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Tibetan Buddhism. Rare Avalokiteshvara Singhanada tantric initiation given by Gyumed Khensur Rinpoche Losang Jampa, Aug. 9, 3 - 5 p.m. At the Unitarian Church, 1625 Wiehle Ave., Reston. Register: email@example.com, or 703-774-9692.
Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation, invites new And prospective members to its Annual Open House Ice Cream Social on Sunday, Sept. 7, from 2 until 4 p.m. in the Social Hall. Enjoy an ice cream sundae, meet and speak with Rabbi Robert A. Nosanchuk, Cantor Irena Altshul, Religious School Director Moshe Ben-Lev, Preschool Director Fran Gibbs, Temple Administrator Fay Weiss, and other temple leaders. Families are welcome. 1441 Wiehle Avenue, Reston, VA 20190. For more information, call 703-437-7733 or visit www.nvhcreston.org.
Every Wednesday at 12:15 p.m., St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 432 Van Buren St. in Herndon, offers a lunch-time Healing and Holy Communion service. This half-hour service is offered to all and allows people an opportunity to worship during the work week when they may be away from their regular church. All baptized Christians are welcome to receive the Sacrament, and all who have not been baptized may receive a blessing at the Altar rail. Call the church Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at 703-437-3790 or visit www.saint-timothys.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Pastoral Care page at www.saint-timothys.org.
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.