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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.com Deadline is Thursday.</i>

Earnest Pugh and Kim and Kelly Butler will perform in Music Explosion ’09, the Reston United Christian Parish music festival on Oct. 24. Proceeds will benefit Graceful Spaces, a nonprofit that provides household furnishings and supplies to clients of Reston Interfaith transitioning from homelessness to housing; and the North County Hypothermia Prevention Program, providing homeless people with indoor sleeping accommodations and hot meals. Also performing: the UCP Adult Choir, Praise Dancers and Bell Choir; Heritage Fellowship Teen Choir; the Washington Plaza Baptist Church choir; Sterling Community Choir Voices of Worship; the choir of Iglesia Bautista Shalom; and the choir of Martin Luther King Church of Reston. $20 for the 3 p.m. show, $30 for the 7 p.m. show. www.unitedchristianparish.org

St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church Youth Group Halloween Party, 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 in St. Timothy’s Parish Hall, 432 Van Buren St, Herndon. All children up to 11 years old are welcome to participate. Wear a costume and enjoy food, fun, games, and haunted house (for older children). lesliec@Saint-Timothys.org.

Rohr Jewish Learning Institute presents SoulQuest: The Journey Through Life, Death, and Beyond. Lessons will examine a range of classic Jewish sources, drawing extensively from the Talmud and Kabbalah. Rabbi Fajnland of Chabad will be teaching this course at Chabad of Reston-Herndon for six Tuesdays, starting Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m. 703-476-1829.

St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church Taizé Service, 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25 in the church sanctuary, 432 Van Buren St., Herndon. Taizé music has short, reflective phrases, usually lines from Psalms or other pieces of Scripture, and simple melodies that are repeated numerous times as an aid to meditation and prayer. Free. 703-437-3790 or www.saint-timothys.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.