Church of the Reformation in Beit Jala Consecrates New Bells

BEIT JALA – On the first Sunday in Advent, November 30th, 2014, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Reformation in Beit Jala dedicated their new bells, as well as bless a new part of their cemetery. The bells, from Italy, were provided through funds from the European Union transferred through the Palestinian Authority. The construction completed in the cemetery was completed through donations from the congregation.

Palestinian media was present to help celebrate, as well as the Talitha Kumi Scouts and Brass for Peace.

All of our churches in Jordan and the Holy Land are looking for partner churches around the world. If you would like to partner with The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Reformation in Beit Jala, please send an e-mail to Rev. Saliba Rishmawi at srishmawi@elcjhl.org.

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.

PHOTOS: Installation of the Bells at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Reformation, Beit Jala

(©D. Hudson/ELCJHL)

BEIT JALA – On October 21st, 2014, the work of installing the new bells received by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Reformation began. Three of the four bells to be installed are new, with one bell being an original bell, dedicated in 1902. The dedication of the new bells will take place on November 2nd, 2014, along with the dedication of the new garden planted by the Beit Jala church to help feed their congregation.