SUNDAY, JULY 23
PRAYER SERVICE AND ISLAMIC LESSON
Guest Preacher: Imam Djafer Sebkhaoui
Al-Hidaya Center, Latham, NY
Worship Leader: Rev. Alexandra Lusak, Moderator
Rensselaerville Presbyterian Church
Rev. Lusak will lead a brief prayer service followed by a lesson from Imam Sebkhaoui.
Imam Djafer Sebkhaoui is the co-founder and was the first principal of the Annur Islamic School in Schenectady. He is Imam and also co-founder of Al-Hidaya Center in Latham, Al-Hidaya Mosque in Troy and The Muslim Community of Troy. He has been actively involved in interfaith activities since 1990, including serving on the Sidney and Beatrice Albert Interfaith Lecturship Board and the Muslim-Catholic Dialogue Committee of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany.
Imam Sebkhaoui was born in Algeria. He earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Algeria and a master's degree in psychology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He and his wife, Salima, have four children and five grandchildren.
Jon Walton is a graduate of Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. He earned his M.Div. degree at Union Theological Seminary, New York City and his D.Min. degree at San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Anselmo, California. He has previously served congregations in New Canaan, Connecticut; Setauket, New York; and Wilmington, Delaware. He is the former co-moderator of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians and continues to serve as a member of the board. A noted preacher, he has spoken at some of America’s most well known pulpits including the Washington National Cathedral, and innumerable college, seminary, and conference settings. His lectures and sermons are published in a wide variety of sermon anthologies, books on preaching, and articles in professional journals. He is the author of the book, Imperfect Peace: Teaching Sermons on Troubling Texts. - See more at: http://www.fpcnyc.org/about-us/pastoral-staff/getting-to-know-the-pastors.html#sthash.7DqSI0rf.dpuf