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Congregation Ner Shalom Hosts Annual Patriot Day Service

Provided by Congregation Ner Shalom On Friday, Sept. 7, Congregation Ner Shalom hosted its Fifth Annual Patriot Day Shabbat Service. This special Friday night sabbath service honored Prince William County’s first responders, including firefighters, police officers, EMT, and active and retired military personnel. Congregation Ner Shalom, located in Woodbridge, is Prince William County’s only synagogue. Rabbi Lizz Goldstein led the service, …

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Eid ul Adha at Masroor Mosque

Mansroor Mosque Eid-ul-Adha

Provided by Masroor Mosque Masroor Mosque in Manassas joined Muslims worldwide to celebrate Islam’s most important holiday, Eid-ul-Adha, on Aug. 22. Eid-ul-Adha marks Prophet Abraham’s spirit of sacrifice and the end of the Hajj (pilgrimage) at the Holy Ka’aba in Mecca. This joyous day is celebrated every year to remind Muslims of the importance of sacrifice, service to humanity, and …

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St. Lucy Food Project New Refrigerator and Freezer Means Healthier Food for the Poor

Catholic Charities Diocese of Arlington

Provided by Catholic Charities Diocese of Arlington St. Lucy Food Project, a food warehouse in Manassas serving the underprivileged in Northern Virginia, obtained a commercial walk-in refrigerator and freezer, which were blessed by Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of the Diocese of Arlington. Up until now, the warehouse provided only perishable foods on a limited basis, but thanks to …

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Finding Faith: Religions Across the Region

By Helena Tavares Kennedy There are more than 4,200 religions in the world, according to some estimates, and while we aren’t sure exactly how many different religions are represented in the Prince William region, many of them are making this region full of vibrant diversity. Regardless of your religion, there probably is a church, synagogue, mosque, a forest, or even someone’s house or other place of …

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Interfaith Mother-Daughter Afternoon Tea at Masroor Mosque

In recognition of the priceless contributions of mothers, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Association from Masroor Mosque in Manassas arranged a Mother-Daughter Afternoon Tea. The Women’s Association welcomed all mothers and daughters from the area to this event which centered on the theme “Paradise lies under the feet of the mothers.” The event was held on May 13 and was attended …

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Interfaith Ramadan Dinner

On June 9, at 7:30 p. m., members of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community from Masroor Mosque are holding first Interfaith Ramadan Dinner at our newly acquired Mosque. Hundreds of community members will gather at sunset to break their fast as part of the typical Iftar dinner service. The public is also welcome to partake in Ramadan festivities. Guests from various backgrounds …

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New Pastor at Holy Family Parish in Dale City

The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Arlington, has announced a new pastor in Dale City, effective June 28. The Reverend Wilson I. Korpi will be the Pastor of Holy Family Parish. He was previously the Administrator of Holy Family Parish.  

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Fostering the Future of Prince William

By Marianne Weaver Veteran. CEO. Father. Kevin Williams wears many hats, all of which contribute to the betterment of his community. Raised in a military family, Williams bounced from house to house as the Navy sent his father to assignments from New York to California … and many other stops in between. An Army veteran himself, he even spent some time in Germany. “My dad was …

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Representing the Happy Life Every Child Deserves

Provided by Prince William County April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and several dozen people gathered at the McCoart Government Center on Tuesday to “plant” blue pinwheels to raise awareness about how people can help prevent child abuse. The pinwheel was adopted as a symbol of child abuse prevention in 2008 by Prevent Child Abuse America, a national organization with …

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Improving Diversity and Inclusion In Prince William County

Provided by Kevin Williams As a trusted voice and servant in the community, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc., Prince William County Chapter, Inc., and Delegate Dr. Luke E. Torian would like to invite you to be part of a series of forums focused on collectively working together with political leaders, clergy, and the community-at-large to address the challenges …

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