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Sterling United Methodist Church, 304 E. Church Road, Sterling, is holding four Christmas Eve services: the family Nativity pageant, 5 p.m.; traditional candlelight communion services, 7 p.m., 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. Call 703-430-6455 or visit www.sterlingumc.org.
Our Savior's Way Lutheran Church will hold Christmas Eve services include a 5 p.m. family Christmas service, a 7 p.m. carols and candlelight service, a 9 p.m. carols, candlelight and praise service and an 11 p.m. candlelight and communion service. There will also be a service on Christmas Day at 11 a.m. OSWLC is located at the intersection of Waxpool Road and Claiborne Parkway. Visit www.oswlc.org.
The Unitarian Universalists of Sterling, 22135 Davis Drive, Sterling, will have two Christmas Eve services Wednesday, Dec. 24 with a reception in between. An intergenerational service called "Lessons and Carols" will be held 5-5:30 p.m. "Candlelight Reflection," a meditative celebration of the season will be held 6-6:45 p.m. Visit uusterling.org or call 703-406-3068.
St. David’s Episcopal Church, 43600 Russell Branch Parkway, Ashburn, will hold Christmas Eve worship services Wednesday, Dec. 24, at 4 p.m., 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. On Christmas Day, there will be a service at 10 a.m. Visit www.sdlife.org or call 703-729-0570.
Congregation Sha'are Shalom, 19357 Evergreen Mills Road, Leesburg, will hold a discussion titled "Relearning Heschel, Rebirthing King, Re-Inaugurating America: Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Day," Friday, Jan. 16, 6:30-7:15 p.m. The erev Shabbat service will follow at 7:30 p.m. Child care provided. Free. Visit www.sha-areshalom.org.
Stephen Ministry at Ashburn Presbyterian Church, 20962 Ashburn Road in Ashburn, is a one-to-one listening ministry for those who need support for reasons such as divorce, loss of a loved one, recent hospitalization or terminal illness. Although Stephen Ministers are not counselors, they do empathize with those they are called to support and help them to find comfort through God's loving presence. Call Mark Armstrong, associate pastor at 703-729-2012 or visit the church Web site at ww.ashburnpresbyterian.org.