The Methodist-in-Mission Kids (MnM Kids) group of Leesburg United Methodist Church has collected more than 1,000 pounds of food that it will deliver to Loudoun Interfaith Relief on Wednesday.
Timothy O'Donnell, president of Christendom College, will speak today on the Catholic Eucharist from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. Frances de Sales Roman Catholic Church, 37730 St. Francis Court, Purcellville. Free.
The youth ministry of Christ the Redeemer Roman Catholic Church is collecting used bicycles for the Pedals for Progress organization, which sends more than 11,000 bicycles to developing countries annually. Bicycles can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the church, 46833 Harry Byrd Hwy. Sterling. A $10 donation is requested toward the $30 cost of collecting, processing, shipping, rebuilding and distributing each bicycle. All cash and material donations are tax-deductible, and receipts will be issued. Working sewing machines are also accepted. 703-430-0813.
The Episcopal churches in Aldie and Middleburg will hold their annual Christmas Shop to raise money for outreach programs from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, tomorrow and Saturday at the Middleburg Community Center, 300 W. Washington St. $5. 540-687-8053.
Sterling United Methodist Church will hold a crafts fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, 304 E. Church Rd. Handmade crafts for Thanksgiving and Christmas will be available as well as items to decorate for any season. Free. 703-430-6455.
Galilee United Methodist Church's Mission Ministry will host sales representatives from such home party companies as Avon and Tupperware on Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. to raise money to send a mission to the Jubilee Project in Sneedville, Tenn., which sponsors youth, economic, health and leadership development programs. 45425 Winding Rd., Sterling. 703-430-2203 or www.galileeumc.org.
The Ebenezer Cemetery Churches will hold a harvest service at 2:30 p.m. Sunday 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.
The Luminea Institute of the Center for Pastoral Counseling of Virginia will hold a seminar on "Creating Your Reality: Are You Ready to Live the Life of Your Dreams?" on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Speakers will be Linda and Larry Faillace, who used positive thinking to realize their dream of operating a family farm and general store in Vermont's Green Mountains. 22636 Glenn Dr., #302, Sterling. $75 a person. Register at 703-903-9696, Ext. 251 or Ext. 297, or at www.pastoralcounseling.com.
-- Compiled by LESLIE SHEPHERD
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