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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