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<i>Faith Notes are for announcements and events in the faith community, including special holiday services. Send to <a href=mailto:reston/herndon@connectionnewspapers.com> reston/herndon@connectionnewspapers.com</a> or call 703-917-6449. Deadline is Friday.</i>

St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 432 Van Buren Street, Herndon, is offering join its annual Vacation Bible School, to all Herndon-area children 3 years old through rising 6th graders, July 14 - 18 from 9:30 a.m. 12 p.m. This year’s theme is "Rainforest Adventure: a Tree-top Bible Blast!" At Rainforest Adventure children will hear stories about Jesus, sing songs, make crafts, play some games, and make new friends. The fee for all five days is $25 per child. Call Rachel Wilkinson at 703-435-0798 or Liz Griffith at 703-318-6777.

Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation recently began a support group, "When You Lose a Loved One," for congregants and members of the community who are in grief after the recent death of a loved one. The facilitated group, open to members of the community who are seeking bereavement support in a Jewish context, will continue to meet on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7 p.m. at Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation, 1441 Wiehle Ave., Reston. For more information, contact the synagogue at 703-437-7733 or info@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 shawl@saint-timothys.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.