Coming Events

Arlington Forest United Methodist Church will hold Easter services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. April 20 at the church. The 11 a.m. service will feature performances by the bell and chancel choirs. The church is at 4701 Arlington Blvd. For more information, call 703-525-0961 or visit

Cherrydale United Methodist Church of Arlington will hold its annual Chocolate and Fine Arts Festival from 1 to 4 p.m. May 4 at the church. Chocolate and art work by the Arlington Artists' Alliance will be on display for sale. Cost is $5. The church is at 3701 Lorcom Lane. For more information, call 703-527-2621.

First Baptist Church of Alexandria will present a family concert by singer Jana Alayra at 6:30 p.m. April 26 at the church. The singer recently released an album of Christian music aimed at children titled "Believin' On." Cost is $5 for adults, $2 for children. The church is at 2932 King St. For more information, call 703-684-3720.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Alexandria will hold Easter sunrise service at 6 a.m. April 20 at Waterfront Park. Contemporary music will be performed by Shepherd's Flock. The park is at the foot of Prince Street. Worshipers are encouraged to bring a lawn chair. For more information, call 703-548-8608 or visit

-- Compiled by Miya Wiseman

Churches and other religious institutions are encouraged to contribute news about clerical appointments, bazaars, seminars and other special events. Send items to Alexandria Arlington Extra, Religion News, 526 King St., Suite 515, Alexandria, Va. 22314; by fax to 703-518-3001; or by e-mail to The column runs the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. All items should be sent in at least 10 days before publication and should be as succinct as possible.