Friday, October 12, 2007

Al Khei-meh Community Ecumenical Centre opens in Amman

Greetings from Jerusalem!

The October picture calendar from the Evengelcial Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land celebrates the new Al Khei-meh community Ecumenical Centre in Amman. Download it from the website:

More than 450 community and religious leaders from Amman, Jordan, and elsewhere gathered in September for the opening of Al Khei-meh (the Tent), a new Community Ecumenical Centre designed to serve social, cultural, spiritual and recreational needs of the community.

According to the Rev. Samer Azar, pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and initiator of the center, Al Khei-meh is designed to be complementary to current activities of the local Ecumenical Churches, which, like the new center, serve people regardless of religious affiliation or denomination. Pastor Azar hopes to promote common values among the different Christian denominations and between Muslims and Christians.

ELCJHL Bishop Munib Younan helped to dedicate the center, and Anglican Bishop Suheil Dawani also attended. At the opening, Bishop Younan said:
"Al-Khei-meh (the Tent) is the place where God is present with his people. We hope that every Christian, Muslim or Jew who enters this place will experience God's presence."

Join us in prayer: Gracious God who dwells in all people, bless this new center and fill it with creativity, inspiration, joy and community. Guide and direct its leaders and people that they may use this as a place for all to come and feel the power and the presence of the Holy Spirit, through Jesus Christ, Amen."

We would also like to announce that our website and emails have changed. Instead of we are now

Please give us feedback about the new website, and let us know if there are resources or things you would like to see on it that you can't find now.

The old website and emails will still work for some months.

Peace and blessings,


The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan & the Holy Land (ELCJHL)
P.O. Box: 14076
Jerusalem 91140
Tel: +972-2- 6266800
Fax: +972-2- 6285764

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