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Faith, Feb. 25-March 3

Faith Notes are for announcements and events in the faith community, including special holiday services. Send to reston/herndon@connectionnewspapers.com or call 703-917-6437. Deadline is Thursday.

Cedar Run Community Church, 13560 McLearen Road, Herndon, is hosting a live simulcast entitled "Focus On Marriage" Saturday, Feb. 28, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. "Focus on Marriage" will help you understand the higher purpose of your marriage, while providing practical insights to help with everyday issues. Visit www.ccn.tv/focusonmarriage to purchase tickets.

St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 432 Van Buren St., Herndon, is offering a special Taizé service Sunday, March 1, 5 p.m. Taizé, a Christian monastic community from the Burgundy region of France, is widely recognized for developing a style of worship which consists of brief prayers and meditative songs. Call 703-437-3790.

Congregation Beth Emeth Hazak Chapter, 12523 Lawyers Road, Herndon, hosts prominent speakers and entertainers on the third Tuesday of each month, at 1 p.m. Free light refreshments are served. Call 703-860-4515, Ext. 127. The guest list is as follows:

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

Citizenship classes meet Thursdays, through March 26 at St. Anne's Episcopal Church, 1700 Wainwright Drive, Reston. The goal is to prepare qualified adult students to pass the USCIS interview and exam for naturalization to become U.S. citizens. Book fee of $15.00. Call 703-437-6530.

The Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation, 1441 Wiehle Ave., Reston, welcomes the Co-op of Israeli Artists for the Israeli Arts and Crafts Fair Saturday, Feb. 28, 6-10 p.m. and Sunday, March 1, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The Co-op represents artists from the artists’ colony of Safed and elsewhere in Israel. Payment will be accepted by cash or check only. Visit www.nvhcreston.org or call 703-437-7733.

Cedar Run Community Church, 13560 McLearen Road, Herndon, is hosting a live simulcast event entitled "Focus On Marriage – Seeing Your Marriage Through The Eyes Of God" Saturday, Feb. 28, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit www.ccn.tv/focusonmarriage.

Washington Plaza Baptist Church, 1615 Washington Plaza, Reston, is holding the Installation Service of their new pastor, Elizabeth Hagan, Sunday, March 1 at 4 p.m. Program participants include area pastors, friends and mentors of Elizabeth as well as members of Washington Plaza and contributions from their fabulous choir. All ministers attending are asked to wear clerical robes to be a part of the processional at the beginning of the service. A reception will follow the service in the church’s Plaza Room. Visit www.washingtonplazachurch.com.

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A parenting workshop will be held Friday, March 6, 6:30--8:30 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 651 Dranesville Road, Herndon. Learn a three-step program to address challenging behaviors, promote positive behavior and enhance family relationships. $29/person, $20/couples or groups. E-mail sarahjane@sjssolutionsllc.com to register.

Dranesville Church of the Brethren, 11500 Leesburg Pike, Herndon, offers an 11 a.m. traditional service and a 5 p.m. contemporary service every Sunday. Visit www.dranesvillebrethren.org.

Congregation Beth Emeth, 12523 Lawyers Road, Herndon, will host a Yiddish Club on the first Tuesday of each month. Members will engage in a variety of activities that utilize the Yiddish language, including reading stories, listening to music and radio broadcasts, reading Yiddish newspapers and more. Free. Call 703-860-4515, ext. 127.

Every Wednesday, at 12:15 p.m., St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 432 Van Buren St., 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.

Nondenominational 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., Suite 200, Herndon. Call 703-795-1257.

Adult Sunday school will be held every Sunday, at 9:30 a.m., at the Washington Plaza Baptist Church at Lake Anne Village Center. The group is studying the Gospel of Mark. Services follow every Sunday at 11 a.m.