No matter your age, gender, religion or interest, you’ll probably find something to enjoy at Al Khei-me-h. Al Khei-me-h (The Tent) is the ecumenical community center that is a ministry of the ELCJHL Church of the Good Shepherd in Amman, Jordan.
Opened in 2007, Al Khei-me-h offers cultural events such as music and drama performances and art exhibitions, for example. Earlier this year there was a forum on Gaza. A women’s aerobics class, which attracts both Christians and Muslims, meets three times a week. In cooperation with the Jordan Academy for Music, the center offers music lessons. The center serves as a meeting place for youth. Work is under way to provide activities for senior citizens in the morning. There are also plans to provide internet access and a library.
All these activities help fulfill the center’s mission, which is a broad one. In addition to promoting coexistence and ecumenism, the center hopes to meet the community’s cultural, recreational, social, spiritual and sport needs while helping participants develop their God-given talents.
Rev. Samer Azar, pastor of Good Shepherd, asks for your prayers for this ministry.
Heavenly Father, your khei-me-h is large enough to shelter all who are made in your image, regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion or other distinction. Bless all who participate in this ministry, either as provider or participant. Teach all your children to welcome others and share the blessings of your creation together. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.