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Faith Notes are for announcements and events in the faith community. Send to reston/herndon@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.

Sunday, Oct. 28, the Rev. Dr. A. Katherine Grieb, presents Discerning the Word; Loving the Questions; Living into Community, a look at the influences that affect the way we interpret scripture and use it to engage the world from a Christian perspective. Grieb discusses how to live together with different moral visions. 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.

The first-ever Read, Rave and Roll Festival at Congregation Beth Emeth, 12523 Lawyers Road, Herndon, Sunday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m., celebrating Jewish literature, storytelling and performance. Meet nationally recognized authors, browse hundreds of titles, hear children's storytellers, and enjoy a concert by L.A.-based Jewish musician Sam Glaser. Other highlights include Sharon Estroff, author of "Mom, Can I Have A Cell Phone For Hanukkah?" and Josh Henkin, author of the newly-published Matrimony and the award-winning Swimming Across the Hudson. Plus, food, raffles and prizes. This event is free and open to the community. Contact Congregation Beth Emeth at 703-860-4515, ext. 101 or visit www.bethemeth.org/read-rave-roll.htm.

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.