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

The Unitarian Universalists of Sterling will hear Sunday from the participants in the latest "Build Your Own Theology" class.

Unitarian Universalists of Sterling meet at 10:30 a.m. Sundays, 22135 Davis Dr., Suite 104. 703-406-3068 or

Mount Olivet United Methodist Church holds an ice cream and cake social 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and Aug. 17. Donations accepted. 11791 Mountain Rd., Lovettsville. 540-822-9117.

The church will hold a barbecue dinner 5-7 p.m. Aug. 13. Donations accepted.

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church holds a Vacation Bible School, "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

Congregation Sha'are Shalom, just south of Leesburg, will receive a rabbinic intern, Neil Tow, who is completing his final year at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York. Tow will be with the congregation for one weekend each month and for the High Holy Days in October. Tow is a native of Potomac

-- Compiled by LESLIE SHEPHERD

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