Faith Notes

Faith Notes

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Movie Screening. St. Mark's Lutheran Church hosts a showing of "An Inconvenient Truth" Sunday, Oct. 8 from 2-4 p.m., with speaker Dr. Peter Hildebrand providing a climate scientist's perspective on the movie. The program is at St. Mark's Church, 5800 Backlick Road, Springfield. Popcorn and refreshments available. Part of Greater Washington Interfaith Power & Light's "Spotlight on Global Warming." For more, contact Dan Ancona at or 703-451-4331.

The Celebration Singers present a concert Saturday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Springfield United Methodist Church, 7047 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. A love offering will be taken to benefit "All God's Children," a camp for children of incarcerated mothers. For more information, call 703-451-2375.

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.

* 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 adults, both singles and married couples, are welcome on Sunday mornings from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. for "Life Lessons with Max Lucado on the book of Acts" in Room 261.

* The 2nd annual "Pumpkin Patch" returns Saturday, Oct. 14-Oct. 31. Fundraising supports the England Mission Exchange. Pumpkins, corn stalks and gourds for sale. Movie night Oct. 27 with activities at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and Halloween classic cartoons at 6:30 p.m.

* Hearts and Hands Bazaar Saturday, Oct. 21 at 9 a.m. Features baked goods, pumpkin patch, crafters, silent auction and more.

* Widowed Friends Ministry Dinner. All widows and widowers are invited to a catered dinner on Friday, Oct. 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. $12. RSVP by Tuesday, Oct. 10 to Rev. Debbie Fambro, 703-569-9862, ext. 213.

* Successfully Single. Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11: members of the Mississippi Mission Team. Oct. 18: Kevin Munroe of the Audubon Society. Oct. 25: DNA expert Dr. Amanda Sozer, “Determining Identity Through DNA.”

* 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 or visit 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. On Sunday, Oct. 1, the topic will be gratitude.

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

* A new class on “Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts” begins Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m.

The Women's Ministry of the Greater Little Zion Baptist Church in Fairfax sponsors the third annual Fall Health Fair Saturday, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Screenings, lectures and educational information will address the varied health needs of the community. Greater Little Zion Baptist Church is located at 10185 Zion Drive in Fairfax. For more, contact Terri Bazemore at 703-764-9111.

Cranford United Methodist Women hosts their annual fall Ham and Oyster dinner to assist in children's missions Saturday, Oct. 21 from 4-7 p.m. at Cranford United Methodist Church, 9912 Old Colchester Road, Lorton. Menu includes fried oysters, ham, potato salad, cole slaw, green beans, applesauce, sweet potato casserole, hush puppies, rolls, deviled eggs, desserts and beverages. Take out orders are available. For more, 703-339-5382.

Temple B'nai Shalom offers a monthly "Tot Shabbat Service" on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 10 a.m. The theme is "Creation of the World." 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.

Ecumenical Communities Helping Others (ECHO) offers a yard sale Saturday, Oct. 21 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. in the gymnasium at St. Bernadette's Catholic Church, 7600 Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield. Proceeds will go toward the expansion of ECHO's facility. Call 703-569-9160 or 703-451-7955 and ask for Pat.

Lord of Life Lutheran Church hosts a "Walk Through the Old Testament" seminar Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 5114 Twinbrook Road, Fairfax. For registration and more call 703-323-9500 or visit

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.

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, 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