<lst>Matthew Swarm was honored Sunday February 13 at The National
Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. for his God and Me award,
achieved at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in McLean.. He also received a streamer for his Pack's flag. Matthew was among 44 Cub and Boy Scouts, from the Washington metropolitan area, honored for their religious awards. The even was led by Walter E. Varner, chairman of the Protestant Committee on Scouting. Reverend Ken Schnepp, pastor at Oxon Hill Lutheran Church made the awards. An adult God and Service award was made to Boy Scout leader Kurt Johnson of Falls Church Presbyterian
Indigo Children Workshop - Their Auras and Their Purpose, will be held on Saturday, February 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 pm at the Unity of Fairfax Church, 2854 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. The workshop features Lowell K. Smith who is a gifted intuitive with special interest in helping today’s children understand their unique strengths and powers and showing parents and relatives ways to guide them.
Indigo Children are bright, intuitive, and strong-willed. They are more challenging, more intelligent, more confrontational, more intuitive and more spiritual. This calls for a new and different way of parenting and schooling, outside of the old ways.Learn techniques that will help in making evaluations regarding their special abilities and how to relate to Indigo children.
For more information, Lowell may be contacted at 703-968-6523.
The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer's Faith and Life Forums are one-hour programs featuring a speaker and followed by discussion relating to the topic of living one's Christian faith on a daily basis. They take place every Sunday at 9:45 a.m.
On Sunday, Feb. 27, Redeemer member Dr. Thomas M. Imhoof presents "The Modern Theologian Series: Reinhold Niebuhr."
On Sunday, March 6, Pastor Sherry Brumback, director of Christian education at Redeemer will begin March forum with the "Vision for Education at Redeemer."
On Sunday, March 13, Redeemer member Doug Scheffler will discuss "St. Mark and His Gospel."
On Sunday, March 20, Professor Denise Hopkins of the Wesley Theological Seminary will lead a discussion on "The Religious Atmosphere of First-Century Palestine."
The March 27 forum will not be held, due to the Easter Holiday.
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer is located at 1545 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, at the corner of Chain Bridge Road and Westmoreland Street. It offers a full calendar of worship, service, fellowship and learning activities and members of the community at large. For more information, call the office at 703-356-3346 or visit www.redeemer-mclea.org.
Midweek Lenten Services. Wednesdays, Feb. 23, March 2 and 9, 7:30 p.m., at Little Falls Church, 6025 Little Falls Road, Arlington. Come during February and March for a series of midweek services to help attendees reorient their lives around God. Child care provided. Donations accepted. Visit www.littlefallschurch.org/MidweekLent2005FS.html. 703-538-5230.
Dr. Anthony Tambasco, Georgetown professor, and Ann Marie Mack, Christian educator, will speak on different parts of the Bible as part of Saint Luke Catholic Church’s Adult Faith Formation Presentations. The presentations take place Wednesdays, Feb. 23, and March 9 and 16, at 7:30 p.m., at the church, located at 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean.
Subjects will be: Feb. 23, "Worship and a Future of Hope: Prophets Zechariah, Joel and Malachi," by Tony Tambasco; March 9, "Gospel of John: Jesus the Living Water and the Light of the World," by Ann Marie Mack; March 16, "God's Universal Care: Ruth, Jonah and Esther" Tony Tambasco.
The programs last about 90 minutes. Free baby-sitting will be provided. For information, contact the Saint Luke Office of Religious Education, 703-356-8419.
Father Jude Winkler, scholar and teacher, will conduct a Lenten Parish Mission focusing on the Gospel of John as part of Saint Luke Catholic Church’s Adult Faith Formation Presentations. The presentations take place Monday, Feb. 28, through Thursday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m., at the church, located at 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean.
Subjects will be: Feb. 28, “John 6: The Eucharist — the Real Presence of Christ”; March 1, "John 13: The Eucharist — Forming Community through Service"; March 2, "John 13: The Eucharist— Becoming Vulnerable and Letting Ourselves Be Served"; March 3, "John 21: The Eucharist and Out Mission to Share the Good News."
The programs last about 90 minutes. Free babysitting will be provided. For information, contact the Saint Luke Office of Religious Education, 703-356-8419.
The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer will participate in the annual World Vision 30-Hour Famine on Feb. 25-26. Students ask for sponsor donations as they engage in a 30-hour "juice fast." They will also take part in activities to help them better understand life in developing countries, and they will participate in community service projects to help others in the McLean area. Funds raised will be used to feed hungry families in the United States, Africa and Asia. To participate or make a donation, contact Pastor Wilson at 703-356-3346 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact World Vision at 1-800-7-FAMINE or www.30hourfamine.org.
The Dominican Retreat presents a Taize evening vespers service on Sunday Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend, no reservations necessary. The Retreat House is located at 7103 Old Dominion Drive, McLean. For more information, call 703-356-4243 or visit www.dominicanretreat.org.
Rabbi Yitzchok Breitowitz gives a talk, "Reconnecting with Your Jewish Soul," at the Sunrise Community, 8315 Turning Leaf Lane, McLean, on Sunday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. Free; donations welcome. Glatt kosher refreshments. Seating is limited; contact Miriam Walls at 703-448-8724 or e-mail to email@example.com.
Family Bingo Night. Saturday, March 5, 6:30 p.m., at Little Falls Church, 6025 Little Falls Road, Arlington. Proceeds benefit the Arlington Pediatric Center, a nonprofit organization that provides outpatient medical care to children of low-income families in Arlington County. Light refreshments provided. Visit www.littlefallschurch.org/Bingo2005FS.html. 703-538-5230. $1 per card.
First Baptist Church of Vienna hosts “Rescuing the Perishing…,” a music extravaganza of spiritual proportion to benefit the tsunami survivors of Asia and Africa, on March 5 at 4 p.m. Music and entertainment will feature local talent. Admission is free. A love offering will be taken to support the tsunami survivors. First Baptist Church of Vienna is located at 450 Orchard St. N.W., Vienna. For more information call 703-938-8525.
"Lift Every Voice." The Great Falls Ecumenical Council sponsors a choir sing on Sunday, March 6 at 3 p.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 1020 Springvale Road, Great Falls. No admission charge. All are invited. Many historical churches in the Northern Virginia (Rectortown, Leesburg, Sterling, Reston, Great Falls) area will be performing. For more information call 703-404-8412 or 703-406-2487.
Consignment Sale: Baby/Child/Maternity Items. Redeemer Lutheran Preschool in McLean is hosting its semi-annual consignment sale of baby/child/maternity item on Friday, March 11, 7-9 p.m., and Saturday, March 12, 8-11 a.m. Come to buy or consign. The sale offers deals on clothes/books/toys/equipment and accessories for babies, children and soon-to-be-moms. Selection is plentiful and quality is high. Lutheran Church of the Redeemer is located at 1545 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, at the corner of Chain Bridge Road and Westmoreland Street. For more information, call 703-356-3567.
All proceeds will be used to purchase preschool equipment and maintain/upgrade our playground, which is open to the public during non-school hours.