Lutheran Church of the Redeemer will hold a community festival and auction from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. The festival, at Westmoreland Avenue and Chain Bridge Road in McLean, will feature an Oktoberfest menu, a magic show, a used-book sale, a moon bounce and miniature golf. The church is at 1545 Chain Bridge Rd. For more information, call 703-356-3346 or visit www.redeemer-mclean.org.

Mount Olive Baptist Church will have a homecoming program at 3 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Norman A. Tate of Heritage Fellowship United Church of Christ in Reston will give a speech called "Preserving the Past, Building for the Future." The church is at 6600 Old Centreville Rd., Centreville. For more information, call 703-830-8769.

Ekoji Buddhist Temple will offer an introductory course on Buddhism at 10 a.m. Sunday. The one-hour classes will continue each week for six weeks. The temple is at 6500 Lake Haven Lane., Fairfax Station. For more information, call 703-239-0500 or visit www.ekoji.org.

Fairfax Church of Christ will begin an eight-week seminar designed to strengthen marriages at 5 p.m. Sunday. Each session is 21/2 hours long, with a $155 fee per couple to cover materials for the course. Registration is required. Child care will be provided. The church is at 3901 Rugby Rd. For more information, call 703-631-2100 or visit www.fxcc.org.

Fairfax United Methodist Church will host the Fairfax United Methodist Women's consignment sale of children's clothing, equipment and toys from 8:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 25. The church is at 10300 Stratford Ave., Fairfax City. For more information, call 703-591-3120.

Washington Farm United Methodist Church will hold a four-session workshop titled "Children at Risk: Could They Be Ours?" each Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to noon beginning Sept. 26. Child care will be provided. The church is at 3921 Old Mill Rd. in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County. For more information or to register, call 703-360-9539.

Sleepy Hollow United Methodist Church will offer a series of programs on the Book of James beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26 and continuing each of the next three Sundays. The programs will focus on the book "The Scandalous Message of James" by Elsa Tamez and will be led by Claire Adams, past president of the Arlington District United Methodist Women. The church is at 3435 Sleepy Hollow Rd., Falls Church. For more information, call 703-573-4746 or visit www.sleepyhollowumc.org.

-- Compiled by C. WOODROW IRVIN

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