St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 3901 Woodburn Rd., Annandale, will host a talk, “Creed or Chaos: An Introduction to the True Faith,” by the Rev. Paul Scalia, discussing the roots of the Nicene Creed and its necessity and vitality in every Christian’s life, sponsored by the Institute of Catholic Culture. 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Free. 540-635-7155 or www.InstituteofCatholicCulture.org.

Church of the Holy Comforter, 543 Beulah Rd. NE., Vienna, will hold a labyrinth walk, with teaching sessions on walking a labyrinth at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. Saturday. Walk the labyrinth, sit and contemplate or discuss your experience. Free. 703-938-6521 or www.holycomforter.com.

Friendship United Methodist Church, 3527 Gallows Rd., Falls Church will hold a Pumpkin Patch fundraiser featuring pumpkins grown by Navajo Indians in New Mexico, children’s activities, crafts, baked goods, take home soup and other items sold to support missions and ministries of the church, including Annandale Christian Community for Action (ACCA), Friendship Shelter for destitute/orphan children in India, Youth and Children’s ministries, Church World Service, United Methodist Committee on Relief, and Hypothermia Shelter Station. The pumpkin patch will be open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon-7 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 31. Admission, free. 703-560-5454 or www.friendshipumc-va.org.

The Fairfax Christian Science Church will host a community prayer tree and a talk by Mark Swinney, “The Healing Effect of Your Prayers,” exploring how prayers can be more effective, for health, jobs, economy, neighborhoods and changing world. 4 p.m. Saturday, Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center, 3740 Old Lee Hwy., Fairfax. Free. 703-707-9641 or www.christiansciencefairfax.com.

Providence Presbyterian Church, 9019 Little River Tpk., Fairfax, will host a concert by trumpeter Chris Gekker and pianist Theodore Guerrant. 7 p.m. Sunday. $25; students and seniors, $15. 703-978-3934, Ext. 30 or www.music-and-arts-providence.com.

Congregation Beth Emeth, 12523 Lawyers Rd., Herndon, will host a talk on current issues in U.S. security by Mark Lowenthal, 1-3 p.m. Tuesday. Mr. Lowenthal has had an extensive career in government and the private sector, including work in the CIA, State Department and National Intelligence Council. He is the author of “Intelligence: From Secrets to Policy.” $3; members, free. 703-860-4515, Ext. 101 or www.bethemeth.org.

Floris United Methodist Church, 13600 Frying Pan Rd., Herndon, offers a program to address addiction, codependency, anger and other self-destructive behaviors. 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. Celebrate Recovery is a faith-based, 12-step program. Child care is provided. 703-793-0026, recovery@florisumc.org.

St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church, 1830 Kirby Rd., McLean, offers a “Centering Prayer” gathering for those who want to pray silently in the company of others. 7-7:45 p.m. Tuesdays. 703-356-1881.

Fort Belvoir Military Council of Catholic Women will hold a faith study group, for military women and spouses of active or retired military members, 9:30 a.m., first, third and fourth Wednesdays of the month. The group will study the book “Hail, Holy Queen” by Scott Hahn. Woodlawn Chapel, 1800 Wright Rd., Fort Belvoir. Free. Charlotte Pierce at 703-339-8437.

— Compiled by Jean Mack

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