Sha'are Shalom Congregation (formerly Loudoun Jewish Congregation) in Leesburg has hired Ilana Garber as its rabbinic intern. Garber, who is scheduled to be ordained a Conservative rabbi in May, will lead services and perform rabbinic duties once a month for the congregation as the Gladstein Family Rabbinical Fellow for 2004-05.

On Friday, Garber will lead services when the congregation holds its monthly Shabbat potluck dinner and family service. Dinner starts at 6 p.m., followed by Tot Shabbat at 7 and regular Shabbat Services at 7:30. 10 Cardinal Park Drive SE, Leesburg. To RSVP to the dinner, call 703-724-7543 or visit www.sha-areshalom.org.

Garber will also lead Saturday morning services at 9:30 a.m., which will be followed by a potluck kiddush luncheon to welcome new members. Saturday night at 7:30, Garber will hold a Torah study group. For more information on the group, call 703-444-7325 or visit www.sha-areshalom.org.

Pastor Don Prange of St. James United Church of Christ will speak at 11 a.m. Sunday about learning from and practicing acceptance of others. 10 Broad Way, Lovettsville. 703-443-0524.

1Cross, an organization of churches in southern Fauquier County, is sponsoring a concert featuring ZOEgirl, three local Christian bands and Pittsburgh gospel rapper Real Deal Brady Hill at 4 p.m. Sunday on the grounds of the Chiles Farm on Energy Road in Bealeton. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Free. 540-336-5776. www.1cross.org.

Congregants of the Unitarian Universalists of Sterling will consider Sunday what it means to be a true seeker sensitive church. The UUS rock band will perform.

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Sterling meets at 10:30 a.m. Sundays at the Sterling Oaks Commerce Center, 21355 Davis Dr. 703-406-3068 or uusterling.org.

-- Compiled by LESLIE SHEPHERD

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