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Vienna Assemblies of God is located at 100 Ayr Hill Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-938-7736 or www.viennaag.com.
* A Blue Christmas, services for those who have lost a loved one or have family deployed. Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. Not a celebratory service: where those who are mourning can experience comfort.
* Candlelight Christmas Eve Service, celebratory service for the whole family. Dec. 24 at 7 p.m.
Chanukah Wonderland at Tysons Corner, 8100 Oak St., just off Gallows Road in Vienna, through Friday, Dec. 26. Sunday-Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Free admission. Meet Judah Maccabee, tour the Chanukah House, make candles, build a giant Lego menorah, design cards for Israeli soldiers. Arts and crafts, games, olive oil show and olive press, Chanukah Superstore and café, Chanukah Mad Science, Katie Balloons and comedy and magic shows. 703-821-7770 or www.chabadtysons.com.
Redeemer Lutheran Church Annual Living Nativity, Dec. 18 and 19, 6:30-8:30 pm. Visit live animals at the crèche, where children can dress like Mary and Joseph. Crafts, Christmas carols, cookies and hot cocoa. Redeemer is located at 1545 Chain Bridge Road in McLean. 703-356-3346 or www.redeemermclean.org.
St. John's Episcopal Church Festival of Lessons and Carols, on Sunday, Dec. 21 at 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. St. John's is one mile east of Beltway Exit 44, at 6715 Georgetown Pike in McLean. 703-356-4902 or www.stjohnsmclean.org.
Oakton Church of the Brethren Christmas Eve service with candle lighting and communion will be Wednesday, Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. Childcare is available. 10025 Courthouse Road in Vienna. 703 281-4411 or www.oaktonbrethren.org.
Providence Baptist Church Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be Wednesday, Dec. 24 at 6 p.m. at 8980 Brook Road in McLean. 703-893-5330 or Providencetoday.org.
Christ the King Lutheran Church will have three Christmas Eve services on Dec. 24 at 10550 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, and a Christmas Day service on Dec. 25 at 11 a.m. Nursery provided for the 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. services. www.Christ-The-King-Lutheran.org.
*Children's service at 5 p.m. with Cherubs, King's Kids, and Chimers Choirs.
*Family Candlelight Service at 7 p.m. with King's Orchestra and King's Choir.
*Festival Candlelight Service at 11 p.m. with the Bell Team.
St. Mark Catholic Church’s 24th Annual International Crèche Exhibit, on Saturday Jan. 3 from 5-7:30 p.m., and Sunday Jan. 4 from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Crèches from many nations will be shared by the parishioners of St. Mark. Free admission. 9970 Vale Road, Vienna. 703-938-4355.
Great Falls United Methodist Church Celebrate Recovery Ministry begins Wednesday, Jan. 14 at 6 p.m. A 45-minute contemporary-style service with music, prayer, and biblically-based messages, followed by coffee fellowship. 10100 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. 703-759-3705.
The "Third Wednesday at One" recital series with organist Charles Miller, on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 1 p.m. at Saint Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Free admission. 703-356-0670 or www.musicinmclean.org.
Vajrayogini Buddhist Center offers ongoing classes on meditation and Buddhist philosophy, Mondays at 7 p.m. at Unity of Fairfax, 2854 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. $10 per class. 202-331-2122 or www.meditation-dc.org.
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, at 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton chorale, a 60-voice adult choir, welcomes new members any time and meets Thursdays, 7:15 p.m. The Circle of Music Makers meets the first Monday of the month, for those who can share a vocal or instrumental solo. Contact Judy Harrison at 703-281-4230, ext. 26, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Joint Activities in Music at Sunrise is for preschoolers, kindergarteners, parents and residents of Hunter Mill Sunrise Assisted Living Center, on Wednesdays, 1-1:30 p.m. Contact Marsha Giusti at 703-425-1902 or email@example.com.
McLean Bible Church Fitness Class at Body & Soul fitness. Balance is key, energy is renewed, strength is gained, and friendships are formed. Mondays 9:15 a.m. and Fridays 9:45 a.m. Childcare is free for registered students. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
A Centering Prayer Group meets Fridays, 9:30 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. E-mail Martha Thomas at email@example.com or call the church at 703-759-3509.
St. John’s Episcopal Church supports over twenty outreach ministries, including SHARE, Habitat for Humanity, Martha’s Table, and the Gen. Colin L. Powell Leadership Club at Macfarland Middle School in Washington D.C. Services at 7:45 a.m., 9 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 6715 Georgetown Pike, McLean. 703-356-4902 or www.stjohnsmclean.org.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and the Jewish Outreach Institute offer the Mothers/Parents Circle, an umbrella of free educational events and resources. Jewish rituals, ethics and the creation of a Jewish home, regular meetings and group Shabbats and holidays. Participants include Sha'are Shalom, Congregation Beth Emeth, Temple Rodef Shalom and the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia. ShalomDC.org.
The Jewish Social Services Agency, 3018 Javier Road, Fairfax, offers a variety of family programs. Call 703-204-9100.
*Just Chill: An Anxiety Management Group, for ages 8-10. Wednesdays through Feb. 18 at 6 p.m.
*Teen Talk: An Adolescent Adoption Series, for ages 13-18. Tuesdays through Dec. 23 at 7 p.m. Pre-registration required.
*Support Group for Parents of Young Adults with Asperger's Syndrome and Related Disorders. Jan. 28 at 7 p.m.
*Social Club for Young Adults with Asperger's Syndrome. Call for a schedule of events and costs.
*Starting Over: A Widow and Widower Support Group, meeting the third Monday of every month, at 1 p.m.
*You and Your Aging Parents, meeting the third Wednesday of every month, at 6 p.m.
Registration for the St. Mark ESL winter term will be Jan. 6 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. Classes meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings. $15 for the 11 week semester, new students must also purchase class book. Child care is available, and an optional basic computer skills class is offered to intermediate and advanced students. St. Mark CFC, 9972 Vale Road, Vienna. 703-216-4488, 703-477-2389 or 703-424-1046.
Vienna Assembly of God has a ministry to children on Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m. at the corner of Center N and Ayr Hill Avenue, N.E. Children's Church on Sundays also available. 703-938-7736 or www.ViennaAG.com.
Vienna Christian Healing Rooms, every Saturday, 1-5 p.m., at 8200 Bell Lane. A team of Christians is available to anyone requesting prayer. Free and open to the public. 703-698-9779 or www.viennachristianhealingrooms.com.
The Baha’i community of McLean holds a weekly fireside, a meeting of discussion, devotion and fellowship, at 7500 Box Elder Court in McLean, at 8 p.m. every Friday. An opportunity to learn about the Baha’i faith. 703-556-3400.
English classes at McLean Baptist Church on Mondays, including beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Advanced electives are Literature, U.S. Government, World Religions, and current events. Free class and registration, but students must buy their own books. 9:30 a.m. at 1367 Chain Bridge Road. 703-356-8080 or www.mcleanbaptist.org.
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, 1830 Kirby Road in McLean. The third Sunday service every month at 10:15 a.m. allows children to play active roles in the music and as greeters and ushers. Traditional services are every Sunday at 8:15 and 10:15 a.m. Nursery is available at the 10:15 a.m. service. 703-356-7533.