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Oakbrook Church in Reston — across Reston Parkway from Home Depot — will begin distribution of non-perishable food at its new Food Pantry scheduled to open in early September. The church seeks donations of dried beans, rice, pasta and healthy cereals. To contribute, drop off the donation during office hours: Tuesday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. If the doors are locked, leave donations under the front awning. No clothing can be received at this time. For more information, call 703-437-4900.

Southview Baptist Church is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year on Sunday, Sept. 7 beginning around noon. The church will begin its celebration with morning service beginning at 9:30 a.m. and will be followed by Sunday Morning Bible Study classes at 11 a.m. Following that, Southview will host a lunch. RSVP to the church office at 703-860-8800 to attend. The lunch will begin at noon. Church members, former members, and members of our community are invited.

Southview is located at 2620 Reston Parkway. For more information about these activities or any of the other programs at Southview, visit www.southview.org, or call 703-860-8800.

Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation, invites new And prospective members to its Annual Open House Ice Cream Social on Sunday, Sept. 7, from 2 until 4 p.m. in the Social Hall. Enjoy an ice cream sundae, meet and speak with Rabbi Robert A. Nosanchuk, Cantor Irena Altshul, Religious School Director Moshe Ben-Lev, Preschool Director Fran Gibbs, Temple Administrator Fay Weiss, and other temple leaders. Families are welcome. 1441 Wiehle Avenue, Reston, VA 20190. For more information, call 703-437-7733 or visit www.nvhcreston.org.

Join Shoreshim for Jewish Erev Rosh Hashanah Services on Monday, Sept. 29 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Reston. Shoreshim services are free and open to whoever would like to attend. Call Shoreshim at 703-923-3424 or e-mail info@restonshoreshim.org for location. Babysitting will be provided for children who do not wish to attend the service.

Free English Classes are held at Washington Plaza Baptist Church, 1615 Washington Plaza West, on Lake Anne Plaza, Reston.

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Join Shoreshim for Jewish Rosh Hashanah Services and a Childrens' Service on Tuesday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to noon in Reston. Shoreshim services are free and open to whoever would like to attend. Call Shoreshim at 703-923-3424 or e-mail info@restonshoreshim.org for location.

Join Shoreshim for Jewish Erev Yom Kippur Services on Wednesday, Oct. 8 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Reston. Shoreshim services are free and open to whoever would like to attend. Call Shoreshim at 703-923-3424 or e-mail info@restonshoreshim.org for location. Babysitting will be provided for children who do not wish to attend the service.

Join Shoreshim for Jewish Yom Kippur Services on Thursday, Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. to noon in Reston. Shoreshim services are free and open to whoever would like to attend. Call Shoreshim at 703-923-3424 or e-mail info@restonshoreshim.org for location. Babysitting will be provided for children who do not wish to attend the service.

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.