Send announcements to The Loudoun Connection, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102, e-mail to or fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is Friday, two weeks before the event. Photos/artwork encouraged. For more information, call Jennifer Lesinski at 703-917-6454.

This free listing is reserved for activities and events that are open to the public at no or minimal cost.

Friday, Jan. 6, 7:30 p.m., Beth Chaverim Reform Congregation Jammin Shabbat, Friday night service for all ages who enjoy services filled with singing and music by our cantorial soloists and congregants. At Loudoun Senior Center, Cascades. Contact BCRC at 703-391-8669.

Saturday, Jan. 7, 9:30 a.m., Beth Chaverim Reform Congregation Traditional Morning Shabbat services. Worship service will include a Torah study session for participation by all present. At Loudoun Senior Center, Cascades. Contact BCRC at 703-391-8669.

The Lifelong Learning Program of Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation, 1441 Wiehle Ave., Reston, is offering a six-session workshop for couples who are in interfaith marriages or who are contemplating an interfaith marriage. Ruth Goldberger, a trained facilitator, will lead the workshop, "Times and Seasons: Conversations Exploring Issues in Interfaith Marriages," beginning Sunday, Jan. 8, from 4-6 p.m., in the Temple Library. Fee is $75 per couple for NVHC members and $100 per couple for nonmembers. Registration is limited to eight couples. Contact Ruth Goldberger at or contact NVHC at 703-437-7733.

On Sunday, Jan. 8, at the 10:30 a.m. service at the Unitarian Universalists of Sterling, the Rev. Matthew McNaught will deliver a sermon titled "The Third Wish." Instead of New Year's resolutions, McNaught will talk about three inner wishes that are close to the heart. UUS meets every Sunday at 10:30 a.m., at the Sterling Oaks Commerce Center at 22135 Davis Drive off of Church Road near Route 28 and the W&OD bike path. Visit or call 703-406-3068 for more information.

Christian Fellowship Church, 21673 Baumeade Circle, Ashburn, is offering GriefShare, a 13-week nondenominational group that features biblical teachings on grief and recovery. Sessions begin Wednesday, Jan. 11, from 7-9 p.m., at the church. To register call Pastor Fred Clark, 703-729-3900 or e-mail

Everyone is invited to Daybreak Community Church during December to experience some familiar stories from a new vantage point. Explore some of the who's and why's of a season that is meant to bridge the distance between God and man. Daybreak meets Sundays, 10 a.m., at Farmwell Station Middle School in Ashburn Village. Visit the Web site at

Cathedral Church of the Transfiguration follows regular services Sundays, at 10 a.m., at the Loudoun County Senior Center at Cascades Marketplace, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Call the church office 571-434-0888 or contact Father Mike Evans by e-mail

Ashburn Presbyterian ChurchÕs Youth and Fun and

The youth of Sterling United Methodist Church are collecting pennies to support Methodist Church relief efforts for the hurricanes this year. The money collected will donated to a youth group in Mississippi or Louisiana whose church was destroyed by the hurricanes. The goal is 500,000 pennies by Jan. 28. A collection container is located in the church narthex, inside the main entrance. The church is located at 304 East Church Road. Call 703-430-6455.

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 605 W. Market St., Leesburg, has a full schedule of community music events over the coming months, including:

* Feb. 26, 8:30 a.m., at Holy Trinity and 11 a.m., at St. James Episcopal, combined choirs, in worship setting: "Deutsche Messe" by Franz Schubert.

Potomac Falls Episcopal Church meets for Sunday services at 10 a.m., at Horizon Elementary School, 46665 Broadmore Drive, Sterling. Sunday school for children and nursery care for infants is provided each week.

The Loudoun Church Alliance is a formal association of churches of many denominations, founded two years ago. It works in the areas of youth development, international missions, evangelism outreach, and is now working to develop relationships with government and business. Contact founder and missionary Jack Stagman at

The Unitarian Universalists of Sterling meet on Sunday mornings, at 10:30 a.m., at the Sterling Oaks Commerce Center at 21355 Davis Drive near Route 28 and Church Road. Call 703-406-3068 or visit

Beth Chaverim Reform Congregation will hold Sunday School every Sunday, from 9 a.m.-noon, at the Boyd Montessori School in Ashburn. In addition to Sunday School, a second day of Hebrew School will be offered Tuesday evenings, from 7-8 p.m., at Sanders Corner Elementary School. Attendance is limited to fourth- through seventh-graders and adults interested in learning Hebrew. Contact Lisa Kimball at or call 703-858-1999.