NEWS NOTE

NEW LEISURE WORLD PASTOR

Robert W. Perry, 53, has been named pastor of Leisure World's Interfaith Chapel in Silver Spring. Perry was pastor of North Chevy Chase Christian Church in Chevy Chase for 18 years. He has been active in the community through PTA, the Montgomery County Hospice and Bethesda Cares, a nonprofit organization that helps the homeless. Sunday services are held at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. The public is welcome. The church is at 3680 S. Leisure World Blvd. For more information, call 301-598-5312.

COMING EVENTS

GENETIC CLONING LECTURE

Knox Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Silver Spring will host a free lecture titled "Genetic Modification and Cloning" at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. The topic will be discussed from a biblical perspective by Gert Veenstra, a microbiologist at the National Institutes of Health. The lecture is open to the public and will begin with a free dinner at 6:30 p.m.

The church is at 410 Granville Dr. For more information, call 301-564-0436.

GOSPEL SONGFEST

The Music Ministry Choir of People's Community Baptist Church in Silver Spring will hold a concert at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. The church choir, ensembles, soloists and gospel singer Cynthia Vause will perform. Admission is free, but a free-will offering will be taken. Proceeds will benefit the J.P. Baltimore Sr. Scholarship Fund. The scholarship, established more than a decade ago, awarded a total of $50,000 last year to church youths toward their college educations.

The concert will be at the church, 31 Norwood Rd. For more information, call 301-384-2601.

FOOD DRIVE, RUMMAGE SALE

Hughes United Methodist Church in Wheaton is collecting nonperishable food and money during October to benefit Wheaton Help, a nonprofit organization that assists needy families. Donations will be used to purchase meat, milk and other perishables. Donations can be dropped off at the church office between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. weekdays.

The church will hold a rummage and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Sale items will include bedding, glassware, pots and pans, books, children's toys and winter coats. The church also will hold a blood drive from 2 to 8 p.m. Oct. 18.

The church is at 10700 Georgia Ave. For more information, call 301-949-8383.

KENSINGTON CONCERT

The Washington D.C. Temple Visitors Center in Kensington will host a free concert by pianist and recording artist Marvin Goldstein and vocalist Sallyanne Bachman at 6:45 p.m. Saturday. Goldstein is an internationally known composer who studied at the "Mozarteum" of Salzburg, Austria. Bachman, an opera and musical comedy performer, has been a soloist with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on several occasions. The public is welcome.

The center is at 9900 Stoneybrook Dr. For more information, call 301-587-0144.

JEWISH MUSIC CONCERT

Beth Messiah Congregation is sponsoring a concert featuring the New Jerusalem Band, of Belarus, at 5 p.m. Saturday. The band, whose members are among those Jews who believe in Jesus Christ as the Messiah, has performed throughout the former Soviet Union, Europe and the United States. The group will perform traditional and contemporary Jewish songs in Russian. Admission is free, but offerings will be taken.

The concert will take place at Halpine Church, 5906 Halpine Rd., in Rockville. For directions or more information, call 301-977-0156.

'THE NATURE OF MAN'

Southern Asian Seventh-Day Adventist Church of Silver Spring will hold a religious round-table conference on "The Nature of Man" at 4 p.m. Saturday. William Johnson, editor of the Adventist Review, will be the moderator. Participants will include followers of Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Sikhism and Islam. The public is invited. Admission is free.

The conference will take place at Silver Spring Presbyterian Church, 580 University Blvd., Silver Spring. For more information, call 301-439-9267.

BETHESDA CONCERT

Bethesda United Church of Christ will hold a concert by classical saxophonist Gary Louie and pianist Kirsten Taylor at 7:30 p.m. Sunday to benefit Bethesda Cares, a nonprofit organization that helps the homeless. Admission is free, but a free-will offering will be taken.

The church is at Fernwood Road and Democracy Boulevard, near Montgomery Mall. For more information, call 301-365-3387.

COLLEGE PARK KLEZMER CONCERT

The Hillel Jewish Student Center, Lutheran Campus Ministries and United Methodist Campus Ministry will sponsor an instrumental folk concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in College Park. Klezcentricity, a klezmer band, will feature David Gray on clarinet, Wendy Morrison on accordion and Richard Seidel on bass. They will perform music played at Jewish celebrations in Greece and in central and eastern Europe. The concert is free, but donations will be taken for the Children's Defense Fund.

The concert will take place at the Memorial Chapel of the University of Maryland. For more information, call 301-422-4200.

MUSIC CELEBRATION, SEMINARS

Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church in Bethesda will hold a "Celebration of Music" at 9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Sunday. A variety of styles and traditions from the Christian experience will be explored during both worship services. Music will be led by the Chancel Choir, the Handbell Choir and organist Sue Dickson.

Two concurrent seminars, "The Celluloid Bible: Religion on Film" and "Money and Christianity," will be held at 10 a.m. each Sunday in October. The first examines, through film footage, the ways in which the Bible and religion have been portrayed in films. The second seminar explores the relationship between money and spiritual life.

A "Coffee and Current Events" session will also be held at 10 a.m. on Sundays. This is an opportunity to discuss the news and to impart a Christian perspective on difficult issues. The public is welcome.

The church is at 6601 Bradley Blvd. For more information, call 301-365-2850.

VISITING THEOLOGIAN

Fourth Presbyterian Church of Bethesda will host a dinner featuring evangelical theologian James Packer as guest speaker at 7 p.m. Oct. 15. Packer has written numerous books, including "Knowing God." Reservations are required. Tickets are $10. Packer also will speak at the Oct. 17 worship services at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. A pre-service concert of English organ music will be held at 5:45 p.m.

The church is at 5500 River Rd. For reservations or more information, call 301-320-3600.

TIFERETH SHABBAT SERVICE

Tifereth Israel Congregation will hold a prospective member Shabbat at 9 a.m. Oct. 16. The speaker, Chava Weissler, will discuss her book "Voices of the Matriarchs." Kiddush will follow the service. The temple is at 16th and Juniper streets NW in Washington. For more information, call 202-882-1605.

TAKOMA PARK CHURCH BAZAAR

Takoma Park Presbyterian Church will hold a bazaar and flea market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 16. Sale items will include furniture, clothing, books, plants, baked goods and more.

The church is at 310 Tulip Ave. For more information, call 301-589-4407.

KENSINGTON FLUTE AND HARP CONCERT

The Washington D.C. Temple Visitors Center in Kensington will present a free concert by harpist Astrid Walschot-Stapp and flutist Karen Johnson at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16. They recently have performed at French and Austrian embassies and at the Heilig Hart Church in Holland. The public is welcome.

The center is at 9900 Stoneybrook Dr. For more information, call 301-587-0144.

JUDAISM AND SOCIAL ISSUES BRUNCH

The social issues committee of Temple Emanuel in Kensington will hold its semiannual Nanette Dembitz Berman Judaism and Social Issues brunch at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 17. The guest speaker will be Gregg Rickman, legislative director for U.S. Sen. Peter G. Fitzgerald (R-Ill.). The topic will be "Swiss Banks and Jewish Souls." Admission to the brunch is free, but reservations are required by Monday. The discussion will start at 10:30 a.m. The public is welcome.

The event will take place at Temple Emanuel's Social Hall, 10101 Connecticut Ave. For reservations or more information, call 301-564-9086.

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