Harmony United Methodist Church will hold its annual holiday bazaar Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. Handmade arts and crafts and baked goods will be sold, and there will be a Santa's workshop for children. Proceeds will go toward mission outreach activities. 380 E. Colonial Hwy., Hamilton. 540-338-2937.

First Baptist Church of Sterling will host "A Night of Praise and Thanksgiving," presented by the Christian Music and Ministry Network, on Saturday. Performers include Reddletter, Minister Howard Sapp, J-Mac, Deanna Ransom and Yadah. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert begins at 7. Free, but bring nonperishable food donations, which will be collected for a local service organization. 21449 Potomac View Rd., Sterling. 703-430-3322.

The Unitarian Universalists of Sterling's service Sunday features a sermon by the Rev. Matthew McNaught titled "The Prodigal Son." The service begins at 10:30 a.m. 22135 Davis Dr. 703-406-3068 or www.uusterling.org.

Galilee United Methodist Church will hold a "Service of Prayer for Healing and Wholeness" next Thursday at 7:30 p.m. 45425 Winding Rd., Sterling. 703-430-2203 or www.galileeumc.org.

St. James United Church of Christ is sponsoring a discussion Nov. 16 on the subject: "Is Christianity Being Hijacked by Religious Extremism?" The debate will take place at the Thomas Balch Library from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Free. 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. 703-443-0524.

-- Compiled by

SCOTT BUTTERWORTH