<lst>Send announcements to theHerndon/Reston Connection, by mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, by e-mail to herndon/ or by fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is Thursday 5 p.m. for the following week's paper. Photos/artwork encouraged. Call Rebecca Halik at 703-917-6476 with questions. This free listing is reserved for activities and events that are open to the public at no or minimal cost.

Trinity Presbyterian Church in Herndon is having an evening Taizé service, to be held in Trinity’s chapel on Sunday, Oct. 8 at 6:45 p.m. with pre-service music. The service starts at 7 p.m. The Taizé service is a time of prayerful music and contemplation. Call Trinity at 703-437-5500 or visit for further details or directions.

The Reston Bible Church is a non-denominational church, which celebrated its 30th Anniversary in 2005, and serves a congregation of more than 2000 at 11979 North Shore Drive, in Reston. Pastor Mike Minter has served as the church’s pastor since he and his wife, Kay Minter, founded the church 1974. RBC is a Bible-believing and preaching church with a passion for impacting the lives of those living in the community. Call 703-478-9730 or visit

A free English class for speakers of other languages is offered at Jubilee Christian Center as a special Sunday school class at 9:30 a.m. 4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. Call 703-383-1170.

The Vajrayogini Buddhist Center holds classes on Buddhist philosophy and meditation at Unity of Fairfax, 2854 Hunter Mill Road in Oakton on Monday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. Beginners to Buddhism and meditation are always welcomed. $10 donation. For more information, please call 202-331-2122 or visit

Congregation Sha'are Shalom, a Conservative synagogue, holds Erev Shabbat services Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Shabbat morning services on the first and third Saturdays of the month at 9:30 a.m. Rabbinic intern Michael Ragozin will preside over services once a month. The Congregation has an active Men's Club, Sisterhood and extensive gift shop. For information about the Congregation, religious school, or the Rosie Uran Jewish Education Center, call 703-737-6500, e-mail or visit Congregation Sha'are Shalom is located at 19357 Evergreen Mill Road, Leesburg, 20175 across from Heritage High School.

Beth Chaverim Reform Congregation offers Sunday School every Sunday, 9 a.m.-noon, at the Boyd Montessori School in Ashburn. In addition to Sunday School, a second day of Hebrew School is offered Tuesday evenings, from 7-8 p.m., at Sanders Corner Elementary School. Attendance is limited to fourth- through seventh-graders and adults interested in learning Hebrew. Contact Lisa Kimball at or call 703-858-1999.

Christ the King Lutheran Church, 10550 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls has worship services Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Contact 703-759-6068, or

Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation is founding a new Breast Cancer Support Group for families in the Jewish community. If diagnosed with breast cancer, or perhaps a close loved one has been diagnosed or is living with breast cancer, contact the synagogue at or 703-437-7733. The group has been formed in order to support individuals and families in the Jewish community affected by breast cancer, raise awareness and education, and speak confidentially as a group, even as members celebrate survivorship together. The group plans to meet every month to six weeks at the synagogue, which is located at 1441 Wiehle Avenue, Reston.

Every Wednesday at noon, St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 432 Van Buren St. in Herndon, offers a lunch-time Prayer and Healing Service. This 30-minute nondenominational service is offered to all local residents and people working in businesses in Herndon and surrounding areas; and allows people an opportunity to worship during the work week when they may be away from their regular church. All are welcome. Call the church Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at 703-437-3790 or visit