Walk of Abraham

Thursday, June 8 starting at 5:30pm

North Church, along with Muslim Public Affairs Council Western New York (MPAC-WNY), Congregation Havurah, Islamic Society of Niagara Frontier, Network of Religious Communities, and Westminster Presbyterian Church is sponsoring a 4.5-, 3-, 2-, 1-, and 0-mile solidarity walk that will take place in conjunction with its 12th Annual Tent of Abraham event.

The 4.5-mile walk will start at North and includes a stop at Heim Middle School where a shorter 1-mile walk will begin. (Please note ample water will be available during the walk.) The walk will finish at the Muslim Community Center (Islamic Center), 745 Heim Road, Amherst, where walkers will join “The Tent of Abraham” event participants for dinner. Enjoy an evening of friendship and conversation of our shared values as we “break the fast” together. Enjoy this ethnic dinner with friends and neighbors.

Transportation will be available, free of charge, after the Tent of Abraham dinner for participants to pick up their cars from Heim Middle School and North Presbyterian Church. Transportation will also be available at the beginning of the Walk at the Church and Heim Middle School for pick-up of non-perishable food items for distribution to the less fortunate. Please do not forget to bring some non-perishable food for distribution.

The schedule for the evening is as follows:

  • 5:30 – 5:45pm Forming for 4.5 mile walk at North Presbyterian Church
  • 5:45pm The walk begins
  • 7 – 7:15pm Forming for 1-mile walk from the Heim Middle School
  • 7:15pm The walk begins
  • 7:30pm Tent of Abraham activities begin at the Islamic Center
  • 8:54pm Iftar (breaking the fast) and dinner

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