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Faith Notes are for announcements and events in the faith community. Send to herndon/reston@connectionnewspapers.com or 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102. Call 703-917-6449. Deadline is Friday.

St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church continues its fall 2007 Lecture Series. This year’s theme, Moral Quandary and Christian Vocation: Acknowledging Difference — Practicing Discernment features four opportunities to hear nationally recognized scholars examine Christianity in the face of modern society’s many distractions and ambiguous messages. The series is free and open to the public and each discussion, 7-8:30 p.m., includes a question-and-answer session. Call 703-437-3790 or visit www.saint-timothys.org.

The lecture series concludes Sunday, Nov. 4, with an address from Dr. Timothy F. Sedgwick titled Vision, Practices, and Forming Communities of Faith. Sedgwick talks about the importance of channeling Christian practices and tenets to form loving households of support and faith.

Something Old, Something New Sale at Congregation Beth Emeth, 12525 Lawyers Road, Herndon, Sunday, Nov. 11, 12:30-5 p.m. Consignable and boutique items in one event, open to the public. Vendor tables are available for $30 each, consignable items tables are available for $20 each. Call 703-860-4515, or visit www.bethemeth.org/forms/oldnewsaleregistrationform-web.pdf

Jewish Chaplaincy Services, a program of the Jewish Social Service Agency, is a dedicated team of rabbis and volunteers who provide compassionate pastoral, spiritual and religious counseling and visitation to unaffiliated Jewish residents in institutional settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, hospices, assisted living facilities and prisons. The next volunteer training session will take place Tuesday, Nov. 13 and 20, 6:30-8 p.m. at JSSA’s Fairfax office, 3018 Javier Road, Fairfax. To register, contact Esther S. Bland, MSW, Jewish Chaplaincy Program Coordinator at 301-335-2117 or ebland@jssa.org.

Knitters needed the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 7 p.m. at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 432 Van Buren St., Herndon. The church's Shawl Ministry is offering free knitting instruction while providing shawls, blankets and other knitted items for people in need. No cost and yarn can be provided. E-mail shawl@saint-timothys.org or visit the Pastoral Care page at www.saint-timothys.org.

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 www.saint-timothys.org.