Sligo church (Takoma Park, Md.) pastors recently met with 55 educators from the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) system. “We had the privilege of sharing with teachers and administrators what Adventists believe, the blueprint of Adventist education and how Adventists serve the community of Takoma Park,” said Joseph Khabbaz, Sligo’s pastor for youth and young adults. Ken Flemmer, director of Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington, also joined the pastors and shared information about the work the center is doing in partnership with local churches, like Sligo.
“MCPS educators chose to visit Sligo as part of their summer professional development training, which focused on understanding various religions in Montgomery County,” explains Khabbaz. “As they researched churches to visit in the area, they chose Sligo after learning about our culturally diverse pastoral staff and our various community outreach ministries and projects. They asked if we would meet with the educators to talk about our church, what we believe and the communities we serve.”
Educators also visited the Mormon Tabernacle and a Hindu Temple, among other religious entities.