Fairfax County religion notes

December 5, 2012

Cranford United Methodist Church, 9912 Old Colchester Rd., Lorton, will hold a service of prayer and healing, providing a quiet time for personal prayer and to pray for others, 6:30 p.m. Thursday. 703-339-5382.

Dulin United Methodist Church, 513 E. Broad St., Falls Church, will hold a living Nativity on the front lawn, 7 and 8 p.m. Friday. See the Nativity story reenacted by to a soundtrack highlighting Dulin youth’s musical talent. There will be live animals. Refreshments will be provided inside the church after the show. Free. 703-532-8060, www.dulinchurch.org.

Mount Olive Baptist Church, 6600 Old Centreville Rd., Centreville, will hold a Community Feast with a traditional holiday dinner with all the trimmings, fellowship and music. Spanish-language translation will be available. The facility is wheelchair and handicap accessible. Call to request free transportation. Noon-4 p.m. Saturday. Free. 703-830-8769.

Parkwood Baptist Church, 8726 Braddock Rd., Annandale, will hold “Bethlehem Walk,” 4-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tour a replica of the ancient Middle Eastern city with costumed reenactors, including Roman soldiers, citizens, street vendors and tax collectors. Plus, activities and crafts for children, Christmas music and a Nativity scene with live performers and animals. 703-978-8160, www.bwalk.org.

Washington Plaza Baptist Church, 1615 Washington Plaza, Reston, will host a Christmas concert, “The Reason for the Season,” by the church’s choir, followed by a reception in the Plaza Room. 4 p.m. Saturday. Free. 703-471-5225, www.washingtonplazachurch.com.

Annandale United Methodist Church, 6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale, will have a children’s Christmas pageant, 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday. 703-256-8330.

Great Falls United Methodist Church, 10100 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, will offer an Advent sermon series, 10 a.m. Sundays, through Dec. 23. 703-759-3705, office@greatfallsumc.org.

Jubilee Christian Center, 4650 Shirley Gate Rd., Fairfax, will have a children’s Christmas musical program, “Aloha Christmas!” 11 a.m. Sunday. A reception will follow. 703-383-1170, www.jccag.org.

St. Katherine Greek Orthodox Church, 3149 Glen Carlin Rd., Falls Church, will hold a bake sale, including Greek pastries, noon-2 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 16. 703-671-1515.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8304 Old Keene Mill Rd., Springfield, will hold a “Journey to Bethlehem,” 1-3 p.m. Sunday. Visit the town of Bethlehem and meet the shepherds, with real sheep, magi with a camel, Mary and Joseph. Crafts and activities for the whole family. 703-451-5855, www.poplc.org.

Burke United Methodist Church, 6200 Burke Center Pkwy., Burke, will hold a “Blue Christmas Service” of comfort and hope for people who have experienced difficulties. 4:30 p.m. Sunday. 703-250-6100, www.burkeumc.org.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 6509 Sydenstricker Rd., Burke, will hold Advent lessons and carols, featuring chorals and congregational hymns sung in response to readings of prophecies of the coming Messiah. Free child care. 5 p.m. Sunday. 703-455-2500, www.standrews.net.

Convergence, 1801 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria, will hold a Spirit of Taize service, 5 p.m. Sunday. Find stillness and silence in a Taize-style service of song, silence and prayer. 703-998-6260.

St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 8531 Riverside Rd., Alexandria, will hold Advent Celtic evening Eucharist services, 5:30 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 23. Candlelight, silence, prayers and music from the Celtic tradition will set the tone for this contemplative worship and communion service. 703-360-4221, www.staidansepiscopal.com.

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 have Advent and Christmas scripture and a sing-along. 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Woodlawn Chapel, 1800 Wright Rd., Fort Belvoir. Free. Charlotte Pierce, 703-339-8437.

Springfield Christian Women’s Connection will hold a luncheon and bake sale 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Karen Paniciano of Draper’s and Damon’s will showcase holiday fashions. Tracey Wainwright, a wife and home-schooling mother of four, will discuss the demands on women today and how life can get out of balance. Dress in holiday attire. Springfield Golf and Country Club, 8301 Old Keene Mill Rd. $17, reservations required by Friday. 703-590-6562, springwmconn@yahoo.com.

Living Savior Lutheran Church, 5500 Ox Rd., Fairfax Station, will hold an Advent worship service and Holy Communion, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Dec. 19. 703-352-1421, www.livingsaviorlutheran.org.

— Compiled by Jean Mack

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