St. Genesius Homeschool Drama Troupe will present its final performance of Charles Dickens's "A Christmas Carol" at 6:45 tonight in the St. Timothy's School gymnasium. The production stars Fairfax resident Gerard Maurer as Ebeneezer Scrooge and features more than 50 Northern Virginia Catholic home-schoolers from 11 area churches in the cast and crew. The performance is free, but donations will be accepted for Food for the Poor, a nonprofit organization that serves impoverished people of Central America. The school is at 13807 Poplar Tree Rd. in Chantilly.
Fairfax Baptist Temple will hold its annual Christmas music presentation at 5 p.m. Sunday. The concert, "Ten Thousand Hallelujahs," will feature the church's combined choir and orchestra. The community is invited. The church is at Fairfax County Parkway and Burke Lake Road in Fairfax Station. For more information, call 703-323-8100 or visit www.fbtministries.org.
Little River Church of Christ will celebrate the end of Advent with worship services at 7 and 11:15 p.m. Tuesday. The early family worship service will feature a telling of the Christmas story as well as carol singing and the lighting of an Advent wreath. The later, candlelight service will feature carols and lessons. The church is at 8410 Little River Tpk. in Annandale. For more information, call 703-425-9140 or visit www.lrucc.org.
St. John's Episcopal Church of McLean will hold Christmas Eve services at 4, 7 and 10:30 p.m. The church's Christmas day service will be held at 10 a.m. The church is at 6715 Georgetown Pike. For more information, call 703-356-4902.
Wesley United Methodist Church will hold Christmas Eve services at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. The early service will feature scripture chosen with children in mind and the later service will be by candlelight. Both services will feature Christmas music. The church is at Spring and Moore streets in Vienna. For more information, call 703-938-8700.
Jubilee Christian Center will hold its Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served before the service at 7. Also, the church will welcome Bobi and Nancy Arsenovic, Assemblies of God missionaries to Belgium, at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 29. The Arsenovics will speak about their work teaching and training students at the Continental Theological Seminary in Brussels. The church is at 4650 Shirley Gate Rd. in Fairfax. For more information, call 703-383-1170.
St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Falls Church will stage a living nativity from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday. A children's worship service will be held at 5 that evening and a candlelight service will follow at 8. The church is at 7628 Leesburg Pike. For more information, call 703-893-9220.
Fairfax Presbyterian Church will present a dramatic musical worship service at 5 p.m. Tuesday. The service will be offered by the children of the congregation. A service of lessons and carols will follow at 8, and a communion service will be held at 10. The church is at 10723 Main St. For more information, call 703-273-5300.
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer will hold three Christmas Eve services. A children's service will be held at 6:30 p.m. and two communion services at 9 and 11 p.m. will be held by candlelight and feature choral music. The music will be under the direction of Donald McCullogh, director of the Master Chorale of Washington. An additional communion service will be held at 10 a.m. Christmas day. The church is at 1545 Chain Bridge Rd. in McLean. For more information, call 703-356-3346 or visit www.redeemer-mclean.org.
Truro Episcopal Church of Fairfax will hold four Christmas Eve services. Family Eucharist will be offered at 3 and 5 p.m. services. Festival Eucharist will be offered at 7:30 and 11 p.m. services. Special music will begin 45 minutes before the evening services. Christmas day services will begin at 10:30 a.m. The church is at 10520 Main St. For more information, call 703-273-1300 or visit www.truro.org.
-- Compiled by C. Woodrow Irvin
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