Bethlehem Olivewood Crafts Sale
Daily from 11/27/2021 to 11/28/2021
We will be hosting The Holy Land Christians in the Church Narthex (lobby) the weekend of 27 & 28 November, 2021. They will have a nice display of handmade olivewood religious carvings from Bethlehem and Jerusalem available for purchase. These carvings include olivewood Nativity Sets, crosses, Christmas ornaments, candle holders, Angles and many other religious crafts that make nice wedding, baptism, Easter, and especially Christmas gifts.
These carvings are handmade by Christian families in Bethlehem who rely on sales for their daily bread. For more than ten years Bethlehem Christians have been enduring many hardships as tourism in Bethlehem has plummeted and access to other sources of income has been sharply restricted due to the ongoing conflict and the COVID-19 pandemic. Many Christians left their homeland. The Christian population of the Holy Land went down from 30% in the last century to almost 1% today. Please help support our Christian brothers and sisters in Bethlehem by purchasing their carvings. George Ghanem, an indigenous Christian from Bethlehem will be standing by the carvings after all services. Let us keep Bethlehem a Christian town forever. Proceeds go to support Christian artisans from Bethlehem. It is never too late to help! Please visit their website to purchase your gifts online: www.holylandcsc.com