Faith Notes

Faith Notes

<b>Faith Notes are for announcements and events in the faith community. Send to Deadline is Friday.

The Antioch Christian Church, 1860 Beulah Road, Vienna, will host its annual community Christmas Open House on Saturday, Dec. 18 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. The open house will include an old-fashioned Christmas Carol Sing, gifts for children and the ringing of the historic church bell by all in attendance. or call 703-938-6753.

Epiphany United Methodist Church, 1014 Country Club Drive NE in Vienna, 703-938-3494 has announced the following Christmas schedule:

* Dec. 19, 11 a.m. Epiphany’s Christmas Cantata

* Dec. 24, 6 p.m. Children & Family Service

* Dec. 24, 9 p.m. Traditional Candlelight, Carol & Communion Service

* Dec 26, 11 a.m. Christmas Celebration

Trinity United Methodist Church, 1205 Dolley Madison Blvd. in McLean, has announced their Advent and Christmas events. 703-356-3312 or

*Service of Hope and Healing. Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. A celebration of God’s love in every season and in every heart.

*The Message of Christmas. Sunday, Dec. 19 at 10:30 a.m. A Service of Lessons and Carols presented by the Chancel Choir.

*Family Service with Pageant. Friday, Dec. 24 at 5 p.m. Childcare will be available.

*Candlelight & Communion. Friday, Dec. 24 at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

St. John’s Episcopal Church, 6715 Georgetown Pike in McLean, has announced their Christmas worship services. 703-356-4902 or

*Traditional Service of Lessons and Carols. Sunday, Dec. 19 at 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Seasonal anthems by the Choirs of St. John’s Church, organist Dr. John C. Wulff and the Sunrise String Quartet. Carols will be sung by the congregation.

*Christmas Eve Family Service. Friday, Dec. 24 at 4 p.m., with Christmas music beginning at 3:30 p.m. This service is especially designed for families with young children.

*Traditional Service of Holy Eucharist. Friday, Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Familiar carols, following Christmas music beginning at 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

*Celebrate with Holy Eucharist. Saturday, Dec. 25 at 10 a.m. The singing of familiar carols on Christmas morning.

Chesterbrook United Methodist Church, 1711 Kirby Road in McLean, will offer Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion worship at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 24. 703-356-7100 or

Centering Prayer offered at St. Dunstan's, 1830 Kirby Road, McLean, Tuesdays at 7-7:45 p.m. Centering prayer is meditation and contemplative prayer, wordless, trusting, opening of self to the divine presence. Instruction offered.

Epiphany United Methodist Preschool, 1014 Country Club Drive, N.E. in Vienna, is now enrolling 3-4-year-old students for the 2010/2011 school year. Contact 703-938-2391 or

Vienna Assembly of God has a ministry to children on Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m. at the corner of Center N and Ayr Hill Avenue, N.E. Children's Church on Sundays also available. 703-938-7736 or

Vienna Christian Healing Rooms, every Saturday, 1-5 p.m., at 8200 Bell Lane. A team of Christians is available to anyone requesting prayer. Free and open to the public. 703-698-9779 or

Trinity United Methodist Church, 1205 Dolley Madison Blvd., McLean, Sunday worship services are at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School for adults is at 9:30 a.m. and for children during the 10:30 a.m. worship service. Youth Group for grades 7-12 meets Sunday nights, 6 - 7:30 p.m. A 20-minute service of Holy Communion is held each Wednesday at 12 p.m. 703-356-3312 or

English classes at McLean Baptist Church on Mondays, including beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Advanced electives are Literature, U.S. Government, World Religions, and current events. Free class and registration, but students must buy their own books. 9:30 a.m. at 1367 Chain Bridge Road. 703-356-8080 or

St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, 1830 Kirby Road in McLean. The third Sunday service every month at 10:15 a.m. allows children to play active roles in the music and as greeters and ushers. Traditional services are every Sunday at 8:15 and 10:15 a.m. Nursery is available at the 10:15 a.m. service. 703-356-7533.

Chesterbrook United Methodist Church is at 1711 Kirby Road, McLean. Worship service is at 11 a.m. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. for adults and children. Rev. Kathleene Card, Pastor. 703-356-7100 or

The Jewish Social Services Agency (JSSA) offers a wide variety of support groups for those with emotional, social, and physical challenges. Contact Gary Axelrod, 301-610-8309 or, or

Charles Wesley and Chesterbrook United Methodist Churches invite the community to a 20-minute weekly service of prayer and Holy Communion in the Charles Wesley sanctuary, 6817 Dean Drive in McLean, at 12 p.m. Thursdays. At the conclusion of the service, there is a time of individual blessing, anointing and healing prayer. 703-356-6336.

HAVEN of Northern Virginia offers a variety of free bereavement support groups, meeting on a weekly basis. Contact 703-941-7000 or for schedules and registration information.

McLean Bible Church Fitness Class at Body & Soul Fitness. Balance is key, energy is renewed and strength is gained. 9:45 a.m. Mondays and Fridays. Free childcare for registered students.

Vajrayogini Buddhist Center offers ongoing classes on meditation and Buddhist philosophy, Mondays at 7 p.m. at Unity of Fairfax, 2854 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. $10 per class. 202-331-2122 or

A Centering Prayer Group meets Fridays, 9:30 a.m. at Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church, 1301 Trap Road, Vienna. The hour includes a brief reading related to Centering Prayer, followed by a 20-minute prayer period. E-mail Martha Thomas at or call the church at 703-759-3509.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and the Jewish Outreach Institute offer the Mothers/Parents Circle, an umbrella of free educational events and resources. Jewish rituals, ethics and the creation of a Jewish home, regular meetings and group Shabbats and holidays. Participants include Sha'are Shalom, Congregation Beth Emeth, Temple Rodef Shalom and the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia.