The annual family friendly festival centered on sweets comes back to Herndon.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The annual festival centered on sweets comes back to Herndon.
The annual Chocolate Festival will return to Floris United Methodist Church this Saturday, just in time for Valentine's Day. The event offers fun for families and individuals of all ages. The festival takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include carnival games, inflatables, face painting, balloon art, the recreation and relaxation silent auction, chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. Funds raised from the festival will support Help Hungry Kids, a program that sends food home in the backpacks of local elementary school students who may otherwise not have enough to eat over the weekend. FUMC is looking for both adult and student volunteers for the event, donations of chocolate goods, silent auction donation items and more. To …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Here's what's happening in Herndon this weekend.
FRIDAY • Lanigan Celebration & Fundraiser - The friends and family of Sean Lanigan will hold a celebration and fundraiser to celebrate the end of his three-year fight after being falsely accused of molesting a student at Sully's Restaurant and Lounge in Chantilly. SATURDAY • Surviving the Holidays: Helping Those Dealing with Grief - Herndon United Methodist Church is holding a seminar to help those who've lost a loved one survive the holidays and work to discover new reasons to enjoy them again. • Extended Holiday Shopping at The Closet - The Closet of Herndon will have extended holiday shopping hours from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m. Saturday. The last day for holiday sales this year will be Dec. 20. • Mercury Rizing at Weekend Bluegrass Concert…
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Floris United Methodist Church holds candlelight vigil Wednesday for four Herndon residents found dead this week.
Floris United Methodist Church was filled Wednesday evening with area students from Rachel Carson Middle School and Westfield High School as the community mourned the loss of the Peterson family. The Petersons, father and mother Albert and Kathleen and sons Matthew and Christopher, were found dead in their home Tuesday afternoon in what police have determined was a murder-suicide. “We’re here for a prayer vigil,” FUMC Rev. Tom Berlin said. “We’re not here for a memorial service. We’re not here to figure everything out.” For those who came to the vigil — many of whom were students, wearing Westfield's signature black and yellow, sports gear or clothing bearing messages like "Rest in Peace" — it was hard to make sense of what happened to a …
Candlelight vigil for the Petersons — found dead Tuesday — draws hundreds of community members and friends to Floris United Methodist Church.
Hundreds of people from across the Herndon area gathered Wednesday at Floris United Methodist Church to mourn the loss of the Peterson family. The family's four members were found dead at their Point Rider Lane home Tuesday after an apparent murder-suicide, police say. Albert Peterson, 57, Kathleen Peterson, 52, and their children, Matthew, 16, and Christopher, 13, were remembered by those gathered for a candle light vigil Wednesday night, many of them students from Rachel Carson Middle School and Westfield High School, where the teens attended classes. FUMC Rev. Tom Berlin said it is during times of tragedy that communities come together and see how connected they truly are. “We’re going to come tonight and we’re going to pray,” he said…
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Westfield High, Carson Middle school counselors in place for students grieving loss of two Herndon boys killed in a murder-suicide Tuesday.
UPDATE - 9/26, 6:30 p.m.: Principals at both Carson Middle School and Westfield High School have released new statements to families after police released the identity of the Peterson family on Wednesday afternoon. Their full statements are posted below: --- Dear Carson Community, It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of a member of our school community, Chris Peterson, an eighth grade student. Matthew Peterson, a past Carson student who was a sophomore at Westfield, also lost his life in this tragic event. A sudden loss like this can have an effect on students. For that reason, we hope that you will listen to your son or daughter as well as discuss with them their feelings and reactions to this tragedy. Crisis …
Husband kills sons and wife before turning gun on himself in Point Rider Lane home, police say.
The family of four found dead Tuesday inside a home on Point Rider Lane in Herndon was killed in a murder suicide, police said Wednesday. A Fairfax County Police Department investigation revealed Albert Peterson, 57, killed his wife, Kathleen Peterson, 52, and their children, Matthew, 16, and Christopher, 13, before taking his own life. The Virginia Office of the Medical Examiner determined the cause of death for each of the four family members was gunshot wounds to the upper body, according to police. [Follow Herndon Patch on Facebook.] Yesterday neighbors gathered throughout the neighborhood as police and press descended on the property after the initial report. A coworker of one of the adults called the police to ask for a welfare check…
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Candlelight vigil for family found dead Tuesday set for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Floris United Methodist Church.
A candlelight vigil will be held Wednesday for the family found dead Tuesday in Herndon. The vigil will take place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Floris United Methodist Church, located at 13600 Frying Pan Rd. [Follow Herndon Patch on Facebook.] Rev. Tom Berlin posted on FUMC's blog that the family who lived in the home where the bodies were found were members of the church. He said the sons were enrolled at Rachel Carson Middle School and Westfield High School. Berlin said many community members are experiencing "a great deal of grief over the loss" and the church wants to be there to minister to the needs of the community. "Our desire is to provide a place where our members, friends, and community can gather to express their grief, pray, …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The forum starts at 7:30 p.m. and is open to the public.
Floris United Methodist Church is hosting former governor Tim Kaine at a forum Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. The forum is called "Faith, Values and Virginia's Senatorial Election." The forum will be moderated by Floris UMC Senior Pastor Rev. Tom Berlin. Kaine will addres questions submitted by the audience. The event is free and open to the public. Questions can be submitted online at www.florisumc.org/electionforum. Gov. George Allen has been invited to participate in a similar, separate forum.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Floris United Methodist's production of The Music Man will help raise funds for Connections for Hope.
Floris United Methodist Church's Contemporary and Traditional Music Ministries are bringing The Music Man to the stage for three performances on Aug. 9, 10 and 11. The production is a fundraiser for a group of local nonprofit organizations, Connections for Hope, helping those in need in the community. The Music Man centers on a traveling salesman who sells musical instruments to the people in town with the promise of organizing a boys' band, even though he knows nothing of music. His plan to skip town with the money he makes comes to a halt when he falls in love with the local librarian. Performances on Aug. 9 and 10 will be at 7 p.m., and the Aug. 11 performance will be at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here. …