Galilee United Methodist Church will hold a service of healing and prayer at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. The church is at 45425 Winding Rd., Sterling. 703-430-2203 or

Starting Sunday, the contemporary worship service at Sterling United Methodist Church will begin at 8:15 a.m. instead of 8:30. The 9:30 and 11 a.m. service times will remain unchanged. 304 E. Church Rd. 703-430-6455.

The Episcopal churches in Aldie and Middleburg will hold their annual Christmas Shop to raise money for their outreach programs 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 4-6 at the Middleburg Community Center, 300 W. Washington St. $5. 540-687-8053.

The Luminea Institute of the Center for Pastoral Counseling of Virginia hold a seminar on "Creating your reality: Are you ready to live the life of your dreams?" 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 7. Speakers will be Linda and Larry Faillace, who used positive thinking to realize their dream of operating a family farm and general store in the Green Mountains of Vermont. 22636 Glenn Dr., #302, Sterling. $75 a person. Register at 703-903-9696, Ext. 251 or Ext. 297. or at

The Ebenezer Cemetery Churches will hold a harvest service at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at Ebenezer Church on Route 719 in Bloomfield, nine miles south of Round Hill. The Rev. Ralph Buddenhagen of the Bluemont, Roszell Chapel and Hillsboro Methodist churches will officiate.

Purcellville area churches and businesses will put on a free traditional Thanksgiving meal for the Purcellville community 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Nov. 25 at Bethany United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 100 W. Main St. Volunteers will serve or deliver a meal to anyone who is homebound, alone or on the job or just wants to share in the joy of coming together. Reservations are requested by Nov. 19 for both dine-in or home delivery by calling 540-338-7648, 8-11 a.m. weekdays or e-mailing

-- Compiled by LESLIE SHEPHERD

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