Welcome to The Gathering a senior ministry for ages 60 and better
Mission Statement: The Mission of the St. James Senior Commission is to plan and provide for the well-being of the seniors in our community including their physical, social and spiritual needs, by working with our seniors to foster opportunities for study, service, spiritual growth and social interaction. We seek to partner with our seniors to deepen their journey of faith and improve their integration into our community. Among our tasks are to assess the needs and effectiveness of the existing senior ministry programs at St. James, make recommendations and work cooperatively with our seniors, St. James Clergy, staff and vestry to forge a common vision for senior ministry and implement it.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm - Parish Life Center Speaker: Mrs. Johnna Malici, Principal of the As-Sabeel Academy of Greenville, will present a program on the Islamic religion. She previously spoke on the Islamic religion at the meeting of Democratic Women in September 2016.
Johnna Malici is the Principal of As-Sabeel Academy, the Upstate’s only Islamic Elementary and Middle School. She is a member of the Islamic Society of Greenville and an active member of the Society’s Sisters’ Committee. Johnna has been involved in a number of different initiatives that seek to build bridges between different faith communities. She has also written columns for the Greenville News. She is married to Furman Professor Akan Malici, and they have two children, Aylin Rose (9) and Selim Isa (almost 8). Johnna grew up in a small town in Kansas, went to graduate school in Tempe, Arizona, and settled in Greenville with her family in 2005.
Muslims and Christians: More Alike Than You May Realize This talk will focus on the similarities, often unknown, between the Muslim and Christian faiths. In a time when media outlets and political pundits portray Islam and Muslims as the threatening “other,” incompatible with American ideals, attendees will learn just how much commonality Islam shares with Christianity. The major beliefs and practices of Islam will be introduced and discussed with comparisons being made to the Christian faith. A question and answer session will follow the talk.
Lunch will be served. Cost: $7.00
Contact: Gail Burch, 864-567-4010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Laura Brown, 704-965-0073 or email email@example.com.