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Western Fairfax Christian Ministries is looking for volunteers to provide food baskets at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Western Fairfax Ministries will provide information about a family in need, and the volunteer will deliver the basket(s) directly to the sponsored family. Contact Pam Ryan at 703-988-9656 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wonder of Christmas Holiday Concert, 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6 and Sunday, Dec. 7 at Columbia Baptist Church, 103 West Columbia St., Falls Church. Featuring the Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra, the Kids Praise Children's Choir, soloists, dance, and classic Christmas carols. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted for our world hunger fund. 703-534-5700 or www.columbiabaptist.org.
Epiphany United Methodist Church Annual Christmas Bazaar, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6. Silent auction, crafts, Poinsettias, wreaths and centerpieces for sale; baked goods and lunch also available. Located at 1014 Country Club Drive N.E., Vienna. 703-938-3494.
Faith and Public Policy Breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 8:30 a.m., Lewinsville Presbyterian Church, 1724 Chain Bridge Road, McLean. "Green Architecture – Environmental Stewardship in our Churches and Homes," with speakers Joe Volk, Executive Director of Friends Committee on National Legislation, and Mark Turner, Founder and CEO of Green Spur. 703-356-7200.
‘Once Upon A Christmas Light,’ A Christmas Musical for Children with the Holy Spirit Singers. Saturday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. at Great Falls United Methodist Church, 10100 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Free admission. 703-759-3705.
St. Francis Episcopal Church Breakfast with Santa, Saturday, Dec. 6 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Free, including a photo with Santa, face painting, breakfast treats, and hot chocolate. Door prizes for parents. Donations for families in need will be accepted and presented to the Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington. St. Francis Episcopal Church, 9220 Georgetown Pike in Great Falls. 703-759-2082.
Jone Johnson Lewis discusses what people mean by "spiritual but not religious," at the Northern Virginia Ethical Society, 11:00 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 7. Free admission. Address: 225 Nutley St., NW, Vienna. 703-437-3161 or www.esnv.org.
Holy Comforter Episcopal Church Alternative Gift Fair, on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 7 from 12-4 p.m. at 543 Beulah Road N.E., Vienna. Fair trade artisans market and café. Ten Thousand Villages, Heifer International, Episcopal Relief and 5 Talents International will be represented. 703-255-1411 or www.holycomforter.com.
The Women of St. Dunstan's Annual Holiday Craft Fair will be held on Sunday, Dec. 7 at St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, 1830 Kirby Road, Mclean, VA 22101. The Fair will be in the Parish Hall from 9:15 am to 12:30 pm. Local artisans will display and sell their goods, such as pottery, needlework, and photography. A children's craft table and refreshments will be provided. Come and start your holiday shopping at St. Dunstan's! Contact email@example.com or call 703-356-7533 for more information.
‘A Perfect Time,’ Sunday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. at Providence Baptist Church, 8980 Brook Road, McLean. Drama, music and desserts. Experience the sights, sounds and tastes of Christmas. 703-893-5330.
Charles Wesley United Methodist Church ‘Blue Christmas Service,’ on Monday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. A service of comfort and healing in the Christmas season. 6817 Dean Drive, McLean.
Messiah Sing, with soloists and orchestra, Saint Luke Festival Choir and chamber orchestra, Paul Skevington, artistic Director, and Cheryl Branham, conductor. 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 14. Saint Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Adults $15, seniors and students $12. 703-356-0670 or www.musicinmclean.org.
Vienna Assemblies of God, located at 100 Ayr Hill Ave. N.E., Vienna, have several events scheduled in December. 703-938-7736 or www.viennaag.com.
* Motion for Missions Banquet, following services on Sunday, Dec. 14 from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
* ‘The Last Straw’ Children's Christmas Play, based on the book by Frederick H. Thury. Dec. 14 at 10:30 a.m.
* A Blue Christmas, services for those who have lost a loved one or have family deployed. Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. Not a celebratory service: where those who are mourning can experience comfort.
* Candlelight Christmas Eve Service, celebratory service for the whole family. Dec. 24 at 7 p.m.
Chanukah Wonderland at Tysons Corner, 8100 Oak St., just off Gallows Road in Vienna, from Sunday, Dec. 14 through Friday, Dec. 26. Sunday-Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Free admission. Meet Judah Maccabee, tour the Chanukah House, make candles, build a giant Lego menorah, design cards for Israeli soldiers. Arts and crafts, games, olive oil show and olive press, Chanukah Superstore and café, Chanukah Mad Science, Katie Balloons and comedy and magic shows. 703-821-7770 or www.chabadtysons.com.
Christ the King Lutheran Church Annual Christmas Program on Sunday, Dec.14 at 4 p.m. Seasonal music by the King's Chimers, classic Christmas songs by grades PK-2, and an original play, "The Activity Scene," by grades 3-6. Potluck dinner in the church fellowship hall following the Christmas Program. 10550 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. ChristTheKing.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Choralis Presents A Classic Brass Christmas, featuring seasonal music including Rutter's Gloria, candlelight processional, and audience carol sing, with The Classical Brass Quintet and youth choirs. Sat., Dec. 13, 7 p.m., at Centreville United Methodist Church, 6400 Old Centreville Rd., Centreville, and Sun., Dec. 14, 7 p.m., at Falls Church Presbyterian Church, 225 E. Broad St., Falls Church. Adults $25-35, students 13-22 with ID $5, children 12 and under free. www.choralis.org or 703-237-2499.
Hugh Taft Morales will discuss moral roll models and "Feet of Clay," at the Northern Virginia Ethical Society. Sunday, Dec. 14 at 11 a.m. Free. 225 Nutley St. NW, Vienna, VA 22180. www.esnv.org or 703 437 3161.