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Faith, Jan. 28-Feb. 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.

A free Christian family concert featuring contemporary music will be held Friday, Jan. 30, 6:30 p.m. at Floris United Methodist Church, 13600 Frying Pan Road, Herndon. Visit www.florisumc.org and click on the "Coming up at Floris" graphic for advance tickets.

A discussion on "Tough Texts: Taking a Second Look" will be held Wednesday, Feb. 4, 7-9 p.m. at Floris United Methodist Church, 13600 Frying Pan Road, Herndon. Dr. Denise Dombkowski Hopkins will give a presentation of Old Testament scriptures that are difficult to accept or understand. Call 703-793-0026.

Congregation Beth Emeth, 12523 Lawyers Road, Herndon, will host a Yiddish Club on the first Tuesday of each month, starting Jan. 6. 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.

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:

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., 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.