Coming Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1, the Holy Land Christian Solidarity Cooperative will be with us. They will share their story and have their handcrafted olive wood carvings, made by our brother and sister Christians in Bethlehem, for purchase.
For centuries, Bethlehem Christians have been using the olivewood to make religious crafts. They rely on selling them to Christian pilgrims for their livelihood. Due to persecution, conflict, and COVID-19, tourism has plummeted. Unemployment has reached its highest, and Christians families are struggling to get daily bread. Unfortunately, many Christians are leaving the Holy Land. For the first time since Jesus’s resurrection, the Christian population of the Holy Land is less than 1%.
Please join us at the Saturday evening service, with a potluck to follow, and again on Sunday morning between services, for an opportunity to support this ministry. For more information about the Holy Land Christian Solidarity Cooperative visit their website at www.holylandcsc.com.