Ecumenical Prayer Vigil for Peace in the Middle East Friday, June 22,2001 Noon Prayer Service and 12:30 Luncheon Reception Foundry United Methodist Church Speaker: The Rev. Alex Awad
Ecumenical Prayer Vigil
for Peace in the Middle East
Friday, June 22,2001
Noon Prayer Service and 12:30 Luncheon Reception
Foundry United Methodist Church
1500 16th Street, N.W. (corner of 16th and P Streets, N.W.)
Speaker: The Rev. Alex Awad
Pastor of an international church in East Jerusalem, teacher at Bethlehem Bible College and a United Methodist Church missionary
The people of metropolitan Washington, D.C., are invited to participate in a service of prayer for the Christian communities in the Holy Land, for all those who are suffering in the area, and for peace in the Middle East.
Providing the meditation at this prayer service is The Rev. Alex Awad.The Rev. Alex Elias Awad is a United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries missionary serving in Palestine.He is a pastor of a small international church in East Jerusalem and teaches courses at Bethlehem Bible College, where he serves as facility member, dean of students and board member.His brother Bishara Awad is president of the college and another brother; Mubarak Awad is founder and director of Nonviolence International, based in Washington, DC.
Pastor Awad received a B.A. degree in Biblical education from Lee University in Tennessee and two masters degrees: one in education from North Georgia College and one in missions and evangelism from Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky. Following his formal education in the United States, Rev. Awad and his family spent 5 years waiting and struggling to obtain visas to return to Israel/Palestine. With the help of the United Methodist Church and the international community, they returned to the Holy Land in 1994.
This ecumenical prayer service is the sixth of monthly gatherings in metropolitan Washington. Churches in the District of Columbia and Maryland will continue to hold special prayers for the Middle East on the twenty-second of each month until the violence ends and a just and lasting peace agreement between Palestinians and Israelis is reached. Similar prayer services are taking place across the country.
For information about the national “Ecumenical Prayer Vigil for Peace in the Middle East” visit: www.loga.org.
Parking/Metro: Street parking is very limited.Take the Red Line to the Dupont Circle Metro Station and walk around the East side of the circle toward P Street.Walk down P Street for 3 blocks and Foundry will be on your left, at the corner of 16th and P Streets.You may enter in the P Street side entrance (ring the bell) or in the main 16th Street entrance.
For more information about the June twenty-second prayer service, call Jim Vitarello in the evening or on weekends at: 202-234-5817.