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The 2nd Community October 10, 7:00 p.m. at Northaven UMC, Room 237 Imam Omar Suleiman Director, Islamic Learning Foundation Resident Scholar, Valley Ranch Islamic Center Presentation Focus: Muslim Condemnation of ISIS & How ISIS Has Affected Lives of Muslims Omar Suleiman is a North Texas Imam and faith leader in the Muslim community. He is a world-renowned Islamic scholar who serves as the director of the Islamic Learning Foundation and is a resident scholar at the Valley Ranch Islamic Center. Suleiman helped write the [...] Read More »
The 2016 Black Tie Dinner is on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016. As a beneficiary, we have requirements for volunteer hours and need your help. During the week of the Black Tie Dinner, we are required to complete 40 volunteer hours by the Sunday following the Dinner. So, whether you want to dress up and work the night of the Dinner itself or come in work clothes to help before or after the Dinner, Northaven needs you! Volunteer hours on [...] Read More »
Photo: David WorthingtonThis is different, isn’t it? We’ve been here before. We’ve been in church, the Sunday after some mass shooting…somewhere…and we’ve viscerally felt the horror and the shock. You’ve heard me preach on those Sundays. But this is so different. This is our home. Our city. Violence toward our police. In our downtown, where some of us live, and some of us work. Places we visit often. The grief is great. And, even closer than that, our two Northaven members who are part of [...] Read More »
When I was a kid, there was a program called “Helping Hands” that was supposed to help kids feel safe. The idea was that families would put a paper sign inside the front windows of their house. The sign was a very simple hand print. The theory was that if a kid was ever walking down the street, and felt like they were in danger, they could run to a house with that sign, ring the bell, and [...] Read More »
“Place these words I’m speaking on your heart and in your very being. Tie them on your hand as a sign.” Deuteronomy 11:16 I pulled the trigger. I got my tattoo. As I’ve been threatening to do for months now, I got the words “Fear Not” in Biblical Greek inked on my left inside forearm. The words are from my favorite chapter of the Bible; Luke 2. And these are among my favorite verses… “The angel said, “Don’t be afraid! Look! I bring good news [...] Read More »