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

Epiphany United Methodist Church will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 1014 Country Club Drive N.E. in Vienna. There will be a silent auction, baked goods, sees candy, crafts, wreaths and other decorative greens and poinsettia for sale. Lunch will also be available. Call 703-938-3494.

No Regrets! A seminar series for parents of 8-17 year olds. This course is designed to provide parents with all the tools they need to ensure that they will have "no regrets" about things done or not done as they prepare their children for independence. Identical sessions are held at Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church, 1301 Trap Road, Vienna, on Sundays, 4-6 p.m. and Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m., with childcare available Sundays. Call 703-759-3509. Dec. 2 & 6 —"Putting the ‘Holy’ Back Into the Holidays"; Jan. 6 & 10 — "Discipline: Driving Out Foolishness"; Feb. 10 & 7 — "Discipleship: Instilling Wisdom"; March 2 & 6 — "Problem Behaviors: Is It ‘Just a Phase’?"; April 20 & 24 — "The Broad and Narrow Way: Preparing Your Child For Independence."

"Meet Me at the Manger" is a children’s musical teaching about the gifts of the wise men. As the children from Calvary Community Church begin singing in Herod’s Department Store, they are quickly forced to leave by the storeowner, Mr. Herod, as he claims they are distracting his customers. The kindly associate, Miss O’ Riley, escorts them to the Lighthouse Mission to be a part of their Christmas party. Through a series of events, and other characters such as the flamboyant Miss Ellie and chef Emerald, they learn that what God would really like from everyone is a pure heart. The play will be performed Saturday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. at Great Falls United Methodist Church, 10100 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. No tickets are needed; the performances are free, but donations are welcome. All are also welcome at the dress rehearsal Friday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m. Call 703-759-3705.

Messiah Sing-Along with soloists and orchestra, Cheryl Branham conducting. Sing along or just listen. Tuesday, Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m. at Saint Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Free-will offering. Call 703-356-0670 or visit www.musicinmclean.org.

Vajrayogini Buddhist Center offers ongoing classes on meditation and Buddhist philosophy Mondays 7-8:30 p.m. at Unity of Fairfax at 2854 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, $10 per class.

Call 202-331-2122 or visit www.meditation-dc.org.

Vienna Assembly of God has ministry to children on Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m. at the corner of Center N and Ayr Hill Avenue, N.E. Children's Church on Sundays is also available. 703-938-7736 or visit www.ViennaAG.com.

Vienna Christian Healing Rooms: a place to receive healing. Every Saturday, 1-5 p.m., at 8200 Bell Lane, a team of Christians is available to pray for anyone requesting prayer. The rooms are open to the public without charge. For more information call 703-698-9779 or visit www.viennachristianhealingrooms.com.

The Baha’i community of McLean holds a weekly fireside, a meeting of discussion, devotion and fellowship, at 7500 Box Elder Court in McLean, beginning at 8 p.m. every Friday. The fireside is an opportunity to learn about the Baha’i faith and why Baha’is find hope in a seemingly hopeless world. Call 703-556-3400.

English classes. McLean Baptist Church is offering free conversational English classes on Mondays. Classes include beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Advanced electives are Literature, U.S. Government, World Religions, and current events. There is no cost for the class or registration, however students must buy their own books. Classes begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at noon. New student registration begins at 9 a.m., until Oct. 30. McLean Baptist Church is located at 1367 Chain Bridge Road. Call 703-356-8080 or visit www.mcleanbaptist.org.

St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, located at 1830 Kirby Road in McLean, invites all to come for the Third Sunday Service every month at 10:15 a.m. This service allows the children to play active roles during the service, particularly in the music and as greeters and ushers. In addition to the Third Sunday Service, traditional services take place every Sunday at 8:15 and 10:15 a.m. Nursery is available at the 10:15 a.m. service. Call the church office at 703-356-7533 with questions.