Alex and Brenda Awad to visit Detroit Conference in August
by Paul Thomas, director of communications
Rev. Alex and Brenda Awad
The Rev. Alex and Brenda Awad, missionaries with the General Board of Global Ministries, will be visiting the Detroit Conference from August 11-23 to make presentations on their ministry in East Jerusalem and Palestine. The Awads as two of the 17 missionaries that are in a covenant relationship with the Detroit Conference.
The Rev. Alex Awad pastors a small international church in East Jerusalem and is affiliated with the Bethlehem Bible College as professor, dean of students, and board member.
Brenda Awad fills a wide range of functions at the church - Sunday School director and teacher, women’s group leader, and hospitality coordinator. At the Bible College, she spends approximately 30 hours per week assisting with English administrative needs and developing proposals for the college’s worldwide support base. Brenda substitutes as an English teacher as needed, and also works with other United Methodist mission personnel in the region to facilitate United Methodist group visits.
View a complete biography on the Awards: Alex
The Awads will be making appearances in several churches in the conference. If individuals and groups are interested in having the Awads speak at their church, please contact Jackie Euper, conference secretary of global ministries, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Missionary support is one of seven steps to becoming a Spotlight Church, which is the second-mile giving program of the Detroit Conference. After paying its apportionments in full, a local church can become a Spotlight Church by meeting the following requirements: pledge and support a Ministry Jubilee Project(s); contribute to missionary salary support; support an Advance ministry globally; support an Advance ministry in the United States; support the work of the United Methodist Committee on Relief; and participate in the conference's convenient partnership with Haiti and Liberia.
Sat, Aug 11 - Travel to Michigan
Sun, Aug 12 - 9:00 a.m. worship, Petersburg UMC
Tue, Aug 14 - 10:00 a.m. bible study, Capac: Zion UMC
Tue, Aug 14 - 7:00 p.m. Evening program, LaPorte UMC
Wed, Aug 15 - 5:00 p.m. Potluck & Program, West Deerfield UMC
Thu, Aug 16 - 12:00 p.m. Bible Study, Tecumseh UMC
Fri, Aug 17 - 7:30 p.m. Potluck program, Camp Kinawind
Sun, Aug 19 - 8:45 & 11:00 a.m. worship, Lapeer: Trinity UMC
Mon, Aug 20 - 12:00 p.m. Lunch, Frankenmuth UMC
Wed, Aug 22 - 11:30 a.m. Salad Luncheon, Lansing: Mount Hope UMC
Thu, Aug 23 - 6:00 p.m. Potluck and program, Livonia: St. Matthews UMC
Fri, Aug 24 - Travel to Minnesota