Mount Olivet will be hosting a Ramadan Iftar at the Northwest Islamic Community Center on Wednesday, June 21st. We'll meet at 7pm at Mount Olivet to learn about Ramadan, and head to the Community Center to serve food and eat at 8 p.m.
Ramadan is a holy month for our Muslim friends, filled with fasting, prayer, and good works. (Here is a helpful primer). During the day, Muslims do not eat, but after the sun goes down they gather together to break their fast with a celebratory feast called an Iftar. In the past decade, Muslims in America have begun to invite their interfaith friends to join them at these meals, and Mount Olivet is going to join in on this trend.
We will meet at church for some learning and preparation and head to the mosque (collocated with the Plymouth Post Office) at 8. We don’t need to cook anything, just serve the food – and eat it, too!