United Christian Parish, 11508 North Shore Drive in Reston, has announced their holy week events. The United Christian Parish is an ecumenical church uniting Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Presbyterian Church (USA), United Church of Christ and the United Methodist Church. 703-620-3065 or www.ucpreston.org.
*Palm Sunday Services. Sunday, April 1, 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Holy Communion, distribution of palms and collection of non-perishable food for local food pantries. Childcare available.
*Soup-and-salad Supper and Maundy Thursday Worship Service. Thursday, April 5, 6 p.m. Holy Communion and optional foot-washing.
*Good Friday Vigil. Friday, April 6, 1-7 p.m. The church sanctuary will be open, all are invited to spend time in individual prayer and reflection. Sacred music will be played at intervals and parish members will be present to assist.
*Easter Sunrise Service. Sunday, April 8, 6:30 a.m. Planned and conducted by the United Christian Parish youth.
*Easter Services. Sunday, April 8, 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. With vocal and bell choirs and Holy Communion. Childcare available.
Trinity Presbyterian Church, 651 Dranesville Road in Herndon, has Sunday Worship Service at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery and childcare are available during worship services. Youth and Adult Sunday School is held Sundays from 9:40-10:45 a.m. 703-437-5500 or www.trinityherndon.org.
Dranesville United Methodist Church, 1089 Liberty Meeting Court in Herndon, has announced their Palm Sunday, April 1 and Easter Sunday, April 8 services. There will be Traditional Worship services at 9 a.m. and Contemporary Worship services at 11:15. An Easter Egg Hunt will be held after each service on Easter Sunday. The Holy Thursday Service will be 7:30 p.m. April 5.
Floris United Methodist Church, 13600 Frying Pan Road in Herndon, has worship services at 8 a.m., 9:15 a.m., 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sundays, with a Latino service on Saturdays at 7 p.m. 703-793-0026 or www.florisumc.org.
Vajrayogini Buddhist Center, Brown's Chapel, 11450 Baron Cameron Ave., Reston, holds monthly classes for the general public. Gen Kelsang Varahi, an American Buddhist nun, will teach ‘Living Meditation: Meditation for Relaxation,’ teachings and guided meditations that teach students how to relax their body and mind. $12. www.meditation-dc.org or 202-986-2257.
St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, 1700 Wainwright Drive in Reston, holds Sunday services at 7:45 a.m., 9 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and contemporary service at 5 p.m. Nursery, Sunday School and Adult Education available. Morning Prayer on Monday at 9:30, Holy Eucharist Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. 703-437-6530 or www.stannes-reston.org.
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.
HAVEN of Northern Virginia offers a variety of free bereavement support groups, meeting on a weekly basis. Contact 703-941-7000 or www.havenofnova.org for schedules and registration information.
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. ShalomDC.org.
The Baha’i community of McLean holds a weekly fireside, a meeting of discussion, devotion and fellowship, at 7500 Box Elder Court in McLean, at 8 p.m. every Friday. An opportunity to learn about the Baha’i faith. 703-556-3400.
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 www.epiphanypreschool.com.
Hope Fellowship Church will temporarily be meeting at Woody’s Golf Range, 11801 Leesburg Pike, Herndon. Sunday Worship Services for the Southern Baptist church are at 10:45 a.m. The public is invited to join a Bible believing, multi-ethnic/multi-cultural congregation, with Bible-based sermons and uplifting music. 703-599-3527 or www.hopefellowshipchurchloudoun.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Pastoral Care page at www.saint-timothys.org.
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.