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Andrew McKnight, local singer/songwriter, guitarist and poet will deliver a musical sermon at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Loudoun on Mother’s Day, May 9. McKnight will sing songs with themes of personal growth that challenge individual "comfort zones" — songs written in the wake of Sept. 11, 2001. 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 www.uuloudoun.org or call the church at 703-737-7644.

Bob Paisley and the Southern Grass Traditional Bluegrass will perform at Outcrop Fellowship, St. Matthew's of Sterling on May 8 at 7:30 p.m. A full evening of traditional bluegrass in an intimate setting. A brief opening set by the McGinley Family Gospel Singers followed by two full sets of Bob Paisley and the Southern Grass. Free professional childcare is provided, if desired. 201 E. Frederick Dr. in Sterling, just off Rt. 7 about 10 minutes from Dulles Airport. For more information, call 703-796-6675, visit www.outcropfellowship.com, or email asm@spiritui.com. Tickets sold at the door; suggested donation is $10 for adults and $4 for under 21.

Holy Cross Lutheran Church will be hosting a "Saturday Bluegrass Series" from May to December this year featuring regional bluegrass bands. Senior Youth provide a beverage and snack service with all proceeds going to support their activities during the year. The 2003 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) award show nominees in the category of "emerging artists of the year," Nothin' Fancy, are the performing artists on May 22. Concert begins at 8 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 - sold only at the door, check or cash. Holy Cross Lutheran Church is located at 1090 Sterling Road, Herndon. For more information, call the church administrator at 703-437-1883.

The Rev. Roberta Finkelstein of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Sterling is offering an ongoing monthly support group for people seeking to enhance or change employment. The focus will be on identifying the passions and strengths that make for satisfied employment. The sessions are for those individuals who are thinking about changing jobs, wanting to increase job satisfaction, or who have recently been through this process and would like to share their experiences. The first session will be on Sunday, May 9 at noon. Bring a brown bag lunch for the 90-minute session at the church which meets at the Sterling Oaks Commerce Center at 22135 Davis Drive off of Church Road near the bike path. For more information, call 703-406-3068 or visit uusterling.org.

On Sunday, May 16, members of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Loudoun (UUCL) will present the first of four services to be held in the spring and summer to explore social oppression. Speakers will examine ways that the church can provide a safe spiritual environment for all people in our community regardless of sexual orientation. UUCL welcomes everyone to attend Sunday services, held at 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. at the UUCL chapel, 20460 Gleedsville Road, Leesburg. For more information about UUCL, visit www.uuloudoun.org or call the church at 703-737-7644.

Explore 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12. This class will be offered Sundays, May 16 and 23, from 6-8 p.m. at Galilee United Methodist Church, 45425 Winding Road, Sterling. Galilee is located at the intersection of Broad Run Drive and Route 7 West in Sterling. There is no charge for this class. For more information contact Galilee UMC at 703-430-2203 or galileeumc@galileeumc.net.