Fairfax County religion notes

October 3, 2012

Cranford United Methodist Church, 9912 Old Colchester Rd., Lorton, will hold a prayer and healing service, 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month. 703-339-5382.

Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation,1441 Wiehle Ave, Reston, will host a talk, “Scoring President Obama’s Foreign Policy: Successes and Failures,” by Michael O’Hanlon of the Brookings Institution and Robert Malley of International Crisis Group, 8 p.m. Thursday. This is the first of three programs on the topic of “America at the Brink.” Free. 703-437-7733.

St. Mary of Sorrows Catholic Church, 5222 Sideburn Rd., Fairfax, will hold a Bikes for the World collection, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Bring usable or repairable bikes and spare parts for shipment to poverty stricken areas of the world. 703-978-3917, colonna@cox.net.

St. James Episcopal Church at Mount Vernon, 5614 Old Mill Rd., Alexandria, will hold a barbecue and yard sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. 703-780-3081.

St. Francis Episcopal Church, 9220 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, will hold a country fair, with a quilt show, children’s games, live music, a silent auction and a market, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. 703-759-2082, www.thecountryfair.org.

Temple B’nai Shalom,7612 Old Ox Rd., Fairfax Station, will hold Sukkot Havdalah, 6-8 p.m. Saturday. 703-764-2901.

Trinity Presbyterian Church, 651 Dranesville Rd., Herndon, will host a performance of “Resurrection From the Rubble,” 7 p.m. Saturday. This is production of the Resurrection Dance Theater of Haiti to raise funds to help rebuild two St. Joseph Family facilities that were destroyed in the January 2010 earthquake. Freewill donation. 703-437-5500, rdthinfo@gmail.com.

Trinity United Methodist Church, 1205 Dolley Madison Blvd., McLean, will hold a pet blessing, 2 p.m. Sunday. Bring dogs on leashes, cats and other pets in carriers. All species are welcome. Photos will be taken of pets being blessed. 703-356-3312.

Celebration Center for Spiritual Living, 2840 Graham Rd., Falls Church, will hold “Embracing Sound Energy, Meditation With Tibetan Bowls,” 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday. The program will be facilitated by Rick and Susan Gallaher. An offering will be collected. 703-560-2030, www.celebrationcenter.org.

Floris United Methodist Church, 13600 Frying Pan Rd., Herndon, offers a program to address addiction, codependency, anger and other self-destructive behaviors. 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. Celebrate Recovery is a faith-based, 12-step program. Child care is provided. 703-793-0026, recovery@florisumc.org.

St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, 1830 Kirby Rd., McLean, offers a “Centering Prayer” gathering for those who want to pray silently in the company of others. 7-7:45 p.m. Tuesdays. 703-356-1881.

The Fort Belvoir Military Council of Catholic Women will begin a new year of weekly Faith Study, 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays, at the Woodlawn Chapel, 1800 Wright Rd., Fort Belvoir. The group is for military women and spouses of active or retired military members. Free care available for children 5 and younger. The Faith Study book this year will be “Hail, Holy Queen” by Scott Hahn. 703-339-8437.

The Springfield Christian Women’s Connection luncheon will be 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Springfield Golf and Country Club, 8301 Old Keene Mill Rd. Christina Crawford, owner of Chic Envy Consignment, will discuss tips and trends to make consigning more profitable, and Loyanne Perry will give a talk, “Finding an Anchor in the Midst of the Storm.” $17, reservations required by Friday. 703-590-6562, SpringWmConn@yahoo.com.

— Compiled by Jean Mack

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