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Join the Unitarian Universalists of Sterling June 1, 7 p.m., for vespers, an evensong of informal and participatory worship. The service ends at 7:30 p.m. UUS is located in the Sterling Oaks Commerce Center at 22135 Davis Drive near Route 28 and Church Road. Call 703-406-3068 or visit uusterling.org.

On Saturday, June 4, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Ashburn Presbyterian Church will host a light breakfast and gathering to provide general information about its church and ministries. Located at 20962 Ashburn Road. Child care will be provided, but register first by calling the offices at 703-729-2012 or visiting the Web site at www.ashburnpresbyterian.org.

On Saturday, June 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Ashburn Presbyterian Church will host a light breakfast and gathering to provide general information about its church and ministries. 20962 Ashburn Road, in the heart of Old Ashburn. Child care will be provided, but register required by calling the offices at 7030729-2012 or visiting the Web site at http://www.ashburnpresbyterian.org.

After eight years of ministry at the Unitarian Universalists of Sterling, the Rev. Roberta Finkelstein has decided to move on to other challenges. Sunday, June 5, will be the last service in which she is in the pulpit. Her 10:30 a.m. service is titled "Into Our Futures" and will be both a farewell and a look forward. The UUS choir will sing songs by Jacques Brel. UUS is located in the Sterling Oaks Commerce Center at 22135 Davis Drive near Route 28 and Church Road. Call 703-406-3068 or visit uusterling.org.

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.

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.

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 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.