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Floris United Methodist Church Full Circle Band will lead a contemporary worship service 2:30-3:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 6, at Frying Pan Farm Park, Visitor Center/Picnic Pavilion, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon The community is invited. Children are encouraged to bring their school backpacks to the service for the Blessing of the Backpacks. 703-793-0026 or

Southview Baptist Church is inviting the Herndon/Reston community to join them on Sunday, Sept. 13 for their "New Beginnings" session to kick off the new church year. In addition to "New Beginnings," Southview is also participating in "Back to Church Sunday," a national campaign specifically designed to welcome neighbors, friends, and loved ones back to church. "It's going to be a great day as we kick off the new church year at Southview," said Rev. William Attaway, Pastor at Southview.

The day will begin with Bible study classes for all ages at 9:30 a.m., worship at 11 a.m., with special guest speaker Mike Watson, and a picnic after worship. Burgers, hot dogs, and drinks will be provided, and church members will be bringing side dishes and desserts. There will also be a bounce house, an inflatable obstacle course and sno cones for children.

Southview was established in 1978 and has grown into what it is now on Reston Parkway with close to 350 members. Southview offers a variety of ministries, Bible study classes, and other small groups each week.

Washington Plaza Baptist Church. Adult Bible Study every Sunday at 9:30 a.m., currently studying the Gospel of Mark. Worship Services every Sunday at 11 a.m. 703-471-5225 or

Chabad of Reston, Herndon’s New Hebrew School provides an academic environment where children acquire a broad knowledge of Judaism through Hebrew reading, writing, Jewish history, holidays and more. Registration is now open for 2009-2010. 703-476-1829, or

Trinity Presbyterian Church 'Discovery Canyon' Vacation Bible Camp, 8:45 a.m.-12 p.m. from July 27-31. For ages 4 through rising fifth graders. $15/child. 651 Dranesville Rd., Herndon. or 703-444-2246.

The Convocation of Anglicans in North America has announced Dr. Steve Garber of the Washington Institute for Faith, Vocation, and Culture and the Most Rev’d Emmanuel Egbunu, Archbishop of Lokoja, Nigeria, are the keynote speakers for the annual CANA Council meeting at the Church of the Epiphany in Herndon, from July 30-Aug. 1. This year’s council meeting will have a special focus on teens and youth. Dr. Garber has taught with the Lilly Endowment and the American Studies Program on Capitol Hill. Before becoming archbishop of Lokoja, Archbishop Egbunu served as the bishop of Lokoja, suffragan bishop of Abuja, and a priest in northern Nigeria. CANA Council is open to all CANA clergy and will include delegates from each member congregation. To attend, contact Kelly Oliver (ext. 140) or Megan Franko (ext. 148) at 703-683-5004, or go to

The Dranesville Church of the Brethren: Prayer for the Community Needs. People of the community are invited to come to on Saturday, July 25 at 11 a.m. to receive prayers for their situations.

Dranesville Church of the Brethren, 11500 Leesburg Pike, Herndon, VA 20170. Tel: (703) 430-7872. Email:

Floris United Methodist Church, 13600 Frying Pan Road, Herndon, is looking for people to sing in a choir. Floris UMC has a season of music including concerts featuring Schubert's "Mass in G Major", Handel's "Messiah" and more. Rehearsal on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. and singing most Sunday mornings at the 11 a.m. service. Scott Glysson at or 703-793-0026.

Congregation Beth Emeth, 12523 Lawyers Road, Herndon, will host a Yiddish Club on the first Tuesday of each month. Members will engage in a variety of activities that utilize the Yiddish language, including reading stories, listening to music and radio broadcasts, reading Yiddish newspapers and more. Free. Call 703-860-4515, ext. 127.

Every Wednesday, at 12:15 p.m., St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 432 Van Buren St., Herndon, offers a lunch-time Healing and Holy Communion service. This half-hour service is offered to all and allows people an opportunity to worship during the work week when they may be away from their regular church. All baptized Christians are welcome to receive the Sacrament and all who have not been baptized may receive a blessing at the Altar rail. Call the church Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at 703-437-3790 or visit

Knitters needed the first and third Wednesdays of the month, at 7 p.m., at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 432 Van Buren St., Herndon. The church's Shawl Ministry is offering free knitting instruction while providing shawls, blankets and other knitted items for people in need. No cost and yarn can be provided. E-mail or visit the Pastoral Care page at

Nondenominational Christian businessmen meet for prayer, Biblical discussion and fellowship every Friday, at 7 a.m., at Anita’s, 1051 Elden St., Herndon and every Thursday at noon at 555 Grove St., Suite 200, Herndon. Call 703-795-1257.

Adult Sunday school will be held every Sunday, at 9:30 a.m., at the Washington Plaza Baptist Church at Lake Anne Village Center. The group is studying the Gospel of Mark. Services follow every Sunday at 11 a.m.