St. John's United Methodist Church will hold a yard sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds will benefit church missions. The church is at 5312 Backlick Rd., Springfield. For more information, call 703-256-6655.

First Baptist Church of Merrifield will host a clothing giveaway from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The event is sponsored by the church's evangelism outreach and deaconess ministries. The church is at 8122 Ransell Rd. For more information, call 703-560-3247.

The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer will hold a Halloween fair from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Children are invited to attend in costume with a parent and to enjoy pizza, cupcakes and candy, make crafts and play games. The church is at 1545 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. For more information, call 703-356-3346 or visit www.redeemer-mclean.org.

Herndon United Methodist Church will host a seminar on collaborative conflict management on four Mondays, Nov. 1 through 22, from 7 to 9 p.m. The seminar will be presented by Luminea Institute of the Center for Pastoral Counseling of Virginia. The church is at 701 Bennett St. For more information, call 703-903-9696, Ext. 251.

Ravensworth Baptist Church will hold a program focusing on gay and lesbian issues within faith communities from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The event will feature Madeline Jervis of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. The church is at 5100 Ravensworth Rd., Annandale. For more information, call 703-941-4113.

Fairfax Church of Christ will host a two-day conference for teenage Christian girls Nov. 5 and 6. Registration is $40. The church is at 3901 Rugby Rd. For more information including times and events, call 703-631-2100 or visit www.fxcc.org.

Annandale United Methodist Church will host a seminar on three Wednesdays, Nov. 3 through 17, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for parents of "spirited" children who are unusually intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent or energetic. The seminar will be presented by Luminea Institute of the Center for Pastoral Counseling of Virginia. The church is at 6935 Columbia Pike. For more information, call 703-903-9696, Ext. 251.

-- Compiled by C. WOODROW IRVIN

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