PHOTOS: Church of the Redeemer Holds Christmas Bingo

JERUSALEM – The Arabic-Speaking Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Jerusalem held their annual Christmas Party and Bingo celebration before the holidays.

PHOTOS: The Arabic-Speaking Jerusalem Congregation Holds Christmas Bazaar

JERUSALEM – The Arabic-Speaking Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer’s children lit the third Advent candle at the Chapel of the Ascension on the Mount of Olives. Following the service, the congregation held their annual Christmas bazaar.

PHOTOS: The Annual Women’s Gathering in Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM –  Every year, the women of the churches in the West Bank and Jerusalem joined together to celebrate Advent and Christmas together. This year, the event took place at Dar Annadwa (ICB) | دار الندوة الدولية in Bethlehem.  The theme of the year was “Mary” – not just Mary, Mother of God, but all of the Mary’s present in the life of Jesus.  General Secretary of the Lutheran World Federation, Martin Junge, joined the celebration and addressed the women.  Thank you to all who turned out and who made this such a wonderful event!

 

 

PHOTOS: Making Kubbeh With The Ladies of the Church of the Reformation

BEIT JALA – The ladies from the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Reformation in Beit Jala are getting together to make pastries and baked goods to sell at their annual Christmas bazaar. On Monday, November 24th, a handful of women got together to make kubbeh, ground meat and onions inside a bulghur wheat pastry.

To purchase kubbeh, as well as shishbarak and other homegood food, embroidery and more, you can visit the Christmas bazaar from 3-8pm on December 4-6th at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Reformation in Beit Jala.