Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Faith Notes are for announcements and events in the faith community. Send to or 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102. Call 703-917-6449.

Viewing and discussion of “Art of Flight,” a documentary made secretly in Sudan and Egypt about refugee life and the clash of culture and race. Filmmaker Davin Hutchins will be present to talk about the film and his experience Saturday, March 17, 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. $5 per person, $10 per family. Visit or call 703-281-4230.

On Saturday, March 17, Vienna Presbyterian Church in Vienna will host a Stephen Series Caring Ministry Workshop, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Stephen Ministry equips ordinary citizens for effective one-on-one ministry care throughout the community. This introductory workshop will enable participants to experience a sample of the teachings and take home practical knowledge and skills about the Stephen Program. The $15 fee will include three work sessions, all of which are designed to enhance the skills of the Christian caregiver. For information contact Stephen Ministries at 314-428-2600 or visit, or call the church at 703-938-9050.

Chesterbrook United Methodist Church, 1711 Kirby Road at Old Dominion Drive in McLean, hosts a Lenten Sermon Series Sundays at 11 a.m. The preacher for the series will be the Rev. Dr. James Siddons, pastor of the church. Upcoming topics: March 18: Why Forgive Others?; March 25: Why Worship?; April 1: Why Follow Christ? (II). Call the church at 703-356-7100 for more information or visit

Bob Griffin of Life Changing Ministries International will be at the Christian Assembly, 8200 Bell Lane, Vienna, on Tuesday, March 20 and Wednesday, March 21, at 7 p.m. Call 703-698-9777, or visit or

St. Francis Episcopal Church in Great Falls will offer a series of fellowship and educational programs Tuesdays in Lent. Running through March 27, the program will focus on “The Bible Jesus Knew,” the Hebrew Scriptures of the Old Testament. Evening Prayer is offered at 6 p.m., a family potluck supper follows at 6:30, and the program runs 7:15-8:30. A separate program is offered concurrently for children on the same theme. All are welcome. Speakers include the parish clergy and lay leaders. St. Francis Episcopal Church is located at 9220 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. For information call 703-759-2082 or e-mail

The Church of the Good Shepherd, a United Methodist church in Vienna, has published its 8th annual Devotions for Lent booklet.

The booklet of daily devotionals written by members and friends of the congregation will be available at Ash Wednesday and other church services during Lent, and more than 24,000 of the booklets are being distributed in Vienna and Reston. The booklet also is available at For information, call 703-281-3987.

St. John’s Episcopal Church is hosting “Dialogue,” an exhibition of artwork by Ginny Runge and Darcy Swope through Monday, April 16 in the Upper Floor Gallery of St. John’s Episcopal Church, 6715 Georgetown Pike in McLean.

The gallery is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Darcy Swope has been an art teacher in the lower school at The Potomac School for over 20 years. Her improvisational art explores relationships, hope and healing.

Ginny Runge also teaches art in the lower and middle school at The Potomac School. She has been a member of St. John’s Church since 2001. Her work is inspired by a search for harmony and holiness in God’s creation.

Call 703-356-4902 or visit