Faith Notes

Faith Notes

All Aboard the Gospel Express- Vacation Bible Study will be offered the week of July 31-Aug. 4, 9 a.m,-noon, for children ages 3-10. The week will be at St. Francis Episcopal Church, 9220 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. It is offered by St. Francis, Christ the King Lutheran Church and the Dranseville Church of the Brethren. To register, call 703-759-2082.

The Allegro Bell Choir from Trinity Lutheran Church in Roselle, Ill. will appear at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in McLean, VA on July 9 in the nave of the church at 7 p.m. This is a free concert and all are welcome. The Church is located at 1545 Chain Bridge Road (corner of Westmoreland and Chain Bridge) in McLean. Visit or call 703-356-3346.

Saint John's Catholic Church, 6420 Linway Terrace, McLean, will begin inquiry catechism classes in July for anyone interested in the

Catholic faith. Call Saint John's office of evangelization at 703-504-8733

The Church of the Good Shepherd, a United Methodist church at 2351 Hunter Mill Road, Vienna, will welcome its new pastor, Dr. Stephen A. Proctor, and his wife, Debbie, with a reception following its 10 a.m. church service on July 9. Proctor, whose appointment to the church begins on July 1, will preach his first service on July 2. That Sunday also marks the beginning of the church’s summer schedule, with Sunday school at 9 a.m., followed by a single worship service at 10 a.m. Proctor comes to Good Shepherd from the Manor Memorial United Methodist Church in New Market, Va., where he has served for four years. Proctor joins The Church of the Good Shepherd as it prepares to celebrate its 40th anniversary next year. Call the church office at 703-281-3987 or visit

Christianity and World Religions: Wrestling With Questions People Ask will be the main topic of study for the next six weeks at Trinity United Methodist Church in McLean. This special series will focus on learning more about Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism and Christianity. The public is invited to participate in all parts of this special church wide program which will include worship, sermons and small-group studies that feature videos, Bible study and discussion. This six-week study and accompanying Sunday sermon series began June 11 and continues through July 24. Sunday Informal services begin at 8:30 a.m. with Traditional services starting at 10:30 a.m. Childcare for infants and children up to three years old is provided during worship services and class studies.

Emmanuel Lutheran Church offers a full range of education, music, worship and outreach programs. Sunday worship is at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Child care is available at all services. Fiesta! Bible School is being held July 24-28. Children age 4 through grade six will enjoy a week of songs, Bible stories, crafts, outreach projects and more. Early registration (before June 1) costs $20 per child. Every Wednesday evening throughout the summer, Emmanuel Lutheran will hold L.I.F.T. (Living in Faith Together) and Laugh, consisting of a simple meal at 6:30 p.m., a praise worship service at 7 and a fun activity at 7:30. Activities include kickball, ice cream social, magician and more. The church is located at 2589 Chain Bridge Road, Vienna. Call 703-938-2119 or visit

Vacation Bible School. Held through June 30 from 6:15-8:15 p.m. at Vienna Seventh Day Adventist Church, 344 Courthouse Road, S.W. This year's theme is "Son Treasure Island" and includes singing, crafts and playtime. To register e-mail

St. Athanasius Lutheran Church sponsors the following Sunday services: Bible Class for adults and Sunday School for children begins at 9 a.m. followed by worship at 10:15 a.m. Coffee, dessert and fellowship time follows. Midweek Bible Study takes place on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., preceded by an open forum titled "Ask the Pastor" at 7 p.m. Call 703-455-4003 or visit St. Athanasius is located at 114 Kingsley Road S.W., Vienna.

Vienna Assembly of God is sponsoring a Vacation Bible School with a sports theme. Mega Sports Camp offers skill training for basketball, soccer or cheerleading along with spiritual formation. Call 703-938-7736, see for registration forms, or come by any Sunday morning at the corner of Center Street, N., and Ayrhill Avenue, N.E. The cost is $50 for grades one through six. The camp location will be at Glyndon Park, 300 Glyndon St., N.E., Vienna.

Vacation Bible School at Oakton Church of the Brethren is set for Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-12:20 p.m., July 10-14. The theme is "Adventure of the Treasure-Seekers: Exploring God's Promises." Registration is open to children age 2 through fifth grade, and the deadline is Sunday, July 2. A $5 donation per child is requested, $15 maximum per family. Call 703-281-4411 or e-mail The church is located at 10025 Courthouse Road, Vienna. Visit

Saint John's Catholic Church, 6420 Linway Terrace, McLean, holds weekly Bible study seminars. Call the office of evangelization at 703-504-8733

McLean Presbyterian Church 1020 Balls Hill Road, McLean, offers worship times on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. (this service is ASL interpreted). Adult Education classes are offered at these same hours, and a children’s ministry ‘Kingdom Kids’, which offers Sunday School also at both service times. Senior Pastor is the Rev. Dr. John R. Hutchinson. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 703.821.0800 or visit

McLean Bible Church. Service times are Saturday at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. The 10:45 a.m. service includes sign interpretation. Visit Frontline services are Sunday nights at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The 5:30 p.m. Frontline service includes sign interpretation. Visit The church is located at 8925 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. Call 703-790-5590; 703-770-2939 (TTY). McLean Bible Church was established in 1965, and the senior pastor is Lon Solomon.

Vienna Presbyterian Church holds the following events/services. The church is located at 124 Park St. S.E., Vienna. Call 703-938-9050 or visit

* Cross Roads. Young adults meet each Wednesday, from 7:30-9 p.m., at 146 Maple Ave. Contact Amy Reeves at

* Teacher Support Group. The group meets the third Monday of each month, from 7-8 p.m. Call Gail Allen at 703-476-3931.

* Book discussion group. The book club meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Contact Ronniejean Irvin at 703- 273-4113.

* Adult Bible Studies. Classes take place Tuesday or Wednesday evenings. For information on Tuesday group, call Barbara Greig at 703-242-3511; Wednesday group, call Dave Gifford at 703-255-9366.

Christian Assembly offers an opportunity for all to enter into Praise and Prayer every Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m., at 8200 Bell Lane, Vienna. Call 703-968-9777 or visit

Vienna Baptist Church offers numerous Christian worship, education, music and mission opportunities. Each Sunday begins with a high-energy VBPraise service at 8:45 a.m. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m., providing different programs to people of all ages. The traditional liturgical worship service takes place at 11 a.m. The church is located at 541 Marshall Road, Vienna. Call 703-281-4400 or visit

A program using music, drumming, movement, song and prayer seeks to bring communities together as part of everyday life. The dances are cross-cultural using sacred phrases, chants, music and movements from many faith traditions. Efforts are to promote peace and integration within individuals and groups. There are no performers or audience, and no experience is necessary. Donations are accepted. The group meets the second Saturday evening each month, September-June, 7:30-10 p.m. Contact Kathryn at 703-573-1236 or For more information on the worldwide Dance Net-work, visit

Chabad at Tysons hosts Shabbat educational services at 1503 Lincoln Center Court, in the Club House of the Fountains of McLean, across from Freddie Mac. Saturday morning service starts at 9:30 a.m.; Torah discussion at 10:30 a.m., followed by a sit-down Kiddush. Thursday night features a Kabbalah class. Call 703-356-3451, or e-mail

A Centering Prayer Group meets Fridays, 9:30-10:30 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. The group will also hear portions from "A Centered Life," an audio tape series by Basil Pennington. E-mail Martha Thomas at or call the church at 703-759-3509.

The New Union Baptist Church, located at 205 Pleasant St., Vienna, offers Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., Worship service at 11 a.m., and Communion each second Sunday at 11 a.m. All are invited to attend. Call 703-281-2556.

Lewinsville Presbyterian Church, 1724, Chain Bridge Road in McLean, has a full range of worship, Christian education, youth, music, and small group ministry programs. Traditional worship services are held at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. Call 703-356-7200 or visit

Catholic Charities is offering a 10-week therapeutic support group in Arlington for victims of sexual abuse.

For information about services or to register for the support group or the Evening of Reflection, please call Patricia Mudd, A.C.S.W., Victim Assistance Coordinator at 703-841-2530.

Westmoreland Community Church, 1988 Kirby Road, at the corner of Kirby and Westmoreland, McLean, extends our hand in Christian love to all to join us in worship. 10 a.m. Bible Study, 11 a.m. Service. Sunday school provided for children at 11 a.m. Military, veterans and newcomers warmly received. Call 703 241-4993.

Emmanuel Lutheran Church has a full range of education, music, worship and outreach programs. Traditional worship is at 8 and 11 a.m., in the rich Lutheran tradition of liturgical song mixed with music of the masters, spirituals and contemporary Christian music. Contemporary worship is at 9:30 a.m., with fresh liturgical song and contemporary Christian music led by Revelation. Christian education for all ages is 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-noon.

The Baha’i community of McLean holds a weekly fireside, a meeting of discussion, devotion and fellowship, at 7500 Box Elder Court in McLean, beginning at 8 p.m. every Friday. The fireside is an opportunity to learn about the Baha’i faith and why Baha’is find hope in a seemingly hopeless world. Call 703-556-3400.

Charles Wesley United Methodist Church, located at 6817 Dean Drive in McLean, holds Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m., Sunday services at 10:30 a.m. and Communion and healing services Wednesdays at noon. Its motto is "A Place to Be and Believe, to Belong and Become." Call the office at 703-356-6336. Visit

Vienna Baptist Church offers numerous Christian worship, education, music and mission opportunities. Each Sunday begins with a VBPraise service at 8:45 a.m. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m., providing different programs to people of all ages. The traditional liturgical worship service takes place at 11a.m. The church is located at 541 Marshall Road, Vienna. For more information, call 703-281-4400 or visit

Faith Baptist Church, located at 301 Center St. S., Vienna, offers Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. for all ages, 11 a.m. worship, and Bible Study on Sunday at 6 p.m. Wednesday at 7 p.m., the Awana children's Club for fourth-through sixth-graders takes place during the school year. Nursery school is provided for all services. The preschool and kindergarten program uses the Abeka curriculum and serves ages 3, 4 and 5. Visit the Web site at or e-mail Call the church at 703-938-9688.

The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer has Sunday services at 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m., and 11 a.m. Sunday School is also at 9:45 a.m. The Church maintains a full calendar of worship, outreach service, fellowship and learning activities for members as well as the community at large. The church is located at 1545 Chain Bridge

Road in McLean. Visit or call the office

at 703-356-3346.

The Great Falls United Methodist Church offers two services with different worship styles. The 8:30 a.m. service is traditional and the 11 a.m. service is a blend of contemporary and traditional styles. The church is located at 10100 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls.

St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, located at 1830 Kirby Road in McLean, invites all to come for the Third Sunday Service every month at 10:15 a.m. This service allows the children to play active roles during the service, particularly in the music and as greeters and ushers. In addition to the Third Sunday Service, traditional services take place every Sunday at 8:15 and 10:15 a.m. Nursery is available at the 10:15 a.m. service. Call the church office at 703-356-7533 with questions.

Body and Soul Fitness Classes offer a blend of cardio, strength training, Pilates, core strengthening and flexibility set to contemporary Christian music. Classes at the McLean Bible Church, 8925 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, are Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:45-11:15 a.m., childcare available. Contact Mary Ward at 703-754-3722. Classes at McLean Presbyterian Church, 1020 Balls Hill Road, are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30-1:15 p.m., strength training only. Call Dana Elsnick at 703-847-9814. Classes at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 2589 Chain Bridge Road, Vienna, are on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:15-10:30 a.m., low impact. Call Lynn Mosteller at 703-698-8624. Classes at Epiphany United Methodist Church, 1014 Country Club Drive, N.E., Vienna, are Mondays from 9:15-10:15 a.m., low impact. Call Lynn Mosteller at 703-698-8624. Classes at Grace Presbyterian Church, 2381 Cedar Lane, Vienna, are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:45-11 a.m., childcare available. Call Lynne Brents at 703-242-8826. Visit for additional class listings or call 888-660-SOUL.