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Healing Service at Jubilee Christian Center with Rev. Peter Joudry

Jubilee Christian Center will have a Healing Service on Sunday, June 1, 6 p.m., with Rev. Peter Joudry of Bristow, VA as the speaker. Rev. Joudry directs Battlefield Ministries, and is on the staff of Manassas Assembly of God Church. Joudry has pastored in Nova Scotia, Canada, and in Florida. Jubilee Christian Center is at 4650 Shirley Gate Rd., Fairfax. Call (703) 383-1170. www.jccag.org

Unity of Fairfax Church in Oakton, VA with its commitment to environmental concerns, will celebrate the installation of the first "green roof" in Fairfax County on church property. The celebration is scheduled for Sunday June 1 at noon at 2854 Hunter Mill Road.

Green roof technology conserves energy, is natural insulation, improves air quality, filters water, dramatically reduces run-off and water flow rate, and restores ecological and aesthetic value of open space. Unity's Stormwater Management Plan embraces several Bayscaping techniques that promote the standards of the Chesapeake Bay 2000 Agreement and Fairfax County's Difficult Run Management Plan.

This project also includes a stormwater retention pond to be landscaped with native plants that will enhance wildlife and eliminate chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides on the property.

One of the major elements of this project will be the ongoing education on the principles and practical uses of "green" technology. The Unity campus will become a demonstration site for inspiring other churches, businesses, homeowners and others to adopt this cost effective, highly efficient, and environmentally-friendly technology.

Donna Johnson, Unity's Senior Minister, says "The financial resources for our green roof were raised from the prosperity consciousness of our congregation in alignment with Unity philosophy. When you hold a vision of what you desire along with faith, resources flow to make it manifest."

Unity of Fairfax is located at 2854 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, 22124, right next to the new Oakton library. Visit www.UnityofFairfax.org for more information.

Craft Vendors are needed for Centreville United Methodist Women's Bazaar scheduled for Saturday November 8 from 9 am to 3pm at the church, 6400 Old Centreville Road; contact psbyers@verizon.net.

Congregation Yad Shalom, located in Centreville, Virginia, provides a variety of programs in a traditional format with a modern flair. We openly invite inquiries about participation in these special activities by the local community. We have a number of exciting activities for the family:

- Ask about the K – 2 Hebrew school for the children. We invite you to check out an extensive variety of educational opportunities with the congregation.

- Join the congregation for a sunny outdoor service with Cantor Zucker at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park in Centreville, Virginia at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 7, 2008.

- Have a terrific time with the congregation at the Annual Picnic at Bull Run Regional Park on Sunday, June 15, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. The annual meeting and election of officers will be included with the event.

For further information and/or directions, please contact the Congregation at 703-579-6079, or visit our website at www.yadshalom.com.

Kids Sports Camp at Jubilee Christian Center

A Kid's Basketball Camp will be held at Jubilee Christian Center, July 21-25, for boys and girls in grades 3-6 (as of Fall 2008). It will be at 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday-Friday. The cost is $100 per child. Reservations and $50 non-refundable deposit must be in by June 9. Balance of fee is due by June 23. There will be before and after care available at the church. 4650 Shirley Gate Rd., Fairfax. Call (703) 383-1170 for information and to register.

Wellspring Church worships this Sunday for communion and the powerful preaching of Pastor Kendal Brown. Brown is also an organizing pastor for City of Refuge in Washington, DC, and associate director of admissions at Wesley Seminary. Sunday worship is at 11 a.m., at the chapel on Route 29, 13510 Lee Highway, Centreville. The chapel is on the north side of Route 29, just west of the Lee Highway-Union Mill Rd. intersection.

Sunday School for children meets during the worship hour. A fellowship hour with fair-trade coffee and treats follows the worship, and visitors are welcome.

A Bible study on _saving Jesus_ meeting during the week, and the Arts and Spirituality group meets on Sunday afternoons. Check the website, wellspringucc.org, or call Sara Little at 703-257-4111 for information on these and other special events.

Wellspring is thoughtful, prayerful, justice-seeking, and Open and Affirming to seekers of all backgrounds. Worship is informal.

Wellspring Church celebrates this Memorial Day weekend with Pastor Kendal Brown preaching, and Myra Flemister as worship leader. Guest musician will be pianist Yu Lee. Sunday worship is at 11 a.m., at the chapel on Route 29, 13510 Lee Highway, Centreville. The chapel is on the north side of Route 29, just west of the Lee Highway-Union Mill Rd. intersection.

Pastor Brown is an inspiring preacher, and is organizing leader of the City of Refuge congregation in Washington, D.C.

Wellspring’s Bible study group called "Living the Questions" meets during the week, and the Arts and Spirituality group meets on Sunday afternoons. Check the Web site, wellspringucc.org, or call Sara Little at 703-257-4111 for information on these and other special events.

Wellspring is thoughtful, prayerful, justice-seeking, and Open and Affirming to seekers of all backgrounds. Worship is informal.

Nature Camp: June 23rd through June 27th from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. For rising first- through fourth-graders who would enjoy observing and being close to nature in a day-by-day, outdoor experience. During camp, children will have a great opportunity to worship in God’s natural surroundings as they play games, sing songs, read Bible stories and passages, as well as, create arts and crafts. Come and celebrate God’s beautiful creation with us! Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 5114 Twinbrook Rd., Fairfax. Registration form at www.lordoflifelutheran.com.

Summer Olympics Camp: June 30 through July 3rd from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. For rising first- through fourth-graders that enjoy discovering God’s love and strength through scripture, Bible stories, songs, arts & crafts, and fellowship. We will be playing racquet games, volleyball, floor hockey, basketball, cooperative games, bowling, team games, and lots more! Our emphasis will be on good sportsmanship, fair play and communication. Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 13421 Twin Lakes Dr., Clifton. Registration form at www.lordoflifelutheran.com.

"The Promised Land Quartet" will perform on Sunday, May 25 at 6 p.m. at Oakton Baptist Church of Chantilly. The church is located at the corner of Sullyfield Circle and Route 50 in Chantilly. A free will offering will be received. Call 703-631-1799.

Craft Vendors are needed for Centreville United Methodist Women's Bazaar scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church, 6400 Old Centreville Road; contact psbyers@verizon.net.

Attention Crafters: Saint Timothy School in Chantilly has openings for its Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 22. Download an application and registration form at

www.sainttimothyschool.org. Call Karen Yee at 703-803-0460.

Congregation Yad Shalom of Centreville provides a variety of programs in a traditional format with a modern flair. It openly invites inquiries about participation in these activities by the community. There are a number of activities for the family for the new year:

* Join the congregation for a sunny outdoor service with Cantor Zucker at E.C. Lawrence Park in Centreville at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 7.

* Have a terrific time with the congregation at the Annual Picnic at Bull Run Regional Park on Sunday, June 15 at 11 a.m. The annual meeting and election of officers will be included with the event.

For further information and/or directions, contact the Congregation at 703-579-6079, or visit the Web site at www.yadshalom.com.

Shalom Jewish Children is a fun, hands-on Jewish educational program for young children based on experiential learning. Each session is about Jewish holidays, values and celebrations. Meets in Centreville at the Rocky Run Recreation Center. Contact Gloria Pioso at yadshalom@yadshalom.com or call 703-579-6079.

* Saturday, June, 7 *, Outdoor Service, Park, 10 a.m.

* Sunday, June, 15, Picnic, Park, 11 a.m.

* These are the days when Shalom Jewish Children will be followed by Shabbat services at 10 a.m. Visit www.yadshalom.com for updates, directions, details, and membership information. Shalom Jewish Children is free for members of Congregation Yad Shalom.

Temple Beth Torah is a Reform Jewish congregation and member of the Union of Reform Judaism (URJ) that meets at St. John's Episcopal Church in Centreville. Religious school is held at the Goddard School in Chantilly. The congregation offers the Northern Virginia Jewish community services that provide numerous spiritual, educational, support and social opportunities including religious school for member children age 3 through Bar/Bat Mitzvah and confirmation. The congregation welcomes all members of the community to attend any of its services or events. Call 703-263-2252 or visit www.BethTorah.net.

Centreville Baptist Church will celebrate 50 years this coming July. If you have ever attended CBC, visit the Web site at www.cbcva.org/50years to sign up for information on all the events and festivities! Call Wendy Nostheide at 703-830-3333.

Recovery and Support Care Groups at New Life: Passion for Community in cooperation with New Life Christian Church has an ongoing recovery and support groups for people suffering with various addictions, destructive and dysfunctional behaviors, or who just need some support. These groups are a safe place to receive support and healing. Contact Lucy Martinez at 703-222-8836.

* Recovery Connection (12-step group), Sunday's at 9:30 a.m. at Westfield High in Chantilly;

* Food Freedom (a women's group; 12-step group), Sunday's at 9:30 a.m. at Westfield High in Chantilly;

* Single Mom's support Group, Saturday's at 9:30 a.m. in Centreville (call for location);

* Authentic Masculinity Men's Group, Thursday's at 7:30 p.m. in Chantilly (call for location).

Temple Beth Torah is a Reform Jewish congregation and member of the Union of Reform Judaism (URJ) that meets at St. John's Episcopal Church in Centreville. Religious school is held at the Goddard School in Chantilly. The congregation offers the Northern Virginia Jewish community services that provide numerous spiritual, educational, support and social opportunities including religious school for member children age 2 through Bar/Bat Mitzvah and confirmation. The congregation welcomes all members of the community to attend any of these services or events. Call 703-263-2252 or visit www.BethTorah.net.

Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church has regular services on Sunday at 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. All are welcome. Located at 43987 John Mosby Highway, Chantilly. Call 703-327-4461 and Web site is www.pleasantvalleyumc.net. Call 703-266-2424.

Centreville United Methodist Church offers four worship services in the morning — 8:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 11:02 a.m. The new Connections Contemporary Worship Service is held in the ROC (Recreation and Outreach Center) each Sunday. Sunday School is offered at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. and a nursery is available for all services. Centreville United Methodist church is located at the intersection of New Braddock Road and Old Centreville Road. Call 703-830-2684.

The Fairfax Chinese Christian Church is a developing community church that meets at St. John's Episcopal Church, 5649 Mount Gilead Road, Centreville. The church is located in the heart of Centreville's historic district and is accessible from Braddock Road at the junction of Route 28 (Lee Hwy.), Route 29 and I-66. Members speak Mandarin, Taiwanese, Cantonese, and some other Chinese dialects in the church. Sunday worship service is held at 10 a.m., both in Mandarin and English, and a lunch fellowship will follow after Sunday school. Call 703-395-0017 or email at fairfaxccc@cox.net.

Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 13421 Twin Lakes Dr., Clifton, will host a Summer Celebration Open House on June 21, from 4-7 p.m. when the community is invited to tour the new facility. Activities will include a free cookout in the parking lot and a moon bounce, face painting, and treasure hunt for the children. Music will be provided by the adult choir, Nothing but Faith Youth Rock Band, and Spiritwind Praise Band.

Fifteen years ago, a handful of people began worshipping together at Centreville High School. They named their congregation Holy Spirit Lutheran Church. In 2001, they merged with Lord of Life Lutheran Church (5114 Twinbrook Rd., Fairfax), and made plans to build a second worship center on Fair Lakes Drive. That facility, Lord of Life Lutheran Church (Clifton/Centreville) will open its doors with a dedication service on June 1 at 10 a.m.

The new building includes a worship center that seats 325 people. Initially there will be a worship service each Sunday at 10 a.m., preceded by Sunday School for children and adults at 8:45 a.m.. In September, a contemporary worship service will be added to the schedule. The worship center will double as the home for the Lord of Life players, a talented amateur group whose first performance will be The Music Man, Nov. 13-16. Local community talent will be invited to try out for the musical.

Rising first- through fourth-graders can participate in a Summer Olympics Camp, June 30-July 3 from 9 a.m. to noon. On-going activities are planned for the children and youth of the Clifton/Centreville area. When the lower level of the church is completed, it will feature a 17,000 square foot center for their activities.

Education, fellowship and service opportunities abound for families, singles, youth and older adults at Lord of Life. Local community organizations can request space, as available, for community events and activities. Call the church office, 703-323-9500 or go to www.lordoflifelutheran.com for more information.

Christ the Redeemer Episcopal Church holds a contemporary worship service on Sunday mornings at 10:15 a.m. at Centreville Elementary School in Centreville. Sunday school and a nursery are provided on Sundays. Visit www.ctrchurch.org or call 703-502-1732.

Centreville Presbyterian Church:

* The Greatest Sermon Ever Preached: Join the church for the sermon series on the greatest sermon ever preached — The Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5. Sunday mornings at 8:30 a.m. contemporary worship and 11 a.m. traditional worship. Childcare provided for services.

* Women's Bible Study meets every Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Studies include: Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby and the Alpha Course taught by Pastor Neil Craigan. Childcare is provided.

* Planet Adventure meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday evenings for 4th and 5th graders from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The evening is full of adventure playing games, having snacks and learning about God. Contact Clare Maynard, director of Children's Ministries.

* Chancel Choir — Consider being a part of the Centreville Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir. It practices weekly on Wednesdays from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Also performs at the 11 a.m. Sunday service. Contact Chancel Choir Director, Denise Freeland.

News from Centreville Presbyterian Church, 15450 Lee Highway, Centreville. Call 703-830-0098.

* Daniel, A Beth Moore Bible Study for Women, Wednesday mornings, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

* Planet Adventure, Evening youth group for 4th and 5th graders. Second and fourth Wednesdays from 6:30-8 p.m.

* CrossRoads, Middle School youth group (6th-8th grade) Friday evenings, 7-8:30 p.m. Delicious food, games and active worship fill the evening of fun.

* Visit the CPC Web site, www.centrevillepres.com or call the church office at 703-830-0098.

St. Raphael Orthodox Church, formally the Antiochian Orthodox Mission of Northern Virginia, meets each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for Divine Liturgy at the Compton Village Community Center, 14401 Compton Village Drive, Centreville. Visit www.straphaelva.org contact Father Tom Palke via email frtom@straphaelva.org or telephone 703-303-3047.

New Life Christian Church is once again launching a Divorce Care Group, which will meet on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. at Westfield High School (child care provided). Divorce Care is a video-based seminar group for people who are experiencing difficulty with their separation or divorce. The group provides information about ways to heal from the hurt, and cope with the life pressures, which accompany separation and divorce. Contact Ron Furgerson at 703-860-3324 or 703-963-1314.

Centreville United Methodist is hosting DivorceCare, which meets Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. at Centreville UMC. DivorceCare is a 13-week Christ-centered divorce recovery program, which walks participants through the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of someone going through separation and divorce. Cost is $15. Open to the community.

Jubilee Christian Center is offering free English as a second language classes during its Sunday School time, 10:10-10:50 a.m., on Sundays, at 4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. 703-383-1170.

Cedar Run Community Church is a non-denominational Christian church. It meets for Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. at Waples Mill Elementary off Waples Mill Road in the Fair Oaks area. There's a Promiseland Children's Ministry for newborns through sixth-graders, as well as a dynamic, safe place for teens at the student ministry meeting during the Sunday service. Call 703-968-7312 or visit www.cedarrun.net.

New Hope Fellowship currently meets at 10:50 a.m. at the Greenbriar Community Center each Sunday. The center is located at 4615 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly. Call 703-591-2948.

Community Care Groups at New Life Christian Church.

The following are support groups that meet at Westfield High School on Sunday mornings or as indicated. Contact Community Care Minister Ron Furgerson at 703-266-0118 or ron@newlife4me.com.

* Food Freedom — A Celebrate Recovery Support Group. This group uses a proven Biblical approach to promote healing from compulsive eating problems. The group meets at Westfield High School at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday. Child Care is provided.

* Help for Hurts, Habits, and Hang-Ups — A Celebrate Recovery Group. This group uses the 12-step approach coupled with the teachings of Jesus to help overcome or cope with all types of addictions, compulsions and life problems. The group meets at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday at Westfield High School. Child care is provided.

* Healthy Boundaries — Getting Control of Your Life. The group helps the over-stressed, over-worked and over-committed to gain control of their lives through developing healthy, balanced relationships. The group meets at 7:30 p.m. each Thursday at 13777 Laurel Rock Drive, Clifton.

Beth Moore Bible study series "Living Beyond Yourself: Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit" will be offered for women Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 5114 Twinbrook Road, Fairfax. Workbooks are $15. Call 703-323-9500 or visit www.lordoflifelutheran.com.

New Life Christian Church is forming a new Grief Share Group for persons who are experiencing the hurt associated with loss of a loved one. The group meets for 12 sessions using a video-based discussion format and is effective in helping survivors deal with the issues faced by persons going through a period of grief. Contact Leslie Delp at 703-815-6274.

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets at Centreville Baptist Church on alternate Friday mornings. Do you think spaghetti is a finger food? Write your grocery list in crayon? Come join other moms for encouragement and support. Contact Centreville Baptist Church at 703-830-3333 or visit www.cbcva.org

Northern Virginia Orthodox Mission meets each Sunday for Divine Liturgy at 9 a.m. at Compton Village, 14401 Compton Village Drive, Centreville. All services are in English. All are welcome. Go to www.nvorthodox.org or call Tammy at 703-426-8719.

New Life Christian Church is once again offering two Divorce Care Groups, one meeting on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. at Westfield High School (child care provided) and one home group which meets on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. Both are video-based seminar groups for people who are experiencing difficulty with their separation or divorce. The groups provide sound information about ways to heal from the hurt and cope with the life pressures, which accompany separation and divorce. Groups are free. Contact Jon Williams at 703-505-4525 or Deeanne Rampey at 703-266-8357.

YAWEH (You Are Welcome Here) will be held on the first Sunday of each month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. for a Christian discussion group reinforcing God's love for the GLBTQ community (and the people who love them.) The discussion is led by Pastor Sandi John and Minister of Music Dean Jenkins. The gathering is an informal time of worship, instruction and fellowship. Call the church office at 703-471-5225, e-mail Pastor@WashingtonPlazaChurch.com and/or see the Web site at www.WashingtonPlazaChurch.com for directions. The church is located at 1615 Washington Plaza, Reston.

Shepherd Gate Church is now offering two services: 9 and 10:45 a.m. The church is located at 4310 Pleasant Valley Road, Chantilly. Visit www.shepherdgate.org or call 703-961-1040.

Unity Life Center of Chantilly holds Sunday services and youth education at 10 a.m. with the Revs. Cynthia Vermillion-Foster and Don Foster. The church is located at 14088-C Sullyfield Circle, Chantilly. Call 703-263-7645 or visit www.unitylife.org.

St. John's Episcopal Church offers the following: Sunday Eucharist services at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. A nursery for children up to age 3 is available. Opportunities for adult, youth and child enrichment are offered. On Wednesdays, a Eucharist and Healing Service is held at 9:15 a.m. Call 703-803-7500 or visit www.stjohnscentreville.org, or e-mail officemanager@stjohnscentreville.org. The church is located at 5649 Mount Gilead Road, Centreville.

Centreville Assembly of God holds services on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. and at 10:30 a.m. Morin service at 14281 Lee Highway in Centreville. The church also provides transportation for its services. Call 703-307-6179.

Centreville UMC offers a growing ministry to single adults aged 40 and better. Koinonia Singles sponsors monthly activities such as hikes, concerts, picnics, and other opportunities for fun, building friendships, and growing closer to God. If you are looking for ways to connect with other Christian single adults in this area, contact the church office at 703-830-2684.