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2016 Announcements

THURSDAY DECEMBER 22, 2016archive

  • Reminder to families with youngsters ages 5-16 to join us for a fun holiday activity making gingerbread houses and cookies on Saturday December 24 1:00-4:00 pm. Please RSVP no later than Friday night to info@fvamc.org or 860-806-1936. See Flyer. Even WILL BE held snow or rain.
  • We are collecting donations for our Third Annual MLK Foodpacking Event 1/14/2017 to feed the hungry in our locality. Please donate online here.
  • Friday Night Halaqa and FVAMC Academy are off for the next two weeks. They will resume the second week of January IA (week of 1/7/17).

 Enjoy the time off with family and friends!

THURSDAY DECEMBER 15, 2016

  • We would like to thank our members for their generous support at our fundraising event this past weekend. Alhamdulliah, we had a successful night. Special thanks to our volunteers (especially young ones) who worked tirelessly to ensure the success of the event. May Allah (SWT) bless you all. If you were not able to attend and would like to make a tax-deductible donation for the building fund, please mail your payments to FVAMC (35 Harris Road, Avon, CT 06002), or online via PayPal (if the link does not work, go to http://www.fvamc.org and click on the “Donate” button) .
  • We invite all youngsters ages 5-16 to join us for a fun holiday activity making gingerbread houses and cookies on Saturday December 24 1:00-4:00 pm. Please RSVP to info@fvamc.org or 860-806-1936. See Flyer.
  • Emergency Rally for Aleppo tomorrow (Friday 12/16) at the Hartford Capitol Building (300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford) at 2:00 pm. Please bring signs and dress warmly for the weather! For more info, contact info.ctanchor@gmail.com
  • A meeting will be held this Sunday 12/18 3:00 pm at the Assembly of God Church (106 New Park Avenue, Hartford) for immigrant students and families to learn about their rights when interacting with immigration officials.
  • Blood Drive at FVAMC (35 Harris Road, Avon) this Saturday 12/17 9:00 am-2:00 pm. Beginning mid-December, the American Red Cross will have a critical need for blood donations throughout the holiday season. While many regular donors gather with family and friends to celebrate the holidays, and potentially postpone their donations, patients may spend them in a hospital room and still need blood. Please make your appointment today! Go online and use the RapidPass at www.redcrossblood.org/rapidpass and save time. The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime. Thank you for supporting the American Red Cross blood program!

MONDAY NOVEMBER 28, 2016

  1. Please join us for FVAMC Winter Fundraising Event on Saturday December 10th (please note the date change) 6:00-9:00pm at The Avon Community Center (635 West Avon Road, Avon) to help us pay off the building. If you would like to contribute but unable to attend, please mail your contribution to: FVAMC, 35 Harris Road, Avon, CT 06001. Babysitting is offered free of charge at FVAMC (35 Harris Road, Avon) 5:30-9:30. For info, email us at info@fvamc.org
  2. Join us for the December Potluck Dinner on Saturday December 3rd  7:00-9:00 at FVAMC. The event will feature a book talk and signing with Dr. Reza Mansoor. Dr. Reza Mansoor will talk about his new book, “Stigmatized: From 9/11 to Trump and Beyond – An American Muslim Journey.” Books will be available for purchase at the event. Signup here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4ca8a923a5f94-community5
  3. FVAMC is hosting an upcoming blood drive. Please join our lifesaving mission and schedule an appointment today!Site: Farmington Valley American Muslim Center – 35 Harris Road, Avon, CT 06001
    Date: Saturday 12/17 9:00AM-2:00PMWith slower than expected collections in November, the American Red Cross has issued an Urgent Need for blood donors. Blood donations often decline from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. Currently blood donations are being distributed to hospitals as quickly as they come in. Eligible donors are asked to schedule an appointment and donate blood now to help prevent a seasonal decline and ensure a stable supply so that patient needs are met. To Schedule an Appointment call 800-733-2767 or visit http://www.redcrossblood.org/. Thank-you.

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 17, 2016

  1. Join us for an interfaith Thanksgiving service at St. Albans Episcopal Church (197 Bushy Hill Road, Simsbury) Sunday 11/20 7pm. See flyer.
  2. Join us for Bread and Soup dinner at United Methodist Church (867 W Avon Rd, Avon – less than a mile from FVAMC) Friday 11/18 6:00pm. All proceeds will go towards FVAMC’s Third Annual Foodpacking Event on 1/14/2017.
  3. Please join us for Halaqa Friday (11/11) 7:00-8:00p.
  4. Save the date – FVAMC Winter Fundraiser on Saturday December 17, 2016 6:00-9:00pm at the Avon Community Center to raise funds for paying off the building. See Flyer for details.
  5. FVAMC is holding a Diaper Drive for refugee and needy families during the month of November. Please drop off your donations at FVAMC. Please see flyer for details.

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2016

  1. Please join us for Halaqa Friday (11/11) 7:00-8:00p. This week’s program will be an open floor discussion on the results of the US Presidential election to give our community the chance to come together to share our hopes and concerns, and a path forward.
  2. Please note that we have switched the entrance and exit driveways to improve safety when entering and leaving the Center. Please be sure to enter using the old exit driveway and vice versa. Proper signage has been posted on both driveways.
  3. Save the date – FVAMC Winter Fundraiser on Saturday December 17, 2016 6:00-9:00pm at the Avon Community Center. Goal is to raise funds for paying off the building. See Flyer for details.
  4. FVAMC is holding a Diaper Drive for refugee and needy families during the month of November. Please drop off your donations at FVAMC. Please see flyer for details.

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 3, 2016

  1. Save the date – FVAMC Winter Fundraiser on Saturday December 17, 2016 6:00-9:00pm at the Avon Community Center. Goal is to raise funds for paying off the building. See Flyer for details.
  2. Join us for our November potluck dinner on Saturday 11/5 7-9. Four psychiatrist from our community will hold a round table discussion on metal health and resources available to children and adults. Sign-up to bring a dish here.
  3. FVAMC is holding a Diaper Drive for refugee and needy families during the month of November. Please see flyer for details.

THURSDAY OCTOBER 27, 2016

General Announcements:

  1. FVAMC is holding a Diaper Drive for refugee and needy families during the month of November. Please see flyer for details.
  2. Join us for our November potluck dinner on Saturday 11/5 7-9. Four psychiatrist from our community will hold a round table discussion on metal health and resources available to children and adults. Sign-up to bring a dish here.

Friday 10/28

  • 5:00-6:30p Afterschool Quran Learning (AQL) – Intensive Quran learning program for children. For more info, visit http://www.fvamc.org/aql/
  • 7:00 – 8:30p Halaqa (study circle) with Br. Omar Taweel for brothers and sisters. All are welcome. Please bring a dessert to share.

Saturday 10/29

  • 7:00-10:00p Young Muslim Boys (boys in high school) meeting with Br. Omar Taweel.

Sunday 10/30

  • 10:50-1:30p FVAMC Academy.
  • 12:00-1:00p Arabic class for Adults with Sr. Nour Alnajjar.
  • 1:30-2:30 Extended FVAMC Academy offering Arabic classes to registered FVAMC Academy students.

Monday 10/31

  • 5:00-6:00 Martial Arts for children (5-15 years old).

Wednesday/Thursday 11/2-11/3:

  • 5:00-6:30p Afterschool Quran Learning (AQL) – Intensive Quran learning program for children. For more info, visit http://www.fvamc.org/aql/

THURSDAY OCTOBER 20, 2016

Friday 10/21

  • 5:00-6:30p Afterschool Quran Learning (AQL) – Intensive Quran learning program for children. For more info, visit http://www.fvamc.org/aql/
  • 7:00 – 8:30p Halaqa (study circle) with Br. Omar Taweel for brothers and sisters. All are welcome. Please bring a dessert to share.

Saturday 10/22

  • 7:00-9:00p Young Muslim Girls (girls in high school) meeting with Sr. Betool
  • 7:00-10:00p Young Muslim Boys (boys in high school) meeting with Br. Omar Taweel.

Sunday 10/23

  • 10:50-1:30p FVAMC Academy.
  • 12:00-1:00p Arabic class for Adults with Sr. Nour Alnajjar.
  • 1:30-2:30 Extended FVAMC Academy offering Arabic classes to registered FVAMC Academy students.

Monday 10/24

  • 5:00-6:00 Martial Arts for children (5-15 years old).

Wednesday/Thursday 10/26-10/27:

  • 5:00-6:30p Afterschool Quran Learning (AQL) – Intensive Quran learning program for children. For more info, visit http://www.fvamc.org/aql/

THURSDAY OCTOBER 6, 2016

Friday 10/7

  • 5:00-6:30p Afterschool Quran Learning (AQL) – Intensive Quran learning program for children. For more info, visit http://www.fvamc.org/aql/
  • 7:00 – 8:30p Halaqa (study circle) with Br. Omar Taweel for brothers and sisters. All are welcome. Please bring a dessert to share.

Saturday 10/8

  • 7:00-9:00p Young Muslim Girls (girls in high school) meeting with Sr. Betool
  • 7:00-10:00p Young Muslim Boys (boys in high school) meeting with Br. Omar Taweel. We are exploring the possibility of offering a separate meeting for middle school students.

Sunday 10/9

  • 10:50-1:30p FVAMC Academy.
  • 12:00-1:00p Arabic class for Adults with Sr. Nour Alnajjar.
  • 1:30-2:30 Extended FVAMC Academy offering Arabic classes with Sr. Nour and Sr. Walaa to registered FVAMC Academy students.

Monday 10/10

  • 5:00-6:00 Martial Arts for children (5-15 years old).

 

Wednesday/Thursday 10/12-0/13:

  • 5:00-6:30p Afterschool Quran Learning (AQL) – Intensive Quran learning program for children. For more info, visit http://www.fvamc.org/aql/

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 2016

General Announcements:

  • FVAMC is proud to recognize four (4) High School Seniors from its Youth program who have achieved the semifinalist status in the National Merit Scholarship Program. The nationwide pool of semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state.  These young men are Bassel Abdel-baki and Zain Athar of Avon, Yusuf Malik of West Hartford, and Omar Ahmed of Farmington. Also Honorable mention (top 5% nationwide) goes to Qasim Malik of West Hartford.  Mash’Allah – May Allah bless these youth and their families and grant them continued success. Ameen.
  • Please join us for potluck dinner night on Saturday 10/1 7:00-9:00pm. Dr. Scott Thumma of the Hartford Seminary will discuss his book the “Other 80 Percent.” See Flyer. Signup: Signup here.

 Activities This week/Weekend

Thursday 9/22:

  • Afterschool Quran Learning (AQL) – Intensive Quran learning program for children. For more info, visit http://www.fvamc.org/aql/

Friday 9/23:

  • 5:30-6:00p Afterschool Quran Learning (AQL) – Intensive Quran learning program for children. For more info, visit http://www.fvamc.org/aql/
  • 7:00 – 8:30p Halaqa (study circle) with Br. Omar Taweel for brothers and sisters. All are welcome. Please bring a dessert to share.
  • 7:00p Young Muslim Girls (13-18 years old) meeting with Sr. Betool.
  • 6:30-7:30p Martial Arts for children (5-15 years old). Please note this class will move permanently to Mondays 5-6p starting Monday 9/26

Saturday 9/24:

  • 7:00-10:00p Young Muslim Boys (13-19 years old) meeting with Br. Omar Taweel.

Sunday 9/25:

  • 10:50-1:30p FVAMC Academy.
  • 12:00-1:00p Arabic class for Adults with Sr. Nour Alnajjar.
  • 1:30-2:30 Extended FVAMC Academy for Quran/Arabic Learning Enrichment.

 

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 5, 2016

Friday 9/16/2016 – Halaqa for brothers and sisters with Br. Omar Taweel 7:00-9:00p. Please bring a dessert to share.

Saturday 9/17/2016 – Young Muslim Boys Meeting 7:00-10:00pm.

Saturday 9/17/2016 – FVAMC Academy Open House 4:00-6:00pm. Parents who already registered their children will also be able to purchase/pickup their books at that time. A late fee will apply to any registration made after Saturday 9/17. Please note that we will NOT accept any registration on the first day of school on Sunday 9/18. Those who can’t attend this open house can register and purchase books tomorrow Friday (9/16) after Jumma.

Sunday 9/18/2016 10:50am- First Day of School at FVAMC Academy. We look forward to welcoming our students and their families!

 

 

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 5, 2016

(1) Friday 9/9/2016:

  •  6:00-8:00pm FVAMC Academy Open House. Come register your children, buy books, and meet your teachers.
  • 7:00-8:00pm Potluck Iftar. Please join us for this potluck dinner whether you are fasting or not.
  • 8:00-9:00pm Halaqa with Br. Omar Taweel.

(2) Saturday 9/10/2016, 7:00-10:00pm Youth Boys meeting with Br. Omar. We are in the process of creating a similar group for the girls and will let you know as soon as we schedule the first meeting.

 (3) Sunday 9/11/2016, 6:30-7:30pm Peace Vigil at the Unionville Center at the Gazebo, followed by refreshments. Please join us.

(4) Monday 9/12/2016 – Eidul-Adha. Please join us for Eid prayer and service at FVAMC (35 Harris Road, Avon) at 7:30am. FVAMC is also participating in the United Eid prayer with local mosques at the XL Center in Downtown Hartford, which will be held at 10am (please note there’s a $10/person and $25/family entrance fee).

TUESDAY AUGUST 30, 2016

We pray Allah that you had a wonderful and blessed summer with your families and loved ones.

Our youth programming resumes this weekend with the first weekly Youth Group on Saturday 9/3 at 7:30p with our new Youth Minister Br. Omar Taweel.

We are elated to announce that Br. Omar Taweel has accepted to serve as FVAMC’s new Youth Minster. Br.  Omar comes to us from Chicago with his wife and their 8-month old daughter. He holds a Bachelor of Liberal Arts & Science in Islamic World Studies and formal training in classical Arabic and Qur’anic Exegesis. He’s pursuing graduate studies at the Hartford Seminary this fall.

Br. Omar served as a Youth Minister at Mecca Center, IL for the past four years, where he was responsible for their youth educational programs, community outreach and interfaith, counseling and mediating, and developing and conducting a mentorship program for aspiring youth leaders. In addition, he taught at Universal School, a full-time day Islamic School in IL, where he designed and implemented a new Islamic studies and history curriculum. He also designed and led programs aimed at the development and empowerment of the youth. Br. Omar served as co-host of YaHala Voice, a radio talk show focused Islamic ethics and consciousness. He regularly leads Friday sermons at mosques, high schools, and universities.

Please join us in welcoming Br. Omar and his family to the FVAMC family.

 

TUESDAY AUGUST 30, 2016

Please join us for FVAMC Academy open house on Friday, September 9th from 6pm to 8pm at FVAMC (35 Harris Road, Avon, CT).  This is a chance for you to bring your children to meet their teachers, confirm classroom assignments, purchase textbooks for the upcoming school year, and pay any outstanding tuition fees.

First day of FVAMC Academy will be on Sunday 9/18/2016 In Sha Allah.

In our efforts to continuously assess and enhance the quality of FVAMC Academy, we have introduced a number of noteworthy measures, which include:

  • Dividing the lower levels to match public school grades pre-school thru sixth grade, with a combined class for 7th and 8th graders and a class for high schoolers.
  • Introducing Arabic and Quran Enrichment program held after the regular session at 1:30-3:00 every Sunday. The class will be taught by Sr. Nour Alnajjar, an experienced Arabic/Quran teacher. Class is optional and open to all registered FVAMC Academy students.
  • Employing paid teachers.
  • New curriculum based on the holistic approach of the Tarbiyah Project.

We are also pleased to announce that the Academy will be led by Sr. Kinda Attasi and Br. Chaker Dridi. Br. Chaker is a Board member and language teacher at Avon High School. Sr. Kinda holds a Master of Arts in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and has served as teacher and tutor of English as a Second Language (ESL) and an Office Manager for a number of years.  She’s fluent in Arabic and English. She’s joining us from Chicago with her Husband Mr. Omar Taweel (FVAMC Youth Minister) and their 8 month old daughter. Please join us in welcoming Sr. Kinda and her family.

SUNDAY AUGUST 14, 2016

Please join us for Friday Service with Imam Zaid Shakir this Friday August 19, 2016 at FVAMC (35 Harris Road, Avon) at 1:00pm. Imam Zaid is a world renowned Muslim American scholar and Co-founder and Senior Faculty Member of Zaytuna College in Berkeley, CA.

THURSDAY JULY 28, 2016

  • Please join us at FVAMC Academy this Sunday, July 31st, from 1pm to 3pm for our annual Open House and registration. You will be able to register your children, learn about our new classroom initiatives and see our newly arrived textbooks!
  • Our Blood Drive this Sunday 7/31 is on as scheduled 10-3p, but due to the excessive heat and lack of air conditioning, the venue has moved to the Avon Senior Center (635 West Avon Rd, Avon, CT 06001), one mile down the street.

THURSDAY JULY 14, 2016

  •  Blood Drive at FVAMC (35 Harris Road, Avon) Sunday July 31, 2016 10-3pm. For instructions, visit our home at http://fvamc.org. The Red Cross has issued an Urgent Need for Donors. With collections down and an increase in hospital demand blood donations being distributed to hospitals as quickly as they come in! All blood types are in short supply. Eligible donors of all blood types are urged to donate. Your contribution is important for maintaining a healthy and reliable blood supply and you’ll feel  good knowing you’ve helped change a life.
  • Registration is open for FVAMC Academy. Download an application form here. Mail completed application to FVAMC, 35 Harris Road, Avon, CT 06001, or drop off in person.
  • We collected close to $4,100 for Zakat-ul-Fitr that has been distributed to refugee families in the Hartford area.

SATURDAY JULY 2, 2016

  • Please join us for catered Iftar Dinner tonight (Saturday – 7/2) at FVAMC. Iftar sponsored by the Shaikh family.
  • Come celebrate with us Khatm-ul-Quran on Monday (7/4) night.
  • Please help make our next blood drive on Sunday 7/31 10-3 to honor the victims of the Orlando attack a success . To sign up, visit http://www.redcross.org. For instructions, visit our home page (http://www.fvamc.org) and look for the Blood Drive slide in the slideshow.
  • We will celebrate Eid at FVAMC (35 Harris Road) on Wednesday July 6. Service starts with Takbeer at 9:30 and ends at 11:00vam, followed by a reception and children clown entertainment. Remember that Zakat-ul-Fitr must be paid before the Eid service. Amount is $10/person.

MONDAY JUNE 20, 2016

Please us join Saturday June 25th for Iftar and Fundraiser 6:30pm at FVAMC (35 Harris Road, Avon, CT 06001). We will accept your Zakah donations for this noble cause. Catered Dinner will be served for Iftar.

If you are unable to attend and would like to contribute, you can make your donation online at: http://www.fvamc.org/donate/ or by mail to: FVAMC, P.O. Box 853, Farmington, CT 06034.

THURSDAY JUNE 16, 2016

THURSDAY JUNE 9, 2016

Please join for our first potluck Iftar tomorrow, Friday June 10. Please signup here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0544aaac28a2fe3-fvamc4 . Thank you.

THURSDAY JUNE 2, 2016

  • FVAMC Academy Graduation will be held at Camp Jewell YMCA (6 Prock Hill Rd., Colebrook, CT 06021, http://campjewell.org/) this Sunday (6/5) at 10:30 am. We invite all of our community members (whether you have children in the Academy or not) to join us for a day of fun and activities in this scenic residential campground.
  • Ramadan Kareem! The first day of Ramadan will be on Monday, June 6, 2016 In Sha Allah. Taraweeh prayers will start Sunday night immediately after Isha. Please visit our Ramadan page for more information: http://fvamc.org/ramadan/
  • Sr. Rubina is offering a ladies this Saturday , June 4th at 3:00 pm at FVAMC to welcome Ramadan. Lights refreshments served afterwards.
  • We will be collecting donation to purchase food packages and Eid gifts for needy Muslim families this Ramadan. Please drop off your donations after Jumma during Ramadan.
  • Our Martial Arts class for children 5-15 years old will continue to be offered in Ramadan through this summer on Fridays 6:30-7:30. Please email us at info@fvamc.org if you are interested. Information on the class can be found at: http://www.fvamc.org/fitness-classes/

SATURDAY MAY 21, 2016

  • We are elated to announce the latest arrival to the FVAMC family! Br. Kaiser and Sr. Afia have been blessed with a baby girl Ayah this morning. Both mom and baby are well. Please join us in wishing the baby a pious and prosperous life.
  • Ramadan/Eid 2016.  The Islamic Society of North America  and the Fiqh Council of North America  have announced the first day of Ramadan will be on Monday, June 6, 2016 and Eid-ul-Fitr on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, Insha’ Allah. Ramadan Kareem! We have prepared this page with information and prayer schedule for Ramadan at FVAMC: http://fvamc.org/ramadan/.
  • Our Martial Arts class for children 5-15 years old will continue to be offered in Ramadan through this summer on Fridays 6:30-7:30. Please email us at info@fvamc.org if you are interested. Information on the class can be found at: http://www.fvamc.org/fitness-classes/
  • FBI Future Law Enforcement Youth Academy. FBI Special Agent in Charge Patricia Ferrick and Yale University Police Chief Ronnell Higgins proudly announce, the newly created Future Law Enforcement Youth Academy (FLEYA) is now accepting applications. This unique program is designed to promote higher education and give selected youth a peek behind the scenes of the work that FBI conducts with state, local and federal law enforcement partners. Youth from around the state of CT will have an experience of a lifetime as they are exposed and taught various law enforcement techniques, federal and state judicial systems through classroom and practical exercises. This academy will take place on Yale’s campus during the week of July 24th – 29th  and will be comprised of an ethnic and diverse cultural group of youth between the ages of 15 – 18yrs old. All candidates must be enrolled in a Connecticut High School and have a minimum GPA 2.7 to be eligible. All students must submit a 200 word essay with the application explaining why they want to participate in the academy. To apply go to: www.fbi.gov/newhaven and follow the instructions. The deadline for the submission of applications is: May 27th, 2016, close of business 5:00 PM.

THURSDAY APRIL 21, 2016

  • Registration for FVAMC Academy for the upcoming 2016-2017 academic year opens this Sunday, April 24th. All enrollments require a non-refundable $100.00 deposit, and tuition payment in full is required by the end of summer.
  • Save the date – we are excited to announce this year’s FVAMC Academy Graduation Ceremony will be held  off site, at CAMP JEWELL in Colebrook, CT. It will be a day where our community can enjoy a number of wonderful activities, including horseback riding, boating, rock climbing, art projects and a delicious meal all while celebrating our achievements over the past year. This invitation is open to all of our community and not limited to FVAMC Academy families. We hope you can join us. See flyer here.

 

THURSDAY APRIL 14, 2016

  • Please save the date. We are excited to announce that FVAMC has partnered with the YMCA to run a joint, week-long day summer camp (Camp FVAMC Chase) at Camp Chase (http://campchase.org) in Burlington August 1- August 5. Stay tuned for details over the next couple of weeks.
  • Join us for our May potluck dinner on Saturday May 7th, 7-9 pm. Come celebrate Sr. Almedina’s marriage to Br. Charlie and also meet our interfaith guests from the First Congregational Church of Woodstock. Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0544aaac28a2fe3-fvamc3
  • A couple of our youngsters are hosting a bake sale at FVAMC this Sunday 11-1:00p to benefit the Relay of Life. Please support them in this worthy cause.
  • Volunteers needed to help distribute food items on our Mobile Foodshare Distribution Day. To signup, visit: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4aa5a72fa1f94-mobile.

SUNDAY MARCH 27, 2016

Asalamu Alaikum,

FVAMC would like to thank our members and guests for making our Fundraising Gala a resounding success last night! May Allah (SWT) bless you all for your support of our community and our efforts to secure this building for future generations. As of one of the attendees commented: “Congratulations on a successful fundraising gala last night! It was a beautiful occasion! Hats off to all the hard work it took to plan and organize. The place just sparkled with the spirit of community and friendship.” If you were unable to attend, please consider making a Tax Deductible donation in support of paying off the building and continuing to provide outstanding services and activities to the community! Donate online at http://www.fvamc.org/get-involved/ or by mailing your gift to FVAMC, P.O. Box 853, Farmington, CT 06034.

 

Our April Poltluck Dinner is Saturday 4/2 7-9pm. Please join us for this baby shower to celebrate Br. Kaiser and Sr. Afia who are expecting their first newborn late spring (In Sha Allah – God Willing). Also joining us will be our friends from the Methodist Church in Simsbury. Signup here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0544aaac28a2fe3-fvamc1

THURSDAY MARCH 10, 2016

Second Annual FVAMC Fundraising Gala Saturday March 26th, 2016 6:00pm at Farmington Gardens

Seating is limited. Please purchase your tickets soon. Come celebrate our achievements and enjoy an evening of good food and friends. Purchase your tickets online at: http://fvamcgala.eventbrite.com  or in person from FVAMC after Jumma prayer, Thursdays – Fridays 5:00-7:00pm, or Sundays 11:00-1:00pm. Seats are limited, so please purchase your tickets now. For more information, visit our Gala page at http://www.fvamc.org/gala-2/.

We would like to invite a few community members to speak briefly about their positive experiences at FVAMC.  Members interested in doing so will have three minutes to express their thoughts.  If you are interested in being one of those individuals, kindly respond to this email or email us at info@fvamc.org.

Also any members interested in volunteering at the Gala, please come to the FVAMC at 7:00 PM this Saturday, March 12th. We highly encourage teenagers to volunteer.

WEDNESDAY MARCH 2, 2016

  1. Please join us for FVAMC’s Second Annual Fundraising Gala on Saturday March 26th, 2016 6:00pm at Farmington Gardens. Come celebrate our achievements and enjoy an evening of good food and friends. Purchase your tickets online at: http://fvamcgala.eventbrite.com  or in person from FVAMC after Jumma prayer, Thursdays – Fridays 5:00-7:00pm, or Sundays 11:00-1:00pm. Seats are limited, so please purchase your tickets now. For more information, visit our Gala page at http://www.fvamc.org/gala-2/.
  2. Join us at this month’s potluck dinner as we welcome the Rev. Matthew Laney and his congregation of Asylum Hill Congregational Church on Saturday 7:00pm. Sign-up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4ca8a923a5f94-community.
  3. The March meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held this Friday (3/4/2016) 7:00-9:00pm. The meeting is open to the public 7-8 and everyone is encouraged to attend.

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 25, 2016

  1. Please join us for FVAMC’s Second Annual Fundraising Gala on Saturday March 26th, 2016 6:00pm at Farmington Gardens. Come celebrate our achievements and enjoy an evening of good food and friends. Purchase your tickets online athttp://fvamcgala.eventbrite.com  or in person from FVAMC after Jumma prayer, Thursdays – Fridays 5:00-7:00pm, or Sundays 11:00-1:00pm. Seats are limited, so please purchase your tickets now. For more information, visit our Gala page at http://www.fvamc.org/gala-2/.
  2. We’d like to thank our volunteers for making our Blood Drive last Tuesday a success. Stay tuned for our next drive.
  3. We are exploring offering a Quran memorization class. Please email us at info@fvamc.org if you are interested.

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 18, 2016

  1. Please join us for FVAMC’s Second Annual Fundraising Gala on Saturday March 26th, 2016 6:00pm at Farmington Gardens. Come celebrate our achievements and enjoy an evening of good food and friends. Purchase your tickets online athttp://fvamcgala.eventbrite.com  or in person from FVAMC after Jumma prayer, Thursdays – Fridays 5:00-7:00pm, or Sundays 11:00-1:00pm. Seats are limited, so please purchase your tickets now. For more information, visit our Gala page at http://www.fvamc.org/gala-2/.
  2. Blood donors are needed for our Blood Drive on Tuesday February 23rd at FVAMC (35 Harris Road) 1:00-6:00p. We highly recommend that you schedule an appointment online at http://redcrossblood.org. Email us at info@fvamc.org if you have any questions or need more information.
  3. Volunteers needed to help distribute food items on our Mobile Foodshare Distribution Day. To signup, visit: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4aa5a72fa1f94-mobile.

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 4, 2016

Announcements This Week:

  1. The February meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held this Friday (2/5/2016) 7:00-9:00pm. The meeting is open to the public 7-8 and everyone is encouraged to attend.
  2. Please join us for our next monthly potluck dinner on Saturday February 6th 7:00-9:00pm at FVAMC to welcome our Shiite brother and sisters to our Center and show our unity in the face of bigotry and discrimination against Muslim minorities the world over. signup here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4ca8a923a5f94-comunity1.
  3. Donate blood during our Blood Drive on Tuesday February 23rd at FVAMC (35 Harris Road) 1:00-6:00p. We highly recommend that you schedule an appointment online at http://redcrossblood.org. Email us at info@fvamc.org if you have any questions or need more information.
  4. Mark your calendar for FVAMC’s second annual Gala on Saturday March 26th at Farmington Gardens. Stay tuned for details.
  5. Volunteers needed to help distribute food items on our Mobile Foodshare Distribution Day. To signup, visit: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4aa5a72fa1f94-mobile.

Weekly Scheduled Activities:

  1. Friday 2/5/22 7:00p – Martial Arts class with Sensei Mohammad and Shihan Nahid for boys and girls 5-15 years of age.
  2. Saturday 2/5/1/22 Young Muslim Boys meeting with Br. Kaiser and Young Muslim Girls with Sr. Hanan will be held as scheduled.

For all FVAMC events, please visit our web calendar here.

THURSDAY JANUARY 29, 2016

Announcements This Week:

  1. Please join us for our next monthly potluck dinner on Saturday February 6th 7:00-9:00pm at FVAMC to welcome our Shiite brother and sisters to our Center and show our unity in the face of bigotry and discrimination against Muslim minorities the world over. signup here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4ca8a923a5f94-comunity1.
  2. Save the date for blood drive at FVAMC on Tuesday February 23rd. Stay tuned for details.
  3. Mark your calendar for FVAMC’s second annual Gala on Saturday March 26th at Farmington Gardens. Stay tuned for details.
  4. Volunteers needed to help distribute food items on our Mobile Foodshare Distribution Day. To signup, visit: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4aa5a72fa1f94-mobile.

For all FVAMC events, please visit our web calendar here.

THURSDAY JANUARY 21, 2016

Announcement This Week:

On Saturday, January 16 the second annual MLK Day of Service Food Packing Event was a huge success — together we raised $9,650 and many hands volunteered to make 38,600 meals of Mac & Cheese and Rice & Beans! We thank all of you who helped make it happen.

We worked all day alongside of other local faith communities: First Church of Christ, Congregational – Farmington, Memorial Methodist, Avon; Trinity Episcopal Church Collinsville; First Church of Christ, Unionville; Avon Congregational Church, UCC; West Avon Congregational Church; Shepherd of the Hills Church, Simsbury, as well as the Avon Lions Club this year,  Boy Scout Troop 170 and Girl Scouts 66126.Meals were donated to a variety of worthy, local pantries and shelters:  FISH of Torrington, Hispanic Health Council, The Fresh Place pantry, Charity Worker, St. Francis of Assisi, McKinney Men’s Shelter all of Hartford, Grace SDA pantry.

Please take a look at the news coverage http://fox61.com/2016/01/16/all-day-event-in-avon-packs-food-for-families-in-need/    and   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ly9KZpXeUv0 and don’t forget to look at the photos and like the Facebook page www.facebook.com/EndHungerFV.

Weekly Scheduled Activities:

  1. Friday 1/22 7:00p – Martial Arts demo class with Sensei Mohammad for boys and girls 5-15 years of age. Please make sure to attend this demo class if interested.
  2. Friday 1/22 6:30p Young Muslim Boys meeting with Br. Kaiser.

For all FVAMC events, please visit our web calendar here.

THURSDAY JANUARY 14, 2016

  1. Friday 1/8 7:00p – POSTPONED. Martial Arts demo class has been postponed to Friday of Next week January 22nd.
  2. Friday 1/8 6:30p Young Muslim Boys meeting with Br. Kaiser.
  3. Sunday 1/10 10:50a FVAMC Academy.
  4. Sunday 1/10 11:00a – Intensive Arabic class for adult with Br. Sami Shamma.
  5. We are looking for volunteers to help distribute food items on our Mobile Foodshare Distribution Day. To signup, visit: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4aa5a72fa1f94-mobile.
  6. For all FVAMC events, please visit our web calendar here.

THURSDAY JANUARY 8, 2016

Announcements This Week:

  • The long awaited Islamic History class with Br. Kaiser is here. Classes will be held on Thursdays 6:00-7:30p for the next ten weeks, starting next week on Thursday January 14th In Sha’ Allah. Classes will be held in the Library (Room 8). Course info can be found at http://www.fvamc.org/islamic-history-class/. Please do not hesitate to email info@fvamc.org if you have any questions. Please join us.
  • Enrollment is now open for a Martial Arts class (Kyokushin Karate: http://ikudojo.org/) for children (boys and girls) 5-15 years of age with Sensei Mohammad on Fridays 7:00-8:00p at FVAMC. First class will start Friday January 15th. For questions and info, email info@fvamc.org. Fee is $50/child/month.

Weekly Scheduled Activities:

  1. Friday 1/8 6:30p – Mother-Daughter Islam Class with Sr. Nafeesa.
  2. Friday 1/8 – CANCELED, Young Muslim Boys meeting with Br. Kaiser.
  3. Sunday 1/10 10:50a FVAMC Academy.
  4. Sunday 1/10 11:00a – Intensive Arabic class for adult with Br. Sami Shamma.
  5. We are looking for volunteers to help distribute food items on our Mobile Foodshare Distribution Day. To signup, visit: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4aa5a72fa1f94-mobile.
  6. For all FVAMC events, please visit our web calendar here.