COMING EVENTS

SACRED MUSIC CONCERT

Viers Mill Baptist Church will host a concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday by the St. James United Methodist Church Choir of Athens, Ga. The 20-member choir will be directed by Bill Emerson. Admission is free, and child care will be available.

The church is at 12221 Veirs Mill Rd., Silver Spring. For directions or more information, call 301-942-3210.

REVIVAL MEETING

Immanuel's Church will host revival reconciliation meetings on Sunday and Monday, featuring keynote speaker Bishop Joseph Garlington, senior pastor of Covenant Church of Pittsburgh. Garlington also is a key figure in the Promise Keepers organization, in which he serves as a worship leader, speaker and master of ceremonies. The meetings are open to the public. No registration is required, and child care will be available. Immanuel's Church is at 16819 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. For more information, call 301-989-4673, Ext. 223.

BLOOD DRIVE

A Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday. Refreshments will be served. The church is at 610 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg. For directions or more information, call 301-948-9418.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

The Church of Christ at Manor Woods will hold a vacation Bible school from 7 to 9 p.m. July 25 through 30. This year's theme is "SonCastle Faire," and lessons will focus on "Using Your Talents for God." Classes for adults and children will be offered, and there will be a nursery. Admission is free, and registration is not required. The church is at 5300 Norbeck Rd., Rockville. For more information, call 301-460-3550.

STUDY SESSION

The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington's Synagogue Relations Outreach Division, in conjunction with local synagogues, will sponsor a Tisha B'Av community study session from 7 to 9 p.m. July 22. The group will examine the tragedies of the Jewish people throughout history. A mincha service with tallit and tefillin will begin at 6:15 p.m.

A 20-minute episode from Rod Serling's "Twilight Zone" will serve as the catalyst for the group discussion. Photocopied portions of the Talmud will be handed out, and participants will discuss the story of "Kamtza" and "Bar Kamtza."

The session will be held at Congregation Beth Sholom, 11825 Seven Locks Rd., Potomac. Admission is free. For more information call, 301-230-7253.

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