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Faith, Nov. 25-Dec. 2

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

Congregation Beth Emeth Hazak Chapter, 12523 Lawyers Road, Herndon, hosts prominent speakers and entertainers on the third Tuesday of each month, Sept.-June at 1 p.m. There is no cost and light refreshments are served. Call 703-860-4515, ext. 127. The guest list is as follows:

Dec. 16: Laura Shulman, Religious Diversity in the US

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. 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.

St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 432 Van Buren St., Herndon, will hold its traditional Thanksgiving Day Service Thursday, Nov. 27, 11 a.m., as well as its regular Wednesday Eucharist and Healing service at 12:15 p.m. on Nov. 26. Call 703-437-3790, or visit www.saint-timothys.org.

Robert Satloff, executive director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, will speak at Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation, 1441 Wiehle Ave., Reston, Monday, Dec. 8, 8 p.m. His topic will be Lost Stories of the Holocaust's Long Reach Into Arab Lands: Heroes and Villains. Free and open to the public. Call 703-437-7733 or visit www.nvhcreston.org.