Due to the continued violence and civil unrest in Damascus and Aleppo, our Churches there have been closed down for the unforseeable future. Your prayers for the congregations and the people of Syria are sincerely requested and greatly appreciated. Please pray for peace throughout the Middle East.
The Arabic Speaking congregation
MINISTRY: Pastoral care to the Sudanese, Syrian, and Iraqi populations, recently recognized by Syria as an Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Jerusalem. Social activities, women’s groups, Bible Study, Sunday School and Adult Education for those who cannot read the Bible, refugee relief services, English classes.
VISION: To establish partnerships which will assist with training and expanding ministries in education, refugee assistance, and health programs. To continue to improve the facilities in our church to accommodate growing ministries like Project Hope.
The English Speaking Congregation
MINISTRY: Music, fellowship, bible studies, ladies’ group, for Christians with English as a common language of diverse nationalities, from all six continents. Our newest initiative is Project Hope: English for Refugees. Twelve volunteers teach English on Monday evenings to seventy adults, teenagers and children at the Arabic Speaking Episcopal church in Jaramana.
VISION: To strengthen ties with the Arabic speaking congregation through service and fellowship. To expand the Project Hope: English for Refugees program by developing a library of books and language games in English, and running an extra weekly library, games and tuition night. To support and encourage the churches of Syria.