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The Church of the Good Shepherd, 2351 Hunter Mill Road, Vienna, a United Methodist church, celebrates the publishing of its 10th annual "Devotions for Lent" booklet. The booklet of daily devotionals written by members and friends of the congregation will be available at the Feb. 25 Ash Wednesday 7:30 p.m. service at the church. The booklet also will be available at www.GoodShepherdVA.com.
Oakton Church of the Brethren, 10025 Courthouse Road, Vienna, provides an Ash Wednesday Service, Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m. entitled: "Seven Who Met Jesus." The service focuses on those who met Jesus and were changed by the experience. The service is free and open to the public. Childcare will be provided.
The Shepherd's Center of Oakton-Vienna will be holding its quarterly "Lunch N' Life" March 9, 12 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 2589 Chain Bridge Road. The program will feature special guest speaker Linwood Holton, former Governor of Virginia from 1970 to 1974. Gov. Holton will share life experiences, stories and anecdotes from his recently published memoir "Opportunity Time." Cost: $8. Reservations and payment for lunch required in advance; call 703-281-0538 or e-mail email@example.com.
Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1545 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, is hosting its semi-annual consignment sale of baby, child and maternity items Friday, March 20, 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, March 21, 8-11 a.m. 703-356-3567.
McLean Women's Thursday Bible Study, at 9:15 a.m. The Book of Proverbs will be the focus for the next 12 weeks. Contact Martha Wiles at 703-448-2020 or MarthaWiles@msn.com.
Great Falls United Methodist Church is at 10100 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. 703-759-3705.
* All Things New, an ecumenical worship service every
Wednesday at 6 p.m. Based on the Beatitudes of Jesus, for people affected by anger, fear, stress, dealing with rejection, credit abuse, drug/alcohol abuse, physical/sexual addiction or eating disorders.
Vajrayogini Buddhist Center offers ongoing classes on meditation and Buddhist philosophy, Mondays at 7 p.m. at Unity of Fairfax, 2854 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. $10 per class. 202-331-2122 or www.meditation-dc.org.
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, at 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton chorale, a 60-voice adult choir, welcomes new members any time and meets Thursdays, 7:15 p.m. The Circle of Music Makers meets the first Monday of the month, for those who can share a vocal or instrumental solo. Contact Judy Harrison at 703-281-4230, ext. 26, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Joint Activities in Music at Sunrise is for preschoolers, kindergarteners, parents and residents of Hunter Mill Sunrise Assisted Living Center, on Wednesdays, 1-1:30 p.m. Contact Marsha Giusti at 703-425-1902 or email@example.com.
McLean Bible Church Fitness Class at Body & Soul fitness. Balance is key, energy is renewed, strength is gained, and friendships are formed. Mondays 9:15 a.m. and Fridays 9:45 a.m. Childcare is free for registered students. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
A Centering Prayer Group meets Fridays, 9:30 a.m. at Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church, 1301 Trap Road, Vienna. The hour includes a brief reading related to Centering Prayer, followed by a 20-minute prayer period. E-mail Martha Thomas at email@example.com or call the church at 703-759-3509.
St. John’s Episcopal Church supports over twenty outreach ministries, including SHARE, Habitat for Humanity, Martha’s Table, and the Gen. Colin L. Powell Leadership Club at Macfarland Middle School in Washington D.C. Services at 7:45 a.m., 9 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 6715 Georgetown Pike, McLean. 703-356-4902 or www.stjohnsmclean.org.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and the Jewish Outreach Institute offer the Mothers/Parents Circle, an umbrella of free educational events and resources. Jewish rituals, ethics and the creation of a Jewish home, regular meetings and group Shabbats and holidays. Participants include Sha'are Shalom, Congregation Beth Emeth, Temple Rodef Shalom and the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia. ShalomDC.org.
The Jewish Social Services Agency, 3018 Javier Road, Fairfax, offers a variety of family programs. Call 703-204-9100.
*Just Chill: An Anxiety Management Group, for ages 8-10. Wednesdays through Feb. 18 at 6 p.m.
*Teen Talk: An Adolescent Adoption Series, for ages 13-18. Tuesdays through Dec. 23 at 7 p.m. Pre-registration required.
*Support Group for Parents of Young Adults with Asperger's Syndrome and Related Disorders. Jan. 28 at 7 p.m.
*Social Club for Young Adults with Asperger's Syndrome. Call for a schedule of events and costs.
*Starting Over: A Widow and Widower Support Group, meeting the third Monday of every month, at 1 p.m.
*You and Your Aging Parents, meeting the third Wednesday of every month, at 6 p.m.
Vienna Assembly of God has a ministry to children on Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m. at the corner of Center N and Ayr Hill Avenue, N.E. Children's Church on Sundays also available. 703-938-7736 or www.ViennaAG.com.
Vienna Christian Healing Rooms, every Saturday, 1-5 p.m., at 8200 Bell Lane. A team of Christians is available to anyone requesting prayer. Free and open to the public. 703-698-9779 or www.viennachristianhealingrooms.com.
The Baha’i community of McLean holds a weekly fireside, a meeting of discussion, devotion and fellowship, at 7500 Box Elder Court in McLean, at 8 p.m. every Friday. An opportunity to learn about the Baha’i faith. 703-556-3400.
English classes at McLean Baptist Church on Mondays, including beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Advanced electives are Literature, U.S. Government, World Religions, and current events. Free class and registration, but students must buy their own books. 9:30 a.m. at 1367 Chain Bridge Road. 703-356-8080 or www.mcleanbaptist.org.
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, 1830 Kirby Road in McLean. The third Sunday service every month at 10:15 a.m. allows children to play active roles in the music and as greeters and ushers. Traditional services are every Sunday at 8:15 and 10:15 a.m. Nursery is available at the 10:15 a.m. service. 703-356-7533.