The Manassas St. Thomas United Methodist Church will offer special Sunday morning and evening worship services, Tuesday evening picnics, drama events and neighborhood study groups tomorrow through Sept. 12 with the theme "What Is Your Purpose?" based on Rick Warren's book "The Purpose-Driven Life." A homecoming service for former and current church members will be held Aug. 15. The first camp meeting service begins at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow at the church, 8899 Sudley Rd., Manassas. All events are free. 703-368-5161.
'HARBORING THE HEALING HEART'
Journeys Community, a nondenominational spiritual group, will present the free service "Harboring the Healing Heart" at 10 a.m. tomorrow in the auditorium of Vantage House, 5400 Vantage Point Rd., Columbia. 410-730-6079.
The Rev. Albert Appiah, pastor of Renewal Christian Center in Mitchellville, will lead a free healing service at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at Jubilee Christian Center, 4650 Shirley Gate Rd., Fairfax. 703-383-1170.
GAY CHRISTIAN GROUP
You Are Welcome Here (YAWEH), a worship and fellowship group for the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender community, will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in the sanctuary of the Washington Plaza Baptist Church, 1615 Washington Plaza, Reston. 703-471-5225.
Students of Conrad Bernier will perform his works at 6 p.m. tomorrow at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Ave. NE. Donations are requested. 202-526-8300.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Registration is recommended for "Son Games 2004," featuring games, crafts, songs, snacks and Bible stories for children ages 3 through 11. The free event runs from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Monday through Friday at Fair Oaks Alliance Bible Church, 12113 Vale Rd., Oakton. 703-264-1273.
JEWISH STUDY GROUP
Rabbi Bruce Aft of Congregation Adat Reyim will lead a two-part study of "The Amidah" as part of the Foundation for Jewish Studies Northern Virginia Lunch and Learn study group in the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia library, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. Lunch is from noon to 12:30 p.m., and study is from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and Aug. 10. Bring your own lunch. $15. 301-770-4787.
-- Carrie Donovan
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