On Sunday, the Rev. Roberta Finkelstein of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Sterling will introduce the theme of a series of services based on lectures by the Rev. Rebecca Parker, who said the purpose of theology is "to get what is real about our faith articulated." Building on the congregation's recent move into its new building, the Sunday series imagines that faith is better understood if thought of as having the same components a house does: foundation, walls, windows, roof, door and decorations, among other things. Sunday's sermon is titled "There's No Place Like Home -- Where Theology Begins."

The Unitarian Universalists meet at 10:30 a.m. Sundays at the Sterling Oaks Commerce Center, 21355 Davis Dr.

The Loudoun Jewish Congregation has adopted a new name, Congregation Sha'are Shalom, which means "Gates of Peace" in Hebrew. The congregation, founded in 1996, has been meeting in leased space in Leesburg, but a new home is under construction. The new building, Loudoun County's first synagogue, is expected to open this fall.

Tickets are on sale for Ashburn Presbyterian Church's annual dinner theater production July 30 featuring comedic acting and songs performed by middle and high school youth who attended the church's musical theater camp. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; the dinner theater begins at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are $11 an adult and $5 for children younger than 12. At-the-door sales (space available) will be $13 an adult and $7 for children younger than 12. Child care will be provided. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.ashburnpresbyterian.org. 703-729-2012.

-- Compiled by LESLIE SHEPHERD

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