Dranesville Church of the Brethren will hold a peace service to commemorate the 140th anniversary of the Battle of Dranesville at 6 p.m. Sunday. Small exhibits on the battle and the church's pacifist stance will be open before the service. The church is at 11500 Leesburg Pike in Herndon. For information, call 703-430-7872.
Parkwood Baptist Church of Annandale will re-create a Bethlehem city street at the time of Jesus's birth from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The "Bethlehem Walk" will include a living Nativity as well as members of the congregation costumed as citizens of the town engaged in everyday activities. The church is at 8726 Braddock Rd. For information, call 703-978-8160 or visit www.parkwood.org.
Wesley United Methodist Church's "Never Grow Old" seniors group will have a holiday gathering at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Pianists Katherine and Elisabeth Curry and violinist John Curry will provide music. The church is at Moore and Spring streets in Vienna. For information, call 703-938-8700.
Bush Hill Presbyterian Church will welcome the Fools for Christ Parable Production Company at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, and at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. The group will perform "Incident Near Bethlehem," an original play written by the church's late pastor, Jack Kurtz. The church is at 4916 Franconia Rd. in Alexandria. For information, call 703-971-1171 or visit www.bushhill.org.
Living Savior Lutheran Church will hold a Christmas open house from noon to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Area families are invited to make Christmas tree ornaments and enjoy light refreshments. The church is at 5500 Ox Rd. in Fairfax Station. For information, call 703-764-1952.
Dulin United Methodist Church's youth group will sponsor a living Nativity at 7 and 8:15 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. The event will be on the church's front lawn. The church's choral Christmas celebration will be at 4 p.m. Dec. 22. The church is at 513 E. Broad St. in Falls Church. For information on either event, call 703-532-8060.
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in McLean will stage a creche play at 11 a.m. Sunday in the church nave. More than 130 children will tell the Christmas story through song and dance. The church also will stage a living Nativity on the front lawn from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 19 and 20. The church is at 1545 Chain Bridge Rd. For information, call 703-356-3346 or visit www.redeemer-mclean.org.
Fairfax Assembly of God's music and arts department will present "A Time for Christmas" at 7 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday and at 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday. The musical performance will feature two members of the Washington Opera. The church is at 4104 Legato Rd. For information, call 703-591-4284 or visit www.fairfaxag.com.
Church of the Apostles in Fairfax will present "The Christmas Show" at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. This original work examines the evolution of Christmas traditions through song, dance and dramatic readings. Admission is $5 and the maximum charge is $20 per family. The church is at 3500 Pickett Rd. For information, call Becky Patton at 703-412-7675 or visit www.churchoftheapostles.org.
Providence Presbyterian Church choir will be joined by Washington's Classical Brass in performances of John Rutter's "Gloria" at 9 and 11:15 a.m. Sunday. The church is at 9019 Little River Turnpike in Fairfax. For information, call Paul Krumhaus at 703-604-7308.
Church of the Good Shepherd will hold a "longest night" worship service at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21 to mark the winter solstice. The church is at 2351 Hunter Mill Rd. in Vienna. For information, call 703-281-3987 or visit www.goodshepherdva.com.
-- Compiled by C. Woodrow Irvin
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