Congregation Adat Reyim will hold a wine and cheese reception at 7 p.m. tomorrow, before services. On July 29, the congregation will host a picnic at 6:30 p.m., before its annual "Shabbat Under the Stars." The congregation meets at 6500 Westbury Oaks Ct., Springfield. For more information or to make reservations for the wine and cheese reception, call 703-569-7577 or visit

Faith United Methodist Church will hold a carwash and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 23. Proceeds will support the church's veterans hospital mission. The church is at 7010 Harrison Lane in the Alexandria section of Fairfax.

In addition, the church will sponsor a camp for third- and fourth-graders from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 1 and 2. Camp activities will include a challenge course, nature activities, Bible stories and games. For more information, call 703-768-2205.

St. Mark's Lutheran Church will host a vacation Bible school for children up to fifth grade from 5:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. July 24-28. Adult classes will be held at the same time. The church is at 5800 Backlick Rd., Springfield. For more information, call 703-451-4331.

Abiding Presence Lutheran Church will hold a vacation Bible school for children ages 3-12 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 25-29. The theme is a safari adventure. The church is at 6304 Lee Chapel Rd., Burke. For more information, call 703-455-7500.

The Dominican Retreat will present a program called "Praying With Mystics Through the Ages" on July 29-31. The event will examine forms of reflective prayer from the writings and lives of Jesus, John of the Cross, Thomas Merton and others. Meals, lodging and supplies are included in a $235 fee. The retreat house is at 7103 Old Dominion Dr., McLean. For more information or to make reservations, call 703-356-4243 or visit

Lord of Life Lutheran Church will host a service camp for fifth- and sixth-graders from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 1-5. Participants will work on projects in support of Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia and the Fairfax Nursing Center, among other organizations. The church is at 5114 Twinbrook Rd., Fairfax. For more information, call 703-323-9500 or visit

-- Compiled by C. WOODROW IRVIN

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