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The Unitarian Universalists of Sterling (UUS) meet at 10:30 on Sunday mornings at the Sterling Oaks Commerce Center located on 21355 Davis Drive near Route 28 and Church Road. For more info visit www.uusterling.org or call 703-406-3068. On Sunday, Feb. 1, the Rev. Roberta Finkelstein of UUS will deliver a sermon entitled "Rediscovering Trust."

The Feb. 8 service will be conducted by lay worship associate, Susan Miller, who will explore humor's role in dealing with life's big issues: dictators, death, and religion, in her sermon entitled "From Mel Brooks to Chuckles the Clown: The Reverence of Irreverence".

The Feb. 15 service is called "Coming Together" and focuses on how Unitarian Universalists come together in voluntary association, and what that means for the nature of their faith. Charter members will share memories of how they came together for the first ever UUS worship service 10 years ago this week.

On Feb. 22 special guest speaker the Rev. Betty Jo Middleton, a part-time consulting minister at the UU Church of Loudoun in Leesburg, will reflect on the importance of faith development programs in congregational life. Her sermon is called "Conversations, Questions, and a Sense of Wonder".

"It is All Here" is the title of the UUS service on Feb. 29.

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Loudoun (UUCL) welcomes Jeff Erikson, director, U.S. Operations for SustainAbility, Inc. as a guest speaker on Sunday, Feb. 8. Erikson will lead the congregation in a presentation on sustainable development. In his sermon, Erikson will focus on the responsibility (and power) consumers have to "consume responsibly." Sunday services are held at 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. at the UUCL chapel, 20460 Gleedsville Road, Leesburg. For more information about UUCL, visit their Web site, www.uuloudoun.org. or call the church at 703-737-7644.

Consignors and volunteers needed for consignment sale. Items such as children's clothing, games, toys, baby equipment and furniture, etc. and maternity clothes can be consigned. The sale is Saturday, March 13 at the Knights of Columbus Barn, 401 West Holly Avenue in Sterling. Consignors receive 50 percent of the sale price for their consigned items. Volunteers receive 70 percent of their sale price for their consigned items and shop a special pre-sale. For information, call Laura Dumouchelle at 703-724-3997 or visit www.CatholicConsignments.org. Proceeds benefit Catholic vocations.