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James Stafford will be leading a Bible for Liberals at the Unitarian Universalists of Sterling, taking a literary and critical approach to the Bible. The ancient historical, cultural, literary and religious heritage both in and beyond the Bible will be explored. Open to those who have and those who have not read the Bible. Bible for Liberals meetings occur every second Sunday, through June, from 12:30 -2:30 p.m. These meeting are designed to be casual, drop in,

stand-alone sessions. The session will be held at the Sterling Oaks Commerce Center at 21355 Davis Drive near Route 28 and Church Road. Call 703-406-3068 or visit uusterling.org.

On Sunday, July 3, at 10:30 a.m., the Unitarian Universalists of Sterling will have a hymn sing service. Join Worship Associate Rosalie Clavez for a service of song. Sing favorite songs from the UUS songbook. Requests will be taken. UUS meets at 22135 Davis Drive near Route 28 and Church Road every Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. Call 703-406-3068 or visit uusterling.org.

On Sunday, July 10, at 10:30 a.m., the Unitarian Universalists of Sterling will have outgoing Board president, Dave Scher, in the pulpit. Scher will share his thoughts and reflections on our past church year. Join Scher and Worship Associate Gus Douoguih for a reflective service. UUS meets at 22135 Davis Drive near Route 28 and Church Road every Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. Call 703-406-3068 or visit uusterling.org.

On Sunday, July 17, at 10:30 a.m., the Unitarian Universalists of Sterling will hear from the participants of the latest Build Your Own Theology class. They will share thoughts and theological insights developed in the B.Y.O.T. seminar led by James Stafford during the spring. UUS meets at 22135 Davis Drive near Route 28 and Church Road every Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. Call 703-406-3068 or visit uusterling.org.

The Leesburg Presbyterian Church, 207 West Market St., has set a new summer worship schedule. Worship services will be Sunday mornings, 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m., through August. In addition, Saturday Night Outside worship services will be held on the church lawn at 5 p.m. on selected Saturdays, July 23 and Aug. 20. Food will be served and everyone is welcome. Call the church office at 703-777-4163.

On Sunday, July 24, at 10:30 a.m., the Unitarian Universalists of Sterling will have a service entitled "Parenting and Children with disAbilities." How are children included and welcomed in the community? What is it like to parent a child with a disability? Worship Associate Deb Rose will lead a service exploring the challenges. Join Rose and Worship Associate Kim Fitzgerald. UUS meets at 22135 Davis Drive near Route 28 and Church Road every Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. Call 703-406-3068 or visit uusterling.org.

On Sunday, July 31, at 10:30 a.m., the Unitarian Universalists of Sterling will hear Kevin DeBeck, spouse of Intern minister Amy DeBeck, deliver a service with the title "On Being the Minister's Husband." Join DeBeck for a service exploring the other half of the Ministerial team. UUS meets at 22135 Davis Drive near Route 28 and Church Road every Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. Call 703-406-3068 or visit uusterling.org.

At a congregational meeting the Unitarian Universalist Church of Loudoun (UUCL) voted overwhelmingly to become recognized by the Unitarian Universalist Association as a "Welcoming Congregation."

As a Welcoming Congregation, the UUCL has taken a vow to provide a welcoming place of worship to all people, regardless of sexual orientation. The congregation is dedicated to continued education on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues, and advocacy for the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered persons.

Summer services are held at 10 a.m., every Sunday from through Sept. 4. Visit the UUCL Web site at www.uuloudoun.org or call the church at 703-737-7644.

Potomac Falls Episcopal Church meets for Sunday services at 10 a.m., at Horizon Elementary School, 46665 Broadmore Drive, Sterling. Sunday school for children and nursery care for infants is provided each week.

St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church, in conjunction with the Chaplaincy Department of Loudoun Hospital Center, provides a healing service on the second Sunday of each month, from 2:30-3:30 p.m., in the chapel of Inova Loudoun Hospital Center, located on Riverside Parkway in Lansdowne. Patients, family, friends and staff, as well as the wider community are welcome. The service is conducted with "stations" so that people can drop in any time during the hour to receive healing prayer, holy communion, and request prayers for others. Contact the church office at 703-779-3616 or visit www.saintgabriels.net.

The Loudoun Church Alliance is a formal association of churches of many denominations, founded two years ago. It works in the areas of youth development, international missions, evangelism outreach, and is now working to develop relationships with government and business. Contact founder and missionary Jack Stagman at jackstagman@adelphia.net.

The Unitarian Universalists of Sterling meet on Sunday mornings, at 10:30 a.m., at the Sterling Oaks Commerce Center at 21355 Davis Drive near Rt. 28 and Church Road. Call 703-406-3068 or visit uusterling.org.