Religion Notes

Religion Notes

Thursday, September 21, 2006

St. Mary Orthodox Church holds meetings at 7:30 p.m. each Wednesday for adults who wish to learn more about the Orthodox Christian faith. The church is at 7223 Roosevelt Ave., Falls Church. For information, call 703-280-0770.

St. Matthew's United Methodist Church of Annandale welcomes author and naturalist Sy Montgomery for a presentation at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Montgomery is the author of "The Good Pig." The church is at 8617 Little River Tpk. For information, call 703-978-3500 or visit .

Ravensworth Baptist Church begins its fall dinner and discussion series at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday. The series, which focuses on hunger issues, continues at the same time Oct. 11 and 18. The church is at 5100 Ravensworth Rd., Annandale. Cost for dinner is $6. For information or reservations, call 703-941-4113.

Lord of Life Lutheran Church hosts a luncheon for adults 50 and older from noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 28. Motivational speaker and author Sharon Glasgow is scheduled to speak on the topic of understanding the people who drive us crazy. The cost is $7. The event is sponsored by the Fairfax-Burke Shepherd's Center. Reservations can be made on a first-come, first-served basis through today. The church is at 5114 Twinbrook Rd., Fairfax. For information or for reservations, call 703-620-0161 or visit .

Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation is the site for a meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 of the Potomac Chapter of Hadassah. Kosher gourmet Louise Fisher offers instruction on the preparation of kosher hors d'oeuvres. The congregation meets at 1441 Wiehle Ave., Reston.

For information, call 703-391-8522.

St. Thomas Episcopal Church holds a family fair with items for sale and games from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 30. Sale items include clothing, books, toys and food. The church is at 8991 Brook Rd., McLean. For information, call 703-442-0330.

Christ Church of Fairfax Station plans a used-book sale from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 30. The church, which promises a wide variety of fiction, nonfiction, children's books and bestsellers, is at 8285 Glen Eagles Lane. For information, call 703-690-3401.

St. Philip Church hosts a fall festival from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 30. The event features arts and crafts, homemade jams and jellies, a silent auction, carnival games, children's rides and baked goods. The church is at 7500 St. Philip's Ct., Falls Church. For information, call 703-573-3808.

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax hosts a screening of "An Inconvenient Truth" from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 1. The film documents the global-warming crisis and focuses on a presentation by former vice president Al Gore. A discussion follows, and elected officials and candidates for office have been invited to share their views. The church is at 2709 Hunter Mill Rd., Oakton. For information, call 703-281-4230.

Messiah Lutheran Church holds a blessing of the animals at 3 p.m. Oct. 1. The church is at 6510 Fort Hunt Rd., in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County. For information, call 703-765-5003.

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