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Faith, Nov. 19-25

Send announcements or events, which are open to the public at no or minimal cost, to The Loudoun Connection, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102 or e-mail <a href="mailto:loudoun@connectionnewspapers.com">loudoun@connectionnewspapers.com</a>. Deadline is Friday, two weeks before the event. Photos/artwork encouraged. For more information, call 703-917-6454.

Congregation Sha’are Shalom, 19357 Evergreen Mills Road, Leesburg, will host woodwind quintet Ensemble à la Carte, Sunday, Nov. 23, 3 p.m. The program features works by Rossini, Piazolla, Bozza, Taffanel and others. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door and are available by calling 703-737-6500 or by mailing checks to P.O. Box 4518, Leesburg VA 20177-8577.

The 10:30 a.m. service Sunday, Nov. 23, at the Unitarian Universalists of Sterling, is "Guest at Your Table." The Rev. Anya Sammler-Michael leads this service of Thanksgiving for all ages. UUS meets every Sunday at the Sterling Oaks Commerce Center at 22135 Davis Drive. Call 703-406-3068 or visit uusterling.org.

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Loudoun (UUCL) celebrates this Thanksgiving holiday with a service called, An Intergenerational Giving of Thanks, Sunday, Nov. 23, at 10 a.m. The service will be lead by UUCL’s minister, the Rev. Elizabeth (Lisa) Kemper. Visit the Web site, www.uuloudoun.org or call the church at 703-737-7644.

The 10:30 a.m. service, Sunday, Nov. 30, at the Unitarian Universalists of Sterling is "Finding Spirituality." This lay-lead service will explore the meaning of and quest for spirituality through poetry and music. UUS meets every Sunday at the Sterling Oaks Commerce Center at 22135 Davis Drive. Call 703-406-3068 or visit uusterling.org.

CONNECT, the young adult group at Sterling United Methodist Church, 304 East Church Road, Sterling, is seeking new members. CONNECT focuses on bringing people together in a social setting as they commonly search for Christ's direction in their lives. The group is open to all men and women in their 20s and 30s, married or single, with or without children. There is no cost for membership, although activity participation fees may apply. Call 703-430-6455 or visit www.sterlingumc.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.