Matthew McNaught will be the interim minister at the Unitarian Universalists of Sterling, starting Aug. 1.

McNaught was born in Scotland and was raised in Scotland and England.

After serving in the British Army, he attended Keble College at Oxford University and graduated with honors in theology and moral philosophy. He also graduated from Salisbury and Wells Theological College in England.

After several years as an Episcopalian minister, McNaught converted to Unitarian Universalism, and he has served as a minister for Unitarian Universalists in Austin, Towson, Boston and Philadelphia.

McNaught will be a half-time interim minister at UUS for two years, during which he will help the congregation search for a permanent minister.

On Sunday, UUS will have a Hymn Sing service.

UUS meets Sundays at 10:30 a.m., 22135 Davis Dr. 703-406-3068 or www.uusterling.org.

Vacation Bible Schools

Mount Hope Baptist Church, "Construction Zone -- Building Character Like Jesus," 9 a.m.-noon, July 11-15, age 4 through rising sixth-graders. Free, but donations accepted. 42507 Mount Hope Rd., Ashburn. 703-729-2707 or 703-779-4784. www.mthopebaptistchurch.org.

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, "Serengeti Trek," 5:30-8:30 p.m., July 25-29, age 4 through rising fifth-graders. $25 for one child, $35 for two, maximum $40 per family. Includes dinner. 201 E. Frederick Dr., Sterling. 703-421-6310 or www.stmatthewssterling.org.

Bethel United Methodist Church will hold a ham and turkey dinner 5-7 p.m. July 16. The menu also includes dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, deviled eggs and desserts. Donations accepted. 41799 Stumptown Rd., Lucketts. 703-779-7745. Dinners will also be held Sept. 17 and Oct. 15.

-- Compiled by LESLIE SHEPHERD

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