Alexandria and Arlington religion notes

December 12, 2012
Thursday, Dec. 13

Faith, Food and Fellowship, features a noon service with music by J. Reilly Lewis of the Washington Bach Consort; followed by lunch ($5), 12:30 p.m.; and “Buying and Selling at Auction,” discussed by Matthew Wilcox, 1 p.m. Clarendon United Methodist Church, 606 N. Irving St., Arlington. 703-527-8574.

Alfred Street Baptist Church concert, “Great Joy, A Gospel Christmas,” presented by the Music, Drama & Liturgical Dance Ministries of the church featuring pianist Joseph Joubert. 7:30 p.m., Kenmore Middle School, 200 S. Carlin Springs Rd., Arlington. Free. 703-683-2222 or www.alfredstreet.org.

Saturday, Dec. 15

Novena of Masses, “Simbang Gabi” evening masses through Dec. 23 will be held at 7 or 7:30 p.m. in Fairfax, Falls Church and Arlington County. For a complete schedule, visit the Web site. 703-403-5624, http://home.catholicweb.com or www.filipinoministry.catholicweb.com.

Sunday, Dec. 16

“Sing We Now of Christmas,” with congregational carolling accompanied by guest musicians, choirs and handbells. 10:45 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 2011 Cameron Mills Rd., Alexandria. 703-549-5500, www.trinityalexandria.com.

Nine-Day Christmas novena, “Simbang Gabi,” early-morning masses followed by a social. 5 a.m. daily, through Dec. 24, St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 3304 N. Washington Blvd., Arlington. 703-527-5500 or www.stcharleschurch.org.

Christmas pageant and Yuletide feast, features Sunday school children as shepherds, sheep and angels in a manger, followed by a dinner. Bring cookies for a cookie exchange. Child care available. 5-7 p.m., Christ Church, auditorium, 118 N. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-549-1450 or www.historicchristchurch.org.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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