Faith Notes Oct. 17-23

Faith Notes Oct. 17-23

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Wednesday/Oct. 24

Documentary Showing. Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd., will show "Ghosts of Abu Ghraib" at 7 p.m. at the Church. Free. E-mail

Clarendon United Methodist Church, 606 N. Irving, holds twice monthly noon services followed by a hot lunch (12:30 p.m.) and a program (1-1:45 p.m.) on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month. Programs include: Shalom Ministry (10/11), Evercare Hospice (10/25), and a special program on Nov. 8 by the Arlington Committee on Jamestown 2007. Contact Jane Dixon 703-465-0341.

At Walker Chapel United Methodist, on Sunday, Oct. 14 during the regular Sunday service at 10:30 a.m., Don Huff will be making a presentation for all those interested to take part in a late summer mission trip to the El Hogar Ministry in Honduras in 2008. For additional information, visit or call the church office at 703-538-5200. Walker Chapel is located at 4102 North Glebe Road.

Shabbat Services are held at the home of Rabbi and Mrs. Newman, 4301 Seminary Road, Alexandria, each Friday at 7:30 p.m. Shabbat morning services begin Saturdays at 10 a.m. Services are followed by a sit-down Kiddush. Call 703-370-2774 or visit

The Victim Assistance Coordinator maintains a list of social workers and counselors, as well as local clergy available for counseling of victims. The office also facilitates counseling for any victims/survivors abused in other dioceses, but currently living in the Arlington diocese. Call Patricia Mudd, A.C.S.W. at 703-841-2530.

The Vajrayogini Buddhist Center continues to hold classes in Buddhist thought and meditation on Monday nights from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Griffin Center, 3800 Fairfax Drive in Arlington (Suite 5). Beginners to Buddhism and meditation are invited to learn how Buddhist philosophy can help people cope with today's stressful times. Cost is a $10 donation. Visit

The Arlington Metaphysical Chapel, 5618 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, offers lessons, classes and other activities for bettering life. Call 703-276-8738 or visit or e-mail for event information.

St. Ann's Youth Group hosts a Tuesday Night Drop-In Night every Tuesday form 6:30-9:30 p.m. The church hopes to make it a great space to do homework, listen to music, play on the computer, hang out, chat, watch movies, or maybe some TV shows and most importantly, just be in a communal sort of way. No need to be formal about it, just stop on in as time permits. Contact Toni at with any questions.

The Catholic Diocese of Arlington announces that it is offering the USDA Special Milk Program to eligible children at the following locations:

* Arlington: Holy Martyrs of Vietnam Child Enrichment Center, St. Agnes, St. Ann, St. Charles, St. Thomas More Cathedral School and Bishop O’Connell High School

* Alexandria: Blessed Sacrament, St. Louis, St. Mary, and St. Ritav

Body & Soul Fitness offers a blend of cardio, strength training, Pilates, core strengthening, and flexibility rolled into a unique package. Set to contemporary Christian music, find a program that will work both your body and your soul. Local classes at Classes at The Falls Church on Mondays 10:30-11:45 a.m. and Wednesdays 12:30-1:45 p.m., low impact. Contact Dana Elsnick at 703-847-9814. Also at The Falls Church on Mondays and Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m. Contact Tricia Van Ryn at