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"Daughters of the King: Princess in Pajamas," a conference addressing the needs of contemporary teen girls, is meeting Nov. 3-5, at the Fairfax Church of Christ, 3901 Rugby Road, Fairfax. The Christian group Shades of Green from Orlando, Fla., leads praise and worship during the weekend. The conference begins Friday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m., and ends Sunday, Nov. 6, at 4 p.m. The $40 registration fee includes lunches and snacks. The fee is $45 at the door. For more, visit www.fxcc.org/daughtersoftheking or e-mail Lisa Bosley at lisa@fxcc.org.

The Springfield United Methodist Church has a blood drive Monday, Nov. 6 from 3-8 p.m. at the church, 7047 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. Walk-ins welcome. 703-951-2375.

Fairfax Church of Christ, 3901 Rugby Road, Fairfax, offers an online pumpkin carving contest. Free ice cream sundaes for winners in several categories. Send pictures of carved pumpkins to pumpkin@fxcc.org. Winners will be posted on www.fxcc.org.

Jubilee Christian Center hosts Dr. Azmy Iskander, retired medical doctor, speaking at the Healing Service about a recent medical missions trip to the Philippines on Sunday, Nov. 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the center, located at 4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. Call 703-383-1170 for information or visit www.jccag.org.

Olive Branch International offers an evening of classical vocal music, spirituals and hymns featuring E. Daryl Duff Friday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. at Barcroft Bible Church, 9401 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. Learn more about OBI’s humanitarian service to the international military. Donations will be received. Light refreshments. Call 703-768-7744 or e-mail inoni@cox.net for more information. Visit www.obi-intl.org.

The Senior High Youth of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church has its fourth annual Holiday Showcase Nov. 11, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the church fellowship hall, 8304 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. Free. Vendors include Southern Living at Home, Mary Kay, Silpada Jewelry and more. For more, contact Susan D. Wenger at 703-790-4687 or at swenger@wcsr.com.

Springfield United Methodist Church has its 25th Anniversary Silent Auction Sunday, Nov. 12 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the church, 7047 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. The auction celebrates the 25th anniversary of the preschool at the church, the Christian Weekday Program. Come bid on items from a handmade quilt to martial arts training to dining out packages. For more, visit www.springfieldvaumc.org.

The Jewish Learning Institute offers a Jewish adult education course, “You Be The Judge,” every Monday and Tuesday beginning in November 7:30-9 p.m., at Chabad Community Campus, 3939 Prince William Drive, Fairfax. For more or to reserve a space, call 703-426-1980, or e-mail chabadnova@gmail.com.

The 21st annual Thanksgiving Interfaith Service is Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Burke Presbyterian Church, 5690 Oak Leather Dr., Burke. Service participants include Rabbi Bruce Aft of Congregation Adat Reyim, Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Braxton, Surah Al-Fatiha, Burke Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir, Congregation Adat Reyim Choir and others. For more or to volunteer in the service, contact Burke Presbyterian at 703-764-0456.

The Franconia United Methodist Church's craft group offers a fall and Christmas bazaar, bake sale and lunch Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at the church fellowship hall, 6037 Franconia Road, Alexandria. For more, call Rheba Richard 703-971-4362 or e-mail at Rirrichard@aol.com.

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

* Messiah's Music Ministries seeks singers for the 16th annual concert of Handel's Messiah (Christmas portion) on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. Adult and high school singers in the community are welcome. Rehearsals are in the sanctuary on Sunday evenings Nov. 12, 19 and 26 from 8-10 p.m., with a final rehearsal plus orchestra Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Singers are required to attend at least three of the four rehearsals. For more, call Roger Miller at 703-569-9862, ext. 204.

* Single adults of all ages are invited to a Coffee House on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Youth Center. Jarrett Laskey will play guitar. Bring $5 and a dessert to share. Coffee, hot tea and sodas available. For more, contact Rev. Debbie Fambro at 703-569-9862, ext. 213 e-mail dfambro@messiahumc.org.

Sydenstricker United Methodist Church offers the annual Sydenstricker Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 4, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Sydenstricker United Methodist Church, 8508 Hooes Road, Springfield. The sales benefit the youth and missions of the church. For more, call 703-451-8223.

St. Raymond's Catholic Church offers its ninth annual "Craft Bazaar" on Friday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 11, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church Parish Hall, 6222 Franconia Road, Alexandria. Features fall and holiday gifts and decorations as well as raffle items and baked goods. Free. Proceeds benefit the St. Raymond's Building Fund. For more, contact Janice Gorrie at 703-690-1855 or Mary K. Randazzo, coordinator, at 703-455-4209.

New World Unity Church, at its new location at The Cary Building, 8136 Old Keene Mill Road, A-209 in Springfield, offers the following events and services. Call 703-913-8560 or visit www.NewWorldUnity.org for more.

* Sunday celebration service with music, meditation and a message every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. World Peace Meditation begins at 10 a.m. while youth and family ministry, serving infants to teens, provides age-appropriate lessons and activities during the children’s Sunday celebration. The Metaphysical Bookstore is also available on Sundays.

* Men of Spirit, the community’s men’s group, enjoys fellowship and discussion on Sundays from 9-9:45 a.m.

* Just the FAQs, an informal gathering to address any questions about Unity in general or New World Unity specifically, is Sunday, Nov. 5 at 12 p.m.

* First Sunday Prayer Service is on Nov. 5, at 7 p.m., with a Quaker-style Clearness Committee.

Temple B'nai Shalom has its monthly Tot Shabbat Service on Friday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. The theme for this service will be Being Thankful. This service is geared for all children from infants through age 6. The temple is located at 7612 Old Ox Road in Fairfax Station. Call 703-764-2901 with questions.

Divorce Care is a weekly Bible Study care group that helps those who are transitioning through a divorce. The group meets every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the church parlor at First Baptist Church of Springfield, 7300 Gary St., Springfield. Childcare and children's activities are provided. Call 703-451-1500.

Metropolitan Community Church of Northern Virginia, located at 10383 Democracy Lane, Fairfax, presents worship services on Sundays at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. and choir practice (open to all) on Tuesdays at 7:15 p.m. Visit www.mccnova.com or call 703-691-0930.

Church of the Nativity offers a free general bereavement support group open to all adults on the first and third Thursday of each month 7:30-9 p.m. The church is located at 6400 Nativity Lane, Burke. Call 703-455-2400, ext. 17.

Burke Presbyterian Church, located at 5690 Oak Leather Drive, Burke, offers a coffeehouse worship service on Saturdays at 5:30 p.m., for people who may be unavailable Sunday mornings or are seeking a break from a more traditional style of worship. The service offers the same lesson and sermon as the Sunday service, but in a less formal environment. A nursery is provided for young children. Burke Presbyterian Church is located at 5690 Oak Leather Drive, Burke.

Arabic Bible Baptist Church is located at 5424 Ox Road in Fairfax Station. Pastor: Tony Ghareeb. Call 703-273-5599 or e-mail to Tghareeb@wmconnect.com.

The Fairfax Church of Christ sponsors a 16-week Divorce Recovery support group every Monday at 7 p.m. at the church. Call 703-631-2100 or visit www.fxcc.org. The Fairfax Church of Christ is located at 3901 Rugby Road, Fairfax.

Bible study at 7 p.m. at Silverbrook United Methodist Church, 8616 Silverbrook Road, Lorton. E-mail silverbrookumc@verizon.net.

A new casual worship service with a praise band is at 9:45 a.m. at Sydenstricker United Methodist Church, 8508 Hooes Road in Springfield. Visit www.sumcdisciples.org or call 703-451-8223.

St. Matthew's United Methodist Church offers Crossroads, a new 'come as you are' worship service each Saturday evening at 5 p.m. at 8617 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Visit www.stmatthewsumc.org or call 703-978-3500.

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, at Truro Church, located at 10520 Main St., Fairfax, in the church fellowship hall on the lower level. Call Amanda Qreitem at 703-222-2332 or e-mail amandazubi@hotmail.com.

All are welcome to join the Fresh Fire congregation every Sunday for a service at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Sackey and his congregation invite all to participate in preaching and teaching, praise and worship, in a Christ-centered ministry. Fresh Fire International Center meets at the Chinese Martial Arts Building, 8426-B Lee Highway, Fairfax, opposite the BMW Fairfax; entrance is in the back. Call 703-815-8950.

Faith Communities In Action meets the first Wednesday of every other month from 2-4 p.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center, Conference Rooms 2 and 3, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax.

Interfaith Devotions. The Baha'i of Fairfax County Southwest offers "Interfaith Devotions: World Peace and Unity" for the general public on Saturdays. These free devotional gatherings are at the Pohick Regional Library, Room #1, located at 6450 Sydenstricker Rd. Burke, 22015.

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.

Beth El Hebrew Congregation has services at 8:15 p.m. on Fridays and at 10:30 am on Saturdays at 3830 Seminary Road, Alexandria. Religious school is on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings. Adult learning opportunities take place throughout the year. Tot Shabbat is at 11 a.m. on the first and third Saturdays of the month. Kolot Shabbat, a musical service, is the first Friday of every month at 7:30 p.m. For more, call 703-370-9400 or visit www.bethelhebrew.org.

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

* 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.

* Heartline. A contemporary praise and worship service Sunday evenings at 7:15 p.m.

* GriefShare. A support group for people grieving the death of someone close. Sundays from 2-3:30 p.m., for 13 weeks. For information contact Irene Rich, director of Congregational Care at 703-569-9862, ext. 212.

* Young adult small group opportunities are Sundays at 11 a.m., studying the Book of Acts, and Mondays at 7 p.m., studying the Book of Luke.

New World Unity Church is a spiritual community dedicated to "building a consciousness of Oneness." For more, call 703-913-8560, e-mail newworld.unity@verizon.net or visit www.NewWorldUnity.org. The church offers the following services, classes and events at its new location, The Cary Building, 8136 Old Keene Mill Road, A-209, Springfield:

* The first Sunday of each month, the 7 p.m. prayer service features a different, interactive form of prayer.

* SpiritSong, a vocal ensemble, meets Mondays for song and fellowship at 7:30 p.m. Auditions not necessary.

The Vajrayogini Buddhist Center offers classes on Buddhist philosophy and meditation at Unity of Fairfax, 2854 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, on Tuesday evenings from 7- 8:30 p.m. Beginners to Buddhism and meditation are always welcome. $10 donation.

International Calvary Church is a Christ, Bible and Spirit- centered church. Sunday services are as follows: English services at 9:45 a.m., Korean services at 11:30 a.m. and youth services at 11:30 a.m. Sunday School is as follows: English classes at 11:30 a.m. and children's classes at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible study and Youth Meeting are at 8 p.m. and Friday Prayer and Youth Meeting take place at 8:30 p.m. For more information, call 703-569-1918. The International Calvary Church is located at 5700 Hanover Ave., Springfield.

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is for people who are interested in becoming Catholic or learning about the Catholic Church. A group will be meeting on Wednesdays, at 7:30 p.m., at St. Leo the Great Church, 3704 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax in the Old Parish Hall and will continue to meet throughout the school year. Call Martha Malloy at 703-273-5369.

Jubilee Christian Center is offering free English classes as a second language during its Sunday School time, 10:10-10:50 a.m. on Sundays at 4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. 703-383-1170.

St. Leo the Great in Fairfax hosts “Night of Praise” the first Saturday of each month, featuring praise music and Eucharist adoration at 7 p.m. Located at 3704 Old Lee Highway in Fairfax.

The Immanuel Bible Church MOPS group meets every Monday 7-9 p.m., at Immanuel Bible Church, 6911 Braddock Road, Springfield. MOPS is a group for pregnant or parenting mothers of children from infancy to kindergarten. For more, call Michelle Wright at 703-922-4295 or visit www.MOPS.org.

Church of the Nativity offers a free general bereavement support group, 7:30-9 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at the church, 6400 Nativity Lane, near Old Keene Mill Road and Lee Chapel Road in Burke. Open to all adults. For more information call Carol Mack at 703-455-2400 ext. 17.

The Shalem Institute is offering free monthly prayer opportunities in Fairfax. The time together will be devoted to relaxation, the presentation of different prayer practices, silence, journal keeping and small group sharing. No experience is required and participants may attend regularly or drop in. Donations are accepted. Meetings take place the third Monday of the month from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Providence Presbyterian Church, 9019 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. Ann Kulp, Kathy Spaar and Tad Wicker lead the meetings. To register for these events or for more information, visit www.shalem.org or call 301-897-7334.

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 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.

Beth El Hebrew Congregation has services at on Fridays, at 8:15 p.m. and Saturdays, at 10:30 a.m., at 3830 Seminary Road, Alexandria. Religious school is on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings. Adult learning opportunities take place throughout the year. Tot Shabbat is on the first and third Saturdays of the month at 11 a.m. Kolot Shabbat, a musical service, is the first Friday of every month at 7:30 p.m. For more, call 703-370-9400 or visit www.bethelhebrew.org.

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

* 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.

* Heartline. A contemporary praise and worship service Sunday evenings at 7:15 p.m.

* GriefShare. A support group for people grieving the death of someone close. Sundays from 2-3:30 p.m., for 13 weeks. For information contact Irene Rich, director of Congregational Care at 703-569-9862, ext. 212.

* Young adult small group opportunities are Sundays at 11 a.m., studying the Book of Acts, and Mondays at 7 p.m., studying the Book of Luke.

New World Unity Church is a spiritual community dedicated to "building a consciousness of Oneness." For more, call 703-913-8560, e-mail newworld.unity@verizon.net or visit www.NewWorldUnity.org. The church offers the following services, classes and events at its new location, The Cary Building, 8136 Old Keene Mill Road, A-209, Springfield:

* The first Sunday of each month, the 7 p.m. prayer service features a different, interactive form of prayer.

* SpiritSong, a vocal ensemble, meets Mondays for song and fellowship at 7:30 p.m. Auditions not necessary.

The Vajrayogini Buddhist Center offers classes on Buddhist philosophy and meditation at Unity of Fairfax, 2854 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, on Tuesday evenings from 7- 8:30 p.m. Beginners to Buddhism and meditation are always welcome. $10 donation.

International Calvary Church is a Christ, Bible and Spirit- centered church. Sunday services are as follows: English services at 9:45 a.m., Korean services at 11:30 a.m. and youth services at 11:30 a.m. Sunday School is as follows: English classes at 11:30 a.m. and children's classes at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible study and Youth Meeting are at 8 p.m. and Friday Prayer and Youth Meeting take place at 8:30 p.m. For more information, call 703-569-1918. The International Calvary Church is located at 5700 Hanover Ave., Springfield.

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is for people who are interested in becoming Catholic or learning about the Catholic Church. A group will be meeting on Wednesdays, at 7:30 p.m., at St. Leo the Great Church, 3704 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax in the Old Parish Hall and will continue to meet throughout the school year. Call Martha Malloy at 703-273-5369.

Jubilee Christian Center is offering free English classes as a second language during its Sunday School time, 10:10-10:50 a.m. on Sundays at 4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. 703-383-1170.

St. Leo the Great in Fairfax hosts “Night of Praise” the first Saturday of each month, featuring praise music and Eucharist adoration at 7 p.m. Located at 3704 Old Lee Highway in Fairfax.

The Immanuel Bible Church MOPS group meets every Monday 7-9 p.m., at Immanuel Bible Church, 6911 Braddock Road, Springfield. MOPS is a group for pregnant or parenting mothers of children from infancy to kindergarten. For more, call Michelle Wright at 703-922-4295 or visit www.MOPS.org.

Church of the Nativity offers a free general bereavement support group, 7:30-9 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at the church, 6400 Nativity Lane, near Old Keene Mill Road and Lee Chapel Road in Burke. Open to all adults. For more information call Carol Mack at 703-455-2400 ext. 17.

The Shalem Institute is offering free monthly prayer opportunities in Fairfax. The time together will be devoted to relaxation, the presentation of different prayer practices, silence, journal keeping and small group sharing. No experience is required and participants may attend regularly or drop in. Donations are accepted. Meetings take place the third Monday of the month from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Providence Presbyterian Church, 9019 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. Ann Kulp, Kathy Spaar and Tad Wicker lead the meetings. To register for these events or for more information, visit www.shalem.org or call 301-897-7334.

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 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.

Beth El Hebrew Congregation holds services at 8:15 p.m. on Fridays and 10 a.m. on Saturdays. Religious school is on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings. Adult learning opportunities take place throughout the year. Tot Shobbat at 11 a.m. on first and third Saturdays. Koloa Shabbat (musical service) the first Friday of every month at 7:30 p.m. The center is located at 3830 Seminary Road, Alexandria. Call 703-370-9400 or visit www.bethelhebrew.org.

First Baptist Church of Springfield has Sunday services at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., Sunday school at 9:15 a.m., Hispanic worship service at 9 a.m., Korean worship service at 2 p.m., and an Ethiopian service at 12:15 p.m. The pastor is Jim Weaver. Church is located at 7300 Gary St., Springfield. 703-451-1500. For more, visit www.fbcspringfield.org.

Fairfax Christian Church, located at 10185 Main St., Fairfax, presents a class that explores traditional Christian spiritual practices of meditation and healing on Sundays from 5:30-7 p.m. To register, call 703-385-3520 or e-mail fairfaxchristian1@verizon.net.

Clifton Presbyterian Church, located at 12748 Richards Lane, Clifton, offers Sunday worship services at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Call 703-830-3175.

St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church, located at 6720 Union Mill Road, Clifton, conducts Sunday masses at 7:30 a.m., 8:45 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. It also offers a Saturday vigil at 5:30 p.m. and a Wednesday Latin mass at 7 p.m. Call 703-817-1770 or visit www.st-andrew.org.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8304 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield, offers casual worship services on Saturday evenings at 5:30 p.m. featuring contemporary music.

More traditional services take place on Sunday mornings at 8:15 and 11 a.m. Sunday School is at 9:45-10:45 a.m. for children. The church also offers discussion groups for adults. Call 703-451-5855.

Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, located at 8336 Carrleigh Parkway in Springfield, supports a Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) program on the first Wednesday of each month. Meetings are 9:30-11 a.m. at the church. All mothers and children are welcome. The program provides mothers an opportunity to get to know other mothers through discussions and craft activities. The children will be cared for by adults in the MOPPET program. Cost is $3 per session. Register by stopping by the church or calling 703-451-5320.

Congregation Adat Reyim offers services Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday at 7:40 p.m. Hebrew school is available on Sunday at 9 a.m. and Sunday and Monday evenings at 5:30 p.m. Preschool is available Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m. It is a progressive conservative congregation with educational programs for preschoolers through high schoolers. The synagogue is located at 6500 Westerbury Oaks Court in Springfield. Call 703-569-7577 or visit www.adatreyim.org.

New Jerusalem Temple, 8850 Cross Chase Circle, Fairfax Station, conducts Sunday services at 10 a.m. at Halley Elementary and Bible studies on Tuesdays. Contact Pastor Florine Murphy at 703-922-3791.

The Spiritual Parenting support group meets the first Sunday of every month, 12-1 p.m., at Washington Irving Middle School in Springfield. For more information, visit www.NewWorldUnity.org or call 703-690-7925. Childcare is available on request.

Burke Community Church offers a weekly group for men called Men's Fraternity to help discover authentic manhood as directed through the Word of God. Tuesdays, 6 a.m., at 9900 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield.