Faith Notes

Faith Notes

Every Friday in May, the Agudas Achim Congregation, 2908 Valley Drive, will hold a Gan Yeladim Playgroup for children 0-12 months. 10-11:30 a.m. For more information, call Samara Weinstein at 703-243-9099.

Ebenezer Baptist Church will celebrate its 124th anniversary on Sunday, May 22. 4 p.m. The speaker will be the Rev. Larry Owens Jr., pastor of Bethany Baptist Church, Montpelier, Va. The church is located at 909 Queen St. For more information, call 703-683-1473, ext. 202.

The Brotherhood of Beth El Hebrew Congregation, 3830 Seminary Road, will hold a Country & Western Evening on May 21, 7-11 p.m. Music, dancing and "Lip-smacking BBQ." Cost: $18 for adults, $5 for children under 13. Baby sitting will be available. Reservation is required by May 14. Call 703-370-9400 or visit

On June 25, the Beth El Hebrew Congregation, 3830 Seminary Road, will hold its first annual Yard Sale. Volunteers are needed in the following committees: Logistics, publicity, sorting and pricing, food and donations. Also, donations are accepted. The congregation needs clothing, jewelry, toys, housewares, linens, small appliances, kitchen items, gardening tools and tools/hardware. There are tables available for sellers of arts and crafts. For more information or to volunteer, contact Dana Arnold at 703-780-4481 or Rhoda Goldman at 703-978-3953 or e-mail

The Beth El Hebrew Congregation, 3830 Seminary Road, will hold a Yard Sale on June 26. The congregation is now accepting clothes, jewelery, housewares, small appliances, kitchen items, linens, garden tools, tools, hardware and toys. Call Dana Arnold at 703-780-4481 or e-mail Rhoda Goldman at

Up Where We Belong Family Ministry will hold its Northern Virginia's Super Church event, the third Sunday of every month starting at 10:40 a.m., at Mount Vernon High School's main auditorium. Bring the family and participate in their worship celebration and eligible families will receive free groceries. Pre-registration is necessary. Contact Bishop Robert Lewis Taylor at 703-878-2247.

Shabbat Services are held at the home of Rabbi and Mrs. Newman, 4301 Seminary Road, Alexandria, each Friday at 7:30 p.m. Shabbat Morning services begin Saturdays at 9:45 a.m. Services are followed by a sit-down Kiddush. For more information, call 703-370-2774.

Good Shepherd Catholic Church on Mt. Vernon Highway in Alexandria is offering a "Coming Home" process at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month to ask questions, get an update on the Church, and to help decide if it's time to reconnect with parish life. Contact Rob Doerschner at 703-822-0523.

The newly opened Baha’I Center, 5400 Eisenhower Ave., now offers a reference and lending library on its premises. The reading room and library is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Call 703-836-2475.

Alexandria's Christian Science Reading Room, 691 S. Washington Street, is open daily. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday evening, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, 2-5 p.m.

The Christian Business Women’s Committee (CBWC) meets to study God's word at the Royal Restaurant in Old Town Alexandria. The CBWC meets every Wednesday at 7 a.m. for breakfast. Additional information contact Pamela Nilsen at 703-519-4475 or 703-660-6759.

Noon Prayer Meeting. Christians from around the area unite in prayer for the country and community every Friday, 12-1 p.m., at Regent University, in room 303. For more information, call Rich Nilsen at 703-922-5183.

Meditation. Every weekday from 12-1 p.m., Roberts Memorial Methodist Church, 606 South Washington St., is open to the public for meditation. Organ music is played during this time.