Jen Powers, FPC member, Sunday School teacher and local business woman, will lead a conversation called

“Reflections On My Childhood in Saudi Arabia” at Soup & Conversation Sunday, April 30.

Where were you from 1973 – 1986?  Jen was in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.  From the age of 7 through 20 she was growing up with her family on an ARAMCO company compound in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.  She will share some of her experiences growing up in this unique setting:  exploring what it was like to grow up in a country with sharia law, without freedom of religion or freedom of the press and how it has shaped her world view today.  She shares that you will probably be surprised at how “normal” many of her childhood experiences were even though they were happening on the shores of the Arabian Gulf vs. the shores of Cape Ann.

This, free and open to all, Soup & Salad luncheon will be held on

Sunday, April 30, 11:30 AM

at the First Parish Chapel, 1 Chapel Lane, Manchester, MA.

To donate soup, Click here or contact Jessica  978-526-7661 ext. 3.