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Faith, Dec. 24-30

Faith Notes are for announcements and events in the faith community, including special holiday services. Send to reston@connectionnewspapers.com or call 703-917-6437. Deadline is Thursday.

Adult Sunday school will be held every Sunday, at 9:30 a.m., at the Washington Plaza Baptist Church at Lake Anne Village Center. The group is studying the Gospel of Mark. Services follow every Sunday at 11 a.m.

Congregation Beth Emeth Hazak Chapter, 12523 Lawyers Road, Herndon, hosts prominent speakers and entertainers on the third Tuesday of each month, at 1 p.m. Free light refreshments are served. Call 703-860-4515, Ext. 127. The guest list is as follows:

Jan. 27: Rabbi Leonard Cahan, Jewish Marriage Customs

Feb. 17: Rabbi David Kalendar, The Jews of Uganda

March 17: Dr. Louis Blumen, Jewish Medieval Medicine

April 21: Steven Gross, The Holocaust in Hungary

May 19: Speaker from Embassy of Israel

June 16: Year-end Luncheon

Every Wednesday, at 12:15 p.m., St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 432 Van Buren St., 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 shawl@saint-timothys.org or visit the Pastoral Care page at www.saint-timothys.org.

Nondenominational 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., Suite 200, Herndon. Call 703-795-1257.

The Dranesville Church of the Brethren, 11500 Leesburg Pike, Herndon, is gathering to remember the Battle of Dranesville and to pray for peace Sunday, Dec. 21, at 7 p.m. The service begins with a candle lit for each man killed in the battle. As each name is read, one candle is extinguished to symbolize the terrible human cost of war. Contact John Waggoner at jwaggone@usatoday.com or 703-854-3490 (W) or 703-216-7036 (cell).

Cedar Run Community Church, 13560 McLearen Road, Oak Hill, will hold their Family Candlelight Christmas Eve Service Wednesday, Dec. 24 at 5:30 p.m.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1133 Reston Ave., Herndon, will hold a Devotional Service for families with young children at 5 p.m., Service of Holy Communion at 7:30 p.m. and a Candlelight Service with Holy Communion at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 24. Call 703-437-5020.

St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 432 Van Buren St., Herndon, will hold a mid-day Healing and Holy Communion Servce at 12:15 p.m., Children’s Service and Holy Eucharist at 5 p.m., Holy Eucharist at 7 p.m. and anthems, carols and the Holy Eucharist at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 24. The Holy Eucharist will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 25.

More than 100 area children and their danced to today’s music hits, Friday, Nov. 21 at the Challenger Dance at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Herndon. This biannual event provides area special-needs kids and their families from the Challenger Division of Reston Little League to have fun. The Challenger Division provides children with disabilities the opportunity to experience baseball in a stress-free environment that builds self-esteem, confidence and good sportsmanship.