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Faith Notes are for announcements and events in the faith community, including Vacation Bible School schedules. Send to herndon@connectionnewspapers.com or 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102. Call 703-917-6449 with questions. Deadline is Friday.

Discovering Buddhism: What is “mind,” and how does it affect the experiences of happiness and suffering? Explore the differentiation between mind and brain, and learn methods to transform destructive thoughts and attitudes and create a positive and joyous mind. Teaching and meditation. Saturdays, through Oct. 6, 10:30 a.m.-noon at the Unitarian/Universalist Church, 1625 Wiehle Ave., Reston, with the Guhyasamaja Buddhist Center. Questions: call Dina at 571-275-0109, to register, e-mail gcregistration@yahoo.com.

Shoreshim will hold a free Erev Rosh Hashanah evening service on Wednesday Sept. 12, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Contact shoreshim by phone at 703-923-3424 or send e-mail to info@restonshoreshim.org for event location and details. No tickets or reservations required.

Shoreshim will hold a free Rosh Hashanah service on Thursday Sept. 13, 10 a.m.-noon. Contact shoreshim by phone at 703-923-3424 or send e-mail to info@restonshoreshim.org for event location and details. No tickets or reservations required.

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1090 Sterling Road, Herndon, hosts bluegrass concerts. Shows are at 7:30 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m. Call 703-435-8377 for information and reservations. Admission is $12 at the door. Upcoming performances include: High Ground on Saturday, Sept. 15 and Blue Moon Cowgirls, Saturday, Sept. 29.

Shoreshim will hold a free Erev Yom Kippur/Kol Nidre service on Friday Sept. 21, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Contact shoreshim by phone at 703-923-3424 or send e-mail to info@restonshoreshim.org for event location and details. No tickets or reservations required.

Shoreshim will hold a free Yom Kippur service on Saturday Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-noon. Contact shoreshim by phone at 703-923-3424 or send e-mail to info@restonshoreshim.org for event location and details. No tickets or reservations required.

Non-denominational Christian businessmen meet for prayer, Biblical discussion and fellowship every Friday at 7 a.m. at Anita’s, 1051 Elden St., Herndon and every Thursday at noon at 555 Grove St, Ste. 200, Herndon. Call 703-795-1257.

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.