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The United Christian Parish will celebrate Holy Week with two choirs and a trumpet soloist on Palm Sunday, March 28, at 8:30 and 11 a.m. services at 11508 North Shore Drive, Reston.

*Maundy Thursday, April 1. A light meal to mark the Last Supper at 6 p.m., followed foot washing and communion.

*Sunday, April 4. 6:30 a.m. Easter sunrise service and 8:30 and 11 a.m. worship services.

The United Christian Parish is an ecumenical church combining the United Methodist Church, Presbyterian Church (USA), United Church of Christ and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ.) Contact 703-3065 or

All are invited to Lenten Bible study at Dranesville Church of the Brethren, 11500 Leesburg Pike in Herndon, 7 p.m. March 10-31. Greg Kozak will lead a journey to discover how Jesus fulfills Old Testament prophecy. Other church events include:

*Children’s activity. 10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. Saturday, March 27 in the Fellowship Hall.

*Maundy Thursday Love Feast. 7 p.m. Thursday, April 1 in the Fellowship Hall.

*Good Friday Service. 1:15 p.m. Friday, April 2 in the Sanctuary.

*Easter Sunday. Sunday, April 4. Breakfast at 9 a.m., Sunday school at 9 a.m. and Easter Service at 9:45 a.m.

Contact 703-430-7872 or

Washington Plaza Baptist Church, 1615 Washington Plaza in Reston, invites the community to Lenten services. or 703-471-5225

*Maundy Thursday. 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 1. Experience Christ's last sorrowful night through narration and music.

*Good Friday. 12 p.m. on Friday, April 2. The story of Christ's last hours through scripture and prayer.

*Easter Sunday. 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 4. When the desert in the sanctuary blooms and we celebrate the resurrection of Christ Jesus.

St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 432 Van Buren St. in Herndon, welcomes all to Holy Week and Easter services. 703-437-3790 or website at

*Palm Sunday. Services at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. March 28. All services will begin in the Parish Hall, where palm branches will be blessed. All three services include a dramatic reading of the Passion Gospel.

*Weekly Healing and Holy Eucharist. 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31.

*Maundy Thursday Holy Eucharist. 7:30 p.m. April 1.

*Good Friday, April 2. Stations of the Cross service at 12:15 p.m. and a Passion Gospel and solemn prayer service at 7:30 p.m.

*Easter Sunday, April 4. Resurrection/Easter Holy Eucharist services at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Floris United Methodist Church, 13600 Frying Pan Road in Herndon, will have a Preschool Easter Festival and Egg Hunt from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturday, April 3. Activities include crafts, games, face painting and an Easter egg hunt. All are welcome.

Weekly worship services are at 8 a.m., 9:15 a.m., 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sundays, with a Latino service 7 p.m. on Saturdays. The church offers a variety of opportunities to worship, grow, and serve. 703-793-0026 or

The Guyasamaja Buddhist Center will host Glenn Mullin, an author, poet, translator, and teacher of Tibetan Buddhism. On Sunday, April 11, 1-5 p.m. Mullin will teach two classes open to all-from beginners in Buddhist practice to advanced practitioners. Location: The Unitarian/Universalist Church, 1625 Wiehle Ave., Reston VA 20190. Suggested donation: one class $10; both $15.

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 or visit the Pastoral Care page at

Nondenominational Christian businessmen meet for prayer, Biblical discussion and fellowship 7 p.m. Fridays at Anita’s, 1051 Elden St., Herndon and 12 p.m. Thursdays at 555 Grove St., Suite 200, Herndon. Call 703-795-1257.

Adult Sunday school will be held 9:30 a.m. Sundays at the Washington Plaza Baptist Church at Lake Anne Village Center. The group is studying the Gospel of Mark. Services follow at 11 a.m.