A few words you might enjoy from Pullenite Deborah Brogden:
I enjoyed the Islamic Center’s visiting day so much, I just wanted to submit a little write-up about it for those who could not be there.
During our first Wednesday evening gathering this March, Cathy Tamsburg passed on an invitation to attend the Islamic Center’s day of community outreach for education and fellowship. This event was held last Saturday, March 4. Fortunately, I was able to attend. While I did pre-register for the day, I saw that all were welcome, pre-registered or not. I wandered around the large gym which was lined with display tables. The tables had posters and pamphlets about the history and points of belief for Islam. At one table was a gentleman who, with great finesse, would write out one’s name in Arabic calligraphy.
The best part of the occasion was meeting and talking to the young ladies of the mosque who circulated, greeted and assisted the visitors. These women helped to serve the snacks, the tea and coffee, and the lunch. They answered questions about the building (Where are the bathrooms? Why do they include foot-washing areas?) and, of course, answered various questions about their faith. I found these young folks to be so welcoming and helpful. The day, starting with the warm welcome, included lots of good conversation, good food, and learning opportunities. I’m glad I was a part of it.