Faith Notes April 16-22

Faith Notes April 16-22

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Music Performance. 2 p.m. Sunday April 20 at the Arlington Presbyterian Church, 3507 Columbia Pike. Celebrate the 100th anniversary with music by the Cantate Chamber singers and more. Free. Visit or 703-920-5660.

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington will host an evening discussion with Dr. Michael Dimock, Associate Director of the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press on Monday, April 21, 7:30 p.m. at 4444 Arlington Blvd. Free. 703-892-2565.

General Buddhist Program classes, held in Arlington on Monday evenings, May 5,12, 19, and 26 are designed for beginners. They go on for 90 minutes, and involve introductory lectures, and meditations. Contribution of $12 requested. Held 7-8:30 p.m. at the The Griffin Center, Suite 5, 3800 Fairfax Drive. For more information, go to, or 202-986-2257.

Buddhist general program classes are held Mondays, April 21 and 28 from 7-8:30 p.m. at The Griffin Center, 3800 Fairfax Drive, Suite 5. They last for 90 minutes, and involve introductory lectures and meditations. $12 contribution. For more information, go to, or 202-986-2257.

Books, Blooms and Bites Sale. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 at Walker Chapel United Methodist Church, 4102 N. Glebe Road. Browse through a variety of items including plants, books, cds, food and more. Free. Visit or 703-538-5200.

“One Hundred Years of St. George’s Episcopal Church: Growth of A Church Community In the Turbulent 20th Century” has been published as part of the church's centennial year. The booklet is well illustrated, and contains stories from many St. Georgians, as well as chronological and personal history gathered from the church's archives and from interviews. Copies are available from St. George's, 915 N. Oakland St., Arlington 22203.

On Sunday, April 20, 2008, St. George's Day, the Centennial will be celebrated with a special Eucharist followed by a festive luncheon in the parish hall, attended by present and former clergy and parishioners of St. George's.

Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 1500 N. Glebe Road, introduces “The Well,” through energetic and contemplative music led by worship band, relevant, thematic preaching, opportunities for questions about God and faith, time to connect with others and weekly communion. Contact Pastor Brad,, 703-527-3934 or

Faith, Food and Fellowship - Clarendon UMC, 606 N. Irving, offers twice monthly mid-week worship, meal and program on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. The worship service with inspirational music begins at noon, a hot meal follows at 12:30 p.m., and a program runs from 1-1:45 p.m. For
more information, contact the church at 703-527-8574.

The Vajrayogini Buddhist Center continues to hold classes in Buddhist thought and meditation on Monday nights from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Griffin Center, 3800 Fairfax Drive in Arlington (Suite 5). Beginners to Buddhism and meditation are invited to learn how Buddhist philosophy can help people cope with today's stressful times. Cost is a $10 donation. Visit

The Arlington Metaphysical Chapel, 5618 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, offers lessons, classes and other activities for bettering life. Call 703-276-8738 or visit or e-mail for event information.

St. Ann's Youth Group hosts a Tuesday Night Drop-In Night every Tuesday form 6:30-9:30 p.m. The church hopes to make it a great space to do homework, listen to music, play on the computer, hang out, chat, watch movies, or maybe some TV shows and most importantly, just be in a communal sort of way. No need to be formal about it, just stop on in as time permits. Contact Toni at with any questions.

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 your body and your soul. Local classes at Classes at The Falls Church on Mondays 10:30-11:45 a.m. and Wednesdays 12:30-1:45 p.m., low impact. Contact Dana Elsnick at 703-847-9814. Also at The Falls Church on Mondays and Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m. Contact Tricia Van Ryn at

Compline at St. Mary's Episcopal Church every Sunday at 9 p.m. Join for a sung, candle-lit service of meditation and prayer led by the St. Mary's choir. All are welcome. St. Mary's Episcopal Church; 2609 N. Glebe Road. Visit or 703-527-6800.

Clarendon United Methodist Church, 606 N. Irving, holds twice monthly noon services followed by a hot lunch (12:30 p.m.) and a program (1-1:45 p.m.) on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month. Contact Jane Dixon 703-465-0341.

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 10 a.m. Services are followed by a sit-down Kiddush. Call 703-370-2774 or visit

The Victim Assistance Coordinator maintains a list of social workers and counselors, as well as local clergy available for counseling of victims. The office also facilitates counseling for any victims/survivors abused in other dioceses, but currently living in the Arlington diocese. Call Patricia Mudd, A.C.S.W. at 703-841-2530.