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<i>Faith Notes are for announcements and events in the faith community, including special holiday services. Send to reston/herndon@connectionnewspapers.co.m Deadline is Thursday.</i>

Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Eve Service. Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the United Christian Parish, 11508 North Shore Drive, Reston. Participants will include Farhanahz Ellis, minister of outreach of ADAMS (All Dulles Area Muslim Society); Fr. Thomas E. Murphy, OSFS, pastor of St. John Neumann Catholic Church; Rev. Joan Bell-Haynes, pastor of the United Christian Parish; Delegate Ken Plum; Fairfax County Supervisor Cathy Hudgins; and representatives of the Shoreshim Community and Reston Interfaith. Refreshments will follow the service. 703-620-3065 or www.unitedchristianparish.org.

Floris United Methodist Church, 13600 Frying Pan Road, Herndon, is looking for people to sing in a choir. Floris UMC has a season of music including concerts featuring Schubert's "Mass in G Major", Handel's "Messiah" and more. Rehearsal on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. and singing most Sunday mornings at the 11 a.m. service. Scott Glysson at sglysson@florisumc.org or 703-793-0026.

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.