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Prince William County Police Report for Tuesday, April 19 - Pastor charged with sexual assault

Mastr Police Officer Renee Carr, public information officer, reports on updates to recent cases, incidents and arrests by Prince William County Police.

Ready for biblical parodies set to music? ApologetiX to stop in Gainesville

The ApologetiX band, now on its 20th anniversary tour, will stop at Gainesville United Methodist Church, 13710 Milestone Court, in Gainesville VA on Saturday, Sept. 29. "ApologetiX specializes in biblical parodies of classic and modern rock songs" and is suitable for all ages, according to J.Jackson, the band's lead singer and songwriter. Tickets at the door.

New priest for St. Paul’s Haymarket on Sept. 1

Sean Rousseau, a former Roman Catholic priest who was received into the Episcopal priesthood in 2011, will become the new priest-in-charge of St. Paul's Haymarket VA on Sept. 1, according to a news release from the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia.

Churches celebrate the season

Local churches are gearing up for celebrations of Christmas. Come take part in celebrating Christ’s birth in many different ways. Here’s a look (in alphabetical order of churches’ names) at some offerings to help locals remember the reason for the season.

Animals blessed at service

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Animals were blessed during a service at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi.

Good treats at church events

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Characters from the Wizard of Oz: The Chalice sisters of Catharpin, Laurie as the "Bad Witch" at left and Carol as Dorothy at right. In the center is Lorri Helberg as the "Good Witch." These characters were part of Park Valley Church's annual trunk-or-treat event on Oct. 30 in Haymarket. Photo by Heidi M. Baumstark

Local churches plan vacation Bible schools

Prince William County churches have many vacation Bible schools planned. Parents looking to have their children participate in religious learning may want to check out the June 3 issue of the Bull Run Observer for a more lengthy list of summer offerings.

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