Six large stained glass windows have been installed at Christ the Redeemer Roman Catholic Church in Sterling.

The windows, designed by Irish artist Ronald Neill Dixon and made and installed by Dixon Studio in Staunton, consist of 120 panels and total 812 square feet.

The five front windows work together as one composition. They include images of the cross and halo in the center arch window, from which flow red and blue tones, symbolic of blood and water, down to the floor, framing the sanctuary. The flowing lines also reach to windows on the far sides of the front wall where images of creation and redemption are portrayed. The single window at the opposite end of the church is an abstract depiction of the Holy Spirit and was placed over the baptismal font.

The Northern Virginia chapter of the Christian Artists Circle will mark its first anniversary with an open house and sharing of work for writers, musicians, dancers, actors and painters from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Free. Artists interested in attending are asked to call 703-443-1143 for further information and directions.

Roszell Chapel United Methodist Church in Philomont will hold a Fall Feast from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday to raise money for its building fund. The menu includes chili, Brunswick stew, hot dogs, salad and dessert. Donations accepted. Hunter Oaks Farm, 41/2 miles south of Purcellville on Route 690. 540-338-7833.

The McGinley Jazz Ensemble will perform Dixieland jazz at the 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 201 E. Frederick Dr., Sterling. 703-430-2121 or On Oct. 24, the 9:15 a.m. service will feature rock and roll.

Sunday's service at the Unitarian Universalists of Sterling, "Is There a Balm That Heals This Hurt? A Theological Response to Domestic Violence," is presented as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. A representative of Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter will be at the coffee hour to talk about the shelter.

The Oct. 24 service is called "Faithful Democracy" and will touch on issues such as voter registration, get-out-the-vote strategies and the importance of participation in the electoral process.

The church holds service at 10:30 a.m. Sundays at the Sterling Oaks Commerce Center, 21355 Davis Dr., Sterling. 703-406-3068 or

Fauquier County Baha'is will commemorate the birth of the prophet Bab at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Warrenton Community Center, 430 E. Shirley Ave. The observance will include a potluck dinner and a program. The Bab, originally called Mirza Ali-Muhammad, was born in Shiraz, Persia (now Iran), on Oct. 20, 1819. In 1844, he proclaimed a new divine message and took the name Bab, which means "gate" in Arabic. He was executed in 1850. 540-341-0029.

-- Compiled by LESLIE SHEPHERD

To Submit an Item


Fax: 703-777-8437

Mail: The Washington Post, Suite 100-A, 305 Harrison St. SE, Leesburg, Va. 20175

Details: Items, published weekly on a space-available basis, must be received at least 14 days before the publication date. Include event name, dates, times, street address, cost and publishable contact phone number.