Congregation Yad Shalom, located in Centreville, provides a variety of programs in a traditional format with a modern flair.
* Ask about the K–2 Hebrew school for the children. New format and new classes continue for the spring semester, and the public is invited to check out the opportunities for the upcoming fall semester.
For further details and/or directions, contact Jon Sunray at 703-378-1463, or visit the Web site at www.yadshalom.com.
* The holidays will soon be here — give the congregation a call and find out how to celebrate with your friends in the Jewish community.
* Yad Shalom is taking its summer break for the congregation. Join in for a special evening at the Potomac Nationals baseball game on Saturday, July 1, beginning at 7:05 p.m.
* Celebrate Ben Pioso’s 100th month birthday party at the Little Rocky Run Pool and Rec Center on Saturday, July 15 at 5:30 p.m.
For further details and/or directions, contact Jon Sunray at 703-378-1463, or visit the Web site at www.yadshalom.com.
Jubilee Christian Center will be having a special Healing Service on Sunday, July 2 at 6:30 p.m., with Rev. Warren Van Dolsen speaking and praying for physical and spiritual needs. Van Dolsen has served as an Assemblies of God missionary in Mexico for over 10 years. Located at 4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. Call 703-383-1170.
Jesus heals, especially reaching out to the weak and the outsiders. Pastor Jeremy McLeod leads worship on this theme at 10 a.m., Centreville Firehouse #17, 5856 Old Centreville Road. Communion during worship is open to all. Sunday School classes for children meet during the worship hour, followed by fellowship with fair trade coffee and treats. Wellspring is thoughtful, prayerful, justice-seeking, and open and affirming to seekers of all backgrounds. Wellspring is part of the "God is still speaking" movement in the United Church of Christ. Call Pastor Jeremy McLeod at 703-257-4111, or check the Web site at Wellspringucc.org.
Television and stage actor, Jim Wead, will present a one-person historical/patriotic musical drama, "God's Hand on America," at the Jubilee Christian Center on Sunday, July 9, during the 8:45 and 11 a.m. services. Wead presents the history of the U. S. presidents from the perspective of a White House "angel" (janitor). Wead has appeared in various TV shows, including "Teenage Father," "Little House on the Prairie," "Family," "Quincy," and "Fame." The performances are free. An offering will be received. Located at 4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. Call 703-383-1170. www.jccag.org.
Jewish Singles will gather for a Wine and Snack Schmooze followed by Shabbat services at Congregation Beth Emeth in Herndon on Friday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome. Beth Emeth is a conservative Synagogue serving the communities of Fairfax, Loudoun, and surrounding metro area. This event is cosponsored by the JCC of Northern Virginia. Contact JSchneider1862@hotmail.com.
Centreville United Methodist Church will hold Vacation Bible School from July 17-21. Choose morning session or evening session. This year's them is "Fiesta ... where kids get fired up about Jesus!" For children entering kindergarten through sixth grade in September of 2006. Cost is $20 a child, $50 per family max. Call 703-830-2684, ext. 1867, or visit www.centreville-umc.org.
St. John's Episcopal Church welcomes the community to the following events:
* July 24-28 - Vacation Bible School. 9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. A "Beach Trek," to explore stories of Jesus as children enjoy fun crafts, music, games and food. Cost: $20 per child; $17 per child if two or more in family; $50 max per family. This offering is for 4-year-olds through rising 5th-graders.
Call the parish office at 703-803-7500, or visit the Web site at www.stjohnscentreville.org. St. John's Episcopal Church is located at 5649 Mount Gilead Road in Centreville's Historic District.
Clear River Community Church will be hosting its Vacation Bible School (VBS) from July 24-28 at 5690 Sully Road Centreville from 9:15 a.m. - 12 p.m. This year's theme is: Treasure Cove. Discover the riches of Christ.
Registration forms may be downloaded from the Web site at www.clearriver.org click on "kids." Contact Fiona Bracy at 571-338-4078 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lord of Life Lutheran Church.
* July 24-28, Mystery Adventure Camp 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for rising first- to sixth-graders. Cost: $100.
* Aug. 7-11, Vacation Bible School – Son Treasure Island, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for age 3 through upcoming fourth-grade students. Cost: $25.
* Aug. 7-11, Mission Possible – Mission Camp 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for rising fifth- and sixth-grade students. Cost: $35.
All camps are held at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 5114 Twinbrook Road, Fairfax. Go to www.lordoflifelutheran.com. Contact Christian Education Director, Stacey Boyce at 703-323-9500, ext. 16, or email CEMinistry@lordoflifelutheran.com with questions.
Join the women of Ox Hill Baptist Church as they study Beth Moore's "Living Beyond Yourself — Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit." The study will teach how to nurture and cultivate the Fruit of the Spirit in your daily life. The Bible study will be held on Sunday evenings through Aug. 6, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Ox Hill Baptist Church, 4101 Elmwood St., Chantilly. Pre-registration is requested. Contact the church at 703-378-5555 or www.oxhillbaptist.org.
Antiochian Orthodox Mission of Northern Virginia meets each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for Divine Liturgy at the Compton Village Community Center, 14401 Compton Village Drive, Centreville. The community is invited. Additional information can be found on the Web site: www.nvorthodox.org or by contacting Father Tom Palke via email email@example.com or telephone 703-303-3047.
Body & Soul Fitness offers a blend of cardio, strength training, Pilates, core strengthening, and flexibility rolled into a unique package. Set to contemporary Christian music, find a program that will work both body and soul. New class being held in Chantilly at Shepherd Gate Church on Pleasant Valley Road on Mondays/Thursdays 9:30-11 a.m. and Saturdays 7:30-9 a.m. Space is limited. Call Cindy at 703-542-6617.
Temple Beth Torah is a Reform Jewish congregation and member of the Union of Reform Judaism (URJ) that meets at St. John's Episcopal Church in Centreville. Religious school is held at the Goddard School in Chantilly. The congregation welcomes all members of the community to attend any of the services or events. Call 703-263-2252 or visit www.BethTorah.net.
Jubilee Christian Center is offering free English classes as a second language during its Sunday School time, 10:10-10:50 a.m., on Sundays, at 4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. 703-383-1170.
Cedar Run Community Church is a non-denominational Christian church. It meets for Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. at Waples Mill Elementary off Waples Mill Road in the Fair Oaks area. There's a Promiseland children's ministry for newborns through sixth-graders, as well as a dynamic, safe place for teens at the student ministry meeting during the Sunday service. Call 703-968-7312 or visit www.cedarrun.net.
Capital Worship Center will hold weekly worship services at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays, and Bible study and worship services on Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m. at Centre Ridge Elementary School, 14400 New Braddock Road, Centreville. Also offered at this time will be youth services, children's fellowship and a nursery. Call 703-530-8100.
Christ the Redeemer Episcopal Church holds a contemporary worship service on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. at Centreville Elementary School in Centreville. Sunday school and a nursery are provided on Sundays. Visit www.connectwithctr.com. or call 703-502-1732.
New Hope Fellowship currently meets at 10:50 a.m. at the Greenbriar Community Center each Sunday. The center is located at 4615 Stringfellow Road, Chantilly. Call 703-591-2948.
Community Care Groups at New Life Christian Church
The following are ongoing support groups which meet at Westfield High School on Sunday mornings or as indicated. Contact Community Care Minister Ron Furgerson at 703-266-0118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Food Freedom — A Celebrate Recovery Support Group. This group uses a proven Biblical approach to promote healing from compulsive eating problems. The group meets at Westfield High School at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday. Child Care is provided.
* Help for Hurts, Habits, and Hang-Ups — A Celebrate Recovery Group. This group uses the 12-step approach coupled with the teachings of Jesus to help overcome or cope with all types of addictions, compulsions and life problems. The group meets at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday at Westfield High School. Child care is provided.
* Dealing with Divorce — A Divorce Care Support Group. This is a video-based seminar group for people who are separated or divorced. The group is a place to receive sound information about ways to heal from the hurt and to cope with the life pressures which accompany separation and divorce. The group meets at 11 a.m. each Sunday at Westfield High School. Child care is provided.
Healthy Boundaries — Getting Control of Your Life. The group helps the over-stressed, over-worked and over-committed to gain control of their lives through developing healthy, balanced relationships. The group meets at 7:30 p.m. each Thursday at 13777 Laurel Rock Drive; Clifton.
Beth Moore Bible study series “Living Beyond Yourself: Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit” will be offered for women Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 5114 Twinbrook Road, Fairfax. Workbooks are $15. Call 703-323-9500 or visit www.lordoflifelutheran.com.
Adults, single or married, are invited to join Saint Andrew Lutheran Church's Adult Fellowship team. Church is located at 14640 Soucy Place, Centreville. E-mail Pam Gehle at Gehles4@yahoo.com or Linda Schwarz at Linda.Schwarz@cox.net with any new ideas or interest in planning or hosting an event.
The Activity Center at Saint Andrew Lutheran Church is every Sunday after the 11 a.m. Service's Children's Sermon. Children ages 3-7 go to the preschool area while parents listen to the sermon without interruption from little ones. Adult volunteers who are scheduled about once every two to three months are needed. Church is located at 14640 Soucy Place, Centreville. Call Kathy Uffelman at 703-830-2768 with questions or to volunteer.
New Life Christian Church is forming a new Grief Share Group for persons who are experiencing the hurt associated with loss of a loved one. The group meets for 12 sessions using a video-based discussion format and is effective in helping survivors deal with the issues faced by persons going through a period of grief. Contact Leslie Delp at 703-815-6274.
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets at Centreville Baptist Church on alternate Friday mornings. Do you think spaghetti is a finger food? Write your grocery list in crayon? Come join other moms for encouragement and support. Contact Centreville Baptist Church at 703-830-3333 or visit www.cbcva.org
Northern Virginia Orthodox Mission meets each Sunday for Divine Liturgy at 9 a.m. at Compton Village, 14401 Compton Village Drive, Centreville. All services are in English. All are welcome. Additional information can be found at the Web site: www.nvorthodox.org or by calling Tammy at 703-426-8719.
New Life Christian Church is once again offering two Divorce Care Groups, one meeting on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. at Westfield High School (child care provided) and one home group which meets on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. Both are video-based seminar groups for people who are experiencing difficulty with their separation or divorce. The groups provide sound information about ways to heal from the hurt and cope with the life pressures which accompany separation and divorce. Groups are free. Contact Jon Williams at 703-505-4525 or Deeanne Rampey at 703-266-8357.
YAWEH (You Are Welcome Here) will be held on the first Sunday of each month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. for a Christian discussion group reinforcing God's love for the GLBTQ community (and the people who love them.) The discussion is led by Pastor Sandi John and Minister of Music Dean Jenkins. The gathering is an informal time of worship, instruction and fellowship. Call the church office at 703-471-5225, e-mail Pastor@WashingtonPlazaChurch.com and/or see the Web site at www.WashingtonPlazaChurch.com for directions. The church is located at 1615 Washington Plaza, Reston.
Shepherd Gate Church is now offering two services: 9 and 10:45 a.m. The church is located at 4310 Pleasant Valley Road, Chantilly. Visit www.shepherdgate.org or call 703-961-1040.
Unity Life Center of Chantilly holds Sunday services and youth education at 10 a.m. with the Revs. Cynthia Vermillion-Foster and Don Foster. The church is located at 14088-C Sullyfield Circle, Chantilly. Call 703-263-7645 or visit www.unitylife.org.
St. John's Episcopal Church offers the following: Sunday Eucharist services are at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. A nursery for children up to age 3 is available. Opportunities for adult, youth and child enrichment are offered. On Wednesdays, a Eucharist and Healing Service is held at 9:15 a.m. Call 703-803-7500 or visit www.stjohnscentreville.org, or e-mail email@example.com. The church is located at 5649 Mount Gilead Road, Centreville.
Antiochian Orthodox Mission of Northern Virginia meets each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for Divine Liturgy at the Compton Village Community Center, 14401 Compton Village Drive, Centreville. Join us. Additional information can be found on the Web site: www.nvorthodox.org or by contacting Father Tom Palke via email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 703-303-3047.