bottles of olive oil

“What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.” - Micah 6:8

Olive Wood Hearts

The MICAH Team has been selling wooden hearts (2" x 2") crafted from olive wood by carvers in Bethlehem for $5 each.

This project is in support of the olive wood carvers of Bethlehem who are experiencing tough times due to the lack of tourists and the closure of Bethlehem by the Israeli military. MICAH will continue to look for ways to support Palestinians.

Thank you to all those who purchased Olive Wood Hearts on Sunday March 17. MICAH has placed another order, which will take a couple weeks to arrive, but should be here in time for Mother’s Day and Graduation. These hearts were purchased from the Star Bazaar gift shop of Bethlehem Bible College. This college is an Advance of the United Methodist Church.

An Easter Prayer from a Bethlehem Palestinian working with the olive wood carvers:

While we are celebrating and remembering the resurrection of our Savior, we hold in our hearts all people who are still suffering from war and oppression. Praying that this season of continuing prayers will bring peace to this land. And with the women at the doors of Jesus's tomb, we will not be afraid (Matthew 28:5-6: "The angel said to the women, 'Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen) and we too shall not be afraid, as we trust in God that all these sufferings will be healed and will have an end. In the name of the Risen Christ.

- Michael Zoughbi

Methodist Liaison Office in Jerusalem - Join in Wednesdays at noon

The Methodist Liaison Office offers a way for United Methodists to hear directly from Palestinians in the Holy Land through a weekly online gathering every Wed. Noon CST. Register by sending an email request to office@MLOJerusalem.org and the office manager will send the link to join the hour-long meeting. (Usually more like 40 minutes long.) There is a speaker each week (20 min) Then there are breakout groups to meet other Methodists and to pray together.

UMC General Conference 2024 April 23-May 3 - Resolutions on Palestine-Israel

Copies of these resolutions are available on the hallway bulletin board at church. Or go to www.kairosresponse.org and click on GC2024 in the menu bar. See where you can endorse all or some of these resolutions.

Interested in more information from the MICAH team? Join our email list by contacting us at micah@northfieldumc.org.