Faith Notes

Faith Notes

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Pender United Methodist Church offers a "Fall Flea Market and Boutique" Thursday, Oct. 12-Saturday, Oct. 14, rain or shine, from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday-Friday and 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday. Church is located at 12401 Alder Woods Drive, Fairfax. For more, call 703-278-8023.

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.

Congregation Adat Reyim offers the following events and services. 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

* 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.

* Simchat Torah celebration Saturday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. Features a Klezmer band.

* "Finding Community In Today's World," a discussion with Rabbi Bruce Aft, is Monday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. in a Kingstowne home. Call 703-569-7577 for information on the location.

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

* The second 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. Flu Shots are available at the bazaar from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The shots are available for all individuals age 18 and over. Cost is $25 or Medicare, Part B.

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

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 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.

Antioch Baptist Church offers an identity theft prevention seminar Saturday, Oct. 21 at 10 a.m. at Antioch Baptist Church, 6531 Little Ox Road, Fairfax Station. Free document shredding. For more, call 703-425-0710.

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

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.

The Immanuel Bible Church MOPS group meets every Monday, except for Oct. 16, 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

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 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

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

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

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