June 7 from 6-7:30 p.m. A light dinner will be served at 6 p.m. followed by game tables for various games, including Scrabble, checkers and pinochle. The cost is $1 per adult, and children are free. The church is located at 711 Spring St., S.E., Vienna. Call 703-938-8700.
The Spirituality of John Paul II: A retreat day of prayer, input, reflection and sharing will be held June 7, 9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at Dominican Retreat, 7103 Old Dominion Drive, McLean.
Mary Beth Connor Newkument, the vice-president of Lumen Catechetical Consultants of Washington, D.C. will present two dynamic conferences highlighting two major aspects of the deep spirituality of Pope John Paul II. The first focuses on his Marian devotion in “The Mystery of Mary in the Life and Papacy of John Paul II,” and the second shows his deep regard for the full development of each person in “The Dignity of the Human Person.” The retreat program day includes prayer, conferences, lunch, and mass. The suggested offering is $45 per person ($5 discount for seniors). Reservations required. Call 703-356-4243 or visit www.dominicanretreat.org.
The community is invited to the annual Church Picnic hosted by Redeemer Lutheran Church in McLean, on June 11, at noon on the front lawn. There will be hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, and snow cones along with many games, and activities for the children, including a moon bounce. Dress casually and bring a blanket to sit on. All are welcome.
Wesley United Methodist Church is offering a Summer Music Camp from June l9-23 from 9 a.m.-noon for children ages 3-5. Robbie Schaeffer will lead the program. Cost is $100. Call 703-938-8700.
The Music in McLean Concert Series Third Wednesday at One Organ Recital will be held with organist Ronald Stolk Wednesday, June 21, at 1 p.m. at Saint Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike McLean. Free. Call 703-356-0670. Stolk is director of music and organist at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Washington, D.C.
The Church of the Good Shepherd, a United Methodist Church located at 2351 Hunter Mill Road, Vienna, invites all children age 3 to rising fifth-graders to come to "Fiesta! Where Kids Are Fired Up About Jesus!" Each day will include Bible learning children can see, hear, touch and taste. Bible Point Crafts, team-building games, music and treats are some of the activities planned. Children will participate in a hands-on mission project that involves nearly a million other children across North America. Call 703-281-3987. Deadline for registration is June 23. Cost is $20.
“Gifts of Creation and Noah’s Ark” will be offered at 6:30 p.m. on June 25, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in McLean, 1545 Chain Bridge Road. This service welcomes children and pet owners to celebrate God’s blessings. Pets must be on a leash and under control. Water will be provided for the pets. The service will be in the Sharon Keillor wing on the Chain Bridge Road side of the Church. Visit www.lutherinst.org, the church Web site at www.redeemer-mclean.org, or call 703-356-3346.
Body and Soul Fitness Classes offer a blend of cardio, strength training, Pilates, core strengthening and flexibility set to contemporary Christian music. Classes at the McLean Bible Church, 8925 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, are Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:45-11:15 a.m., childcare available. Contact Mary Ward at 703-754-3722. Classes at McLean Presbyterian Church, 1020 Balls Hill Road, are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30-1:15 p.m., strength training only. Call Dana Elsnick at 703-847-9814. Classes at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 2589 Chain Bridge Road, Vienna, are on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:15-10:30 a.m., low impact. Call Lynn Mosteller at 703-698-8624. Classes at Epiphany United Methodist Church, 1014 Country Club Drive, N.E., Vienna, are Mondays from 9:15-10:15 a.m., low impact. Call Lynn Mosteller at 703-698-8624. Classes at Grace Presbyterian Church, 2381 Cedar Lane, Vienna, are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:45-11 a.m., childcare available. Call Lynne Brents at 703-242-8826. Visit www.bodyandsoul.org for additional class listings or call 888-660-SOUL.