Church of the Holy Comforter will conduct a six-part discussion series on the Gospel of John beginning at 7:40 tonight and continuing Sept. 22 and 29 and Oct. 6, 20 and 27. A brief worship service will be held each evening at 7 before the discussion. The church is at 543 Beulah Rd. NE, Vienna. For more information, call 703-938-6521 or visit www.holycomforter.com.

The Community Chapel of Wholistic Healing will hold a workshop on the role of feeling and compassion in healing from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The fee is $30; discounts are available for health care providers and students in health-related fields. The church office is at 481 Carlisle Dr., Herndon. For more information or to register, call 703-471-6339.

Unity of Fairfax will hold a seminar aimed at enhancing meditation skills, dream interpretation and spiritual understanding from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The seminar, sponsored by the Association of Research and Enlightenment, is based on the works of Edgar Cayce. The church is at 2854 Hunter Mill Rd., Oakton. For more information and to RSVP, call 703-765-6690.

Nativity Lutheran Church will hold a concert of works by Bach, Rorem and Vierne at 4 p.m. Sunday. Performing will be organist Dudley Oakes and tenor Byron Jones, both members of the Shenandoah Conservatory. The concert celebrates the church's 40th anniversary and its newly installed Letorneau organ. The church is at 1300 Collingwood Rd., in the Alexandria section. For more information, call 703-768-1112.

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

Jubilee Christian Center will begin an eight-week women's Bible study class at 7:30 p.m. Monday. In addition to the Monday night series, a Tuesday morning class will also start next week, meeting at 9:45. Registration is required. The church is at 4650 Shirley Gate Rd., Fairfax. For more information, call 703-383-1170 or visit www.jccag.org.

Messiah United Methodist Church will conduct a divorce recovery workshop 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays beginning next week and ending Nov. 9. Child care is available on request. The church is at 6215 Rolling Rd., Springfield. For more information, call 703-569-9862.

Christ the King Lutheran Church will begin a weekly nondenominational Saturday morning Bible study from 9 to 11:30 Sept. 23. The cost is $35. The church is at 10550 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. For information, call 703-435-2141.

Lutheran Church of the Redeemer will host a fall festival from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 24. The event will feature an Oktoberfest menu of German food as well as children's amusements and items for early Christmas shopping. The church is at 1545 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. For more information, call 703-356-3346 or visit www.redeemer-mclean.org.

Congregation Adat Reyim will welcome American University professor Pamela S. Nadell for a presentation on the challenges of modern Jewish life compared with those of a century ago at 8 p.m. Sept. 24. A wine and cheese reception and dessert will follow. The congregation meets at 6500 Westbury Oaks Ct., Springfield. For more information, call 703-569-7577 or visit www.adatreyim.org.

-- Compiled by

C. WOODROW IRVIN

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