Mount Olivet United Methodist Church will hold a spaghetti dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday. Donations will be accepted for the puppet ministry. 11783 Mountain Rd., Lovettsville. 540-822-9117.

Ashburn Presbyterian Church will hold the second of a two-part sermon series Sunday on how people can bring balance into busy lives by making a lasting connection with God and with others in the community. 9:45 a.m. contemporary worship service and 11:15 a.m. traditional worship service. 20962 Ashburn Rd. 703-729-2012 or

The church plans a series of small-group studies starting in late September to discuss how to find support in daily life by exploring faith and the Bible and developing a relationship with God. Sign-up sheets will be available Sunday, and dates will be determined by the number of people who sign up. Meetings will be held in homes weekly or biweekly.

Sterling United Methodist Church will hold a month-long celebration of its 130th anniversary starting with a rally day at noon Sunday that will include a potluck picnic, moon bounce, dunk tank and sack races. 304 E. Church Rd. 703-430-6455 or

The Unitarian Universalists of Sterling celebrate the beginning of the liturgical year Sunday with a water Communion and ingathering service. Everyone is invited to bring water collected from summer travels to pour into a communal bowl.

UUS services are at 10:30 a.m. Sundays at 22135 Davis Dr., Suite 104. 703-406-3068 or

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

-- Compiled by LESLIE SHEPHERD

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