Last Sunday Jacob Athyal, Thomas Brown, and Carolyn Hughes joined clergy and lay members from the First Congregational Church of Winchester, the Winchester Unitarian Universality Society, a lay member of Temple Shir Tikvah, and three lay members of a local Islam community at Rosie’s Place in Boston to prepare and serve the Sunday meal.
Ms. Fehmida Chipty, and her husband, Mr. Najmuddin Patwa, (both of whom are physicians at Winchester Hospital) sponsor a meal at Rosie’s Place during Ramadan. As an outcome of conversations among various faith leaders, and because of our Rector’s personal commitment to make friends with the many Muslim families who live in and around Winchester, Sunday’s outing was nothing less than an answer to prayer, as well as a real offering of love and service. Thomas said, “it was great fun, totally easy, and we now have a way to continue doing this work either on our own or with others. I’m really, really grateful for Fehmida’s invitation.” Visit Rosie’s Place to learn more about this sanctuary for poor and homeless women in Boston. To receive information about future opportunities to serve at Rosie’s Place (or elsewhere) with people from other faith communities please contact the Parish Office here .
photo by Fehmida Chipty