Send notes to the Connection at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-778-9416. Deadline is Friday. Dated announcements should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event.
Franconia United Methodist Church, 6037 Franconia Road, Alexandria, needs volunteers for Phoenix Rising Meal Program, to help prepare and deliver meals for the homeless along the Route 1 corridor. Meals are prepared 6:30 p.m. Thursday and delivered 6 p.m. Friday. 971-5151 or www.franconiaumc.org.
Woody's Ice Cream of Fairfax and Jubilee Christian Center of Fairfax Fall Jubilee "Hallow-eeee!" 3-7 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 31 at Van Dyck Park, 3720 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax. Free. Trunk or Treat, moon bounces, hay rides, costume judging and a live music. 703-383-1170 or www.jccag.org.
New Hope Church Trunk or Treat. 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31 at New Hope, 8905 Ox Road, Lorton. Trick or treat, food, games, a bonfire, and a movie on the lawn. Children can dress in costume and bring treat bags. Scare-Your-Socks-Off haunted walk for older children. www.newhope.org.
A Fair To Remember. Saturday, Nov. 14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 5952 Franconia Road, Alexandria. A craft fair and bake sale with homemade baked goods and jams, purses, ornaments, quilts, and more. 703-971-2210 or www.sjlc.com.
Mourning Light Ministry of Jubilee Christian Center will present a free grief seminar, "Breaking Forth," on Saturday, Nov. 14, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The seminar is presented by Michelle Leonard, L.C.S.W., and will discuss coping with grief during the holiday season, with a Biblical view of help and hope. Leonard has a masters in social work, and is a licensed clinical social worker in Virginia. She has been on staff for 10 years with the Meier Clinic in Fairfax. Handout materials and refreshments will be available. Jubilee Christian Center is at 4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. Call 703-383-1170 for free registration.
Dr. David Mellott, of Lancaster Theological Seminary, a noted theologian, will speak at both the 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services of the Little River United Church of Christ, 8410 Annandale, on Oct. 25 on Beyond Affirming: A Deeper Conversation. For more information, call church office, 703 978-3060
Antioch Baptist Church invites children and adults with special needs to its Sunday, Nov. 1, 11:30 a.m. worship service: Celebrating All God’s Children. A reception will follow the service. RSVP to Robyn Ausberry at 703-866-0399 or 703-743-9504. Antioch Baptist Church is located at 6531 Little Ox Road, Fairfax Station.
Messiah United Methodist Church is located at 6215 Rolling Road, Springfield. For more information, call 703-569-9862 or visit www.messiahumc.org.
A Community of Contagious Joy. Sunday Worship: 8:15 a.m., with Holy Communion every Sunday; and 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., Holy Communion on the first Sunday of the month.
Heartline: An interactive praise and worship service, Sunday evenings at 7 p.m.
Fairfax Presbyterian Church worship services are at 8:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. at 10723 Main St., Fairfax. Contact 703-273-5300 or email@example.com.
Sydenstricker United Methodist Church will be open to the public every Wednesday morning from 5:45-7:45 a.m. for prayer and meditation. The church is at 8508 Hooes Road. Free. 703-451-8223. www.sumcdisciples.org.
One God Ministry Church, located at 4280/4282 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, has launched a new Web site with news, events, training, conferences, fellowship programs and more. Sunday School is at 10 a.m., Sunday Worship Service at 11 a.m., and Wednesday Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Women’s, Men’s, and Youth Bible Studies are on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. A Spiritual Gifts Service is the first Friday of every month at 7 p.m. One God Ministry has ministries for youth, men, women, couples, music and singles. 703-591-6161 or www.onegodministry.org.
Lord of Life Lutheran Church presents Financial Peace University, a video-based small group study that teaches families how to beat debt, build wealth and better manage their finances. Contact Arlene K. Darke at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 5114 Twinbrook Road, Fairfax. 703-323-9500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Women's Bible Study meets at Jubilee Christian Center on Tuesdays, 9:45 a.m.-12 p.m. The study will focus on "Spirit, Soul, and Body" by Andrew Wommack. $10 per person. Nursery provided for registered children. 703-383-1170 or www.jccag.org.